Memorial of the Union Bank of Florida requesting an amendment of the bank's charter, 1844

212420
Date
1844
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Memorial by a committee appointed by the directors of the Union bank of Florida explaining their opposition to an act suspending the bank's operations. The memorial includes a request that the Legislative Council reverse their decision to close the bank, and instead adopt an amendment to its charter...
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text

Rules of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida

212302
Date
1822
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A list of 38 rules of order that the Legislative Council agreed upon in conducting the affairs of The Territory of Florida.
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text

Circular letter from the Grand Lodge of Florida to other lodges

212346
Date
1844-05-15
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Selected Documents
Description
Grand Lodge of the Territory of Florida, May 15th, A L. 5[1]844 ... To the W. Master, Wardens, and brethren of Lodge, No. ___ ... to prepare and address a letter to the brethren under its Jurisdiction; to be published with its proceeding for the purpose of arousing the fraternity from the state of i...
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text

An Act to Regulate the Admission of Physicians and Surgeons to Practice in This Territory, 1824

338633
Date
1824-12-30
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Selected Documents
Description
Legislative act stipulating requirements for practicing medicine or surgery in the Territory of Florida. Prospective doctors or surgeons were required to file their diploma and a certificate of moral character with the county clerk. A physician could still practice medicine without a diploma if he c...
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text

Territorial Governor William Pope Duval's Message to Legislative Council, 1826

333814
Date
1826
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A message from Territorial Governor William Pope Duval to the Legislative Council describing what he hopes they will accomplish. The document was incorrectly annotated on the outer cover as having been written in 1822. The speech was read before the Territorial Council on December 12, 1826 by acting...
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text

Promotional Brochure for Six Gun Territory in Silver Springs, Florida

327573
Date
1963
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Brochure for Six Gun Territory, a "roaring west" themed amusement park in Silver Springs.
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text

First Act of the Territorial Legislature, 1822

336066
Date
1822
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This first act of Florida's Territorial Legislature in 1822 divided the territory into four counties and established local courts.
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text

East Florida, A Proclamation, 1813

339345
Date
1813-03-30
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Selected Documents
Description
A proclamation calling for citizens of East Florida to reject Spanish offers of amnesty for their recent insurrection and continue supporting the Legislative Council of the Territory of East Florida. The proclamation is signed by Buckner Harris, president of the Legislative Council; Daniel Delany, s...
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text

Proclamation Appointing a Committee to Confer with Alabama Regarding a Transfer of Territory, 1869

333336
Date
1869-02-03
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Proclamation by Florida Governor Harrison Reed appointing a committee to travel to Montgomery, Alabama to discuss ceding a portion of the Florida Panhandle to the State of Alabama.
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text

Petition of Sundry Citizens of Pensacola Regarding Road from Pensacola to Cahawba, 1822

333791
Date
1822-08-12
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from Pensacola residents to the Florida Legislative Council regarding a road being built between Pensacola and Cahaba, Alabama, which was the state capital of Alabama at the time. The writers request that residents from "the extreme end of this contemplated road" be added to the commission bu...
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text

Resolution by the General Assembly of Alabama to Annex West Florida, 1868

318836
Date
1868-12-30
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Selected Documents
Description
Joint Resolution by the General Assembly of Alabama authorizing Governor William Hugh Smith to negotiate with the state government of Florida for the annexation of West Florida to Alabama - more specifically that part of Florida lying west of the Choctawhatchee River. This would include the territor...
Type
text

Territorial Treasury Note, One Dollar, 1830

326684
Date
1830-06-03
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
One dollar Florida Territorial Treasury Note issued in 1830.
Type
image

Territorial Treasury Note, Two Dollars, 1830

326685
Date
1830-06-01
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Two dollar Florida Territorial Treasury Note issued in 1830.
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image

Territorial Treasury Note, Three Dollars, 1830

326686
Date
1830-06-12
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Three dollar Florida Territorial Treasury Note issued in 1830.
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image

Territorial Treasury Note, Five Dollars, 1830

326687
Date
1830-01-12
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Five dollar Florida Territorial Treasury Note issued in 1830.
Type
image

Territorial Treasury Note, Five Dollars, 1829

326688
Date
1829-06-24
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Five dollar Florida Territorial Treasury Note issued in 1829.
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image

Territorial Treasury Note, Fifty Cents, 1829

326689
Date
1829-01-16
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Fifty cent Florida Territorial Treasury Note issued in 1829.
Type
image

Letter from William Wyatt to Governor William Pope Duval, 1828

339305
Date
1828-04-22
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A letter from William Wyatt, a building contractor and hotelier (who built and ran the Planter's Hotel, one of Tallahassee's earliest hotels), to Governor William Pope Duval regarding his bid to build the second Florida Capitol in Tallahassee. Wyatt lost the bid to Benjamin G. Thornton and Jesse H. ...
Type
text

Petition of Free Colored People of St. Augustine, 1823

339792
Date
1823-05-31
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A petition written to the Territorial Legislative Council by the "free coloured people of St. Augustine" requesting that they be allowed to continue walking the streets and gathering together after the hour of 9:00 after they were prohibited from doing so "by the Corporation of this City." The petit...
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text

Map of Lanark-on-the-Gulf, 1894

335140
Date
1894
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Map of the anticipated street grid of Lanark-on-the-Gulf, with a map of the territory traversed by the Carrabelle, Tallahassee & Gulf Railroad on the reverse. The second map shows the route of the Carrabelle, Tallahassee & Gulf Railroad, as well as the lands owned by the railroad and associated comp...
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image

Act Establishing Florida Statehood, 1845

336076
Date
1845-03-05
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
The Act establishing statehood for Iowa and Florida was approved on March 3, 1845, by the second session of the 28th Congress. At the end of this document is indicated "March 5th, 1845. A true copy from the roll in this department."
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text

Petition from Alachua County Citizens Asking for the County to Be Divided, February 13, 1844

338342
Date
1844-02-13
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Petition signed by 68 citizens of Alachua County asking the Territorial Legislative Council to create a new county called Emathla County. The council eventually did so, but they decided to call the new county Marion instead. The petition describes the hardships faced by citizens living far away from...
Type
text

Alachua County Returns for Presidential Election of 1860

336085
Date
1860-11-09
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
The 1860 election return for Alachua County which voted overwhelmingly for Southern Democrat John C. Breckinridge. He would also win the statewide totals.
Type
text

Letter from Edward Everett to Richard Keith Call, 1860

336075
Date
1860-12-31
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from Edward Everett, a noted northern orator who had unsuccessfully run as vice-president on the Constitutional Union ticket in the election of 1860, to General Richard Keith Call thanking Call for the pamphlet and suggesting that the U.S. Congress, in an effort to prevent the Civil War, migh...
Type
text

Letter from Wilson Conner to United States Secretary of State James Monroe, 1814

339349
Date
1814-03-15
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from East Florida Minister Plenipotentiary Wilson Conner to U.S. Secretary of State James Monroe explaining his delay in carrying out his mission to Washington. Conner was selected to deliver the Republic of East Florida's offer to cede its territory to the United States and assist the U.S. m...
Type
text

Petition to the United States Congress Signed by 105 Citizens of the District of Elotchaway, 1814

339347
Date
1814-01-25
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A petition signed by 105 citizens of the District of Elotchaway in the Republic of East Florida offering to cede their territory to the United States and provide military services to aid the U.S. in the War of 1812.
Type
text

History of Olympia - Picture City - booklet

297497
Date
1926-01-01
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Booklet advertising the planned community of Olympia or Picture City in Martin County on Florida's Atlantic coast. The booklet describes the planned community, provides maps, and outlines the benefits of settling in the area. Olympia - Picture City was to be located on the Dixie Highway and the Flor...
Type
text

Diary Entry of Daniel H. Wiggins, 1838

333852
Date
1838-11-05
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
An entry from Daniel H. Wiggins' diary dated November 5, 1838, with comments on farming, soil conditions, economic opportunities in the Florida territory and his fear of the Seminoles. He also discusses the visit of a group of soldiers to Thomas Randall's plantation south of Monticello, Florida.
Type
text

Land Grant from the Upper Creeks, Lower Creeks and Seminoles to Thomas Brown, 1783

339316
Date
1783-03-01
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
On March 1, 1783, several "Kings and Warriors" representing Upper Creek, Lower Creek and Seminole towns affixed their names and family marks to a document granting British Indian Agent Thomas Brown substantial territory west of St. Augustine, Florida. The Indian delegation honored their "father and ...
Type
text

An open letter to Lackland M. Stone of Jackson County

212268
Date
1829
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Anonymously published letter to Lackland M. Stone when he was Jackson County's representative in the Legislative Council. The writer was against moving the Seat of Justice from Webbville to Marianna claiming it would cause the downfall of Webbville and the prosperity of Marianna.
Type
text

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