Florida Historical Quarterly Volume 1

Florida Historical Quarterly Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...north, range 1 west, now covered by the city of Tallahassee, and upon which the Capitol of the State is erected, I have to state that under the Act of May 24th, 1824, "One entire section of land or fractional section not exceeding in quantity one-quarter section" was granted to the Territory of Florida for the Seat of Government in that Territory, to be located previously "to the sale of the adjacent lands, under the authority of the Governor thereof, at the point selected for the permanent seat of government for said Territory." The second section of said Act authorized the Governor and Legislative Council of the Territory or a majority thereof, to adopt such measures as they might deem expedient for the disposal of said quarter section or any part thereof, "for the purpose of raising a fund for the erection of public buildings at said seat of government." The third section reserved from sale three-quarter sections of land, "lying contiguous to, and adjoining the quarter section granted by the first section of this Act, to be located by the Governor of said Territory;" and the 4th section of said Act repeals a previously existing provision of law against the appointment of a Survv-"General for the Territory of Florida. On examining the tract books in this office I find the above described tract, upon which the city of Tallahassee, or a portion thereof, stands shown as vacant public land, and after a diligent search, I am unable to find any tract on the Tract Book set apart or reserved under the tirst section of the Act of May 24, 1824, for the seat of government in Florida. The records in this office, however, show the quarter sections authorized to be reserved under the third section of said..."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236649443
  • 9781236649447