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Record Group Number: 000599
Series/Collection Number: .S 993
Creator: United States. Board of Land Commissioners.
Title, Dates: Memorials for city lots in Saint Augustine, 1764-1821.
Amount: 1.50 cubic ft.
2.00 microfilm reel
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Organization/Arrangement: Numerical.
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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:     The series contains memorials (petitions) for confirmation of ownership of city lots in St. Augustine. A name index is available in the first folders of Boxes 1 and 2. The series also contains other documents relating to claims in St. Augustine, including deeds to town lots; deeds to land with its own index; an inventory of lots; leases; and a Day Docket of the Board of Land Commissioners meeting in St. Augustine.

Finding Aids: Box 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
Saint Augustine (Fla.)
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