Petition of John McDonogh regarding land in West Florida

212419
Date
1830
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Petition of John McDonogh, residing in the Parish of Orleans, Louisiana, shows that numerous people are residing on petitioner's land in West Florida and are specified as defendants. Petition requests judgment favor the petitioner to ownership of specified tracts of land and that defendants pay dama...
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Memorial of the Union Bank of Florida requesting an amendment of the bank's charter, 1844

212420
Date
1844
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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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National States Rights Party Petition to Add John Kasper and J.B. Stoner to the Presidential Ballot, 1964

326757
Date
1964
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Petition to have National States Rights Party candidates John Kasper of Nashville, Tennessee, for president and J.B. Stoner of Mableton, Georgia, for vice president added to the State of Florida ballot for the 1964 presidential election.
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Petition to the Florida Legislature by the Anti-Saloon League Regarding Prohibition, 1915

333433
Date
1915
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Petition to the Legislature of Florida by the Anti-Saloon League of Florida calling for the complete prohibition of "the liquor traffic" The petition notes the League's efforts thus far in Florida, and explains that the purpose of this petition is to convince the 1915 Legislature to amend the state ...
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Petition to Governor Moseley to Organize a Militia to Fight in the Mexican War, 1846

331495
Date
1846-10-03
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A list of citizens in Duval County who petitioned Governor William Moseley to grant a charter for their intended rifle company to fight in the Mexican War.
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Petition from Alachua County Citizens Asking for the County to Be Divided, February 13, 1844

338342
Date
1844-02-13
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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...
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Petition to Change the Name of Mosquito County to Harrison County and to Alter Its Boundaries, 1844

338009
Date
1844-03-06
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Petition by the citizens of Mosquito County to change the county's name to Harrison. The petitioners called the name Mosquito "unpleasant." While the petition itself does not explain the idea behind the name "Harrison," it likely was meant to honor the late President William Henry Harrison, who died...
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Petition to Allow John W. Robarts of Hillsborough County to Practice Medicine, 1854

338634
Date
1854
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Petition signed by 166 citizens of Hillsborough County asking the legislative council to grant Dr. John W. Robarts a special license to practice medicine. According to these citizens, he did not possess a diploma from a medical college, which disqualified him, although at the time state law did prov...
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Petition to the United States Congress Signed by 105 Citizens of the District of Elotchaway, 1814

339347
Date
1814-01-25
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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.
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Petition to Establish the East Florida Seminary in Alachua County, 1852

339317
Date
1852
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A petition calling upon the General Assembly to establish a seminary for East Florida at Newnansville, which was then the county seat for Alachua County. Written in 1852 and signed by 150 white male residents of Alachua County, the petition provides the names of a substantial number of the total pop...
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Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus by Clarence Earl Gideon, 1961

339319
Date
1961-10-09
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Petition for a writ of habeus corpus written by Clarence Earl Gideon to the Florida Supreme Court while he was serving a five-year sentence at Raiford Prison.
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Petition of Free Colored People of St. Augustine, 1823

339792
Date
1823-05-31
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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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