Notes: A nicely-bound volume, collecting the Florida House and Senate proceedings for 1856–57.
Each journal—the message of Governor James E. Broome to the legislature and a daily report of the activities of the legislative bodies—are followed by the same appendix of reports, perhaps of most interest is the extended report on Indian Affairs, mostly having to due with conflicts between White settlers and members of the Seminole tribe who had refused to leave after Florida passed a law banning Native Americans from the state on January 12, 1853. This section reprints letters from Jesse Carter, the Special Agent for Indian Affairs; Jefferson Davis, the US Secretary of War; and various military officers.
House Journal pagination: 264 (Journal), 32 (Appendix), 136 (Correspondence Relating to Indian Affairs) pages.
Senate Journal pagination: 216 (Journal), 32 (Appendix), 136 (Correspondence Relating to Indian Affairs) pages.
Edition + Condition: The contents are generally very good (no separate wrappers, as issued). Perhaps 20 leaves have missing corners, not affecting any text. This volume is finely bound in three-quarter's leather and marbled paper-covered boards. The spine has raised bands and is stamped in gilt. A truly lovely period-style binding.
Publication: Tallahassee, FL: Office of the Floridian & Journal, Printed by James S. Jones [and] Office of the Florida Sentinel, Printed by Benjamin F. Allen, 1856.
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