Statement submitted to the United States House of Representatives, detailing the sale of public lands in the Alabama Territory between 1809 and 1818. The accompanying chart gives an annual report for each land office in the territory (Huntsville,...
The report gives revenue and expenses for the year. One source of income listed is the "Sales of captured African Slaves (being part of the proceeds of the sale of fifteen slaves)"; this earned the state almost $3,700. Among the expenses is a $300...
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...
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