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Record Group Number: 000599
Series/Collection Number: .S 1235
Creator: United States. Board of Land Commissioners.
Title, Dates: Memorials and concessions not acted upon, 1804-1821.
Amount: 0.50 cubic ft.
1.00 microfilm reel
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Organization/Arrangement: Alphabetical.
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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 documents those Florida Spanish land claims in East Florida that were not acted upon by the Board of Land Commissioners. It contains memorials and concessions made by the Spanish Governor to individuals in Spanish Florida from 1786 to 1821.  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: Spanish.
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Subject Access Fields: Spanish Florida claims.
Land grants Florida
Florida History To 1821
East Florida.
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