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Collection ID is exactly "40" AND Format is exactly "petitions"
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Memorial of the Union Bank of Florida requesting an amendment of the bank's charter, 1844

Memorial of the Union Bank of Florida requesting an amendment of the bank's charter, 1844

Date
1844
Description
Memorial by a committee appointed by the directors of the Union bank of Florida explaining their opposition to an act suspending the bank's operations. The memorial includes a request that the Legislative Council reverse their decision to close the bank, and instead adopt an amendment to its charter that would correct the most egregious problems with its policies.
Collection
Message from the President of the United States, Transmitting a Memorial of the Legislative Council of Florida, 1823

Message from the President of the United States, Transmitting a Memorial of the Legislative Council of Florida, 1823

Date
1823-02-03
Description
A memorial written by the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida to President James Monroe requesting Congress consider building a public road between St. Augustine and Pensacola; erecting lighthouses in St. Augustine and Pensacola; organizing the judiciary in the Territory; creating a system to handle land claims and sales so settlers would be more likely to move to Florida; and selecting Pensacola as a naval depot. The Legislative Council argued that Pensacola would be essential to protecting the United States from attacks by sea because of the city's proximity to New Orleans, the depths of Pensacola Bay and the security of Fort Barrancas.
Collection
National States Rights Party Petition to Add John Kasper and J.B. Stoner to the Presidential Ballot, 1964

National States Rights Party Petition to Add John Kasper and J.B. Stoner to the Presidential Ballot, 1964

Date
1964
Description
Petition to have National States Rights Party candidates John Kasper of Nashville, Tennessee, for president and J.B. Stoner of Mableton, Georgia, for vice president added to the State of Florida ballot for the 1964 presidential election.
Collection
Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus by Clarence Earl Gideon, 1961

Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus by Clarence Earl Gideon, 1961

Date
1961-10-09
Description
Petition for a writ of habeas corpus written by Clarence Earl Gideon to the Florida Supreme Court while he was serving a five-year sentence at Raiford Prison.
Collection
Petition from Alachua County Citizens Asking for the County to Be Divided, February 13, 1844

Petition from Alachua County Citizens Asking for the County to Be Divided, February 13, 1844

Date
1844-02-13
Description
Petition signed by 68 citizens of Alachua County asking the Territorial Legislative Council to create a new county called Emathla County. The council eventually did so, but they decided to call the new county Marion instead. The petition describes the hardships faced by citizens living far away from the county seat. The petition also recommends the boundaries for the new county, which are close to how the Legislative Council eventually shaped Marion County.
Collection
Petition from citizens of Fayette County asking for the county to either be dissolved or its boundaries modified, January 8, 1834

Petition from citizens of Fayette County asking for the county to either be dissolved or its boundaries modified, January 8, 1834

Date
1834-01-08
Description
Petition signed by 49 citizens of Fayette County asking Florida's territorial legislative council to either enlarge the county to include all of the territory it had when it was originally established in 1832, or dissolve the county and return its territory to Jackson County. The county's loss of territory, qualified voters and wealth as a result of the council's decision to cut the county in half in 1833 are cited as reasons for desiring this change.
Collection
Petition of Free Colored People of St. Augustine, 1823

Petition of Free Colored People of St. Augustine, 1823

Date
1823-05-31
Description
A petition written to the Territorial Legislative Council by the "free coloured people of St. Augustine" requesting that they be allowed to continue walking the streets and gathering together after the hour of 9:00 after they were prohibited from doing so "by the Corporation of this City." The petition was referred by the Legislative Council to Mr. Kingsley of the Committee on Slaves.
Collection
Petition of John McDonogh regarding land in West Florida

Petition of John McDonogh regarding land in West Florida

Date
1830 (circa)
Description
Petition of John McDonogh, residing in the Parish of Orleans, Louisiana, shows that numerous people are residing on petitioner's land in West Florida and are specified as defendants. Petition requests judgment favor the petitioner to ownership of specified tracts of land and that defendants pay damages of $2500.
Collection
Petition of Leon County Citizens to Remove All Free People of Color from the State, 1850

Petition of Leon County Citizens to Remove All Free People of Color from the State, 1850

Date
1850
Description
Petition signed by numerous citizens of Leon County asking the Legislature to take action to remove all free people of color from the state. The petitioners claim their presence in the state endangers the institution of slavery, as well as both the life and property of the white population.
Collection
Petition of White Citizens of Pensacola Against a Tax on Free Persons of Color, 1847

Petition of White Citizens of Pensacola Against a Tax on Free Persons of Color, 1847

Date
1847
Description
Petition signed by 59 residents of Pensacola asking the Legislature to make the head tax on free people of color imposed by the revenue law of 1845 the same as the head tax for white people.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
flc_br0087Memorial of the Union Bank of Florida requesting an amendment of the bank's charter, 1844textBanks and banking/fmp/selected_documents/thumbnails/flc_br0087.jpg
flc_973.54-u58-1823-no53Message from the President of the United States, Transmitting a Memorial of the Legislative Council of Florida, 1823textRoads--Design and construction
Lighthouses--Florida--Design and construction
Coast defenses--Florida--Escambia County--Pensacola
Fortification--Florida--Escambia County--Pensacola
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s1486_b018_f13_01National States Rights Party Petition to Add John Kasper and J.B. Stoner to the Presidential Ballot, 1964textWhite supremacy movements
Presidential elections--1964
Petitions
National States Rights Party (U.S.)
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s49_b2780_case31116_02Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus by Clarence Earl Gideon, 1961textRight to counsel
Defense (Criminal procedure)
Due process of law
Petition, Right of
False imprisonment
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s877_b004_f06_x01Petition from Alachua County Citizens Asking for the County to Be Divided, February 13, 1844textLand settlement
Boundaries
Marion County (Fla.)--History
County government
Petitions
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s876_b004_f07_x01Petition from citizens of Fayette County asking for the county to either be dissolved or its boundaries modified, January 8, 1834textPetitions
Partition, Territorial
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s876_b001_f06_06Petition of Free Colored People of St. Augustine, 1823textAfrican Americans--Florida--Saint Augustine
African Americans--Florida--History--19th century
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/collections/broadsides/thumbnails/s876_b001_f06_06.jpg
flc_br0080Petition of John McDonogh regarding land in West FloridatextLand tenure--West Florida/fmp/selected_documents/thumbnails/flc_br0080.jpg
s2153_b005_f66_01Petition of Leon County Citizens to Remove All Free People of Color from the State, 1850textSlavery
Free blacks
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/collections/broadsides/thumbnails/s2153_b005_f66_01.jpg
s2153_b005_f62_01Petition of White Citizens of Pensacola Against a Tax on Free Persons of Color, 1847textFree blacks
Petitions
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