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The Huntsville Advocate
The Huntsville Advocate
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Description: Notes from Alabama Supreme Court January Term

Date: May 26 1866

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Library

Page/Column: Page 1, Column 6

Reported for the Montgomery Advertiser
Supreme Court of Alabama January Term, 1866
Henry Wetherly (freedman) vs. the State—from Barbour Circuit Court
Indictment for assault with intent to ravish.
1. Since the abolition of slavery in this State, a freedman may be indicted and punished as a “free negro,” under section 3307 of the Cod, for an attempt to commit a rape upon a white female.

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Tom Tarver (freedman) vs. the State—from Barbour Circuit Court.
Indictment for larceny of mule.
1. There is no law in this State which authorizes the conviction or punishment of a freedman for the larceny of a mule committed by him on “the night of the 19th May, 1865.”

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