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Record Group Number: 000151
Series/Collection Number: .S 1274
Creator: Florida. Office of Secretary of State.
Title, Dates: Military election returns by county, 1824-1865.
Amount: 1.68 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Alphabetical by county, then chronological, with undated material at the beginning of each county.
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Summary:     This series contains the surviving Florida territorial and state militia officer election records for the period 1824-1865.  County election records were sent to Tallahassee for recording and preservation by the Secretary of the Territory and the Secretary of State's office.
    Most of the pre-1860s returns were handwritten and included the name of the county, the unit or "beat," the names of candidates, the positions being filled, the number and distribution of votes cast, and statements certifying the validity and legality of the election results.  At one time or another all militia offices from Major General to Subaltern were filled by election.  Not every year of the inclusive span is present for any county.  Most records are clustered in the 1830s and 1840s with a few in the 1820s, 1850s and 1860s.
    Also included is a canvass of election returns dated April 6, 1845.  It provides the totals for the general officers and field officers for the Third Division, Third and Fourth Brigades, and the Ninth through Twelfth Regiments.
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Subject Access Fields: Florida. State Militia.
Secretary of the Territory.
Military records. aat
Territorial records. aat
Election returns. aat
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