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Full text of "Reminiscences of public men in Alabama, for thirty years. With an appendix"

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REMINISCENCES 

OF 

PUBLIC MEN IN ALABAMA, 

FOR THIRTY YEARS. 

WITH 

AN APPENDIX. 

BY 

WILLI7VM GARRETT, 



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LATE SECRETARY OF STATE. 



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TO THE PUBLIC. 



This work, handsomely printed and bound — 809 pages, octavo — 
is now ready for subscribers. It will be found on sale at most of 
the Book-Stores in Alabama, at Fmir Dollars per copy. The 
character of the \vork is shown by the Preface and Indexes here- 
unto subjoined. 



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PREFACE. 



It is deemed necessary to state, that the Author was requested 
by a number of friends who knew his long connection with 
the Government, to prepare "Reminiscences of Public Men in 
Alabama," as a contribution to the history of the times, which 
could not fail to be of general interest. Prompted by this sug- 
gestion, he ventured upon the task, believing that it was a duty 
he owed his fellow-citizens to lay before them the results of his 
observation and experience during a period which embraced the 
most distinguished actors on the public stage, and the most stirring 
events which have occurred since the State passed from its Terri- 
torial condition. His memory has thus been exercised to gather 
up and preserve, in the form of narrative and description, many 
things which otherwise would have perished, as no man living, 
except himself, had the same opportunities to acquire, by personal 
contact with men, the minute knowledge embodied in this work. 

When the Author decided to make the attempt for publication, 
his chief inquiry, within himself, was. Where shall I find the ma- 
terials to fill the proposed volume ? As he progressed, new stores 
opened to him, and sucli has been their abundance, that the em- 
barrassing question now is. How shall I select, and what shall I 
be compelled to leave out, after diligent revision of the manu- 
script, which has grown far beyond the limits prescribed to the 
work ? This is no small difficulty in his mind. He has endea- 
vored, however, to observe such a course as he deemed most sat- 
isfactory to the public, omitting large documentary extracts which, 
in many instances, would have illustrated more fully the measures 
of legislation to which they applied. The substance, however, 
has been given in most cases, without the formal amplification. 

With regard to the characters introduced, the Author takes occa- 
sion to say, that they are such as, in his judgment, belonged prom- 
inently to the times and circumstances of which he treated. Some 
of them have a National fame, and others, not §o well known 



Preface. •' 

abroad, have a distinguished reputation at Home. The Author, 
however, deems it no sacrifice of feeling or of taste to confess, 
that liis sympathies and his sense of justice have induced him to 
rescue from neglect, and perhaps from, oblivion, numy names of 
less pretension, but of solid, practical worth. A number of such 
are specially noticed. 

I^esides the matter which is arranged in distinct chapters, con- 
stituting the main body of the work, the Appendix includes a 
Roll of the General Assembly from 1819 to 1872; a Roll of the 
Judges of the Supreme and Circuit Courts, and of the Attorney 
Generals and District Solicitors for the same period ; of the Sena- 
tors and Representatives in the Congress of the United Stiites, 
and other condensed records which, upon examination, will, no 
doubt, be welcomed by the general reader. 

While the Author has furnished the facts and materials which 
form the staple of the work, and has bestowed much labor in their 
j)resentation, he takes pleasure in acknowledging the assistance 
which has been afforded by his personal friend. Major Stephen 
F. MiLLEii, who was Editor of the " Monitor," at Tuskaloosa, 
from March, 1840, to October, 1847, and who, in 184."^, wrote and 
published "Heads of the Alabama Legislature." Since 1849, 
Major Mii.LEU has resided in Georgia, where, among other works 
of which he is the author, is " The Bench an<l Bar of Georcfia" 
in two volumes, published by J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadel- 
phia, in 1858. Especially is it due to him to say, that the ex- 
tracts incorporated in the notices of public men, showing, from 
their speeches and letters, the part they acted, and the sentiments 
they entertained, have been supplied from the large collection of 
documents and pamphlets which have been preserved by Major 
Milep:r, in bound volumes, now forming a part of his Library. 

With these observations as to the origin and progress of the 
work, the Author submits it to the People of Alabama, in whose 
service he has passed more than thirty years, embracing the prime 
of his manhood. Nor would it be proper to omit, here, the ex- 
pression of his grateful acknowledgments for tiie confidence and 
kindness always extended to him in his public and social relations. 

W. G. 

Bradfobd,;Noyi;w5ep, 1872., 



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GENERAL INDEX. 



[The names which appear in this Index, are of persons who have been sketched, 
or specially noticed, to more or less extent, in the Reminiscences.] 



Abercrombie, Charles A 603 

Abercrombie, James 555 

Abernathy, Miles C 283 

Abolition Papers in 1840 378 

Acklin, William 383 

Adams, James M 172 

Aldridge, Enoch 357 

Agee, Noah A 653 

Adjustment — 

Proposed by Alabama 492 

Rejected at Washington 492 

Col. Jiadge's Report 492 

Correspondence 492 

Alford, Julius C 618 

Aid to Railroads — 

In 1853 Rejected 580 

Alston. William J 156 

Amason, George 498 

Anderson, Decatur C 358 

Armstead, Robert B 621 

Armstrong, James M 568 

Ashley, William A 598 

Attorneys-at-Law — 

Roll ot, in.1845 780 

Attorney-Generals 779 

Anecdotes and Humor — 

McConnell and Jones 75 

McConnell and Ireland 163 

McConnell and the Demijohn. .412 
Dougherty and the Alligator . . . 354 

Clitherall and the Bath 355 

Judge Pickens and the Jury . . . 262 
Judge Pickens and the Convict. 262 

E. Herndon and his Badge 43 

Womack and Gen. Bulger 59 

Strode and the Colic 238 

Strode and his Rival 238 

Strode and the Candidate 238 

Clemens' " Joint Song " 234 



Cochran and the Chaplain 216 

Ricks and the Eagle 506 

Pettit and his Bank Charter. . .310 

C. W. Lee and the Dandy 414 

Tunstall and his Opinions 50 

Amason and the Opera 498 

Judge P. and J. L. Martin 68 

Price and his Politics 102 

Gibbs and the "Code of 1819," 34 

Example of Politeness 369 

Williams and his Mistake 370 

Bagby, Arthur P 205 

Baldwin, Joseph G 358 

Baldwin, Marion A 349 

Bailey, James F 499 

Barnes, William H 730 

Bates, Joseph 173 

Baker, Robert A 172 

Baker, Benjamin A 173 

Bacon, E. J 624 

Barron, John 173 

Barry, George L 572 

Ball, George C 350 

Banks, Marion 283 

Barnard, F. A. P 707 

Barr, John G 708 

Battle, Cullen 653 

Bank Committee — 

Report of Mr. Campbell 250 

Bank Directors — 

Canvassing for 43 

Number Reduced 43 

Bank Frauds — 

Investigation of. 216 

Report of Committee 217 

Testimony Sealed 218 

Bank Notes — 

Destroyed by Law 336 



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Index to 



Bank Tnistee — 

Mr. Lyons' Report 680 

Coniiiliimntary Approval 580 

Beck, Fianklin K 627 

H ck, Thomas K 431 

JJ.vkctt. James M 489 

Jiolser, James E 327 

Boeue, Jisse 52 

Beuliam. Vincent A 552 

Benson, Nimrod E (514 

Bestor, Daniel P GO 

Benners, Ansnstus ()05 

Bell. Isiiiic, Jr C04 

Betbca, Tristram B fi24 

Bibb, Biiiajah S 431 

Biennial Sessions — 

Vote on by the people 416 

Bowie, Alexander 425 

Bowie, Andrew 530 

Bowdon, BVanklin W 392 

Booth, John P 87 

Brato,', John 557 

Brazier, Thomas 553 

Brickell, Robert B 621 

Brindley, Mace T. P 222 

Birmingham — 

Description of 441 

Blassingamo, William E 98 

Boiling. James M 118 

Blake, Samuel R 598 

Bradford, Jacob T 599 

Brooks, William M 730 

Brodnax, Robert 61 

Brown, Newbern H 605 

iJothwell, James 285 

Bradley, A. Q 174 

Bridges, John W 283 

Bulger, Michael J 657 

Baylor, Walker K 223 

lierncy, James E 353 

Bngijee, Francis 359 

Burke, John M 55 

Burke, Malcolm M 101 

Buford, Jefferson 157 

Bullock, Edward C 663 

Bynum, Oakley H 654 

Byrd, William M 568 

Cabaniss, S. D 593 

Cain, James 239 

Campbell. John A 285 

Campbell, Robert B 175 

Cftlhonn, James M 288 

Called Session — 

In 1837, for Relief 201 

Carmack, Cornelias 88 

Carroll, James G 123 

Cato, Lewis L 730 

Cato. Sterling G 593 

Chapman, Reuben 523 

Chapman, Samuel 265 

Chandler. Daniel 393 

Chancery Courts, ^ , , 68 



Chancellors 770 

Charleston Convention — 

Report Adopted 691 

Resolutions affirmed 687 

Alabama Protest 694 

Ballots for Nominee 694 

Chambers, William H 730 

Chilton, William P 116 

Circuit Court- 
Judges of 775 

Solicitors 776 

Clay. Clement C 484 

Clay. Clement C, Jr 289 

Clarke, John R 157 

Clarke, Lincoln 423 

Clarke, James B 550 

Clarke, Thomas D 348 

Clarke, William E 477 

Clanton, Nathaniel H 625 

Clauton. James H. — • 

His Public Services 632 

Tragical Death 634 

Proceedings of the Bar 634 

Response by Judce Busteed. . .635 

Message of Gov. Lindsay 635 

Report of Committee 635 

Eulogies in the House 636 

Tribute in Convention 645 

Clayton, Henr>' D 659 

Clemens, Jeremiah 176 

Clements. Rufus H 569 

Clopton, David 730< 

Civil Code - 

By A. J. Walker 455 

Adoption of 547/ 

Congress United States — 

Senators in 771 

Representatives 771 

Clitherall, Alexander B 552 

Crawford, Daniel 664 

Crawford, Lorman 120 

Crawford, Hugh N 226 

Crabb, George W 62 

Creagh, Gerard B 158 

Creagh, M. W .....607 

Crenshaw, Anderson 384 

Crenshaw, Walter H 179 

Crews, Thomas S 553 

Croom, Isaac 397 

Coleman, Daniel 264 

Coleman, Walter L 572 

Cobb, Williamson R. W 395 

Cochran, John 227 

Cochran. William 347 

Collier, Henrv W 718 

Cocke, Jack F 428 

Comptrollers of Public Accounts — 

Names of, since 1819 774 

Cook, Edward H 397 

Cook, Nathaniel 119 

Cook, Walter , , .606 



Reminiscences of Piihlic Meii in Alabama. 



803 



Cooper, Aaron B 433 

Cooper, Thomas B 292 

Cooper, William 489 

Co-operation of Southern States — 

Proposed by Gen. Bulger 653 

Covinctton, Harrison W 250 

Cox, Henry W 569 

Cotton Speculations — 

J. M. Bates' Pamphlet on 267 

Advances by State Bank 268 

Loss on account 276 

Davis, James W 499 

Davis, L. K 531 

Davis, Nathaniel 233 

Davis, Nicholas 341 

Davis, William P 621 

Davenjiort, James M 179 

Dailev, Samuel C 279 

Dare:an, Edward S 385 

Dawson, N. H. R 729 

Dear, Charles 360 

Death of Members — 

J. H. Garrett 180 

P. S. Glover 501 

D. Sullivan 57 

Deaths by Casualty — 

Bavlor, W. K 223 

Cobb, W. R. W 396 

Hatcher, R. S 608 

Jackson, John 301 

Lesene, J. W 476 

McClanahan, M 98 

Deferred Sketches 738 

Delict, James 325 

Dent, Dennis 159 

Dickinson, J. S 601 

Dou£?herty, Robert 353 

Dowdell, James F 586 

Dunn, William D 392 

Duels — 

Inge and Stanly 401 

Yancey and Clingman 682 

Earle, Samuel S 293 

Edward, Charles G 490 

Ellis, Harvey W 210 

Elmore, John A 61 

Elmore, Rush 350 

English, Elbert H 294 

Ernest, William S 530 

Erwin, Isaac H 296 

Erwin, John 294 

Erwin, Robert H 731 

Eligibility to Office- 
Investigation of. 109 

Seats Declared Vacant 110 

Extension of Bank Debts — 

Reviewed by Gov. Martin 417 

Falkner, Jefferson 428 

Fannin, Augustus B 729 

Fcdei'al Relations — 

Report on, by Mr. Phillips. . . .376 



Fire Eaters- 
Origin of Name 545 

Fitzpatrick, Benjamin 715 

Fleming, William 279 

Flewellen, E. R 565 

French Exiles — 

Settlement in Marengo 36 

Freedmen, kindness to — 

Judge Clayton's Charge 663 

Frazier, Joseph P 601 

Frierson, Gideon B 153 

Frierson, Samuel G 152 

Forney, Alexander B 479 

Forsj'th, John 731 

Foscue. Frederick F 534 

Foster, Arthur 220 

Foster, John 622 

Gardner, Benjamin L 535 

Garrett, John H 179 

Garrott, Isham W ' 434 

G«rth, Jesse W 83 

Gayle, George W 434 

Gayle, John 458 

Gibbons, Lyman 591 

Gilchrist. A 386 

Gilchrist, J. G 500 

Goldsby, George W 535 

Goldthwaite, George 549 

Goldthwaite, Henry 475 

Godbold, Cade M 531 

Gooch, Albert G 481 

Graham, M. D 613 

Graham, N. S 570 

Graham, Wil'iam 480 

Green, William H 241 

Greene, William J 621 

Gresham, Leroy 240 

Guild, James 435 

Gunn, George W 532 

General Ticket — 

Governor's Message 138 

Mr. Hudson's Resolution 139 

Excited Debate 140 

Whigs Retire from House 141 

Whig Protest 143 

Speaker's Defense 144 

Law Repealed 219 

General Assembly — 

Members of, from 1819 741 

Presidents of Senate 769 

Secretaries of Senate 769 

Speakers of House 770 

Clerks of House 770 

Georgia Platform — 

Fourth Section 548 

Action of Senate 548 

Non-action of House 548 

Grand Lodge of Alabama — 

Monument to A. P. Pfister. . . . 554 

Hale, Samuel A. 731 

Hale, Stephen F 665 

Hall, Boiling 535 



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Index to 



Ball, Dixon 160 

Hamilton, Peter 502 

Harris, Ptolemy i2i 

Harris, Sampson W 387 

Harrison, Alfred 296 

Hardaway, Kobert S 356 

Hatcher, Kobert S 608 

Hastie, J. H 437 

Hawn, William 125 

Hefflin, John T 565 

Hefflin. Robert S 655 

Hefflin, Wyatt 241 

Henley, John W 297 

Henshaw, Andrew 1 570 

Hermitage, Visit to 426 

Higgins, R. W 594 

High, Robert A 118 

Hill, George 180 

Hill, Gibson F 608 

Hill, JohnT 536 

Hill, Pleasant 361 

Hilliard, Henry W 93 

Hobdy, Harrell 398 

Hobbs, Thomas H 629 

Hogan, John B 236 

Holly, John J 437 

Homicides— 

Erwin and Ross 295 

FrieiKDU and Anderson 155 

McCluug and Wills 303 

Moody and Cautley 347 

Nelson and Clanton 644 

Hooper, Johnson J 526 

Hopkins, Arthur F 377 

Houston, George S 324 

Houstcm, Samuel S 180 

Howard, C. C 571 

Howard. W. R. H 361 

Hubbard. David 297 

Hudson. Boujiiniin 160 

Humphreys, David C 364 

Huey, J. G. L 226 

Hunter, John L 226 

Hunter, John S 181 

Huntington, B. W 364 

Hutchinson, J. J 183 

Hospital for the Insane — 

Visit of Miss Dix 520 

Report in Senate 520 

Report in House 520 

Report of Trustees 436 

Inauguration — 

Gov. Bagby's 40 

Gov. Fitzpatrick's 215 

Gk)v. Martin's 416 

Gov. Chapman's 465 

Gov. Collier's : 518 

Gov. Winston's 581 

Independent Treasury- 
Resolutions of Mr. Elmore. ... 50 
Resolutions of Judge Smith. . . 72 
Resolutions of Mr. Wiesinger . . 76 



Earnest Discussion in House ... 74 
Impeachment — 

Memorial of W. Kelly 384 

Response of Judges 384 

Invitation to Henry Cbiy — 

By Tuskaloosa Committee ...... 54 

Inge, Richard F 609 

Inge, Samuel W 399 

Inge, William M. 183 

Indian War — 

Volunteers for 208 

Removal of Tribe 201 

Moneys reimbursed by U. S . . . 327 

Jack, William P 732 

Jackson, Crawford M 437 

Jackson, Francis S 571 

Jackson, John 299 

James, Lorenzo 229 

Jarnigau, John M 478 

Jay, Andrew 609 

Jemison, Robert, Jr : 401 

Jenkins, J. D 403 

Jeter, Samuel 666 

John, J. R 504 

Johnston, R. T 438 

Jones, Allen C 655 

Jones, Elliott P 594 

Jones, George T 236 

Jones, Henry C 365 

Jones, Henry T 88 

Jones, John E 170 

Jones, William G 301 

Judge, Thomas J 490 

Kelly, Moses 356 

Kennedy, John S 232 

Kerr, Elijah 439 

Keyes, Wade 592 

Kimball, Allen 602 

King, Nathaniel R 630 

King, Peyton 161 

King, Porter 573 

King, William R.— 

Public Services of. 675 

Elected Vice-President 675 

His Death 676 

President's Message 676 

Eulogies in Senate 676 

Eulogies in House 677 

In Supreme Court U. S 679 

Alabama Resolutions 581 

Know-Nothings— 

Canvass lor Governor 97 

Kossuth Reception — 

J. Clemens' vote on 177 

W. R. Smith's vote on 561 

Laugdon, Charles C 184 

Land Fund — 

History of 651 

Mr. Howard's Resolutions 344 

Latham, Milton S 529 

Lawler, Levi W 732 

Lea, Henry C 161 



McTiuniscejices of Fublio Men in Alabama, ' 



805 



Lee, Columbus W 404 

Leslie, W. P 566 

Lesene, Joseph W 476 

Lewis, Dixon H 471 

Ligon, David G 425 

Lipscomb, Abner S. .* 91 

Lipscomb, Andrew A 595 

Lindsay, Kobort B 732 

Lindsay. Matthew W 126 

Little, Blake 185 

Literary Characters — 

Names of, in Alabama 707 

Lockwood, Elihii 504 

Lottery for Public Objects — 

G. F. Hill, Originator 608 

S. Swan, Manager 608 

Proceeds Diverted 608 

Lowe, Bartley M 81 

Lowe, WiUiam M 83 

Lvon, Fram-is S 587 

Mabrv, A. G 666 

Malone, John N 625 

Manning, Amos R 439 

Martm, Abram 728 

Martin, John 80 

Martin, James B 666 

Martin, Joshua L 465 

Martin, J. M 466 

Martin, Peter 263 

Martin, William B 302 

Mays, Thomas S 85 

Macadamized Roads — 

Report on 107 

McAllister, Angus 222 

McAlpin. Blanton 92 

McAlpiu, Solomon 185 

McCLiuahan, Milton 222 

McClanahau, J. M 98 

McClellan, W. B 85 

McLeod, Norn an 366 

McCoy, Thomas W 305 

McConuell, Felix G 162 

McClung, James W 303 

McDonald, Reuben 537 

McGuire, Moses 537 

McKaskell, C 573 

McLemore, Charles 185 

McMillon, L. G 306 

McSpadden, S. K 656 

McVay, Hugh 164 

Meek, Alexander B 711 

Military Code — 

By Crabb and Bradford 203 

Military Letter — 

Gen. Sherman's, on the South.. 405 
Mexican War — 

Alabama Troops in 461 

Gen. Shields 466 

Gen. Quitman 467 

Remains of Col. Butler 468 

Mills, Archibald E 89 

Mitchell, Jabez 241 



Mobile — 

Fire and Pestilence in 108 

B. F. Porter's Resolutions .108 

P. Walker's Speech 108 

Moore, Andrew B 720 

Moore, David 188 

Moore, John E 477 

Moore, S. D. J 122 

Moore, Samuel B. 62 

Moores, William B 189 

Morns, William W 190 

Moren, E. H 733 

Morrisette, John 306 

Moss, William B 574 

Mudd, William S 478 

Murphy, John 327 

Murphy, Robert 610 

Murphy, William M 191 

Musgrove, W. H 228 

Nabors, Z. L 652 

Nabors, James M 496 

National Bank — 

M. Baker's Scheme of 206 

Native Artists — 

Sanders, W. C 715 

Tarver, M. L 714 

Nicks, Alvis Q 551 

Norman, Felix G 231 

Norris, William H 192 

Norwood, Daniel H 192 

Oliver, Samuel C 164 

O'Neal, Edward A 382 

Ormond, John J 267 

Organization, 1851 — 

H. S. Foote's Address on 545 

Parsons, Lewis E 735 

Parsons, Silas 524 

Patton, Robert M 737 

Patton, William S 405 

Payne, Sidney B 610 

Payne, William W 99 

Pacific Railroad — 

Address ot A. Whitney on 468 

Perkins, Hardin 192 

Pearson, Joel E 567 

Perry, William F 595 

Perrine, George G 568 

Peters, Thomas M 440 

Pettu.s, Edmund W 382 

Pettit, John W. A 309 

Phelan, John D 114 

Phelan, Joseph 349 

Phillips, Matthew ! 228 

Phillips, Philip 405 

Phillips, George C 611 

Phillips, William S 165 

Pfister, Amand P 554 

Pickett, Albert J 714 

Pickett, R. 611 

Pickens, Ezekiel 261 

Post Notes — 

Issued by State Bank 64 



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Index to 



xortis, E. G 630 

Portis, John Y.' 366 

Posey, Sidney C 389 

Polk, ex-President — 

Reception of. 511 

Pollard, Charles T 482 

Porter, Benjamin F 310 

Powell, James R 440 

Prince, Thomas M. C 193 

Price, Thomas 102 

Pryor, Luke 620 

Party Platforms, 1860 - 

Re}iublican 695 

Union 697 

Democratic 702 

Southern Rights 704 

Public Education — 

A. B. Moek's Report on 580 

First Superiutendenl 584 

Public Honors- 
Charles Carroll 93 

Andrew Jackson 426 

William R. King 581 

Public Lands - 

Settlers on 278 

Currency for 238 

Rains, John 56 

Railroad- 
Loan to M. and W. P 337 

Rather, John D 574 

Rather, John T 55 

Relief Measures — 

Repeal of. 288 

Removal — ■ 

Popular vote on 416 

Committee's Report 416 

Resolutions — 

In 1840, at Baltimore 472 

Revcmie Bill — 

Mr. Campbell's Report on 255 

Representation in Congress — 

Denied to Alabama 448 

Mr. Taylor's Appeal 448 

Reese, George 166 

Reese, James E 280 

Reynolds, Benjamin 193 

Reynolds, Walker 539 

Rice, Green P 167 

Rice, Samuel F 194 

Ricks, Richard H 505 

Riggs, Joel 479 

Roberts, Orran M 195 

Robinson, Daniel S 611 

Robinson, James 318 

Rodgers, Hugh M 280 

Rose, Howell 367 

Ross, Walter R 224 

Royston, Young L 622 

Rowe, John 656 

Rushing, James M 239 

Saffold, Joseph P 692 

Sale, John B 382 



Sanford, John W. A 727 

Saunders, James E 195 

Scott, Alfred V 57 

Scott, Nathaniel J 406 

Scott, Robert T.^ 319 

Secretaries of State — 

Names of since 1819 774 

Seale, Arnold 122 

Searcy, Reuben 101 

Seawell, Joseph 408 

Semple, Henrv C 481 

Sellers, Calvin C 391 

Simmon.s, Luke R 196 

Shelley, N. G 612 

Shields, B. G 90 

Shorter, Eli S 617 

Shorter, John Gill 722 

Shoriridge, Eli 266 

Shortri<ige, G. D 97 

Smith, Alexander 667 

Smith, Neill 86 

Smith, Robert H 540 

Smith, Sol. C 429 

Smith, Wesley M 631 

Smith, William 113 

Smith, William R 558 

Strode, Charies E. B 236 

Steele, John 225 

Stallworth, James A 525 

Stewart, George N 497 

Storrs, John S 320 

Storrs, Seth P 497 

Stephenson, H. L 506 

Summers, Leonard F 33 

State Peculiarities 33 

Stfite Census 70 

State Cotton Agency— 

Established in Mobile 44 

State Banks — 

Paper Offered 669 

Debts owing to 670 

CotUm shipped 670 

Proceeds : 671 

Counties arranged 671 

State Bonds 672 

School Fund 673 

Assets of Banks 674 

Currency at par 674 

State Tax- 
Abolished in 1834 258 

Restored in 1842 255 

State Treasurers — 

Names of since 1819 775 

Seat of Government — 

Montgomery Chosen 417 

Capitol Received 460 

Commissioners of 460 

State Archives 460 

Burning of Capitol 517 

Southern Rights — 

Party in 1851 682 



JReminiscences of Pvhlic Men in Alabama. 



807 



Recession — 

Ordinance of 683 

Supreme Court — 

Judges 775 

Reporters 775 

Librarians 775 

Tariff— 

Profits of 472 

Report on 343 

Amendments 343 

Texas — 

Annexation of 208 

Talbert, E. G 613 

Tarrant, Leonard 532 

Taylor, George (N. Y.) 481 

Taylor, George 631 

Tavlor, George F 631 

Taylor, Joseph W 446 

Terry, Nathaniel 168 

Thornton, Harry 1 169 

Toulmin, T. L 170 

Towles. Toliver 632 

Townes, Eggleston D 550 

Turner, B. L 430 

Turner, Daniel B 224 

Tuntstall, Thomas B 153 

University of Alabama — 

Endowment 360 

President installed 47 

Trustees 791 

Faculty 792 

Gradiiates 793 

Vandyke, J. C 152 

Vanhoose, A. E 594 

Yining, John 122 

Votes for Governor— 

In 1819 120 

In 1837 40 

In 1841 212 

In 1847 464 

In 1849 517 

In 1851 548 

In 1853 580 

In 1855 616 

Votes for President U. S. — 

In 1840 210 

In 1848 511 

In 1852 616 

In 1856 616 

"Wade, James W 118 



Walker, A. J 454 

Walker, L. P 507 

Walker, Percy 383 

Walker, Richard W 383 

Walker, Samuel 137 

Walker, Tandy W 198 

Walker, Thomas A 197 

Wallace, James B 55 

Walthall, R. B 281 

Ware, Robert J 321 

Watkins, John 282 

Watrous, Daniel E 171 

Webb, F. C 626 

Webb, James D 602 

Wellborn, William 121 

Weaver, James H 621 

Weisinger, L. A 98 

Whatley, George C 542 

White, Alexander 562 

White basis — 

Mr. Hubbard's Resolution 246 

Vote in House 247 

Protest of Minority 248 

Mr. Campbell's Protest 249 

Vote in Senate 250 

Effort to Rescind 340 

Whiting, John 591 

Whitsett, John C 369 

Wiley, J. McCaleb 351 

Williams, James 509 

Williams, Price 575 

Williams, Thomas 321 

Williams, Thomas, Jr 408 

WiUiams, George W 369 

Wilson, B. F 626 

Wilson, Burr W 282 

Wilson, Thomas 171 

Winston, John A 726 

Winston, William 230 

Withers, Jones M 125 

Wright, William 544 

Womack, John W 57 

Woodward, John J 525 

Woodward, Thomas 425 

Woodward, William 322 

Woolsey, B. M 676 

Wyeth, Louis 610 

Yancey, Benjamin C 626 

Yancey, Williara L 681 

Young, Elisba 199 



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SECOND INDEX. 



[The names here arranged are those of citizens of Alabama, and some of other 
States, who arc incidentally mentioned in this volume. A few names probably do 
not appear in the Index, that are found in the narrative.] 



AckUn, Joseph A. S 384 

Aikin, Hugh 459 

Aikin, John G 484 

Allen, Wade 725 

Andrew, Rev. Bishop 576 

Arnett, John 346 

Arnold, J. F 346 

Ashe, William S 678 

Bacon, John E 557 

Baker, Alpheus 157 

Baugh, Robert 523 

Bates, John C Ill 

Bates, John M 267 

Baine, D. W 495 

Banks, Willis 719 

Bascom, H. B. (Rev. ) 718 

Battle, Alfred 718 

Barclay, Thomas E 584 

Beene, William A 584 

Berrien, John M 394 

Bibb, Thomas 432 

Bibb, Wilson C 214 

Billingslea, J. C 597 

Blount, Frederick S 229 

Boyd, Samuel B 99 

Bradford, Joseph H 118 

Braly, William 54 

Brittan, P. H 579 

Bush, Lewis B 241 

Bush, Nathan B 241 

Caldwell, John M 445 

Capers, Rev. Bishop 718 

Caruthers, Robert 145 

Chappell, A. H 471 

Chandler, Gray A 286 

Chisolm, M. A 621 

Claiborne, J. H. F 158 

Clemeut.s, J. C 54 

Cky, J. Withers 335 

Clayton, Nelson 659 

Clayton, Joscjph C 660 

Clitherall, George B 242 

Colquitt, Walter T. 471 

Colquitt, A. H 389 

Childress, Thomas B 38 

Chilton, Thomas 116 

Church, Alonzo (Rov. ) 596 

Christmas, FoUx G 228 



Cobbs, Rt Rev. Bishop 192 

Comegys, E. F 145 

Cook, Algernon 214 

Cook, William C 557 

Cook, Major 269 

Couch, William J 335 

Crabb, Thomas D 165 

Crawford, Martin J 731 

Crawford, David 120 

Creagh, Alexander 607 

Creagh, John G 607 

Creagb, Thomas B 607 

Cuthbert, John A 221 

DeWolf, Thomas 579 

Dougherty, William 353 

Drish, John R 54 

Dyer, Otis 54 

Elmore, John 474 

Everett, John F 220 

Fitch, John 54 

Freeman. F. G 584 

Forney, Daniel M 479 

Garrett, William, Sr 145 

Garth, J. W.. Jr 85 

Garth. W. W 85 

Gayle, Billups 435 

Gayle, Matthew 459 

Gayle, Richard H 459 

Giles, Jacob 242 

Glover, Allen 502 

Gorgas, J 469 

Gordon, Robert G 475 

Graham, Daniel 480 

Graham, John G 480 

Graham. Samuel S 480 

Haralson, A. L 597 

Harris, Hugh N • 389 

Harris, S. W., Jr 389 

Harrison, Carter R 346 

Harrison, Simmons 244 

Hargrove, Fort 730 

Harvey, John G 513 

Hayne, Isatic W 112 

Haywood, Rufus 54 

Hemphill, Hiram 285 

Herndon, Thomas H., Sr 541 

Henry, George G 372 

Hewitt, Girait G84 



Remimscences of Pvblic Men in Alahama. 



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Heydenfeldt, S 220 

Hodgson, Joseph 634 

Hogan, James 268 

Hogan, William 67 

Hooper, DeBernier 526 

Inge, Richard 541 

Inge, Francis 541 

Jackson, Absalom 438 

Jarnigan, Spencer 478 

Jenkins, Charles J 547 

Jemison, William 401 

Jennings, S. K. (Rev. ) 80 

Johnson, Herschel V 716 

Jones, John A 528 

Kelly, Isham 357 

Kennedy, Lewis 346 

Kennon, Robert L. (Rev. ) 41 

Keyes, John W 593 

Kidd, Wilson M 413 

Lacy, Robert 54 

Lane, Levin B . . 241 

Lester, George N 729 

Lewis, Burwell B 266 

Locke, James W 459 

Lowe, John T 82 

Lowe, Robert J 82 

Lumpkin, Chief Justice 573 

Manly, Basil (Rev. ) 47 

Marrast, John 79 

Marrast, J. F 374 

Martin, Edmund W 80 

Mason, George 417 

McAIpin, Robert 261 

McCaskill, John 584 

McLemore, O. K , 495 

McDonald, Charles J 471 

McPherson, William 116 

McWhorter, A. M 57 

Mims, Seaborn 172 

Molton, T. J 597 

Moody, Washington 347 

Morgan, John T 118 

Myrick, Seth P 587 

Nooe, Daniel T 54 

Norment, J. M 346 

Nott, Richard T 447 

Gates, William C 637 

Ochiltree, W. B 540 

Paine, Rev. Bishop 382 

Parsons, Enoch 484 

Patteson, Benjamin 81 



Peck, E. Woolsey 69 

Perkins, C. H 228 

Perkins, Constantino 126 

Pike, Albert 528 

Poe, George 306 

Polhill, James 369 

Portis, David Y 367 

Reese, David A 166 

Rhett, R. B., Jr 189 

Riggs, Daniel M 364 

Ross, William H 591 

Saftold, Reuben 118 

Sale, Alexander 382 

Samford, William F 587 

Samuels, T. F 461 

Saunders, George B 266 

Scales, Thaddeus 242 

Scott, David 719 

Scott, W. A. (Rev.) 426 

Scruggs, Henry F 154 

Seibles, Colonel 542 

Shine, James B 242 

Shorter, Reuben C 722 

Slade, M. D. J 335 

Sledge, Alexander 241 

Smith, Malcolm 67 

Smith, Murray F 242 

Soule, Rev. Bishop 718 

Tait, James : 628 

Tate, Waddy 484 

Taylor, Lin 104 

Taylor, William H 727 

Thornton, James 1 170 

Toombs, Robert 285 

Troy, D. S 197 

Towns, George W 615 

Tunstall, Peyton R 153 

Tyler, Ex-President 379 

Vandegraff, W. J 191 

Vaughn, Edward B 719 

Waddel. Moses (Rev.) 590 

Walker, John J 383 

Ware, E. R 597 

Webb, William P 603 

Wellborn, M. B 597 

White, Joel 554 

Williams, Gazaway D 557 

Wood, William B 391 

Woodruflf, David 213 

Woodson, Philip, Jr 512 

Wright, William C 557 



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