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Manumitted Slaves in Alabama

Below are a few "tid-bits" from my personal collection of transcriptions from early Alabama Legislative Acts. I am passing these along for your interest.
Larry

Genealogical Abstracts From Acts Of The Alabama Legislature
-Transcibed by Larry E. Caver, Jr.

[Acts Passed At The First Session Of The First General Assembly Of The
Alabama Territorial, 1818]

[Page 57-58]
An Act to authorize Honore COLIN to manumit his female slave Rozetta.
Sec. I. Be it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives
of the Alabama Territory, in General Assembly convened, that Honore COLIN, a
free man of colour of the Town of Mobile, be and he is hereby, authorized to
manumit and set free Rozetta, his female slave, so soon as the said Honore
COLIN shall have executed to the Chief Justice of the Orphans Court of Mobile
County, and his successors in office, a bond, with sufficient security, to be
approved by said Orphans Court, conditioned that the said female slave Rozetta,
shall never become chargeable to the Alabama Territory, or any county, or town
therein.

Gabriel MOORE, Speaker of the House of Representatives
James TITUS, President of the Legislative Council
Approved 13th February 1818
William W. BIBB, Governor of the Alabama Territory
[Page 100-101]

An Act to authorize John S. DIVIN to emancipate his negro slave Robin, alias
Robert LONG.
Sec. I. Be it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives
of the Alabama Territory, in General Assembly convened, that John S. DIVIN,
be and he is hereby, authorized and empowered to emancipate, set free and
discharge from the bonds of slavery, his negro slave Robin, alias Robert LONG, on
such conditions as are now provided for by law.

Gabriel MOORE, Speaker of the House of Representatives
James TITUS, President of the Legislative Council
Approved 13th February 1818
William W. BIBB, Governor of the Alabama Territory

[Page 109-110]

An Act to authorize Daniel REED to emancipate his Mulatto slave Rose.
Sec. I. Be it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives
of the Alabama Territory, in General Assembly convened, that Daniel REED, a
free male of colour, be, and he is hereby authorized and empowered, to
emancipate, set free and discharge from the bonds of slavery, his mulatto slave named
Rose; Provided, that he shall give bond, payable to the Governor of the
Alabama Territory, conditioned that the said woman Rose, shall not become chargeable
to any county or town within the Territory; which bond shall be filed in the
office of the Clerk of the County Court of Washington County, agreeably to the
provisions by law in such cases made and provided.

Gabriel MOORE, Speaker of the House of Representatives
James TITUS, President of the Legislative Council
Approved 13th February 1818
William W. BIBB, Governor of the Alabama Territory

This was in a folder that I had and came from Larry. Hopefully someone can use this.

Ginger


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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