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 Front Cover
 Title Page
 Minutes
 Resolution
 Financial statement for January,...
 Resolution
 Notice
 Resolution
 Notice
 Resolution
 Financial statement for February,...
 Proxy
 Notice
 Financial statement for March,...
 Notice
 Proxy
 Resolution
 Notice
 Resolution
 Financial statement for April,...
 Notice
 Resolution
 Financial statement for May,...
 Notice
 Resolution
 Notice
 Financial statement for June,...
 Resolution
 Notice
 Financial statement for July,...
 Notice
 Financial statement for August,...
 Resolution
 Notice
 Resolution
 Notice
 Financial statement for September,...
 Notice
 Resolution
 Financial statement for October,...
 Notice
 Resolution
 Notice
 Financial statement for November,...
 Notice
 Minutes of internal improvement...
 Resolution
 Notice
 Financial statement for December,...
 Notice
 Resolution
 Financial statement for January,...
 Notice
 Resolution
 Notice
 Agreement
 Financial statement for February,...
 Notice
 Resolution
 Notice
 Financial statement for March,...
 Notice
 Proxy
 Notice
 Financial statement for April,...
 Notice
 Resolution
 Notice
 Financial statement for May,...
 Resolution
 Notice
 Resolution
 Trustees' minutes
 Notice
 Financial statement for June,...
 Statement of account
 Notice
 Financial statement for July,...
 Notice
 Notice
 Financial statement for August,...
 Notice
 Resolution
 Notice
 Financial statement for September,...
 Financial statement for October,...
 Notice
 Financial statement for November,...
 Resolution
 Notice
 Index






Title: Minutes of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund, State of Florida
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Title: Minutes of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund, State of Florida
Alternate Title: Minutes and financial transactions of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida
Physical Description: v. : maps ; 22-25 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida -- Trustees of Internal Improvement Fund
Publisher: T.J. Appleyard, state printer
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Publication Date: 1919-
Frequency: biennial
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Summary: Includes also Financial statement.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 12 (1917/18)-
Issuing Body: Published under authority of Trustees by ... Secretary.
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Volume ID: VID00002
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Page 1
    Title Page
        Page 2
    Minutes
        Page 3 (MULTIPLE)
    Resolution
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    Financial statement for January, 1925
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    Resolution
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    Notice
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    Resolution
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    Notice
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    Resolution
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    Financial statement for February, 1925
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    Proxy
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    Financial statement for March, 1925
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    Notice
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    Proxy
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    Resolution
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    Notice
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    Resolution
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    Financial statement for April, 1925
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    Financial statement for May, 1925
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    Resolution
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    Financial statement for June, 1925
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    Resolution
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    Notice
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    Financial statement for July, 1925
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    Notice
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    Financial statement for August, 1925
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    Resolution
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    Notice
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    Financial statement for September, 1925
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    Notice
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    Resolution
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    Financial statement for October, 1925
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    Resolution
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    Notice
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    Financial statement for November, 1925
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    Notice
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    Minutes of internal improvement fund
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    Resolution
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    Notice
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    Financial statement for December, 1925
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    Notice
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    Financial statement for January, 1926
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    Agreement
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    Financial statement for February, 1926
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    Financial statement for March, 1926
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    Financial statement for April, 1927
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    Financial statement for May, 1926
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    Resolution
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    Trustees' minutes
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MINUTES
Of the

TRUSTEES
Of the


Internal Improvement

Fund
STATE OF FLORIDA


VOLUME XVI

From January 1, 1925 to December 31, 1926, With
Financial Statement for the Two Years.
Published Under Authority of Trustees by
J. Stuart Lewis, Secretary.


Tallahassee, Florida.
1927.


I ,_











MINUTES
Of the

TRUSTEES
Of the

Internal Improvement

Fund
STATE OF FLORIDA


VOLUME XVI

From January 1, 1925 to December 31, 1926, With
Financial Statement for the Two Years.
Published Under Authority of Trustees by
J. Stuart Lewis, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida.
1927.


T. J APPLEYARD, INC., TALLAHASSEEC FLORIDA















MINUTES



Tallahassee, Florida, January 7, 1925.

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:

John W. Martin, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

This being the first meeting of the Board under the new
administration, Mr. Luning introduced the following Reso-
lution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION.

WHEREAS, By reason of this being the first meeting
after the change of the administration for the Trustees of
the Internal Improvement Fund to organize themselves as
a working body, by reason of the fact that the retiring
Governor was Chairman of this body:
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That .this body
organize by the selection of Hon. John W. Martin, the
present Chief Executive and a member of this body, to
serve as Chairman of said body for the ensuing four years.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That any meeting of
this body held during the absence of the selected chair-
man, the member of the Trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment Fund, being designated consecutively in the Act
creating the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund,
shall automatically act as Chairman of said meeting, thus
obviating the necessity for the selection by this body of
a chairman pro tem. at every meeting at which the Chair-
man may not be present.
Upon motion the Resolution was adopted.














The following Resolution was presented to the Board:

RESOLUTION.

WHEREAS, On the 25th day of April, 1923, the Trus-
tees of the Internal Improvement Fund of Florida entered
into a contract and agreement with W. J. Conners looking
to the construction of a hard-surfaced toll road along the
banks of the Palm Beach Canal and along the shores of
Lake Okeechobee to the City of Okeechobee, Florida, and
granted to the said W. J. Conners certain right-of-way and
privileges along the route of said road; and,
WHEREAS, In said contract and agreement the follow-
ing provisions ond stipulations were made as to bridges
along said toll road over navigable canals:

"THIRD: Conners agrees to construct and
maintain on such strip herein granted, a hard-
surface road not less than fifteen feet wide and
not nearer the canal than twenty-five (25) feet,
and also to construct at each point where said
strip of land crosses a canal having dimensions of
not less than ten feet depth of cut and forty (40)
feet width of bottom, a steel bridge of some prac-
tical draw type. That the net clearance between
abutments shall not be less than fifty (50) feet,
and that the overhead clearance at the lowest
member of bridge or bridges shall not be less
than four (4) feet above normal ground surface
when the span is closed, and that the vertical
clearance when the span is open for the require-
ments of navigation shall not be less than forty
(40) feet above the water level at the side of the
bridge. That all ditches or culverts constructed
by Conners, connecting with the West Palm Beach
Canal, shall be in accordance with the require-
ments of the Board for such ditches or culverts."

AND WHEREAS, At the time of the entering into the
contract and agreement aforesaid the St. Lucie Canal was
not open for the passage of boats and water crafts gen-
erally, the said Toll Road passing over the said St. Lucie
Canal near the margin of Lake Okeechobee, the said Con-
ners secured a permit from the Board of Commissioners














of Everglades Drainage District and from the Trustees of
the Internal Improvement Fund to' construct a temporary
bridge across the said St. Lucie Canal, said temporary
bridge to be used to aid in the construction of said Toll
Road; and,
WHEREAS, The said Toll Road has been opened and
used for toll traffic, and the said St. Lucie Canal has been
opened for navigation and passage of boats for certain pur-
poses; and,
WHEREAS, It has been brought to the attention of
said Board of Commissioners of Everglades Drainage Dis-
trict and the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund
that:
On the 28th day of May, 1924, the said W. J. Conners
was notified by the Chief Drainage Engineer that steel
draw bridge as provided for in the above quoted paragraph
of his contract was necessary.
That on the 2nd day of August, 1924, the said W. J. Con-
ners was again put on notice as to the necessity for the
construction of said steel draw bridge, and again on the
29th day of August, 1924.
That the Board is now informed that the said W. J. Con-
ners, up to the present time, has made no move or begin-
ning as to the physical construction of said draw bridge
over said St. Lucie Canal.
AND WHEREAS, The Drainage Commissioners afore-
said and the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund
are advised that certain barge, barges or water craft desire
'to pass through the waters of said St. Lucie Canal and into
the waters of Lake Okeechobee for legitimate business pur-
poses; that said barge, barges or water craft are of dimen-
sions that could readily pass through draw bridge con-
structed according to the specifications provided for in
above quoted provision of said contract, but that such can-
not pass through the openings of the temporary bridge
constructed across said St. Lucie Canal by the said W. J.
Conners as aforesaid;
AND WHEREAS, It is vitally essential to the proper
development of that section of the State, and for the carry-
ing on of developments in that section now under way, that
the said St. Lucie Canal be open to the passage of all rea-
sonable water craft in legitimate use on said canal.
AND WHEREAS, The agents and employees of the
Florida East Coast Railroad Company, engaged in the













construction of branch line from Okeechobee City south,
has informed this Board and the Trustees that they are
desirous of passing Derrick Barge used in the construction
of bridges through the temporary bridge of W. J. Conners
aforesaid but are prevented from passing said barge
through:

1. Because the temporary bridge as constructed
will not permit the passage of said barge, and,
2. Because the said W. J. Conners has refused
to open said bridge sufficient for the passage of
said barge;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, By the Trustees of
the Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida
and the Board of Commissioners of Everglades Drainage
District that the said W. J. Conners, or his agents and em-
ployees in charge, within ten days from this date do open
said temporary bridge over the St. Lucie Canal on the line
of his said toll road for the passage of said Derrick Barge
and for all other legitimate water craft desiring to pass
said bridge; and that upon the failure of the said W. J.
Conners, his agents or employees, to open said bridge for
the passage of said craft that the Chief Drainage Engineer
is hereby ordered and directed to at once proceed to the
opening of said temporary bridge for the passage of said
Derrick Barge and any other water crafts legitimately
using said waters.
RESOLVED FURTHER, That the said W. J. Conners
is hereby requested to proceed with all reasonable dispatch
to the construction of steel draw bridge provided for in his
said contract.
The resolution was adopted and the Secretary instructed
to forward certified copy of same to Mr. W. J. Conners at
West Palm Beach, Florida.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor,
Chairman.
Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.














Tallahassee, Florida, January 8, 1925.

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:

John W. Martin, Governor.
Ernest Amost, Comptroller.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.

Mr. E. E. Goodno, of LaBelle, appeared before the Trus-
tees and stated that he was developing lands owned by
him along the shore line near the mouth of the Caloosa-
hatchee River in Township 46 South, Range 24 East, and
that there were several small mangrove islands along said
shore line that were a detriment to his development, and
that he desired to purchase same so that he could remove
them, there being approximately 20 acres of this submerged
land.
-The Trustees advised Mr. Goodno that they would have
the Field Agent, Mr. Richardson, survey and investigate
this land and upon report from him would advise Mr.
Goodno of their action in the matter.

The Chief Drainage Engineer was requested to have sur-
veyed the margin of lands along Lake Okeechobee Meander
line at a contour of 17 feet, as such survey has not hereto-
fore been made, and to prepare plats and field notes and
file same as official survey with the Honorable Commis-
sioner of Agriculture.
It was decided by the Trustees that hereafter meetings
of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund and
Board of Commissioners of Everglades Drainage District
would be held on Tuesday of each week, at ten o'clock
A. M.
The following resolution was presented and duly
adopted:
RESOLUTION.

WHEREAS, It is deemed necessary by the Trustees of
the Internal Improvement Fund of Florida that they be














kept fully advised as to all matters appertaining to the
work and interest of said Fund; now, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED, That, beginning with the 1st day
of February, 1925, the Secretary, the Chief Drainage En-
gineer, the Clerk in the employ of said Trustees in charge
of land matters, and the Tax Clerk, be requested to make
a report of the then status of all matters relating to the
Trustees that have been referred to them, or of which they
have charge, reporting what, if any, matters have been con-
cluded and the status of all existing transactions and the
facts as to why such are still pending unfinished.

The following bills were presented, approved and ordered
paid:
A. R. Richardson, Tallahassee, Fla., to ex-
pense account as Field Agent during
December, 1924 ................... $320.59
Western Union Telegraph Co., Tallahassee,
Fla., to services during December, 1924. 8.11
St. Petersburg Independent, St. Peters
burg, Fla., to legal advertisement-5
issues ................ .............. 11.25

$339.95
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor,
Chairman.
Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.


Tallahassee, Florida, January 10, 1925.

The Trustees of the Internal Imrprovement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:

John W. Martin, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.

The Trustees having on December 3rd, 1924, at the re-













quest of Messrs. Cook and Harris, agreed to sell to their
client 21 acres of submerged land in Sectiono 24, Town-
ship 21 South, Range 15 East, at $250.00 per acre, gave
notice of such sale as required by Section 1062 of the Re-
vised General Statutes of Florida, in the St. Petersburg
Independent, a newspaper published in the county in
which said lands lie, and affidavit of publication having
been filed with the Secretary, the Trustees stated they
were ready to hear objections, if any, to the sale. No per-
son, or persons, having filed, or appeared to make objec-
tions, the Honorable Commissioner of Agriculture was re-
quested to issue deed to Mr. Walter P. Fuller, of Pinellas
County; deed to be forwarded to said Fuller with draft
attached for balance due; Mr. Fuller having paid $1,000.00
of said purchase price.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor,
Chairman.
Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.



Tallahassee, Florida, Janmary 13, 1925.

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:

John W. Martin, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

Mr. I. M. Hirshfeld, of the Altha Products Company,
having appeared before the Trustees on December 15, 1924,
and made application to mine mineral-bearing sands along
the Atlantic Ocean Beach, from the St. Johns River to St.
Augustine, and the Trustees having had their Field Agent
make investigation and report on the value of the products
produced from sand mining operations, and the said report












being to the effect that from analysis and investigation it
was the opinion of the Field Agent that a royalty of 25
cents per ton, gross, for all sand removed should be paid.
Mr. IIirshfeld being present stated that his Company
was willing to pay such royalty. Whereupon, Mr. Buford
moved that contract for mining such sand be drawn by the
Special Counsel and that said contract be for five (5)
years, subject to renewal upon terms to be agreed upon by
the Trustees and said Company. Settlement to be made
monthly and Surety Bond of $10,000 to be furnished by
the Company. Contract to contain other conditions as set
forth in application of the Company. The motion was
duly seconded and unanimously adopted.

Messrs. J. Locke Kelley and Mr. Marshall, of Clearwater,
appeared before the Trustees and stated that they would
like to purchase submerged lands in Sections 8, 9, 16 and
17, Township 29 South, Range 15 East, Pinellas County,
containing approximately 103 acres, which they thought
were worth $50.00 per acre.
Mr. Luning moved that the Engineer's Office be re-
uested to ascertain the acreage and correct description of
the submerged land referred to and furnish same to the
Secretary, and that the Secretary proceed to advertise said
land for sale at competitive bids in open session of the
Trustees. Motion duly seconded and adopted.

The following lands in Dade and Palm Beach Counties,
title which had vested in the Trustees for nonpaymen of
drainage taxes, upon application of former owners wert.
ordered advertised:

All Sections 4, 5, 6; N1/2 of NE1/ and N1/2 of
NWV14, Section 7.
All Sections 8 and 9; South 60 feet of NE1/ of
Section 18, Township 59 South, Range 36 East.
N1/2 of Tracts 15 and 16, Section 11, Township
56 South, Range 39 East, Dade County, contain-
ing 2,375 acres; and
Tracts 4, 7, 54 and 60, Section 25; Tracts 9 and
20, Section 27, Township 47 South, Range 41
East.
.All Section 34, Township 45 South, Range 35
East, in Palm Beach County, containing 700 acres.













John W. Henderson, of Tallahassee, Florida, appeared
before the Trustees and stated that he and the other heirs
of his father, John A. Henderson, deceased, were entitled
to a deed of conveyance to the following lands:

E1/ of SE1/4 of Section 20, Township 30 South,
Range 20 East, 80 acres;
NE1/4 and N1/ of SEI/4 of Section 29, Township
30 South, Range 20 East, 240 acres.
Lots 1, 3 and 4 of Section 10, Township 7 South,
Range 29 East, 99.68 acres,

Further stating to the Board that these particular lands
had been entered and the agreed price of same charged to
the said John A. Henderson, deceased, as State Selecting
Agent for swamp and overflowed lands, in payment for
such services, and requested that deed be now made to the
Henderson heirs for such lands.
The question as to whether or not the said Henderson
heirs were entitled to a deed to these lands was referred
to J. B. Johnson, Special Counsel for the Trustees, for an
opinion. On the 5th day of January, 1925, Special Counsel
rendered his opinion as follows:

"Trustees Internal Improvement Fund,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Gentlemen:
In the matter of the application of, John W.
Henderson on behalf of the heirs of John A. Hen-
derson for deed as follows:
E1/2 of SE14 of Sec. 20 Tp. 30 S. R. 20 E.. 80
acres.
NE1/4 and N1/2 of SE/4 Sec. 29 Tp. 30, S. R. 20,
240 acres.
Lots 1, 3 and 4, Sec. 10 Tp. 7, R. 29, 99.68 acres.

This application for deed is made on the
grounds that John A. Henderson entered this
land, selecting same on account of his compensa-
tion as selecting agent for the State of swamp and
overflowed lands, and that the agreed price of
the lands was charged against his account for
services.
I have made thorough investigation of the













records touching this matter. I find that under
entry 13,763 John A. Henderson made entry of
the above described lands, together with other
lands. I find'"that the entire acreage under said
entry 13,763, including the lands above described
was charged against the account of John A. Hen-
derson for services. I find that all the lands un-
said entry, except the above described, were
deeded.
The Henderson heirs are entitled to deed to
above land.
Yours very truly,
J. B. JOHNSON,
Special Counsel."

Whereupon it was ordered that deed to said lands be
executed to the heirs of John A. Henderson, deceased, or
to such person as might be designated by them.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor,
Chairman.
Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.



Tallahassee, Florida, January 14, 1925.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
John W. Martin, Governor.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

The Trustees having on December 9, 1924, agreed to sell
to Mr. John M. Murrell of Miami for his client R. G. Hol-
gate, certain submerged lands in Sections 5, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19
and 30, Township 55 South, Range 41 East, in Dade
County, containing 1317.90 acres, at $250.00 per acre, the
said land having been advertised in the Miami Herald, a
newspaper published in the County in which said land lie,













as required by Section 1062, Revised General Statutes of
Florida, and this date set to hear objections, the Trustees
called for objections.
The Secretary presented protests from E. W. Spalding,
John M. Sutton, W. E. Moses, Land Scrip & Realty Com-
pany, of Washington, D. C., and from Mr. F. M. Hudson
of Miami, as to sale of Sections 7 and 8.
After considering the objections the Trustees were of
the opinion that they constituted no valid or legal protest
to said sale. Whereupon, Mr. Buford presented the fol-
lowing resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION.

WHEREAS, An agreement has been made by and be-
tween the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund
and R. G. Holgate, wherein and whereby the Trustees of
the Internal Improvement Fund did agree to sell and con-
vey whatever title may or might be held by the State of
Florida, in any capacity, in and to the following described
lands to the said R. G. Holgate, for and at the price of
$250.00 per acre, payable one-fourth cash and the balance
in equal payments, one, two and three years from date;
and
WHEREAS, The title to said land is in dispute and liti-
gation, and one of the several conditions is that a certain
part of said land should be patented by the United States
Government to the State Board of Education of the State
of Florida as school indemnity land; now, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED by the State Board of Education
of the State of Florida that in the event that the title to
any of the lands embraced in said transaction and de-
scribed in a notice published by the Trustees of the Internal
Improvement Fund December 9, 1924, and being situated
in Township 55 South, Range 41 East 251.;41 acres, more
or less, in Section 5; 13.49 acres, more or less, in Section
7; 270.18 acres, more or less in Section 8; 81.50 acres,
more or less, in Section 17; 216.26 acres, more or less, in
Section 18; 434.76 acres, more or less, in Section 19; 50.00
acres, more or less, in Section 30; all being an aggregate
of 1,317 acres, more or less, should become vested in the
State Board of Education, then in.that event the Trustees
of the Internal Improvement Fund shall and will pay over













to .the State Board of Education of the State of Florida,
of the sum received from the conveyance herein referred
to, a sum equal to $250.00 per acre for that area of said
land, the title to which may become vested in the State
Board of Education, and shall receive from the State
Board of Education a conveyance to said land to the said
R. G. Holgate, or to such person as he may designate to
receive the said conveyance.
Upon motion the resolution was unanimously adopted.
Mr. Luning moved that the Honorable Commissioner of
Agriculture issue deed in fee simple to R. G. Holgate of
Dade County, Florida, which motion was seconded and
unanimously adopted.
The terms of the deed to be One-fourth cash and One-
fourth in One, Two and Three years, with 8 per cent in-
terest on deferred payments. $10,000.00 was paid on the
first payment. The balance of said payment to be made
on delivery of deeds with 8 per cent interest on said balance
from this date to delivery of deed. Mortgage and notes
on said land to cover 2nd, 3rd and 4th payments.

The following Supplemental Agreement was ordered
placed of record:
SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT.
THIS SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT made this
5th day of December, A. D. 1924, by and between CARY
A. HARDEE, Governor, ERNEST AMOS, Comptroller,
J. C. LUNING, Treasurer, RIVERS BUFORD, Attorney
General, and NATHAN MAYO, Commissioner of Agricul-
ture, of the Stdte of Florida, composing the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida, and
hereinafter called the Trustees, and BROWN COMPANY,
a corporation existing under the laws of the Stale of Maine
and having its principal office loca ed at Portland in said
State of Maine;
WITNESSES: That, whereas said Truvt-e-, and said
Brown Company made and entered into that certain
agreement dated June 6,h, 1923, in and by which said
Trustees agreed to sell and said Brown Company agreed
to purchase from said Trustees upon the terms and condi-
tions stated in said contract the following described lands:













All of Sections One (1), Thirteen (13), Seven-
teen (17), Twenty (20), Twenty-one (21),
Twenty-five (25), Twenty-eight (28), Twenty-
nine (29), Thirty (30), Thirty-one (31), Thirty-
two' (32), and Thirty-three (33) in Township
Forty-five (45) South, Range Thirty-eight (38)
East.
All of Sections Seven (7), Seventeen (17),
Nineteen (19), Twenty-one (21), Twenty-Seven
(27), Twenty-nine (29), Thirty-one (31), Thirty-
three (33) and Thirty-five (35) in Township
Forty-five South, Range Thirty-nine (39) East.
All of Section one (1) in Township Forty-six
(46) South, Range Thirty-seven (37) East.
All of Sections One (1), Three (3), Five (5),
Seven (7), Nine (9), Eleven (11), and Thirteen
(13) in Township Forty-six (46) South, Range
Thirty-eight (38) East.
All of Sections Three (3), Seven (7), Eleven
(11), Fifteen (15), Nineteen (19), Twenty-three
(23), Twenty-seven (27) and Thirty-five (35)
in Township Forty-six (46) South, Range Thirty-
nine (39) East.
All of the Hiatus strip of land lying substan-
tially South of Township Forty-five (45) South,
Ranges Thirty-eight (38) and Thirty-nine (39)
East, and substantially North of Township Forty-
six (46) South, Ranges Thirty-eight (38) and
Thirty-nine (39) East, comprising approximately
and aggregate amount of thirty-three thousand
two hundred eighty (33,280) acres.
and,
WHERIAS in and by paragraph numbered fifth of
said Contract said Brown Company undertook and agreed
to have in actual cultivation in a marketable staple crop
not less than one thousand acres of said lands within two
years from June 6th, 1923, and
WHEREAS, because of heavy rainfalls and other causes
it has developed and is hereby agreed that it is inexpedient
to place in successful cultivation one thousand acres of
the lands hereinabove and in said contract described prior
to June 6th, 1925, and
WHEREAS said Brown Company made and entered












into a contract in writing w'th Southern States Land &
Timber Company, a corporation organized under the laws
of the State of Louisiana, dated June 6th, 1923, and an
additional agreement, supplementary thereto, dated Sep-
tember 4th, 1924, in and by which said Southern States
Land & Timber Company agreed to sell and said Brown
Company agreed to purchase and is now in possession of
the following described lands:
All of Sections Six (6), Eight (8), the East
half and the Southwest quarter of Section Four-
teen (14), all Sections Eighteen (18), Twenty
(20), Twenty-two (22), Twenty-four (24), Twen-
ty-six (26), Twenty-eight (28), Thirty (30),
Thirty-two (32), Thirty-four (34), and Thirty-
six (36), in Township Forty-five (45), South,
Range Thirty-nine (39) East, also
All of Sections Two (2), Ten (10), Twelve
(12), Fourteen (14), Twenty-two (22), Twenty-
three (23), Twcnty-four (24), Twenty-six (26),
Twenty-seven (27), Thirty-four (34), Thirty-five
(35) and Thirty-six (36), in Township Forty-five
(45) South, Range Thirty-eight (38) East, also
All of Sections Two (2), Ten (10), Twelve
(12), Fourteen (14), Twenty-two (22), Twenty-
four (24), Twenty-six (26), Thirty-four (34),
and Thirty-six (36), in Township Forty-six (46)
South, Range Thirty-eight (38) East, also
All of Secticns Two (2), Four (4), Six (6),
Eight (8), Ten (10), Twelve (12), Fourteen (14),
Eighteen (18), Twenty (20), Twenty-two (22),
Twenty-four (24), Twenty-six (26), Twenty-eight
(28), Thirty (30), Thirty-two (32), Thirty-four
(34), and Thirty-six (36), in Township Forty-six
(46) South, Range Thirty-nine (39) East.
and,
WHEREAS it is or may be more expedient for Brown
Company to place in cultivation a thousand acres of lands
selected from the lands described in either or both of said
contracts in a marketable staple crop prior to June 6th,
1925, and
WHEREAS it is the mutual desire of the parties hereto
to modify said agreement between said Trustees and said
Brown Company, dated June 6th, 1923, so as to release
said Brown Company from its obligation contained in













paragraph numbered fifth in said contract between said
Trustees and said Brown Company, dated June 6th, 1923,
to place in cultivation in a marketable staple crop not less
than one thousand acres cf said lands described in said
contract within two years from June 6th, 1923, and in
lieu thereof to permit and require said Brown Company
to place in cultivation not less than one thousand acres
of lands to be selected cr taken either from the lands
described in said contract between said Trustees and said
Brown Company, dated June 6th, 1923, or from said lands
described in said contract between said Southern States
Land & Timber Company and said Brown Company, dated
June 6th, 1923, as modified by said agreement, dated
September 4th, 1924, or in whole or in part frcm the lands
described in either or both of said contracts.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual
promises and undertakings of the parties hereto herein-
after set forth and in further consideration of the sum
of One Dollar ($1.00) in hand paid by said Brown Com-
pany to said Trustees, receipt whereof is hereby acknowl-
edged, and for other valuable considerations, said Trustees
and said Brown Company do hereby covenant and agree
with each other as follows:
FIRST: Said Trustees do hereby release and forever
discharge said Brown Company from its obligations con-
tained in paragraph fifth of said contract between said
Trustees and said Brown Ccmpany dated June 6th, 1923,
to have in actual cultivation in a marketable staple crop
not less than one thousand acres of said lands described in
said contract within two years from June 6th, 1923, and
that to such extent but to no other or greater extent, said
contract between said Trustees and said Brown Company
is hereby modified.
SECOND: That said Brown Company hereby under-
takes and agrees to have in actual cultivation in a market-
able staple crop within two years from June 6th, 1923, not
less than one thousand acres of lands to be selected at the
option of said Brown Company from the lands described in
said contract between said Trustees and said Brown Com-
pany, dated June 6th, 1923, or from the lands described in
said contract between said Southern States Land & Tim-
ber Company and said Brown Company, dated June 6th,
1923, as modified by said supplemental agreement thereto,












dated September 4th, 1924, or from the lands described
in either or both of said contracts.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF we have hereunto set our
hands and seals this 5th day of December, A. D. 1924.


(SEAL)

Signed, Sealed and de-
livered in the presence of:
J. STUART LEWIS.
JENTYE DEDGE.
As to Trustees.
JOHN A. KELSEY.
W. M. IIOFFSES.
As to Brown Company.


BOARD OF TRUSTEES
OF INTERNAL IMPROVE-
MENT FUND.
CARY A. HARDEE.
Governor. (SEAL).
ERNEST AMOS.
Comptroller. (SEAL).
J. C. LUNING.
State Treasurer. (SEAL).
RIVERS BUFORD.
Attorney General.
(SEAL).
NATHAN MAYO.
Commissioner of Agriculture.
(SEAL).
BROWN COMPANY,
By H. J. BROWN.
President. (SEAL).


STATE OF MAINE

COUNTY OF CUMBERLAND. s.

Before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and
for the State and County aforesaid, an officer duly autho-
rized to take acknowledgements of deeds and other instru-
ments, personally appeared H. J. Brown, President of
Brown Company, a corporation, one of the parties to the
above written instrument, who being well known to me
and known to me to be the same individual who as such
President executed the above written instrument on be-
behalf of said corporation; and he, the said H. J. Brown,
acknowledged that as such President he subscribed the
said corporate name and affixed the seal of said corpora-
tion to said instrument in behalf and by authority of said
corporation; and that he, as such President delivered
such instrument by authority and on behalf of said













corporation; that all such acts were done freely and vol-
untarily and for the uses and purposes in said instrument
set forth, and that such instrument is the free act and
deed of said corporation; and he further acknowledged
and declared that he knows the seal of said corporation,
and that the seal affixed to said instrument is the
corporate seal of the corporation aforesaid.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my
hand and official seal this 8th day of January A. D., 1925,
at Portland, in the State and County aforesaid.

(Seal)
CLARENCE E. EATON,
Notary Public.
My Commission expires March 18 1931.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor-Chairman.
Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.



Tallahassee, Florida, January 20, 1925.

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met
on this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol,

Present:

John W. Martin, Governor.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.
Mr. Wyley of Eustis, Florida, appeared before the
Trustees and state that the offer of the Trustees to sell
his company sand in Lake Eustis at 5 Cents per c',ic
yard was prohibitory and requested that the price b? re-
duced to 2 Cents per cubic yard. After discussion the
Trustees unanimously decided not to make any reduction
and advised Mr. Wyley that for sand mined the price of
5 Cents per cubic yard would be collected.













The Trustees recessed to meet at 10:30 A. M., January
21, 1925.


January 21, 1925-11 A. M.

The trustees met as per adjourned meeting of the 20th.

Present:

John W. Martin, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

St. Johns County made application to the Trustees for
a 100 foot Right-of-way through Section 32, Township 5
South, Range 29 East for State Road known as DIXIE
HIGHWAY, said right-of-way parallelling the Florida
East Coast Railway through said Section. The request
was granted and Honorable Commissioner of Agriculture
was requested to issue said Right-of-way Deed to St.
Johns County for and in consideration of the sum of One
Dollar (1.00) and other considerations.
The Trustees having under date of December 9, 1924,
advertised certain lands in Broward County, title to which
had vested in the Trustees for non-payment of Drainage
Taxes, for sale on January 20th, 1925, the same having
been advertised in the Ft. Lauderdale Sentinel, a news-
paper published in the County in which said lands lie, as
required by law, and affidavit of such publication filed
with the Secretary of the Trustees, bids were opened:
Mr. John Scott bid $25.00 per acre for the
entire tract of 658.76 acres.
Mr. Max Dubler bid $25.00 per acre on the
628 acres in Township 51 South, Range 41 East.
Mr. G. C. Burns bid $25.00 per acre for Lot 3,
Block 4, Section 29, Township 50 South, Range
42 East.
Julian M. Goodwin bid $35.00 per acre for
Tracts 11 & 12, Section 14, Township 51 South
Range 41 East, Henderson's Subdivision-20
acres.













W. H. Pope bid $15.00 for E/2 of NE1/4 of
NW1/4 of Section 2, Township 49 South, Range
42 East-10 acres.

After discussion all bids were rejected and the Secre-
tary instructed to so advise bidders, returning checks
which accompanied their bids.

The Trustees on October 27th, 1924, agreed to sell to J.
T. Bruce of Grand Rapids, Michigan, the moss in Santa
Fe Lake, lying in Alachua, Bradford and Clay counties,
contract and bond to be executed for the sale of said moss
by February 1, 1925. Since such action certain protests
have been filed with the Trustees to the sale of this moss
and the Counsel of the Board advised that the Trustees
have no authority to make the sale under present Legisla-
tive Acts.
Mr. Luning moved that the action of the Trustees of
October 27, 1924, be rescinded. Motion duly seconded
and unanimously adopted, and the Secretary was in-
structed to so advise Mr. Bruce.

Application having been made to the Trustees by the
Experiment Station to set aside Fractional Section 30,
Township 53 South, Range 41 East, 50 acres, for use of
said Experiment Station, and the Trustees having on
January 14, 1925 included this land in a sale of 1317.90
acres in Dade County, it being necessary to include this
50 acres with the contiguous acreage to make such sale,
they were of the opinion that they had no authority to
set aside said land 'for use of said Experiment Station.

The salary of the Secretary to the Trustees was fixed
at $2600.00 per year; the Tax Clerk at $2200.00 per year
and F. A. Blitch and Mrs. Carrie Ervin fixed at $1200.00
per year, effective January 1, 1925.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor-Chairman.
Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.













Tallahassee, Florida, January 27, 1925.

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:

Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.

A quorum not being present the Trustees adjourned.

ERNEST AMOS, Comptroller,
Acting Chairman.
Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.



Tallahassee, Florida, January 30, 1925.

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:

Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

Minutes of January 7th, 8th, 10th, 13th, 14th, 20th and
27th read and approved.
The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
C. B. Gwynn, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary as Land
Clerk during -January, 1925 ..............$ 250.00
J. Stuart Lewis, Tallahassee, Fla. To salary as
Secretary during January, 1925.......... 72.22.
J. B. Johnson, Tallahassee, Fla. To salary as
Counsel during January, 1925............. 125.00
A. R. Richardson, Tallahassee, Fla. To salary as
Field Agent during January, 1925......... 200.00
Jentye Dedge, Tallahassee, Fla. To salary during
January, 1925 ........................... 41.66













R. W. Ervin, Tallahassee, Fla. To salary as Tax
Clerk during January, 1925............... 183.33
F. A. Blitch, Tallahassee, Fla. To salary as Clerk
during January, 1925 .................... 100.00
Mrs. Carrie Ervin, Tallahassee, Fla. To salary as
Clerk during January, 1925............... 100.00
R. W. Ervin, Tallahassee, Fla. To overcharge on
Deed 1185 to Jos. Marlow.................. 6.18
W. H. May, Postmaster, Tallahassee, Fla. To en-
velopes and stamps...................... 103.35
Ft. Lauderdale Sentinel, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. To
Advertisement Land Sale in Broward County 15.00
Miami Herald Pub. Company, Miami, Fla. To
Advertising Land Sale January 14, 1925.... 21.75
D. A. Dixon Company, Tallahassee, Fla. To sup-
plies furnished-Bills, Jan. 12, 15 and 19,
1925 .................. ................. 10.05
T. J. Appleyard, Tallahassee, Fla., To Printing
during January 1925.................... 419.35
Edwin Barnes Jr., Tallahassee, Fla., To Clerk
in Tax Department ..................... 99.00

$1,746.89
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.



Tallahassee, Florida, February 3, 1925.

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met
on this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:

John W. Martin, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.













Mr. Johnson of Pensacola appeared before the Trustees
and stated that he was desirous of purchasing approxi-
mately 30 acres of submerged lands near Pensacola and
that he would offer the sum of $5.00 per acre for same.
The Trustees advised Mr. Johnson that they would not
accept that price for the land or have an investigation
made of same. Whereupon, Mr. Johnson offered to defray
the expenses of the investigation if the Trustees would
send the Field Agent to investigate the value of the prop-
erty. This the Trustees agreed to do and Mr. Richard-
son, Field Agent, was instructed to make such investiga-
tion as early as possible and report to the Trustees.

The Trustees recessed to meet at 11 o'clock A. M.
February 4th, 1925.



February 4th-11 o'clock A. M.

The Trustees met pursuant to recessed meeting of
February 3rd.

Present:

John W. Martin, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

Application was made by Mr. L. W. Jennings of Okee-
chobee in behalf of squatters on Eagle Bay to purchase
lands on which they are located.
Upon motion, duly adopted, it was agreed to sell the
lands to parties living on same, who, in the judgment of
the Trustees, were entitled to purchase, at a price of
$35.00 per acre. Terms One-fourth cash and balance in
One, Two and Three years with 8 per cent interest on
deferred payments.
Mr. J. B. Johnson, Special Counsel, stated that the
Lake Worth Drainage District had, by Decree of Court,
sold all lands upon which said District taxes had not been













paid, and, as a number of tracts were lands, title to which
had vested in the Trustees, on which the Trustees were
indebted for Lake Worth Drainage District taxes, the
said District would be willing to redeem the Certificates
of the Trustees, or have the Trustees pay Lake Worth
Drainage District Taxes on all lands so held by the
Trustees.
Upon motion, duly adopted, it was agreed that the
Trustees would be willing to allow Lake Worth Drainage
District to redeem all outstanding Certificates of the
Trustees on lands in said District, and Mr. Johnson was
requested to so advise said District.
The Tax Clerk was instructed to make up a list of all
such Certified lands of the Trustees.

The Field Agent made a report on lands in Town-
ships 50 and 51 South, Range 41 East; also lands on Key
Largo, and stated that developments proposed, and that
being made in those localities, would enhance the value
of the property, and recommended that same be with-
drawn from sale. Mr. Luning moved that the lands as
above mentioned be taken off the market. Seconded by
Mr. Buford and upon vote adopted.

The Trustees having sold to Mr. R. A. Hornton of Ft.
Lauderdale, Lots 11 and 12, Block 4, Section 31, Town-
ship 50 South, Range 42 East, containing 20 acres in
Dade County, Florida, Mr. Hornton requested that he be
allowed to withdraw his bid on these Lots and that deed
be issued to him for Lots 1 and 2, Block 1, Section 32,
Township 50 South, Range 42 East. Upon motion duly
seconded and adopted it was ordered that Lots men-
tioned by Mr. Hornton be eliminated and deed be issued
to the latter Lots in Section 32, Township 50 South, Range
42 East. Deed to be dated January 12, 1925.

Mr. Luning made a motion that employees needing sup-
plies be required to make their requisitions in writing to
the Secretary and that he secure bids on same and present
to the Trustees for their action.

Mr. Luning introduced the following Resolution and
moved its adoption:













RESOLUTION.

WHEREAS, By reason of the fact that the Field
Agent; employed by the Trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment Fund to investigate and report upon conditions and
prices of lands owned by the Trustees, finds it necessary
at times to visit isolated localities, and it being considered
advisable by the Trustees that an automobile could be used
to advantage, and as a matter of economy in making such
investigations, and it being deemed economical for the
Trustees to procure and furnish for said Field Agent an
automobile, maintaining the expenses of same; Therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED, That the Trustees of the Internal
Improvement Fund purchase a Ford Coupe for the use
of the Field Agent for use in his work, leaving it to his
discretion as to times when it will be advisable and
economical to use railroad transportation; that he be re-
quired to take receipts for all gasoline, oils, repairs, etc.,
required in using and maintaining said automobile, and
also obtain receipts for all expenses incurred by him, in-
cluding hotel bills, and that at the end of each month his
bill of expenses, with receipts attached, be filed with the
Secretary for payment by the Trustees.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chairmanof
this Board appoint a committee of one to purchase said
Ford Coupe for the use of said Representative of the
Trustees and present bill for same to the Trustees for
payment. Whereupon the Chairman appointed Hon.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General, as a Committee to pur-
chase said Car.
Upon vote the Resolution was adopted.

Financial Statement for the month of January 1925
was presented and ordered placed of record:

FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR JANUARY, 1925.

Balance on hand January 1, 1925............ $211,909.16
Receipts Under Chapter 9131, Acts of 1923.... 14,290.46
Redemption Pelican Lake Sub-Drainage Dis-
trict Bond No. 4 (matured) ............... 500.00
Interest due Dec. 31, 1924, on Pelican Lake
Sub-Drainage District 6% Bonds........ 435.00














Taxes from H. G. Geer & Co................. 250.00
Interest on deposits for Quarter ending Dec.
31, 1924 .............................. 2,010.58
From Land sales ($21,936.92) less 25% to State
School Fund ($5,484.23) ............... 16,452.69

Less Disbursements ....................... $245,847.89

Balance February 1, 1925 ................... $244,262.05

RECAPITULATION.

Cash and Cash Items.......................$ 1,000.00
Balance in Banks.......................... 243,262.05

$244,262.05

BALANCE IN BANKS FEBRUARY 1, 1925.


Atlantic National Bank, Jacksonville, Fla..... $
Barnett National Bank, Jacksonville, Fla......
Florida National Bank, Jacksonville Fla..... :
First National Bank, Miami, Fla.............
First-American Bank & Trust Co., West Palm
Beach, Fla.............................
Capital City Bank, Tallahassee, Fla...........
Exchange Bank, Tallahassee, Fla............
Lewis State Bank, Tallahassee, Fla...........
Ft. Lauderdale Bank & Trust Co., Ft. Lauder-
dale, Fla. (Special) .................. .

$D
DISBURSEMENTS.


Date Check
1925 No.
Jan. 1-5374
5375
5376
5377
5378
5379
5380
5381


6(
6(
6i







3

24


In Favor of: A
C. B. Gwynn................. .$
J. Stuart Lewis .................
J. B. Johnson ..................
A. R. Richardson........ .......
Jentye Dedge ..................
R. W Ervin .. ................
Fenton Blitch ............... .
Mrs. Carrie Ervin ..............


0,467.37
),688.93
5,537.16
1,579.21

1,972.32
6,380.91
4,123.37
6,352.09

3,160.69

3,262.05


amount.
250.00
66.66
125.00
200.00
41.66
166.66
90.00
90.00













5382
5383
5384
5385
5386
Jan. 8-5387
5388
5389
5390


D. A. Dixon....................
T. J. Appleyard ................
Fred E. Fenno, Clk. Ct. Ct.......
Ben Sheppard, Clk. Ct. Ct.......
F. A. Bryan, Clk. Ct. Ct.........
N. S. Wainwright ...............
A. R. Richardson ..............
Western Union Telegraph Co.....
St. Petersburg Independent......


Total ............................... $1,585.84

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.

JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor-Chairman.
Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.



Tallahassee, Florida, February 5, 1925.

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:

John W. Martin, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

The Trustees having on December 31, 1924, ordered
Notice of their intention to sell to Brown Company of
Portland, Maine, on this date, certain submerged lands in
Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, published in 'the Palm
Beach Post, a newspaper published in the County in which
said lands lie, as required by Section 1062, Revised General
Statutes of Florida, the same was advertised and affidavit
of publication filed with the Trustees.
The Secretary presented a telegram from Mr. B. D. Kerr,


1.20
13.50
32.20
1.55
1.45
166.01
320.59
8.11
11.25














Mayor of Riviera, Florida, protesting against the sale of
any lands nearer than 1000 feet East of permanent Harbor
line. As the land offered for sale on this date does not
come within the above mentioned territory, the protest was
held by the Trustees to be no legal objection.
Upon motion of Mr. Luning, duly seconded, the Honor.
able Commissioner of Agriculture was requested to issue
'deed to Brown Company upon payment of $9,685.00. The
sum of $500.00 per acre being paid for the 19.37 acres.
Mr. Amos, Comptroller, introduced the following resolu-
tion and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION.

WHEREAS, A resolution was adopted by the Trustees
of the Internal Improvement Fund on the 25th of July
1923, wherein and whereby the said Trustees agreed to
exchange with Lake Worth Inlet District lands to be se-
lected by said Lake Worth Inlet District in the location
described in said resolution of equal area for lands to be
conveyed by said Lake Worth Inlet District to said
Trustees, being a part of the submerged tract of land
conveyed by said Trustees to said Lake Worth Inlet Dis-
trict by deed dated the 30th day of March, 1923, and
WHEREAS, Pursuant to said resolution the said Lake
Worth Inlet District has by its deed dated December 13,
1924, conveyed to said Trustees the following described
tract of land, lying and being in Palm Beach County,
Florida:
Beginning at an iron pin in the base line of the
Lake Worth Inlet Channel which is 2264.3 feet
East of the Center line of a County Road known
as the "Dixie Highway," and 207 feet South of
North line of Government Lot No. 3 of Section 33,
Township 42, South, Range 43 East run:
Thence South 200 09' East 125 feet.
Thence North 690 57' East 750 feet.
Thence North 20 09' West 1625 feet.
Thence South 690 51' West 250 feet.
Thence South 10 43' East 1581.4 feet.
to the point of beginning, containing 19.37 acres more or
less, and













WHEREAS said Lake Worth Inlet District has se-
lected the following described tract of land, lying and
being in Palm Beach County, Florida, to-wit:
Beginning at the Southeast corner of that cer-
tain tract of submerged land heretofore conveyed
to the Lake Worth Inlet District by the Trustees
of the Internal Improvement Fund of the State
of Florida by deed dated March 30, 1923, run:
Thence North 690 51' East 150 feet.
Thence North 1826.5 feet.
Thence South 690 51' West 1240.75 feet.
Thence South 20 09' East 94.17 feet.
Thence North 690 51' East 490 feet.
Thence South 200 09' East 1625 feet.
to point of beginning, containing 19.39 acres,
more or less
and has requested that said tract be conveyed by said
Trustees to said Lake Worth Inlet District in exchange for
said tract of land heretofore conveyed by said Lake Worth
Inlet District to said Trustees by deed dated December 13,
1924, all as provided in said resolution of said Trustees
dated July 23, 1923, Now, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED By said Trustees of the Internal
Improvement Fund of the State of Florida, that said
tract of land hereinabove selected and requested by said
Lake Worth Inlet District to be conveyed by said Trustees
to said Lake Worth Inlet District as aforesaid, be con-
veyed to said Lake Worth Inlet District in exchange for
the lands heretofore conveyed by said Lake Worth Inlet
District to said Trustees by deed dated December 13, 1924,
as hereinabove set forth.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of
said Trustees immediately prepare and cause to be pub-
lished proper advertisement of a meeting to be held for the
hearing of objections to the conveyance of said land as
provided in Section 1062 of the Revised General Statutes
of Florida, 1920.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in the absence of
valid objections made in the manner provided by law at
the time fixed in said Notice, said lands so selected by said
Lake Worth Inlet District as aforesaid be conveyed to
said Lake Worth Inlet District.














Upon vote the Resolution was duly adopted.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:

Post Publishing Company, West Palm Beach,
Fla., Advertising Land Sale, Feb. 5, 1925.. .$ 13.50
James Messer, Tallahassee, Fla. To Ford Coupe
for Field Agent .......................... 719.98
Western Union Telegraph Company, Tallahassee,
Fla. To service during January, 1925...... 13.67
T. J. Appleyard, Tallahassee, Fla. To stationery
for Tax Clerk........................... 9.00
D. A. Dixon Company, Tallahassee, Fla. To sup-
plies furnished December and January...... 1.70

P" i I $757.85
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.

JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor-Chairman.
Attent:
J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.



Tallahassee, Florida, February 10, 1925.

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:

Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.

Mr. W. M. Bennett appeared before the Trustees and
applied to purchase the N1/%, N1/2 of S1/2 and N/ of Lot
1, and Lots 2, 3 and 4 of Section 34; also N1/2 and N1/2 of
Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, Section 35, Township 51 South, Range
41 East, Dade County, containing 1,093.81 acres, and of-
fered $68.00 per acre for same.
After consideration the Trustees advised Mr. Bennett













that if he would agree to bid not less than $125.00 per acre
and deposit $500.00 as good faith, they would advertise the
land as required by law. Mr. Bennett stated that he would
consider the proposition and advise the Trustees upon his
return to Miami.
The following advertisements for the sale of lands in
Palm Beach County were ordered inserted in the Palm
Beach Post, a newspaper published in Palm Beach County:

NOTICE.
Tallahassee, Florida, February 10, 1925.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of
the Internal Improvement Fund of the State of
Florida will hold a meeting at 11 o'clock A. M.,
Tuesday, March 17, 1925, for the purpose of con-
sidering the sale of a submerged tract of land in
Palm Beach County, Florida:
Commencing at a point where the South line of
Government Lot 4, Section 9, Township 44 South,
Range 43 East, intersects the original East mean-
der line of Lake Clark, a lake lying partly in Sec-
tion 9, Township 44 South, Range 43 East, Palm
Beach County, Florida, according to original
Plat; run West to the intersection with a line par-
allel to and 200 ft. East of the Center line of the
Palm Beach Canal, as now laid out and in use,
which line marks the East limit of a four hun-
dred-foot right of way reserved for the said West
Palm Beach Canal; thence Northwesterly mean-
dering the said East line of the right of way for
the Palm Beach Canal to the intersection with the
North line of Lot 3, Section 9, Township 44 South,
Range 43 East, extended West to said intersec-
tion; run thence East along the North line of said
Lot 3, extended to a point where the original
meander line of said Lake Clark, as shown on the
Government Plat, intersects with the North line of
said Lot 3, Section 9, Township 44 South, Range
43 East; run thence South, West and Southeast
along the original meander line of said lake in
Lots 3 and 4, Section 9, Township 44, South,
Range 43 East, as shown on the Government Plat
of said Section 9, said township and range, to the
point of beginning; said land being all of the














land lying between the original meander line of
Lake Clark as shown on the Government Plat of
Lots 3 and 4, Township 44 South, Range 43 East,
and the East right-of-way line of the Palm Beach
Canal, as now laid out and in use, containing 30
acres, more or less.
This notice is published in compliance with
Section 1062, Revised General Statutes of Florida.
Open bids will be received at Tallahassee, at 11
o'clock A. M., on date of sale.
The right to reject any and all bids is reserved.
By order of the Trustees of the Internal Im-
provement Fund.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor.
Attest J. STUART LEWIS, Secretary.

NOTICE.

Tallahassec, Florida, February 10, 1925.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of
the Internal Improvement Fund of the State of
Florida will hold a meeting at 11 o'clock A. M.,
Tuesday, March 17, 1925, for the purpose of con-
sidering the sale of the following described sub-
merged land in PALM BEACH COUNTY,
Florida:
Beginning at the Southeast corner of that cer-
tain tract of submerged land heretofore conveyed
to the Lake Worth Inlet District by the Trustees
Improvement Fund of the State of Florida by
deed dated March 30, 1923, run:
Thence North 690 51' East 150 feet.
Thence North 1826.5 feet.
Thence South 690 51' West 1240.75 feet.
Thence South 2 09' East 94.17 feet.
Thence North 690 51' East 490 feet.
Thence South 200 09 East 1625 feet.
to point of beginning, containing 19.39 acres more
or less in Township 42 South, Range 43 East.

This Notice is published in compliance with Section
1062 of the Revised General Statutes of Florida, that any
person or persons who may have objections to said sale


2-I. I.














may have an opportunity to present the same as therein
prescribed.
By order of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund.
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor.
Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.

The following advertisement was ordered placed in the
Miami Herald, a newspaper published in the County in
which the lands lie:
NOTICE.

Tallahassee, Florida, February 10, 1925.

NOTICE Is hereby given that the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida, will
receive competitive bids in open session at 11 o'clock A. M.,
Tuesday, March 17, 1925, at Tallahassee, for the sale of
the following lands in DADE COUNTY, Florida:

All Sections 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30, in Town-
ship 53 South, Range 37 East; Containing 3,840
acres, more or less.

Terms: All cash, or One-fourth cash and balance in
One, Two and Three years with 8 per cent interest on
deferred payments.
The right to reject any and all bids is reserved.
By order of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor.
Attest: J. STUART LEWIS, Secretary.

Honorable John Bryan, member of Board of County
Commissioners of Broward County, appeared before the
Board of Commissioners of Everglades Drainage District
and the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund on
behalf of said Board of County Commissioners of Broward
County, and made the following request:













1. That the Board of Commissioners of Ever-
glades Drainage District and the Trustees of
the Internal Improvement Fund grant per-
mission to the Board of County Commissioners
of Broward County to construct a county road
along the South bank of South New River
Canal from Davie to the junction of the said
canal with Miami Canal.
2. That the Board of Commissioners of Ever-
glades Drainage District and the Trustees of
the Internal, Improvement Fund grant to
Broward County a right-of-way along the
North side of South New River Canal and
issue a permit to said county for constructing
a county road along the North side of said
North New River Canal from the Davie Bridge
West to West boundary of Section 28 in Town-
ship 50 South, Range 40 East.

The conditions under which the county proposes to con-
struct the above road were explained by Mr. Bryan and
after a discussion of the subject the following RESOLU-
TION was adopted:
RESOLUTION.

WHEREAS, The Trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment Fund did on July 8th, 1915, enter into agreement
with the Board of County Commissioners of Dade County,
Florida, by which agreement the Trustees granted a right-
of-way and assented to the construction of a county road
along the North bank of Miami Canal and the South bank
of South New River Canal, in accordance with certain
conditions named in said agreement, and
WHEREAS, Since the date above named Broward
County has been created and contains a part of what was
formerly Dade County within which part is located all of
South New River Canal, and
WHEREAS, It is the opinion of the Board that all of
the rights and privileges conferred upon Dade County by
the agreement aforesaid within the area subsequently
created into Broward County innurred to said Broward
County and that said county is entitled and is authorized
to construct said road in accordance with conditions set













forth in agreement of July 8th, 1915 above referred to,
and
WHEREAS, The Board of Commissioners of Everglades
Drainage District is further of the opinion that the con-
struction of a road along or near the North bank of South
New River Canal will be of advantage to the Everglades,
is desirable in the development of that locality, and will
not interfere with the operation or maintenance of said
canal for drainage or other purposes, now, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED, That the Trustees of the Internal
Improvement Fund hereby grant to the Board of County
Commissioners of Broward County right to occupy for
road purposes a strip of land owned by them or upon the
right-of-way of South New River Canal on the North side
of the said Canal, the South side of said right-of-way being
at a distance of 60 ft. from the edge of the said canal
and extending to the North line of said right-of-way, the
North line of said Canal right-of-way being 130 ft. North
of the center line of said South New River Canal extend-
ing from the intersection of the road on the North side of
Davie bridge with said right-of-way West to the West
boundary of Township 50 South, Range 40 East, Section
28.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED That the Board of
Commissioners of Everglades Drainage District hereby
authorize the Board of County Commissioners of Broward
County, at their own expense to construct a County road
along or near the North bank of South New River Canal
under the same terms and conditions as those set forth in
the agreement of July 8th, 19'15 herein above referred to,
it being understood that the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Broward County will stake out the limits of the
said road in advance and will indicate the same to the
Engineer representing the Board for approval of said loca-
tion prior to beginning of said construction thereon.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.

ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.














Tallahassee, Florida, February 17, 1925.

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met
on this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:

John W. Martin, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

The Trustees having on January 13th given notice by
advertisements that they would sell certain lands in Dade
and Palm Beach Counties, title to said lands having vested
in the Trustees for non-payment of Everglades Drainage
District taxes, and affidavit of publication by the Miami
Herald, a newspaper published in Dade County, and by
the Palm Beach Post, a newspaper published in Palm
Beach County, having been filed with the Trustees, the
Secretary was instructed to open bids.

Mr. W. H. Price of Miami, representing C. M.
Brown, Sr., bid $325.00 on the N1/2 of Tracts 15
& 16, Sec. 11, Twp. 56 South, Range 39 East, Dade
County, 10 acres.
Mr. John Scott of Miami bid $300.00 for N1/2
of Tracts 15 & 16, Sec. 11, Twp. 56 South, Range
39 East, Dade County, 10 acres.

Upon motion duly adopted the bid of Mr. Price for
Mr. Brown was accepted.

Mr. S. B. Jennings, for the Dade Muck Land
Company, bid $1587.05 for all Sections 4, 5, 6 &
N1/2 of NE1/4 & NI/ of NW1/4 of Section 7; all
Sees. 8 & 9, and South 60 feet of NE/ of Section
18, Township 59 South, Range 36 East, Dade
County, 3365 acres.

Upon motion the bid of Mr. Jennings was accepted.














Mr. S. B. Jennings, for Dade Muck Land Com-
pany bid $1492.54 for all Section 34, Township
45 South, Range 35 East, Palm Beach County,
640 acres.
Upon motion the bid of Mr. Jennings was accepted.
Mr. J. L. Holmberg bid $162.80 for Tracts 4,
7, 54 & 60, Section 25, & Tracts 9 & 20, Section
27, Township 47 South, Range 41 East, Palm
Beach County, 80 acres.
Upon vote the bid of Mr. Holmberg was accepted.
The Secretary was instructed to draw deeds to the suc-
cessful bidders, as'they were all former owners of the land,
ie, before title vested in said Trustees.
Messrs. Rand & Billingsley having purchased certain
submerged lands, being a part of Virginia Key, in Dade
County, and as deed had not as yet been issued, it was
ordered, upon request of Mr. Billingsley, that the name
of Mr. Ben Sheppard be substituted for Mr. Billingsley in
said deed. The Honorable Commissioner of Agriculture
was requested to make such change.
Mr. Knox Burger, Secretary and Treasurer of Leesburg
Sand and Supply Company, made application to take
sand from Lake Harris, Lake County, Florida, and asked
that contract be executed therefore at a price of 5 Cents
per cubic yard. The Trustees agreed to make such sale
and Mr. Johnson, Special Counsel was requested to draw
the contract.
The Trustees decided to offer for sale Five sections of
land in Dade County, and the Secretary was requested to
place the following advertisement in the Miami Herald, a
newspaper published in the County in which the lands lie:

NOTICE.

Tallahassee, Florida, February 18, 1925.

NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida, will
receive competitive bids in open session at 11 o'clock A. M.
Tuesday, March 31, 1925, at Tallahassee, for sale of the
following land, situate and being in DADE County,
Florida:














Sections 26, 27, 28, 33 and 34, Township 55
South, Range 38 East, containing 3,200 acres more
or less.
Terms: Cash or one-fourth cash and balance in
one, two and three years, with 8 per cent interest
on deferred payments.
The right to reject any and all bids is reserved.
By order of the Trustees of the Internal Im-
provement Fund.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor.
Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS, Secretary.
The salary of A. R. Richardson, Field Agent, was placed
at $2,600.00 per annum, effective March 1, 1925.
The Board of Commissioners of Everglades Drainage
District having requested a temporary loan of $50,000.00
from the Trustees, Mr. Luning, Treasurer, was instructed
to make such loan from the funds of the Trustees.
The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
Board of Commissioners Everglades Drainage
District, Tallahassee, Fla. To loan as per
resolution ............................ $50,000.00
Miami Herald Publishing Co., Miami, Fla. To
Advertising Land Sale Feb. 17, 1925-5
issues ................. ............... 9.75
Post Publishing Company, West Palm Beach,
Fla. To Advertising Land Sale Feb. 17,
1925 .................................. 9.00
T. J. Appleyard, Tallahassee, Fla. To binding
25 copies Trustee Minutes ................ 56.25
A. R. Richardson, Tallahassee, Fla. Expense ac-
count during January, 1925.............. 273.27
J. B. Johnson, Counsel, Tallahassee, Fla. Ex-
pense account trip to West Palm Beach.... 54.73
John W. Williams, Tallahassee, Fla. To expenses
on trip Taylor and Lafayette Counties-
Land inspection ........................ 52.27

$50,455.27
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W.. MARTIN, Governor,
Attest: Chairman.
J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.












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Tallahassee, Florida, February 27, 1925.

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
John W. Martin, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
C. B. Gwynn, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary as Land
Clerk for February, 1925................. $ 250.00
J. Stuart Lewis, Tallahassee, Fla. To salary as
Secretary for February, 1925.............. 72.22
J. B. Johnson, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary as Coun-
sel for February, 1925.................... 125.00
A. R. Richardson, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary as
Field Agent for February, 1925........... 200.00
Jentye Dedge, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary during
February, 1925 .......................... 41.66
R. W. Ervin, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary as Tax
Clerk during February, 1925.............. 183.33
F. A. Blitch, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary as Clerk
during February, 1925 .................... 100.00
Mrs. Carrie Ervin, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary as
Clerk during February, 1925.............. 100.00
Edwin Barnes, Jr., Tallahassee, Fla. Steno-
graphic work February, 1925-Tax Clerk... 90.00
T. J. Appleyard, Tallahassee, Fla. Printing work
and supplies ............................ 49.45
D. A. Dixon Company, Tallahassee, Fla. Supplies
furnished ............................... 13.50
Fred E. Fenno, Clerk Circuit Court, West Palm
Beach, Fla. Fee for recording deed........ 1.60
$1,226.76
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor,
Chairman.
Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.













Tallahassee, Florida, March 3, 1925.

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:
John W. Martin, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
The Trustees met to consider the sale of three islands or
submerged Tracts of land in Clearwater Bay, Pinellas
County, as ordered advertised by the Trustees on January
28, 1925, in accordance with Section 1062, Revised General
Statutes of Florida. The Secretary presented affidavit of
the Clearwater Evening Sun, a newspaper published in the
County in which said lands lie, showing that the same had
been advertised thirty days as required by law. The Chair-
man stated that the Trustees were ready to hear protests
to the sale.
Mr. E. T. Roux of Tampa filed protest in behalf of
C'I.;, ritlr. Island Bridge Company.
Judge O. K. Reaves of Tampa filed protest in behalf of
Lloyd-White-Skinner Development Company.
Protests were read, and after discussion the Trustees
decided to defer sale of land for the present and advised
bidders that when further consideration was given the
matter all parties interested would be advised and given
ample time to be present or represented at said hearing.
Mr. Gregor McLean of Clearwater appeared before the
Trustees and stated that he represented three water front
owners on Clearwater bay, who wished to secure from the
State the submerged lands in front of their holdings to
the channel, and advised that they were willing to pay
$100.00 per acre for same. Whereupon, the Secretary was
instructed to place the following advertisement in the
Clearwater Evening Sun, a newspaper published in the
County in which said lands lie:













NOTICE.

Tallahassee, Florida, March 9, 1925.

NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida, will
hold a meeting at 11 o'clock A. M., Tuesday, April 14th,
1925, for the purpose of considering the sale of the follow-
ing described submerged land in PINELLAS County,
Florida:
TRACT 1. From a point 146 feet North of the
intersection of the North side of Rogers
Street and the West side of Bay
Avenue in the City of Clearwater,
Florida, run North along the West
Side of Bay Avenue 225 ft. thence
West 414 ft. to the point of begin-
ing which is also the high water mark
of Clearwater Bay.
From said point of beginning run
West 700 ft. to the East side of Chan-
nel in Clearwater Bay, thence South-
westerly along East side of said chan-
nel Approximately 295 ft. to a point
1218 ft. West of the point 146 ft.
North of the intersection of the North
side of Rogers Street and the West
side of Bay Avenue, thence East 700
ft. to the high water mark of Clear-
water Bay, thence Northeasterly along
the East side of Clearwater Bay
approximately 250 ft. to the point of
beginning. Containing 3.60 acres,
more or less. Correct description to
be given in deed.
TRACT 2. Beginning at the Northeast corner of
Lot 2 of Block 10, of Turner's Sec-
ond Addition to Clearwater, Florida.
Said point being further referenced as
the intersection of the South side of
Rogers Street with the high water
mark of Clearwater Bay; Run West
700 ft. to the East side of Channel in













Clearwater Bay; Thence South-
westerly along the East side of said
channel approximately 315 ft. to the
intersection with the South boundary
of Lot 5 of Block 10 of Turner's Sec-
ond Addition to Clearwater, Florida,
projected West into Clearwater Bay
and said line being also the North
side of Turner Street; Thence East,
700 ft. to the Southeast corner of Lot
5 of Block 10 of Turner's Second Ad-
dition to Clearwater, Florida, said
corner being at the high water mark
of Clearwater Bay; thence North-
easterly along the East side of Clear-
water Bay, being the West boundary
of, Lots 5, 4, 3, & 2, of said Addition,
approximately 320 ft. to the point of
beginning. Containing 4.66 acres,
more or less. Correct description to
be given in Deed.

TRACT 3. From the intersection of the South
boundary of Turner Street with the
West boundary of Lime Avenue in the
City of Clearwater, Florida; run
South along the West boundary of
Lime Avenue 187 feet, thence West
317 feet to the highwater mark of
Clearwater Bay. Said point being the
point of beginning.
From point of beginning run West
700 ft. to the East side of the Chan-
nel in Clearwater Bay, thence South
along the East side of said channel
120 ft., thence East 700 ft. to the
high water mark of Clearwater Bay;
thence North along the East side of
Clearwater Bay 120 ft. to the point
of beginning. Containing 1.93 acres,
more or less. Correct description to
be given in deed.













This Notice is published in compliance with Section
1062 of the Revised General Statutes of Florida, that any
person or persons who may have objections to said sale
may have an opportunity to present the same as therein
prescribed.
By order of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor.
Attest:

J. STUART LEWIS, Secretary.

The Trustees fixed the limit of Fve Years for all con-
tracts for the sale of sand and a minimum of $25.00 per
month.
Mr. John M. Sutton appeared before the Trustees and
asked that they allow him compensation for the lands
Northwest of Lake Okeechobee which had been patented
to the State. The Trustees advised Mr. Sutton that these
lands were not included in his contract and as all steps
necessary to secure patent had been complied with by Mr.
Terrell, former Counsel of said Trustees, he (Mr. Sutton),
was not entitled to any pay, and they refused to make any
compensation therefore.
The Tax Clerk stated that he was unable with his present
force to get up certain data for the various Tax Collectors
before the Delinquent Tax Sale and it was decided by the
Trustees to employ a Stenographer for thirty days to
assist in this work.
The Trustees made a lease of the turpentine rights for
a period of Three years on Section 32, Township 5 South,
Range 29 East, to Richardson and Strickland of St. John:
County.
Mr. Luning introduced the following Resolution and
moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION.

BE IT RESOLVED That the salary of the Attorney of
the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund, beginning
with the First day of March, 1925, shall be Five Thousand













($5,000.) per annum, payable monthly, said Attorney to
attend to the legal work of the Trustees of the Internal
Improvement Fund and the Board of Commissioners of
Everglades Drainage District; the Trustees to pay one-half
of such salary and the Board of Everglades Drainage Com-
missioners to pay the other half, said Attorney to give his
entire services to the duties of the two Boaids; Provided
the Board of Commissioners of Everglades Drainage Dis-
trict concur in said Resolution.

Upon vote the resolution was adopted.

Financial Statement for the month of February 1925
was approved and ordered placed of record:

FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR FEBRUARY 1925.

Balance on hand February 1, 1925.$244,262.05
From sale of Sand (Jan. 1925)... 25.00
Sale of Minutes ................ 4.50
Receipts Under Chapter 9132, Acts
of 1923.................... 3,567.39
Receipts Under Chapter 9131, Acts
of 1923.................... 9,139.38
Refund on account of Drainage
taxes paid by Trustees ....... 9.56
From Land Sales ($45,340.09) less
25% to State School Fund
($11,335.02) ..... 34,005.07

$291,012.95
Less disbursements .............. 53,400.01

Balance March 1, 1925........... $237,612.94

RECAPITULATION.

Cash and Cash Items ............$ 1,000.00
Balance in Banks............... 236,612.94


$237,612.94













BALANCE IN BANKS MAARCI 1, 1925.


Atlantic National Bank, Jackson-
ville, Fla. ..................$ 77,179.21
Barnett National Bank, Jackson-
ville, Fla. .................. 50,688.93
Florida National Bank, Jackson-
ville, Fla. ................. 52,162.15
First National Bank, Miami, Fla.. 1,579.21
First-American Bk. & Tr. Co.,
West Palm Beach, Fla ....... 1,972.32
Capital City Bank, Tallahassec,
Fla. ...................... 6,394.97
Exchange Bank, Tallahassee, Fla.. 4,123.37
Lewis State Bank, Tallahassee, Fla. 6,352.09
Ft. Lauderdale Bk. & Tr. Co., Ft.
Lauderdale (Special) ....... 36,160.69


$236,612.94


DISBURSEMENTS.


Check
No. In Favor of: Amount
5391 C. B. Gwynn.............. $ 250.00
5392 J. Stuart Lewis............ 72.22
5393 J. B. Johnson ............. 125.00
5394 A. R. Richardson... ........ 200.00
5395 Jentye Dedge ............. 41.66
5396 R. W. Ervin .............. 183.33
5397 F. A. Blitch............... 100.00
5398 Mrs. Carrie Ervin......... 100.00
5399 R. W Ervin .............. 6.18
5400 W. H. May, Postmaster .... 103.35
5401 Fort Lauderdale Sentinel... 15.00
5402 Miami Herald ............ 21.75
5403 D. A. Dixon Co........... 10.05
5404 T. J. Appleyard............ 419.35
5405 Edwin Barnes, Jr.......... 99.00
5406 Post Publishing Co......... 13.50
5407 James Messer .............. 719.98
5408 Western Union Telegraph
Co. ..................... 13.67
5409 T. J. Appleyard............ 9.00
5410 D. A. Dixon Co............ 1.70


Date
1925
Feb.


1,














9,













18, 5411 Bd. Commrs. Everglades Dr.
Dist. Account Temporary
Loan .................. 30,000.00
5412 Bd. Commrs. Everglades Dr.
Dist. Account Temporary
Loan ................... 10,000.00
5413 Bd. Commrs. Everglades Dr.
Dist. Account Temporary
Loan ................... 10,000.00
5414 Miami Herald Publishing
Co. .................... 9.75
5415 Post Publishing Co........ 9.00
5416 T. J. Appleyard............ 56.25
5417 A. R. Richardson .......... 273.27
5418 J. B. Johnson ............. 54.73
5419 J. W. Williams............. 52.27
26, 5420 Bob Simpson, T. C......... 440.00

$53,400.01
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor,
Chairman.
Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.



Tallahassee, Florida, March 9, 1925.
The Trustees of the Internal Inprovement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

Mr. W. H. Price and Mr. W. A. Kohlkeep, of Miami,
representing The Peninsula Terminal Company, appeared
before the Trustees and made application to purchase sub-
merged land in Biscayne Bay, Dade County, lying in Sec-
tions 4, 5 and 9, Township 54 South, Range 42 East, con-
taining approximately 212 acres, and offered $800.00 per
acre for same.












After discussion the Trustees stated that they would not
sell the land at the price offered but would accept $1,000.00
per acre for same. Whereupon, Messrs. Price and Kohl-
keep agreed to pay the sum of $1,000.00 per acre cash for
the lands when deed was issued, and requested the Trus-
tees to advertise the land for objections as required by Sec-
tion 1062, Revised General Statutes, within the next ninety
days, depositing with the Trustees cashier's check of $10,-
000 as evidence of good faith.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
Grant Furniture Company, Tallahassee, Fla. Sup-
plies for Tax Clerk.......................$ 7.25
Western Union Telegraph Company, Tallahassee,
Fla. Services during February, 1925........ 5.92
Charles Williams, Tallahassee, Fla. To scissors for
Secretary's office ......................... 2.00
Clearwater Evening Sun, Clearwater, Fla. To Legal
Advertisement-Sale March 3, 1925......... 27.00
Ft. Lauderdale Sentinel, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. To
Advertising land sale ..................... 7.50
Geo. F. Holly, Clerk Circuit Court, Miami, Fla.
Recording Mortgage Miami Real Estate Co... 2:75
A. R. Richardson, Field Agent, Tallahassee, Fla.
Expense account for February, 1925......... 252.16

$304.58
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
ERNEST AMOS, Comptroller,
Acting Chairman.
Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.













Tallahassee, Florida, March 13, 1925.

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:

John W. Martin, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

The Trustees authorized the following Proxy to be issued
to R. G. Johnson, of Palm Beach County, same to be signed
by the Chairman and to be forwarded to Mr. Johnson:

PROXY.

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:
That we, the Trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment Fund of the State of Florida, constitute and
appoint R. G. Johnson, of Palm Beach County,
to cast the vote of the said Trustees at the annual
meeting of the land owners of Pahokee Drainage
District, and otherwise act as our representative
in voting the acreage of the Trustees for the elec-
tion of a Supervisor or any other matters prop-
erly coming before said meeting.
WITNESS the signature of the Chairman of
the Trustees on this the 13th day of March, 1925.

JOHN W. MARTIN,
Chairman, Trustees Internal Improvement

Fund of Florida.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.

JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor,
Chairman.
Attest:

J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.












Tallahassee, Florida, March 17, 1925.

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:

Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
The Trustees having given notice on February 10, 1925,
that they would hold a meeting on this date to hear objec-
tions if any to the issuing of deed to the following sub-
merged land in Palm Beach County:
"Beginning at the Southeast corner of that cer-
tain tract of submerged land heretofore conveyed
to the Lake Worth Inlet District by the Trustees
of the Internal Improvement Fund of the State
of Florida by deed dated March 30, 1923; run:
Thence North 690 51' East 150 feet,
Thence North 1826.5 feet,
Thence South 69 51' West 1240.75 feet,
Thence South 2' 09' East 94.17 feet,
Thence North 69 51' East 490 feet,
Thence South 20 09' East 1625 feet,
In Township 42 South, Range 43 East, to point
of beginning, containing 19.39 acres more or less.
Said Notice having been published once a week for five
consecutive weeks in the Palm Beach Post, a newspaper
published in the County in which said lands lie, and affi-
davit of such publication filed with the Trustees, Notice
was read, and no protest to the deeding of said property
being presented, Mr. Luning moved that the .Honorable
Commissioner of Agriculture issue Deed to the Lake Worth
Inlet District, in accordance with Resolution of the Trus-
tees dated July 23, 1923, and Minutes of February 5, 1925.
Seconded by Mr. Mayo and upon vote adopted.
The Trustees also, under date of February 10, 1925, or-
dered advertised for sale by open bids on this date, the
following described sovereignty lands in Palm Beach
County:













"Commencing at a point where the South line
of Government Lot 4, Section 9, Township 44
South, Range 43 East, intersects the original East
meander line of Lake Clark, a lake lying partly
in Section 9, Township 44 South, Range 43 East,
Palm Beach County, Florida, according to origi-
nal Plat; run West to the intersection with a line
parallel to and 200 ft. East of the Center Line of
the Palm Beach Canal, as now laid out and in use,
which line marks the East limit of a four hundred
foot right of way reserved for the said West Palm
Beach Canal; thence Northwesterly meandering
the said East line of the right of way for the Palm
Beach Canal to the intersection with the North
line of Lot 3, Section 9, Township 44 South,
Range 43 East, extended West to said intersec-
tion; run thence East along the North line of said
Lot 3, extended to a point where the original
meander line of said Lake Clark, as shown on the
Government Plat, intersects with the North line
of said Lot 3, Section 9, Township 44 South,
Range 43 East; run thence South, West and
Southeast along the original meander line of said
Lake in Lots 3 and 4, Section 9, Township 44
South, Range 43 East, as shown on the Govern-
ment Plat of said Section 9, said township and
range, to the point of beginning; said land being
all of the land lying between the original mean-
der line of Lake Clark as shown on the Govern-
ment Plat of Lots 3 and 4, Township 44 South,
Range 43 East, and the East right-of-way line of
the Palm Beach Canal, as now laid out and in use,
containing 30 acres, more or less.

The same having been advertised once a week for five con-
secutive weeks in the Palm Beach Post, a newspaper pub-
lished in the County in which said lands lie, and affidavit
of such publication filed with said Trustees, and no protest
filed, the Chairman called for bids on said land.
Mr. Neil A. Campbell bid $600.00 per acre; Wideman
and Wideman, for C. W. Copp, bid $650.00; Mr. Campbell
raised his bid to $1,000.00 and Wideman and Wideman
raised it to $1,200.00. No further bids made and the sale
was closed.













The Trustees, under date of February 10, 1925, or-
dered advertised for sale on this date the following de-
scribed land in Dade County:

"All Sections 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30, in Town-
ship 53 South, Range 37 East, containing 3,840
acres, more or less."

The same having been advertised once a week for five con-
secutive weeks in the Miami Herald, a newspaper pub-
lished in the County in which said lands lie, and affidavit
of such publication filed with the said Trustees, the Chair-
man called for bids.

Baker-Riddle Company, of Miami, by written bid offered
$27.50 per acre. Mr. G. W. Bingham, of West Palm Beach,
bid $50.00 per acre. No further bids received and sale
closed.

The Chairman notified the bidders that the Trustees
would take the bids under consideration and meet at 10:30
o'clock A. M., Wednesday, at which time they would ad-
vise the bidders of their action.

Mr. Goodwin of the Fruitland Company. of Polk County
appeared before the Trustees and offered to purchase 15
acres of land in Section 33, Township 27 South, Range 26
East. The Trustees advised Mr. Goodwin that they would
sell him the N1/2 of SW%1/ of NE1/4 and NW1/4 of SE1/ of
NEI/4 of said Section 33, Township 27, Range 26 East, con-
taining 30 acres, at $50.00 per acre. Mr. Goodwin stated
that he was not in a position to accept the offer at this
meeting and asked time to consider the matter; Where-
upon, the Trustees agreed that the usual time of five days
be granted Mr. Goodwin in which to accept said land at
above price.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.

ERNEST AMOS, Comptroller,
Acting Chairman.
Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.













Tallahassee, Florida, March 18, 1925.

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met
on this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:

John W. Martin, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

The Trustees further considered the bids on lands
offered for sale on the 17th. Mr. Luning moved that the
bid of C. W. Copp, represented by Wideman and Wideman,
of $1200. per acre, for the 30 acres of land in Lake Clarke
be accepted and that deed be issued therefore, upon terms
of One-fourth cash upon delivery of deed and One-fourth
in One, Two and Three years, with 8 per cent interest on
deferred payments. Motion seconded by Mr. Buford and
duly adopted. Mr. Copp, by his representative, deposited
check for $9000. with the Trustees as first payment on the
land.

Mr. Luning moved that the bid of G. W. Bingham of
$50.00 per acre for the 3,840 acres of land in Dade County,
be accepted and deed issued. Terms: $5,000. cash, $15,000.
in ten days and the balance in two equal payments in
One and Two years, with 8 per cent interest on deferred
payments. Seconded by Mr. Buford and upon vote
adopted. Deed was ordered issued by the Honorable Com-
missioner of Agriculture to Mr. Bingham.

Mr. Cohley appeared before the Trustees and stated
that the City of Okeechobee wished to purchase Lot "D"
of Section 4, Township 38 South, Range 35 East, Contain-
ing 11.9 acres, more or less, for a Municipal Pumping
Plant. After discussion the Trustees agreed to sell to the
City of Okeechobee said Lot "D" for the sum of $5,000.00
for Municipal purposes only. Deed to be issued by the
State to the City of Okeechobee for municipal purposes,
and in the event the land was not used for municipal pur-













poses, title to revert to said Trustees. In case title re-
verts to the Trustees they are to refund to the City of
Okeechobee the purchase price, to-wit: $5,000.00.

Mr. Conley conferred with the City Council of Okeecho-
bee and advised the Trustees that said Council accepted
the said Lot "D," under the above conditions. Deed was
ordered issued to said City upon payment of $5,000.00.

Further consideration of the Peninsula Terminal Com,
pany's offer of March 9, 1925, to purchase submerged lands
in Biscayne Bay, Dade County, lying in Sections 4, 5, and
9, Township 54 South, Range 42 East, containing approxi-
mately 212 acres, was had and a full membership of the
Trustees being present it was unanimously deemed in-
advisable to proceed upon the plans outlined at said meet-
ing of March 9', 1925.

The Secretary was instructed to advise Judge Will H.
Price of the action of the Trustees and to return check of
$10,000.00 which was deposited with the Trustees on date
above.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:

Labelle Printing Company, Labelle, Fla. To sub-
scription for 1 year-Tax Clerk.............$ 1.00
J. B. Johnson, Counsel, Tallahassee, Fla. Cost de-
posited in U. S. District Court Case March
17, 1925.................................. 5.00
Miami Herald Publishing Co., Miami, Fla. Advertis-
ing Land Sale March 17th .... ............... 8.25
Palm Beach Post, West Palm Beach, Fla. Advertis-
ing Two Land Sales March 17th ............ 32.25

$46.50

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor,
Chairman.
Attest:


J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.













Tallahassee, Florida, March 24, 1925.


The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:

J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

The following letter from the Tax Clerk to Mr. Luning
was read:
March 24, 1925.

lion. J. C. Luning, Treasurer,
Trustees I. I. Fund,
Tallahassee, Fla.

Dear Sir:
As directed, I have made calculation of
Drainage Taxes to be paid on Certificate Lands
held by the Trustees and find this amount to be
$105,953.56. There is also unpaid $673.99
Napoleon B. Broward Taxes and $3,594.95 South-
ern Drainage District Taxes, making a total of
$110,222.50.
Yours very truly,
RICHARD W. ERVIN,
Tax Agent.
RWE:B.

The Trustees authorized Mr. Luning to draw checks
from the Trustee Fund in payment of the Drainage Taxes
as enumerated in the aforesaid letter.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.

J. C. LUNING, Treasurer,
Acting Chairman.
Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.













Tallahassee, Florida, March 27, 1925.

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met
on this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:

John W. Martin, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

Mr. Arthur O. Henderson of No. 625 Brook Building.
Detroit, Michigan, appeared before the Trustees and stated
that he wanted to purchase for development approximately
8000 acres of submerged lands located in Townships 55
and 56 South, Range 42 East, Dade County, between Key
Biscayne and Ragged Key and made an offer of $50.00 an
acre for an area of 8,000 acres. He also advised the
Trustees that a great portion of this land was over five feet
in depth at high tide.
After discussion the Trustees agreed to sell the land to
Mr. Henderson at $100.00 per acre on terms of $100,-
000.00 on delivery of deed; $100,000.00 payable in six
months thereafter; $200,000.00 payable two years there-
after, and $200,000.00 payable three years thereafter, with
8 per cent interest on deferred payments.
Mr. Henderson advised the Trustees that the pride set on
this land was double what he and associates expected to
pay for same, but that he would consider the proposition.
The Trustees agreed to "have their Field Agent examine
the land and when report was made the matter could be
further considered.

The Trustees having on November 15, 1923, agreed to
have certain lands in Township 38 South, Range 35 East,
surveyed and to give parties living thereon the right to
purchase when surveyed at a price to be agreed upon, and
Mr. B. L. Jennings being present requested that the land
be deeded to three trustees and by them deeded to the
various applicants. Whereupon, the following conveyance
was made and executed by the Trustees of the Internal
Improvement Fund:














TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT
FUND OF FLORIDA.

(No. 17,199.)

THIS INDENTURE Made this 30th day of March A.
D. 1925, between John W. Martin, Governor; Ernest Amos,
Comptroller; J.- C. Luning, State Treasurer; Rivers
Buford, Attorney General; and Nathan Mayo, Commis-
sioner of Agriculture of the State of Florida, composing
the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of the
State of Florida, parties of the first part, and G. W.
Killian, B. L. Jennings and J. T. IIutto, as Trustees, of the
County of Okeechobee, State of Florida, parties of the
second part.
WHEREAS, The Trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment Fund, parties of the first part hereto, for and in con-
sideration of the aggregate sum of One Hundred and Two
Thousand, Seven Hundred and Seventy-One Dollars and
Ten Cents ($102,771.10) to them in hand paid by the
parties of the second part, as trustees for the settlers here-
inafter named, have granted, bargained and sold to the
said trustees, parties of the second part, 2,909.91 acres of
land, which said land was originally lake bottom of Lake
Okeechobee, Florida, and which said lands are described
and designated as follows, to-wit:

All in Township 38 South, Range 35 East, Tallahassee
Meridian.


All Fractional Sec. 6, 247.62 acres, together
with 233 acres of marginal lands, aggre-
gating ............................
All Fractional Sec. 7, 610.57 acres, together
with 29.43 acres of marginal lands,
aggregating .........................
All Fractional Sec. 8, 272.88 acres, together
with 167 acres of marginal lands, aggre-
gating .............................
All Fractional Sec. 17, 65.91 acres, together
with 134 acres of marginal lands, aggre-
gating ........ ....................


480.62 acres


640.00 acres


439.88 acres


19'9.91 acres













All Fractional Sec. 18, 616.74 acres, together
with 22.26 acres of marginal lands,
aggregating ......................... 639.00 acres
All Fractional Sec. 19, 322.50 acres, together
with 188 acres of marginal lands, aggre-
gating ............................. 510.50 acres

A more definite and accurate location and description of
the said lands will more fully appear by reference to a
blueprint plat of a survey of the said fractional section
made by the United States Government, said plat of
survey approved by Charles H. Parlin, U. S. Surveyor
General, on June llth, 1908, a copy of said blueprint
being filed in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court
in Okeechobee County, Florida; also copy filed in the
office of the Commissioner of Agriculture of the State of
Florida; the said blueprint also indicating the marginal
lands mentioned above.
AND WHEREAS, The parties of the first part,
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund, are hereby
conveying to the parties of the second part, the said above
described lands in trust for the following named individual
settlers, each settler being entitled, approximately, to the
acreage set opposite his name, viz:

Name of Settler Acreage from U. S. Marginal Total
Survey aforesaid. Lands Acreage.
W. B. Jennings...... 180.00 53.00 233.00
Thurston Hendry..... 20.00 6.00 26.00
R. E. Hamrick ....... 80.00 24.00 104.00
C. E. Mathis........ 34.00 10.00 44.00
N. B. Mathis......... 55.00 15.00 70.00
Roxie Story......... 35.00 10.00 45.00
Jim Walker......... 80.00 24.00 104.00
L. P. Wynn......... 30.00 9.00 39.00
B. R. Jerrell......... 40.00 12.00 52.00
B. L. Jennings....... 110.00 33.00 143.00
Ida Chandler........ 80.00 24.00 104.00
W. H. Pancoast...... 190.00 55.91 245.91
E. J. Wilson........ 30.00 9.00 39.00
G. C. Durrance...... 100.00 30.00 130.00
H. J. Blanton........ 20.00 6.00 26.00
J. A. Paul.......... 60.00 18.00 78.00













Name of Settler Acreage from U. S. Marginal Total
Survey aforesaid. Lands Acreage.
Monroe Lightsey..... 60.00 18.00 78.00
R. T. Lightsey....... 60.00 18.00 78.00
J. L. Davis.......... 60.00 18.00 78.00
G. W. Killian........ 355.00 105.00 460.00
J. M. Scott.......... 60.00 18.00 78.00
B. L. Jennings, Jr.... 165.00 48.00 213.00
J. T. Hutto.......... 120.00 35.00 155.00
Jim Stubbs.......... 30.00 9.00 39.00
Tom Smith.......... 160.00 47.00 207.00
Albert Lightner ..... 20.00 6.00 26.00
George DeVane...... 12.00 3.00 15.00

Totals ..........2,136.22 773.69 2,909.91

That the price and consideration for the said lands in-
cluded in the United States survey is Thirty Dollars per
acre, and the price and consideration to be paid for the
marginal lands is Fifty Dollars per acre.
AND WHEREAS, By reason of high water it has been
impracticable for the said lands to be surveyed and each
settlers land conveyed by proper metes and bounds; and
WHEREAS the said settlers desiring to secure to them-
selves title to said lands, and desiring to improve their
said lands, and protect same against water have, in writing,
nominated and constituted the parties of the second part
hereto trustees to take and hold title to all of said lands
until such time as same can be properly surveyed and
each settler's acreage located and definitely described by
metes and bounds, therefore:
THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH, That the Trustees
of the Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida,
parties of the first part hereto, under and by virtue of the
authority of Chapter 7861 Laws of Florida, Acts of 1919,
and subject to the provisions of said Chapter, and for and
in consideration of the sum of One Hundred and Two
Thousand, Seven Hundred and Seventy-one Dollars and
Ten Cents ($102,771.10), to them in hand paid by the
parties of the second part, receipt whereof is hereby
acknowledged, have granted, bargained, sold and conveyed,
and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and convey













to the said parties of the second part and to their successors
and assigns, in fee simple forever, the following described
lands, situate, lying and being in Okeechobee County, State
of Florida, to-wit:

All of Fractional Section Six (6), 247.62 acres,
together with 233 acres of marginal lands, aggre-
gating 480.62 acres.
All of Fractional Section Seven (7), 610.57
acres, together with 29.43 acres of marginal lands,
aggregating 640 acres.
All of Fractional Section Eight (8), 272.88
acres, together with 167 acres of marginal lands,
aggregating 439.88 acres.
All of Fractional Section Seventeen (17), 65.91
acres, together with 134 acres of marginal lands,
aggregating 199.91 acres.
All of Fractional Section Eighteen (18), 616.74
acres, together with 22.26 acres of marginal lands,
aggregating 639 acres.
All of Fractional Section Nineteen (19), 322.50
acres, together with 188 acres of marginal lands,
aggregating 510.50 acres.
All said lands in Township Thirty-Eight (38)
South, Range Thirty-Five East, Tallahassee
Meridian.

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD, The said above mentioned
and described lands unto the said parties of the second
part, their successors and assigns, in trust as aforesaid, in
fee simple, forever.
SAVING AND RESERVING to the said Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund and to their successors in
office an undivided three-fourths interest in and title in-
and to an undivided three-fourths interest in all phos-
phates, minerals and metals that are or may be in, on or
under the said above described lands; and an undivided
one-half interest in all the petroleum that is or may be in,
on, or under the said above described lands, with the
privilege to mine and develop the same.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, The Trustees of the In-
ternal Improvement Fund have hereunto set their hands
and affixed their seals, and have caused the seal of The













Department of Agriculture of the State of Florida to be
hereunto affixed, at the Capitol, in the City of Tallahassee,
on this the day and date first above written.

JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor.
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller.
(SEAL) J. C. LUNING,
State Treasurer.
RIVERS BUFORD,
Attorney General.
NATHAN MAYO,
Commissioner of Agriculture.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor,
Chairman.
Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.



Tallahassee, Florida, March 31, 1925.

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund mel
on this date in the office of the Governor.

Present:

John W. Martin, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

Minutes of January 30th, February 3rd, 5th, 10th, 17th,
27th, March 3rd, 9th, 13th, 17th, 18th, 24th and 27th, 1925
read and approved.
Mr. Austin Miller of Jacksonville appeared before the
Trustees and stated that he wanted to purchase Lot 1,













Section 5, Township 29 South; Lot 3, Section 20, and Lot
1, Section 29, Township 28 South, All in Range 15 East,
containing 187 acres, located on Hog Island in Pinellas
County.
The Trustees agreed to advertise the land for sale by
competitive bids, provided Mr. Miller would agree to bid
$250.00 per acre for the 187 acres, together with all sub-
merged land adjacent thereto, subject to sale by the
Trustees. Mr. Miller agreed to the proposition and the
Trustees advised him that the land would be advertised
as soon as plat and acreage could be prepared.

The Secretary was instructed to advise Mr. D'Alem-
berte of Pensacola, that upon advice from him that he
would bid $100.00 per acre for the submerged land in
Escambia County for which he applied, the same would be
advertised for competitive bids.
The Trustees having on February 18, 1925, ordered ad-
vertised for sale on this date, Sections 26, 27, 28, 33 and 34,
Township 55 South, Range 38 East, in Dade County, con-
taining 3200 acres, and said notice having been published
in the Miami Herald, a newspaper in the county in which
the land lies, once a week for five consecutive weeks and
affidavit of publication filed with the trustees, bids were
called for.
A bid of $60.00 per acre made by Kleier & O'Donnell of
Miami was accepted, and the Honorable Commissioner of
Agriculture requested to issue deed to Mr. James C.
Flannery of Dade County.

The following advertisements were ordered placed in the
Miami Herald:

NOTICE.

Tallahassee, Florida, March 31, 1925.

NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of the In-
ternal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida, will hold
a meeting at 11 o'clock A. M., Tuesday, May 5th, 1925,
for the purpose of considering the sale of the following
described submerged land in DADE County, Florida;
Township 56 South, Range 40 East:














Beginning at a point on the meander line of
Section 2, 15 chains North of the South boundary
of said Section 2;
Thence run East 3 chains;
Thence South 250 East 60.8 chains, more or less
to the Intersection with the line produced East
through the middle of Section 11;
Thence South 1 East 40.32 chains, more or less,
to the intersection with the South boundary pro-
duced of Section 11;
Thence South 250 West 90 chains, more or
less, to the intersection of the South boundary
produced of Section 14;
Thence South 12' West 83 chains, more or
less, to the intersection with the South boundary
produced of Section 23;
Thence South 8 chains;
Thence West 22 chains;
Thence North 82 West 57.5 chains more or
less to the intersection of the meander in Section
22 with the South boundary of said Section 22;
Thence in a general Northerly direction along
the re-established meander line through Sections
22, 14, 11 and 2, to the point of beginning first
above enumerated, Containing 1,119.9 acres, more
or less.

This Notice is published in compliance with Section
1062 of the Revised General Statutes of Florida, that any
person or persons who may have objections to said sale
may have an opportunity to present the same as therein
prescribed.
By order of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor.


Attest: J. STUART LEWIS, Secretary.













NOTICE.

Tallahassee, Florida, April 1, 1925.

Notice is hereby given that the Trustees of the Internal
Improvement Fund of the State of Florida, will hold a
meeting at 11 o'clock A. M., Tuesday, May 11th, 1925, for
the purpose of considering the sale of the following de-
scribed submerged land in Dade County, Florida:

That certain tract of submerged land in Sec-
tion 9, Township 54 South, Range 42 East, lying
and being situate in Dade County, Florida.
Commence at Monument "F" on the United
States Government Reservation, which said point
is located 1153 feet West of and 2102 feet South
of the Quarter Section Corner between Sections 3
and 10 of said Township and Range.
Thence run North 650 13' West, 1683 feet,
Thence run South 88 04' West, 3925 feet, to
the point of beginning. From said point of be-
ginning Run South 880 04' West 800 feet,
Thence run South 600 feet,
Thence run East 1005.9 feet,
Thence run North 18 13' West 659.9 feet, to
the said point of beginning above referred to;
Containing 12.74 acres, more or less.

This notice is published in compliance with Section
1062 of the Revised General Statutes of Florida, that any
person or persons who may have objections to said sale may
have an opportunity to present the same as therein pre-
scribed.
By order of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor.


Attest: J. STUART LEWIS, Secretary.














NOTICE.

Tallahassee, Florida, April 1, 1925.
Notice is hereby given that the Trustees of the Internal
Improvement Fund of the State of Florida, will receive
competitive bids at 11 o'clock A. M., Tuesday, May 11th,
1925 for the purpose of considering the sale of the follow-
ing described submerged land in DADE County, Florida,
Township 53 South, Range 42 East:

Begin at the Northwest corner of Lot 70 of
Nelson Villa Subdivision in the City of Miami,
Dade County, Florida:
Thence East along the North boundary of said
Lot 70, or this line projected, to the intersection
with the Miami Harbor line on the West side of
Biscayne Bay;
Thence South 50 feet to the intersection of the
center line of Collins Bridge with the harbor line
aforesaid;
Thence East 4,765.7 feet to a point 200 feet
West of the West end of Island Number 4 (San
Marco);
Thence North 50 feet to the point of beginning
for Tract Number 1;
Thence North 300 feet from the point of begin-
ning;
Thence West 2565.7 feet;
Thence South 300 feet;
Thence East 2565.7 feet, to the point of begin-
ning.
Containing 16.66 acres, more or less.
From the aforesaid point, 200 feet West of
the West end of Island Number 4 (San Marco)
South 50 feet to the point of beginning for Tract
Number 2;
Thence South 300 feet from the point of begin-
ning;
Thence West 918.59 feet;
Thence North 300 feet;
Thence East 918.59 feet to the point of begin-
ning.
Containing 6.33 acres, more or less.
3--I. I.














The Trustees reserve the right to reject any and all bids.
This notice is published in compliance with Section
1062 of the Revised General Statutes of Florida, that any
person or persons who may have objections to said sale
may have an opportunity to present the same as therein
prescribed.
By order of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor.

Attest: J. STUART LEWIS, Secretary.

Mlr. A. R. Richardson, Field Agent, reported that the
Alafia Sand Company and the Tampa Sand and Shell
Company, were moving sand from the Alafia River without
a permit from the Trustees. The report was referred to
the Special Counsel with instructions to proceed to collect
for all sand heretofore removed.
A lease was executed to the Acme Sand Company of
Eustis for the removal of sand from the waters of Lake
Eustis.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:

C. B.,Gwyn, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary as
Land Clerk during March, 1925.... $ 250.00
J. Stuart Lewis, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary
as Secretary during March, 1925... 72.22
J. B. Johnson, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary
as Counsel during March, 1925.... 208.33
A. R. Richardson, Tallahassee, Fla.
Salary as Field Agent during
March, 1925............. ...... $216.66
Expense account for March, 1925.. 190.93

$407.59
Jentye Dedge, Tallahassee, Fla. To
salary during March, 1925........ 41.66
R. W. Ervin, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary
as Tax Clerk during March, 1925.. 183.33
F. A. Blitch, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary as
Clerk during March, 1925......... 100.00













Mrs. Carrie Ervin, Tallahassee, Fla.
Salary as Clerk during March, 1925 100.09
Edwin Barnes, Jr., Tallahassee, Fla.
Stenographic work for Tax Clerk
during March, 1925.............. 90.00
Elgin Bayliss, Tallahassee, Fla. Clerk
in Tax Department during March,
1925, 28 days at $150.00 per month 135.48
Board of Commissioners Everglades
Drainage District, Tallahassee, Fla.
Everglades Drainage District taxes
for 1921-22-23-24 on lands title
which vested in Trustees under certi-
ficates Sale of 1922... ........... 31,052.49
T. J. Appleyard, Tallahassee, Fla. Type-
writing paper for Tax Clerk....... 8.75
Walter Scott, Tallahassee, Fla. To Re-
pairing Office Chair ............. 2.50
Miami News-Metropolis, Miami, Fla. To
subscription for 1 year........... 9.00
Miami Herald Publishing Co., Miami,
Fla. Advertising Land Sale, 5
issues .......................... .7.50
W. H. May, Postmaster, Tallahassee, Fla.
To stamps for Secretary and Tax
Clerk .......................... 10.00

$32,678.85

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.

JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor,
Chairman.
Attest:

J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.











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Tallahassee, Florida, April 7, 1925.

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:

John W. Martin, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller,
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

The Special Counsel was instructed to institute legal
proceedings in regard to Deed No. 1096 which was issued
to E. E. Skipper & Sons, dated October 4, 1924, to adjust
certain lands included in said deed which were not for-
merly owned by said E. E. Skipper & Sons.

Financial Statement for the month of March, 1925, was
read and ordered placed of record:

FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR MARCH, 1925.

Balance on hand March 1, 1925... $237,612.94
Receipts under Chapter 9131, Acts
of 1923 ...................... 1,276.69
Taxes from H. G. Geer & Company 250.00
Receipts under Chapter 9132, Acts
of 1923 ...................... 339.00
From sale of sand February, 1925 25.00
Refund by Alvin B. Crow, Tax Col-
lector, Account overpayment of
taxes ........................ 443.26
From Land sales ($120,280.45)
less 25% to State School Fund
($30,070.11) ................. 90,210.34

$339,157.23
Less Disbursements (Itemized be-
low ) ........................ 7,946.77


Balance April 1, 1925............


$322,210.46














RECAPITULATION.

Cash and Cash Items ............$ 1,000.00
Balance in Banks.................. 321,210.46

$322,210.46

BALANCE IN BANKS, APRIL 1, 1925.

Atlantic National Bank, Jackson-
ville, Fla. ................ $146,972.77
Barnett National Bank, Jackson-
ville, Fla. .................. 50,688.93
Florida National Bank, Jackson-
ville, Fla. .................. 66,160.19
First National Bank, Miami, Fla.. 1,579.21
First-American Bk. & Tr. Co.,
West Palm Beach, Fla....... 1,972.32
Capital City Bank, Tallahassee,
Fla. ....................... 6,733.97
Exchange Bank, Tallahassee, Fla.. 4,590.29
Lewis State Bank, Tallahassee, Fla. 6,352.09
Ft. Lauderdale Bk. & Tr. Co., Ft.
Lauderdale, Fla. (Special..). 36,160.69

$321,210.46

DISBURSEMENTS.

Date Check
1925 No. In Favor of Amount
Mar. 1, 5421 C. B. Gwynn .................$ 250.00
5422 J. Stuart Lewis.............. 72.22
5423 J. B. Johnson ................ 125.00
5424 A. R. Richardson............. 200.00
5425 Jentye Dedge ................. 41.66
5426 R. W Ervin ................. 182.33
5427 F. A. Blitch ................. 100.00
5428 Mrs. Carrie Ervin............ 100.00
5429 Edwin Barnes, Jr............. 90.00
5430 T. J. Appleyard.............. 49.45
5431 D. A. Dixon & Co........... 13.50
5432 Fred E. Fenno, Clk. Ct. Crt... 1.60













Mar. 10, 5433
5434
5435
5436
5437
5438
5439
20, 5440
5441
5442
5443
23, 5444
25, 5445
5446


Grant Furniture Co ..........$ 7.25
Western Union Telegraph Co... 5.92
Chas. W illiams .............. 2.00
Clearwater Evening Sun...... 27.00
Fort Lauderdale Sentinel...... 7.50
Geo. F. Holly, Clk. Ct. Crt .... 2.75
A. R. Richardson............. 252.16
LaBelle Printing Co.......... 1.00
J. B. Johnson................ 5.00
Miami Herald Publishing Co... 8.25
Palm Beach Post............. 32.25
Roy A. O'Bannon, T. C....... 2,099.99
W. O. Berryhill, T. C......... 673.99
Bob Simpson, T. C. (Dade Co.) 3,594.95
$7,946.77


The matter of entering into a contract for mining sand
along the beach between Pablo and St. Augustine came up
for consideration and final action deferred. The Governor
stated that he would be visiting Jacksonville within the
next few days and the Board requested that he make fur-
ther investigation of this matter upon this visit and report
with his recommendation upon his return, which the Gov-
ernor agreed to do.

In accordance with order of the Trustees of March 31st
it was agreed to advertise certain lands in Dade and High-
lands County and as parties making application agreed to
bid the minimum price set on the lands the following ad-
vertisements were ordered placed in the Miami Herald and
Avon Park Pilot, respectively:


NOTICE.

Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1925.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of the In-
ternal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida will
receive competitive bids in open session at 11 o'clock A.
M., Tuesday, May 19th, 1925, at Tallahassee, for sale of
the following lands, situate and being in DADE County,
Florida:














S'/2 of Section 19; NEi/4 and S1/ of Section
20, Township 55 South, Range 39' East. Contain-
ing 802.05 acres, more or less.

Terms: Cash, or One-fourth cash and balance in One,
Two and Three years, with 8 per cent interest on deferred
payments.
The right to reject any and all bids is reserved.
By order of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor.
Attest: J. STUART LEWIS, Secretary.

NOTICE.

Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1925.
NOTICE is hereby given, that the Trustees of the In-
ternal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida will
receive competitive bids in open session at 11 o'clock A.
M. Tuesday, May 19th, 1925, at Tallahassee, for the sale
of the following lands, situate and being in HIGHLANDS
County, Florida:
SW/4 of SE/4 of Section 11; E1/2 and E1/2
of SW1/4 of Section 14; NEi1/ of NE1/4; W1/2
of NE1/4; E1/2 of NWV1/; E1/2 of SW1/ and
SE1/4 of Section 23; All in Township 37 South,
Range 30 East; Containing 880 acres, more or
less.
Also
E/, of SW/1 of Section 11; E1/2 and E1/ of
NW/4 of Section 14; NE1/4 and NE1/ of SE/4 of
Section 23, all in Township 38 South, Range 30
East; Containing 680 acres, more or less.
Terms: Cash or One-Fourth Cash and balance in One,
Two and Three years, with 8 per cent interest on de-
ferred payments.
The right to reject any and all bids is reserved.
By order of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor.
Attest: J. STUART LEWIS, Secretary.














The Trustees authorized Messrs. Buford and Mayo to
employ a stenographer for the Tax Department at $100.00
per month.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.

JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor,
Chairman.
Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.



Tallahassee, Florida, April 14, 1925.

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met
on this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:

John W. Martin, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
Representatives of Mr. I. M. Hirshfeld, who had made
application for permit to mine certain minerals from sand
along the Atlantic Ocean Beach from the St. Johns River
Jetties to St. Augustine, appeared before the Trustees
and requested that they execute said permit or agreement.
The Trustees, at a meeting held on April 7th, requested
the Governor to visit Duval County and make a report and
recommendation as to the mining of said sand. The fol-
lowing report by the Governor was made:

Tallahassee, Florida, April 14, 1925.
To the Honorable Board of the
Internal Improvement Fund in Session:
Gentlemen:
Pursuant to the action taken by this Board at its last
meeting, referring to the Governor the question of investi-













gating FINALLY the wisdom of entering into contract
with one Mr. I. M. IIirshfeld and associates, whereby these
parties would be granted under certain terms and for
consideration the privilege of mining the Ocean Beach
from St. Augustine to the Jetties, beg to report that
after a full and thorough investigation of the entire matter
I am of the opinion that it would be a mistake to grant
the concession and, therefore, recommend that the con-
tract be not signed.
I believe that it would be a serious mistake for the State
to permit mining operations along any of its beaches.
Florida's beaches are unexcelled anywhere. They are
among the State's greatest attractions and should not be
exploited or tampered with. It is the part of good sense
not to run the risk of impairing these natural boulevards
of the people. I am opposed to the whole proposition.
I would go further: I am reliably informed that a
certain company has been for sometime and is at present
engaged in mining minerals along the beach near Pablo,
employing large caterpillar tractors in carrying on its
operations. I would recommend that the Field Agent of
the Trustees be sent to the scene of operation for the
purpose of making a complete investigation, he to report
to this Board the facts as he finds them. If it is true
that State lands are being trespassed upon, I recommend
that legal action be promptly taken to recover damages
and to put an end to such unlawful acts. I am, by letter,
directing the Sheriff of Duval County to permit no one to
mine these beaches over which the State has control.

GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION APPROVED.

The Governor asks that his recommendation be approved
and that Mr. Hirshfeld be notified by wire that the Board
had declined to take the final step consummating the con-
tract.
His recommendations were unanimously approved by
the Trustees.

The Trustees having offered for sale on March 9th
three small tracts of submerged land in Clearwater Bay
abutting the shore property of R. T. Markley and J. K.
Cass, agreed to sell same for the sum of $100.09 per acre,












Provided, no legal protests were filed against the sale. The
Chairman advised that the Trustees would issue quit-claim
deeds to Tracts 1, 2 and 3, as advertised.
Mr. Frank J. Booth, Mayor of Clearwater, and Mr. B.
Kilgore, verbally protested to the sale on the ground that
the City of Clearwater desired to build a boulevard 250
feet along the shore line.
After consideration the protest was held by the Trustees
not to be a legal objection, and the land having been ad-
vertised as required by law, in the Clearwater Evening
Sun, a newspaper published in the County in which the
land lies, and affidavit of such publication filed with the
Trustees, Tracts 1 and 3 containing 5.53 acres were sold
to R. T. Markley at $100.00 per acre, and Tract 2, contain-
ing 4.66 acres, was sold to J. K. Cass at $100.00 per acre.
Deeds were ordered issued to above parties.

Mr. R. E. Kurtz appeared before the Trustees and filed
application in behalf of Moore Haven to purchase all low
land owned by the Trustees within the City limits; also
filed application to purchase the lands in Townships 39 and
40 South, Range 33 East, and Township 40 South, Range
32 East, on which squatters are located. The same was
referred to Mr. A. R. Richardson, Field Agent, to investi-
gate and report.
Mr. Gregor McLean of Clearwater was employed as
Field Agent, effective May 15th, 1925, at a salary of $200.00
per month.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:

Western Union Telegraph Company, Tallahassee,
Fla. Services during March, 1925 ..........$ 18.92
B. A. Meginnis, for American Surety Co., Talla-
hassee, Fla. Supersedeas Bond of $500.00.... 10.00
Homestead Enterprise, Homestead, Fla. To sub-
scription from May 18, 1923 to Jan. 1, 1926 3.15
T. J. Appleyard, Tallahassee, Fla. Binding books
for Tax Clerk ........................... 20.25
Clearwater Evening Sun, Clearwater, Fla. To
advertising land sale ..................... 25.00











75

John W. Williams, Tallahassee, Fla. To expenses
on trip of land inspection................. 27.86

$ 105.68
Mr. L. T. IIighleyman was selected to vote the proxy
of the Trustees at the annual meeting of Southern Drain-
age District June 8th, 1925 and the Governor was autho-
rized to execute the following proxy:
PROXY.
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS: That
we, the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of
the State of Florida, constitute and appoint L. T. High-
leyman of Dade County, to cast the vote of the said
Trustees at the annual meeting of the land owners of
Southern Drainage District to be held June 8, 1925, and
otherwise act as our representative in voting the acreage of
the Trustees for the election of a Supervisor, or any other
matters properly coming before said meeting.
WITNESS the signature of the Chairman of the
Trustees on this the 14th day of April, 1925.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Chairman,
Trustees Internal Improvement Fund of Florida.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor,
Chairman.
Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.



Tallahassee, Florida, April 21, 1925.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met
on this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.













Application of William B. Malcolm to exchange lands in
Township 43 South, Range 38 East, for lands owned by
the Trustees, was considered, and, after discussion the
application was rejected, and Mr. Malcolm so advised.
A letter was received from Ernest E. Mitchell of Ft.
Myers, to whom the Trustees granted permission to erect a
shed on Sovereignty land off Punta Rassa June 28, 1923,
in which he states that one Jum Carson had destroyed the
shed built by the colored people and claimed possession of
the property. The matter was referred to the Special
Counsel with request that he investigate and take such
legal steps as was necessary to remove Mr. Carson.

Messrs. Shutts & Bowen, Attorneys for Mr. S. R. Inch,
made application for a lease to the oil and mineral rights
on certain lands heretofore purchased from the Trustees.
Upon vote the Trustees agreed to issue such a lease to
Mr. Inch.

The following Resolution was introduced by Mr. Luning,
who moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION.

BE IT RESOLVED, That in the future any prices that
may have been received for any land purchased from the
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund shall not be
considered as having any bearing on price to be placed
upon lands for which application may be made in the
future, but any land so applied for shall be considered
and priced solely upon present conditions and prices at
the time such application is made.
Upon vote the Resolution was adopted.
The Trustees ordered a survey to be made of the lands
sold by them to Lindrose, Jensen, Osborne and Lewis, same
being an island in Pelican Lake Slough, Section 19, Town-
ship 42 South, Range 37 East, and Mr. Elliott, Chief Drain-
age Engineer of the Drainage Board be directed to make
such survey as soon as possible.

Application having been received from H. P. Aiken; E.
A. Roberts; Dean Alvord; Donald Alvord; R. C. Kings-
bury; James V. Davidson; T. L. Cooper; E. L. Pearce;













William S. P. Oskamp; Charles F. Mason, (for John R.
Davey Estate); Charles K. Colt, and Robert S. Brown,
who are owners of lots along Clearwater Bay in the City
of Clearwater, Florida, Pinellas County, and offer of
$100.00 per acre for 700 feet of submerged land in front
of each of their lots, the Trustees agreed to accept said
offer and advertisement of the land in accordance with
section 1062 of the Revised General Statutes was ordered
placed in the Clearwater Evening Sun; Sale to be held
June 2, 1925.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.

ERNEST AMOS, Comptroller,
Acting Chairman.
Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.



Tallahassee, Florida, April 23, 1925.

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:

John W. Martin, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

Mr. J. R. Poland, representing fifty or more land owners
along the shore of Lake Okeechobee near Lake Port, who
had purchased their holdings from the Southern States
Land & Timber Company, stated that the owners claimed
the water front, while the Trustees claimed it as lake bot-
tom or sovereignty land, and that while he was of the
opinion the Trustees had no title, his clients were willing
to pay a reasonable compensation for same rather than
enter into litigation. Mr. Poland requested that a price be
placed on the land.













The Trustees stated that as soon as the Legislature ad-
journed they would make a visit to the Everglades and at
that time confer with the land owners, investigate condi-
tions and advise as to their decision relative to same.

Mr. Cyril Baldwin made application to purchase Frac-
tional Sections 28, 33 and 34 of Township 40 South, Range
23 East, of Charlotte County and offered $27.50 per acre
for same. Mr. Baldwin was advised by the Trustees that
they would have Mr. Richardson, Field Agent investigate
the same and would, upon such report, advise him if his
offer of $27.50 per acre would be accepted.
Mr. R. J. Johnson, Jr., of West Palm Beach, appeared
before the Trustees and asked that they advertise certain
submerged lands near Stuart, (St. Lucie Inlet) containing
approximately 50 acres, for sale.
The Trustees advised Mr. Johnson that if he would agree
to bid not less than $100.00 per acre for same, they would
have the Field Agent make an investigation, and, if after
such investigation they considered the price satisfactory
they would advertise the land for sale subject to competi-
tive bids. Mr. Johnson stated he would advise the Trustees
in a few days as to his decision.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.

JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor,
Chairman.
Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.


Tallahassee, Florida, April 28, 1925.

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:
John W. Martin, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.













Mr. Fred M. Valz of Jacksonville appeared before the
Trustees and stated that Robert H. Gamble, Hugh Aihder-
son, Roy C. Wright and F. C. B. LeGro were desirous of
purchasing approximately 850 acres of submerged lands in
Biscayne Bay, and offered $250.00 per acre for same.

The Trustees advised Mr. Valz that the Field Agent
would make an examination of the proposed purchase and
upon receipt of his report Mr. Valz would be informed as
to the decision of the Trustees on the matter.

Mr. George O. Butler appeared before the Trustees in be-
half of Mr. Minger, and requested permit to pump out a
certain Bayou adjacent to his holdings. Mr. Butler was
requested to make written application, at which time the
Trustees would give the matter further consideration.

Mr. T. B. Ellis, Jr., of Gainesville, offered $500.00 per
acre for Lot 8, Section 1, Township 35 South, Range 40
East, containing approximately 22 acres. Mr. Richardson,
Field Agent, was instructed to examine this Lot and re-
port to the Trustees, and Mr. Ellis was informed that he
would be notified of the Trustees' decision as soon as said
report was received.

Representative of the Hollywood Water & Land Devel-
opment Company offered to purchase the Lake bottom
lands in Lake Mabel, lying in Sections 13, 14, 23 and 24
of Township 50 South, Range 42 East, containing approxi-
mately 400 acres, and offered $15,000.00 for same. The
Trustees accepted this offer and ordered the land adver-
tised for objections as required by law in the Hollywood
News, a newspaper published in Broward County, in which
County the land is located, as follows:

NOTICE.

tallahassee, Florida, April 28, 1925.

NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of the In-
ternal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida will hold
a meeting at 11 o'clock A. M., Tuesday, June 9th, 1925, for
the purpose of considering the sale of the following de-
scribed submerged land in Broward County, Florida:













A Tract of submerged land lying in Sections 13,
14, 23 and 24, Township 50 South, Range 42 East,
containing 400 acres, more or less.

This Notice is published in compliance with Section 1062
of the Revised General Statutes of Florida, that any per-
son or persons who may have objections to said sale may
have an opportunity to present the same as therein pre-
scribed.
By order of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor.
Attest:

J..STUART LEWIS, Secretary.

Mr. C. E. Gretner of Miami, made application to pur-
chase the East Half of Section 24, Township 54 South,
Range 36 East, and the following advertisement was or-
dered placed in the Miami Herald:

NOTICE.

Tallahassee, Florida, April 28, 1925.

NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of the In-
ternal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida will
receive competitive bids in open session at 11 o'clock A.
M., Tuesday, June 9th, 1925, at Tallahassee, for the sale
of the following lands in Dade County, Florida:

East Half (El/,) of Section 24, Township -54
South, Range 36 East Containing 320 acres,
more or less.

Terms: All cash, or One-fourth cash and balance in One,
Two and Three years, with 8 per cent interest on deferred
payments.
The right to reject any and all bids is reserved.
By order of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor.

Attest: J. STUART LEWIS, Secretary.













The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
C. B. Gwynn, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary
as Land Clerk during April, 1925.. $ 250.00
J. Stuart Lewis, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary
as Secretary during April, 1925... 72.22
J. B. Johnson, Tallahassee, Fla. To salary
as Counsel during April, 1925..... 208.23
A. R. Richardson, Tallahassee, Fla.
Salary as Field Agent during April
1925 ......................... $216.66
Expense account for April....... 35.58
252.24
Jentye Dedge, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary
during April, 1925.............. 41.66
R. W. Ervin, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary
as Tax Clerk during April, 1925... 183.33
F. A. Blitch, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary as
Clerk in Tax Dept. during April,
1925 ............................ 100.00
Mrs. Carrie Ervin, Tallahassee, Fla.
Salary assisting Tax Clerk during
April, 1925 ..................... 100.00
Edwin Barnes, Jr., Tallahassee, Fla.
Salary assisting Tax Clerk during
April, 1925 ..................... 90.00
Mrs. Ruby Sikes, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary
assisting Tax Clerk, 22 days at
$100.00 per month. .............. 73.33
W. HI. May, Postmaster, Tallahassee, Fla.
To Stamped envelopes ............ 89.28
Frank A. Bryan, Clerk Circuit Court, Ft.
Lauderdale, Fla. Recording Instru-
ment No. 40334, Hornton Trustees. 1.75
D. F. Canfield, Tax Col. Sebring, Fla.
Taxes on lands in Highlands Co.,
Title which vested in Trustees..... 900.59
Roy A. O'Bannon, Tax Col., West Palm
Beach, Fla. Taxes on lands title
which vested in Trustees.......... 18,266.03
Elgin Bayliss, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary
as Assistant in Land Department
during April, 1925............... 150.00

$20,778.76












The Trustees received a letter from Mr. A. L. Matthews
of West Palm Beach in reference to the purchase of cer-
tain lands in Township 44 South, Range 39 and 40 East.
The Trustees directed that Mr. Matthews be advised that
they would advertise the lands for sale if he would bid
$75.00 per acre for same on date of sale.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor,
Chairman.
Attest:
J. STUART, LEWIS,
Secretary.



Tallahassee, Florida, May 5, 1925.

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met
on this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:

John W. Martin, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

The Trustees having given notice March 31, 1925, as re-
quired by Section 1062, Revised General Statutes of
Florida, that on this date they would sell certain sub-
merged land in Dade County, Florida, in Township 56
South, Range 40 East, and said Notice having been pub-
lished in the Miami Herald, a newspaper published in
the county in which said lands lie, once a week for five
consecutive weeks, and affidavit of publication filed with
the Trustees, Mr. John M. Sutton appeared and protested
against the sale of said land and served summons upon the
Trustees 'to enjoin them from making sale.
Mr. J. B. Johnson, Counsel, was instructed to protect the
interest of said Trustees in the suit.
Mr. John M. Murrell, Attorney, and Mr. R. G. Holgate,
applicant to purchase, were advised that the offer of Mr.













Holgate of $100.00 per acre was accepted for the land,
subject to the decision of the Court. Mr. Holgate made a
deposit of $5,000.00 to be applied on purchase price, upon
the issuance of a Quit-claim deed by the Trustees.

Mr. A. O. Ienderson and George II. Grear appeared
before the Trustees and made application to purchase the
submerged lands in Sections 8, 9, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21 and 29,
Township 56 South, .Range 42 East, 660 acres, more or
less; and in Sections 4, 5, 8, 16, 17, 18 and 20, Township
57 South, Range 42 East, 750 acres, more or less, being
in the County of Dade 675 acres lying between Cape
Florida, on the South end of Key Biscayne and Soldier
Key and the remaining 735 acres lying between Soldier
Key and Ragged Keys.
After discussion the Trustees agreed to sell said sub-
merged lands at $100.00 per acre, subject to advertisement
for objections, and further agreed to give Messrs. Hender-
son and Grear 30 days from this date, to-wit: June 4,
1925, in which to accept the offer of the Trustees Pro-
vided they would deposit $10,000.00 as good faith that
they would purchase the land after 30 days' advertising,
and in case of failure to purchase the $10,000.00 to be
forfeited to said Trustees.

Hon. Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture, was
requested to issue deed to the City of Okeechobee for
lands applied for; Deed to be forwarded to the Bank of
Okeechobee with Sight Draft attached for purchase price.

Mr. L. W. Jennings appeared before the Trustees and
stated that he was authorized to offer for Mr. J. S. McMil-
lan, W. W. Dunnecliff and Mart Manning, $50.00 per acre
for the land lying between their holdings and the Meander
line of Lake Okeechobee. The offer was accepted and
the Honorable Commissioner of Agriculture requested to
issue deed to above parties upon receipt of amount offered,
$50.00 per acre.
The Trustees having on March 3, i925 offered for sale
three islands in Clearwater Bay, Pinellas County, and
action on said sale deferred on account of objections to
same by E. T. Roux, representing the Clearwater Island
Bridge Company and Judge O. K. Reaves, representing the













White-Skinner Development Company, which protests
have been withdrawn, it was ordered by the Trustees that
Notice be given in the Clearwater Evening Sun that said
Three Islands would be offered for sale by competitive
bids at Tallahassee, Florida, on Tuesday, May 26th, 1925,
11 o'clock A. M.

It was ordered that the remaining submerged lands
owned by the Trustees in Clearwater Harbor be adver-
tised under Section 1062, Revised General Statutes, for
sale Tuesday, June 16, 1925, as follows:

NOTICE.

Tallahassee, Florida, May 5, 1925.

NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of the In-
ternal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida will
hold a meeting at 11 o'clock A. M., Tuesday, June 16th,
1925, for the purpose of considering the sale of the follow-
ing described submerged land in PINELLAS County,
Florida:

Those marsh lands or shallow flats in Clear-
water Harbor lying in Sections 5 and 8, adjacent
to and bordering the upland on the West side of
said Bay and extending Eastward to the West
Channel, extending in a Northerly and Southerly
direction.

Also the marsh lands and shallow flats in Clear-
water Harbor in Sections 4, 5, 8 and 9, surround-
ing Blind Key, Ragged Key and Haleys Keys,
lying between the West Channel and the Main
Channel of Clearwater Harbor, but except there-
from Blind Key, Ragged Key and Haleys Keys.
All the foregoing being in Township 29 South,
Range 15 East.

This Notice is published in compliance with Section 1062
of the Revised General Statutes of Florida, that any per-
son or persons who may have objections to said sale may
have an opportunity to present the same as therein pre-
scribed.













By order of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor.
Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS, Secretary.

Mr. A. L. Mathews appeared before the Trustees and
stated that he had made improvements on and owned the
West Half of Township 44 South, Range 39 East, and was
anxious to enlarge his operations. He made application
to purchase the holdings of the Trustees in said Township
and offered to bid not less than $75.00 per acre for same;
ten per cent payable at time of purchase; 15 per cent in
six months; 25 per cent in six months;' 25 per cent in two
years; and 25 per cent in three years, with 8 per cent in-
terest on deferred payments. The same was ordered ad-
vertised.

Upon application of Mr. S. Simon, who deposited with
the Honorable Commissioner of Agriculture certified check
for $500.00 that he would bid not less than $75.00 per acre,
the following land was ordered advertised in the Miami
Herald, a newspaper published in the County in which
said lands lie:

W1/2 of Section 24, Township 54 South, Range
36 East; containing 320 acres, more or less.

The land to be sold by competitive bids at 11 o'clock A. M.,
Tuesday, June 16th, 1925.

Mr. R. G. Holgate stated that he had purchased Frac-
tional Sections 3, 4, 9 and 10, Township 57 South, Range
40 East, and would like to make application for the adja-
cent submerged lands, but as the Township had never been
surveyed by the State, requested the Trustees to have said
Fractional Sections surveyed that he might know his acre-
age therein, Mr. Holgate to bear the expense of such sur-
vey. Whereupon, Mr. Elliot, the Chief Drainage Engineer
of the Drainage Board was requested to have the survey
made at his earliest opportunity.

Mr. Luning, State Treasurer, stated that he and asso-
ciates were going to create a Sub-Drainage District in the













Everglades in Township 44 South, Ranges 35 and 36 East,
and as the Trustees owned several hundred acres in said
proposed District, asked that they state their position rela-
tive to the creation of the district.
Mr. Buford stated that he was of the opinion that it
would enhance the valuation of the lands of the Trustees
and it was favorably passed on by all members, except Mr.
Luning, whom the Trustees agreed would not express any
opinion on the subject.

Mr. James J. Marshall offered to purchase the W1/ of
NW1/4 of Section 14, Township 55 South, Range 39 East,
containing 80 acres, more or less, at $50.00 per acre. It
was ordered that said land be advertised in the Miami Her-
ald for sale by competitive bids on Tuesday, June 16, 1925.

Mr. Luning, State Treasurer, introduced the following
Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION.

WHEREAS, On the 9th day of March, 1923, the Trus-
tees of the Internal Improvement Fund of the State of
Florida entered into an agreement in writing with Charles
R. Pierce and John M. Sutton, Attorneys-at-Law, both of
Washington, D. C., whereby the said Pierce and Sutton
were retained and employed to represent the Trustees in
making selections and securing patents to Swamp and
Overflowed lands coming to the State under the Swamp
Land Grant Act of Congress of September 28, 1850. Com-
pensation to said Pierce and Sutton to be as in said written
Agreement set out; and
WHEREAS, The said Charles R. Pierce did notify the
Trustees that he would no longer be in position to repre-
sent said Trustees in making selections and securing pat-
ents to such swamp and overflowed lands, and did with-
draw from said contract; and
WHEREAS, Under conditions as they now exist the
Trustees deem and consider it for the best interest of the
State that said contract be terminated and any further
services of the said John M. Sutton be dispensed with;
therefore
BE IT RESOLVED by the Trustees of the Internal Im-
provement Fund of Florida that that certain contract of












employment entered into by and between the Trustees and
Charles R. Pierce and John M. Sutton, under date of March
9th, 1923, be rescinded and terminated and the further
services of the said John M. Sutton dispensed with, the
said Charles R. Pierce having heretofore voluntarily with-
drawn from any service to the State or Trustees under said
contract.
RESOLVED FURTHER, That from and after sixty
(60) days from this date the said John M. Sutton will not
be authorized to represent the State or Trustees of the In-
ternal Improvement Fund in the contract aforesaid.
RESOLVED FURTHER, That a certified copy of these
resolutions by sent by registered mail to John M. Sutton,
also copy to the Commissioner of the General Land Office
at Washington, D. C., and a copy to the Department of the
Interior, Washington, D. C.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:

Geo. D. Barnard Stationery Co., St. Louis, Mo. To
1 Volume Minute Book No. 12..............$ 38.57
C. E. Simmons, Clerk Circuit Court, Okeechobee,
Fla. Deposit cost in Champlin suit.......... 5.00
Southern Telephone & Construction Co., Tallahas-
see, Fla. Services during April, 1925........ 13.45
D. A. Dixon Company, Tallahassee, Fla. To sup-
plies for Secretary ........................ 3.50
J. P. Moore, Tax Collector, Moore Haven, Fla.
Taxes on lands in Newhall Drainage Dist. for
1925 .................................... 243.51
Western Union Telegraph Co., Tallahassee, Fla.
To services during April, 1925.............. 10.52

$314.55

Financial Statement for the month of April, 1925, was
approved and ordered placed of record:



FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR APRIL, 1925.

NOTE: In this month (April 1925) the School
Fund gets more than one-fourth of the total













I. I. Fund receipts on account of sale under
certificate No. 17199.

Balance on hand April 1, 1925...$322,210.46
Receipts under Chapter 9131, Acts
of 1923 ................... 10,751.14
From sale of Sand.............. 27.70
Taxes from H. G. Geer & Company 250.00
Payment of loan made to Board of
Commissioners of Everglades
Drainage District ............ 50,000.00
Sale of Minutes ................. 34.50
Interest on deposits quarter ending
March 31, 1925............. 1,788.21
From Land Sales (114,864.39) less
amount to State School Fund
($35,994.43) ............... 78,869.96

$463,931.97
Less Disbursements ............. 32,784.53

Balance May 1, 1925 .................. $431,147.44

RECAPITULATION.

Cash and Cash Items ...........$ 1,000.00
Balance in Banks............... 430,147.44

$431.147.44

BALANCE IN BANKS MAY 1, 1925.

Atlantic National Bank, Jackson-
ville, Fla ................... $128,258.42
Barnet National Bank, Jackson-
ville, Fla................... 139,299.47
Florida National Bank, Jackson-
ville, Fla .................. 104,743.46
First National Bank, Miami, Fla.. 1,591.05
Firt-American Bank & Trust Co.
West Palm Beach, Fla....... 1,987.11
Capital City Bank, Tallahassee,
Fla ...................... 6,814.74














Exchange Bank, Tallahassee, Fla.. 4,622.23
Lewis State Bank, Tallahassee, Fla. 6,399.07
Ft. Lauderdale Bank & Trust Co.,
Ft. Lauderdale, (Special).... 36,431.89

$430,147.44

DISBURSEMENTS.

Date Check
1925 No. In favor of: Amount
April 1-5447 C. B. Gwyn .......$ 250.00
5448 J. Stuart Lewis.... 72.22
5449 J. B. Johnson..... 208.33
5450 A. R. Richardson.. 407.59
5451 Jentye Dedge ..... 41.66
5452 R. W. Ervin....... 183.33
5453 F. A. Blitch....... 100.00
5454 Mrs. Carrie Ervin.. 100.00
5455 Edwin Barnes, Jr.. 90.00
5456 Elgin Bayliss..... 135.48
5457 Board of Commis-
sioners Everglades Drain-
District ............... 31,052.49
5458 T. J. Appleyard... 8.75
5459 Walter Scott...... 2.50
5460 Miami News Me- 9.00
tropolis ............... 9.00
5461 Miami Herald Pub-
lishing Co.............. 7.50
5462 W. H. May, Post-
m aster ................ 10.00
15-5463 Western Union
Telegraph Co........... 18.92
5464 B. A. Meginniss... 10.00
5465 Homestead Enter-
prise ................. 3.15
5466 T. J. Appleyard... 20.25
5467 Clearwater Evening
Sun .................. 25.50
5468 John W. Williams.. 27.86


$ 32,784.53













Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor,
Chairman..
Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.



Tallahassee, Florida, May 11, 1925.

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met
on this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:

John W. Martin, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

The Trustees having on March 31, 1925, agree to sell
to Brown .Company of Portland, Maine, certain submerged
land in Biscayne Bay, Dade County, Florida, lying in
Section 9, Township 54 South, Range 42 East, at $500.00
per acre and notice being given in the Miami Herald, a
newspaper published in the county in which said lands lie,
as required by Section 1062, Revised General Statutes
of Florida, and affidavit of publication filed with the
Trustees, the Chairman called for objections to said sale.
No protests being made or filed with the Secretary, Mr.
Buford moved that sale be consumated to Brown Com-
pany. Seconded by Mr. Amos and upon vote adopted.
The Ionorable Commissioner of Agriculture was requested
to issue deed thereto, check for the purchase price having
been deposited with the Trustees.
Messrs. W. H. Price and C. W. Chase, Jr., who, accord-
ing to Minutes of October 2, 1924, protested against the
sale of lands as above to Brown Company and filed a bid
for same, depositing $3,000.00 with Trustees at that time,
were present and advised that they desired to withdraw
their objections, also bid of that date (October 2, 1924).













The Trustees agreed to this and the Secretary was in-
structed to return to Mr. Price the two checks totaling
$3,000.00 which were deposited as aforesaid.
The Trustees having under date of March 31, 1925,
offered for sale on this date certain submerged lands in
Township 53 South, Range 42 East, subject to competitive
bids, same having been advertised once a week for five
weeks in the Miami Herald, a newspaper published in the
County in which said lands lie and affidavit of publication
filed with the Trustees, no objections or protests being pre-
sented, the Chairman called for bids.
Mr. F. C. B. LeGro, representing The Bay Bistayne Im-
provement Company of Miami, bid $1,000.00 per acre for
the 23.99 acres. Upon motion of Mr. Buford, seconded by
Mr. Mayo, the bid of Mr. LeGro was accepted and terms
of One-fourth cash and One-fourth in One, Two and Three
years, with 8 per cent interest on deferred payments, were
agreed upon. The Honorable Commissioner of Agriculture
was requested to issue deed in accordance therewith.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.

JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor,
Chairman.

Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.



Tallahassee, Florida, May 12, 1925.

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met
on this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:

John W. Martin, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.













The Trustees again considered the sale of submerged
land to Brown Company and The Bay Biscayne Improve-
ment Company, made at a meeting held yesterday, May
11, 19'25, and the sales were confirmed as outlined in
Minutes of the Trustees.


Mr. Fred M. Valz appeared before the Trustees and
stated that he and associates were willing to bid $350.00
per acre for the submerged lands in Biscayne Bay, applied
for by them on April 28th, 1925, and requested that same
be advertised.
The Trustees having received a report from the Field
Agent, it was ordered that the said lands be advertised for
sale as required by Section 1062, Revised General Statutes
of Florida, by competitive bids, and the following Notice
was placed in the Miami Herald:

NOTICE.

Tallahassee, Florida, May 19, 1925.

NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of the In-
ternal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida, will
receive competitive bids in open session at 11 o'clock, A.
M., Tuesday, June 23rd, 1925 at Tallahassee, Florida for
the sale of the following submerged tracts of land in Dade
County, Florida:

TRACT A: Commencing at a point on the North
Section line of Section 4, Township 53 South,
Range 42 East; West 1540 feet more or less from
the Northeast corner of Section 4, which corner
is approximately 8000 feet from the Northeast
corner of Section 34, Township 52 South, Range
42 East (established) ; thence run West along the
North line of Section 4, 1100 feet to half section
line of Section 4; thence Southwesterly in a line
with the Southwest corner of Section 4, a distance
of 5900 feet; thence East parallel to and 500 feet
from the South line of Section 4, 1100 feet;
thence in a Northeasterly direction, a distance of
5900 feet, to the point of beginning, containing
143.57 acres, more or less.













TRACT B: Commencing at a point 1060 feet
East of the Northwest corner of Section 9, Town-
ship 53 South, Range 42 East; thence run West
along the North line of Section 9 to the North-
west corner of Section 9; thence South along the
West line of Section 9, a distance of 4280 feet;
thence East parallel to and 1000 feet North of
the South line of Section 9, a distance of 1060
feet; thence North 4280 feet, to the point of be-
ginning, containing 104.15 acres, more or less.
TRACT C: Commencing at a point 1560 feet
more or less East of the West Section line of Sec-
tion 9, and 50 feet more or less North of the East
and West half Section line of Section 9, run East
2200 feet (this line being 25 feet North of the
North line of Everglades Avenue extended);
thence South 720 feet; thence West and parallel
to the first described line 2200 feet; thence North
720 feet to the point of beginning, containing
36.36 acres, more or less.
TRACT D: Commencing at a point 500 feet
West of the East line of Section 8, Township 53
South, Range 42 East, and 50 feet more or less
North of the East and West half section line of
Section 8; run a distance of 2100 feet' (this line
is 25 feet North of the North line of Everglades
Avenue extended) ; thence South 720 feet; thence
East and parallel to the first described line a dis-
tance of 2100 feet; thence North 720 feet to the
point of beginning, containing 34.71 acres, more
or less.
TRACT E: Commencing at the Northwest
corner of Section 16, Township 53 South, Range
42 East; run East along the North section line of
Section 16, a distance of 1060 feet; thence South
5280 feet to the South section line of Section 16;
thence West 1060 feet to the Southwest corner
of Section 16; thence North 5280 feet to the point
of beginning, containing 128.48 acres, more or
less.
TRACT F: Commencing at a point 500 feet
West of the East section line of Section 20, Town-
ship 53 South, Range 42 East, and 50 feet South
of the North section line of Section 20; run West













a distance of 4350 feet (this line is 25 feet South
of the South line of 54th Street extended); thence
North 720 feet; thence East 4350 feet; thence
South 720 feet to the point of beginning, contain-
ing 71.91 acres, more or less.
TRACT G: Commencing at a point 1560 feet
more or less East of the West line of Section 21,
Township 53 South, Range 42 East, and 50 feet
more or less South of the North line of Section 21;
run East 4750 feet (this line is 25 feet South of
the South line of 54th Street extended); thence
run North 720 feet; thence West 4750 feet; thence
South 720 feet, to the point of beginning, contain-
ing 78.51 acres, more or less.
TRACT H: Commencing at the Northwest
corner of Section 21, Township 53 South, Range
42 East, run East a distance of 1060 feet along
the North line of Section 21, Township 53 South,
Range 42 East; thence in a Southwesterly direc-
tion a distance of 5600 feet to the South line of
Section 21; thence West along the South line of
Section 21 and Section 20, a distance of 1060 feet;
thence in a Northeasterly direction to the North-
west corner of Section 21, the point of beginning,
a distance of 5600 feet, containing 136.27 acres
more or less.
TRACT I: Commencing at a point 60 feet
more or less East and 1000 feet more or less South
of the Northwest corner of Section 28, Township
53 South, Range 42 East; run a distance of 4200
feet South and parallel to the West section line of
Section 28; thence run West a distance of 1060
feet; thence North and parallel to the first de-
scribed line a distance of 4200 feet; thence East
a distance of 1060 feet to the point of beginning,
containing 102.2 acres more or less.

This notice is published in compliance with Section 1062
of the Revised General Statutes of Florida, that any per-
son or persons who may have objections to said sale may
have an opportunity to present the same as therein pre-
scribed.
The right to reject any and all bids is reserved.
Terms: Cash, or one-fourth cash and balance one, two













and three -years with 8 per cent interest on deferred pay-
ments.
By order of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor.

Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS, Secretary.

Mr. D. F. Fuquay and C. M. Rogers of Daytona, Flor-
ida, made application to purchase certain submerged lands
in Volusia County, and offered $10.00 per acre for same.
They were advised that upon receipt of plat and acreage,
the Trustees would have the same examined and advise
them their pleasure in the matter.

At the request of Mr. A. L. Mathews, the Trustees on
May 5th ordered advertised 9201.86 acres in Township 44
South, Range 39 East, Palm Beach County. Mr. Mathews
having advised the Trustees later that he did not care to
bid upon same, it was ordered that the advertisement be
withdrawn and land not offered for sale.

Mr. A. A. Doolittle of Buena Vista, Florida, made appli-
cation to purchase certain land in Dade County and of-
fered to bid not less than $250.00 per acre for same if the
Trustees would advertise. Whereupon the following ad-
vertisement was ordered placed in the Miami Herald:

NOTICE.

Tallahassee, Florida, May 15, 1925.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of the In-
ternal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida will
receive competitive bids in open session at 11 o'clock A. M.,
Tuesday, June 23rd, 1925, at Tallahassee, for the sale of
the following described lands in DADE County, Florida:

SEl/2 of NW1/4 of Section 12, Township 57
South, Range 39 East, containing 80 acres;

TERMS: Cash, or one-fourth cash and balance in one,
two and three years, with 8 per cent interest on deferred
payments.













The right to reject any and all bids is reserved.
By order of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor.
Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS, Secretary.

On March 31st, the Trustees instructed the Secretary to
advise Mr. J. H. D'Alemberte of Pensacola, that if he
would agree to bid not less than $100.00 per acre for land
heretofore applied for by him, they would have it adver-
tised for competitive bids. A letter was received from Mr.
D'Alemberte stating that he was willing to bid above price
on date of sale, and the Trustees ordered the following
Notice placed in the Pensacola Journal, a newspaper pub-
lished in the County in which the lands lie:

NOTICE.

Tallahassee, Florida, May 15, 1925.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of the In-
ternal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida will re-
ceive competitive bids in open session at 11 o'clock A. M.,
Tuesday, June 16th, 1925, at Tallahassee, for the sale of
the following described submerged lands in ESCAMBIA
County, Florida:

Beginning at a point 150 feet South of present
Escambia County Concrete Bridge across Bayou
Texar and 150 feet East of the West shore line
of Bayou Texar; thence running South parallel-
ing said shore line at a distance of 150 feet to a
point 150 feet North of the Louisville and Nash-
ville Railroad Company's right-of-way; thence
run Easterly paralleling said right-of-way at a
distance of 150 feet to a point 150 feet west of the
East line of Bayou Texar; thence run North-
wardly paralleling said shore line at a distance of
150 feet to a point 150 feet South of Escambia
County Concrete Bridge and 150 feet West of the
East shore line; thence running West to point of
beginning. Said property being bounded on
North by Escambia County Concrete Bridge; on
the East by West shore of Section 5, Township 2














South, Range 29 West; on the South by Louisville
and Nashville Railroad Company's right-of-way
and trestle and on the West by East shore line of
New City Tract; containing 35 acres, more or
less.

This Notice is published in compliance with Section 1062
of the Revised General Statutes of Florida, that any per-
son or persons who may have objections to said sale may
have an opportunity to present the same as therein pre-
scribed.
The right to reject any and all bids is reserved.
By order of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor.
Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS, Secretary.

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.

JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor,
Chairman.
Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.


Tallahassee, Florida, May 19, 1925.

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:

John W. Martin, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
Rivers Buford, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

The Trustees having advertised the following lands, as
as required by law, in newspapers published in the counties
in which said lands lie,, for sale on this date, bids were
called for as follows:
4-I. I.














On the S1/2 of Section 19; NE1/4 and S1/2 of
Section 20, Township 55 South, Range 39 East,
Containing 802.05 acres, Mr. James J. Marshall
of Miami, bid $80.00 per acre. Land in Dade
County.

The bid of Mr. Marshall was accepted and deed ordered
issued to him, upon terms of one-fourth cash and one-
fourth in one year; one-fourth in two years, and one-
fourth in three years with 8-per cent interest on deferred
payments. Deed to contain release clause of quarter Sec-
tions upon payment of $100.00 per acre for such lands
released.
On the Sl/ of Lot 3 and S1/2 of SW1/4 of Sec-
tion 5 Township 28 South, Range 26 East, con-
taining 131 acres in Polk County, Mr. H. A.
Marks of Winter Haven, Florida, bid $52.00 per
acre.

The bid of Mr. Marks was accepted, being the best bid
received, and deed ordered issued, upon terms of One-
fourth cash, and the balance in three equal annual pay-
ments, with 8 per cent interest on deferred payments.

On the SWA of SE1/2 of Section 11; E/, and
EI/2 of SW1i of Section 14; NE1/4 of NE1/4; W1/2
of NE4; E1/2 of NW1/4; Ei/2 of SW1/ & SE1/
of Section 23, Township 37 South, Range 30 East,
Highlands County, containing 880 acres, the
Circle Trading Company of Sebring, Fla., bid
$20.00 per acre.

The bid of Circle Trading Company being the best bid
received, it was accepted and deed ordered issued upon
terms of one-fourth cash, and balance in three equal pay-
ments with 8 per cent interest on deferred payments.

On the E1/2 of SW1/4 of Section 11; Ei/2 and
E1/2 of NW1/4 of Section 14; NE1/ & NE1/4 of
SE1/ of Section 23, Township 38 South, Range
30 East, Highlands County, Containing 680 acres,
Mr. W. M. Young of Sanford, Florida, bid $16.00
per acre.













The bid of Mr. Young being the best bid received, it was
accepted and deed ordered issued upon terms of one-fourth
cash and balance in three equal annual payments, with 8
percent interest on deferred payments.

Submerged Lands Pinellas County.

For Lot 1, Section 29, 84 acres in Pinellas County,
with the submerged shallow flats adjoining and lying East
of aforesaid Lot, Mr. R. E. Skinner bid the sum of $24,-
000.00. This being the best bid received same was accepted
and deed ordered issued upon payment of one-fourth cash
and balance in three equal annual payments, with 8 per
cent interest on deferred payments.
For Lot 1, Section 5, 7 acres, and 33 acres submerged
land adjacent thereto, Judge W. J. Oven, for E. A. Haley,
bid $250.00 per acre; also $100.00 per acre for 14 acres of
submerged lands adjacent thereto, which bids were accepted
and deed ordered issued upon payment of one-fourth cash
and balance in three equal annual payments with 8 per
cent interest on deferred payments.

Mr. R. E. Kurtz of Moore Haven appeared before the
Trustees relative to the land owned by them in-the City of
Moore Haven, North" of the tracts of the Atlantic Coast
Line Railroad, and state that he was anxious to know what
action the Trustees had taken.
Mr. Richardson, Field Agent, having reported on this
land the Trustees advised Mr. Kurtz that they would sell
the aforesaid land to the City of Moore Haven at a price of
$100.00 per acre.

The following communication from Mr. M. S. Hayes,
County Superintendent of Public Instruction for Glades
County, was read:

Moore Haven, Florida, May 17th, 1925.

On the above date the Board of Public Instruc-
tion in and for Glades County, Florida, met in
regular monthly session in the office of the County
Superintendent at Moore Haven, Florida, with
all members present; to-wit: E. S. Frey, Van













B. Curry and W. H. Cannon, M. S. Hayes, County
Supt.
It was moved by Mr. Cannon and seconded by
Mr. Curry, that,
WHEREAS, at the present time there are lo-
cated within Glades County two School Houses on
State Land, and
WHEREAS, the Board of Public Instruction
of said Glades County wishes to obtain title to the
school sites now located on the State land, and
WHEREAS, the State School authorities re-
quire that each school must have at least two
acres of ground, Now, therefore,
The Board of Public Instruction of Glades
County, Florida does hereby request the Internal
Improvement Board of Florida to make a deed to
the land where the above school houses are lo-
cated, Title to be vested in the Board of Public
Instruction of Glades County, Florida, and each
deed to contain two acres or more of land.
The above motion was put to a vote and carried.
I, M. S. HAYES, County Superintendent of
Public Instruction in and for Glades County,
do hereby certify that the above and foregoing
resolution was passed by the Board of Public In-
struction in regular session with all members pres-
ent and that the same is recorded in the Minutes
of said Board.
M. S. HAYES, County Superintendent.
Mr. Buford moved that the Trustees sell four acres of
land to the School Board of Glades County for the two
Schools, for the sum of $1.00. Seconded by Mr. Mayo and
upon vote adopted.
The Commissioner of Agriculture was requested to issue
deeds therefore.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor,
Chairman.
Attest:
J. STUART LEWIS,
Secretary.




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