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Description: Notes from Alabama Supreme Court January TermDate: May 26 1866
Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL
Page/Column: Page 1, Column 6
Reported for the Montgomery Advertiser
Supreme Court of Alabama January Term, 1866
HEAD NOTES OF DECISIONS
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.”