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Gayle, John 1792-1859

Overview
Works: 24 works in 25 publications in 1 language and 50 library holdings
Genres: History  Speeches  Surveys 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F123, 324.2731
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Message from the governor to the Senate and Assembly by New York (State)( Book )

1 edition published in 1836 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Militia files by Alabama( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Governor of Ala. acts as the Commander-in-Chief of the State Militia. This series contains letters sent to the Governor relating to the Militia and military affairs. Included are requests for arms and supplies and letters concerning elections of officers. Of particular interest is a letter from John M. Duprey, which reports voting irregularities in an election to select the Major General of the Seventh Division of the State Militia
Administrative files by Alabama( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Other prominent correspondents include: James Chesney, who was appointed to procure maps of Alabama as required by the state revenue bill; William Garrett, and Chapman's two private secretaries, Elmore J. Fitzpatrick and Thomas Harrison. Fitzpatrick served as Chapman's secretary until he resigned in 1848 November. Harrison then took over for the remainder of Chapman's administration
Charge of abolitionism against Mr. Fillmore - : its refutation( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Administrative files by Alabama( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Other items of interest relate to the conflict between Creek Indians and white settlers in eastern Ala. and the U.S. Bank. Also included is one letter concerning the removal of the Cherokee Indians from the area. Prominant correspondents include Jeremiah Austill, William Rufus King, John Murphy and Lewis Cass. Included is a handwritten copy of Gayle's proclamation "to the citizens of the counties situated in the Creek Nation," 1833 Oct. 7; and a handwritten copy of a letter sent by Gayle to "the former Chiefs and head men of the Creek Indians," 1834 June 16
Correspondence by Alabama( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Topics discussed include slavery, public lands, banks and banking, the militia, Indian affairs, internal improvements, surveys of boundary lines with Ga. and Fla., social welfare, state finances, the 1840s war with Mexico and the Civil War. Of particular interest are Gov. Gabriel Moore's views on prison reform, Gov. Gayle's position on the removal of white settlers from Creek Indian lands in 1833, the removal of the Cherokee Indians from the state, Ala.'s participation in the Mexican War, and the Civil War. The bulk of the Governors' incoming correspondence is described in the various series of each Governor's administration
Rewards file by Alabama( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Governor of Ala. is authorized to offer a reward by proclamation for the apprehension of persons charged with any capital offense who have escaped from prison, custody, or who have fled the state. This series includes a letter from William Griffen to Gov. John Gayle asking that Gayle offer a reward for the apprehension of John Houghton who killed Singleton Smith in a fight. Also included is an affidavit describing the incident and giving a physical description of Houghton. The series also contains a description of the murder of H. Triplett in Fort Mitchell, Russell Co., Ala. and a letter asking that a reward be offered for the apprehension of Edward H. Cogbile who commiteed the crime. Also included is a letter from the Montgomery Co. sheriff informing the Governor that Littleton Prince had escaped from jail
University of Alabama Board of Trustees file by Alabama( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The University of Alabama was established by an act of the Ala. Legislature in 1819, but did not open for students until 1831. The Board of Trustees, made up of the Governor, ex-officio, and twelve members elected by the General Assembly, began meeting in 1822. This series consists of the Governor's copies of items relating to the activities of the Board, 1832-1835. Included are petitions, correspondence, resolutions, financial records, notes, minutes and the 1833 annual report. Topics discussed include the faculty, buildings and improvements, university lands and especially the financial affairs of the university. Also included is a note from the faculty recommending that John Nooe receive the first degree awarded by the institution. Many items contain notations which indicate the action taken by the Board
Pardons, paroles and clemency files by Alabama( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Constitution of 1819 gave the Governor of Ala. the power to grant reprieves and pardons in all criminal and penal cases, except those of treason and impeachment, and to remit fines and forfeitures. This series consists of correspondence, petitions and legal papers relating to pardons from crimes, parole from sentences and remission of fines imposed. Often the records describe the crime in some detail and the character of the accused
Family papers by William R King( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Family papers, containing genealogical information, correspondence, clippings, financial records, and photographs. Part of the collection consists of transcripts and photocopies of letters from William R. King and a journal of his European trip as the secretary of the American legation to St. Petersburg, Russia. Other correspondence in the collection consists of letters to his niece, Catherine Ellis, who spent time in Paris with him when he was minister to France. Other family members and descendants documented in the correspondence include Thomas D. King, William T. King, Evelyn H. King, Alice Devane King, and Frederic D. King. Much of the later correspondence is concerned with the donation of King family artifacts to the Alabama Dept. of Archives and History
Appointments files by Alabama( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Governor of Ala. is responsible for making appointments to various state and local offices and for signing grants and commissions. This series consists of letters, petitions and a commission relating to appointments, resignations, commissions and contested elections. Most of the items are recommendations sent to the Governor concerning vacancies in state and local offices. The offices represented include county judges and solicitors, notary publics, sheriffs and a seat on the Board of Medical Examiners
Extraditions and requisitions files by Alabama( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Governor of Ala. may extradite criminals from other states or be asked to return criminals found in Ala. to other states. This process may also be referred to as requisition. This series consists of letters and requisition demands. Most of the items are demands for the requisition of fugitives from the governor of Ga. Also included is a long letter from N.Y. Governor W.L. Marcy concerning Gayle's requisition request for the return of Robert G. Williams. Williams was accused of distributing "seditious" materials designed to incite a slave revolt. In the letter Marcy refuses to return Williams because the crime apparently was not committed in Ala. The letter is a long discourse on the law of extradition, the subject of slavery and the abolition movement
Letter : Raleigh, N.C., to the Governor of Alabama by David L Swain( )

1 edition published in 1834 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Ioannes Gayle

John Gayle American politician

John Gayle Amerikaans politicus (1792-1859)

John Gayle magistrato e politico statunitense

John Gayle politicien américain

John Gayle US-amerikanischer Jurist und Politiker

جون غايل

約翰·蓋爾 (阿拉巴馬州)

Languages
English (25)