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Record Group Number: 000599
Series/Collection Number: .S 1023
Creator: United States. Board of Land Commissioners.
Title, Dates: Miscellaneous Spanish Florida land records, 1804-1849.
Amount: 1.50 cubic ft.
2.00 microfilm reel
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Organization/Arrangement: By record type.
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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:     This series contains several different types of land records from 1804 to 1849 which are related to the Spanish land grant claims that were submitted to the Board of Land Commissioners.  Included are documents of private claims of individuals; abstracts of claims to lots in Pensacola and records related to claims in West Florida; descriptive lists; docket of claims; land surveys; and correspondence.
Finding Aids: Folder listing available.
Additional Physical Form: Microfilm.
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Language Notes: Spanish.
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Subject Access Fields: Spanish Florida claims.
Land grants Florida
Land surveys. aat
Plats. aat
West Florida.
Florida History To 1821
East Florida.
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