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Record Group Number: 000599
Series/Collection Number: .S 1439
Creator: United States. Board of Land Commissioners.
Title, Dates: Concessions for services, 1815-1821.
Amount: 0.25 cubic ft.
1.00 microfilm reel
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Organization/Arrangement: Numerical.
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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 concessions for services, granted from 1815 to 1821, by virtue of the Royal Order of 1815, which were filed as evidence with the Board of Land Commissioners.  The Royal Order had granted lands in East Florida to militia officers and soldiers who defended the province during the rebellion (Patriot War of 1811-1812).  The land grants were in proportion to the size of their families.  The series includes a name index.
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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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