Tag: Government

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Historic letter written on Dec. 1, 1847 by J. D. Bibb, about his brother & Alabama’s first governor

He only lived five more months The following excerpt is from a letter which has been transcribed from The Alabama Historical Quarterly, Vol. 19,…

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Many Alabama Representatives stayed home in 1837 rather than risk voting on controversial legislation

LEGISLATIVE LABORS in 1837 written by William Garrett1 In those days, afternoon sessions were generally resorted to the second week, and business proceeded with…

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Anne Newport Royall – the tornado of 1822, cure snake bite, politics & the day all the citizens of Huntsville fled town

Anne Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was by some accounts the first professional woman journalist in the United States. When her…

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Anne Newport Royall – relates how Huntsville celebrated President Washington’s birthday in 1821

[Anne Newport Royall was alive to witness the Revolutionary War and recorded her sentiments about the experience in this letter written on President Washington's…

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Alabama was the 1st home for two programs that helped married men during the depression

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men from relief families…

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Anne Newport Royall – reports in a letter from 1821 of snakes that fly apart and plants that close their leaves

In 1818, before Alabama became a state, Anne Newport Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was a traveler in Alabama. After her…

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USA national debt – In 1894 speech Hon. Jos. Wheeler of Alabama cited statistics when and why it started

[Transcribed from the Baltimore Sun via the TIMES DAILY, Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama August 4, 1894] In a 1894 speech Hon. Jos. Wheeler of…