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John Rodman letter regarding Spanish Land Grants

 Collection — Box: 156
Identifier: MSS 0-209

Scope and Contents

Letter from John Rodman to Joseph Reed Ingersoll on behalf of a Mr. Tibball seeking to place a claim before Congress to obtain indemnification for losses sustained by him, in consequence of his being prevented from cutting timber on land granted to him by the Spanish government, before his grant should be confirmed by the U. S. Government.

Other names mentioned are: Mr. Douglas, the District Attorney; Dr. Peck; Mr. Aken, Land Agent; Mr. Rawls; Judge Story; the Duke of Alagon, the Court of Punnsoritis, and Don Pedro de Vargas.


  • Other: Majority of material found in February 22, 1837
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/01/1965


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

John Rodman, originally from New York, was appointed by Andrew Jackson as collector of customs at St. Augustine. (Florida Historical Quarterly, XXXII. p. 9)

J.R. Ingersoll was a lawyer born in Philadelphia. In 1835 he was elected to the 24th Congress as a Whig, and served two years. He was also elected a representative of the 27th Congress, and being twice re-elected, served from 1841-1846. (The National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. VIII. pp. 530-531).


1.00 items (1 folder)

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Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Argosy Book Stores, Inc.

Processing Information

Processed November 1965.

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Repository Details

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