On December 24, 1824 the Alabama General Assembly passed a joint resolution praising General Lafayette and inviting him to visit Alabama. The resolution also authorized the governor to draw any sums necessary from the state treasury to finance the reception of Lafayette. In 1825 Lafayette entered Alabama from Georgia, traveled through Creek Indian territory along the Federal Road to Montgomery, to the state capital in Cahaba, and down the Alabama River to Mobile. The Lafayette Committee spent $17,000 to finance the celebration throughout the state, which was more than the total state treasury. On January 14, 1826 the Assembly authorized an additional $4,000 to settle the accounts. These documents illustrate expenses relating to the reception at the capital of Cahaba.
Source: Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama. Comptroller of Public Accounts, Financial reports of the Lafayette Committee.
# 1 "Lafayette Committee Expenses, Cahawba, 1 April 1825"
# 2 "Lafayette Committee at Cahawba to Jackson and Swift"
# 3 "The State of Alabama for fitting State House, March 1825"
# 4 "The State of Alabama for printing hand bills, 11 August 1825"
# 5 "The State of Alabama to Phillip Flanagen, April 1825"
# 6 "Lafayette Committee of Mobile bought of Richard Corrie and Co., 25 March 1825," page 1
# 7 "Lafayette Committee of Mobile bought of Richard Corrie and Co., 25 March 1825," page 2