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Scope and Contents These papers contain John F. Brown's appointment by H. C. Linn, a Director of the St. Louis, Oklahoma, and Southern Railroad, to act on behalf of Linn in matters connected with the Railroad. A certificate of election and oath of office (1905) are also included.
Dates: 1897 - 1905
Scope and Contents A letter dated Feb. 7, 1841, from the wife of Captain Waite, commander of a small outpost in Florida, to Samuel K. Platt of Plattsburgh, New York. She refers to the concerns about the Florida Indians (Seminole) and tells of the hanging by Colonel Haney of those Indians he had captured; as well as the expected arrival of a company of the Florida Militia. She describes the militia as “more dreaded than the Indians. They do nothing but race horses and yell like Indians.”
Scope and Contents The final capitulation of the Seminole Nation, March 18, 1837, to Maj. Gen. Thomas Jesup by Principal Chief Micanopy. Micanopy, who was held hostage, authorized his chiefs, Jumper, Holahtoochee, and Yaholoochee to act in his stead.This four page document was signed at Camp Dade by the deputies and thirty-six officers of the Army of the South. In this capitulation, the Seminoles agree that hostilities will cease and that the entire Seminole Nation will immediately emigrate to...
Scope and Contents A collection of papers relating to Seminole matters, almost all in Florida. One group relates to military aspects of the war in Florida against the Seminoles, some of a personal character. There are also a few general comments on conditions: destitute Indians, cattle stealing, property laws, etc. In the late 1830's a few letters speak of the Negro slaves of the Seminole chiefs-ownership claims.A large document of the original Seminole Tribal Laws is written in the Seminole...
Dates: 1821 - 1858
Scope and Contents A handwritten document by William A. Bowles, this is a proclamation dated October 31, 1799, expelling all Spaniards and Americans from the independent "State of Muskogee" issued from Wakina, Florida.