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 Front Cover
 Title Page
 Introduction
 Financial statement for January,...
 Financial statement for February,...
 Financial statement for March,...
 Financial statement for April,...
 Financial statement for May,...
 Financial statement for June,...
 Financial statement for July,...
 Financial statement for August,...
 Financial statement for September,...
 Financial statement for October,...
 Financial statement for November,...
 Trustees minutes for 1928
 Financial statement for December,...
 Financial statement for January,...
 Financial statement for February,...
 Financial statement for March,...
 Financial statement for April,...
 Financial statement for May,...
 Financial statement for June,...
 Financial statement for July,...
 Financial statement for August,...
 Financial statement for September,...
 Financial statement for October,...
 Financial statement for November,...
 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
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Language: English
Creator: Florida -- Trustees of Internal Improvement Fund
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Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Page 1
    Title Page
        Page 2
    Introduction
        Page 3
        January 4, 1927
            Page 3
        Resolution
            Page 4
            Page 5
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            Page 10
        Notice
            Page 11
            Page 12
            Page 13
            Page 14
            Page 15
        Budget
            Page 16
            Page 17
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            Page 19
            Page 20
        Resolution
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    Financial statement for January, 1927
        Page 28
        Page 29
        Page 30
        Notice
            Page 31
            Page 32
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            Page 34
        Resolution
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    Financial statement for February, 1927
        Page 43
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        Notice
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    Financial statement for March, 1927
        Page 64
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        Notice
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    Financial statement for April, 1927
        Page 74
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        Notice
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    Financial statement for May, 1927
        Page 88
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        Notice
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    Financial statement for June, 1927
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        Notice
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    Financial statement for July, 1927
        Page 109
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        Notice
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    Financial statement for August, 1927
        Page 125
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        Notice
            Page 131
    Financial statement for September, 1927
        Page 132
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        Resolution
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        Notice
            Page 149
    Financial statement for October, 1927
        Page 150
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        Resolution
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    Financial statement for November, 1927
        Page 166
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        Notice
            Page 171
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    Trustees minutes for 1928
        Page 176
        Notice
            Page 177
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    Financial statement for December, 1927
        Page 179
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        Notice
            Page 183
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        Budget 1928
            Page 187
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    Financial statement for January, 1928
        Page 194
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        Disbrusement
            Page 196
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    Financial statement for February, 1928
        Page 202
        Disbrusement
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        Resolution
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        Notice
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    Financial statement for March, 1928
        Page 219
        Disbrusement
            Page 220
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        Resolution
            Page 222
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        Notice
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    Financial statement for April, 1928
        Page 233
        Disbrusement
            Page 234
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        Notice
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    Financial statement for May, 1928
        Page 249
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        Disbrusement
            Page 251
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        Report
            Page 254
        Acreage which Pennsylvania sugar company is entitled to receive
            Page 254
        Right of termination of contract
            Page 255
        Drainage taxes
            Page 256
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        Lands paid for to be deeded to pennsylvania sugar company
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        Notice
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    Financial statement for June, 1928
        Page 272
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        Disbrusement
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        Resolution
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        Notice
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        Resolution
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        Agreement
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    Financial statement for July, 1928
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        Disbrusement
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        Exchange of lands of southern sugar company
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    Financial statement for August, 1928
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        Disbrusement
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        Resolution
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        Notice
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    Financial statement for September, 1928
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        Disbrusement
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    Financial statement for October, 1928
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    Financial statement for November, 1928
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MINUTES
Of the
TRUSTEES
Of the

Internal Improvement

Fund
STATE OF FLORIDA


VOLUME XVII


From January 1, 1927 to December 31, 1928.
Published Under Authority of Trustees Internal
Improvement Fund.










TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA
1929








MINUTES
Of the

TRUSTEES
Of the

Internal Improvement

Fund

STATE OF FLORIDA


VOLUME XVII


From January 1, 1927 to December 31, 1928.

Published Under Authority of Trustees Internal
Improvement Fund.










TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA
1929
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TRUSTEE MINUTES FOR 1927

Tallahassee, Florida, January 4, 1927.

The Trustes of the Internal Improvement Fund met
on this day in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:

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

A letter was presented from the Kretex Realty Com-
pany, addressed to the State Treasurer, returning
check dated December 29, 1926 for $375.48 payable to
the order of Roy A. O'Bannon, Tax Collector of Palm
Beach County, being for payment of taxes for the year
1926 upon Lots 3, 4, 5 and SW/4 of SE1/4 of Section
1, Township 44 South, Range 36 East, said property
having been purchased by Kretex Realty Company
and re-deeded by said Company to the Trustees by rea-
son of the fact that the representative of the Kretex
Realty Company was unable to obtain possession of
said land, because of a squatter who had come upon
said land and refused to allow any one to take posses-
sion of same, offering armed resistance against pos-
session.
The Kretex Realty Company claim that having
never had possession of this land and being unable to
obtain possession, that, therefore, they were not liable
to pay the taxes upon the property for the year 1926.
Upon motion the Trustees decided that this conten-
tion of the Kretex Realty Company was correct and
instructed the Treasurer to cancel said check and
issue another check for the sum of $375.48 payable to
Kretex Realty Company in lieu thereof.
Bills approved by the Board of Fire Control
amounting to $5,040.38 were passed by the Trustees
Internal Improvement Fund at its meeting today, in
accordance with Chapter 10116, Acts of 1925, and











TRUSTEE MINUTES FOR 1927

Tallahassee, Florida, January 4, 1927.

The Trustes of the Internal Improvement Fund met
on this day in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.

Present:

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

A letter was presented from the Kretex Realty Com-
pany, addressed to the State Treasurer, returning
check dated December 29, 1926 for $375.48 payable to
the order of Roy A. O'Bannon, Tax Collector of Palm
Beach County, being for payment of taxes for the year
1926 upon Lots 3, 4, 5 and SW/4 of SE1/4 of Section
1, Township 44 South, Range 36 East, said property
having been purchased by Kretex Realty Company
and re-deeded by said Company to the Trustees by rea-
son of the fact that the representative of the Kretex
Realty Company was unable to obtain possession of
said land, because of a squatter who had come upon
said land and refused to allow any one to take posses-
sion of same, offering armed resistance against pos-
session.
The Kretex Realty Company claim that having
never had possession of this land and being unable to
obtain possession, that, therefore, they were not liable
to pay the taxes upon the property for the year 1926.
Upon motion the Trustees decided that this conten-
tion of the Kretex Realty Company was correct and
instructed the Treasurer to cancel said check and
issue another check for the sum of $375.48 payable to
Kretex Realty Company in lieu thereof.
Bills approved by the Board of Fire Control
amounting to $5,040.38 were passed by the Trustees
Internal Improvement Fund at its meeting today, in
accordance with Chapter 10116, Acts of 1925, and












transmitted to the Comptroller for warrants to be
issued therefore.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.


Tallahassee, Florida, January 11, 1927.

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.
J. B. Johnson, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

Upon application of Mr. J. W. Holland, for his client
Ella F. Mills, the Trustees ordered advertised for sale
on this date submerged land lying in Section 6, Town-
ship 2 South, Range 28 East, County of Duval. No
objections being presented or filed, the sale was con-
sumated, to Ella F. Mills at a price of $100.00 per acre
upon usual terms.
The Honorable Commissioner of Agriculture was
requested to issue deed.


The following Resolution was presented:

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the following described lands were ad-
vertised and sold to A. O. Henderson as shown by min-
utes of the Trustees Internal Improvement Fund of
the State of Florida, under dates of April 13th, May
25th, and June 15, 1926;













ISLAND NO. 1: Begin at a point on the
South boundary of Section 22, Township 42
South, Range 43 East, 5815 feet East of the
Southwest corner of Section 21,
Run South 35* 12' East 181.8 feet;
Thence South 18" 02' West 110 feet;
Thence South 66 28' East 150 feet;
Thence South 35' 58' East 145 feet;
Thenace South 71' 58' East 40 feet;
Thence North 27' 28' West 490 feet;
Thence North 86' 28' West 100 feet, to the
point of beginning.
Containing .91 acres, more or less. Lying
and being in Township 42 South, Range 43
East, Palm Beach County.
ISLAND NO. 2: Commencing at a point
on the South boundary of Section 21, Town-
ship 42 South, Range 43 East, 4,417.5 feet
East of the Southwest corner of said Section
21, and run North 86' 43' 30" East, 1,308.9
feet to the point of beginning. From the
point of beginning run,
North 70' 47' East 60 feet;
Thence North 36' 28' West 430 feet;
Thence North 27 28' West 210 feet;
Thence South 67' 2' West 20 feet;
Thence South 23' 28' East 220 feet;
Thence South 36' 58' East 260 feet;
Thence South 27" 34' East 152 feet, to the
point of beginning.
Containing .52 acres, more or less. Lying
and being in Township 42 South, Range 43
East, Palm Beach County.
and,
WHEREAS, Deed to said lands has not yet been
executed because of pending suits contesting the val-
idity of such sale; and
WHEREAS, Mr. A. O. Anderson is desirous of be-
ing in position to apply to the War Department for
the privilege of filling in and developing the said
land,













THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED;
FIRST: That it is the purpose of the Trustees to
execute deed to Mr. A. 0. Henderson, covering the said
lands if and when the said suits shall be finally cul-
minated in favor of Defendants, Trustees and Hen-
derson.
SECOND: That pending the suits and execution
of deed, the Trustees have no objection to Mr. A. O.
Henderson making application for and receiving a
permit from the War Department for the privilege of
filling and improving the said lands.
Mr. Johnson moved that the above Resolution be
adopted. Seconded by Mr. Mayo and upon vote
adopted.


The following bills were approved and ordered
paid:
Western Union Telegraph Company, Talla-
hassee, Fla., to service for Counsel and
T ru stees ......... .............. .......... ... ........ $ 12.14
Southern Tel. & Construction Co., Talla-
hassee, F;a., to service in Tax Dept.,
and T rugtees ..... .. ......... ............ ....... 8.50
Postal Telegraph Co., Tallahassee, Fla., to ser-
vice for December 1926 ......... ...... .... 1.47
George F. Holley, Clerk, Miami, Fla., to re-
cording Instrum ent .................................... 1.45
Fred E. Fenno, Clerk, West Palm Beach, Fla.,
recording Warranty Deed ...................... 1.55
Obe P. Goode, Clerk, St. Augustine, Fla., to
recording Deed ........................................ 1.35
Frank A. Bryan, Clerk, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.,
to recording Instruments ........................ 18.60
Collier County News, Everglades, Fla., to one
year's subscription ............................ ... 2.00
The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Fla.,
to advertising Land Sale January 11th
1927 ...... ................................... ........ 17.25
Roy A. O'Bannon, T. C., West Palm Beach,
Fla., to Taxes on Lands of Trustees in
Palm Beach County ................................... 271.40

$335.71












Financial Statement for the month of December
1926 was read and ordered placed of record:
Balance in Fund December 1,
1926 ..................... .............$845,326.68
Sale of Lands under Chapters
9131. Acts of 1923, and
10024, Acts of 1925, Laws
Florida ..... .... ............ 854.20 1
Drainage Tax Fund (refund
of temporary loan) .......... 15,000.00
Redemption of Drainage tax
certificates ........ ............. 576.33
Refund by Board of Fire Con-
trol under agreement of
March 9, 1926, Comptrol-
ler's Warrant No. 49383 11,718.96
From Land Sales ($35,176.91)
less 25% to the State
School Fund ($8,794.21) 26,382.70

$899,858.87
Less Disbursements ......... 54,327.55

Balance in fund January 1,
1927 .. ................ .. ............... $845,531.32
RECAPITULATION
Cash and Cash Items ............$ 1,000.00
Balance in Banks .................... 844,531.32
$845,531.32
BALANCES IN BANKS JANUARY 1, 1927
Atlantic National Bank, Jack-
sonville, Fla. ............ .....$204,153.67
Barnett National Bank, Jack-
sonville, Fla. ................ 190,127.22
Florida National Bank, Jack-
sonville, Fla. ............. 206,940.10
American National Bank, Pen-
sacola, Fla. ..................... 76,700.15
First National Bank, Miami,
F la .................................... 1,664 .0 1
First American Bk. & Tr. Co.,
West Palm Beach, Fla..... 2,078.47













Capital City Bank, Talla-
hassee, Fla. ...................... 39,943.84
Exchange Bank, Tallahassee,
Fla. ...... ........................... 25,279.28
Lewis State Bank, Tallahassee,
Fla. ............... ................... 58,540.52
Ft. Lauderdale Bk. & Tr. Co.
Spl. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 38,104.06
Capital City Bank (Deposit by
D. C. Harris, Agent Bur-
gess Co. of Florida, In -Re
Moss Contract) ............... 1,000.00

$844,531.32

DISBURSEMENTS
Date Check
1927 No. In Favor of: Amount
Dec. 3, 6717 Board of Commissioners
of Everglades Drainage
District (temporary
loan) .......... .............. $15,000.00
7, 6718 Southern Telephone &
Construction Co. ............... 8.50
6719 Western Union Telegraph
C o. ................ ................ 3.34
6720 D. A. Dixon Co. ............... 23.00
6721 T. J. Appleyard, Inc. ........ 12.50
6722 W. H. May, Postmaster .... 160.00
6723 Miami Life .... .................. 2.50
6724 Clearwater Morning
Herald .................... ...... 27.00
6725 Clearwater Sun ............. 13.00
6726 Sarasota Times ............... 12.00
6727 W. T. Byrd ................ .... 170.05
6728 Marvin C. McIntosh ........ 65.95
15, 6729 W T. Byrd .............. ........ 112.50
6730 J. P. Moore, T. C. .......... 4,537.34
6731 T. J. Appleyard, Inc. ........ 1.50
6732 W. L. Marshall ................ 150.00
6733 Photostat Corporation ...... 9.25
6734 D. Z. Filer ......................... 3.50
6735 Fred E. Fenno. C. C. C. .... 3.45













22, 6736 Fred E. Fenno, C.. C. C .... 1.85
6737 Post Publishing Co. ........ 27.00
6738 D. A. Dixon Company ...... 7.50
6739 D. P. Council, Inc. ........ 31.98
6740 Bob Simpson, T. C. ............ 345.88
6741 L. S. Harvard (Refund on
land purchase) .................. 16000.00
6742 W. H. Nobles (Refund on
land purchase ................... 8,125.00
29, 6743 Kretex Realty Co. (Re-
fund on land purchase) .... 3,405.18
6744 (Cancelled)
31 6745 C. B. Gwynn ..................... 283.34
6746 J. Stuart Lewis ............... 83.34
6747 M. C. McIntosh ............... 229.16
6748 A. R. Richardson ............. 333.34
6749 Jentye Dedge .......... .... 50.00
6750 Dollie Gerald .................. 41.67
6751 Elgin Bayless .................. 225.00
6752 Mrs. L. B. Hopkins ......... 150.00
6753 R. W. Ervin ............... 225.00'
6754 Edwin Barnes, Jr. ............ 150.00v
6755 Mrs. Carrie Ervin ............ 125.00
6756 W T. W allis, Jr .............. 4,060.63
6757 T. J. Appleyard, Inc'..... 52.50
6758 Geo F. Holly, C. C:.C. ..... 4.00
6759 A. R. Richardson .............. 54.80
$ 54.327.55
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
Ernest Amos,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.


Tallahassee, Fla., January 12, 1927.
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.
J. B. Johnson, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
The State Treasurer was directed to transfer from
funds of the Trustees Internal Improvement Fund the
sum of FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($50,000.00)
payable to the State Office Building Fund, and the
Secretary was directed to furnish the State Treasurer
with a certified copy of this order, authorizing him to
make said transfer.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, January 18, 1927.
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. LiJ6. Treasurer.
J. B. Jo Attorney General.
Bills of the Board of Fire Control, approved by said
Board, amounting to $2,228.03 were passed by the
Trustees and ordered transmitted to the Comptroller
with request that warrant be issued to W. A. Dutch,
Chief Fire Warden, upon funds in the custody of the
State Treasurer to the credit of the Fire Tax Fund.
Mr. Luning moved that Mr. Ervin, Tax Clerk, be re-
quested to furnish a list, showing the assessed valua-
tion of all lands within the boundaries of the Ever-
glades Drainage District for State and County taxes
by Counties, also the assessment of all Drainage taxes
by Zones and Counties within the boundaries of the
Everglades Drainage District, including all Sub-Drain-
age Districts and the Everglades Drainage District, and
submit the same to Mr. Luning, who will present such
information to the Trustees when compiled.
Motion seconded by Mr. Johnson and upon vote
adopted.













Application from the City of New Smyrna for 26.18
acres of submerged land for Park Purposes was read.
Mr. Luning moved that the Trustees sell said land to
the City for $500.00 with the understanding and pro-
viso that the same be used exclusively for Park or Pub-
lic purposes.
Seconded by Mr. Johnson and upon vote adopted.

Mr. Gregor McLean, for his client J. H. Kerrick,
made application for submerged land in Pinellas Coun-
ty, and the following advertisement was placed in the
Clearwater Morning Herald:
NOTICE
Tallahassee, Florida, January 18, 1927.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida,
will hold a meeting at 10 o'clock A. M. Tuesday, March
1st, 1927, at Tallahassee, to consider the sale of the
following described land in PINELLAS COUNTY,
Florida:
Beginning at the Southeast corner of SW1/4
of Section 12, Township 31, South Range 15
East, run West 582.12 feet to point of begin-
ning, at Government Meander Post; Thence
run West 73.68 feet;
Thence North 7 degrees 23' West, a distance
of 281.07 feet to Government Meander line;
Thence South 21 degrees 30' East, following
Government Meander line a distance of 299.59
feet, to point of beginning; containing 235.74
acres.
also:
Beginning at the Southeast corner of South-
west Quarter of Section 12, Township 31,
South, Range 15 East, run West 582.12 feet to
Government Meander Post; Thence following
Government Meander line North 21 degrees
30' West, a distance of 370.26 feet;
Thence North 6 degrees 15' East, a distance
of 73.13 feet to point of beginning; Thence
run North 7 degrees 23' West, a distance of
451.46 feet to Government Meander line;













Thence following Government Meander line
South 14 degrees 30' East, 300.36 feet; thence
South 6 degrees 15' West, 157.87 feet to point
of beginning. Containing .19294 acres.
Also:
Beginning at Southeast Corner of SW1/4 of
Section 12, Township 31 South, Range 15
East; run West 582.12 feet to Government
Meander Post; Thence following Government
Meander line North 21 degrees 30' West a dis-
tance of 370.26 feet; Thence North 6 degrees
15' East a distance of 231 feet; Thence North
14 degrees 30' West, a distance of 330 feet;
Thence North 4 degrees 15' West, a distance
of 67.17 feet to point of beginning; Thence
North 7 degrees 23' West a distance of 51.78
feet; Thence East a distance of 2.84 feet to
Government Meander line; Thence along Gov-
ernment Meander line South 4 degrees 15'
East, a distance of 51.49 feet to point of begin
ning; Containing .00168 acres.
Total submerged land to be purchased-
.43036 acres.
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 same as there-
in prescribed.
By order of the Trustees Internal Improvement
Fund.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis, Secretary.


Bussey and Mann made application to purchase sub-
merged land in Pinellas County, and the following ad-
vertisement was placed in the Clearwater Morning
Herald:
NOTICE
Tallahassee, Florida, January 18, 1927.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees or tne













Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida
will hold a meeting at 10 o'clock A. M. Tuesday, March
1st, 1927, at Tallahassee, to consider the sale of the fol-
lowing described land in PINELLAS County, Florida:
Beginning at the Northeast corner of the
Northwest Quarter of Section 7, Township 32
South, Range 17 East, and running South on
the Quarter Section line 661.80 feet; Thence
North 89 degrees 58' 30" East, 1326.40 feet;
Thence North 188.27 feet to an intersection
with the Government Traverse of the shore
line for a point of beginning;
Thence South 82 degrees East 300 feet;
Thence North 84 degrees East 290 feet;
Thence North 48 degrees East 410 feet;
Thence East 435 feet; Thence South 115 feet;
Thence South 48 degrees West 490 feet;
Thence South 19 degrees .07' West 358.61
feet; Thence South 89 degrees 58' 30" West
360 feet; Thence North 22 degrees 58' 30"
East 243.25 feet; Thence North 51 degrees 28'
30" East 397.50 feet; Thence North 23 de-
grees 43' 30" East 265.00 feet; Thence North
34 degrees 31' 30" West 66.25 feet; Thence
South 78 degrees 58' 30" West 33.13 feet;
Thence South 38 degrees 58' 30" West 331.25
feet; Thence South 70 degrees 58' 30" West
198.75 feet; Thence North 89 degrees 31' 30"
West 331.25 feet; Thence North 69 degrees
01' 30" West 212.67 feet, to the point of
beginning; Containing 6.66 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 same as
therein prescribed.
By order of the Trustees Internal Improvement
Fund.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.













Mr. R. K. Thompson made application for submerged
land in Sarasota County, and the following advertise-
ment was placed in the Sarasota Times:

NOTICE

Tallahassee, Florida, January 18, 1927.

NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of the In-
ternal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida, will
hold a meeting at 10 o'clock A. M., Tuesday, March 1st.,
1927, at Tallahassee, to consider the sale of the follow-
ing described land in SARASOTA County, Florida:

Description of land between "Tract 1" and
Government Meander line in Section 33,
Township 7 South, Range 18 East, West of
the Oaks.
From the Southeast Corner of Section 33,
Township 37 South, Range 18 East, run West
1320 feet on and along the South line of said
Section 33 to original Government Meander
corner for point of beginning;
Thence on true bearings:
North 2 degrees 571/2' West 1679 feet, South
55 degrees 36' East, 85 feet; South 00 degrees
35' East, 1629 feet to point of beginning.
Said tract lying in Section 33, Township 37
South, Range 18 East; Containing 2.60 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 same as there-
in prescribed.
By order of the Trustees 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, January 19, 1927.
11 O'clock A. M..

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.
J. B. Johnson, Attorney General.

The Trustees on July 13th, 1926 agreed to refund to
Mr. Frank F. Pulver of St. Petersburg, $25,344.00,
which was the first payment made by him on Fraction-
al Lots 1 and 3, pot in SE1/4 of SWi/4 and Lots 4, 5
and 6, Tier 14 in Section 13 Township 50 South, Range
41 East, and Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, Tier 18, Town-
ship 50 South, Range 41 East, Broward County, as he
was unable to get possession of the land, owing to the
fact that squatters refused to vacate. Mr. Pulver
agreed to allow $1,000.00 of the above amount to be
withheld for the purpose of paying all taxes due on the
land, and on September 14th, 1926 the Trustees issued
their check in the sum of $24,344.00 to Mr. Pulver.
It now appears that the taxes on the said land
amount to $247.53, leaving a difference of $752.47 be-
tween the taxes and the amount withheld. The State
Treasurer is hereby authorized to refund to Mr. Pulver
the amount of $752.47 and issue check in the sum of
$247.53 to the Tax Collector of Broward County for all
taxes on above described land.













Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.


Tallahassee, Florida, January 19, 1927.
3 O'clock P. M.
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.

Messrs. W. A. Dutch, J. E. Taylor and L. S. Harvard,
members of the Board of Fire Control, with their Coun-
sel, A. O. Kanner, met with the Trustees of the Inter-
nal Improvement Fund on this date, as required by
law, Chapter 10116, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925, and
prepared a Budget for the year 1927, as follows:

BUDGET

Salary, Chief Fire Warden ........$ 3,000.00
Deputy Fire Wardens,-20-12
months at $100.00 per month......... 24,000.00
Tractor for hire or purchase ......... 20,000.00
Men with above Tractors-90 days
at $5.00 each per day ...... ............... 15,000.00
Tractors, 180 days at $30.00 each
per day ........... ............ ... ................. 16,200.00
Men with above Tractors, 180 days
at $5.00 each per day...................... 13,500.00
Extra labor and care of men
in field................... .... ........ ......... .. 25,000.00
Other general equipment and tools.. 10,000.00
Aeroplane and Aviator hire ........... 7,500.00













Legal services .................... .. ......... 5,000.00
Salary, Secretary of Board............ 3,000.00
Stenographer .... .. ........ ...... 1,800.00
Salary, Two Assistant F i r e
W ardens ... ..... ... ................... 4,800.00
Office Rent ...... ................... 1,000.00
Operation of State Automobile ....... 600.00
Incidental expenses of Board.......... 5,000.00
Fees, 1% commission, Tax Asses-
sor, and Tax Collector................. 3,600.00
Contingent Fund...... .... ............ 20,000.00

$179,000.00

Any of the above items can be reduced or increased,
but in no case shall the total amount of the Budget, as
above made, be increased.
Any amount not expended shall be carried forward
in the Fund.
After discussion, Mr. Luning moved the adoption of
the Budget. Seconded by Mr. Amos and upon vote
adopted.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.



Tallahassee, Florida, January 25, 1927.

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.
J. B. Johnson, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.












Representatives of the State Road Department ap-
.peared before the Trustees and requested that permis-
sion be granted the Road Department to pump sand
from Sections 2, 3 and 4, Township 19 South, Range
26 East, lying in Lake Eutis, outside the corporate lim-
its of Eutis, Lake County, for road building purposes.
Mr. Johnson moved that such permit be issued to the
State Road Department. Seconded by Mr. Luning and
upon vote adopted.


Mr. John W. Williams, who was instructed to ex-
amine and report on certain lands in Section 16, Town-
ship 4 South, Range 19 East, and Section 22, Town-
ship 4 South, Range 20 East, filed his report as
follows:
"January 20, 1927.
Internal Improvement Board,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Gent emen:
In compliance with your request of recent date, I
beg to submit my report on the following lands inspect-
ed by me in Baker and Union Counties. (The South
Half of Section 16, Township 4 South, Range 19 East
and all of Section 22, Township 4 South, Range 20
East.)
These lands are cut up very badly by swamp and
lake. My judgment is that about 600 acres of these
lands are in swamp. There is very little timber, cy-
press or pine, in the swamp. The cypress timber seems
to be a very poor grade. The large pine timber outside
of the swamp, I am sure, has been more than half cut
for ties.
The small timber in the edge of the swamp is very
fine for turpentine purposes. My judgment is that the
above described lands would cut 15,000 boxes, which
would be worth, with a long time lease, $2250.00 and
would cut 450,000 feet of timber at $5.00 per thousand,
which would be worth $2,250.00, totalling $4,500.00.
Respectfully,
JOHN W. WILLIAMS.













The following bills were approved and ordered paid:

John W. Williams, Tallahassee, Fla.
Expense account on trip to Baker
and Union Counties ............ $ 19.51
A. R. Richardson, Tallahassee, Fla.
Expense account on trip to South
F lorida ..... ...... .. .......... .. 166.80
T. J. Appleyard, Inc., Tallahassee, Fla.
Rebinding Record Books for Land
Department ..................... ............. $86.25
Ribbons for Secretary ... ..... 10.00 96.25
D. A. Dixon Co., Tallahassee, Fla. To
Supplies for Department ................. 4.40
Geo. F. Holly, Clerk Miami, Fla. To
copy of Pa. Sugar Company's Deed. 1.00
Wm. T. Hull, Clerk, LaBelle, Fla. Re-
cording Instrument No. 7685 ...... 1.35
C. E. Simmons, Clerk, Okeechobee, Fla.
Recording Deeds-Marsh vs. Trus-
tees-Jennings vs. Trustees. ... ....... 3.00
Fred E. Fenno, Clerk. West Palm
Beach, Fla. Recording D e e d s-
Mitchell and Kretex Realty Co......... 3.55
Frank A. Bryan, Clerk, Ft. Lauderdale,
Fla., Recording D e e d-Arthur
M cGow an ..... ......... .. ...... ..... ....... 1.55
J. D. Raulerson, Clerk, Bartow, Fla.
Recording Deed-Minton, et al....:.. 1.40
A. E. Sweeney, Oshkosh, Wis. Refund
on T ax D eed ....................................... 4.54
Lillie M. Smith, T. C. Ft. Lauderdale,
Fla., taxes on Sec. 33-47-38-1 Mill
and Drainage ............ .. .. ........ 257.28

$560.63

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.













Tallahassee, Florida, January 29, 1927.

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. B. Johnson, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
C. B. Gwynn, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary as
Land Clerk-January, 1927 .................... $ 283.34
J. Stuart Lewis, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary as
Secretary- January, 1927.......................... 83.34
M. C. McIntosh, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary as
Counsel- January, 1927.......... ................. 229.1b
A. R. Richardson, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary as
Field Agent-January, 1927. ..................... 333.34
Jentye Dedge, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary-
January, 1927 .. .... ....................... 50.00
Dollie Gerald, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary-
January, 1927 ........................... ............... 41.67
Elgin Bayless, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary as
. Land Clerk-January, 1927...................... 225.00
Mrs. L. B. Hopkins, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary
in Land Department-January, 1927........ 150.00
R. W. Ervin, Ta.lahassee, Fla. Salary as
Tax Clerk-January, 1927. .............. ... 225.00
Edwin Barnes, Jr., Tallahassee, Fla. Salary
in Tax Department-January, 1927.......... 150.00
Carrie Ervin, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary in
Tax Department-January, 1927............. 125.00
$1,895.85
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.












Tallahassee, Florida, February 1, 1927.

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.
J. B. Johnson, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

On December 21st, 1926 the Trustees ordered adver-
tised for sale on this date, upon application of Nor-
mandy Beach Properties Corporation, TRACT "G", a
parcel of land submerged in Biscayne Bay, situated in
the East Half of the East Half of Section 9, Township
53 South, Range 42 East, Dade County, Florida, con-
taining 3.14 acres, more or less.
No objections being presented or filed the sale was
consummated to Normandy Beach Properties Corpora-
tion, at a price of $350.00 per acre, upon terms of one-
fourth cash and the balance in one, two and three years
with interest at the rate of 6 per cent on deferred pay-
ments.


The following Resolution was presented by Mr.
Johnson:
RESOLUTION
BE IT RESOLVED That where submerged lands are
sold by the Trustees, the sale will carry permission and
the right to the purchaser to dredge from adjoining
submerged lands not over three feet in depth at high
tide, or those lands which do not come under the law
which authorizes said Trustees to sell.
Seconded by Mr. Mayo, and upon vote adopted.


Mr. Victor A. Searles made application to purchase
3.56 acres of submerged land in Lake Worth, Palm
Beach County. He being the upland owner, it was











agreed to sell him this land at $100.00 per acre, and
same was ordered advertised upon receipt of descrip-
tion.

Bills of the Board of Fire Control amounting to
$6,926.70 approved by said Board were passed by the
Trustees and ordered transmitted to Honorable Ernest
Amos, Comptroller, for payment from funds of the
Everglades Fire Tax Fund, as authorized by Chapter
10116, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1925.
The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
Wallis Engineering Company, Tallahassee
Fla. To Survey work during January, 1927 $2,662.89
Southern Telephone & Construction Co.,
Tallahassee, Fla. Service on Phones 258
a n d 7 7 6 ...... ...... ............... ........... ......... 9 .5 0
Bob Simpson, T. C. Miami, Fla. To Drainage
Taxes on Land in Naranja Drainage
D district ........................ ........ .................. 1,055.02
Fred E. Fenno, C. C. C. West Palm Beach,
Fla. Recording Deed Kretex Realty Co., to
T trustees ... ....................... ..................... 1.55
Geo. F. Holly, C. C. C. Miami, Fla. Recording
Deeds-Lahey Corp. and Kretex Realty
Co. to Trustees ...................................... 3.10
Frank A. Bryan, C. C. C. Ft. Lauderdale,
Fla. Recording Deed Kretex Realty Co. to
T trustees ........... .............. .. .................... 1.55

$3,733.61

The following letter was ordered spread on the
Minutes, the same having been referred to the Special
Counsel and he having rendered his opinion to the
effect that deed should be held in abeyance until after
termination of Suit:
"Jacksonville, Fla., January 21st, 1927.
Hon. Nathan Mayo,
Commissioner of Agriculture,
Tallahassee, Florida.
RE: SE1-4 of SE 1-4 of SE1-4 of Section
14, T. 43 S. R. 34 East.












Dear Sir:
We are in receipt of your letter of January 13th, ad-
vising that Mr. F. V. Johnson of Clewiston has asked
that a deed be executed to him by the Trustees covering
the above entitled property. We would respectfully
advise that heretofore on December 11th, 1907, Hon.
B. E. McLin, Commissioner of Agriculture executed a
certificate under the seal of his office certifying that
certain lands, which include Section 14 above mention-
ed, had been patented to the State of Florida by the
United States Government at various times as enuring
to the said State under the Acts of Congress of Septem-
ber 28th, 1850, as evidenced by the records of patents
in his office and in his custody. On December 5th,
1907, the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund
conveyed said Section 14 to Louisville and Nashville
Railroad, and thereafter title passed by mesne convey-
ances to Florida State Drainage Land Company, which
company we represent. We respectfully insist that the
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund are with-
out authority to make a new deed to either Mr. F. V.
Johnson or to any one else covering Section 14 or any
part thereof until the Trustees have by proper legal
action duly caused to be cancelled the deed above men-
tioned under which our clients claim. We submit that
it is not in accord with the dignity and position of this
State that the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund should convey to two different parties the same
piece of land and we vigorously protest against such
Action. We respectfully advise that there is now pend-
ing in the United States District for the Southern Dis-
trict of Florida an ejectment suit brought by Florida
State Drainage Land Company against Mr. Johnson
and that the question of whether or not the deed here-
tofore given by the Trustes to the L. & N. Railroad
is or is not valid will be judicially determined in that
cause. It is our intention and we are instructed by our
clients, if necessary, to prosecute this action as far as
the Supreme Court of the United States, as the Statutes
of the United States and the construction thereof are
necessarily in controversy. If it is contended that the
original deed given by the Trustees is void, we respect-
fully insist that the Trustees should await in due
course, the determination by the Courts of this ques-












tion and should not determine same in advance by exe-
cuting and delivering a new deed to Mr. Johnson.
We would respectfully request that this letter and
protest now entered by us on behalf of the Florida
State Drainage Land Company be submitted to the
Trustees and spread upon their minutes and that we
be advised in due course what action, if any, is taken
in the premises. We are,
Very truly yours,
Cooper, Knight, Adair, Cooper & Osborne.
JCCjr by J. C. Cooper, Jr.
scm.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.


Tallahassee, Florida, February 2, 1927.

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund and
the Board of Commissioners of Everglades Drainage
District met on this date in joint meeting.

Present:

Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
J. B. Johnson, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

The Secretary reported that bills amounting to $2,-
314.16 approved by the Drainage Board February 1,
1927, could not be paid from the Drainage Bond Fund
as there was not sufficient money in said Fund.
Mr. Johnson moved that the Drainage Board issue
its note to the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund for $20,000.00 at 3 percent interest for Ninety
days, and that the State Treasurer be requested to












accept such note and issue Trustee Check to said Board
in the sum of $20,000.00. This amount being necessary
as Field Payroll for January would be due and payable
as soon as audited by the Chief Drainage Engineer.
Seconded by Mr. Mayo and upon vote adopted.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.



Tallahassee, Florida. February 8, 1927.

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.
J. B. Johnson, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

Representative of Graves Brothers of Quincy, Flor-
ida, appeared before the Trustees and stated that they
were unable to meet the payments on lands purchased
by them in Sections 21, 27, 35, Township 43 South,
Range 37 East, Palm each County, March, 1926, and
requested the Trustees to deed them one-fourth of the
land, or acreage in value equal to the first payment,
and allow them to re-deed the remainder of said land
purchased.
Mr. Johnson moved that such settlement be ap-
proved, provided proof was furnished that title to the
land was in no way encumbered and that all taxes due
on same would be paid by Graves Brothers.
Seconded by Mr. Mayo, and upon vote adopted.












Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
J. C. LUNING,
Treasurer-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.


Tallahassee, Florida. February 15, 1927.

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

Present:

John W. Martin, Governpr.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
J. B. Johnson, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

Mr. Gregor McLean having made application for his
client, Mr. W. S. Blatchley, to purchase certain land in
Pinellas County, the following advertisement was
placed in the Clearwater Morning Herald:

NOTICE

Tallahassee, Florida, February 15, 1927.

NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida
will hold a meeting at 10 o'clock A. M. Tuesday, March
29th, 1927, at Tallahassee, to consider the sale of the
following described land in PINELLAS County,
Florida:

Beginning at a point which is 815 feet West
of the Southeast corner of Government Lot
No. 1, Section 27, Township 28 South, Range
15 East, said point being on the South line of
said Government Lot and Meander line of the












Government Survey.
Thence run West along South line of Gov-
ernment Lot No. 1, 400 feet;
Thence North 299.5 feet;
Thence East and parallel to the South line
of said Government Lot 550 feet to a point on
the Meander line of Government Survey;
Thence South 28 degrees 00' West along
Government meander line 339.3 feet to point
of beginning.
Containing 3.27 acres.
Lying and being in Section 27, Township 28
South, Range 15 East, Pinellas County,
Florida.

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 same as there-
in prescribed.
By order of the Trustees Internal Improvement
Fund.
JOHN W. MARTIN, Governor.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.


The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
W. H. May, Postmaster, Talla-
hassee, Fla. Stamps for
Tax Department....... ................ $ 21.00
F. P. Fleming, Jacksonville,
Fla. Expenses in Trustees
Cases ... ............................... $ 421.65
Fees in Trdstees Cases........... 15,000.00

15,421.65

$15,442.65

Financial Statement for the month of January, 1927,
was read and ordered placed of record:












FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR
JANUARY, 1927.
Balance in Fund January
1, 1927 ............. ........... $845,531.32
Sale of lands under Chapter
9131, Acts of 1923, and
Chapter 10024, Acts of
1925, Laws of Florida...... 835.13
,Interest on deposits for
quarter ending December
31, 1926 ............... ...... 8,596.93
Redemption of Drainage
Tax Certificates.......... .... 1,144.32 V
Refund by Southern States
Land & Timber Co. ........... 1.04
Interest due June 30, 1926
and December 31, 1926,
on Pelican Lake Sub-
Drainage District Bonds 780.00
Redemption of Pelican Lake
Sub-Drainage D i s t rict
Bond No. 10 at par............ 500.00
Refund by Board of Fire
Control as per agreement .. 14,057.93
Sale of Minutes ............... .. 36.50
From Land Sales )$49,257.-
82) less 25 percent to the
State School Fund ($12,-
314.45) ............................ 36,943.37

$ 908,426.54
Less Disbursements (Item-
ized below) ....................... 53,920.14

Balance in Fund February
1, 1927....... .......................... $854,506.40

RECAPITULATION

Cash and cash items ....... 1,000.00
Balance in Banks................ 853,506.40


$854,506.40












BALANCES IN BANKS FEBRUARY 1, 1927
Atlantic National Bank, Jacksonville,
Fla. ................ ................ ............. $181,427.76
Barnett National Bank, Jacksonville, Fla... 218,830.99
Florida National Bank, Jacksonville, Fla. .. 190,936.20
American National Bank, Pensacola, Fla. 77,280.12
First National Bank, Miami, Fla. ............. 1,676.49
First-American Bk. & Tr. Co., West Palm
B each, F la. ...... ...... ......... ............. 2,094.14
Capital City Bank, Tallahassee, Fla. ........ 57,427.06
Exchange Bank, Tallahassee, Fla ............. 25,468.87
Lewis State Bank, Tallahassee ............ 58,974.93
Ft. Lauderdale Bank & Tr. Co.., Spl. Ft.
Lauderdale, Fla. .... ... .... ............. 38,389.84
Capital City Bank (Deposit by D. C. Har-
ris) Agent, Burgess Co. of Fla., in re
M oss Contract) ......... ... ..... ............ 1,000.00

$853,506.40
DISBURSEMENTS

Date Check
1927 No. In Favor of: Amount
Jan. 4, 6760 Kretex Realty Co. (Refund
on Lands) .... ...... .. ... $ 375.48
11, 6761 Western Union Telegraph
Co. ..... .. ................... 12.14
6762 Southern Telephone & Con-
struction Co. ................. 8.50
6763 Postal Telegraph Co ........ 1.47
6764 Geo. F. Holly, Clerk ............ 1.45
6765 Fred E. Fenno, Clerk ........ 1.5b
6766 Obe P. Goode, Clerk ............ 1.35
6767 Frank A. Bryan, Clerk ...... 18.60
6768 Collier County News ........ 2.00
6769 Florida Times Union .......... 17.25
6770 Roy A. O'Bannon, T. C. .... 271.40
14, 6771 J. C. Luning, State Treas-
urer (for State Office
Building Fund .................. 25,000.00
6772 J. C. Luning, State Treas-
urer, (for State Office
Building Fund) ................ 25,000.00












19, 6773 Frank V. Pulver (Refund
on account of taxes) .......... 752.47
25, 6774 John W. Williams ..... ..... 19.51
6775 A. R. Richardson ............. 166.80
6776 T. J. Appleyard ................. 96.25
6777 D. A. Dixon Company ........ 4.40
6778 Geo. F. Holly, Clerk ............ 1.00
6779 Wm. T. Hull, Clerk ........... 1.35
6780 C. E. Simmons, Clerk ........ 3.00
6781 Fred E. Fenno, Clerk ........ 3.55
6782 Frank A. Bryan, Clerk ...... 1.55
6783 J. D. Raulerson, Clerk ...... 1.40
6784 A. E. Sweeney .................. 4.54
6785 Lille M. Smith, T. C ........ 257.28
31, 6786 C. B. Gwynn ........................ 283.34
6787 J. Stuart Lewis .................. 83.34
6788 M. C. McIntosh ..:............... 229.16
6789 A. R. Richardson .............. 333.34
6790 Jentye Dedge ..................... 50.00
6791 Dollie Gerald ................. 41.67
6792 Elgin Bayless ................. 225.00
6793 Mrs. L. B. Hopkins ........... 150.00
6794 R. W. Ervin ............... 225.00
6795 Edwin Barnes, Jr. ............ 150.00
6796 Mrs. Carrie Ervin ............ 125.00

$53,920.14


Upon motion


the Trutsees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor-Chairman.


ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, February 22, 1927.
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.
J. B. Johnson, Attorney General.
Mr. Luning, State Treasurer, was directed to trans-
fer from funds of the Trustees of the Internal Im-












provement Fund the sum of FIFTY THOUSAND
DOLLARS ($50,000) to the STATE PRISON FARM
BUILDING FUND, as authorized by Act of the
Legislature, Special Session, November 1925.

Upon application of Mr. William P. Hayes of Clear-
water, Florida, to advertise certain submerged land
abutting his upland holdings and offering $100.00 per
acre for same, Mr. Johnson moved that the land be
advertised. Motion duly seconded and adopted, the
following advertisement was placed in the Morning
Herald of Clearwater:
NOTICE
Tallahassee, Florida, February 22, 1927.
NOTICE IS HEREBY given that the Trustees of
the Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida
will hold a meeting at 10 o'clock A. M., Tuesday, March
29th, 1927, at Tallahassee, to consider the sale of the
following described land in PINELLAS County, Flor-
ida:
Beginning at a concrete monument on the
North line of land owned by L. P. Hayes, and
at the high water mark of Clearwater Bay,
which point bears South 87 30' West, and a
distance of 1623.4 feet and North 2 30' West
a distance of 536.5 feet from the Southeast
corner of Government Lot 2, Section 29,
Township 29 South, Range 15 East;
Thence run South 87" 30' West and parallel
to the South line of said Government Lot 2,
1392.4 feet to the Government Channel;
Thence South 37 15' West and along the
East side of said Government channel, 70.2
feet;
Thence North 87 30' East and again paral-
lel to the South line of Government Lot 2,
1428.1 feet to a point at high water mark of
Clearwater Bay;
Thence along said high water mark and
North 7 13' East, 54.8 feet to a point of be-
ginning.
Containing 1.748 acres.












Lying in Section 29, Township 29 South,
Range 15 East, Pinellas County.
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 same as
therein prescribed.
By order of the Trustees Internal Improvement
Fund.
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.


The following bills were approved and ordered
transmitted to the State Treasurer for payment on
February 28th, 1927:

Photostat Corporation, Providence, R. I.
Supplies for Photostat machine-Land
Departm ent ................ .......... ... ..........$ 15.73
Postal Telegraph Co., Tallahassee, Fla., ser-
vice during January 1927 ................... .67
Western Union Telegraph Co., Tallahassee,
Fla., services during January 1927........ 5.70
W. L. Marshall, Tallahassee, Fla., to work in
L and O ffi ce ...................................... ... 13.00
T. J. Appleyard, Inc., Tallahassee, Fla., to
receipts for Land Office and binder........ 18.60
C. E. Simmons, Clerk, Okeechobee, Fla., to
recording deed 17,707 ... ........................ 1.50
Fred E. Fenno, Clerk, West Palm Beach, Fla.
To recording deeds-Brown Company;
Luning, McGowan & Board Everglades
Drainage District .................................. 6.45
C. B. Gwynn, Tallahassee, Fla., salary as
land clerk-February 1927 .............. 283.34
J. Stuart Lewis, Tallahassee, Fla., salary as
Secretary-February 1927 .................... 83.34
M. C. McIntosh, Tallahassee, Fla., salary as
Counsel-February 1927 ...................... 229.16
A. R. Richardson, Tallahassee, Fla., salary












as Field Agent-February 1927 $333.34;
expense account February 1927 $227.31 560.65
Jentye Dedge, Tallahassee, Fla., salary
F ebruary 1927 ............................ .......... 50.00
Dollie Gerald, Tallahassee, Fla., salary-
F ebruary 1927 ................. .............. .... 41.67
Elgin Bayless, Tallahassee, Fla., salary as
Land Clerk-February 1927 .... .............. 225.00
Mrs. L. B. Hopkins, Tallahassee, Fla., salary
in Land Department-February 1927 150.00
R. W. Ervin, Tallahassee, Fla., salary as Tax
Clerk- February 1927 ............................ 225.00
Edwin Barnes, Jr., Tallahassee, Fla., salary
in Tax Department-February 1927 .... 150.00
Carrie Ervin, Tallahassee, Fla., salary in
Tax Department-February 1927 ...... 125.00

$2,184.81
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.


Tallahassee, Florida, March 1, 1927

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. B. Johnson, Attorney General.

Minutes of the Trustees dated November 26th, 30th;
December 2nd, 7th, 13th, 14th, 21st, 28th, 1926; Jan-
uary 4th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 29th; Feb-
ruary 1st, 2nd, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 1927, read and ap-
proved.












On January 18th, the Trustees ordered advertised
for sale on this date, upon application of Mr. Gregor
McLean for his client, J. H. Kerrick, submerged land
in Section 12, Township 31 South, Range 15 East, con-
taining .43036 acres of land in Pinellas County.
There being no objections, the sale was consumated
to J. H. Herrick at a price of $100.00 per acre.

The Trustees on January 18th, ordered advertised
for sale on this date, upon application of Bussey &
Mann for their client, W. G. Fox, submerged land in
Section 7, Township 32 South, Range 17 East, contain-
ing 6.66 acres in Pinellas County.
No objections being presented or filed, the sale was
made to Mr. Fox at a price of $100.000 per acre.

Mr. R. K. Thompson, representing Mr. Potter Pal-
mer, made application January 18th, to purchase sub-
merged land between Tract One and Government
Meander line in Section 33, Township 37 South, Range
18 East, containing 2.60 acres in Sarasota County.
The Trustees ordered this land advertised for sale on
this date and no objections being filed or presented,
the sale was consumated to Mr. Potter Palmer at a
price of $100.00 per acre.

Mr. W. J. Kronzer, manager of the Builders Products
Company having requested cancellation of the permit to
mine sand in Phillipi Creek, the Trustees granted the
request, and it was so ordered that the permit be can-
celled this date.

Mr. Fred M. Valz made application for the North
Venetian Islands Corporation to transfer their obilga-
tions, for the purchase of land under Deed No. 17,274,
to L. G. Finlay of New York City and F. C. B. LeGro
of Miami, they assuming all obligations, etc.
The Trustees agreed to this request and referred
the mater to Mr. McIntosh, Counsel, to make such
transfer.

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












RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, there have been heretofore duly selected
and patented to the State of Florida as inuring to the
State under the provisions of the Act of September
28, 1850, known as the "SWAMP LAND GRANT" as
the result of the efforts of John M. Sutton, Esq., pur-
suant to his contract, certain lands situate on the island
known as Virginia Key, situate in Township 54 South,
of Range 42 East, Tall. Mer., comprising Lot 1 of Sec
tion 9, Lot 1 of Section 17, Lot 1 of Section 20, and Lot
2 of Section 21, and there still remains under such
selection Lot 2 and Lot 3 of said Section 20 and Lot 1
of Section 21 in said Township 54 South, Range 42
East, concerning which a hearing has been ordered
by the officials of the U. S. Land Department and re-
garding which said John M. Sutton has procured var-
ious data and evidence for the purpose of obtaining
or perfecting title thereto in the State of Florida and
it is not yet determined what the result of the selection
of said unpatented lands will be; Now, Therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED that said John M. Sutton have,
and be entitled to all the compensation and rights pro-
vided in his said contract (dated March 9, 1923 and
renewed and continued as to him by resolution dated
November 2, 1925) with respect to each and every of
said parcels of land for which patent to the State of
Florida shall be issued or concerning which the Land
Department of the United States, or any tribunal, shall
determine or decide that the State of Florida is the
owner of by virtue of any law, whether statutory or
otherwise, including that of accretion in case any of
said parcels of land should be held and finally deter-
mined to be accretion to any other parcel or par-
cels of land patented to the State of Florida, so that
said John M. Sutton shall have and be entitled to the
rights and compensation for each of said parcels of
land that shall be determined to belong to the State of
Florida for any reason, including accretion, the same as
if such parcels of land should be determined to be
swamp and overflowed lands.


The same was adopted-Yeas, 3; Nays, 0.












The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
Wallis Engineering Co., Tallahassee, Fla.,
survey work for February 1927 ............ $2,362.31
Postal Telegraph Co., Tallahassee, Fla., ser-
vices for February 1927 .................. .. 1.33
Southern Telephone & Construction Co., Tal-
lahassee, Fla., service on phones 258
an d 776 ..................... .......... .......... 8.50
D. A. Dixon Company, Tallahassee, Fla.,
supplies for office ........................... ....... 1.40
Capital Auto Supply Company, Tallahassee,
Fla.,, repairing outboard motor .......... 27.30
Geo. F. Holly, Clerk, Miami, Fla., recording
3 deeds from Philmore Realty Co., to
Trustees and Stavinard Investment Co.
to Trustees ..... .................... .. .. ...... 5.80
C. E. Simmons, Clerk, Okeechobee, Fla., re-
cording deed from Conley to Trustees 1.75
E. W. Davidson, refund on Trustee Deed No.
4935 .... .................................... ......... 4.04

$2,412.43
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.


Tallahassee, Florida, March 5, 1927.

The Trustes 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.
J. B. Johnson, Attorney General.
Hon. J. C. Luning, State Treasurer, was directed to
transfer from funds of the Trustees of the Internal












Improvement Fund, the sum of FIFTY THOUSAND
DOLLARS ($50,000.00) to the STATE OFFICE
BUILDING FUND, as authorized by Act of the Legis-
lature, Special Session, November 1925.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.


Tallahassee, Florida, March 8, 1927.

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.
J. B. Johnson, Attorney General.

The Trustees instructed Mr. Bayless, in the Land
Department, to return check of $10,000.000 deposited
by Mr. M. 0. Harrison for the purchase of certain
islands in Manatee River, the sale having been an-
nulled.


Mr. D. F. Howell of Lake City was granted a ten.
year lease for the timber and turpentine rights on State
Land in Sections 22 and 16, Township 4 South, Range
20 East, Union and Baker Counties, for the sum of
$4,500.00; $2,500 payable in cash and $2,000 to be paid
November 1, 1927. Special Counsel for the Trustees
was directed to draw Agreement for same.


The Trustees were advised by Mr. J. M. Sutton that
the Secretary of the Interior was considering closing












the United States Land Office at Gainesville, Florida.
Mr. Luning moved that the Governor, as Chairman
of the Trustees, wire the Secretary of the Interior,
protesting against the closing of the Land Office. Sec-
onded by Mr. Johnson and upon vote adopted.


The Trustees agreed to issue deed to the City of New
Smyrna, for land formerly applied for and advertised,
the City agreeing that said land would be used only for
public purposes, and a clause to this effect to be in-
cuded in the said deed.


Bills of the Board of Fire Control amounting to
$562.04 approved by said Board and passed by the
Trustees, were ordered transmitted to the Comptroller
with request that warrants be drawn in payment of
same, as authorized by Act of the Legislature of 1925.


Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart LewiS,
Secretary.



Tallahassee, Florida, March 14, 1927.

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.
J. B. Johnson, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.












Ex-Governor Sidney J. Catts appeared before the
Trustees relative to payments due on lands purchased
by Miss Ruth Catts in the Everglades, which were in
arrears, and agreed to pay $300.00 cash on the indebted-
ness and $100.00 per month until all payments were
made.
Upon motion duly seconded and adopted, the aoove
plan of settlement was accepted and the Honorable
Commissioner of Agriculture was requested to so
handle the account.
Mr. Luning, State Treasurer, moved that Mr. Wal-
ter L. McGriff be appointed the Proxy of the Trustees
to represent them at the annual meeting of the Pahokee
Sub-Drainage District.
Seconded by Mr. Johnson, and upon vote adopted.


Mr. Francis P. Whitehair, City Attorney of New
Smyrna, made application for the City to purchase
submerged lands in Volusia County and offered S100.00
per acre for same.
The Trustees accepted the offer of the City of New
Smyrna and ordered the following notice placed in the
DeLand Daily News:

NOTICE
Tallahassee, Florida, March 14, 1927.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida
will hold a meeting at 10 o'clock A. M., Tuesday, April
19th, 1927, at Tallahassee, to consider the sale of the
following land in VOLUSIA County, Florida:
From a meander corner on line between
Sections 42 and 43 in Township 17 South,
Range 34 East, an iron pipe driven flush with
the center wall and halfway between the
North and South end walls of the Old Stone
Wharf, and running North 35" 45' West, a dis-
tance of 748 feet to a point in the center of
Hillsboro Street, which point is 136 feet
North of the North property line of Ander-
son street; thence running North 22 30' West












a distance of 868 feet to a point in the Center
of Hillsboro Street, whichpoint is 36 feet
South of the South property line of Douglass
Street; Thence running North 14 20' West a
distance of 825 feet to a point on the West
end of the timber bridge of the Gulf Refining
Company Wharf and 30 feet North of the
North property line of Canal Street; Thence
running North 22 15' West a distance of 660
feet to a point in the center of Hillsboro street
which point is 147 feet South of the South
property line of Washington Avenue; Thence
running North 43 45' West a distance of 446
feet to a point in the center of Hillsboro
Street, which point is 176 feet North of the
North property line of Washington Avenue or
401 feet South of the South property line of
Murray Street; Thence North 51 10' East, a
distance of 196 feet to the point of beginning,
which point is located on the East bank of
the creek and on the South right of way line
of the Volusia County Highway; Thence
North 510 10' East along said right of way
line a distance of 2750 feet to a point 200 feet
East of Bridge No. 3; Thence South 38 45'
East a distance of 529 feet to a point on the
West bank of the Indian River North; Thence
South 570 45' West a distance of 147 feet;
Thence South 52 30' West a distance of 401
feet; Thence South 61 15' West a distance of
335 feet; Thence South 68" 15' West a dis-
tance of 225 feet; Thence South 820 30' West
a distance of 405 feet; Thence South 35" 45'
West a distance of 510 feet; Thence South 19
45' west a distance of 145 feet; Thence South
42 45' West a distance of 210 feet; Thence
South 56 West a distance of 244 feet; Thence
South 70 West a distance of 150 feet; Thence
North 65 West a distance of 160 feet; Thence
North 390 15' West a distance of 106 feet;
Thence North 24 30' West a distance of 91
feet, to the point of beginning.
All in Township 17 South, Range 34 East,
Volusia County, Florida.












Containing 26.18 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 prevent same as
therein prescribed.
By order of the Trustees Internal Improvement
Fund.
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.


Messrs. Smith & Crofton of Titusville, Florida, made
application to purchase certain land for their client,
George W. Scobie, and the following advertisement was
order placed in the Star Advocate.

NOTICE

Tallahassee, Florida, March 14, 1927.

NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida,
will hold a meeting at 10 o'clock A. M., Tuesday, April
19th, 1927, at Tallahassee, to consider the sale of the
following land in BREVARD County, Fiorida:

Begin at an iron pipe on the South line of
Main Street, 418.99 feet East of the North-
west corner of Block "D" according to the Le-
Baron Plat of the City of Titusville, as re-
corded in the Public Records of Brevard
County, Florida, said iron pipe being also on
the United States Government Land Office
Meander line of the Indian River in Section 3,
Township 22 South, Range 35 East, and be-
ing 2748.01 feet East of and 1038.72 feet
South of the Northwest corner of Section 3
aforesaid. From said iron pipe run due East
along the South line of Main Street aforesaid












and the South line of Main Street continued
along the bottom of the Indian River 1430
feet to a point on the river bottom due South
of the East end of the present City Dock;
thence run due South 100 feet along the river
bottom; thence run due West parellel to and
100 feet distant from the South line of Main
Street aforesaid 1399.43 feet to a point on the
United States Government Land Office Me-
ander line aforesaid; thence run North 17
West along the said meander line 104.57 feet
to the point of beginning.
Said parcel of land containing 3.324 acres.
Lying and being in Section 3, Township 22
South, Range 35 East, Brevard County, Flor-
ida.

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 same as
therein prescribed.
By order of the Trustees Internal Improvement
Fund.
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.


The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
B. W. Brown Motor Co., Tallahassee, Fla., stor-
age cn Studebaker .....................................$ 5.00
T. J. Appleyard, Tallahassee, Fla., punching
deeds .... .......... ......... ................. .. .75
Western Union Telegraph Co., Tallahassee, Fla.
Services during February .......................... 2.03
Clearwater Morning Herald, Clearwater, Fla.,
advertising two land sales, March 1, 1927 39.00
Sarasota Times, Sarasota, Florida, advertising
land sale M arch 1, 1927 ................................ 10.50
D. A. Dixon Co., Tallahassee, Fla., supplies for
T trustees ..................................... ........... 10.00












H. C. Mickler, Broksville, Fla.,- to cost in hear-
ing State of Fla. vs. L. A. Webb ............ 10.00
L. W. Drummond, Clerk, Bronson, Fla., to cost
in hearing State vs. Waldo D. Rackley ....... 7.00
Geo. F. Holly, Clerk, Miami, Fla., to recording
d ee d ........... ....... .. ..... ............ ..... ............ .4 0
K. B. O'Quinn, Clerk, Clearwater, Fla., record-
ing fee-Henderson to I. I. Fund ................ 1.35

$86.03

Financial Statement for the month of February
1927 was presented and ordered placed of record:
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR FEBRUARY
RECEIPTS:
Balance in Fund February 1,
1927 .... ..... ........... $854,506.40
Sale of lands under Chapter
9131, Acts 1923, and
Chapter 10024 Acts 1925
Laws of Florida .......... 252.54
Sale of Minutes .......... 1.50
Redemption of Drainage Tax
Certificates .................... 509.68
From land sales ($1,619.16)
less 25% to the state
School Fund ($404.79).. 1,214.37

$856,484.49
Less Disbursements (itemiz-
ed below ) ........................ 206,411.03

Balance in Fund March 1,
1927 ...................... ... $650,073.46
RECAPITULATION.
Cash and Cash Items .... ..... $ 1,000.00
Balance in Banks ............. 649,073.46

$650,073.46.
Balance in Banks March 1, 1927.
Atlantic National Bank.........
Jackosnville, Fla. .......... 146,834.45












Barnett National Bank .........
Jacksonville, Fal. ..........
Florida National Bank,..........
Jacksonville Fla..............
American National Bank,......
Pensacola, Fla..... ..... .
First National Bank, Miami,
F la ..... .. .... .. ....
First-American Bank & Trust
Company, West Palm
Beach, Fla.... .... ....
Capital City Bank, Tallahas-
see F la ........... .........
Exchange Bank, Tallahassee
F la .... . .. ..........
Lewis State Bank, Tallahas-
see, F la ... .... .... .. .....
Ft. Lauderdale Bank & Trust
Co., SPL. Ft. Lauderdale,
Fla.
Capital City Bank (Deposit
by D. C. Harris, Agent
Burgess Co. of Fla., in re
moss contract) .. ...........


128,781.03

131,743.88

77,280.12

1,676.49


2,094.14

36,829.71

25.468.87

58,974.93


38,389.84



1,000.00


$649,073.46


DISBURSEMENTS


Date Check
1927 No.


Feb. 1,




2.


In Favor of:


6797 Wallis Engineering Co.....$
6798 Southern Tel. & Const. Co.
6799 Bob Simpson, T. C.........
6800 Fred E. Fenno, C. C. C.....
6801 Geo. F. Holly, C. C. C.....
6802. Frank A. Bryan, C. C. C..
6803 Drainage Bond Fund
(L oa n ) ..............................
6804 W. H. May, Postmaster....
6805 F. P. Fleming ................
6806 Commrs. Everglades Dr.
Dist. (Loan) .................
6807 Commrs. Everglades Dr.
Dist. (Loan) .................


Amount
2,662.89
9.50 ,-
1,055.02
1.55
3.10
1.55

20,000.00
21.00
15,421.65

45,049.96

35,000.00











45 r


6808 Commrs. Everglades Dr.
Dist. (Loan) ................... 35,000.00
25, 6809 J. C. Luning, (Prison
Farm Bldg. Fund)............ 25.000.00
6810 J. C. Luning, (Prison
Farm Bldg. Fund).......... 25,000.00
28, 6811 Phosphat Corporation...... 15.73
6812 Postal Telegraph Co......... .67
6813 Western Union Telegraph
Company ..... ....... ... 5.70
6814 W L. Marshall ............... 13.00
6815 T. J. Appleyard, Inc ....... 18.60
6816 C. E. Simmons, Clerk ..... 1.50
6817 Fred E. Fenno, Clerk ....... 6.45
6818 C. B. Gwynn.............. ....... 283.34
6819 J. Stuart Lewis............... 83.34
6820 M. C. McIntosh................. 229.16
6821 A. R. Richardson.......... 560.65
6822 Jentye Dedge.................. 50.00
6823 Dollie Gerald .................... 41.67
6824 Elgin Bayless .................. 225.00
6825 Mrs. L. B. Hopkins........ 150.00
6826 R. W. Ervin.............. ... 225.00"
6827 Edwin Barnes, Jr............. 150.00
6828 Mrs. Carrie Ervin ........... 125.00 /

$206,411.03
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.


Tallahassee, Florida, March 17, 1927.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met
on this date in the office of the Governor of the Capitol.
Present:
John W. Martin, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.












The Secretary reported that bills amounting to $16,-
029.62 approved by the Drainage Board on March 8th,
could not be paid from the Drainage Bond Fund as
there was not sufficient money in said Fund.
It was moved and seconded that the Drainage Board
issue its note to the Trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment Fund for $16,000.00 at 3 per cent interest for
Ninety days, and that the State Treasurer be directed
to accept such note and issue Trustee check to the board
in the sum of $16,000.00.
The motion was adopted.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.


Tallahassee, Florida, March 22, 1927.
The Trustees 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.
J. B. Johnson, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

The Stavinard Investment Company of Miami, made
application to re-convey to the Trustees the W/2 of
NW1/4 and SW1/4 of Section 12, Township 57 South,
Range 39 East, 240 acres, located in Dade County, and
that the one-fourth purchase price of $24,102.00 paid,
be applied on other lands purchased under Entry No.
17,292.
The Trustees agreed to the above proposition and
the Commissioner of Agriculture was requested so
to do.

The Trustees and Drainage Board, jointly, granted












the Florida East Coast Railway Company the right,
privilege and easement to use for railroad purposes
the hereinafter described land:
A tract of land along the Northerly side of
Hillsborough Canal and Easterly of the Okee-
chobee-Miami Extension of Florida East
Coast Railway Company, in the North half of
Section 31, Township 43 South, Range 37
East, to-wit: All that land lying between the
Northerly right of way line of said Hillsboro
Canal and a line parallel to and twenty (20)
feet Northerly from and following the wind-
ings of the Northerly edge of said Canal, said
strip of land extending twelve hundred
(1200) feet Easterly from a point on said
Canal right of way line which is fifty (50)
feet Easterly at right angles from the center
line of said Okeechobee-Miami Extension,
Containing two and two-tenths (2.2) acres,
more or less.


The following advertisement was ordered placed in
the Clearwater Morning Herald, upon application of
C. E. Browne of St. Petersburg, Florida, representing
J. B. Thomas and Associates, C. E. Browne and Allen
Fuller Corporation:

NOTICE
Tallahassee, Florida, March 22, 1927.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida
wi'l hold a meeting at 10 o'clock A. M., May 3rd, 1927,
at Tallahassee, to consider the sale of the following
described land in Pinellas County, Florida:
TRACT NO. 1: From the Southeast corner
of the SW1/ of Section 34, Township 31,
South, Range 16 East, run West 1155 feet
along the South boundary of Section 34;
Thence North 14 degrees West, 30.92 feet
along the meander line, as originally surveyed
in A. D. 1848, to the point of beginning.












From the point of beginning, run North .14
degrees West 290.62 feet, along the meander
line as surveyed'A. D. 1848.
Thence West 477.22 feet;
Thence South 12 degrees 01' East 288.14 feet;
Thence East 487.52 feet to point of beginning,
Containing 3.12 acres, more or less.
TRACT NO. 2: From the Southeast corner
of the SW1/ of Section 34, Township 31
South, Range 16 East, run West 1155 feet,
along the South boundary of Section 34;
Thence North 14 degrees West 321.54 feet
along the meander line as originally surveyed
in A. D. 1848, to the point of beginning.
From the point of beginning run North 14 de-
grees West 338.03 feet along the meander line
as surveyed A. D. 1848,
Thence West 570 feet;
Thence South 28 degrees 46' East 374.06 feet;
Thence East 447.22 feet to the point of begin-
ning. Containing 3.94 acres, more or less.
TRACT NO. 3: From the Northwest cor-
ner of Section 34, Township 31 South, Range
16 East, run South 3393.06 feet, along the
West line of said Section 34, to the meander
corner between Section 33 and 34, as surveyed
A. D. 1848, for the point of beginning.
From the point of beginning, run South 660
feet;
Thence South 64 degrees 03' East 408.84 feet;
Thence South 40 degrees East 490 feet;
Thence North 45 degrees 06' East 420 feet;
Thence North 510.69 feet to intersect the ori-
ginal meander line as surveyed A. D. 1848.
Thence along the meander line North 81 de-
grees 00' West, 180.99 feet;
Thence North 28 degrees West 429 feet;
Thence West 599.94 feet to the point of be-
ginning. Containing 18.54 acres, more or
less.

Tracts 1. 2, and 3, as described above lying and be-
ing in Section 34, Township 31 South, Range 16 East,
Pinellas County, State of Florida.












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 same as there-
in prescribed.
By order of the Trustees 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, March 29, 1927.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met
on this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
J. B. Johnson, Attorney General.
The Secretary gave notice that thje Trustees had ad-
vertised for sale on this date submerged lands in Sec-
tion 29, Township 29 South, Range 15 East, contain-
ing 1.748 acres in Pinellas County, applied for by L.
P. Hayes, and submerged lands in Section 27, Town-
ship 28 South, Range 15 East, containing 3.27 acres
in Pinellas County, applied for by W. S. Blatchley.
No person or persons presented objections or pro-
test, and no objections or protests having been filed
with the Trustees, a quorum not being present, Mr.
Johnson, Attorney General, adjourned the Trustees to
meet as soon as a quorum could be secured.
The Trustees adjourned.
J. B. JOHNSON,
Attorney General.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.












Tallahassee, Florida, March 30, 1927.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund
met on this date in the office of the Governor at the
Capitol.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
J. C. Luning, Treasurer.
J. B. Johnson, Attorney General.
The Trustees having failed to hold regular meeting
on Tuesday, March 29th, on account of no quorum,
met on this date for consideration of routine matters.

Submerged land in Pinellas County, lying in Sec-
tion 29, Township 29 South, Range 15 East, 1.748
acres, applied for by L. P. Hayes, advertised for sale
on March 29th, was considered and no objections being
presented, the sale was consumated to Mr. Hayes, at a
price of $100.00 per acre, and Deed ordered issued.

Mr. W. S. Blatchley having made application to pur-
chase Submerged land in Section 27, Township 28
South, Range 15 East, containing 3.27 acres in Pinellas
County, and the same having been advertised for sale
on March 29th, no objections being presented the sale
was made to Mr. Blatchley and deed ordered issued.

Application of Mr. Carlisle E. Choate for refund
of $880.00 deposited by him with his application to
purchase certain submerged land in Pinellas County,
was presented. No deed having been issued, Mr. John-
son moved that the amount of $830.00 be refunded Mr.
Choate, the amount of $50.00 cost of advertising, etc.,
be retained. Seconded by Mr. Luning and upon vote
adopted.

Mr. C. W. Bingham made application to purchase
certain land in Palm Beach County, and the Trustees
ordered the following Notice placed in the Palm Beach
Post:
NOTICE.
Tallahassee, Florida, March 30, 1927.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of the












Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida,
will hold a meeting at 10 o'clock A. M., Tuesday, May
10th, 1927, at Tallahassee, to consider the sale of the
following described lands in PALM BEACH COUNTY,
Florida:
Those certain submerged areas, comprising
those islands, sand bars and shallow banks
upon which the water is not more than three
feet deep at high tide, and which are separat-
ed from the shores by a channel or channels
not less than five (5) feet deep at high tide,
located in and under the tidal waters of Lake
Worth, and being situate in Palm Beach
County, Florida, more particularly described
as Tract 1, Tract 2 and Tract 3.
TRACT NO. 1: Commencing at the South-
west corner of Section 34, Township 43 South,
Range 43 East, as marked by an iron spike
driven flush with the asphalt and being on the
center line of the Dixie Highway, run South
88 degrees 15' 00" East, 4338.23 feet, along the
Township line between Section 34, Township
43 South, Range 43 East, and Section 3,
Township 44 South, Range 43 East, to its in-
tersection with the East boundary of Tract
No. 2; Thence North 13 degrees 15' East,
221.47 feet along the East boundary of Tract
No. 2; Thence North 20 degrees 11' West
707.89 feet to the point of beginning, whicn
is 747.50 feet North and 4142.72 feet East
of the Southwest corner of said Section 34.
1. Thence North 72 degrees 54' 00" West
285.0 feet;
2. Thence North 39 degrees 54' West
345.0 feet;
3. Thence North 12 degrees 54' West 615.0
feet;
4. Thence North 10 degrees 06' East 505.0
feet;
5. Thence North 2 degrees 54' West 540.0
feet.
6. Thence North 17 degrees 36' East 730.0
feet.












7. Thence South 66 degrees 54' East 100.0
feet;
8. Thence South 19 degrees 51' West 320.0
feet;
9. Thence South 3 degrees 36' 40" East
1305.08 feet;
10. Thence South 22 degrees 09' East 540.0
feet.
11. Thence South 12 degrees 51' West 315.0
feet;
12. Thence South 61 degrees 09' East 220.0
feet;
13. Thence South 12 degrees 06' West 120.
feet;
to the point of beginning as above described
containing 15.67 acres, more or less, after ex-
cepting therefrom 0.16 acres as contained in
Fishermans Island surveyed by the U. S. Gov-
ernment in 1901, and conveyed by Trustee
Deed No. 15879 dated October 27, 1904, to
C. W. Bingham.

TRACT NO. 2: Commencing at the North-
west corner of Section 3, Township 44 South,
Range 43 East, as marked by an iron spike
driven flush with the asphalt and being on the
Center Line of the Dixie Highway, run South
88 degrees 15' East, 3108.23 feet along the
Township line between Section 34, Township
43 South, Range 43 East, and Section 3,
Township 44 South, Range 43 East, to its in-
tersection with the West boundary of Tract
No. 2; said intersection being the point o fbe-
ginning which is 94.93 feet South and 3106.77
feet East of the Northwest corner of Section
3, Township 44 South, Range 43 East.
1. Thence North 17 degrees 15' 00" East
241.62 feet;
2. Thence South 61 degrees 15' East 135.00
feet;
3. Thence South 88 degrees 15' East 240.00
feet;
4. Thence North 17 degrees 45' East 60.00
feet;










53

5. Thence North 76 degrees 30' West 260.00
feet;
6. Thence North 1 degree 30' East 75.00
feet;
7. Thence North 52 degrees 00' East 265.00
feet;
8. Thence South 86 degrees 15' East 385.00
feet;
9. Thence South 39 degrees 45' East 320.00
feet;
10. Thence South 77degrees 07' 06" East
292.59 feet;
11. Thence South 13 degrees 15' West
221.47 feet;
to the township line between Section 34,
Township 43 South, Range 43 East, and Sec-
tion 3, Township 44 South, Range 43 East,
South 88 degrees 15' East, 4338.23 feet from
the Northwest corner of Section 3, Township
44 South, Range 43 East.
12. Thence South 13 degrees 15' 00" West
448.53 feet;
13. Thence South 13 degrees 45'E ast
180.00 feet;
14. Thence South 9 degrees 15' West
275.00 feet;
15. Thence South 18 degrees 15' East
350.00 feet;
16. Thence South 1 degree 45' West 460.00
feet;
17. Thence South 83 degrees 30' West
800.00 feet;
18. Thence North 11 degrees 15' West
1125.00 feet;
19. Thence North 21 degrees 15' West
650.00 feet;
20. Thence North 17 degrees 15' East 98.38
feet;
to the point of beginning as above described
containing 36.78 acres, more or less, after
excepting therefrom 4.03 acres as contained
in Island No. 1, surveyed by the U. S. Govern-
ment in 1901, and conveyed by Trustees In-
ternal Improvement Fund Deed No. 15879












dated October 27, 1904, to C. W. Bingham,
and 8.09 acres as contained in Lot 5, Section
34, Township 43 South, Range 43 East, and
Lot 5, Section 3, Township 44 South, Range
43 East, surveyed by the U. S. Government
in 1885, and conveyed by Trustee Deed No.
14016, dated August 8, 1889 to Richard B.
Potter. Of the 36.78 acres contained in this
Tract, 9.80 acres are in Section 34, Township
43 South, Range 43 East, and 26.98 acres are
in Section 3, Township 44 South, Range 43
East.
TRACT NO. 3: Commencing at the North-
west corner of Section 3, Township 44 South,
Range 43 East, as marked by an iron spike
driven flush with the asphalt, and being on
the Center Line of the Dixie Highway, run
South 88 degrees 15' East, 4338.23 feet along
the Township line between Section 34, Town-
ship 43 South, Range 43 East, and Section
3, Township 44 South, Range 43 East, to its
intersection with the East boundary of Tract
No. 2, thence along the East boundary of
Tract No. 2, South 13 degrees 15' West
448.53 feet.
Thence South 13 degrees 45' East, 180.00
feet;
Thence South 9 degrees 15' West, 275.00
feet;
Thence South 18 degrees 15' East, 350.00
feet;
Thence South 1 degree 45' West 460.00
feet;
to the Southeast corner of Tract No. 2. Thence
South 32 degrees 40' 51" West, 50.24 feet to
the point of beginning, which is 1849.82 feet
South and 4300.41 feet East of the North-
west corner of Section 3, Township 44 South,
Range 43 East.
1. Thence South 14 degrees 32' East 900.00
feet;
to the Southeast corner of Tract No. 3, said
East of A. M. C. on Lot 6, Section 3, Town-
point being 237.58 feet North and 340.18 feet












ship 44 South, Range 43 East, as surveyed by
the Government in 1922.
2. Thence South 89 degrees 28' West 455.00
feet;
3. Thence North 19 degrees 32' West 230.00
feet;
4. Thench North 70 degrees 17' West 170.00
feet;
5. Thence South 49 degrees 43' West 110.00
feet;
6. Thence South 7 degrees 51' 14" West
417.86 feet;
7. Thence South 78 degrees 48' West 60.00
feet;
8. Thence North 13 degrees 42' West 460.00
feet;
9. Thence North 36 degrees 47' West 205.00
feet;
10. Thence North 53 degrees 43' East
325.00 feet;
11. Thence North 16 degrees 17' West
205.00 feet;
12. Thence North 81 degrees 58' East
700.00 feet;
to a point of beginning as above described,
containing 13.31 acres, more or less, from
which has been excepted 1.65 acres as con-
tained in Island No. 2, Section 3, Township
44 South ,Range 43 East, as surveyed by the
U. S. Government in 1901, and conveyed by
Trustees Deed No. 15879, dated October 27,
1904, and from which has also been excepted
0.35 acres, as contained in Island No. 3, Sec-
tion 3, Township 44 South, Range 43 East, as
surveyed by the U. S. Government in 1901,
and conveyed by Trustees Deed No. 15,879,
dated October 27, 1904.

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 same as
therein prescribed.












By order of the Trustees Internal Improvement
Fund.
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.


Mr. Murray Sams made application to purchase cer-
tain submerged land for his client in Voulsia County,
and the following advertisement was ordered placed
in the Daily News:

NOTICE
Tallahassee, Florida, March 30, 1927.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida
will hold a meeting at 10 o'clock A. M., Tuesday, May
10th, 1927, at Tallahassee, to consider the sale of the
following described submerged land in VOLUSIA
County, Florida:
From the West abutment of Old Stone
Bridge on South Line of Section 38 (0 & F
Palmas Grant) Township 16 South, Range 33
East, run South 60 degrees west 46.40 chains
along the South line of Section 38 to West
bank of Turnbulls Creek;
Thence North 13 degrees West 10 chains;
Thence North 55 degrees West;
Thence North 8 degrees West 16.20 chains
to the point of beginning.
All of the foregoing in accordance with sur-
vey made by U. S. Government A. D. 1850.
From the point of beginning run West 5.39
chains;
Thence North 60 degrees West 1.22 chains;
Thence North 1.28 chains;
Thence North 45 degrees East, 1.93 chains;
Thence East 4.63 chains;
Thence South 8 degrees East 3.28 chains to
the point of beginning.













Containing 1.8 acres, more or less.
All lying and being in Section 38, Township
16 South, Range 33 East, Volusia Cointy
Florida.
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 same as there-
in prescribed.
By order of the Trustees 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-Mar.
1927 ........... .............
J. Stuart Lewis, Tallahassee, Fla.
Salary as Secretary-March,
1 9 2 7 ... .. .... .................. ...
M. C. McIntosh, Tallahassee, Fla.,
Salary as Counsel-March
1 9 2 7 ............. .. ............ ...
A. R. Richardson, Tallahassee,
Fla. Salary as Field Agent-
March, 1927....................... $333.34
Expense Account.................... 233.51

Jentye Dedge, Tallahassee, Fla.
Salary- March, 1927..............
Dollie Gerald, Tallahassee, Fla.
Salary-March, 1927 ............
Elgin Bayless, Tallahassee, Fla.
salary as Land, Clerk, March
1 9 2 7 ............ ................. ...
Mrs. L. B. Hopkins, Tallahassee,
Fla. Salary in Land Depart-
ment-March, 1927.............


$ 283.34


83.34


229.16


566.85


50.00

41.67


225.00


150.00












R. W. Ervin, Tallahassee, Fla.
Salary as Tax Clerk-March
1927 ....................................... 225.00
Edwin Barnes, Jr., Tallahassee,
Fla. Salary in Tax Depart-
ment- March, 1927. ............. 150.00
Carrie Ervin, Tallahassee, Fla.
Salary in Tax Department-
M arch, 1927............................ 125.00
Wallis Engineering Co., Tallahas-
see, Fla. To Survey work for
Trustees-March, 1927........ 1,628.84
D. A. Dixon Co., Tallahassee, Fla.
Supplies ......... ... ....... 3.50
Clearwater Morning H e r a d,
Clearwater, Fla. Advertising
two land sales-March 29th,
1927 ........ .. ..... ........ ......... 24.00
T. J. Appleyard, Tallahassee, Fla.
Printing 300 copies Minutes
of Trustees ........... .... ......... 803.40
Legal Pads......... ............... 1.50
804.90
H. & W. B. Drew Co., Jackson-
ville, Fla. Drawing Paper for
E engineer .............................. 2.13
Geo. F. Holly, Clerk, Miami, Fla.
Recording Deed-Hauer to
T trustees .................................. 1.65
W. H. May, Postmaster, Tallahas-
see, Fla. Stamps for Land
Department and Tax Clerk.... 23.00

$4,617.38

Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.

ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.

ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.












Tallahassee, Florida, April 5, 1927.

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.
J. B. Johnson, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

Mr. J. J. Kehoe of Miami, representing the Green-
lawn Realty Company, having remitted $1,020.39 to
pay taxes on lands reconveyed to the Trustees, and the
actual taxes being $1,012.35, Miss Lillie M. Smith, Tax
Collector of Broward County sent refund check paya-
ble to Mr. Luning, State Treasurer, in the amount of
$8.04, it was ordered that the State Treasurer endorse
said check to Greenlawn Realty Company and the
Secretary forward same to Mr. Kehoe, their Attorney,
at Miami.


A letter from Mr. N. R. Boniske was read in which
he requested the return of $2,000.00 which he deposit-
ed as good faith that he would bid $40.00 per acre on
all Township 47 South, Range 36 East, except Section
16. The land was advertised for sale on November 3,
1925 and Mr. Boniske bid $40.00 per acre for same, but
no deed was issued to him and the deal was not con-
sumated.
Mr. Amos moved that the $2,000.00 be refunded, less
the cost of advertising, which was $10.50. Seconded by
Mr. Johnson and upon vote adopted.


A letter from the Board of Fire Control stated that
there were no funds to the credit of said Board, on ac-
count of slow payment of taxes levied in the Ever-
glades for such purpose, and requested the Trustees to












pay the current bills of March, 1927 amounting to $6;-
636.15, now in the hands of the Secretary of the Trus-
tees, as per agreement of March 13, 1926, the said
agreement to be in full force and effect as to this loan.
Mr. Johnson moved that the bills of the Board of
Fire Control be paid by the Trustees. Seconded by
Mr. Amos and upon vote adopted.


Mr. Amos moved that the Treasurer of the Trustees
transfer from the Funds of the Trustees Internal Im-
provement Fund the sum of $30,000.00 to the State
Prison Building Fund to meet expenditures as per Act
of the Legislature 1925, Special Session.
Seconded by Mr. Johnson and upon vote adopted.


Sand Lease of Messrs. Reed and Hashagen of Mar-
ion County, for taking sand from Lake Weir, dated
January 1st, 1926, was ordered cancelled.


The following bills of the Trustees were approved
and ordered paid:

Southern Telephone & Construc-
tion Co., Tallahassee, Fla.
Service on Phones 258 & 776 $ 8.50
B. W. Brown Motor Co., Tallahas-
see Fla. Storage on Stude-
baker-March, 1927. ......... 5.00
Postal Telegraph Co., Tallahassee,
Fla. Service during March,
1927 ...................................... 1.13
Fred E. Fenno, Clerk, West Palm
Beach, Fla. Recording Deed
-Graves Bros. to Trustees. 1.80
K. B. O'Quinn, Clerk, Clearwater,
Fla. Recording Deed No.
17,803 ................................... 1.45
Western Union Telegraph Co.,
Tallahassee, Fla. Services
during March, 1927................ 1.83













Dept. of the Interior, Washing-
ton, D. C., Map for Land
Department ........ ........ .
F. M. Tyler, T. C., Ft. Pierce, Fla.
1 Mill Drainage Tax on Cer-
tificate Lands S t. Lucie
C ou n ty .... ................. ......
G. S. Moore, T. C., Stuart, Fla.
1 Mill Drainage Tax on Cer-
tificate Lands Martin County
Bob Simpson, T. C., Dade County,
Miami, Fla. 1 Mill Drainage
Tax on Certificate Lands .....
Roy A. O'Bannon, T. C., Palm
Beach County, West Palm
Beach, Fla. 1 Mill Drainage
Tax on Certificate Lands ...
D. F. Canfield, T. C. Highlands
Co., Sebring, Fla. Drainage
Tax on Certificate Lands
J. H. Fears, T. C., Everglades,
Fla., drainage Tax on Certifi-
cate Lands.........................
N. R. Boniske, Jacksonville, Fla.
Refund of Deposit in pur-
chase of Township 47 South,
Range 36 East .................. ...$2,000.00
Less cost of advertising........ 10.50

Board of Commissioners of Ever-
glades Drainage District
Account of Loan......................17,500.00
Less Note No. 12 .......... ..... 1,600.00


.40



704.10


352.63


7,530.00



9,937.03


1,661.b3


32.32



1,989.50



15,900.00'


$38,127.22


The following bills of the Board of Fire Control
were approved for payment by the Trustees:
W. A. Dutch, Chief Fire Warden, Salary
and Expense Account for March, 1927....$ 299.30
J. E. Taylor, Assistant Fire Warden, Salary
and Expense Account for March, 1927... 215.68













L. S. Harvard, Assistant Fire Warden, Salary
and Expense Account for March, 1927.... 242.50
A. 0. Kanner, Attorney, Salary and Expense
Account for March, 1927......................... 24.66
Albert Johnstad, Secretary, Salary for March,
1927 .. ............ ...... ................. 250.00
Chas. G. Follin, Salary and Expense Account
for M arch, 1927 .......................................... 249.12
G. E. Wenzloff, Salary and Expense Account
for M arch, 1927 .................................... 116.74
T. G. Thorgeson, Salary and Expense Account
for March, 1927.................................. 108.62
C. W. Cranford, Salary and Expense Account
for M arch, 1927..................................... 142.00
D. T. Walters, Salary and Expense Account
for M arch, 1927...... ....................... 133.84
V. F. Thirsk, Salary for March, 1927 .............. 100.00
W. C. Hooker, Salary for March, 1927............ 100.00
W. L. Bryant, Salary and Expense Account
for M arch, 1927 ................................... 121.00
W. G. Stovall, Salary for March, 1927............ 100.00
Howard A. Ellis, Salary for March, 1927........ 100.00
B. B. Raulerson, Salary for March, 1927........ 100.00
W. C. Lord, Salary for March, 1927............... 100.00
Chas. W. Bell, Salary and Expense Account
For March, 1927....................................... 111.92
T. Griffin, Salary for March, 1927.................... 100.00
Jesse Reese, Salary and Expense Account for
M arch, 1927 ........................................ 202.79
L. L. Seward, Salary for March, 1927.............. 100.00
Frank L. Reed, Salary and Expense Account
for M arch, 1927........................................... 406.40
W. C. Simmons, Salary and Expense Account
for March, 1927....................................... 258.36
0. L. Giles, Salary for March, 1927...... .......... 208.00
Felix Tilon, Salary for March, 1927................ 91.00
H P h il B ryan .......... ....................................... 25.20
Collier County News................... ...................... 9.00
A J. Com eau Co., Inc... ................................... 72.50
Durkee Printing Company........................... 37.00
J. A. Guise.................................... 114.00
H H Everston .............................. .......... 20.00
Everglades Development Company.................. 11.25
Halsey & Griffin.... .......................... 52.65











63

International Harvester Company................ 11.20
A K altenbruner ............. .......... .......... ....... .. 58.77
W G. Malloch .......... ....... .................. ......... 68.00
Palm Beach Mercantile Co., Inc.................. 5.00
G. B. Rackstraw .... ..... ..... ............ .................. 32.75
I. E. Scott, Tax Assessor, Glades County........ 73.76
Southern Bell Telephone Co............................... 14.90
D. T. Thurmand ................................... 78.00
W western U nion................... ....................... 1.40
Everglades Drainage District............................ 22.06
Davie Service Station.......... ... ............ 169.68
A. E. Rees.................... ......................... 30.00
H M Viele......... .................................... 20.00
W. A. Dutch, Refund for Contingent Fund,
Itemized Statements for month of
February .......................... ...... ........... 1,327.10

$6,636.15
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.


Tallahassee, Florida, April 12, 1927.

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. B. Johnson, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
Mr. R. H. Pedigo of Safety Harbor, Florida, made
application for Mrs. Eba E. Pedigo, D. D. Barron and
L. H. Zinsser, to purchase land in Pinellas County.
The Trustees agreed to advertise the said land and
requested the Engineer to check over plats and de-












scriptions for advertising.


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

FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR MARCH 1927
RECEIPTS.

Balance in Fund March 1,
1927 ... ......................... $650,073.46
Sale of lands under Chapter
9131, Acts of 1923, and
CH. 10024, Acts of 1925,
Laws of Florida.......... 563.48 V
Redemption of Drainage Tax /
Certificates ........ .... 4,558.01
From Land Sales ($3,974.87)
Less 25% to State School
Fund ($993.71) ............ 2,981.16

$658,176.11
Less Disbursements ............ 74,715.84

Balance in Fund April 1, 1927 $583,460.27

RECAPITULATION.

Cach and cash Items............$ 1,000.00
Balance in Banks.................. 582,460.27

$583,460.27

BALANCE IN BANKS APRIL 1, 1927.

Atlantic National Bank, Jack-
sonville, Fla................. .. 131,834.45
Barnett National Bank, Jack-
sonville, Fla.................... 128,781.03
Florida National Bank, Jack-
sonville, Fla......................133,725.04
American National Ban k,
Pensacola, Fla................ 52,280.12












First National Bank, Miami 1,676.49
First-American B a n k &
Trust Co., West Palm
Beach .......................... 2,094.14
Capital City Bank, Tallahas-
see, Fla. ... .. ......... 33,235.36
Exchange Bank, Tallahassee,
Fla. .......... 25,468.87
Lewis State Bank, Tallahas-
see, Fla......... ...... ..... 33,974.93
Ft. Lauderdale Bank & Trust
Co., Spl. Ft. Lauderdale,
F la. ............ ........ .......... 38,389.84
Capital City Bank, Deposit
by D. C. Harris Agent,
Burgess Co. of Fla. in
re moss contract ............. 1,000.00

$582,460.27


DISBURSEMENTS
Date Check
1927 No. In Favor of: Amount
March 2, 6829 Wallis Engineering Co...$ 2,362.31
6830 Postal Telegraph Co. .... 1.33
6831 Southern Tel. & Constr.
Co. ................................. 8.50
6832 D. A. Dixon Co. .............. 1.40
6833 Capital Auto Supply Co. 27.30
6834 Geo. F. Holly, C. C. C. .... 5.80
6835 C. E. Simmons, C. C. C. 1.75
6836 E. W Davidson .............. 4.04
5, 6837 J. C. Luning, a/c St.
Office Bldg. Fund ......... 25,000.00
6838 J. C. Luning, a/c St.
Office Bldg. Fund ............ 25,000.00
15, 6839 B. W. Brown Motor Co. 5.00
6840 T. J. Appleyard, Inc....... .75
6841 Western Union Tel. Co... 2.03
6842 Clearwater Morning
Herald .................. ......... 39.00
6843 Sarasota Times .............. 10.50












6844 D. A. Dixon Co. ........... 10.00
6845 H. C. Mickler ................. 10.00
6846 L. W. Drummond, C.C.C. 7.00
6847 Geo. F. Holly, C. C. C. .... .40
6848 K. B. O'Quinn ............ 1.35
17, 6849 Bd. of Commissioners of
Everglades D r a i n a g e
District-Loan ................ 16,000.00
30, 6850 Bd. of Commissioners of
Everglades D ra i n a g e
District-Loan .............. 1,600.00
31. 6851 G. B. Gwynn .................. 283.34
6852 J. Stuart Lewis ................. 83.34
6853 M. C. McIntosh ............ 229.16
6854 A. R. Richardson ............ 566.85
6855 Jentye Dedge ........ ......... 50.00
6856 Dollie Gerald ................ 41.67
6857 Elgin Bayless ................ 225.00
6858 Mrs. L. B. Hopkins ........ 150.00
6859 R. W. Ervin .................. 225.00V
6860 Edwin Barnes, Jr. ......... 150.00'/
6861 Mrs. Carrie Ervin .......... 125.00/
6862 Wallis Engineering Co... 1,628.84
6863 D. A. Dixon Co. ............ 3.50
6864 Clearwater Morning
H erald ............................ 24.00
6865 T. J. Appleyard, Inc....... 804.90
6866 H. & W. B. Drew Co. ...... 2.13
6867 Geo. F. Holly, C. C. C..... 1.65
6868 W. H. May, Postmaster.. 23.00 f

$74,715.84
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor-Chairmon.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, April 19, 1927.
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.
J. B. Johnson, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

On March 14, 1927 Messrs. Smith & Crofton of Titus-
ville, representing Mr. Geo. W. Scobie, Jr., applied for
submerged land in Section 3, Township 22 South,
Range 35 East, containing 3,324 acres in Brevard
County, and offered $100.00 per acre for same.
The Trustees ordered the land advertised for sale
on this date, and no objections being presented or filed,
the sale was consummated to Mr. Scobie at above price.
The Honorable Commissioner of Agriculture was re-
quested to issue deed to Mr. Scobie.



Mr. Francis P. Whitehair, City Attorney, made ap-
plication on March 14th, to purchase for the City of
New Smyrna, submerged lands between Sections 42
and 43, Township 17 South, Range 34 East, containing
26.18 acres in Volusia County.
The Trustees agreed to advertise this land for sale
on this date, and no objections being filed or presented
the sale was made to the City of New Smyrna at a
price of $500.00 for the 26.18 acres, to be used only
for Municipal purposes. The Honorable Commis-
sioner of Agriculture was requested to issue deed.



Mr. C. L. Waller, representing Mr. J. H. D'Alem-
berte of Pensacola, who applied to purchase certain
submerged lands in Escambia County, March 31, 1925,
and deposited with the Trustees $500.00 as good faith,
asked that same be refunded as no deed has been issued.
Mr. Luning moved that same be refunded less cost
of survey and plat, which amounted to $184.65, and
advertising $15.00, making a total of $199.65. Sec-
onded by Mr. Johnson and upon vote adopted. Check












for $300.35 was ordered issued to Mr. D'Alemberte.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.


Tallahassee, Florida, April 23, 1927.

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.
J. B. Johnson, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

Messrs. W. A. Dutch, Chief Fire Warden, and A. O.
Kanner, Counsel, for the Board of Fire Control, ap-
peared before the Trustees and requested a loan of
THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($3,000) to meet
contingent expenses in fire control work in the Ever-
glades Drainage District, the present Contingent Fund
being exhausted, and insufficient tax funds on hand to
meet said expense.
Mr. Johnson moved that the Treasurer of the Trus-
tees Internal Improvement Fund be authorized and in-
structed to issue check to Mr. W. A. Dutch, Chief Fire
Warden, in the sum of $3,000.00 to be paid back as
heretofore under agreement dated March 13, 1926.
Seconded by Mr. Mayo, and upon vote adopted.


The State Treasurer was also directed and author-
ized to transfer from the Trustees of the Internal Im-
Provement Fund, the sum of FIFTY THOUSAND
DOLLARS ($50,000) to the STATE OFFICE BUILD-












ING FUND, and TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOL-
LARS ($25,000) from the same fund to the STATE
PRISON BUILDING FUND.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.


Tallahassee, Florida, April 29, 1927.

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.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
C. B. Gwynn, Tallahassee, Fla., salary as land
clerk- April 1927 ...................................$ 283.34
J. Stuart Lewis, Tallahassee, Fla., salary as
Secretary- April 1927 .............. .......... 83.34
M. C. McIntosh, Tallahassee, Fla., salary as
Counsel- April 1927 ....... ..... ........... 229.16
A. R. Richardson, Tallahassee, Fla., salary as
Field Agent- April 1927 .......... ............ 333.34
Jentye Dedge, Tallahassee, Fla., salary for
April 1927 ................ .......................... 50.00
Dollie Gerald, Tallahassee, Fla., Salary for
A pril 1927 ............................. .................. 41.67
Elgin Bayless, Tallahassee, Fla., salary as
Land Clerk- April 1927 .......................... 225.00
Mrs. L. B. Hopkins, Tallahassee, Fla., salary
in Land Department-April 1927 .......... 150.00
R. W. Ervin, Tallahassee, Fla., Salary as Tax
Clerk- April 1927 ........... ......... ............. 225.00












Edwin Barnes, Jr., Tallahassee, Fla., salary in
Tax Department-April 1927 ................ 150.00
Carrie Ervin, Tallahassee, Fla. salary in Tax
Department-April 1927 ....................... 125.00

$1,895.85
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.


Tallahassee, Florida, May 3, 1927.

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.
J. B. Johnson, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

Upon application of Mr. C. E. Brown, for himself
and clients, the Trustees on March 25, 1927, ordered
advertised for sale on this date, Tracts 1, 2, and 3,
lying and being in Section 34, Township 31 South,
Range 16 East, Pilellas County, containing 25.60 acres
more or less, and no objections being presented on this
date, the sale was consummated as follows:

TRACT No. 1. Sold to J. B. Thomas and Asso-
ciates.
TRACT No. 2. Sold to C. E. Brown, and
TRACT No. 3. Sold to Allen Fuller Corporation,
at a price of $100.00 per acre. The Honorable Com-
missioner of Agriculture was requested to issue deeds
to the above parties.












Mr. Harry L. Willensky appeared before the Trustees
on this date and stated that he had purchased, jointly,
with L. W. Brady, Entries No. 17306 and 17307, em-
bracing all of Section 18, Township 54 South, Range
36 East, containing 640 acres, at $71.00 per acre; also
purchased under the name of Rainbow Realty Com-
pany the E1/2 of NE1/; SE; and NE1l/ of SW/4 of
Section 5, and N1/1 of SEI/ and E1/2 of NE1/ of Section
8, Township 57 South, Range 40 East-440 acres, at
$350 per acre, in Entries No. 17331 and 17332, and
that they were unable to met the payments due and
would respectfully request the Trustees to deed them,
under Entries No. 17331 and 17332, an amount of
land at $350.00 equal to the amount paid in cash as
first payment on all the aforesaid Entries, and allow
them to deed back to the State unencumbered, with all
1926 taxes paid, the remainder of said land.
Mr. Johnson moved that the request be granted.
Seconded by Mr. Mayo and upon vote adopted.


Mr. Harry L. Willensky applied to purchase 171/
acres in SE1/4 of Section 5, Township 57 South, Range
40 East, at 10.00 per acre.
Mr. Mayo moved that the offer be accepted. Sec-
onded by Mr. Luning and upon vote adopted.


The Secretary was directed to instruct R. W. Ervin,
Tax Clerk, to write the Tax Assessor of Dade County
not to assess the reconveyed lands under Entries No.
17306, 17307, 17331 and 17332, for State and County
Taxes for the year 1927.


Mr. E. C. Kilpatrick of Lake Stearns, Florida, ap-
peared before the Trustees and made application to
purchase an Island in Lake Istokpoga, containing ap-
proximately 20 acres.
Mr. Kilpatrick was advised that the Trustees were
not in a position to sell such area at the present time,
but that he would be advised when same was placed
on the market.












The Trustees having agreed to advertise certain land
in Pinellas County, upon application of Mr. Edgar
Baume, the following Notice was placed in the Clear-
water Morning Herald:
NOTICE
Tallahassee, Florida, April 26, 1927.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida,
will hold a meeting at 10 o'clock A. M., June 7th, 1927,
at Tallahassee, to consider the sale of the following
described land in PINELLAS County, Florida:
Beginning at a point on the meander line
as surveyed by the U. S. Government in A. D.
1848, same being 703.1 feet South of and
1164.09 feet West of the Northwest corner of
Northeast quarter of Section 12, Township
31 South, Range 15 East;
Thence West 635 feet;
Thence South 409.7 feet;
Thence East 738.71 feet to the H. W. L. of
Boca Ceiga Bay;
Thence following aforesaid meander line
North 13 degrees East 27.30 feet;
Thence North 16 degree East 398.53 feet to
point of beginning.
Containing 6.53 acres.
Lying and being in Section 12, Township
31 South, Range 15 East, Pinellas County,
State of Florida.
This Notice is published in compliance with Section
1062 of the Revised General Statutes, that any person
or persons who may have objections to said sale may
have an opportunity to present same as therein pre-
scribed.
By order of the Trustees Internal Improvement
Fund.
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.












The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
T. J. Appleyard, Inc., Tallahassee, Fla., to
supplies, Secretary's office ..................$ 9.90
Southern Telephone & Construction Co., Tal-
lahassee, Fla., to service in Tax Dept.
and Secretary's office during April 1927 8.50
Postal Telegraph-Cable Co., Tallahassee, Fla.
to service in April 1927 .......................... 6.19
Clearwater Morning Herald, Clearwater,
Fla., advertising land sale May 3rd,
1927 .. .. ... .. ... ............................ 25.50
The News Publishing Co., DeLand, Fla., to
advertising land sale April 19th, 1927.. 27.00
Post Publishing Co., Inc., West Palm Beach,
Fla., to advertising land sale May 10th,
1 9 2 7 .............................................. .... ... 7 2 .0 0
The Titusville Star-Advocate, Titusville, Fla.
to advertising land sale April 19th, 1927 21.77
Photostat Corporation, Providence, R. I., to
supplies for Department of Agriculture 72.33
Wallis Engineering Company, Tallahassee,
Fla., to survey work done in April 1927 918.19
Walter Scott, Tallahassee, Fla., to repairing
office chair .......................... ................ 2.50
J. P. Moore, T. C., to Everglades Drainage
and One Mill Tax on Certificate Lands
in Glades County for the year 1926 .... 5,766.42
Bob Simpson, T. C., to Everglades Drainage
and One Mill Tax on Certificate Lands
in Dade County for the year 1926,
$687.50; Lot 4 between Tp. 53/54
Range 39, reconveyed to Trustees
$471.14 ................ ... .......................... 1,158.64
Roy A. O'Bannon, T. C. to Everglades Drain-
age and One Mill Tax on certificate
lands in Palm Beach County for the
year 1926 ................................................. 21,022.12

$29,111.06


Financial statement for the month of April was pre-
sented and ordered placed of record:












FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR APRIL 1927
RECEIPTS
Balance in Fund April 1,1927 $583,460.27
Sale of lands under Ch. 9131
Acts of 1923 and Ch.
10024 Acts of 1925, Laws
of Florida .... ............... 1,660.55
From C. E. Choate, for adver-
tising land ......... .. 50.00
From U. S. District Court,
refund of costs in case of
A. F. Huston vs. Trustees
I. I. F und ................. ..... 10.00
Redemption of Drainage Tax
Certificates ........... ...... 1,435.86
Sale of Minutes .................... 2.00
Refund on account of over-
payment o f Drainage
Taxes of Dade County .. 330.00
Refund on account of over-
payment of Drainage
Taxes of Palm Beach
County ...... ................ 70.24
Interest on Deposits in banks 5,572.99
From land sales ($22,684.10)
less 25% to the State
School Fund ($5,671.02) 17,013.08

$609,604.99
Less disbursements (itemized
below ) ............... .......... 154,659.22

Balance in Fund May 1, 1927 $454,945.77
RECAPITULATION
Cash and cash items ............$ 1,000.00
Balance in banks ................ 453,945.77

$454,945.77
BALANCE IN BANKS MAY 1, 1927
Atlantic National Bank, Jack-
Sonville, Fla., ..............$108,253.48
Barnett National Bank, Jack-
sonville, Fla ................... 75,314.67












Florida National Bank, Jack-
sonville, Fla. ......... ... .. 99,199.58
American National Bank,
Pensacola, Fla. ... ..... 52,802.47
First National Bank, Miami,
F la. .......... ....... .. .. 1,689.06
First-American Bk. & Tr. Co.
West Palm Beach, Fla. .. 2,094.14
Capital City Bank, Talla-
hassee, Fla. ......... 14,894.91
Exchange Bank, Tallahassee,
Fla. .......... .... .... 25,659.88
Lewis State Bank, Tallahas-
see, Fla. .......... .......... 34,359.81
Ft. Lauderdale National
Bank & Trust Co. SPL.,
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. .... 38,677.77
Capital City Bank (Deposit
by D. C. Harris, Agent),
Burgess Company of f
Fla. In re moss contract 1,000.00
$453,945.77

Disbursements
Date
1927 Check No. In Favor of: Amount
April 5 6869 Southern Tel. & Construction
Company ......... 8.50
6870 B. W. Brown Motor Co. ...... 5.00
6871 Postal Telegraph Co. ........ 1.13
6872 Fred E. Fenno, C. C. C. ....... 1.80
6873 K. B. O'Quinn, C. C. C ..... 1.45
6874 Western Union Telegraph
Com pany ...... ............. ... .. 1.83
6875 Department of the Interior
(W ashington ............................. 40
6876 F. M. Tyler, T. C .............. 704.10 V
6877 G. S. Moore, T. C. ........ .... 352.63
6878 Bob Simpson, T. C ... ......... 7,530.00
6879 Roy A. O'Bannon, T. C......... 9,937.03
6880 D. F. Canfield, T. C ............. 1,661.53
6881 J. H. Fears, T. C.................. 32.32












6882 N. R. Boniske (refund on
lan d sale) .. ....... ... ...... ...............
6883 Bd. of Commrs. Everglades
Drainage District (loan) ............
6 6884 W A. Dutch ... ...................
6885 J. E. Taylor .. ........................
6886 L. S. Harvard..................
6887 A. O. Kanner ......... ..........
6888 Albert Johnstad ...............
6889 Chas. G. Fallin ................
6890 G. E. Newzloff ...............
6891 T. G. Thorgeson ................
6892 C. W. Cranford..............
6893 D. T. W alters ...................
6894 V. F. Thirsk ....................
6895 W. C. Hooker .....................
6896 W L. Bryant ........................
6897 W G. Stovall ............ ........
6898 Howard A. Ells.................
6899 B. B. Raulerson....................
6900 W. C. Lord............ .....
6901 Chas. W Bell ..........................
6902 T. Griffin .......... .. .........
6903 Jesse Reese...... ...... ........
6904 L. L. Sew ard..........................
6905 Frank L. Reed .......................
6906 W. C. Simmons.....................
6907 0 L G iles .............................
6908 Felix Tilon .............................
6909 H. Phil Bryan ...................
6910 Collier County News............
6911 A. J. Comeau Co..................
6912 Durkee Printing Co..............
6913 J. A. Guise.............. ........
6914 H. H. Everston...................
6915 Everglades Development Co.
6916 Halsey & Griffith ............
6917 International H a r v e s t e r
C om pany ................ ............
6918 A. Kaltenbruner..................
6919 W G. Malloch.......................
6920 Palm Beach Mercantile Co...
6921 G. V. Rackstraw...................
6922 I. E. Scott..........................


1,989.50

15,900.00
299.30
215.68
242.50
424.66
250.00
249.12
116.74
108.62
142.00
133.84
100.00
100.00
121.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
111.92
100.00
202.79
100.00
406.40
258.36
208.00
91.00
25.29
9.00
72.50
37.00
114.00
20.00
11.25
52.65

11.20
58.77
68.00
5.00
32.75
73.76












6923 Southern Bell Telephone
Com pany ........................ ......... 14.90
6924 D. T. Thurmond ................... 78.00
6925 Western Union Telegraph
C om pany ................................. 1.40
6926 Everglades Drainage
D district .... .............................. 22.06
6927 Davis Service Station ........ 169.68
6928 A. E. Reese ..................... 30.00
6929 H. M Villa............................ 20.00
6930 W A. Dutch........................ 1,327.10
April 6 6931 J. C. Luning, State Treas.
(a-c State Prison New Building
F und ) ......................................... 30,000.00
April 23 6932 W. A. Dutch, Ch. Fire
Warden (loan to Fire Warden) 3,000.00
April 25 6933 J. C. Luning, S. T. (State
Prison New Building Fund) ...... 25,000.00
6934 J. C. Luning, S. T. (a-c State
Office Building Fund) .............. 25,000.00
6935 J. C. Luning, S. T. (a-c State
Office Building Fund) .............. 25,000.00
April 30 6936 C. B. Gwynn......................... 283.34
6937 J. Stuart Lewis ............... 83.34
6938 M. C. McIntosh..................... 229.16
6939 A .R. Richardson .............. 333.34
6940 Jentye Dedge..................... 50.00
6941 Dollie Gerald..................... 41.67
6942 Elgin Bayless....................... 225.00
6943 Mrs. L. B. Hopkins ............. 150.00
6944 R. W Ervin.......................... 225.001
6945 Edwin Barnes, Jr............... 150.00vO
6946 Mrs. Carrie Ervin ............. 125.00 V

$154,659.22
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor-Chairman.

ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.












Tallahassee, Florida, May 10, 1927.

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.
J. B. Johnson, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

The Trustees having advertised for sale on this date,
certain submerged areas comprising islands, sand bars
and shallow banks under the tidal waters of Lake
Worth, in Township 43 South, Range 43 East, Palm
Beach County, as required by law, and the Trustees
having agreed to sell the land to C. W. Bingham at
$100.00 per acre, protest was filed by F. M. Vaiz, rep-
resenting Islands, Incorporated, also L. R. Trivette
Lockwood, Town Manager of Palm Beach. Senator
Wagg of West Palm Beach also protested to the sale,
in behalf of Edward F. Hutton, and in his own behalf,
until he could confer with the upland owners adjacent
to the submerged lands.
Mr. Luning moved that further consideration of the
sale be deferred to some future date. Seconded by Mr.
Mayo and upon vote adopted.


The Trustees also advertised for sale on this date
1.8 acres of submerged land in Section 38, Township
16 South, Range 33 East, Volusia County, applied for
by Mr. Murray Sams of DeLand. No objections being
presented the sale was consummated to Mr. Sams at
$100.00 and deed ordered issued.
Proxy was ordered issued to George H. Earle, Jr.,
John A. McCarthy, and H. Edgar Barnes, of the Penn-
sylvania Sugar Company for a portion of the land to
which they are entitled to receive deed. Proxy mailed
to Mr. H. Edgar Barnes at Philadelphia.












Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.


Tallahassee, Florida, May 17, 1927.

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.
J. B. Johnson, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

Mr. J. T. Bruce. who was granted a permit to gather
moss from Lake Santa Fe on May 15, 1925, made ap-
plication to cancel said permit and forfeit bond, as to
continue said permit would be a loss to his company.
Mr. Luning moved that permit be cancelled and bond
forfeited, seconded by Mr. Mayo, and upon vote
adopted.


Mr. D. C. Harris, who entered into an agreement
with the Trustees June 1, 1924, to gather moss from
the Dead Lakes in Calhoun County, Florida, appeared
before the Trustees and stated that he had spent ap-
proximately Thirty-Five Thousand Dollars ($35,000.-
00) in trying to gather the said moss, and on account
of the low water in the Lakes the moss could not be
gathered, so as to make a profit, and requested the
Trustees to cancel said agreement and if possible re-
lieve him of forfeiture of bond for failure to continue
the agreement.
Mr. Johnson moved that he forfeit Five Hundred












Dollars ($500.00) of said bond and the Treasurer re-
fund him Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), and agree-
ment be cancelled. Seconded by Mr. Luning and upon
vote adopted.
Mr. Richardson, Field Agent, was instructed when
possible to make timber cruise of lands of the State
containing merchantable timber.


Mr. John F. Burket made application to purchase
certain land in Sarasota County, and the following ad-
vertisement was ordered placed in the Sarasota Times:

NOTICE.

Tallahassee, Florida, May 17, 1927.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida,
will hold a meeting at 10 o'clock A. M., June 21st, 1927,
at Tallahassee, to consider the sale of the following
described land in Sarasota County, Florida:

TRACT NO. 1: Commencing at the Gov-
ernment stake on the line dividing U. S. Lots
9 and 11, Section 18, Township 37 South,
Range 18 East, at Sarasota Bay,
Thence East along said U. S. Lot line pro-
duced 396.50 feet to the point of beginning;
Thence North 45 degrees 30' West; 909.50
feet;
Thence North 53 degrees 35' East, 108.00
feet;
Thence South 70 degrees 20' East, 487.50
feet;
Thence South 39 degrees 10' East' 878.00
feet;
Thence South 54 degrees 45' West, 213.00
feet;
Thence North 45 degrees 30' West, 386.50
feet to the point of beginning.
Lying and being in Sarasota County, Flor-
ida, and containing 7.31 acres, more or less,
and being that land.submerged not less than












3.5 feet at high tide lying in front of the prop-
erty of Charles Hull Ewing, John K. Culver,
Harriet Thomas and the Vaughn Estate in
Sarasota Bay.

TRACT NO. 2: Commencing at the North-
west corner of U. S. Lot 1, Section 20, Town-
ship 37 South, Range 18 East,
Thence South along the West line of said
U. S. Lot 1, 1108.0 feet, more or less;
Thence South 48 degrees 00' West, 160.00
feet to the point of beginning;
Thence South 48 degrees 00' West, 323.00
feet;
Thence South 37 degrees 35' East, 300.00
feet;
Thence North 36 degrees 50' East, 303.50
feet:
Thence North 30 degrees 40' West, 246.5
feet to the point of beginning.
Lying and being in Sarasota County, Flor-
ida, and containing 1.91 acres, more or less
and being that land submerged not less than
3.5 feet at high tide and lying in front of Lots
6 and A of the re-arrangement of Cedar Cove
Subdivision of U. S. Lot 1, Section 20, Town-
ship 37 South, Range 18 East, as recorded in
Plat Book 1, Page 336 of the Public Records
of Manatee County, Florida, in Sarasota Bay.

TRACT NO. 3: Commencing at the North-
west corner of the Southeast quarter of the
Northeast quarter of Section 20, Township
37 South, Range 18 East,
Thence West 326.00 feet to the point of
beginning;
Thence North 61 degrees 00' West, 101.50
feet;
Thence South 80 degrees 30' West, 229.50
feet;
Thence South 73 feet;
Thence North 77 degrees 00' East, 220.00
feet;
Thence South 23 degrees 25' East, 23.50












feet;
Thence South 69 degrees 45' West, 190.00
feet;
Thence South 50 degrees 15' East, 139.50
feet;
Thence North 39 degrees 45' East, 252.00
feet to the point of beginning.
Lying and being in Sarasota County, Flor-
ida, and containing 0.86 acres, more or less,
and being that land submerged not less than
3.5 feet at high tide and lying in front of Lots
2 and 3 of the re-arrangement of Cedar Cove
Subdivision of U. S. Lot 1, Section 20, Town-
ship 37 South, Range 18 East, as recorded in
Plat Book 1, Page 336 of the Public Records
of Manatee County, Florida, in Sarasota Bay.

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



The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
Western Union Telegraph Co., Tallahassee,
Fla. To Service during April, 1927............$ 23.69
W. H. May, Postmaster, Tallahassee, Fla. To
Stam ps .............. ........................ .......... 10.00
B. W. Brown Motor Co., Tallahassee, Fla. To
Storage on Car for April, 1927............. 5.00
T. J. Appleyard, Inc., Tallahassee, Fla. To
Supplies ......... ............... ............. ............ 66.25
W. T. Oliver, C. C. C., Punta Gorda, Fla. To
Recording Deed No. 15434 ....................... 1.45












Frank A. Bryan, C. C. C., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
To Recording Deeds No. 114333 and
1 14 3 3 4 .................... .......... ........ ..... 3 .10
George F. Holly, C. C. C., Miami, Fla. To
Recording Deeds ............................. ...... 3.10

$ 112.59
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.


Tallahassee, Florida, May 24, 1927.

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.
J. B. Johnson, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
The Trustees sold to Mr. Michael Rode on December
9th, 1924, Lot 1, Tier 20, Newman's Survey, under
Deed No. 16816. A tax certificate for drainage taxes
for the year 1924 was issued on said land, and Bert R.
Chaplin having secured a tax deed on same from the
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Broward County, it was
ordered that if Mr. Chaplin would issue a deed to the
Trustees for the said Lot 1, Tier 20, cost of $82.00, the
amount paid by him for his deed, would be paid him;
this to clear title for Mr. Rode, purchased from the
Trustees.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
Grant Furniture Company, Tallahassee,
Fla. To Book Cases for Counsel ............ $ 78.00












Photostat Corporation, Providence, R. I.,
To Supplies furnished Land Dept........ 65.85
Lillie M. Smith, T. C., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
To Everglades Drainage & One Mill
Tax for the Year 1926 on Certificate
L ands .... .... .. ..... ... ..... ................. 9,207.50
W. P. Andrews, T. C., LaBelle, Fla. To
Everglades Drainage One Mill Tax &
Acreage Tax on Certificate Lands........ 3,042.83

$ 12,394.18
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.


Tallahassee, Florida, May 31, 1927.

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.
J. B. Johnson, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

The Trustees on May 10th, 1927, deferred the mak-
ing of deed and consumation of sale of certain sub-
merged area comprising sand bars and shallow banks
under the tidal waters of Lake Worth in Township 43
South, Range 43 East, Palm Beach County, as protests
were filed with the Trustees, as set out in minutes of
said Trustees of May 10th, 1927.
All protests having been withdrawn by F. M. Valz,
Attorney for Islands Incorporated, L. R. Trivette
Lockwood, Town Manager of Palm Beach, and Honor-
able Alfred Wagg; Mr. Luning moved that said land













be deeded Mr. C. W. Bingham upon payment of pur-
chase price of $100.00 per acre, and the Honorable
Commissioner of Agriculture was requested to issue
deed. Seconded by Mr. Mayo, and upon vote adopted.


The Bills of the Board of Fire Control, amounting to
$12,396.06 and approved by said Board, were O. K.'d
by the Trustees and ordered transmitted to the Comp-
troller for payment from the Everglades Fire Tax
Fund.


The Trustees having sold to Mr. A. R. Richardson,
Field Agent, Studebaker car for $325.00, it was agreed
that Mr. Richardson be allowed to pay same in twelve
installments, paying June 1st, $27.12, and $27.08 the
first of each succeeding month for the next eleven
months.


The Trustees at a meeting on December 22, 1925,
agreed to sell Lindrose, Osborne and Jones certain land
near Pahokee. Mr. Osborne having died, his father,
Ole Anderson, was advised he would be given the op-
portunity to purchase said land, Twenty-eight (28)
Acres at $100.00 per acre; the price having heretofore
been agreed upon.
The Land Department received a reply, asking on
what terms the land could be purchased, and Mr.
Johnson moved that he be allowed to purchase same by
paying $2,871.00 with Six percent interest on said
amount for one year; half principal cash, one-fourth
in one year and one-fourth in two years with Six per-
cent interest on deferred payments; this offer to hold
good only Thirty days from the date, and if not accept-
ed in that time, the land would be sold to other parties.
Seconded by Mr. Luning, and upon vote adopted.


The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
D. A. Dixon Co., Tallahassee, Fla. To Sup-
plies ............. ................................ $ 6.00











86

T. J. Appleyard, Inc., Tallahassee, Fla. To
Supplies ............................. .................. 16.50
Wallis Engineering Company, Tallahassee,
Fla., to Engineering work done during
M ay, 1927........................ ..... ..... ......... 907.14
C. B. Gwynn, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary as
Land Clerk-May, 1927...................... 283.34
J. Stuart Lewis, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary
as Secretary-May, 1927........................ 83.34
M. C. McIntosh, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary
as Counsel- May, 1927........................ 229.16
A. R. Richardson, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary
as Field Agent-May, 1927.................... 333.34
Jentye Dedge, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary for
M ay; 1927............ ................ ....... 50.00
Dollie Gerald, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary for
M ay, 1927.............................. ............ 41.67
Elgin Bayless, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary as
Land Clerk-May, 1927..................... 225.00
Mrs. L. B. Hopkins, Tallahassee, Fla. Sal-
ary in Land Department-May, 1927.. 150.00
R. W. Ervin, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary as
Tax Clerk-May, 1927.......................... 225.00
Edwin Barnes, Jr., Tallahassee, Fla. Salary
in Tax Department-May, 1927...... ... 150.00
Carrie Ervin, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary in
Tax Department-May, 1927............... 125.00
H. L. Shearer, Tallahassee, Fla. To Work
in Land Department during May, 1927 150.00
Stephen Causseaux, Tallahassee, Fla. To
Temporary Work in Tax Clerk's Office
16 days at $5.00................................ 80.00
C. K. Allen, Tallahassee, Fla. To Tempor-
ary Work in Tax Clerk's Office-15
days at $5.00........................... ... ..... 75.00
George Dorman, Tallahassee, Fla. To
Temporary work in Tax Clerk's Office
4 days at $5.00................................. 20.00
A. R. Richardson, Tallahassee, Fla. To Ex-
pense Account on trip to South Fla.-
M ay 18-29th ............. ............ ........ 225.38












Board of Commissioners Everglades Drain-
age District, (Loan) ........................... 5,000.00

$ 8,375.87
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.


Tallahassee, Florida, June 4, 1927.

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.

Upon motion, duly passed, the State Treasurer was
authorized and instructed to transfer from the funds
of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund to
the STATE PRISON BUILDING FUND, the sum of
FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($50,000.00).
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.


Tallahassee, Florida, June 7, 1927.

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.
Fred H. Davis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
Mr. Edgar Baume made application on April 26th,
to purchase 6.53 acres of submerged land, lying in
Section 12, Township 31 South, Range 15 East, Pinellas
Ccunty, and the Trustees having advertised same for
sale on this date, no objections being filed, sale was
consummated to Mr. Baume at $100.00 per acre. The
Honorable Commissioner of Agriculture was requested
to issue deed to Mr. Baume.


The Secretary was instructed to refund to the fol-
lowing:
P J. deM uth ........................................$326.44
Roberts & Grentner.............................. 352.40 and
C J. F rody ............. ............................. 111.14
as the aforesaid had deposited with the Trustees
amounts to pay the 1926 taxes on lands reconveyed by
them, and of said deposits the above amounts were
left after paying said taxes.


The Trustees issued proxy to W. T. Wallis, Jr., to
act for the Trustees in voting their acreage in Brown
Drainage District at a landowners meeting to be held
in June, 1927.

Financial Statement for the month of May, 1927
was received and ordered placed of record:
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR MAY, 1927
Balance in Fund May 1,
1927 ..............................$454,945.77
Sale of lands under Ch. 9131,
Acts of 1923 and Ch.
10024, Acts of 1925, J
Laws of Florida.............. 288.64












a
Refund on account of over-
payment o f Drainage
T axes ..... ............... .......
Sale of M minutes ............. ......
Redemption of Drainage Tax
C certificates ...................
From land sales ($8,960.59)
less 25% to the State
School Fund ($2,240.14)


451.92
2.50

19,858.85 "


6,720.45


$482,268.13
Less Disbursements (item-
ized below) .................. 51,158.72


Balance in Fund June 1, 1927


$431,109.41


RECAPITULATION.

Cash and cash items ............. 1,000.00
Balance in Banks ................. 430,109.41

$431,109.41

Balance in Banks June 1, 1927.


Atlantic National B a n k,
Jacksonville, Fla ............
Barnett National Bank, Jack-
sonville, Fla....................
Florida National Bank, Jack-
sonville, F la. .. ...............
American National B a n k,
Pensacola, Fla.................
First National Bank, Miami,
F la .......... .. .... ............
First-American B a n k &
Trust Co., West Palm
B each, F la.......... ...........
Capital City Bank, Tallahas-
see, F la ...........................
Exchange Bank, Tallahassee,
F la ........... ...................
Lewis State Bank, Tallahas-
see, F la. .................. .....


89,973.15

75,314.67

73,066.64

52,802.47

1,689.06


2,094.14

35,571.82

25,659.88

34,359.81













Ft. Lauderdale Bank & Trust
Co. Spl. Ft. Lauderdale,
Fla. ............................. 38,677.77


DISBURSEMENTS


$430,109.41


Date Check
1927 No.


In Favor of:


May 4 6947 T. J. Appleyard, Inc..........$.
6948 Southern Tel. & Const. Co.....
6949 Postal-Telegraph Cable Co.....
6950 Clearwater Morning Herald
6951 The News Publishing Co.......
6952 Post Publishing Co................
6953 The Titusville Star..................
6954 Photostat Corporation ...........
6955 Wallis Engineering Co...........
6956 W alter Scott ...........................
6957 J. P. M oore, T. C.....................
6958 Bob Simpson, T. C.................
6959 Roy A. O'Bannon, T. C.........
May 17 6960 Western Union Tel. Co.........
6961 W. H. May, Postmaster........
6962 B. W. Brown Motor Co.........
6963 T. J. Appleyard, Inc................
6964 W T. Oliver.......................
6965 Frank A. Bryan, C. C. C.........
6966 Geo. F. Holly, C. C. C.............
May 20 6967 D. C. Harris, Agent Burgess
SCo. of Fla., a/c refund of one-
half of guaranty deposit..............
6968 Princ. St. Sch. Fund a/c
forfeit 1/2 guaranty deposit........
May 25 6969 Grant Furniture Co...............
6970 Photostat Corporation..........
6971 Lillie M. Smith, T. C...........
May 25 6972 W. P. Andrews, T. C............
May 31 6973 D. A. Dixon & Co................
6974 T. J. Appleyard, Inc. .............
6975 Wallis Engineering Co.........
6976 C. B. Gwynn................... .....
6977 J. Stuart Lewis.................
6978 M. C. McIntosh......................


Amount
9.90
8.50 -
6.19
25.50
27.00
72.00
21.77
72.33
918.19
2.50
5,766.42 v
1,158.64
21,022.12 "
23.69
10.00
5.00
66.25
1.45
3.10
3.10


500.00

500.00
78.00
65,85
9,207.50-
3,207.83
6.00
16.50
907.14
283.34
83.34
229.18













6979
6980
6981
6982
6983
6984
6985
6986
6987
6988
6989
6990
6991
6992


A. R. Richardson ................... 333.34
Jentye Dedge ........................... 50.00
Dollie Gerald............. ...... 41.67
Elgin Bayless ........................ 225.00
Mrs. L. B. Hopkins................ 150.00
R W E rvin............................ 225.00
Edwin Barnes, Jr................... 150.00 '
Mrs. Carrie Ervin ................. 125.00 "
H. L. Shearer..................... 150.00
Stephen Causseaux ............... 80.00 v
C. K. Allen ..................... 75.00 v
George Dorman ............... 20.00 /
A. R. Richardson.................... 225.38
Board of Commissioners of
Everglades Drainage Dist ... 5,000.00

$51,158.72


Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.


Tallahassee, Florida, June 21, 1927.

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

Present:

Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
Fred H. Davis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

The Trustees advertised for sale on this date Tracts
1, 2 and 3, in Sections 18 and 20, Township 37 South,
Range 18 East, Sarasota County, containing 10.08
acres of land, upon the application of Mr. John F.
Burket for his client. There being no objections filed
or presented, the sale was consummated to client of Mr.












Burket, and the Honorable Commissioner of Agricul-
ture was requested to issue deed.


Mr. Morey Dunn of West Palm Beach, Florida, hav-
ing made application to purchase certain land in Palm
Beach County, the Trustees ordered the following
Notice placed in the Palm Beach Post:

NOTICE

Tallahassee, Florida, June 21, 1927.

NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of the In-
ternal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida, will
hold a meeting at 10 o'clock A. M., July 26th, 1927,
at Tallahassee, to consider the sale of the following de-
scribed land in PALM BEACH COUNTY, Florida:

From the Southwest corner of said Section
34, Township 44 South, Range 43 East, run
East along the South line of said Section 34,
a distance of 1320 feet, more or less, to the
Southwest corner of Government Lot 4 of
said Section 34;
Thence North along the West line of said
Government Lot 4 a distance of 1320 feet,
more or less to the Southwest corner of Gov-
ernment Lot 3 of said Section 34;
Thence East along the South line of said
Government Lot 3 a distance of 1292.11 feet,
more or less,, to the point of beginning. Said
point of beginning being on the Government
meander line of the West shore of Lake Worth
as surveyed by the United States Government
in the year A. D. 1858.
From the point of beginning, run North 2
degrees West a distance of 165.10 feet; along
the Government meander line;
Thence East and parallel to the South line
of said Government Lot 3 produced East, a
distance of 540 feet;
Thence South 2 degrees East a distance of













165.10 feet; Thence West a distance of 540
feet along the South line of said Government
Lot 3, projected East, to the point of begin-
ning. Containing 2.05 acres, more or less.
Lying and being in Section 34, Township
44 South, Range 43 East, Palm Beach County,
State of Florida.

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


Mr. C. B. Potter of St. Petersburg, Florida. made
application to purchase submerged land in Pinellas
County and the Trustees having agreed to sell same
to him, ordered the following advertisement placed in
the Clearwater Morning Herald:

NOTICE

Tallahassee, Florida, June 21, 1927.

NOTICE is hereby given that the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida,
will hold a meeting at 10 o'clock A. M., July 26th, 1927,
at Tallahassee, to consider the sale of the following
described land in Pinellas County, Florida:

From the Northwest corner of Section 34,
Township 31 South, Range 16 East, run South
3393.06 feet, along the West line of said Sec-
tion 34, to the meander corner between Sec-
tions 33 and 34, as surveyed A. D. 1848;













Thence following the original meander line
South 81 degrees East 180.99 feet to the point
of beginning;
From the point of beginning, run South
81 degrees East 177.18 feet along the meander
line as surveyed A. D. 1848.
Thence South 308.58 feet;
Thence South 45 degrees 06' West, 247.08
feet;
Thence North 510.69 feet to the point of
beginning.
Containing 1.65 acres, more or less.
Lying and being in Section 34, Township
31 South, Range 16 East, PINELLAS Coun-
ty, State of Florida.

This Notice is published in compliance with Sec-
tion 1062 of the Revised General Statutes, that any
person or persons who may have objections to said
sale may have an opportunity to present same as there-
in prescribed.
By order of the Trustees Internal Improvement
Fund.
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
Western Union, Tallahassee, Fla. To Service
during M ay, 1927..................... ................$ 3.17
Postal Telegraph Co., Tallahassee, Fla. To
Service during May, 1927 ....................... 2.24
Southern Telephone & Construction Co., Talla-
'hassee, Fla. To service during June,
1927 for Tax Trustees Office.................. 8.50
B. W. Brown Motor Co., Tallahassee, Fla. To
Storage on Trustees Car-two weeks in
M ay, 1927......................... .. ..... ........ 2.50
D. A. Dixon Co., Tallahassee, Fla. To Sup-
p lies .............................................. .... ......... 4 .4 0
H. & W. B. Drew Co., Jacksonville, Fla. To
Supplies for Field Agent............................ 5.85













Clearwater Morning Herald, Clearwater, Fla.
To Advertisement of Land Sale June 7th,
192 7 ............................ .. .. .. ........... 12 .0 0
Sarasota Times, Sarasota, Fla. To Adver-
tisement of Land Sale June 21st, 1927 ..... 31.50
Fred E. Fenno, Clerk, West Palm Beach, Fla.
To Recording Mortgage ........... ....... ... .. 1.75
Jas. A. Westby, West Palm Beach, Fla. To
refund for Illegal Certificate ................... 12.30
A. R. Richardson, Tallahassee, Fla. To Ex-
pense account for June 8, 9 and 13 to St.
Augustine and Blountstown ... .............. 61.53
Glades Printing Co., Inc., Moore Haven, Fla.
To One Year's Subscription .................... 2.00
Ft. Pierce News-Tribune, Fort Pierce, Fla.
To One Year's Subscription ....................... 6.00
Palm Beach Times, West Palm Beach, Fla. To
One Year's Subscription ................... ..... 8.75
Lillie M. Smith, T. C., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. To
Everglades Drainage Tax-Tr. 63-33-
51-40 ... ...................................... .......... 5.06
Lillie M. Smith, T. C., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. To
N. B. Broward, Drainage Taxes on State Lands
for 1926 .................................... .............. 437.34

$ 604.89
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.


Tallahassee, Florida, June 28, 1927.

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.
Fred H. Davis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.

M. S. Kice Developing Company having made ap-
plication May 10th, 1927 to purchase certain sub-
merged or sovereignty lands, sand bars and shallow
banks now owned by the State of Florida, or the Trus-
tees of the Internal Improvement Fund, in Township
52 South, Range 26 East, as surveyed by the U. S. Gov-
ernment and approved January 6, 1877, lying and be-
ing in Collier County, and the Trustees having adver-
tised the same for sale on this date, objections were
called for. No objections being filed or presented, the
sale was made to M. S. Kice Developing Company at a
price of $500.00. The Honorable Commissioner of
Agriculture was requested to issue deed to said Com-
pany.

Mr. Luning reported that two checks from Mr. Leo
Bonner of Okeechobee, deposited with Mr. Ervin, Tax
Clerk, some months ago, for the purchase of certain
land, title which was thought to be in the Trustees.
had been returned to Mr. Bonner as it was ascertained
that the land belonged to the U. S. Government. Prior
to the return of the checks to Mr. Bonner, the Bank of
Okeechobee closed its doors, and one of the checks be-
ing drawn on that Bank could not, therefore, be cashed.
Mr. Luning moved that Mr. A. R. Richardson, Field
Agent, be instructed to go to Okeechobee and secure
the two checks from Mr. Bonner and present the one
drawn on the Bank of Okeechobee to the Receiver of
said Bank, filing proof of claim for said amount; also
secure cash on the other check which was made on an-
other Bank in that City.
Motion seconded by Mr. Amos, and upon vote
adopted.
Mr. Richardson was instructed to go to Okeechobee
and look after the matter.


Mr. Luning moved that when matters are acted













upon by the Trustees, affecting any division of a De-
partment, other than the one presenting same, that
the party bringing up the matter be required to ad-
vise those in charge of other divisions of said Depart-
ment of the nature of the business.
Seconded by Mr. Davis and upon vote adopted.


Bills of the Board of Fire Control amounting to
$12,437.78 approved by said Board, were passed by the
Trustees and ordered transmitted to Honorable Ernest
Amos, Comptroller, to be paid from funds in his cus-
tody to the credit of the Everglades Fire Tax Fund.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
C. B. Gwynn, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary as
Land Clerk-June, 1927 ...................$ 283.34
J. Stuart Lewis, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary as
Secretary- June, 1927.... ..................... 83.34
M. C. McIntosh, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary as
Counsel- June, 1927 ....... ... ............. 229.16
A. R. Richardson, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary
as Field Agent-June, 1927 ............ 333.34
Jentye Dedge, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary for
J u n e, 1927 ...... ............................. ........... 50 .00
Dollie Gerald, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary for
J u n e, 192 7 ......................................... .... 4 1.67
Elgin Bayless, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary as
Land Clerk-June, 1927.................. 225.00
Mrs. L. B. Hopkins, Tallahassee, Fla. Sal-
ary in Land Department-June, 1927.... 150.00
R. W. Ervin, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary as
Tax Clerk- June, 1927....................... 225.00
Edwin Barnes, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary
in Tax Department-June, 1927......... 150.00
Carrie Ervin, Tallahassee, Fla. Salary in
Tax Department-June, 1927............ 125.00
Wallis Engineering Co., Tallahassee, Fla.
To Survey work done in June, 1927...... 815.31
D. A. Dixon Co., Tallahassee, Fla. To
Supplies ................... ..........................7.35

$ 2,718.51













Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
JOHN W. MARTIN,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.


Tallahassee, Florida, July 5, 1927.

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.
Fred H. Davis, Attorney General.

Mr. A. R. Richardson reported that, by direction of
the Trustees he had made a trip to see Mr. Leo Bonner,
relative to two checks of the Trustees held by him, one
on the Bank of Okeechobee (closed), for $1,288.00. He
advised that Mr. Bonner was out of the State, but that
he had served Receiver's Certificate of Proof of Claim
for the $1,288.00 check, but as the time for filing proof
with the Receiver expired on June 1, 1927, was re-
ferred to Mr. Amos, Comptroller, to take such action as
would be legally authorized.


Upon request of Mr. John M. Sutton, Mr. Richard-
son was requested to go to Gainesville to be present at
a hearing before United States Land Office, relative
to Swamp and Overflowed land.


The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
Western Union Telegraph Co., Tallahassee,
Fla. To Servce during June, 1927................$ 3.40













Postal Telegraph-Cable Company, Tallahas-
see, Fla. To service during June, 1927.. 1.23
Southern Telephone & Construction Co.,
Tallahassee, Fla. To service for Trustees
and Tax Department-July, 1927............ 8.50
T. J. Appleyard, Inc., Tallahassee, Fla. To
su p p lies .......................... .......... .. ...... 3 .0 0
Post Publishing Co., Inc., West Palm Beach,
Fla. To advertising Land Sale................ 15.00
A. R. Richardson, Tallahassee, Fla. To Ex-
pense account June 29-July 2nd to
Okeechobee, Fla.................................... 108.32
Phoenix Farms, Inc., Miami, Fla. To Deed
to Land. ................................. ........ 88.00

$ 227.45
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned..
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
J. Stuart Lewis,
Secretary.


Tallahassee, Florida, July 12, 1927.

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.
22nd, 1927, for dredging shell in Duval County was re-
scinded and a new contract authorized drawn, as the
present contract encroaches on territory embraced in
the Atlantic Shell Company's permit. Thirty days was
allowed the Standard Dredging Company to make se-




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