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First Act of the Territorial Legislature, 1822

From: Acts of the Territorial Legislature and Acts of the Legislature, 1822-Present, Series S222

First Act of the Territorial Legislature, 1822

Transcript

1. Be it enacted by the Governor and
Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida,
That the aforesaid Territory shall be divided into four counties,
two in that part known as West Florida, and two in that part
known as East Florida, as follows, to wit, in West Florida all that
part of the Territory west of the Choctohacha river, shall constitute
the County of Escambia—all that part of the Territory East of the
said river to the Suwaney river shall constitute another county, to
be called Jackson—and that part of East Florida, lying north
of the river St. Johns, and north of a line, commencing at a place
called the Cowford, on said river, and terminating at the mouth of
the Suwaney river, shall constitute a County by the name of
Duval, and all the remaining portion of East Florida, shall be
constituted a County by the name of St. Johns.