Governor Thomas Brown Letter
Scope and Contents
Manuscript letter by Governor Thomas Brown, Executive Department of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida, January 31, 1853, to Captain Wm. B. Cone. Cone was a former member of Legislature from Camden County, Georgia, but at the time of Brown's letter was a Captain of a Company of Calvary in the State of Georgia.
The letter was in reply to Captain Cone's letters of January 21 and 24, 1853, in which Captain Cone had offered him the service of "a Company of Calvary in the event of Indian hostilities." Governor Brown's explanations as the reasons why he was unable to accept Captain Cone's offer affords a picture of political and military affairs of that period. The letter was written at the moment when efforts were being made to remove Indians from Florida.
Also known as MSS 0-36.
- Created: January 31, 1853
- Other: Date acquired: 11/04/1938
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Biographical or Historical Information
Thomas Brown, born in 1785, was originally from Virginia, and was a former member of the Legislature of that state. In Territorial Florida, he held the offices of Adjutant-General of the militia, Auditor of Public Accounts, member of the Legislative Council on various occasions, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and was one of the members of the St. Joseph Convention. He was elected governor of Florida and served from 1848-1853. Governor Brown died on August 24, 1867 in Tallahassee, Florida.
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Source of Acquisition
Gift of Miss MaCoue
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Processed June 22, 1964.
- Brown, Thomas, 1785-1867
- Cone, William B.
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- Governor Thomas Brown Letter
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