FRANK P. INGRAM
W. A. MCMULLEN, JR.
FLORIDA WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION
May 17, 1937
PLEASE ADDRESS REPLY: ATTENTION
Mrs. Catherine Masters
Supervisor HRS and SAS
906 Bisbee Building
Dear Mrs. Masters:
The following is the information requested in your letter of the 6th.
Date of creation of first county government,
April 30, 1849.
Original form of government: Clerk of Circuit Court, Sheriff, Tax Assessor, Tax Collector, Justice of Peace, Board of County Commissioners.
Present form of government: Same as above.
(Above taken from "First County Elections", pp. 1)
Date of first meeting of County Commissioners; and other county officials: May 8, 1849.
(This information from "Minutes of County Commissioners", Book AA, pp. 1)
Palatka: Incorporated, -- 1854.
Original form of government: Council form, with Mayor, Aldermen, Assessor, Collector, Treasurer, and Town Clerk.
Present form of government: Commission-Manager Plan, with five Commissioners, one of whom to be Mayor.
Date of change: January 7, 1924.
Unable to locate original Charter.
Present Charter in vault of City Clerk, City Hall.
(Above information given by custodians of City Records)