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Record Group Number: 001000
Series/Collection Number: .S 1049
Creator: Florida. Constitutional Convention (1885)
Title, Dates: Minutes, 1885.
Amount: 2.00 v.
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Organization/Arrangement: Chronological.
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Biographical/Historical:     The 1885 Legislature enacted Chapter 3577 calling for a Constitutional Convention in order to revise the Constitution of 1868.  In May, 1885 a general election for the selection of delegates was held throughout the state.  The Convention met in Tallahassee from June 9 to August 3, 1885.  Samuel Pasco of Jefferson County presided.  Pursuant to Ordinance No. 1 of the Convention, the Constitution was submitted to the citizens of Florida for ratification in November of 1886.  The 1885 Constitution was ratified by a 31,803 to 21,243 vote.
Summary:     This series contains the bound, handwritten volumes of the minutes of the proceedings, orders of the day, speeches, resolutions, and other information relating to the Constitutional Convention of 1885.  Volume I, 640 pages in length, contains the proceedings from June 9 - July 25, 1885; Volume 2, 180 pages, contains the proceedings from July 25 - August 3, 1885.  It documents the activity of the Convention as it drafted a revised Constitution for Florida.
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Publication Note: Journal of the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of the State of Florida, which convened at the Capitol, at Tallahassee, on Tuesday, June 9, 1885.  Tallahassee : N.M. Bowen, 1885.
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Subject Access Fields: Constitutional conventions Florida
Minutes. aat
Florida Constitution
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