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Record Group Number: 000599
Series/Collection Number: .S 992
Creator: United States. Board of Land Commissioners.
Title, Dates: Memorials and concessions, 1786-1821.
Amount: 6.00 cubic ft.
1600.00 microfiche
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Organization/Arrangement: Alphabetical.
Terms Governing Use: To better preserve these records, researchers should use the microfiche copy of these records.
Biographical/Historical:     The Seventeenth United States Congress established a Board of Land Commissioners in 1822 to settle all Spanish land grant claims in the Florida territory that Spain ceded to the United States in 1821 (3 U.S. Statute 709, May 8). The commission 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:     This series consists of memorials and concessions made by the Spanish Governor for land grants to individuals in East Florida. The documents were filed with the Board of Land Commissioners as evidence of petitioner's right to ownership of land under the required conditions set forth by the Spanish government.

Finding Aids: Item listing available. 0
Additional Physical Form: Scans of microfilm produced by FamilySearch available at the Archives.
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Language Notes: Spanish.
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Subject Access Fields: Land grants Florida
Spanish Florida claims.
East Florida.
Florida History To 1821
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