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Guide to the Archimedes Hank petition and letters MSS.0619

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

February 2008

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-04-30T15:28-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

April 2013
Collection Title:

Archimedes Hank petition and letters

Unit ID:

MSS.0619

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (3 items)

Dates:

1836

Abstract:

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.

Scope and Contents note

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.

Biographical/Historical note

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.

Preferred Citation:

Archimedes Hank petition and letters, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Acquisition Information:

unknown

Processing Information:

Processed by

unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Source(s)

Clay, Clement Comer, 1789-1866 (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Hank, Archimedes (local)

Alabama (localbroad)

Civil Rights and Human Rights (localbroad)

Community and Place (localbroad)

Government, Law and Politics (localbroad)

Governors--Alabama (lcsh)

Letters (correspondence) (aat)

Morgan County (Ala.) (lcsh)

Slavery--Alabama (lcsh)

Papers Box 631