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Record Group Number: 000599
Series/Collection Number: .S 1001
Creator: United States. Board of Land Commissioners.
Title, Dates: Record books, 1773-1828.
Amount: 431.00 microfiche
Medium Included:
Organization/Arrangement: By record type.
Terms Governing Use:
Biographical/Historical:     The Board of Land Commissioners was established in 1822 (3 U.S. Statute 709, May 8) to settle all Spanish land grant claims in the territory that Spain ceded to the United States in 1821.  It 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 record books of the Board of Land Commissioners for East and West Florida from 1773 to 1828.  Records documenting the activities of the Board in East Florida include minutes from August 4, 1823 to November 30, 1827; registers of claims for the first and second session of the Board; copies of grants; concessions; memorials; surveys; and decrees.  Records documenting the activities of the Board in West Florida include minutes from July 15, 1822 to July 24, 1824; records of proceedings; lists of claims reported to Congress; claims and titles to land filed; and translations relating to land titles derived from the Spanish government.  The series also contains copies of royal titles, deeds of mortgage, sales, concessions, and judicial tax sales in St. Augustine, city and vicinity, from 1773 to 1809. Each volume is indexed by name.
Finding Aids: Volume listing available.
Additional Physical Form:
Reproduction Note: Microfiche.
Location of Originals/Duplicates: Dept. of Natural Resources, Division of State Lands, Tallahassee, Fla.
Associated Materials:
Language Notes: Volumes 9-13 are in Spanish.
Ownership/Custodial History:
Publication Note:
General Note:
Electronic Records Access:
Subject Access Fields: Spanish Florida claims.
Land grants Florida
West Florida.
Saint Augustine (Fla.)
Florida History
East Florida.
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