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Collection ID is exactly "40" AND Geographic Term contains "Lafayette County "
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Letter of Resignation from D. W. Lister to Governor George F. Drew, 1880

Letter of Resignation from D. W. Lister to Governor George F. Drew, 1880

Date
1880
Description
Letter written by D. W. Lister to Governor George Franklin Drew, resigning his position as justice of the peace in Lafayette County. Governor Drew indicates his acceptance on the back of the letter with a signature and date. The letter itself is undated, but Drew accepted Lister's resignation on April 29, 1880.
Collection
"My Recollections of the Confederate War" by Sylvanus M. Hankins, ca. 1900

"My Recollections of the Confederate War" by Sylvanus M. Hankins, ca. 1900

Date
1900 (circa)
Description
Sylvanus M. Hankins' recollections of his experiences as an enlisted Confederate soldier during the American Civil War in Florida. Hankins was a private in Company D of the 1st Florida Reserve Regiment for the Confederacy which was one of the units that fought at the Battle of Natural Bridge in March 1865. Hankins begins by discussing Florida's secession in 1861, when Hankins was 14 years old. He recalls how Floridians intially reacted to the threat of war; the raising of military units; the death of his cousin resulting from combat wounds and imprisonment; the imprisonment of women and children and the burning of their homes if their husbands, fathers or brothers were suspected of deserting; the shooting of deserters; the wartime treatment of African-Americans; Hankins' enlistment at age 16; escorting prisoners to Andersonville; the Battle of Natural Bridge; and other wartime events. The date of these recollections is unknown.
Collection
Permit Allowing John Bennett of Lafayette County to Cut Cedar Logs in the Vicinity of the Esteenhatchie [Steinhatchee] River - July 10, 1879

Permit Allowing John Bennett of Lafayette County to Cut Cedar Logs in the Vicinity of the Esteenhatchie [Steinhatchee] River - July 10, 1879

Date
1879-07-10
Description
Permit granted by the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund and the Board of Education to John Bennett of Lafayette County, giving him permission to cut cedar timber on state-owned lands in Precoshiu Swamp and the vicinity of the Esteenhatchie [Steinhatchee] River, and ship them to Cedar Key. A cedar pencil factory was at that time operating at Cedar Key.
Collection
Record of Permits to Cut Timber on State Lands, 1879-1885

Record of Permits to Cut Timber on State Lands, 1879-1885

Date
1879 (circa)
Description
Ledger containing a record of permits issued to private individuals to cut timber on state lands in Florida. For each numbered permit, the ledger lists the name of the permit holder, his county of residence, the kind of timber to be cut, where it could be cut from, and where it was to be delivered after cutting. This ledger documents an important source of income for Floridians in the late 19th century. Many of the permit holders were farmers who cut timber for additional cash.
Collection
Reminiscences of the War Between the States by a Boy in the Far South at Home and in the Ranks of the Confederate Militia by Joshua Hoyet Frier, 1859-1865

Reminiscences of the War Between the States by a Boy in the Far South at Home and in the Ranks of the Confederate Militia by Joshua Hoyet Frier, 1859-1865

Date
1895 (circa)
Description
A photocopy of a transcribed journal of reminiscences written by Joshua Hoyet Frier from 1895 to 1903. Frier describes the period immediately before and during the American Civil War. The journal documents his service in the First Florida Reserves from 1864 to 1865. He discusses the prewar debate over secession; the early enthusiasm of some volunteers and the reluctance of others; the shortages of food, salt and other materials as the war progressed; a slave hunt; Frier's acquaintance with Lewis Thornton Powell (Lewis Payne) of Hamilton County, who later gained notoriety as one of the John Wilkes Booth conspirators; his participation in an expedition to capture deserters; his work taking up rails; a duel fought between two officers; and his relationship with the other men in his unit. Frier's narrative includes a vivid description of the Battle of Natural Bridge in March 1865, in which his unit participated. He also describes the execution of two Confederate deserters captured in Union uniforms. His narrative closes shortly before the Confederate surrender in May 1865. The journal was transcribed by the donor, J.W. Hart, and there is an introduction by J. Hoyet Frier III.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
s1326_b001_f09_x01Letter of Resignation from D. W. Lister to Governor George F. Drew, 1880 textResignation
Public officers
Justices of the peace
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s1725_b001_f01_01"My Recollections of the Confederate War" by Sylvanus M. Hankins, ca. 1900textAmerican Civil War--letters and diaries
American Civil War--United States--Collected correspondence
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate.
Florida--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Natural Bridge (Fla.), Battle of, 1865
Civil war
Civil War, 1861-1865
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s1814_b001_f01_01Permit Allowing John Bennett of Lafayette County to Cut Cedar Logs in the Vicinity of the Esteenhatchie [Steinhatchee] River - July 10, 1879textLumber trade
Licenses
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s1814_v001_01Record of Permits to Cut Timber on State Lands, 1879-1885textLumber trade
Licenses
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m76-134_b001_f02_01Reminiscences of the War Between the States by a Boy in the Far South at Home and in the Ranks of the Confederate Militia by Joshua Hoyet Frier, 1859-1865textUnited States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Florida--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Natural Bridge (Fla.), Battle of, 1865
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