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    • "A French Criticism on the Bancroft Oration."

    • 1866 February 22
    • Excerpts from a French newspaper, criticizing the memorial address delivered by George Bancroft on the birthday of the late President Lincoln. Published in the Montgomery Daily Mail on February 22, 1866.
    • Q70345
    • "A Proclamation by the President."

    • 1865 May 8
    • Proclamation issued by President Johnson, declaring May 25, 1865, as a national day of mourning: "...to be observed, wherever in the United States the flag of the country may be respected...recommending my fellow-citizens then to assemble in their...
    • Q69460
    • "By the President of the United States, a Proclamation."

    • 1861 April 24
    • Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln in response to the secession of seven Southern states. He calls for 75,000 men from state militias to deal with the rebellious states, which are "too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course...
    • Q17528
    • "Citizens' Meeting at Odd Fellows' Hall."

    • 1865 April 22
    • Article reporting a meeting in Mobile, Alabama, at which "the oldest and most prominent citizens" decried the assassination of President Lincoln: "All differences of political opinion were, for the nonce buried, and with one accord the people...
    • Q69438
    • "Civil Rights in Alabama."

    • 1874
    • In this message to the United States House of Representatives, President Ulysses S. Grant presents a statement he received from a group of African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama, who had assembled to discuss the "grave and menacing dangers that...
    • Q24122 - Q24131
    • "Commission from the State of Alabama."

    • 1861 January 9
    • Letter from L. W. Garrott and Robert H. Smith of Alabama, to the governor and legislature of North Carolina. Garrott and Smith explain that because of the recent election of a Republican president, the governor of Alabama has called for a...
    • Q17488
    • "Conditions Good, Says President."

    • 1929 October 26
    • This article reports that the nation's financial condition is sound despite the stock market crash on October 24 ("Black Thursday"): "The fundamental business of the country is on a sound and profitable basis, President Hoover asserted Friday, in a...
    • Q17408
    • "Danger from a Broken Spine!"

    • 1866 February 16
    • This editorial argues for a reinstitution of the writ of habeas corpus by drawing on a colorful statement made by President Lincoln in a message sent to General Joe Hooker: "I wouldn't take any risk of being entangled up the river, like an ox half...
    • Q70339
    • "Death of Lincoln. Great Tragedy in Washington."

    • 1865 May 12
    • Dispatches originally published in the Atlanta Intelligencer on April 21 (shown here reprinted in the Alabama Beacon on May 12). These reports from Secretary of War Stanton, all dated April 15, give details and updates about the events surrounding...
    • Q69411
    • "Frothy Grandiloquence."

    • 1866 February 23
    • Editorial criticizing the memorial address delivered by George Bancroft on the birthday of the late President Lincoln. Originally published in The New York World; reprinted in the Montgomery Daily Mail on February 23, 1866.
    • Q70347
    • "Further Particulars of the Washington Tragedy."

    • 1865 May 1
    • Dispatches reporting events after the assassination of President Lincoln. They give details about the attacks on the presidents and Secretary of State Seward; Lincoln's death and Seward's recovery; the inauguration of President Johnson; the...
    • Q69421
    • "Ignoring the Segregation Ordinance."

    • 1902 December 2
    • This article reports that the president of the Mobile Light and Railroad Company is challenging the new city ordinance requiring white and African American passengers to be seated in separate sections on street cars. His company is having trouble...
    • Q17444 - Q17445
    • "Important Correspondence. Shall a Lenient Policy Be Continued?"

    • 1865 May 8
    • Correspondence regarding a proposed policy of leniency toward citizens of Mississippi who wish to cooperate with the federal government. In the first letter, Brigadier General J. W. Davidson expresses concern that the strategy will not be adopted...
    • Q69441
    • "Late Northern News!"

    • 1865 April 22
    • Reports from Memphis, Tennessee, giving details and updates about the death of President Lincoln (published in the Montgomery Daily Advertiser on April 22, 1865). They also state that Secretary of State Seward has been killed, but that...
    • Q69415
    • "Lincoln and Palmerston."

    • 1866 February 23
    • Editorial criticizing the memorial address delivered by George Bancroft on the birthday of the late President Lincoln. In particular, the piece scoffs at the comparison drawn between Lincoln and Lord Palmerston of Great Britain: "This comparison is...
    • Q70346
    • "McIntosh Chemical Plant Nears Completion."

    • 1952 March 27
    • This article by Elsie Stallworth describes products and facilities of the new Mathieson Chemical Corporation plant in McIntosh, Alabama. Boykin is pictured in the article with the vice president of the company. From The Citronelle Call.
    • Q6621
    • "Meeting of Chaplains."

    • 1865 May 6
    • Article reporting the organization of a new association for U.S. Army chaplains in Montgomery, Alabama. The group formed committees to arrange mourning services and adopt resolutions regarding the assassination of the president. The resolutions...
    • Q69424
    • "Mr. Davis and the Assassination."

    • 1865 July 3
    • Brief report of Jefferson Davis's response to the death of President Lincoln: "Mr. Davis said that he deplored the event, and trusted that an investigation would prove that no Southern man had any connection with it." Originally published in the...
    • Q69430
    • "Mr. Lincoln - Some Anecdotes of Him."

    • 1865 June 8
    • Several brief stories illustrating President Lincoln's kind, patient, and congenial personality. All were submitted by a journalist from the New York World. They were reprinted in the Montgomery Daily Mail on June 8, 1865.
    • Q69429
    • "Prohibition in Alabama after Jan. 1, 1908."

    • 1907 November 12
    • Map indicating "wet" and "dry" counties in the state. At the bottom of the page, a statement by W. B. Crumpton asks legislators to pass prohibition laws. Crumpton was a Baptist minister and president of the Alabama Anti-Saloon League.
    • Q9302
    • "Provisional Congress of the Confederate States."

    • 1861 February 13
    • This article gives the proceedings of the Confederate congress during the sixth and seventh days of its session. On the sixth day members took oaths of office; elected a president and vice president of the provisional government; and appointed...
    • Q17498
    • "Robert Lincoln - Gossip in High Life."

    • 1866 April 14
    • Report from the Washington correspondent at the Nashville Republican Banner, discussing the efforts of President Lincoln's son to secure a political position for the father of a woman he intended to marry. Published in the Montgomery Daily Mail on...
    • Q70348
    • "Roberts Says Loss Is Heavy."

    • 1934 July 17
    • This article discusses the proposed statewide textile strike and its effects. Scott Roberts, president of the Alabama Cotton Manufacturing Association, reports that mill owners may choose to close their businesses temporarily, before employees can...
    • Q24985 - Q24986
    • "Signifcant [sic] Letter."

    • 1866 April 14
    • Excerpt of a letter from Ward Hill Lamon, former U.S. Marshal, to President Johnson. In it Lamon, a close friend of Abraham Lincoln, explains the late president's plans for restoring the Union after the war: "I was made entirely certain by his own...
    • Q70338
    • "The 'Loyal Southerners' Call on Mr. Johnson - His Address."

    • 1865 May 8
    • Report about a delegation of "loyal refugees" who visited President Johnson to offer their encouragement and cooperation. Johnson received their support gratefully and "assured them of his intention to discharge his duties in a way to bring peace...
    • Q69459
    • "The Assassination of Lincoln."

    • 1865 April 24
    • Editorials published in the Montgomery Daily Mail on April 24, 1865, discussing the reported deaths of President Lincoln and Secretary of State Seward. The first editorial denounces the assassinations, while still hoping "the entire story is a pure...
    • Q69416
    • "The Assassination of the President."

    • 1865 May 1
    • Editorial published in the Montgomery Daily Mail on May 1, 1865, regarding the reported assassination of President Lincoln. Two weeks after the event, the accounts "begin to assume the semblance of truth." The author condemns the murder while...
    • Q69420
    • "The Confederate States of America."

    • 1861 February 13
    • "Constitution Adopted! Swearing Allegiance to the New Constitution! President and Vice President Elected! Davis and Stephens!" This article announces the adoption of the Confederate constitution and the election of its executive officers: "The name...
    • Q17490
    • "The Inauguration."

    • 1861 February 20
    • This article describes the inauguration of President Jefferson Davis in Montgomery: "No man, not even Gen. Washington, was ever called to preside over a people with more general acclamation and confidence than Gen. Davis. His past services and...
    • Q17502
    • "The Montgomery Meeting."

    • 1865 May 26
    • Resolutions adopted by a meeting of citizens in Montgomery, Alabama, regarding reconciliation with the United States after the end of the Civil War: "Resolved, that we hereby pledge to the Government of the United States our earnest and zealous...
    • Q69412
    • "The Murder of President Lincoln."

    • 1866 April 15
    • Report published a year after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, suggesting that John Wilkes Booth was not the real murderer of the president. It also speculates that Booth was not killed in Virginia but rather fled the country after the event....
    • Q70337
    • "The Reported Assassination."

    • 1865 April 28
    • Report about the assassination of President Lincoln, published in the Montgomery Daily Mail on April 28, 1865. This update draws its details from an account given by a man who had read "Eastern papers which differ in some respects from those we...
    • Q69418
    • "Twenty-Fifth Day."

    • 1861 March 6
    • This article gives the proceedings of the Confederate congress during the twenty-fifth day of its session. That day a delegation from Alabama presented a marble inkstand to the president of the congress, and J. L. M. Curry spoke about the gift's...
    • Q17510
    • "Underwood and Prohibition."

    • 1923
    • Leaflet issued by the Underwood Campaign Committee for Alabama, during Senator Oscar Underwood's run for president of the United States. The publication defends his position on the prohibition issue; while Underwood originally opposed the...
    • Q20197 - Q20200
    • "Well that's Washington."

    • 1945 June 24
    • This article by George Dixon discusses Boykin's desire to find a dog for President Truman, and it describes his hobby of rescuing dogs from the pound and sending them to friends and constituents. From the Times-Herald.
    • Q6537
    • Alabama Constitution of 1819.

    • 1819 August 2
    • The constitution includes articles on the following subjects: preamble; declaration of rights; distribution of powers; legislative department; executive department; militia; judicial department; education; impeachment; taxation; and slavery. The...
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    • Alabama Constitution of 1865.

    • 1865 September 12
    • The constitution includes articles on the following subjects: declaration of rights; state boundaries and counties; distribution of powers of government; legislative department; executive department; judicial department; state and county officers;...
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    • Alabama Constitution of 1868.

    • 1867 November 5
    • Also known as the "Radical" or "Reconstruction Constitution." The document was revised by the constitutional convention on November 5, 1867, and was ratified in 1868. The constitution includes the following articles: declaration of rights; state...
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    • Alabama Constitution of 1875.

    • 1875 October 6
    • Also known as the "Bourbon," "Conservative," or "Redeemer Constitution." The constitution includes the following articles: declaration of rights; state and county boundaries; distribution of powers of government; executive department; legislative...
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