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[written sideways] E. S. Ray

In reference to the contracts of Merritt & ^De^Vaughn

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Watts_administrative_RSG00256_f05_Q143750_Q143751

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Feb. the 13th 1865.

The State of Alabama DeKalb Co.

To the Hon. Gov. of the state of Alabama

Mr Watts Honorable sir we the under signed have taken the task of beseaching our Governor by petition that he in his majesty would relieve this section of ^country of^ distillerys and that he would by a process of law either local or millitary put down the inhumane practice of distilling grain while starvation is staring many in the face and the m^e^ans of support with many allready exausted those that Could spare a bushel ^of^ corn is haveing it boiled up they cannot spare to the poor and needy but they will sell to distiler a $10 per bushel thare is six distillerys with in six miles of Gadsden Ala and more will be shortly in operation we will give ^the^ names of ^some of^ those e^n^gaged in the business Thomas Cox Jacob Tucker John Rees of DeKalb Co. and Christopher Johnson of Cherokee co. haveing thus laid the case be fore you in a plain and awkward manner we truly hope that you will fully investigate the matter and ^by^ all probable ^means^ respond promply to this our hum^ble^ request as our intentions are good and the cause a just one. Which every candid mind would readyly admit and be fore the cry of the starveing orphant or the desolate babe salutes our ears we hope to hear that Gov Watts is trying to do something ^in^ their behalf by putting down the distillation of bread Stuff

Signed as follows [left column] Mrs N A Devine Mrs E P Burk Mrs S E Moon

[center column] Mrs Dicy Young Mrs Thurse Cothran Mrs E L Silz

[right column] Mrs J R Burnett Mrs Jane Willson Mrs M C Kees

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[left column] Mrs perlina Barnes Mrs Minerva Burk MrsSarah Henley

[right column] Mrs Amanda Sauls Mrs Clarisa Tingle Mrs Sarah Sitz and hundreds of others could we see them would be ready and willing to assist in such an important task as this

[written sideways] Petition of the ladies of St Clair Co. In relation to Distillation of grain in that Co.

answer. _____ The act to Regulate dis=tillation &C approd. 13th Dec. 1864, takes distillation out of the hands of the Governor

That act empowers the Co. Comts Courts & Judges of Probate to regulate distillation in their respective cos.

Under certain provisions, they have power to grant license & to suppress illegal dis - The Gov hopes the lady petitioners will give them the proper information & insist on a rigid enforcement of the law. Feby 24 1865[?] -

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The State of Alabama } Walker County }

I Moses Camak Judge of the Probate Court for Said County hereby certify that Samuel Spark is an acting Justice of the Peace for Said County and has given bond and was duly quallified he was Elected on the 2nd day of June 1864 in Precinct No 3 to fill the vacancy of James M More[?] who had left the County and Since have died. he States that he is over forty five years of age and he claims Exemption by virtue of his office

[impressed seal] In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of Said probate Court this 5th day of July 1864

Moses Camak Judge of Probate

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[written sideways] Walker Co. _____ Sam Spark Let him make proper affidavit of his age and the Governor will give him a certificate.

P. H. Brittan, Sec. of State _____ Aug. 1st, 1864.

give certificate T. H. W Gov

Return this paper with the affidavit

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The State of Alabama } Walker County }

I Moses Camak Judge of the Probate Court in and for the County and State aforesaid hereby Certify that J. D. Sides was on the 25th day of June 1864 duly Elected as Justice of the Peace for Said County in Precinct No 14 to fill the vacancy of Abner Cornelius Deceased and has given Bond and has been duly quallifd and he States that he is forty Eight years of age therefore he claims a certifficate of Exemption by virtue of his office

[impressed seal] In testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and affixed the Seal of Said Probate Court this 13th day of July 1864

Moses Camak Judge of Probate

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Walker Co. _____ J. D. Sides _____ Justice Peace _____ July 25, 64 _____ give certificate T. H. W.

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State of Alabama } Walker County }

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I Moses Camak Judge of Probate hereby certify that George Johnson was on the first monday in Marc 1862 duly Elected Justice of the Peace for said County in Precnt No 1 and that he has given bond and has been duly qualified and comishened[?] and that he is 47 years of age there fore he claims Exemption by virtue of his office In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal of said Probate Court this 12th day of July 1864

Moses Camak Judge of Probate W K Kirkpatrick Clerk

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Walker Co. _____ Geo. Johnson. _____ Justice Peace _____ Give certificate

T. H. W. Gov - _____ July 2, 1864 _____

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State of Alabama } Walker County }

I Moses Camak Judge of Probate Probate certify that John Cunningham is an acting Justice of the Peace for Said County that he was elected in March 1859 and re elected in March 1862 his Statement is that he is Thirty Eight years of age that he claims exemption by virtue of his office and general disability and also on account of being a skilful workman

[impressed seal] In testimony whereof I have hereunto Set My hand and affixed the Seal of said Probate Court this 5th day of July 1864

Moses Camak Judge of Probate

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