7 items found
Collection ID is exactly "40" AND Subject contains "Petitions"
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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 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 the Free Colored People of Saint Augustine Regarding Their Rights, 1823

Petition from the Free Colored People of Saint Augustine Regarding Their Rights, 1823

Date
1823-05-31
Description
Petition from the free colored people of St. Augustine noting that many of the rights they had enjoyed under Spanish rule had been restricted by the newly incorporated city government of St. Augustine. The petitioners ask the governor to intervene on their behalf. A small portion of the document is missing.
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 of Sundry Citizens of Pensacola Regarding Road from Pensacola to Cahawba, 1822

Petition of Sundry Citizens of Pensacola Regarding Road from Pensacola to Cahawba, 1822

Date
1822-08-12
Description
Petition from the citizens of Pensacola requesting that the Florida Territorial Legislative Council build a road from Pensacola to Cahaba, Alabama.
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
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
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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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_b001_f06_06Petition from the Free Colored People of Saint Augustine Regarding Their Rights, 1823textAfrican Americans--Florida--Saint Augustine
African Americans--Florida--History--19th century
Petitions
Free blacks
Race discrimination
Blacks -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Curfews
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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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s876_b001_f01_02Petition of Sundry Citizens of Pensacola Regarding Road from Pensacola to Cahawba, 1822textLegislative councils
Roads--Florida--Escambia County
Petitions
Roads
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s2153_b005_f62_01Petition of White Citizens of Pensacola Against a Tax on Free Persons of Color, 1847textFree blacks
Petitions
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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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