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|Document Type:||Archival Material|
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A P Bagby; Reuben Chapman; C C Clay; John Gayle; Joshua L Martin; Gabriel Moore; John Murphy; Israel Pickens; John Gill Shorter; T H Watts; Alabama. Governor.; Alabama. Governor (1821-1825 : Pickens); Alabama. Governor (1825-1829 : Murphy); Alabama. Governor (1831-1835 : Gayle); Alabama. Governor (1835-1837 : Clay); Alabama. Governor (1841-1845 : Fitzpatrick); Alabama. Governor (1845-1847 : Martin); Alabama. Governor (1863-1865 : Watts); Alabama. Secretary of State.
|Description:||Originals approximately 3 cubic ft. (8 volumes and 1 archives container) Copies 2 microfilm reels.|
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.
The 1861 Dec. 5-1863 May 12 letters are indexed alphabetically by correspondent's name.
- Alabama -- Politics and government.
- Alabama. -- Militia.
- African Americans -- Alabama.
- Banks and banking -- Alabama.
- Trail of Tears, 1838-1839.
- Creek Indians.
- Finance, Public -- Alabama.
- Indians of North America -- Alabama.
- Prisons -- Alabama.
- Slavery -- Alabama.
- Alabama -- Public lands.
- Alabama -- Public works.
- Alabama -- Surveys.
- United States -- History -- War with Mexico, 1845-1848.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.