Tallahassee July 2, 1868
To Colonel John T. Sprague
Commanding, District of Florida
I have the honor to inform you that the State Government provide[d] under the new Constitution for the State of Florida, in accordance with the Reconstruction Laws of Congress, has been duly inaugurated & all the conditions precedent to the admission of the State into the Federal Union have been complied with & our Representatives admitted to Congress.
With high respect I am, Colonel,
Your obt sevt
State Archives of Florida: Series 577, Box 04, Folder 6
Letter from Governor Harrison Reed to Colonel John T. Sprague, Union military official supervising the occupation of Florida, informing him that Florida had met the requirements set forth by Congress for readmission into the Union.
July 2, 1868