Letter from B. A. Vaughan, T. S. Rogers and T. B. Goldsby to Governor Thomas Brown, 1853

Letter from B. A. Vaughan, T. S. Rogers and T. B. Goldsby to Governor Thomas Brown, 1853

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University of Virginia

Febry 25 th 1853

To His Excellency

The Governor of Florida


Dear Sir.


Having heard of the many outrages which Indians under Billy Bowlegs are perpetrating in the heart of your state and being desirous to participate in their expulsion, we offer ourselves to your Excellency hoping that you will receive us. Our company consists of 40 students of the Univ. of Va, men of talent and worth. We are willing to pay our own expenses. All we wish is that you will favor us with your authority and this is all we need to whip Billy Bowlegs and a hundred others like him.


B. A. Vaughan

T. S. Rogers (Committee)

T. B. Goldsby

Source

State Archives of Florida: Series 2153, Box 06, Folder 60

Description

Letter from B. A. Vaughan, T. S. Rogers and T. B. Goldsby, a group of students at the University of Virginia, to Florida Governor Thomas Brown expressing their interest in coming to Florida to volunteer for military service against the Seminoles.