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Archimedes Hank petition and letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0619

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a petition to Alabama Governor Clement Comer Clay from the citizens of Morgan County, Alabama, on behalf of Archimedes Hank, to repeal or reduce penalty for forfeiture of bond for failure to appear in court; Hank had been arrested for selling a pint of whiskey to an unnamed slave. It also includes letters to Governor Clay regarding Hank.

Dates

  • 1836

Conditions Governing Access

None

Conditions Governing Use

None

Biographical / Historical

Archimedes Hank was a Tennessee resident working in Decatur, Alabama, on a contract to build a church at the time of his arrest for selling a pint of whiskey to a slave.

Extent

0.02 Linear Feet (3 items)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Petition to Alabama Governor Clement Comer Clay from the citizens of Morgan County, Alabama, on behalf of Archimedes Hank, to repeal or reduce penalty for forfeiture of bond for failure to appear in court.

Provenance

unknown

Processed by

unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013
Title
Guide to the Archimedes Hank petition and letters
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
February 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500