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Record Group Number: 000599
Series/Collection Number: .S 1022
Creator: United States. Board of Land Commissioners.
Title, Dates: Protocols, 1804-1819.
Amount: 0.75 cubic ft.
1.00 microfilm reel
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Organization/Arrangement: Chronological.
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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 various Spanish protocols or legal instruments from 1804 to 1819 which are related to the land claims that were submitted to the Board of Land Commissioners in East Florida.  Records include wills, deeds, titles, testimony, and bills of sale.
Finding Aids: Folder listing available.
Additional Physical Form: Microfilm.
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Language Notes: Spanish.
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Subject Access Fields: Spanish Florida claims.
Land grants Florida
Florida History To 1821
East Florida.
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