The report lists the date, recipient, county, and amount of each payment. Vouchers for the money were given to probate judges, who distributed funds to individual families in their counties; the state paid a total of $856,835.50.
The report lists the number of women and children in each family and ends with the following assessment by the probate judge: "It is impossible almost to enumerate the diferent [sic] reasons or causes of the indigence of these families the greater...
In the letter Nininger explains that president has ordered that Semmes not be allowed "to hold or exercise the functions of Probate Judge of Mobile County, or any other civil or political office of trust while you remain unpardoned by him." Semmes...
In the letter Knox discusses the difficulty in granting Semmes his commission as probate judge of Mobile County: "While the Governor does not refuse to issue the commission, he advises that you will not insist upon its issuance just now. Last...
In the letter the men discuss the recent election of Raphael Semmes to the position of county probate judge. The U.S. authorities have prevented him from taking office, and the bar association now asks the president to allow Semmes to assume his...
In the first letter, written August 26, Semmes complains that he has not been allowed to take his position as probate judge of Mobile County: "Do I read the President's proclamation of the 20th. inst., declaring that peace prevails throughout the...
Some counties only give voter totals with no division by race, and no figures are available for twenty-six counties. The data was compiled by the secretary of state from questionnaires issued to probate judges.
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