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Emancipating Acts of Alabama 1824

AN ACT

To emancipate certain persons therein named.

Whereas it is represented to the General Assembly by the memorial of a large number of respectable inhabitants of the city of Mobile, that sundry persons of colour, descendants of the ancient creole population of that place, whose owners have petitioned the Legislature that they be emancipated and freed from slavery, are honest, industrious and well disposed people; and that their being emancipated would not tend to the injury of society, but would essentially contribute to the welfare of the individuals concerned, and be advantageous to the community at large: And whereas it also appears to the General Assembly, that this description of persons are measurably protected by the third article of the treaty, between the United States and the French Republic, commonly called the Louisiana treaty;

Sec. 1. Be it therefore enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That the mulatto girl named Celine, aged about two years, daughter of a black woman named Amelia Ann, and the slave of John Frenier, of Mobile, be and she is hereby emancipated and freed from slavery; saving however the rights of creditors, and on the express condition that the said John Frenier enter into bond with security, in the penal sum of one thousand dollars, to be approved by the judge of the county court of Mobile county, made payable to the Governor and his successors in office, to be filed in the office of the Secretary of State: Conditioned, that the said girl Celine, shall not become a public charge; and that the said John Frenier shall educate and maintain the said girl, until she arrives at the age of eighteen years, or until she marry, whichever may first happen.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That Carmelete a black woman, and her infant child, named Marian, aged about eighteen months, slaves of John Frenier of Mobile, be, and they are hereby emancipated and freed from slavery; saving however, the rights of creditors, and on the express condition that the said John Frenier, enter into bond with security, in the penal sum of two thousand dollars, to be approved by the judge of the county court of Mobile county, made payable to the Governor and his successors in office, to be filed in the office of the Secretary of State: Conditioned, that the said Carmelete and Marian or either of them shall not become a public charge; and that the said John Frenier, shall educate and maintain the said girl Marian, until she arrives at the age of eighteen years, or until she marry, whichever may first happen.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That Venus a black woman, and her two children, viz. Francis a mulatto boy, aged about six years, and Margurete a mulatto girl, aged about ten months, slaves of Frank Mitchell of Mobile, be, and they are hereby emancipated and freed from slavery;

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saving however, the rights of creditors, and on the express condition that the said Frank Mitchell enter into bond with security, in the penal sum of three thousand dollars to be approved of by the judge of the county court of Mobile county, made payable to the Governor and his successors in office, to be filed in the office of the Secretary of State: Conditioned, that the said Venus, Francis and Margurete or either of them shall not become a public charge; and that the said Frank Mitchell shall educate and maintain the said boy Francis, until he arrives at the age of twenty-one years, and the said girl Margurete until she arrives at the age of eighteen years, or until she marry, whichever may first happen.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the mulatto girl named Mileysertte alias Millescent, aged about seven year, daughter of a black woman named Franchonette, and the slave of Ulysses J. Barnard, of Mobile, be, and she is hereby emancipated and freed from slavery; saving however, the rights of creditors; and on the express condition, that the said Ulysses J. Barnard enter into bond with security, in the penal sum of one thousand dollars, to be approved by the judge of the county court of Mobile county, made payable to the Governor and his successors in office, to be filed in the office of the Secretary of State: Conditioned, that the said Mileysertte alias Millescent, shall not become a public charge, and that the said Ulysses J. Barnard shall educate and maintain the said Mileysertte alias Millescent, until she arrives at the age of eighteen years, or until she marry, whichever may first happen.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the coloured woman named Clarissa, aged about forty-six years, and the coloured girl named Patione, and the infant female child named Ciriah, slaves of Fermin Frenier of Mobile, be and they are hereby emancipated and freed from slavery; saving however the rights of creditors, and on the express condition, that the said Fermin Frenier enter into bond with security, in the penal sum of three thousand dollars, to be approved by the judge of the county court of Mobile county, made payable to the Governor and his successors in office, to be filed in the office of the Secretary of State; Conditioned, That the said Clarissa, Patione, and Ciriah or either of them, shall not become a public charge; and that the said Fermin Frenier, shall educate and maintain the said Patione and Ceriah, until they severally arrive at the age of eighteen years, or until they severally marry, whichever may first happen.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the coloured girl Francoise Leones, daughter of a black woman named Francoise, and the slave of Joseph Journin of Mobile, be, and she is hereby emancipated and freed from slavery; saving however the rights of creditors, and on the express condition, that the said Joseph Journin enter into bond with se-

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curity in the penal sum of one thousand dollars, to be approved of by the judge of the county court of Mobile county, made payable to the Governor for the time being and his successors in office, to be filed in the office of the Secretary of State; Conditioned, that the said Francoise Leones, shall not become a public charge; and that the said Joseph Journin, shall educate and maintain the said girl Francoise Leones, until she arrives at the age of eighteen years, or until she marry, whichever may first happen.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the black woman named Ernest, the slave of the heirs of Augustine Colin, late of Mobile, deceased, be, and he is hereby emancipated and freed from slavery; saving however the rights of creditors, and on the express condition that the said heirs enter into bond with security, in the penal sum of one thousand dollars to be approved by the judge of the county court of Mobile county, made payable to the Governor for the time being and his successors in office, to be filed in the office of the Secretary of State; Conditioned, That the said man Ernest, shall never become a public charge.

(Approved, December 2, 1824.)

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AN ACT

To emancipate Gamaliel, a slave.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That Gamaliel, a negro boy slave, the property of William McBroom, of Madison county, be and he is hereby emancipated and set free from slavery: Provided, that said William McBroom, or Peter Fagan the father of said boy Gamaliel, shall enter into bond, with security, to be approved of by the judge of the county court of Madison county, payable to the Governor of the state of Alabama and his successors in office, in the penal sum of one thousand dollars, conditioned that said boy Gamaliel shall never become a charge to any county or town within this state: and provided also, that the right of creditors be saved.

(Approved, December 24, 1824)

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AN ACT

To authorise the emancipation of a certain slave therein named.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That Mary Grayson, Fuller Grayson, Benjamin Grayson, Ambrose Grayson, Elizabeth Grayson, Abraham Grayson, and Sarah Grayson, of the county of Madison, be, and they are hereby authorised to manumit a certain man slave named James Poston, on condition that they first enter into bond and security, payable to the Governor and his successors in office, to be approved by the judge of the county court, conditioned that the said James Poston shall never become a public charge to any county, city or town within this state; and the rights of creditors shall not be injured thereby.

[Approved, December 4, 1824.]

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