Page Windham Constable Appointment Document
Scope and Contents
The collection contains an 1818 document signed by Alabama territorial governor William W. Bibb appointing Page Windham a constable for Monroe County.
- 1818 March 14
- Bibb, William Wyatt (Signer, Person)
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A constable is a person holding a particular office, usually in some form of law enforcement. The duties of and chain of command for constables varies in different jurisdictions. Frequently, a constable is a rank within the police department. Today, in Alabama, a constable is generally elected in a given precinct, and are considered peace officers holding full powers of arrest, stop and search within their county. They usually are the ones who serve warrants (acting as process servers), as well as patrolling the streets and providing security at civic events. They are not funded by the general tax revenues, but are paid by the fees collected from the criminals they arrest.
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Document signed by Alabama territorial governor William W. Bibb appointing Page Windham as the constable for Monroe County.
purchased from Bartleby's Books, 2015
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