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"For the purpose of presenting them to the perusal of his friend at a distance, the author has caused them to be embodied in the present form. * + It is also his first essay at descriptive and historic writing."-Note, May 18, 1847. "The first chapters of Mr. Pickett's pamphlet are faulty, from being too ambi tious in style. But when he comes properly to his subject-the city itself—he is natural, and his sketches bear the marks of a good eye for observation, and an active, intelligent mind."-Southern Quarterly Review, Charleston, S. C., Oct. 1847, vol. xii.

PICKETT, ALBERT JAMES. Invasion of the | Territory of Alabama, | by | one thousand Spaniards, | under | Ferdinand De Soto, | in 1540. | By Albert J. Pickett. | Montgomery: | printed by Brittan & DeWolf. | 1849. |

8vo. Title, 1 leaf. pp., ii. 5-41.

Noticed in Southern Quarterly Review, Charleston, S. C., July 1850, vol. i, n. s., pp. 524-526.

First chapter of a proposed History of Alabama, issued to call attention to that work.

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Arrest of Aaron Burr in Alabama, in 1807. By Albert J. Pickett, of Montgomery. n. p. n. d.

8vo. pp. 11. No title page. Double columns.

Reprinted as Flag & Advertiser (Montgomery, Ala.)-Extra; prefaced by an editorial published, originally with the sketch, in that paper.

Reviewed in Southern Quarterly Review, Charleston, S. C., July 1850, vol. i, n. s., pp. 524-526.

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History of Alabama, | and incidentally of | Georgia and Mississippi, | from the earliest period. | By Albert James Pickett, | of Montgomery. In two volumes, | Vol. I [-II.] | Second edition. | Charleston: | Walker and James, | 1851. |

12mo. Vol. i, pp. xix, 377; vol. ii, pp. viii, 445.

ILLUSTRATIONS.

All separate from and not paged with text except as noted.

Volume I.-Indians employed in planting corn. Drawn from life by Jacób le Moyne in 1564.

Chiefs, with their ornaments and war implements, upon their march against the enemy. Ibid.

A chief addressing his warriors, who are armed, painted and plumed, and ready to march against the enemy. Ibid.

Indians engaged in scalping and cutting up the slain enemy. Ibid.
Indians preparing meats to be deposited in their winter hunt houses. Ibid.
Indians bearing in a chair a young girl, who has been selected as one of the
future wives of the king. Ibid.

Cut of copperplate (in text).

Cut of brass plate (in text).

Indian drawing (in text).

Ancient Indian fortifications and mounds in Early County, Georgia, from a sketch by the visitor, Dr. C. A. Woodruff.

Volume II.-Ancient Indian fortifications at Little River Falls, Cherokee County, Alabama, from a sketch by the author, who visited that place in October,

1850.

Map of the war in South Alabama in 1813 and 1814.

Drawing of Fort Mimes, found among General Claiborne's manuscript papers.
Plan of the Battle of Talladega.

Battle of Cholocco Litabixee; or The Horse Shoe.

CONTENTS.

Volume 1.-Chapter I. Expedition of De Soto through Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi, A. D. 1539, 1540, and 1541. pp. 1-53.

Chapter II. Part I: Aborigines of Alabama and the surrounding States, A. D. 1540, 1564. pp. 54-73. Part II: The Modern Indians of Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi-beginning with the Creeks or Muscogees. pp. 74–127; Part III: The Mobilians, Chatots, Thomez, and Tensaws. pp. 128-133; Part IV: The Choctaws and Chickasaws. pp. 134-153; Part V: The Cherokees. pp. 154-163. Chapter III. Ancient mounds and fortifications in Alabama. pp. 164–179. Chapter IV. The French in Alabama and Mississippi. pp. 180-206.

Chapter V. Alabama and Mississippi granted by the King of France to the rich Parisian merchant, Crozat. pp. 207-239.

Chapter VI. Alabama and Mississippi surrendered by Crozat to the King of France, who grants them to the French India or Mississippi Company. pp. 240– 273.

Chapter VII. Terrible massacre of the French at Natchez. pp. 274-303. Chapter VIII. The colonization of Georgia by the English. pp. 304-316. Chapter IX. French Jesuit priests or missionaries of Alabama and Mississippi. pp. 317-327.

Chapter X. The French battles upon the Tombigby. pp. 328-353. Chapter XI. Bienville leaves the Colony-his character. pp. 354–359. Chapter XII. Horrible death of Beaudrot and the Swiss soldiers. pp. 360-365 Chapter XIII. Bossu's visit to the French forts upon the Alabama and Tombigby rivers. pp. 366–377.

Volume II.-Chapter XIV. The occupation of Alabama and Mississippi by the English. pp. 1-15.

Chapter XV. Hardships of the early emigrants. pp. 16-23.

Chapter XVI. Journey of Bartram through Alabama. pp. 24-29.

Chapter XVII. An account of the McGillivray family- The Revolutionary War. pp. 30-42.

Chapter XVIII. Extreme perils and sufferings of the Natchez Refugees. pp. 43-57.

Chapter XIX. The Spaniards in Alabama and Mississippi. pp. 58-73.

Chapter XX. Bloody scenes in Alabama and Georgia. pp. 74-82.

Chapter XXI. The deep intrigues of McGillivray. pp. 83-111.

Chapter XXII. The first Yazoo sale-Bowles, the freebooter. pp. 112–122.

Chapter XXIII. Singular inhabitants of Alabama. pp. 123–135.

Chapter XXIV. Death of McGillivray-Bloody scenes. pp. 136-150.

Chapter XXV. The French minister, Genet-His designs upon the South-West. pp. 151-157.

Chapter XXVI. The second Yazoo sale. pp. 158-177.

Chapter XXVII. The Americans in Alabama and Mississippi. pp. 178-197. Chapter XXVIII. Governor Troup, or the McIntosh family-Incidents in the Mississippi Territory. pp. 198-212.

Chapter XXIX. The arrest of Aaron Burr, in Alabama. pp. 213-231.

Chapter XXX. St. Stephens-Huntsville-Indian commerce-Kemper expedi. tions. pp. 232-239.

Chapter XXXI. Tecumseh-Civil war among the Creeks. pp. 240-254. Chapter XXXII. Battle of Burnt Corn-Arrival of General Claiborne's army. pp. 255-263.

Chapter XXXIII. Terrible massacre at Fort Mims. pp. 264-284. Chapter XXXIV. Daring of Heaton-Bloody scenes-Gaines and the Choctaws. pp. 285-292.

Chapter XXXV. Battles of Tallasehatche, Talladega, and Auttose. pp. 293–303. Chapter XXXVI. Remarkable canoe fight-Battle of the Holy Ground-March to Cahaba Old Towns. pp. 304-328.

Chapter XXXVII. Battles of Emuckfau, Enitachapco, and Calabee. pp. 329

340.

Chapter XXXVIII. Battle of the Horse Shoe-Weatherford surrenders himself at Fort Jackson. pp. 341-354.

Chapter XXXIX. Treaty of Fort Jackson-Attack upon Mobile Point-March upon Pensacola. pp. 355-370.

Chapter XL. The British take Mobile Point-Peace declared-The Alabama Territory. pp. 371--385.

Chapter XLI. Modern French colony in Alabama, or the Vine and Olive Company. pp. 386–399.

Chapter XLII. Last Territorial legislature-State Convention. pp. 400-433. Chapter XLIII. The first Legislature of the State of Alabama-Governor Bibb. pp. 434-445.

PICKETT, ALBERT JAMES. History | of | Alabama | and incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi, | from the earliest period. | By | Albert James Pickett. | Republished by | Robert C. Randolph, | of Sheffield, Ala. | 1896. |

8vo. 669.

editions.

Portrait of author. Illustrations same as in first and subsequent

A verbatim reprint. The only additions are the portrait of Mr. Pickett and the placing of the name of Mr. Randolph on the title page. There are 47 chapters for the 43 of the early edition, the increase being due to the change of Chapter II, with its Parts i-v, of the early edition to Chapters II-VI of the present one. The old pagination has not been preserved, neither has an index been added. The illus trations are facsimiles of the ones of the early edition. The typographical work is good.

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Alabama-how it derived its name, and what that name means.

In Dawson's Historical Magazine, New York, May, 1858, vol. ii, pp. 135-136. 8vo. A letter, dated Nov. 18, 1857, from Thomas H. Hobbs to Col. A. J. Pickett, asking an "opinion in regard to the origin of the word 'Alabama.'"' Also reply of the latter, dated Nov. 24, 1857, giving account of Indian migrations, in which he says:

The words 'Alabama-here we rest' are very beautiful, and are entirely admissible in poetry, but the truth of history shall always be vindicated by me when necessary, and I view the present occasion as such, having been applied to by you for my opinion. It is, then, my conscientious and, I think, well-founded opinion, that Alabama does not mean 'here we rest.'"

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In the City Builder, Chattanooga and Atlanta, Feb., 1891, vol. i, pp. 5-7; 7 half tones. 4to.

PILGRIM'S REST ASSOCIATION. Minutes, 1879-1880.

8vo.

43d session, Mt. Pleasant Church, Tuscaloosa County, Ala., Oct. 4-6, 1879. pp. 4.
44th session, Bethany Church, Pickens County, Ala., Oct. 1-2, 1880. pp. 4.
"Of the Primitive Baptist Order."

PILLANS, HARRY, Lawyer. Sketch of Gaylord Blair Clark.

In Proceedings Alabama State Bar Association, 1893, pp. 151-154.

PILLING, JAMES CONSTANTINE (1846–1893), Philologist. Smithsonian Institution Bureau of Ethnology: J. W. Powell, director. | Bibliography of the | Muskhogean languages | by | James Constantine Pilling. [Vignette.] | Washington | Government printing office | 1889.

8vo. pp. v. 114.

Contains titles of all works, printed or in manuscript, relating to the subject. A valuable critical compilation.

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PISGAH MALE AND FEMALE ACADEMY. Annual | announcement | of the | Male and Female Academy | at Pisgah, Ala. | For the session of| 1896–7. | [Colophon: Citizen print, Scottsboro, Alabama.]

12mo. pp. [8.]

Established in the Spring of 1880.
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PITTS, Dr. J. R. S. Life and bloody career | of the executed criminal, | James Copeland, | the great | Southern land pirate | leader of a devastating clan | ranging over a great portion of the nation, | particularly the Gulf States, spreading terror and insecu- | rity everywhere. | Mystic alphabet of the clan, | for their secret correspondence, | giving a list of all the members throughout the Union, with an appendix of profound research, | bringing to light more of crime, corruption and dissimu- | lation, unveiling the many ways in which talent, | wealth and influence have given assistance. | By Dr. J. R. S. Pitts. | Jackson, Miss. | Pilot Publishing Company, printers and binders. | 1874. | 8vo. Ill. cover title. pp. 220. 4 illustrations.

Second edition.

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PLANK ROADS. [Report of the committee of fifteen, on the establishment of a plank road from Tuskaloosa to Roup's valley, signed by L. C. Garland, Chairman, Tuskaloosa, Sept. 24, 1849.]

8vo. pp. 19 [1.] No title page.

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Report on the preliminary survey | for a | plank road | from | Montgomery and Wetumka to Talladega, with a view to | an extended communication to the Tennessee river; | accompanied with a comparative estimate of the relative economy of a plank road and a railroad. | By A. A. Dexter, civil engineer. | Montgomery: | printed by J. H. & T. F. Martin. | 1850. |

8vo. pp. 32.

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Memorial to the General Assembly of 1851-1852, on the subject of Plank Roads as a system of Internal Improvements. n. p. n. d.

8vo. pp. 11. No title page.

Signed by representatives of the Tuscaloosa P. R. Co., the Central P. R. Co., the Montgomery & Wetumka P. R. Co., and the South P. R. Co.

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PLANTERS AND MERCHANTS BANK OF MOBILE. Report | of the commissioners appointed to examine the | Planters and Merchants bank | of | Mobile. | House of Representatives-500 copies ordered to be printed. | Tuscaloosa. | Phelan & Harris, State printers. | 1842. |

8vo. pp. 10.

PLEASANTS, Miss JULIA (1827-1886), and BRADLEY, THOMAS BIBB. Ophelia, and other poems. (See Bradley, Thomas Bibb.)

Callamura. | By | Julia Pleasants. | Philadelphia: | Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger, | [-etc. 1 line.] | 1868. |

12mo. pp. 454.

A novel.

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PLOWMAN, THOMAS S. Contested election case of. (See Aldrich vs. Plowman.)

POLLARD, WILLIAM, heirs of. Report of committee on private land claims favoring confirmation of claim of petitioners to lot in Mobile. Jan. 28, 1834. (House Rep. 226, 23rd Cong. 1st sess. In vol. 2.)

8vo. pp. 1. No title page.

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POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE AND LADIES' INSTITUTE. Catalogue. 1895-96. n. p. 8vo. pp. 18.

Located at Cullman, Ala.

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POORE, BEN: PERLEY (1820-1887), Journalist. A descriptive catalogue | of the Government publications of the United States, | September 5, 1774-March 4, 1881. | Compiled by order of Congress by Ben: Perley Poore clerk of printing records. | Washington: | Government printing office. | 1885.

4to. pp. iv. 1392.

Contains passim titles of all such publications as relate to Alabama, the Indians, etc.

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POPE, JOHN. A tour through the southern and western territories | of the United States of | North-America; | the | Spanish dominions on the river Mississippi, | and the | Floridas; | the countries of the Creek nations; and many | uninhabited parts. | By John Pope. | Multorum, paucorum, plurium, omnium, interest. | Richmond: printed by John Dixon. | For the author and his three children, Alexander D. | Pope, Lucinda C. Pope, and Anne Pope. | M, DCC, XCII. 8vo. pp. 104.

"It is the genuine Offspring of positive Observation, taken sometimes on Horseback, sometimes on a Stump, but always in Haste, amidst the Hurly Burly of uninformed and generally Indian Companions."-Note to the public.

The original is very rare, commanding a high price. It has been-"Reprintedwith Index, for Charles L. Woodward, New York, 1888." Title, pagination, etc., the same as the original. Index, after p. 104, pp. i-iv.

PORTER, Rev. A. A. The church | setting up her banners: | a discourse | delivered at the dedication | of the | Presbyterian Church, | in Selma, Alabama, September 28th, 1851, by the | Rev. A. A. Porter. | Selma | printed at the Selma Reporter job office. | n. d.

8vo. pp. 16.

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PORTER, BENJAMIN FANEUIL (1808-1868), Lawyer, Author. The office and duties of executors and administrators, | being a plain and simple treatise on the rights, responsibilities and duties of these officers; | Containing directions with regard to the making of | wills, | distribution of estates, and other necessary actions [etc. 8 lines] | By Benjamin F. Porter. | Tuskaloosa: | printed by M. D. J. Slade. | 1842. | 8vo. pp. 103.

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The past and the present. | A | discourse | delivered before | the Erosophic Society | of the | University of Alabama | By Benj. Faneuil Porter. [Quotation, 15 lines.] | Tuscaloosa: | printed by M. D. J. Slade. | 1845. |

8vo. pp. 39.

Favorably noticed in Southern and Western Magazine and Review, Charleston, S. C., April, 1845, vol. i, p. 295; also in Southern Quarterly Review, Charleston, S. C., July, 1845, vol. viii, p. 255.

- A collection | of the principles of the common and statute law | relating to the | office of | Sheriff, | and the | various duties of that officer, including the law of attachment, of executions, | and | forms of proceedings, | particularly adapted to the States of Alabama

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