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Record Group Number: 001025
Series/Collection Number: .S 976
Creator: National Archives Microfilm Publications.
Title, Dates: Records of special agents for securing the Florida archives, 1799-1836.
Amount: 6.00 microfilm reels 35 mm.
Medium Included:
Organization/Arrangement: By record type.
Terms Governing Use:
Biographical/Historical:     In 1819, the U.S. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams and the Spanish Minister Luis de Onis reached an agreement by which Spain gave the United States title to East and West Florida.  The Adams-Onis Treaty, finally ratified by both nations in 1821, dealt with territorial disputes and with the counter property claims of citizens of both countries.  The United States paid over $4,000,000 to Americans who proved claims against Spain.
    The United States also sought to recover the archives and documents which related directly to the property and the sovereignty of Florida.  These records were to be used to verify land claims and legal matters.  In 1821, the United States sent agents to Cuba in order to secure the records.  The agents had partial success in being able to reproduce some of the documents.
Summary:     Included in this collection are correspondence, journals, and reports, dated 1799-1836, of the agents sent to Cuba to retrieve the Florida archives. Those represented in the materials include President Andrew Jackson, Secretary of State John Forsyth, Consuls William Shaler and Nicholas P. Trist, and agents Richard K. Call, Richard Cleveland, Jeremy Robinson, and William Wirt.  The collection also contains records relating to the cession of the Floridas and the Adams-Onis Treaty.
Finding Aids: Microfilm listing available.
Additional Physical Form:
Reproduction Note: Microfilm.
Location of Originals/Duplicates: National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Associated Materials:
Language Notes: Some records are in Spanish.
Ownership/Custodial History:
Publication Note: National Archives Microfilm Publication T1212.
General Note:
Electronic Records Access:
Subject Access Fields: Call, R.K. 1791-1862 (Richard Keith),
Cleveland, Richard J. 1773-1860 (Richard Jeffrey),
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Robinson, Jeremy, 1787-1834
Shaler, William, 1778?-1833
Trist, Nicholas Phillip, 1800-1874
Wirt, William, 1772-1834
Forsyth, John, 1780-1841
Spain. 1819 Feb. 22. Treaties, etc.
Archives Florida
Spanish Florida claims.
Land grants Florida
Territorial records. aat
West Florida.
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