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James Monroe
President James Monroe Establishes the System of Governance of Florida as a U.S. Territory An unpublished letter in which appointees must enforce "the laws for the suppression of the slave trade" An unpublished letter in which appointees must enforce "the laws for the suppression of the slave trade"
23/05/1821. “The ceded territory having been heretofore divided into two provinces, & Pensacola the seat of govt. of one, so distant from St. Augustine, that of the other, and separated by a wilderness, it has been found necessary to adopt a part of our arrangements to that circumstance for the present. The governor will probably reside at the former, where there will be a secretary. At the other, as a substitute for the governor, it seemed proper to appoint another to act under, report to the governor, and take instructions from him. One judge is also appointed at each place, with separate jurisdiction, to execute our revenue laws, and the laws for the suppression of the slave trade. Mr. Worthington of this date is appointed secretary for Saint Augustine.â€┬ŁMonroe also appoints - and tries to mollify - Richard Hackley, who had a large claim on Florida land, a claim that must be dealt with as Hackley was related to Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Mann Randolph, Governor of VirginiaIn August, 1814, a British fleet entered Pensacola Bay in Spanish Florida with the consent of the Spanish government and raised the British flag over forts there. The Indians of the surrounding region were now openly desirous to make war on the Americans and the British supplied them with arms and ammunition. The streets of Pensacola were full of Indians in British uniforms marching and drilling. Jackson determined to put a stop to all this. He raised a force of 3,000 volunteers and marched against Pensacola in November 1814. After a skirmish, the Spanish governor with his escort came to meet the A … [Click Below for Full Description]
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