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Record Group Number: 000598
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Creator: Florida. State Land Office.
Title, Dates: State Land Office record group.
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Biographical/Historical Note:     In 1845, a public land office was established under the control of the Register of Public Lands (Sections 1, 2, and 3, Ch. 54, Act of December 26, 1845).  The public land office was officially designated the State Land Office in 1852 (Ch. 503, Act of December, 1852).  The State Land Office was assigned to the Commissioner of Lands and Immigration in 1869 (Secs. 1 and 2, Ch. 1727, Act of June 23, 1869).  In 1885, the Commissioner of Agriculture assumed control of the State Land Office (Article IV, Section 26, 1885 Constitution).  All records, surveys, maps, field notes, patents, claims, and payments related to internal improvement lands, homesteads, swamplands, and other public lands were filed with the State Land Office.
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