Category: law of new mexico

George W. Malone, Esq. (1875-1949)

Born in 1875 in the Reconstructionist Southern state of Mississippi, George W. Malone led an inspiring journey to become the first African American attorney licensed in New Mexico. Malone was first licensed in Mississippi, then New Mexico, then Kansas. after NM GW went to Kansas City, NM, died 1945 Married Bessie Gilmore in 1892 (insert […]

An Act to Provide for the Protection of Property in Slaves in this Territory (1859)

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New Mexico: SECTION 1.  That every person who shall be convicted of the unlawful killing of a slave or other offence upon the person of a slave within this Territory, whether as principal or accessory, shall suffer the same pains and penalties as if […]

1846 Bill of Rights as Declared by BRIGADIER GENERAL STEPHEN W. KEARNY

September 22, 1846 That the great and essential principles of liberty and free government may be recognized and established it is hereby declared: First. That all political power is vested in and belongs to the people. Second. That the people have the right peaceably to assemble for their common good, and to apply to those […]

George W. Malone: New Mexico’s first African American attorney

The following was authored by Janice Dunnahoo at the Roswell Daily Record Special to the Roswell Daily Record In honor of Black History Month, we are highlighting and recognizing notable African-American citizens who trailblazed a part of both their own history and our history here in the Southwest, as well as southeastern New Mexico. Today, […]

Senator Albert Bacon Fall

The following article is a lovely history of one of New Mexico’s first US Senators, written by our friends at: New Mexico History Blog Posted on July 16, 2019 by Texoso Albert Bacon Fall was born in Frankfort, Kentucky in 1861.  He was the son of William Fall, who had served in the Confederate Army during the Civil […]