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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: M97- 9
Creator: Crawford, H. Clay (Henry Clay), 1856-1929
Title, Dates: Memoirs 1914
Amount: 1.00 folder
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Biographical/Historical:     Henry Clay Crawford was the Secretary of State of Florida from 1902 to 1929.  John L. Crawford, his father, served twenty years as Secretary.  After finishing his education, H.Clay Crawford held several jobs before becoming chief clerk to his father and was appointed Secretary upon his father's death.  He was then nominated and re-elected to that position until his own death.
Summary:     The memoir is concerned with the founding of the town of Crawfordville, the county seat, and with the reconstruction politics of Wakulla County.  H. Clay Crawford claims that the town was named in 1866 in honor of his father who was then the state senator for Wakulla.  He recounts the names and activities of the earliest of Crawfordville's inhabitants and names those who have died and those who remain.
    His depiction of reconstruction politics is told from the point of view of a southern Democrat and accuses the Republicans of malfeasance in office.  He recounts a riot taking place at the courthouse and the assassination of one of the Republican ring leaders.  This is a short work and it seems that it may perhaps have been prepared for publication in a newspaper of the era.
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Subject Access Fields: Crawford, John L. 1816-1902 (John Lovick),
Crawfordville (Fla.)
Wakulla County (Fla.)
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