Letter Concerning the Outbreak of Hostilities in the Third Seminole War, 1856

246023
Date
1856-01-07
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Description
Between the early to mid 1800s, the United States Government would fight three wars with the Seminole population of Florida. While the Second Seminole War of 1835-1842 proved to be the largest and costliest, the Third Seminole War of 1855-1858 was the last Indian war to be fought east of the Mississ...
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B. A. Vaughan, T.S. Rogers, and T.B. Goldsby to Governor Thomas Brown, February 25, 1853; Governor Thomas Brown to B.A. Vaughan, T.S. Rogers, and T.B. Goldsby, March 9, 1853

246022
Date
1853-02-25
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Description
Although the Second Seminole War ended in 1842, sporadic conflict between the Seminoles and white settlers continued. Billy Bowlegs and other Seminole chiefs frustrated repeated federal attempts to remove them and their bands to reservations west of the Mississippi River. News of the Seminoles’ re...
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Land Grant from the Upper Creeks, Lower Creeks and Seminoles to Thomas Brown

254596
Date
1783-03-01
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Description
This document, found among records related to Fatio v. Dewees (1838), represents an enclosure originally submitted by H. Lee IV to Florida territorial judge Augustus Brevoort Woodward in September 1824. Lee sought Woodward’s assistance in securing claim to property purchased by his father, General...
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Civil War Letter to Governor Call, 1860

246026
Date
December 31, 1860-12-31
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Richard Keith Call (1792-1862) served as Florida's third and fifth territorial governor during the 1830s and 1840s. Born in Virginia and educated in Tennessee, Call served in the Creek War and became and aide and protegee of Andrew Jackson. He later served with Jackson in Florida, and returned to th...
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Letter from John Blunt to William S. Pope, May 3, 1833

255636
Date
1833-06-03
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Creek Indian society underwent significant changes in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Among these were the introduction of African slavery, the movement of some individuals away from communal property and towards private land ownership, and the emergence of nativist religious leaders committ...
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Letters Relating to the Civil War Service of William T. Stockton

246034
Date
1863-12-07
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Description
William Tennent Stockton was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 9, 1812, the fourth child of William T. and Anna Williamson Stockton. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, from which he graduated eighth in his class in 1834. Stockton served with the Second U.S. Art...
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Henry S. Sanford Letter to Governor Drew Concerning the Election of 1876, February 18, 1877

246038
Date
1877-02-18
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Description
Henry S. Sanford was one of the most influential American diplomats and businessmen of the nineteenth century. His large post-Civil War investments in Florida resulted in the establishment of the city of Sanford on Lake Monroe in central Florida ( Seminole County) and the early development of Florid...
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Daniel H. Wiggins 1838 Diary Entry

246019
Date
1838-11-05
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Description
A native of Long Island, New York, Daniel H. Wiggins was living in Annapolis, Maryland in the 1830s with his second wife Wilhelmina Welch and their five children, where he worked as a millwright and wheelwright. In 1838, apparently at the urging of Thomas Randall, an Annapolis acquaintance who was t...
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Henry Lee IV to Judge Augustus Brevoort Woodward, September 15, 1824

246015
Date
1824-09-15
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Description
H. Lee (Henry Lee IV) to Judge Woodward (Augustus Brevoort Woodward) September 15, 1824. Six page, double-sided letter, except for the last two pages, which are single-sided. The last page contains a note from John C. Calhoun. Letter found in Florida Supreme Court case files, Wallet 774. This earl...
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