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Record Group Number: 000350
Series/Collection Number: .S 2712
Creator: Florida. Comptroller's Office.
Title, Dates: Statements of redemption of tax certificates and Comptroller's correspondence, 1778-1898, bulk 1892 and 1898.
Amount: .25 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: By subject, then chronological by date
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Biographical/Historical:     The post of Comptroller was created in the 1838 Constitution and implemented with statehood in 1845. The Comptroller succeeded the Territorial Auditor of Public Accounts and assumed the duties as the state's chief fiscal officer. The Comptroller's Office examined, audited, and settled all accounts, claims, and demands against the state. It supervised banking institutions, sale of securities, and collection of revenue and taxes. The Comptroller wrote warrants for payment against the state treasury and compiled annual reports for the Governor and Legislature on state expenditures and trust funds.

    The duties of the Comptroller's Office were transferred to the Dept. of Banking and Finance in 1969 (Ch. 69-106, Laws), with the Comptroller serving as the head of the department. On January 7, 2003, the Office of Comptroller was combined with the Office of Treasurer to form a Chief Financial Officer position heading the newly formed Department of Financial Services. This consolidated the two offices and the departments of Banking and Finance and Insurance.

Summary:     This series primarily contains statements of redemption of tax certificates from Ocala in 1892, and various Florida counties in 1898.

    Also included is a collection of correspondence from and indentures maintained by the Comptroller's office, 1778-1895. Over half of these documents relate to John C. Pelot, U.S. Timber Agent, regarding payments for his service in 1861. Remaining documents include an unpaid wages voucher for U.S. Timber Agent, Neill McPherson, 1861; a notice of receipt for land taxes in Orange County, 1850; a report of current accounts and indebtedness to former Governor M. S. Perry, undated; an indenture between Robert J. Bannerman and William L. Bannerman for sale of lands in Leon County, 1895; and an indenture between John B. and Annie A. Slater and Jefferson Young, trustee of Centenary Church, for lands in Leon County on which to build a house of worship for the African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1778.

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General Note: This collection consists of found materials with unknown provenance.
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Subject Access Fields: Perry, Madison Starke, 1814-1865
Bannerman family.
Bloxham, William Dunnington, 1835-1911
African American churches Florida.
Tax collection.
Tax records. aat
Territorial records. aat
Reports. aat
Vouchers. aat
Ocala (Fla.)
Newnansville (Fla.)
Leon County (Fla.)
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