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Record Group Number: 000599
Series/Collection Number: .S 1232
Creator: United States. Board of Land Commissioners.
Title, Dates: Surveys of Spanish land grants, 1791-1836.
Amount: 0.50 cubic ft.
1.00 microfilm reel
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Organization/Arrangement: Alphabetical by surname of claimant.
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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 original survey plats of Spanish land grants in East Florida.  The bulk of the plats date from 1791 to 1820.  The records consist of a plat drawing of the land grant and a description of the boundaries.  The documents were filed with the Board of Land Commissioners as evidence of petitioner's right to ownership of land under the required conditions set forth by the Spanish government.
Finding Aids: Folder listing available.
Additional Physical Form: Microfilm.
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Language Notes: Mostly in Spanish.
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Subject Access Fields: Spanish Florida claims.
Land grants Florida
Land surveys. aat
Plats. aat
Florida History To 1821
East Florida.
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