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Governor Thomas Brown Letter

 Collection — Box: 138
Identifier: MSS 1964-036

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

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 and 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

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

Existence and Location of Originals

Portions of collection available online?: No

Processing Information

Processed June 22, 1964.

Governor Thomas Brown Letter
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US