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Collection ID is exactly "40" AND Subject contains "County government"
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An Act to Organize a County to Be Called Marion County, Approved March 15, 1844

An Act to Organize a County to Be Called Marion County, Approved March 15, 1844

Date
1844-03-15
Description
Legislative act establishing Marion County, signed by Governor Richard Keith Call on March 15, 1844. The act describes the boundaries of the new county and provides procedures for electing county officers and transferring active court cases.
Collection
Letter from A.B. Munn to Secretary of State Jonathan C. Gibbs, April 8, 1869

Letter from A.B. Munn to Secretary of State Jonathan C. Gibbs, April 8, 1869

Date
1869-04-08
Description
Letter from A.B. Munn of Pensacola to Secretary of State Jonathan C. Gibbs describing the political situation in Escambia County and his personal connection with the controversy. He outlines steps taken by J. Dennis Wolfe, publisher of the West Florida Commercial, to discredit the carpetbaggers serving in local government.
Collection
Letter from Dr. Samuel A. Wilcox to Governor Ossian B. Hart, January 23, 1873

Letter from Dr. Samuel A. Wilcox to Governor Ossian B. Hart, January 23, 1873

Date
1873-01-23
Description
Letter from Samuel A. Wilcox, clerk of courts for Taylor County, to Governor Ossian B. Hart, describing his political sentiments and asking for his office to be combined with the office of tax assessor or justice of the peace at large because the clerk's post does not pay enough. In the event this is not possible, or if his political positions as a Constitutional Unionist are unsatisfactory to Governor Hart, Wilcox resigns.
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 of Citizens of Fayette County to Restore Fayette County's Original Boundaries or Reunite It with Jackson County, 1834

Petition of Citizens of Fayette County to Restore Fayette County's Original Boundaries or Reunite It with Jackson County, 1834

Date
1834-01-08
Description
Petition of citizens of Fayette County to the territorial government requesting that their county be restored to its original boundaries or reunited with Jackson County.
Collection
Petition to Change the Name of Mosquito County to Harrison County and to Alter Its Boundaries, 1844

Petition to Change the Name of Mosquito County to Harrison County and to Alter Its Boundaries, 1844

Date
1844-03-06
Description
Petition by the citizens of Mosquito County to change the county's name to Harrison. The petitioners called the name Mosquito "unpleasant." While the petition itself does not explain the idea behind the name "Harrison," it likely was meant to honor the late President William Henry Harrison, who died in 1841. The territorial legislative council did indeed change the name of Mosquito County in 1845, but it was to Orange, not Harrison.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
s222_b026_x01An Act to Organize a County to Be Called Marion County, Approved March 15, 1844textLand settlement
Boundaries
County government
Marion County (Fla.)--History
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s1325_b004_f04_01Letter from A.B. Munn to Secretary of State Jonathan C. Gibbs, April 8, 1869textReconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Partisanship
County government
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s577_b004_f10_01Letter from Dr. Samuel A. Wilcox to Governor Ossian B. Hart, January 23, 1873textReconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Resignation from office
Racism
Prejudices
County government
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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_30Petition of Citizens of Fayette County to Restore Fayette County's Original Boundaries or Reunite It with Jackson County, 1834textPetitions
Partition, Territorial
Administrative and political divisions
Annexation
County government
Population
Courthouses
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s877_b004_f03_x01Petition to Change the Name of Mosquito County to Harrison County and to Alter Its Boundaries, 1844textCounty government
Land settlement
Petitions
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