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Record Group Number: 000599
Series/Collection Number: .S 995
Creator: United States. Board of Land Commissioners.
Title, Dates: Minutes of and testimony taken before the Board of Land Commissioners for East Florida, 1823-1825.
Amount: 0.50 cubic ft.
1.00 microfilm reel
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Organization/Arrangement: Chronological.
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Biographical/Historical:     The Board of Land Commissioners was established in 1822 (3 U.S. Statute 709, May 8) to settle all Spanish land grant claims in the territory that Spain ceded to the United States in 1821.  It set up offices in Pensacola and St. Augustine to ascertain the validity of all titles and private claims to lands in East Florida and West Florida.  The Board either supported or rejected the land claims by studying the documents supplied by claimants.
Summary:     The series contains the minutes of the Board of Land Commissioners for East Florida from March 29, 1824 to December 20, 1825 and testimony taken before the Board of Land Commissioners from December 11, 1823 to December 28, 1825.  The minutes reflect the procedures and actions of the Board's decision making powers.  The testimony reflects the statements of the person(s) presenting a claim before the Board.  A more complete copy of the minutes from 1823 to 1827 is located in Series 1001.
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Additional Physical Form: Microfilm.
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Subject Access Fields: Spanish Florida claims.
Land grants Florida
Florida History To 1821
East Florida.
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