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.
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To authorise Daniel Reed to emancipate his Mulatto slave Rose (1818)
Session: First Territorial Session, Jan – Feb 1818
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.
JAMES TITUS, President of the Legislative Council.
Approved – 13th February , 1818
WM. W. BIBB, Governor of the Alabama Territory.