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Richmond Richardson Emancipated

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. 

 

An Act to authorize Lemuel Mead to emancipate a Negro man Slave named Richmond (1820).

Section 1. BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama in General Assembly convened, That Lemuel Mead, of the County of Madison, be, and he is hereby authorized and empowered to emancipate a certain negro man slave called Richmond Richardson, so soon as the same Lemuel Mead, shall have executed to the chief Justice of Chairman of the county court of Madison and his successors in office a bond with sufficient security to be approved by the county court, conditioned that the said negro man Richmond, commonly called Richmond Richardson, so liberated shall not become chargeable to this State, or any county or town within the same.

[Approved, Dec. 4th, 1820.]

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Cesar Kennedy Manumits His Family (Madison 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. 

 

An act to authorize Cesar Kennedy to manumit certain of his slaves therein named. 

Session: Annual Session, Oct-Dec 1819

Page: 145 

 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That Cesar Kennedy, a free man of colour, of the town of Huntsville, and county of Madison, be, and he is hereby authorized to manumit and set free his wife Hannah, and her seven children, Maria, John, Mary-Ann, William, Cesar, Rossell, and Thomas, as soon as the said Cesar Kennedy shall have executed to the chief justice or chairman of the county court of Madison county, and his successors in office, a bond with sufficient security, to be approved by said court, conditioned, that the said slaves, Hannah and her seven children, Maria, John, Mary-Ann, William, Cesar, Rossell, and Thomas, shall never become chargeable to the State of Alabama, or any county or town therein.

(Signed)


JAMES DELLET Speaker of the House of Representatives
THOMAS BIBB President of the SenateApproved-December 13, 1819

(Signed)

WM. W. BIBB

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Martin Free At Age 21 (Madison 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. 

 

 

An act to authorize Thomas Johnson to manumit a certain person of colour therein named.(1819) 

Session: Annual Session, Oct – Dec 1819

Page: 144 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That Thomas Johnson of the county of
Madison


 

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be, and he is hereby authorized and empowered, to manumit and set free from slavery, a certain boy of colour named Martin, so soon as the said Martin arrives to the age of twenty-one years: Provided, That the said Thomas Johnson shall, on or before that time, enter into bond to the chairman or chief justice of Madison county, in the sum of five hundred dollars: conditioned, that the said Martin, so liberated, shall not become chargeable to the public.

 

(Signed)


JAMES DELLET

Speaker of the House of Representatives

THOMAS BIBB

President of the Senate Approved-December 4, 1819

(Signed)

WM. W. BIBB

 

 

 

 

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