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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An act to authorise David Norris to manumit his negro woman slave Nancy. (1818)
Session: Second Territorial Session, Nov 1818
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislative Council and House of Representatives of the Alabama Territory, in General Assembly convened, That David Norris be, and he is hereby authorised to manumit, and set free, his negro woman slave Nancy, so soon as the said David Norris shall have executed to the chief Justice of the Orphans Court of Monroe county, and his successors in office, a bond with sufficient security, to be approved by the said Orphans court, conditioned, that the said female slave Nancy, shall never become chargeable to the
Alabama Territory or any county or town therein.
(signed) J. W. WALKER Speaker of the house of Representatives.
JAMES TITUS President of the Legislative Council.
Approved 21st November 1818
WM. W. BIBB Governor of the Alabama Territory.