Archive for April 15, 2006

Emancipation of Rose (Washington Co.)

Below is an extract from the Acts of Alabama, 1818 to 1828, found online.  This is one of many Acts pertaining to people of color that will be posted on this blog. The original documents are at the Alabama Department of Archives and History in Montgomery, AL. 

To authorise Daniel Reed to emancipate his Mulatto slave Rose (1818) 

Session: First Territorial Session, Jan – Feb 1818

Page: 109-110 


To authorise Daniel Reed to emancipate his Mulatto slave Rose.Sec. 1. 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, authorised 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.
President of the Legislative Council.

Approved – 13th February , 1818

WM. W. BIBB, Governor of the Alabama Territory.

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