Washington: Printed by Gales & Seaton, 1821. 70, [2 blank] pp, stitched, untrimmed, uncut. Light tanning, scattered foxing. Very Good.
The documents collect material on the initial organization of the Floridas pursuant to implementation of the Adams-Onis Treaty of 1819, by which Spain ceded East and West Florida to the United States. Included are correspondence between Secretary of State John Quincy Adams and Colonel James Forbes concerning Forbes's delivery of the cession documents to the Spanish Governor General in Havana; Colonel Forbes's frustrations resulting from the delays interposed by Spain; the printing of the Act of Cession of East Florida; correspondence between Adams and Major General Andrew Jackson, newly appointed Governor of Florida, and between Jackson and others. Jackson's commissions, his Proclamations, the initial rules organizing the Territory, documents concerning treatment of the Creeks and Seminoles, departure of the Spanish troops, and the disposition of the Spanish fortifications, are all printed.
AI 7209 . OCLC 159940098 . Item #23884