• TABLE OF CONTENTS
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 Front Cover
 Title Page
 Trustees' minutes for 1931
 Disbursements
 Financial statement for January,...
 Disbursements
 Resolution
 Notice
 Financial statement for February,...
 Disbursements
 Resolution
 Financial statement for March,...
 Disbursements
 Resolution
 Notice
 Resolution
 Financial statement for April,...
 Disbursements
 Resolution
 Notice
 Resolution
 Financial statement for May,...
 Disbursements
 Resolution
 Financial statement for June,...
 Resolution
 Notice
 Financial statement for July,...
 Resolution
 Statement of account
 Financial statement for August,...
 Disbursements
 Resolution
 Financial statement for September,...
 Disbursements
 Resolution
 Financial statement for October,...
 Disbursements
 Resolution
 Parcels privately owned
 Financial statement for November,...
 Disbursements
 Resolution
 Trustees' minutes for 1932
 Resolution
 Financial statement for January,...
 Disbursements
 Financial statement for February,...
 Disbursements
 Resolution
 Notice
 Financial statement for March,...
 Financial statement for April,...
 Disbursements
 Financial statement for May,...
 Resolution
 Financial statement for June,...
 Disbursements
 Resolution
 Notice
 Financial statement for July,...
 Disbursements
 Financial statement for August,...
 Financial statement for September,...
 Disbursements
 Resolution
 Notice
 Resolution
 Financial statement for October,...
 Resolution
 Financial statement for November,...
 Disbursements
 Trustees' minutes for 1933
 Resolution
 Financial statement for January,...
 Financial statement for February,...
 Financial statement for March,...
 Financial statement for April,...
 Resolution
 Notice
 Financial statement for May,...
 Disbursements
 Financial statement for June,...
 Disbursements
 Resolution
 Notice
 Financial statement for August,...
 Disbursements
 Resolution
 Financial statement for September,...
 Disbursements
 Resolution
 Financial statement for October,...
 Financial statement for November,...
 Resolution
 Financial statement for December,...
 Disbursements
 Resolution
 Financial statement for January,...
 Disbursements
 Resolution
 Financial statement for February,...
 Disbursements
 Resolution
 Agreement
 Financial statement for March,...
 Resolution
 Agreement
 Trustees of the internal improvement...
 Financial statement for April,...
 Disbursements
 Notice
 Financial statement for May,...
 Disbursements
 Notice
 Financial statement for June,...
 Disbursements
 Financial statement for July,...
 Resolution
 Financial statement for August,...
 Disbursements
 Resolution
 Notice
 Resolution
 Financial statement for September,...
 Disbursements
 Resolution
 Trustees deed
 Resolution
 Notice
 Resolution
 Financial statement for October,...
 Disbursements
 Resolution
 Financial statement for November,...
 Disbursements
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 1933-34






Title: Minutes of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund, State of Florida
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 Material Information
Title: Minutes of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund, State of Florida
Alternate Title: Minutes and financial transactions of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida
Physical Description: v. : maps ; 22-25 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida -- Trustees of Internal Improvement Fund
Publisher: T.J. Appleyard, state printer
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Publication Date: 1919-
Frequency: biennial
regular
 Subjects
Subject: Drainage -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Public works -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
 Notes
Summary: Includes also Financial statement.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 12 (1917/18)-
Issuing Body: Published under authority of Trustees by ... Secretary.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00053733
Volume ID: VID00004
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 001588686
oclc - 01321456
notis - AHL2656
lccn - sn 85063880
 Related Items
Preceded by: Minutes of the Trustees Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Page 1
    Title Page
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    Trustees' minutes for 1931
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    Disbursements
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    Financial statement for January, 1931
        Page 21
    Disbursements
        Page 22
    Resolution
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    Notice
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    Financial statement for February, 1931
        Page 35
    Disbursements
        Page 36
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    Resolution
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    Financial statement for March, 1931
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    Disbursements
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    Resolution
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    Notice
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    Resolution
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    Financial statement for April, 1931
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    Disbursements
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    Resolution
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    Notice
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    Resolution
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    Financial statement for May, 1931
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    Disbursements
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    Resolution
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    Financial statement for June, 1931
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    Resolution
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    Notice
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    Financial statement for July, 1931
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    Resolution
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    Statement of account
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    Financial statement for August, 1931
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    Disbursements
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    Resolution
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    Financial statement for September, 1931
        Page 203
    Disbursements
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    Resolution
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    Financial statement for October, 1931
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    Disbursements
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    Resolution
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    Parcels privately owned
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    Financial statement for November, 1931
        Page 249
    Disbursements
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    Resolution
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    Trustees' minutes for 1932
        Page 259
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    Resolution
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    Financial statement for January, 1932
        Page 283
    Disbursements
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    Financial statement for February, 1932
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    Disbursements
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    Resolution
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    Notice
        Page 316
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    Financial statement for March, 1932
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    Financial statement for April, 1932
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    Disbursements
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    Financial statement for May, 1932
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    Resolution
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    Financial statement for June, 1932
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    Disbursements
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    Resolution
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    Notice
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    Financial statement for July, 1932
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    Disbursements
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    Financial statement for August, 1932
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    Financial statement for September, 1932
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    Disbursements
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    Resolution
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    Notice
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    Resolution
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    Financial statement for October, 1932
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    Resolution
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    Financial statement for November, 1932
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    Disbursements
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    Trustees' minutes for 1933
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    Resolution
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    Financial statement for January, 1933
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    Financial statement for February, 1933
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    Financial statement for March, 1933
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    Financial statement for April, 1933
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    Resolution
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    Notice
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    Financial statement for May, 1933
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    Disbursements
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    Financial statement for June, 1933
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    Disbursements
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    Resolution
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    Notice
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    Financial statement for August, 1933
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    Disbursements
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    Resolution
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    Financial statement for September, 1933
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    Disbursements
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    Resolution
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    Financial statement for October, 1933
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    Financial statement for November, 1933
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    Resolution
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    Financial statement for December, 1933
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    Disbursements
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    Resolution
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    Financial statement for January, 1934
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    Disbursements
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    Resolution
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    Financial statement for February, 1934
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    Disbursements
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    Resolution
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    Agreement
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    Financial statement for March, 1934
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    Resolution
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    Agreement
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    Trustees of the internal improvement fund of the state of Florida
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    Financial statement for April, 1934
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    Disbursements
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    Notice
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    Financial statement for May, 1934
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    Disbursements
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    Notice
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    Financial statement for June, 1934
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    Disbursements
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MINUTES
OF THE

TRUSTEES
OF THE

Internal Improvement

Fund

State of Florida


VOLUME XIX

From January 1, 1931 to December 31, 1934
Published Under Authority of Trustees Internal
Improvement Fund.









TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA
1935









MINUTES
OF THE

TRUSTEES
OF THE

Internal Improvement

Fund

State of Florida


VOLUME XIX


From January 1, 1931 to December 31, 1934
Published Under Authority of Trustees Internal
Improvement Fund.









TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA












TRUSTEES MINUTES FOR 1931


Tallahassee, Florida, January 7, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met
on this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Doyle E. Carlton, Governor.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Fred H. Davis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
The Minutes of the Trustees of December 31, 1930 pre-
sented and approved.

Mr. Elliot presented letter from Vernon Price-Williams,
together with check in the sum of $4,000.00 in payment
for Six Oil Leases dated March 24th, 1930, time of pay-
ment having been extended to January 1st, 1931. Mr.
Price-Williams stated that owing to bank failures in Mi-
ami he was requesting on behalf of Robert G. Holgate
and himself extension of Ninety days on all other leases
in their names, including payment due January 24th on
the six leases above referred to.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees agreed
to grant the Ninety days extension on all leases held by
Mr. Price-Williams and Mr. Holgate.

Mr. Elliot presented letter from Francis S. Whitten of
Miami, representing Islands Incorporated, making appli-
cation to lease for Oil and Gas those parts of Old Tampa
Bay between Rocky Point and Booths Point and extend-
ing from the shore line to contour at minus 9 feet; also
a tract lying South of Gandy Bridge and North of Rail-
way Docks at Port Tampa extending from the shore line
to contour minus 9 feet, offering Five Cents per acre per
annum taxes and the usual royalty for oil and gas.
Mr. Whitten also made application to lease the bottoms
of Tampa Bay lying between Gandy Bridge and Rocky
Point, provided Messrs. Harris and Lyons fail to exercise
option they hold on this territroy. For this lease he












offers Five Cents per acre per annum and the usual roy-
alty. Mr. Whitten agrees to pay two years taxes in ad-
vance; payment to be deducted from his credit with the
Trustees.
Upon discussion the Trustees decided to withhold action
and directed the Secretary to notify Messrs. Harris and
Lyons that unless action is taken within a reasonable time
their option to lease the bay bottoms will be cancelled;
also the Secretary to ascertain from Messrs. Harris and
Lyons if there would be any objection to Mr. Whitten
leasing adjacent to their option if same is exercised.

Mr. Elliot presented letter from Francis S. Whitten re-
questing that the two wells now being drilled in the
vicinity of Cedar Key be considered as the two wells re-
quired to be drilled under the terms of his lease, covering
lands at Cedar Key.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees agreed
to the above request upon Mr. Elliot ascertaining that there
would be no conflict.

Mr. Elliot presented letter from Francis S. Whitten
requesting that the Trustees add to his lease a clause, giv-
ing him the right to prospect for and mine any and all
other minerals, such as sulphur, potash, phosphorus or
phosphoric acid, which may be encountered; considera-
tion to be a one-eighth royalty paid in manner similar to
payments for oil.
Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees agreed
to grant Mr. Whitten's request as to mining for minerals
above referred to.

Mr. Elliot reported that Mr. McIntosh, Counsel, and
himself had prepared forms for two classes of tax deeds
issued by the Trustees, which will take the place of three
old forms heretofore used.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees adopted
the amended deed forms and authorized the Secretary to
have 500 copies of each form printed.

The Land Department presented two bids for Lot 10,
Section 29, Township 3 South, Range 27 East, 22 acres in
Duval County; said land being three miles from the town
of Sunbeam and seven miles South of Jacksonville.













Upon motion of Mr. Davis, seconded and adopted, the
Trustees directed that Mr. Richardson, Land Agent, make
investigation of the land and report before action is taken.

Financial Statement for the month of December 1930
was presented and ordered placed of record:
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR DECEMBER 1930
Balance in Fund December 1, 1930. $ 65,012.72
From land sales under Ch. 9131,
Acts of 1923, and Ch. 10024, Acts
of 1925 ....................... 1,409.86
Receipts on account of various land
sales ......................... 3,234.03
From sale of Minutes ............ 5.50
From sale of Volume II and III ... 1.00
Refund on account of overpayment
of drainage taxes ............. .64
Refund by General Revenue, account
payment on loan (Comptroller's
Warrant No. 67322) .......... 50,000.00
From sale of shell and gravel .. 140.21
Rental of lands ............................ ............... 250.00
From mineral leases ............. 25.00
From gas and oil leases ........... 52.48

$120,131.44
Less disbursements .............. 116,057.79

Balance on hand January 1, 1931.. $ 4,073.65
RECAPITULATION
Cash and cash items .............$ 1,000.00
Balances in banks ............... 3,073.65

$ 4,073.65

BALANCES IN BANKS JANUARY 1, 1931
Atlantic National Bank, Jacksonville, Fla. .........$ 191.97
Barnett National Bank, Jacksonville, Fla. ......... 188.59
Florida National Bank, Jacksonville, Fla. ......... 770.32
American National Bank, Pensacola, Fla. ............ 215.03
First National Bank, Miami, Fla. ................................ 159.58













Capital City Bank, Tallahassee, Fla. ..........................
The Exchange Bank, Tallahassee, Fla. ....................
Lewis State Bank, Tallahassee, Fla. ...........................
Central Farmers Tr. Co., West Palm Beach,
F la ..........................................................


$


DISBURSEMENTS


Check
No.
8323
8324


Dec. 9, 8325
Dec. '17, 8326
8327

8328
8329
8330
8331

8332
8333
8334
8335
8336
8337
8338
Dec. 22, 8339
8340
8341

Dec. 23, 8342
8343
8344
8345
8346
8347
8348
8349
Dec. 31, 8350


In Favor of:
W. H. May, postmaster ....$
W. L. Stanley, V. P. S. A.
L. Ry. Co. .............
E. B. Leatherman, C. C. C...
V. E. Douglas, C. C. C ....
South Hastings Drainage
District .................
E. B. Leatherman, C. C. C...
Western Union Telegraph Co.
Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. ..
Southern Telephone and Con-
struction Co. ............
Miles Warren, C. C. C ....
Tropical Sun Publishing Co.
The Lake Worth Leader ....
Cancelled .................
Pentland, Robertson & Heuser
A. R. Richardson .........
Union Labor News .........
W. C. Foster Company ....
Canceled ..................
Chase National Bank of New
York City ...............
W. V. Knott, State Treasurer
D o ..... .................
Do .....................
Cancelled ............... .
W. V. Knott, State Treasurer
D o ......................
D o ......................
D o .......................
F. C. Elliot, Secretary .....


539.26
486.84
455.51

66.55

3,073.65


Amount
67.44

11.30
2,685.41
313.80

39.24
621.03
1.64
1.37

7.60
5.50
22.75
17.55

350.00
273.72
17.50
129.43


59,000.00
22,800.00
1,200.00
1,700.00

1,800.00
14,000.00
4,000.00
4,500.00
325.00


Date
1930
Dec. 2,












8351 A. R. Richardson .......... 333.34
8352 M. C. McIntosh ........... 229.16
8353 F. E. Bayless ............ 233.34
8354 C. B. Gwynn ............. 300.00
8355 L. M. Ausley ............. 175.00
8356 A. C. Bridges ............. 80.00
8357 Jentye Dedge .............. 75.00
8358 Mrs. Bertha W. Bohler .... 83.33
8359 H. L. Shearer ............. 175.00
8360 R. W. Ervin .............. 233.34
8361 F. P. Jackson ............. 175.00
8362 M. O. Barco .............. 75.00

$116,057.79
DR.
NOTE.-From Everglades Drainage Commis-
sioners-$66,505.22; account payment of 1930
taxes, credited by Trustees, as payment on
$300,000.00 Drainage Board note. Cross
Entry made by Trustees Cheek No. 8363 ...$ 66,505.22
CR.
Check 8363 ............................ $ 66,505.22
Cross Entry representing payment of 1930
taxes by Trustees and the amount credited
by Trustees as payment on $300,000.00 Drain-
age Board Note.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DOYLE E. CARLTON,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, January 14, 1931.
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.
Minutes of the Trustees of January 7th, 1931, presented
and approved.











On December 16, 1930 Mr. M. C. McIntosh, Counsel for
Trustees, was directed to foreclose mortgage against land
purchased by W. L. Houchins in Entry No. 17045, cov-
ering Lots 7, 8, and 11, Section 25, Township 43 South,
Range 36 East, on which purchase Mr. Houchins has not
kept up his payments, principal, interest or taxes, for
several years. Mr. Bayless reported that taxes due on
the property amount to $1102.09 plus certificate held by
W. C. Foster Company now being redeemed. Mr. McIn-
tosh stated that it would be necessary to have abstract
before proceeding with foreclosure.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees direct-
ed that no further taxes be paid on the land at this time,
but authorized Mr. McIntosh to secure abstract and pro-
ceed with foreclosure of the mortgage.

Mr. Bayless of the Land Department, stated that A. R.
Richardson, Land Agent, had filed report on application
of Wideman and Wideman for purchase of land in Lake
Worth for Mrs. Frances P. Bolton.
Upon discussion, Mr. Davis made the motion that the
Land Department advise Mr. Wideman that the Trustees
decline to sell the said land at the price offered-$100.00
per acre-but upon receipt of higher offer same would
be considered. Seconded and upon vote adopted.

The Land Department presented letter from Mr. Ben
Herr of West Palm Beach, offering $7.50 per acre cash
for the N1/2 of NE/4 of Section 1, Township 44 South,
Range 38 East-40 acres in Palm Beach County..
Upon motion of Mr. Mayo, seconded and adopted, the
offer was declined.
Mr. McIntosh, Counsel for Trustees, and Mr. Richard-
son, Land Agent, reported that pursuant to instructions
they had investigated the taking of sand and shell at Tampa
and Bradenton; that two firms at Tampa were taking
sand without permit, and one firm at Tampa was taking
shell without permit; that Bradenton Dredging Company
of Bradenton was taking shell from Manatee River with-
out permit. Mr. McIntosh stated that he had received a
letter from Dewey A. Dye, attorney of Bradenton, relative
to Bradenton Dredging Company and was directed to
advise Mr. Dye that the Trustees would consider granting














his client permit for taking shell at the usual price of 5c
per cubic yard, upon payment of the nominal amount
of $25.00 for shell already taken; the lease to provide for
a minimum monthly payment of $5.00, with Surety Bond
to guarantee faithful accounting.
With reference to the sand and shell operators at Tampa
Mr. McIntosh was directed to make further investigation
as to the status of these operators.

SMr. Elliot presented letter from Kinzie Brothers Steam-
er Line requesting the Trustees to reduce the monthly
payment on his lease to $15.00.
Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees agreed
to make the monthly payment on said lease $15.00. Mr.
Elliot was requested to so advise Kinzie Brothers Steamer
Line.
Mr. Elliot presented letter from H. O. Sebring, sub-
mitting proposition to lease land in the Everglades, on
which taxes are unpaid, from which to cut certain grasses.
Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees re-
ferred the matter to Mr. Elliot for disposition.

Mr. Elliot presented letters from several parties re-
questing that certificated lands being advertised for sale
on the 28th instant, be withdrawn from sale as they were
the original owners and did not wish to lose the land.
It was the sense of the Trustees that they could not
withdraw from sale any lands being advertised, but con-
sideration would be given the requests on date of sale.

Mr. Elliot presented letter from Francis S. Whitten
relative to Cedar Key Oil Lease issued to Islands In-
corporated.
It was the sense of the Trustees that the two wells now
in process of drilling at Cedar Key, but not on leased
premises, be considered as the two wells required in Mr.
Whitten's lease, except that the royalty provision will not
apply to said wells; however, in the event gas or oil should
be encountered in commercial quantities in the said wells,
of which the Trustees will be the judge, Lessee agrees to
begin construction of a well on the leased premises and
complete same to a depth of 4000 feet within two years.
The Secretary was directed to notify Mr. Whitten of this
action.













The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
Western Union Telegraph Co., Tallahassee, Fla. ......$ 4.44
Postal Telegraph-Cable Co., Tallahassee, Fla. ............ 2.58
Southern Telephone & Constr. Co., Tallahassee, Fla. 8.25
W. T. Oliver, Clerk, Punta Gorda, Fla. ....................... 1.45
M. C. McIntosh, Counsel, Tallahassee, Fla. .................. 13.65
A. R. Richardson, Tallahassee, Fla. .................................... 97.73
Metropolis Publishing Co., Miami, Fla. .............................. 100.10
The M iami H erald, M iami, Fla. ................................................ 39.28

$267.48
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, January 16, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Doyle E. Carlton, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Fred H. Davis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
Mr. Ben Shepard of Miami, representing Ocean Beach
Realty Company, came before the Trustees relative to the
proposition presented on several former occasions for ad-
justment of transaction wherein his company acquired title
to what was supposed to be 186.32 acres of land in Section
4, Township 54 South, Range 42 East, patented to the
State in 1855 by the United States Government. Mr. Shep-
ard stated that he desired to amend his former proposi-
tion by offering to purchase at a nominal price 54.75 acres
of submerged land in said Section 4, and in consideration
therefore would quit-claim all equity in the supposed 186.32
acres, except 271/2 acres previously disposed of by his
company.
Upon discussion of the proposition the Trustees, upon
motion seconded and adopted, agreed to quit-claim to Mr.
Shepard's company the 54.75 acres of submerged land













in the SW corner of Section 4, Township 54 South, Rbnge
42 East, at a price of $75.00 per acre, on condition that the
Trustees receive quit-claim deed to all the remainder of
land in said Section 4, except the 271/2 acres above re-
ferred to. The proposition was accepted by Mr. Shepard
and the Land Department directed to prepare the neces-
sary papers for execution.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DOYLE E. CARLTON,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, January 19, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Doyle E. Carlton, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Fred H. Davis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
Dr. J. H. Pittman of West Palm Beach appeared before
the Trustees and requested that they allow him some ad-
justment on his Entry No. 17266 covering Section 9,
Township 43 South, Range 37 East, originally purchased
in the name of Kretex Realty Company; said land being
sold for a consideration of $90.00 per acre with a cash pay-
ment of $14,400.00 and mortgage given for $43,200.00.
The Trustees agreed to the following:
1. Allow Dr. Pittman the privilege of paying taxes on
the entire section, reconveying three-fourths, whereupon
the Trustees would release mortgage which would auto-
matically give him clear title to 160 acres;
2. Or allow him the privilege of selecting any portion
of said section, the minimum acreage to be two and one-
half acres (in any one parcel) and have a partial release
of mortgage executed covering same, provided he would
pay taxes on the area to be released and also pay the pro-
rata amount due under the mortgage on said lands.












Mr. M. C. McIntosh, Counsel for Trustees, stated that
he was making investigation of status of firms taking sand
and shell at Tampa, and reported that Mr. Richardson,
Land Agent, had suggested that Sand-Shell Transporta-
tion Company, Inc., and Shell Products Company be grant-
ed permits at the usual price of 5c per cubic yard, and
a minimum monthly payment of $25.00, provided each
company pays the sum of $150.00 for shell already taken;
and that Alafia Sand Company be granted a permit for
taking sand at the usual price of 5c per cubic yard with
the minimum monthly payment of $25.00, provided they
pay the sum of $100.00 for sand already taken.
Mr. McIntosh was directed to communicate with the
above companies with reference to their securing permits
and for making payments mentioned for past operations
as above outlined; also to continue his investigation as
to status of these companies, as formerly directed.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.

DOYLE E. CARLTON,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, January 20, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Doyle E. Carlton, Governor.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Fred H. Davis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
B. H. Dickens and J. S. Shirey came before the Trustees
and presented request for extension of time in construc-
tion of Button factory in the State of Florida, as required
in lease dated February 19, 1930, and also requested that
the requirement for $100,000.00 plant be changed.
Upon consideration of the subject, the Trustees agreed
to grant extension of Ninety (90) days for completing the
Cutting Plant and an extension of Twelve (12) months
for completion of Finishing Plant; also agreed to execute













supplement to Shell Lease, modifying the clause speci-
fying $100,000.00 Plant, by providing for a -Plant of suf-
ficient capacity to take care of and make into the finished
product all shell gathered by said Company within the
State of Florida. The above accepted by Dickens and
Shirey and associates.

The following bill approved and ordered paid:
Southern Drainage District, Miami, Fla.
Taxes for 1929 on Trustees lands .........$ 2,653.50
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DOYLE E. CARLTON,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, January 26, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Doyle E. Carlton, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Fred H. Davis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
W. C. Hodges and R. M. Jones were present and re-
quested the Trustees to take action on their proposition
submitted December 31, 1930, in which they requested,
that upon reconveyance of title, satisfactory to the Trus-
tees, of all the 778 acres of land in Broward and Dade
Counties, originally sold to Frank J. Kelly, the Trustees
refund to Mr. Jones $54,800.00, out of which amount will
be paid all taxes assessed against the lands since date of
conveyance to original purchaser.
Papers having been submitted on December 31, 1930,
showing in what manner reconveyance of the land is to be
made, Mr. McIntosh, Counsel for Trustees, submitted his
report which was read and ordered filed.
Upon discussion of the subject, the Trustees agreed
to refund the amount of $1,000.00 to Mr. Jones and cancel
notes and mortgage against the land, upon title to said













778 acres being re-vested in the State, subject to the
taxes; or if Mr. Jones desires to retain the land, the
Trustees agree to cancel notes and mortgage and de-
liver deed to Mr. Jones, upon payment by him of $100.00
and the outstanding taxes on the said land. Mr. Hodges
and Mr. Jones were notified of the action of the Trustees.

Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees au-
thorized the Attorney General to pursue course sug-
gested by him in handling the suit of Miami Corpora-
tion.

Mr. Mayo reported that he had attended a meeting of
orange growers and interested parties at Citra, relative
to establishing the level of Orange Lake.
Upon considering Mr. Mayo's report the Trustees re-
quested Mr. Elliot to go to Orange Lake and make an
examination of conditions and report his recommenda-
tions back to the board.
Mr. Mayo moved that Mr. Shands be advised of condi-
tions in the Orange Lake section and requested to carry
out his contract. Seconded and upon vote adopted.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DOYLE E. CARLTON,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, January 28, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Fred H. Davis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
Mr. McIntosh, Counsel, presented letter from Braden-
ton Dredging Company requesting the Trustees to make
the minimum monthly payment on shell lease $10.00 in-
stead of $25.00 and the rate of royalty 5c per cubic yard
instead of by the ton.










15

The Trustees agreed to the above changes and direct-
ed that Permit be prepared accordingly.

Mr. Elliot presented letter from Tom Norfleet making
application for extension of time in making payment on
Oil Lease.
Upon discussion of the subject, and in view of the fact
that Mr. Norfleet has never made any payment on the
lease and two extensions have already been granted him,
the Trustees agreed to allow Mr. Norfleet a final ex-
tension of Thirty (30) days from the 29th day of Jan-
uary, 1931, within which time he is to make payment of
$500.00, and Ninety (90) days within which to make pay-
ment of $2000.00; other payments to be made in ac-
cordance with terms of the lease.

Mr. Elliot presented telegram from Wilson Trammell
of Miami, requesting extension of Thirty (30) days on
his oil lease upon payment of $100.00.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the extension of
Thirty (30) days was ordered granted upon payment of
$100.00.

The Trustees having advertised for sale on this date
certain lands in Broward, Dade, Glades, Hendry, High-
lands, Martin, Okeechobee, and Palm Beach Counties,
title to which has vested in the Trustees on account of
non-payment of Everglades Drainage District taxes, bids
were called for.
The Secretary presented a number of bids which had
been received. The Trustees considered all bids and di-
rected that sales be made in accordance with action here-
tofore taken.

Mr. C. R. Shaw of Quincy came before the Trustees
and requested to be advised if any further action is
taken with reference to changing the water level of Or-
ange Lake, and that he be given an opportunity to be
heard before any change is made.
The Trustees advised Mr. Shaw that Mr. Elliot was
going to Orange Lake to make investigation of condi-
tions and would make report upon his return.












A. R. Richardson, Land Agent, having been requested
to make investigation of Lot 10, Section 29, Township 3
South, Range 27 East-Duval County, reported that the
land was worth $30.00 per acre.
The Trustees having received two bids on this land,
Mr. Davis moved that the Land Office notify Mrs. L. A.
Martin and W. A. Hutson that the highest bid above
$30.00 per acre would be accepted. Seconded and upon
vote adopted.

Mr. A. R. Richardson reported that Jas. W. Neal, Ex-
aminer of the United States General Land Office, ex-
pected several representatives of the General Land Off-
ice and possibly the Secretary of the Interior to visit the
State during February in connection with public land
matters.
The Trustees directed Mr. Richardson to give the said
party every assistance possible on their visit to Florida.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary ......................$ 325.00
A. R. Richardson, Field Agent, Salary & Ex-
pense Account .......................... 524.89
M. C. McIntosh, Counsel, Salary & Expense
Account ................................ 238.41
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk .................. 233.34
C. B. Gwynn, Chief Land Clerk ............ 300.00
L. M. Ausley, Extra Help .................. 175.00
A. C. Bridges, Accountant .................. 80.00
Jentye Dedge, Assistant Secretary .......... 75.00
Mrs. Berta W. Bohler, Stenographer ........ 83.33
H. L. Shearer, Tax Clerk .................. 175.00
R. W. Ervin, Gen. Utility Man .............. 233.34
F. P. Jackson, Extra Help ..;............. 175.00
M. O. Barco, Secretary to the Secretary ...... 75.00
Robert Wynn, Janitor ..................... 40.00
W. H. May, Postmaster, Tallahassee, Fla .... 10.00
Frank A. Bryan, C. C. C., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 1.65
J. P. Moore, Tax Collector, Moore Haven, Fla. 8.21
Sugar Bowl Drainage District, Palmetto, Fla. 475.62
Ft. Lauderdale News, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. .. 76.50
The Hendry County News, LaBelle, Fla ....... 16.50
Pompano News, Pompano, Fla ............... 26.75
The Palm Beach Times, West Palm Beach, Fla. 18.50
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The Lake Worth Herald Pub. Co., Lake Worth,
Fla. .................................... 17.50
The Lake Worth Leader, Lake Worth, Fla... 17.00
Metropolis Publishing Co., Miami, Fla. ....... 157.85
Miami Post Publishing Co., Miami, Fla ....... 22.00
The Everglades News, Canal Point, Fla. .... 16.00
The Okeechobee News, Okeechobee, Fla ....... 48.00
The Palm Beach Post, West Palm Beach, Fla. 49.50
Stuart Daily News, Stuart, Fla. .... 20.50
Pilot Press, Inc., Avon Park, Fla. ........ 6.00
The Delray Beach News, Delray Beach, Fla. .. 19.50
Glades Printing Co., Inc., Moore Haven, Fla. 40.50
Chase National Bank, New York City ........ 50.00

$ 3,831.39
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, February 4, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Doyle E. Carlton, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Fred H. Davis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
The Minutes of the Trustees of January 14th, 16th,
19th, 20th, 26th and 28th, 1931, presented and approved.

The Chief Drainage Engineer submitted written report
covering examination of Orange Lake in reference to
water levels in connection with a certain agreement dated
November 26th, 1929, between the Trustees and Mr. T.
W. Shands. This agreement provides for the construc-
tion of such works as may be necessary to preserve a
normal water level in Orange Lake West of the lands
contracted to be conveyed to Mr. Shands.













Pursuant to report of the Chief Drainage Engineer,
setting forth the request of the land owners, it was the
decision of the Trustees to permit Mr. Shands to construct
and operate a spillway 100 feet wide, having its crest
1.5 feet below a water level indicated by a certain ref-
erence mark on the east side of the north abutment of
the concrete highway bridge at Orange Lake crossing,
conditioned that that part of the Agreement with Mr.
Shands in reference to preserving normal water level of
Orange Lake be suspended for such time as may be nec-
essary to determine the suitability of the structure for
the purpose intended in accordance with opinion of ad-
jacent land owners from observation of its operation
within a period not to exceed three years from this date,
and that if prior to the expiration of three years, no valid
objections shall have been interposed by affected property
owners, the said works shall be accepted by the Trustees
as satisfactory for carrying out the provisions in refer-
ence to water levels of Orange Lake as set forth in
Agreement above referred to.

Mr. Robert Pentland, auditor, having reported to the
members of the Drainage Board present the financial
condition of the Drainage District, Mr. Davis, Attorney
General, moved that the Trustees request Mr. Pentland
to present recommendations for reducing expenses of
the District, the Trustees being financially interested in
the Everglades Drainage District. Motion seconded and
adopted.
Mr. Pentland was requested to submit his recommenda-
tions.

Mr. M. C. McIntosh, Counsel, reported that the cost for
securing abstract in the Houchins foreclosure suit would
be $17.50.
The Trustees authorized MVr. McIntosh to have the
abstract prepared.

Mr. M. C. McIntosh, Counsel, reported with reference
to Sand and Shell companies at Tampa operating with-
out permits from the Trustees.
Upon discussion of the subject the Trustees directed
Mr. McIntosh, if necessary, to bring injunction proceed-













ings against the said companies and ask for an account-
ing for sand already taken.

The Land Department presented request from Mr. John
M. Sutton for payment of commissions in the sum of
$116.50.
The Trustees directed that the check be issued to Mr.
Sutton covering the above commissions.

The Land Department presented letter from Lake
Worth Inlet District, making application for permit to
control and police the lake.bottom adjacent to the Yacht
Basin in Lake Worth, taking in about 36 acres, submit-
ting that it was necessary to have this permit in order to
protect their property.

Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees
agreed to issue said permit to Lake Worth Inlet District
and it was ordered that same be prepared for execution.

The Land Department presented letter from Mr. Tom
Conley of Okeechobee, making application for his client
to purchase 40 acres of Lake bottom land in the Eagle
Bay section, being the Fractional NW1/ of NE1/4 outside
the meander line in Section 4, Township 38 South, Range
35 East, Okeechobee County. Mr. Conley offered $20.00
per acre for the land.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees agreed
to sell the above land to Mr. Conley's client at a price
of $20.00 per acre cash. The Land Department was di-
rected to so advise Mr. Conley.

Telegrams from Mr. Tom Norfleet were presented, re-
questing the Trustees to re-consider action taken on the
28th of January and allow him longer extension for mak-
ing payment on oil lease.
In view of the fact that extensions have already been
granted Mr. Norfleet and that nothing has ever been
paid on the lease, the Trustees were of the opinion that
they could not make additional extensions. The Secre-
tary was directed to notify Mr. Norfleet that action of
January 28th would stand, except that the extension
would be dated from February 4th, 1931.

The proposition of granting further extensions on oil
leases in the State was up for consideration. Upon












motion seconded and adopted the Trustees ordered that
no further extensions be granted and that all leases be
terminated at expiration date if payments are not made
promptly.
Mr. Charles A. Goldsmith of Tallahassee made applica-
tion for sand and shell lease on the Apalachicola River,
extending a few miles above Bristol and running three
miles below Bristol.
Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees di-
rected that the matter be taken up with Mr. Elliot and
Mr. McIntosh and if no objections the lease be granted.

W. T. Wallis, Jr., of West Palm Beach, representing
Brown Company of Portland, Maine, came before the
Trustees and called attention to the fact that deed ex-
ecuted to Brown Company dated June 1930 did not con-
tain certain rights along the canal banks as set forth in
agreement between the Trustees and Brown Company
dated June 6, 1923. Mr. Wallis requested that Mr. Mc-
Intosh, Counsel be authorized to prepare permit cover-
ing these rights.
Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees re-
ferred the matter to Mr. McIntosh for preparing permit
to take care of rights on canal banks contemplated in
the above agreement.

W. T. Wallis, Jr., representing Brown Company, re-
quested the Trustees to assist his company in blocking
up their holdings by exchange of certain sections of
land, and asked that the Land Agent be directed to re-
port as to the value of the proposed exchanges.
Upon consideration, the Trustees made Mr. Wallis a
proposition to sell Brown Company the section desired at
a price of $15.00 per acre, or exchange section owned by
the State for section owned by Brown Company on an
acre for acre basis upon payment to the Trustees by said
Company of $10.00 per acre difference.
Mr. Wallis requested that he be allowed to take the mat-
ter up with his clients before accepting the proposition,
which was granted.

Senator S. W. Getzen requested the Trustees to grant
to Dade Memorial Park a right-of-way through State land
for construction of a highway.













Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees di-
rected that the right-of-way be granted, subject to ap-
proval of Counsel for the Trustees.

Financial Statement for the month of January, 1931 was
presented and ordered placed of record:
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR JANUARY, 1931
Balance in fund January 1, 1931......$ 4,073.65
Receipts on account various land
sales ........................... ...... ...................... ... ...... 7,696.53
From sale of sand, shell and gravel.. 363.18
From land sales under Ch. 9131,
Acts of 1923, and Ch. 10024, Acts
of 1925 ............................................................. ...... 15,678.89
Interest on deposits for quarter end-
ing Dec. 31, 1930 .............._.......... 335.69
Receipts on account of oil leases ......... 4,000.82
Refund by Bay Biscayne Imp. Co.
a/c Advt. land sales .............................. 100.10
From sale of Minutes .................................... .50
From redemption Pelican Lake Sub-
Drainage Dist. Bond No. 24,
matured 12-31-1930 .................................... 500.00

$32,749.36
Less Disbursements ................................... 6,752.37

Balance on hand February 1, 1931... $25,996.99
RECAPITULATION
Cash and Cash Items ...................................$ 1,000.00
Balances in Banks ....................................... 24,996.99
$25,996.99
BALANCES IN BANKS FEBRUARY 1, 1931
Atlantic National Bank, Jacksonville, Fla. ............$ 198.43
Barnett National Bank, Jacksonville, Fla. ........ 197.56
Florida National Bank, Jacksonville, Fla. .......... 21,612.85
American National Bank, Pensacola, Fla. ................. 238.31
First National Bank, Miami, Fla. ................................... 169.18
Capital City Bank, Tallahassee, Fla. .............................. 1,543.04
The Exchange Bank, Tallahassee, Fla. ........................ 489.27













Lewis State Bank, Tallahassee, Fla. ............................. 477.31
Central Farmers Tr. Co., West Palm Beach, Fla. 71.04

$24,996.99
DISBURSEMENTS


Check
No.
8364
8365
8366


8367
8368
8369
8370
8371
Jan. 21, 8372
Jan. 31, 8373
8374
8375
8376
8377
8378
8379
8380
8381
8382
8383
8384
8385
8386
8387
8388
8389
8390
8391
8392
8393
8394
8395
8396
8397
8398
8399


Date
1931
Jan. 16,


In Favor of: Amount
W western Union Telegraph Co.......$ 4.44
Postal Telegraph-Cable Co................ 2.58
Southern Telephone & Construe-
tion C o. ............................ .... ......................... 8.25
W T. Oliver, C. C. C. ........................ 1.45
M. C. McIntosh .......................................... 13.65
A. R. Richardson .................................... 97.73
Metropolis Publishing Co. ............... 100.10
The Miami Herald .................................... 39.28
Southern Drainage District ......... 2,653.50
F. C. Elliot ...................................................... 325.00
A. R. Richardson .................................. 524.89
M. C. McIntosh ....................................... 238.41
F. E. Bayless ............................................ 233.34
C. B. Gwynn ................................................ 300.00
L. M. Ausley ................................................ 175.00
A. C. Bridges ................................................ 80.00
Jentye Dedge ............................................ 75.00
Mrs. Berta W Bohler ........................ 83.33
H. L. Shearer ............................................ 175.00
R. W Ervin ............................................... 233.34
F. P. Jackson ....................................... ... 175.00
M. O. Barco ................................................... 75.00
Robt. W ynn ................................................... 40.00
W H. May, Postmaster ..................... 10.00
Frank A. Bryan, C. C. C. ................ 1.65
J. P. Moore, T. C. .................................... 8.21
Sugar Bowl Drainage District... 475.62
Ft. Lauderdale News ........................... 76.50
The H ndry County News ............ 16.50
Pompano News .......................................... 26.75
The Palm Beach Times .................. 18.50
Lake Worth Herald .............................. 17.50
Lake W orth Leader .............................. 17.00
Metropolis Publishing Co. ............... 157.85
Miami Post Publishing Co. ............ 22.00
The Everglades News ........................... 16.00













Date Check
1931 No. In Favor of: Amount
8400 The Okeechobee News ........................... 48.00
8401 The Palm Beach Post ........................... 49.50
8402 Stuart Daily News ................................. 20.50
8403 The Pilot Press Inc ............................... 6.00
8404 The Delray Beach News .................. 19.50
8405 Glades Printing Co., Inc. ................. 40.50
8406 Chase National Bank, N. Y. .......... 50.00

$6,752.37
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DOYLE E. CARLTON,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, February 14, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Doyle E. Carlton, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
The Secretary reported that the list of lands owned by
the Trustees within Everglades Drainage District had been
prepared and was now ready to be certified to the Board
of Commissioners of Everglades Drainage District for
transmittal to the Tax Assessors. Whereupon the fol-
lowing Resolution was adopted:
RESOLUTION
.WHEREAS, Pursuant to Section 1593, Compiled Gen-
eral Laws of Florida, the Trustees of the Internal Im-
provement Fund of the State of Florida are required to
ascertain and certify the assessed value of lands of the
Internal Improvement Fund within Everglades Drainage
District, and the said Trustees having ascertained the
assessed valuation of said lands; Now, Therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED That the assessed value of lands
of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund as as-













certained by the said Trustees for the year 1931 be and
the same are hereby certified to the Board of Commis-
sioners of Everglades Drainage District as set forth on the
attached lists, which said lists are identified by the signa-
ture of the Governor and attested by the Secretary under
the seal of said Trustees.

The Secretary reported that the list of land owned by
the Trustees within Okeechobee Flood Control District
had been prepared and was now ready to be certified to
the Board of Commissioners of Okeechobee Flood Control
District for transmittal to the Tax Assessors. Whereupon
the following Resolution was adopted:
RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, Pursuant to Chapter 13711, Laws of Flor-
ida, Acts of 1929, the Trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment Fund of the State of Florida are required to ascer-
tain and certify the assessed value of lands of the Internal
Improvement Fund within Okeechobee Flood Control Dis-
trict to the Board of Commissioners of Okeechobee Flood
Control District, and the said Trustees having ascertained
the assessed valuation of said lands; Now, Therefore
BE IT RESOLVED That the assessed value of lands
of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund as as-
certained by the said Trustees for the year 1931 be and
the same are hereby certified to the Board of Commission-
ers of Okeechobee Flood Control District as set forth on
the attached lists, which said lists are identified by the
signature of the Governor and attested by the Secretary
under the seal of said Trustees.

Mr. M. C. McIntosh, Counsel for Trustees, presented
letter from E. M. Baynes, attorney for S. C. Raulerson,
offering $25.00 per acre for land on which Mr. Raulerson
has settled.
Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees de-
clined to sell the land at $25.00 per acre, but directed Mr.
McIntosh to notify Mr. Baynes that the land could be
purchased at a price of $50.00 per acre on contract.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
Postal Telegraph-Cable Co., Tallahassee, Fla. ......$ 3.39
The Southern Telephone & Construction Co.,
Tallahassee, Fla. ............................ ....... .. ....... 4.25












Western Union Telegraph Co., Tallahassee, Fla.... 2.34
J. O. Perkins Company, Inc., Tallahassee, Fla....... 7.50
The Tallahassee Office Supply Co., Tallahassee,
F la. ............................................... ............................................ ..... ........ 6.20
T. J. Appleyard, Inc., Tallahassee, Fla. .................. 20.25
Pentland, Robertson & Heuser, Jacksonville, Fla. 250.00
Arnold Printing Company, Jacksonville, Fla. ...... 55.00
J. M Sutton, W ashington, D. C. ...................................... 116.50
H. H. Hart, West Palm Beach, Fla. ............................. 37.19
Post Publishing Co. Inc., West Palm Beach, Fla. 23.00
The Pilot Press Inc., Avon Park, Fla. ....................... 12.00
The Miami Herald Publishing Co., Miami, Fla. 26.95
The Palm Beach Times, West Palm Beach, Fla.... 23.63
M C. M cIntosh, Tallahassee, Fla. .................................... 8.20
Chase National Bank, New York City ........................ 50,000.00
F. C. Elliot, Tallahassee, Fla. ............................................... 41.13

$50,637.53
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DOYLE E. CARLTON,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida., February 16, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Doyle E. Carlton, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
Charles A. Goldsmith of Tallahassee, Florida, made ap-
plication for permit to take marl clay from St. Joseph's Bay
in Gulf County, offering Five Cents (5c) per cubic yard
for clay as taken from the Bay and Twenty-five Cents
(25c) per thousand for brick made from the clay or the
manufactured product.
Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees agreed
to grant Mr. Goldsmith an exclusive lease for a period of
fifteen months, or to June 15, 1932, upon the above terms,
and conditions as contained in other sand leases, with












privilege of renewal at the expiration of said lease upon
terms and conditions to be agreed upon.

The Land Department presented letter from H. M.
Hampton of Ocala offering $10.00 per acre cash for 39.95
acres of land, East of Ocklawaha in Section 36, Township
16 South, Range 24 East-Marion County.
Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees agreed
to sell the land at a price of $12.50 per acre cash, and
directed the Land Department to so advise Mr. Hampton.

The Land Department presented two permits from the
War Department requesting permission to deposit spoil
material on State land in Glades County.
Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees agreed
to grant the permits and directed that same be executed
and forwarded.

The Land Department presented offer of $35.00 per acre
from Mrs. L. A. Martin for the purchase of Lot 10, Sec-
tion 29, Township 3 South, Range 27 East-Duval County.
Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the offer was ac,
cepted and the Land Department requested to issue deed.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DOYLE E. CARLTON,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, February 25, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
The Minutes of the Trustees for February 4th, 14th and
16th, 1931, presented and approved.

The Land Department presented letters from Robert G.
IHolgate and Thos. H. Horobin of Miami, but as only three













members were present the matters were held for action by
the entire membership.

The Trustees authorized the advertisement of certain tax
certificate lands held by the Trustees for non-payment of
Everglades Drainage District taxes. The Secretary was di-
rected to prepare the necessary lists for publication.

Mr. Elliot reported that nothing further had been re-
ceived from Messrs. Lyons and Harris relative to payment
on Oil Lease and that final notice had been given several
weeks ago.
The Trustees directed that the Secretary notify Lyons
and Harris that unless payment was received within one
week their option would be cancelled and the lands would
be subject to lease by other parties.

Mr. Elliot presented correspondence between W. C.
Hodges and the Attorney General, with further reference
to R. M. Jones request for adjustment on land purchase.
The matter was ordered held for a full membership to be
present.
Mr. M. C. McIntosh, Counsel, reported that a number
of. tax certificates were outstanding against land purchased
by 'W. L. Houchins, mortgage on which land, held by the
Trustees, is being foreclosed at this time.
Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees di-
rected that the outstanding tax certificates against this
land be taken up.
The Land Department presented letter from G. J. Grin-
stead of Branford, Florida, offering $2.50 per acre for land
in Section 3, Township 7 South, Range 14 East, Suwannee
County.
Upon motion, seconded and adopted the offer was de-
clined.

The Land Department presented letter from T. W.
Shands requesting that he be given extension of time for
payment due November 26, 1930, on Orange Lake land,
owing to the fact that all available money is being used
to construct the necessary protection works required by
the contract.
Upon discussion of the subject, Mr. Mayo moved that
the matter be held in statu quo pending construction of












the spillway and dyke required in the contract. Seconded
and upon vote adopted. The Land Department was di-
rected to so advise Mr. Shands.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary-Salary and Expense
A ccou nt .......................................................... .............................. $ 410.90
A R. Richardson, Field A gent ................................................ 333.34
M. C. McIntosh, Counsel, Salary and Expense Ac-
cou n t ............................................................................................................ 264 .36
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk ........................................ 233.34
C. B. Gwynn, Chief Land Clerk ............................................ 300.00
L. M A usley, Extra H elp ........................................................... 175.00
A. C. Bridges, Accountant ............................................... 80.00
Jentye Dedge, Assistant Secretary .................................... 75.00
Mrs. Berta W. Bohler, Stenographer .............................. 83.33
H. L. Shearer, Tax Clerk ....................................... 175.00
R. W. Ervin, Gen. Utility Man ................................................ 233.34
F. P. Jackson, Extra Help .................... .................... 175.00
M. O. Barco, Secretary to Secretary .................................... 75.00
R. C. Baker, Sheriff, West Palm Beach, Fla. ............ 6.50
The Gulf Stream Title & Guaranty Co., West
Palm Beach, Fla. ................................. .. 17.50

$2,637.61
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahasee, Florida, March 3, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Doyle E. Carlton, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Fred H. Davis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
The Trustees directed that the full salary of Marvin C.
McIntosh, as Counsel for the Trustees and for Board of












Commissioners of Everglades Drainage District, be placed
on the payroll of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund, effective March 1, 1931.

Attorney General Davis presented letter from D. F.
Baker of Miami, requesting the Trustees to allow him to
make payment on his Oil Lease in quarterly payments in
advance, instead of yearly payments and allow an exten-
sion of One year for commencing well on the leased
premises.
Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees agreed
to grant request of Mr. Baker.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DOYLE E. CARLTON,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, March 4, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Doyle E. Carlton, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Fred H. Davis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner .of Agriculture.
The Minutes of the Trustees of February 25th, 1931,
presented and approved.

Mr. Elliot presented request from East Coast Oil and
Natural Gas Company for extension of 60 days on pay-
ment due on Oil Lease.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees agreed
to make the Sixty (60) days extension as requested.

The Land Department presented report of A. R. Rich-
ardson, Land Agent, on the NE1/4 of SEl/4 of Section 5,
Township 21 South, Range 26 East, Lake County, applied
for by E. C. Roberts of Tallahassee, with an offer of
$200.00. Mr. Richardson reported that the land and tim-
ber were worth $500.00.












:Upon motion of Mr. Knott, seconded and adopted the
Trustees agreed to sell the timber to Mr. Roberts at a
price of $150.00.

The Trustees having been advised that D. 0. Wilson was
taking timber from State land in Washington County in
the SE1/4 of SW1/4 of Section 4, Township. 3 North, Range
14 West, directed Mr. Richardson, Land Agent to make
investigation. Mr. Richardson having submitted his report,
the Trustees agreed to accept $125.00 for the pine timber
taken by Mr. Wilson, together with timber still on the
land.

A. R. Richardson, Land Agent, having made investiga-
tion of the Hardwood on the SE/4 of SWi/4 of Section 4,
Township 3 North, Range 14 West, Washington County,
recommended that the said wood be sold at $2.00 per cord.
Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees agreed
to sell the hardwood.timber on the above described land
to Jules Brock of Chipley at a price of $2.00 per cord.

The Land Department presented letter from C. C. Culp
of Quincy, offering $75.00 for the NWI/ of SW1/, of Sec-
tion 23, Township 3 North, Range 3 West--40 acres in
Gadsden County.
The offer was declined and the Land Department di-
rected to so advise Mr. Culp.

The Land Department presented letters from Thos. H.
Horobin and Robert G. Holgate, but no action was taken
at this time.

J. T. Diamond, Secretary of the Board of Control, came
before the Trustees and requested that the land on which
the Everglades Experiment Station is located, being that
part of Section 3, Township 44 South, Range 37 East,
lying South and West of Hillsboro Canal, be deeded to the
State Board of Education for the Experiment Station.
Upon motion, seconded and adopted the Trustees agreed
to issue deed as requested.

J. T. Diamond, Secretary of the Board of Control, re-
quested the Trustees to deed to the State Board of Educa-
tion for the Deaf and Blind School at St. Augustine, ap-












proximately 100 acres of submerged land adjoining prop-
erty owned by the School.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees agreed
to deed the said land to the State Board of Education for
the Deaf and Blind School upon the Board of Control fur-
nishing survey and description of the land. Mr. Diamond
stated that the survey would be made and description fur-
nished the Trustees as desired.

J. T. Diamond, Secretary of the Board of Control, re-
quested the Trustees to take some action relative proposed
exchange with Southern Sugar Company for certain land
North of Hillsboro Canal in Section 3, Township 44 South,
Range 37 East, or in case exchange cannot be arranged
that the Trustees deed the State Board of Education 240
acres of land in Section 15 for the Experiment Station.
Upon motion, seconded and adopted the Trustees di-
rected Mr. McIntosh, Counsel for Trustees, to take up with
the Receiver for Southern Sugar Company, the matter of
completing the exchange for that part of Section 3 North
of the Canal desired by the Experiment Station.

The Trustees directed A. R. Richardson, Land Agent,
to make investigation of the report that timber is being
removed from State land in the vicinity of Panama City.

Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees de-
clined the offer of $3.00 per acre made by Clewis Farms
Inc., for the SW1/4 of NW1/4 of SW1/ of Section 33, Town-
ship 33 South, Range 21 East. The Land Department was
directed to so advise Clewis Farms.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
Agnes I. Powers, P. O. Box 659, Hialeah, Fla.............$ 6.93
B. A. Luning, Tallahassee, Fla............................................... 108.68
A. R. Richardson, Tallahassee, Fla....... ............................... 413.95
$529.56
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DOYLE E. CARLTON,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.












Tallahassee, Florida, March 6, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Doyle E. Carlton, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
Fred H. Davis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
Mr. Elliott submitted plan for the sale of State land
under contract, rather than method heretofore used of is-
suing deed and taking mortgage and notes to secure pay-
ment of amounts due on the land.
Upon discussion of all features of the Contract Plan the
same was approved by the Trustees and the Secretary was
directed to prepare proper resolutions for adoption at the
next meeting of the board.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DOYLE E. CARLTON,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliott, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, March 10, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Doyle E. Carlton, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
Thos. H. Horobin of Miami, Florida, came before the
Trustees and again presented request for refund, or credit
to be applied on purchase of other lands, submitting that
he had lost the use of Five (5) acres of land purchased
from the State in Entry No. 17275, covering 20 acres in
Biscayne Bay, Township 53 South, Range 42 East, Dade
County, on account of the Coast Guard using a portion of
the land. This subject having been passed upon August













12, 1930, Mr. Horobin requested that the Trustees recon-
sider and allow him some adjustment.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees re-
quested Counsel for the board to go into the matter and
submit his opinion in the premises.

Thos. H. Horobin presented plat and description for
advertising 31 acres of submerged land in Section 3, Town-
ship 53 South, Range 42 East, Dade County, applied for
by him, and which the Trustees agreed on August 12, 1930
to advertise for highest bid and objections on condition
that Mr. Horobin would agree to bid not less than $350.00
per acre for the land.
Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees di-
rected that the land be advertised for bids and objections
as above, and the following Notice was ordered published
in Dade County:
NOTICE
Tallahassee, Florida, March 10, 1931.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That the Trustees of
the Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida
will receive competitive bids in open session, at 10 o'clock
A. M., Wednesday, April 15th, A. D. 1931, at Tallahassee,
for the following described submerged land in DADE
County, Florida:
From the Northeast corner of Section 3, Town-
ship 53 South, Range 42 East, run South along
the East line of Section 3, a distance of 1,588.8
feet to a point on the section line.
Thence deflecting to the right 90 degrees run
a distance of 127.8 feet to the point of beginning
of tract herein described.
Thence continuing westerly on the last men-
tioned course a distance of 1,421 feet to the P. C.
of a curve.
Thence deflecting to the left to a P. R. C. along
a curve having a radius of 493.4 feet a distance
of 774.6 feet to the P. R. C.
Thence deflecting to the right along a reverse
curve having a radius of 493.4 feet a distance of
774.6 feet to the P. T. a point on the Northerly
bulkhead of Biscayne Point.













Thence deflecting to the left 135 degrees run-
ning East along the aforesaid bulkhead 675 feet
to the P. C. of a curve.
Thence deflecting to the left along a curve hav-
ing a radius of 1,908.4 feet a distance of 1,770.8
feet to the P. T.
Thence deflecting to the left 26 degrees 14
minutes a distance of 304.2 feet to the point of be-
ginning of the tract hereinabove described, con-
taining 31 acres, more or less. Lying and being in
Section 3, Township 53 South, Range 42 East,
Dade 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 on date of sale as therein
prescribed.
TERMS: Cash, or deferred payments to be agreed on at
time of sale.
The right to reject any and all bids is reserved.
By order of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund.
DOYLE E. CARLTON, Governor.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliott, Secretary.

Thos. H. Horobin made application for permit to dredge
fill material from bottoms near land described in the above
notice, for filling the submerged lands should he be the
purchaser.
The Trustees agreed to issue permit for taking fill ma-
terial at the usual price of le per cubic yard, should Mr.
Horobin be the successful bidder for the above described
land.

W. G. Blanchard of Miami made application for Oil
leases in the vicinity of Cedar Key covering approximately
37000 acres of State land.
The Trustees directed that the matter be referred to Mr.
Elliott and Mr. Richardson for working out details of the
leases.

SW. G. Blanchard related to the Trustees result of a trip
to the oil fields of Texas, and information gathered from













geologists as to method of prospecting for oil in Florida
with certain instruments. Mr. B!anchard stated that if the
Trustees had authority to use monies derived from oil
leases for making a geophysical survey of the State of
Florida, for the purpose of locating possible oil fields, it
would mean a great deal to the State.
Upon discussion, the Trustees directed that Council ex-
amine the laws and render an opinion as to whether the
Trustees have authority under present laws to use monies
coming from oil leases in making such survey as recom-
mended by Mr. Blanchard.

W. G. Blanchard called attention of the Trustees to Res-
olution passed January 7, 1930, relative a proposed Act
for reimbursing Francis S. Whitten the credit held by the
State.
No action was taken by the Trustees, but Mr. Blanchard
was requested to consult with Mr. McIntosh, Counsel for
the Trustees, as to a solution of the matter.

The bid of Clewis Farms Inc., having been declined on
March 4th, the Land Department presented another bid
from said Company of $3.50 per acre. Upon motion
seconded and adopted the bid was declined.
The Land Department presented letter from P. D. Bass
of Branford, Florida, making offer of $5.00 per acre for 40
acres of land in Suwanee County.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the offer was de-
clined and Mr. Richardson, Land Agent, directed to make
examination of the land and report as to value.

Financial Statement for the month of February, 1931,
was presented and ordered placed of record:
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR FEBRUARY, 1931
Balance in fund February 1, 1931...... $25,996.99
From land sales under Ch. 9131,
Acts of 1923 and Ch. 10024, Acts
of 1925 ........................................... ........ ...... 19,515.21
From Land leases ......................................... 100.00
Refund by General Revenue account
of loan made by Trustees (War-
rant No. 92464) ............................................. 50,000.00













From sale of sand, shell and gravel... 822.83
From various land sales .............................. 400.00

$96,835.03
Less Disbursements ......................................... 53,275.14

Balance on hand March 1, 1931 ......... $43,559.89
RECAPITULATION
Cash and Cash Items .................................... $ 1,000.00
Balance in Banks ..................... ............... 42,559.89

$43,559.89
BALANCES IN BANKS MARCH, 1931
Atlantic Natonal Bank, Jackson-
ville, F la. ........................................ .................... $ 248.43
Barnett National Bank, Jacksoi-
ville, Fla ........................................ ....... 197.56
Florida National Bank, Jacksonville,
Fla. ....................................... 31,323.36
American National Bank, Pensacola,
F la. .......................................................................... 238.31
First National Bank, Miami, Fla. ...... 169.18
Capital City Bank, Tallahassee, Fla. 9,345.43
The Exchange Bank, Tallahassee,
F la. ........................................................................ 4 89.27
Lewis State Bank, Tallahassee, Fla. 477.31
Central Farmers Tr. Co., West Palm
B each, F la. ................................... .......... 71.04

$42,559.89
DISBURSEMENTS
Date Check
1931 No. In Favor of: Amount
Feb. 16, 8407 Postal Telegraph-Cable Co.......... $ 3.39
8408 Southern Telephone & Constr.
C o. ........................................................... 4.25
8409 Western Union Telegraph Co. 2.34
8410 J. O. Perkins Co., Inc. .................. 7.50
8411 Tallahassee Office Supply Co. 6.20
8412 T. J. Appleyard, Inc. ................... 20.25
8413 C canceled ...................................................... ....................
8414 Arnold Printing Co. ...................... 55.00














Date Check
1931 No.
8415
8416
8417
Feb. 16, 8418
8419
8420
8421
8422
Feb. 17, 8423
8424
Feb. 25, 8425
8426
8427
8428
8429
8430
8431
8432
8433
8434
8435
8436
8437
8438
8439



Upon motion


In Favor of:
J. M. Sutton .........................................
H. H. Hart ................................................
Post Publishing Co., Inc. ............
The Pilot Press, Inc. ...................
The Miami Herald Publ. Co.......
The Palm Beach Times ...............
M. C. McIntosh ....................................
Pentland, Robertson & Heuser
Chase National Bank, N. Y ......
F. C. Elliott ..........................................
F. C. Elliott .............................................
A. R. Richardson .............................
M. C. McIntosh ....................................
F. E. Bayless .........................................
C. B. Gwynn ..........................................
L. M. Ausley .........................................
A. C. Bridges .......................................
Jentye Dedge .......................................
Mrs. Bertha W Bohler ...............
H. L. Shearer .......................................
R. W Ervin .............................................
F. P. Jackson ..........................................
M. 0. Barco ............................................
R. C. Baker .............................................
Gulf Stream Title & Guaranty
C o ............................ .........................


Amount
116.50
37.19
23.00
$ 12.00
26.95
23.63
8.20
250.00
50,000.00
41.13
410.90
333.34
264.36
233.34
300.00
175.00
80.00
75.00
83.33
175.00
233.34
175.00
75.00
8.50

17.50

$53,275.14


the Trustees adjourned.
DOYLE E. CARLTON,
Governor-Chairman.


ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, March 11, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met
on this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Doyle E. Carlton, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.













Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
Minutes of the Trustees of March 4, 1931, presented and
approved.

Mr. M. C. McIntosh, Counsel for Trustees, presented his
opinion relative the matter of refund of credit requested
by Thos. H. Horobin on Entry No. 17275, which was pre-
sented to the Trustees March 10th.
Upon discussion the Trustees agreed to hold the matter
over until April 15th, at which time bids will be received
on land applied for by Mr. IH1orobin in Biscayne Bay.

Mr. M. C. McIntosh, Counsel for Trustees, submitted
opinion as to authority of the Trustees to make geophysical
survey of certain portions of the State of Florida for oil
purposes, which opinion was to the effect that he did not
believe the Trustees had authority under present laws to
expend funds derived from oil and gas leases for the pur-
pose of making such survey.
Attorney General Landis moved that the Counsel go
further into the subject and see what action, if any, will
be necessary for the Trustees to make a geophysical survey.
Seconded and upon voted adopted.

The Trustees having on March 6th approved the Con-
tract form of land sales and directed that proper resolu-
tion be prepared, the following Resolution was presented
and unanimously adopted:
RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund have heretofore made land sales on the basis of pay-
ment by the purchaser of a part of the purchase price in
cash and the giving by the purchaser of notes representing
the balance of payments, which said notes were secured by
mortgage or mortgages upon said lands, followed by de-
livery of deed from said Trustees to purchaser, and
WHEREAS, the Trustees are of the opinion that the
plan as above should be discontinued and that land sales
should hereafter be made upon a contract sales basis, now
therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED, That the plan aforesaid for the
sale of land upon the payment of part purchase price, ac-













companies by the giving of notes and mortgages and the
passing of deed from the Trustees to purchaser, be discon-
tinued on and after April 1st, 1931, and that in lieu thereof
the Trustees hereby adopt a plan for the sale of lands
based upon execution of contract between the Trustees and
purchaser, provided, however, that sales for less than
$100.00 shall be for cash only; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the said sales
contract shall be arranged in four schedules as follows:
"A"-20 equal semi-annual payments applicable
to a minimum purchase of $2000.00;
"B"-10 equal semi-annual payments applicable
to a minimum purchase of $1000.00;
"C"-5 equal semi-annual payments applicable
to a minimum purchase of $500.00;
"D"-5 equal quarterly payments applicable to
a minimum purchase of $100.00;
And that the Contract shall be in form and style as
follows:
TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT
FUND
Contract For Land Purchase

( A-20 payments, semi-annual )
Payment ( B-10 )X out plans
Plan ( C- 5 ) not used
( D- 5 quarterly
CONTRACT NO.......... ................................... DATE.................................
It shall not be necessary to place this contract of
public record in any County. For matter of record
this Contract is on file in the office of Commis-
sioner of Agriculture at Tallahassee, Florida. Un-
executed copy is furnished Purchaser.
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That the
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of the State
of Florida, under the provisions of Sections 1385,. Com-
piled General Laws of Florida, 1927, and other sections or
laws relating to the said Trustees of the International Im-
provement Fund, hereinafter called the TRUSTEES, and

of the City of..................................... County of ....................................
State of............. ................, P O A ddress....................................................













hereinafter called the CONTRACT PURCHASER, for
and in consideration of...................................... ............................ .................
-.. .. ........ .... ................ D dollars ($......................................................
paid by the Contract purchaser, the receipt whereof is
hereby acknowledged, together with payments hereinafter
specified in accordance with conditions and provisions
herein named, agree as follows:
1. The Trustees agree to sell, grant and convey unto
the said Contract Purchaser, or to the heirs or as-
signs of said Contract purchaser, the following de-
scribed lands, to-wit:
Description


Containing..................................acres, more or less, lying
and being in the County of...........................................
in the State of Florida.
2. The Contract Purchaser agrees to pay to the said
Trustees the amount of ............................ ...............
... ........................................ D dollars ;($ -................................... ..... )
representing the full purchase price of the said
lands, based upon the rate of......................................................
Dollars ($.............................. ) per acre, payment for said
lands to be made according to Payment Schedule
...................................herein.
In addition to the payments in said Schedule, the
Contract Purchaser shall pay to the said Trustees
annually an amount equal to all taxes and all as-
sessments upon said lands. Payment for taxes
shall begin on the payment date one year after the
contract date for the amount of current taxes,
and continue annually thereafter till completion
of contract, or till and including the year in
which this contract may be terminated.
PAYMENT OF SCHEDULE
Payment
No. Amount When Due Date Paid
1 $........... Upon execution of contract ...................19....
2 $..... ........... ....... from date of contract ............ 19....
3 $ ............ ........ " ....................19 ....
4 $ ............ ........ " ....................19 ....
5 $ ............ ........ " .................... 19....
6 $............ 21/2 .................... 19....
7 $ ........... 3 ....................19....












41

8 $............ 3/2 ....................19....
9 $........... 4 ..... ......19....
10 $....... 41/2 ........... 19....
11 $........ 5 ......... 19....
12 $.......... 5 /2 ............. 19 ....
13 $............ 6 ....................19 ....
14 $............ 61/2 ....................19....
15 $.......... .. 7 ....................19
16 $........ 71/2 ....................19...
17 $... ... 8 ........... 19....
18 $........ 81/2 ................19....
19 $..... 9 ....... 19....
20 $............ 9 1/ ................... 19 ....
Total $............
NOTE: For Plan "A", fill in V%, 1, 11/2, 2 yrs. For Plan "B",
fill in same years and X-out Payments 11 to 20 incl. For Plan
"C", fill in same years and X-out Payments 6 to 20 inc'. For
Plan "D", fill in 3, 6, 9 and 12 and X-out Payments 6 to 20 incl.

CASH VALUE BALANCE SCHEDULE
Payments to be Made
Until
due date of Plan "A" Plan"B" Plan"C" Plan"D"
Payment No. % % % %
2 68.7 70.2 56.6 58.3
3 65.7 62.3 38.2 39.1
4 62.7 54.2 19.4 19.7
5 59.6 45.8
6 56.3 37.2
7 53.0 28.3
8 49.7 19.1
9 46.1 9.7
10 42.5
11 38.8
12 34.9
13 31.0
14 26.9
15 22.7
16 18.5
17 14.0
18 9.4
19 4.7
For Any Plan-To the % of Contract Purchase Price
here given the current payment and taxes must be added.
(Note: X-out the 3 columns not applicable to the Con-
tract Plan used.)













PER CENT PURCHASE SCHEDULE
Indicating Per Cent of Contract Purchase Price Appli-
cable to Payment for Land and Per Cent of Area of Land,
when there are no Deductions, to which the Purchaser is
Entitled.
Cols. (1) Per Cent of Contract Purchase Price applica-
ble to payment for land.
Cols. (2) Per Cent of area of land paid for correspond-
ing to Col. (1).
Cols. (3) Same as (1) except all payments made in-
cluding current payment.
Cols. (4) Per Cent of area of land paid for correspond-
ing to Col (3).
Until Due For Plan "A"
Date of (1) (2) (3) (4)
Payment % % % %
No.
2 0 0 0 0
3 '0 0 0 0
4 0 0 5.0 6.5
5 4.0 5.2 8.0 10.4
6 12.0 15.6 17.0 22.2
7 15.9 20.7 20.4 26.7
8 19.0 24.9 23.6 30.9
9 22.3 29.2 27.0 35.3
10 25.8 33.7 30.6 40.0
11 29.4 38.5 34.3 44.9
12 33.3 43.5 38.2 50.0
13 37.3 48.8 42.3 55.3
14 41.5 54.2 46.6 60.9
15 45.8 60.0 51.1 66.8
16 50.4 65.9 55.7 72.9
17 55.2 72.2 60.6 79.3
18 60.2 78.8 65.8 86.0
19 65.5 85.7 71.1 93.0
20 71.0 92.8 76.5 100
For Plan "B"
2 0 0 0 0
3 0 0 9.0 10.2
4 8.0 9.1 15.0 17.0
5 25.0 28.5 35.0 39.8
6 36.6 41.7 46.6 53.1
7 45.6 51.9 56.0 63.7
8 55.3 62.8 66.0 75.1
9 65.5 74.5 76.6 87.1
10 76.3 87.5 87.9 100












For Plan "C"
2 0 0 17.0 18.1
3 15.0 15.9 30.0 31.8
4 52.7 55.9 73.4 77.8
5 72.9 77.2 94.3 100
For Plan "D"
2 0 0 17.0 17.5
3 15.0 15.4 30.0 31.0
4 55.1 56.7 75.8 78.1
5 75.6 77.8 97.1 100
(Note: X-out columns not applicable
to the Contract Plan used.)
3. The Contract Purchaser, the heirs or assigns
thereof, shall have the right, provided all other
requirements of this contract have been complied
with as herein specified, to complete the contract
purchase at any time by paying the amount of
the next due payment, plus amount for taxes,
plus an amount representing the cash value of the
balance as set forth in Cash Value Balance
Schedule................................. ...herein.
4. When each annual payment or any balance pay-
ment is made, the Contract Purchaser, the heirs
or assigns as the case may be, shall be furnished
with a receipt from the Trustees signed by the
Commissioner of Agriculture for the payment of
purchase instalment, together with amount for
taxes. Each of such receipts shall be evidence
that all payments due to the date thereof have
been made.
5. The Trustees agree that upon the payments to
them of the full amounts provided herein, in-
cluding purchase payments and all taxes and all
assessments upon said lands, to deliver to the
Contract Purchaser, or to the heirs or assigns
thereof, a good and sufficient deed to the lands
above described, or a part thereof, according to
payments thereon, which said deed shall convey
the feet simple title, free of all liens, but subject
to statutory provisions existing at the date hereof,
as to the lands of the said Trustees.
6. Payments, including purchase installments, taxes,
assessments, and any and all other amounts, not












made by the Contract due date, shall become de-
linquent as of that date, and thereafter within a
period not to exceed sixty days the Contract Pur-
chaser shall have the right to make such payment,
provided the same shall be accompanied by the
payment of one per cent (1%) per month or frac-
tion thereof on all amounts delinquent. Provided,
however, that if such payment shall not have been
made by the expiration of sixty days, then all un-
paid purchase instalments, together with all other
amounts due to that date, shall immediately be
due and payable, and if not paid by the expira-
tion of ten (10) days thereafter, without notice
or demand, this contract shall become null and
void, and thereafter all rights, privileges and in-
terests of said contract purchaser in this contract
and in the lands shall be then terminated, extin-
guished, void and of no effect, except that in such
event the Contract Purchaser shall be entitled to
receive from the Trustees a deed for so much land
according to the payments made, and the per-
centage of such payments applicable to the pur-
chase of land is as indicated in Percent Purchase
Schedule................................herein, deducting therefrom
any and all amounts for damages which the land
may have sustained, and any and all unpaid taxes
and assessments on all lands covered by the con-
tract, and any expense to Trustees for survey of
the land, and any other amount or amounts which
may be due the Trustees on account of this
contract.
Such lands for deed shall be selected by the Trus-
tees according to the following Schedule:
Schedule of Selection
Selection of land according to the foregoing
schedule shall be made for an amount which the
Contract Purchaser shall be entitled to receive,
and the Trustees shall deed to said Contract Pur-
chaser the lands so paid for in accordance with
the described selection. The Contract Purchaser
agrees to accept deed for such lands so selected
in full satisfaction for his right, interest and
equity in this contract and for all moneys paid












to said Trustees on account hereof. Provided,
however, that as precedent to delivery of deed
from Trustees to Contract Purchaser, the said
Contract Purchaser shall have executed and de-
livered to Trustees a Quitclaim Deed to all the
balance of land described in this contract not to
be included in deed from said Trustees to said
Contract Purchaser, and shall have evacuated
and discontinued the use of the land so quit-
claimed. Failure to execute quitclaim deed or to
evacuate the said premises by the expiration of
three months from the termination of the grace
allowance period for delinquent payments, as de-
scribed in this section, will operate as complete
forfeiture of this contract and complete termina-
tion of all right, interest and equity of the Con-
tract Purchaser hereunder.
7. In case of forfeiture or relinquishment of this
contract or any part thereof by the Contract Pur-
chaser, the Trustees shall make no rebate, allow-
ance, credit, reimbursement, or offset to the Con-
tract Purchaser on account of any buildings, im-
provements, article, thing or substance on or
removed from the land or labor upon any lands
described in this contract, but the Contract Pur-
chaser shall have the right to remove from the
said land any building or other improvements, ex-
cept roads, ditches, and other like improvements,
provided such removal shall be completed within
three (3) months, and provided further that the
lands from which said improvements are removed
shall be left in as good condition as when the con-
tract was executed, and provided further, if, in
the judgment of the said Trustees, the land shall
have been damaged, the Trustees shall appraise
such damage and shall deduct the amount of the
same in determining the amount of land to be
deeded to the Contract Purchaser on account of
partial payments made upon this contract.
8. If the Contract Purchaser desires to use, destroy,
or remove from the land any article, thing or
substance existing in, on or under said land at the
date of this Contract, the same may be done only












by permission in advance in writing from the
Trustees and by prepayment to the said Trustees
of the then market value, as ascertained by said
Trustees, of such thing, article, or substance. The
aggregate amount so paid will be credited upon
the last contract payment, or if such amount is
greater than the last contract payment, then on
so many of the latter payments as may be neces-
sary to liquidate such amount. Provided, however,
that if any part of this contract is not carried out
by the Contract Purchaser as to all the lands,
herein contracted to be purchased, no such credit
will be allowed, but such payments shall be re-
tained by the said Trustees.
9. The Contract Purchaser agrees to commit, permit,
or suffer no waste, impairment, or deterioration
of the property herein described or any part
thereof, and that he will place no liens, incur no
debts, nor place any cloud upon the Trustees'
title to the lands covered by this contract prior to
the delivery of deed by the said Trustees.
10. This contract conveys no title or ownership of
any description as to the lands covered hereby.
Upon execution of this contract, the Contract
Purchaser shall be vested with the right of tenure
as to the described premises. Such right shall be
conditioned upon compliance by the Contract
Purchaser with all of the terms and conditions
hereof. Deed from said Trustees will emanate
from this contract in accordance with conditions
set forth herein.
This Contract shall be effectual to convey the right, in-
terest and equity of the said Contract Purchaser to the
heirs thereof. This Contract may be assigned by the Con-
tract Purchaser, the heirs thereof, or the assignee, by
filing notice of assignment with the Trustees and the as-
suming and taking over by the assignee of contract in sub-
stantially the following form:
FORM OF ACCEPTANCE OF ASSIGNEE:
The undersigned Assignee accepts and obligates himself
or herself for all of the uncompleted payments, provisions,
and covenants as to the contract purchaser under this
contract.













C O N TR A C T N O .......................................................... .....
Assignee.

.. .. Dated ......................., 19........
................................................................................ D ated ............................ 15 .........
Witnesses.
A address: ..................................
When assignment is executed the same is to be attached
to contract and becomes a part thereof.
This Contract executed this the ...................................................... day
....................... ...... ................. .. ......... A D 19.............
TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNAL IMPROVE-
MENT FUND of the State of Florida.
B Y :....................................................................................
Governor-Chairman.

(Seal of Trustees) Comptroller.

Treasurer.

Attorney-General.

(Seal of Commissioner Commisioner of Agriculture.
of Agri.)
AGREED TO AND ACCEPTED BY:
In the presence of:

................................................................ C contract P urchaser.

Witnesses for Contract Purchaser.

The following Resolution was unanimously adopted:
RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund did adopt a Resolution of even date, providing for
the sale of land on the basis of contract for deed, and
WHEREAS, there are now outstanding uncompleted
land sales where the said Trustees hold notes secured by
mortgage for the balance of payment on such sales, and
it being desirable to encourage the completion of such
sales to the purchaser and to assist the purchaser in ar-
ranging payments, and
WHEREAS, the Trustees are of the opinion that the
Contract plan for land sales will, through its easy pay-













ments extending generally through longer terms, facilitate
the making of said payments by purchaser, and that other
provisions of said contract plan will be favorable to the
purchaser, now, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED That outstanding partially com-
pleted land sales by the Trustees for which they hold notes
and mortgages, shall, at the option of the purchaser, be
subject to conversion into a contract for deed, and that
when so converted, the purchaser shall be entitled to all
the advantages, rights and privileges carried in said
contract.

The Trustees authorized the Secretary to have printed
a sufficient number of contract forms for carrying out the
land sales arrangements referred to in the above
Resolution.
The Trustees directed further that the Commissioner
of Agriculture ascertain the status of each sale heretofore
made, but uncompleted, and furnish the purchaser with
a copy of the second Resolution above adopted, and to call
the attention of the said purchaser to the opportunity af-
forded him of converting his un-completed purchase into
a sales contract, advising said purchaser that the condi-
tions precedent to the conversion of such partially com-
pleted purchase to a contract basis would be for the pur-
chaser to re-deed to the Trustees the said land, which said
deed shall reconvey the said lands, free of all encum-
brances except Trustees' mortgage upon said lands. Or,
in the event such encumbrances are not of the nature of
a tax lien, that the purchaser make arrangements through
the medium of the contract for purchase or otherwise for
taking care of such obligations.
The acceptance of such deed by the Trustees shall be
further conditioned upon the furnishing by the purchaser
of abstract of title satisfactory to said Trustees covering
the lands to be redeeded.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DOYLE E. CARLTON,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.













Tallahassee, Florida, March 19, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
Marvin C. McIntosh, Counsel for Trustees, requested
that check in the sum of $10.00 be issued to Fred E. Fenno,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Palm Beach County, as filing
fee in W. Lee Houchins Foreclosure suit. The Trustees
directed that check in the above amount be issued as re-
quested by Mr. McIntosh.

The Trustees had up for consideration the advisability
of allowing redemption of drainage tax certificates held
by the Trustees by holders of masters deeds resulting from
foreclosures, or similar proceedings. Mr. McIntosh,
Counsel, reported that he had consulted with the Attorney
General on the subject and recommended that the fol-
lowing Resolution be adopted:
RESOLUTION
BE IT RESOLVED That the holders of Masters deeds
by .mortgage foreclosure, or other similar proceedings, on
lands covered by Everglades Drainage District tax cer-
tificates, held by the Trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment Fund, and the successor in title to such holders of
Masters deeds, be allowed to redeem such certificates as
bona fide successors in title to the owners at time of tax
sale of such certificates, upon satisfactory proof that they
are the holders of or are the successors in title to the
holders of such masters deeds.
Upon,motion seconded and adopted, the above Resolu-
tion was adopted.

Mr. McIntosh, Counsel for Trustees, reported that he
had gone further into the subject of the Trustees making
geophysical survey of certain portions of Florida, and
thought it would take an Act of the Legislature to au-
thorize the Trustees to make such survey.
After discussion, Mr. McIntosh was requested to pre-












pare a Bill covering this subject, for presentation to the
Legislature at the coming session.

Mr. Marvin C. McIntosh, Counsel for Trustees, was
directed to draw a bill for presentation to the coming ses-
sion of the Legislature, authorizing repayment by the
General Revenue Fund of $250,000.00i appropriated in
1925 under Chapter 10271 from funds of the Trustees for
constructing industrial plants at the State Institutions.

Mr. M. C. McIntosh, Counsel, was directed to draw a Bill
for presentation to the Legislature, repealing certain parts
of Sections 1073, 1074, 1075, Compiled General Laws of
Florida.
Mr. M. C. McIntosh, Counsel, stated that he had pre-
pared Permit from the Trustees to Brown Company of
Portland, Maine, granting certain privileges on Canal
banks in conformity to agreement of June 6, 1923.
Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Permit was ap-
proved and ordered executed.

Mr. Elliot presented request from Florida East Coast
Railway for a three-year extention in constructing line of
road from Chosen to Hialeah.
Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees re-
ferred the request to Mr. McIntosh, Counsel for Trustees,
and Mr. Bayless, Land Clerk, to ascertain if same was in
proper order for execution by the Trustees.

Mr. Elliot presented request from Vernon Price-
Williams for extension of 90 days from April 1st, 1931, in
payments due on Oil Leases in his name and that of Robert
G. Holgate.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees agreed
to grant extension of 90 days with the understanding that
no further extensions will be granted unless payments are
made of the amounts due. Mr. Elliot was requested to so
advise Mr. Price-Williams.

The request of R. M. Jones for further consideration
of adjustment requested by him on lands purchased from
the State in the name of Frank J. Kelly, was ordered held
for a full membership of the Trustees to be present.













Mr. Elliot was authorized to employ additional typists
to assist in preparing list of Certificated lands held by the
Trustees.

The Land Department presented offer from Jules Brock
of Chipley of $1.00 per cord for hardwood on SE1/, of
SW1/ of Section 4, Township 3 North, Range 14 West.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees de-
clined the offer of Mr. Brock.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
Fred E. Fenno, Clerk, West Palm Beach, Fla .......$ 10.00
Southern Telephone & Constr. Co., Tallahassee,
F la ........................................................................................... ............. 4 .2 5
Western Union Telegraph Co., Tallahassee, Fla.... 1.35
Postal Telegraph & Cable Co., Tallahassee, Fla.... 4.72
The H. & W. B. Drew Co., Tallahassee, Fla............. 18.35
T. J. Appleyard, Inc., Tallahassee, Fla......................... 69.30
Underwood Typewriter Co., Atlanta, Ga...................... 55.53
Fred E. Fenno, C. C. C., West Palm Beach, Fla.... 2.50
R. G. Johnson, West Palm Beach, Fla............................ 138.51
Fred E. Fenno, C. C. C., West Palm Beach, Fla.... 1,055.25
$1,359.76
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
W. V. KNOTT,
Treasurer-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, March 25, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Doyle E. Carlton, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
Minutes of the Trustees of March 3rd, 6th, 10th, 11th,
and 19th, 1931, were presented and approved.












The Land Department presented letter from Carl T.
Hoffman of Miami, relative agreement with the Trustees
for foreclosing mortgages against lands sold to James C.
Flannery in Entry No. 17202 in Sections 26, 27, 28, 33
and 34, Township 55 South, Range 38 East, Dade County,
on which $48,000.00 cash was paid. Mr. Hoffman advised
that the agreement with the Trustees was to the effect that
upon mortgages being foreclosed and title to the land re-
vested in the State, he was to re-purchase the reconveyed
portion at $10.00 per acre. However, he now finds that
he is unable to carry out the purchase and desires to know
what the Trustees will allow him for the services rendered.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees di-
rected that the Land Department communicate with Mr.
Hoffman and ascertain what offer he will make for the
land.
The Land Department presented wire from Nelson
Bridges of Fort Myers, relative purchase of 5 acres of
land in Lot 3, Section 1, Township 44 South, Range 36,
Palm Beach County, on which land the Red Cross con-
structed a house for James Griffin after the 1928 hurri-
cane. Mr. Bridges desires to know at what price the Trus-
tees will sell the 5 acres of land should he make arrange-
ments to purchase the house from Mr. Griffin.
Mr. Knott moved that the Trustees make Mr. Bridges a
price of $150.00 an acre for all the land owned by the
State in Section 1, Township 44 South, Range 36 East, in-
cluding the house, but decline to sell only the 5 acres.
Seconded and upon voted adopted.
The Land Department was directed to so advise Mr.
Bridges.

Mr. Bayless, Land Clerk, advised that draft drawn on
Mrs. Letitia Kennedy in payment for 22 acres of land in
Lot 10, Section 29, Township 3, Range 27, Duval County,
had been turned down on account of squatters being on
the land, but letter had later been received from Richard
P. Bentley, her attorney, advising that he had engaged
services of a title company and a surveyor to look into the
proposition and thought within a few days his client
would pay the draft and accept the deed.
The matter was ordered held pending advice from Mrs.
Kennedy's Attorney.












The following Permit to Brown Company of Portland,
Maine, having been executed was ordered placed in the
Minutes:
TRUSTEES INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT FUND OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA
PERMIT
WHEREAS, by agreement bearing date of June 6, 1923,
between the Trustees Internal Improvement Fund of the
State of Florida and Brown Company, a corporation ex-
isting under the laws of the State of Maine, the said Trus-
tees of the Internal Improvement Fund agreed to sell and
the said Brown Company agreed to purchase the following
described lands:
All of Section One (1) in Township Forty-six
(46) South, Range Thirty-seven (37) East; All
of Sections One (1) Thirteen (13), Seventeen
(17), Twenty (20), Twenty-one (21), Twenty-five
(25), Twenty-eight (28), Twenty-nine (29),
Thirty (30), Thirty-one (31), Thirty-two (32)
and Thirty-three (33), Township Forty-five (45)
South, Range Thirty-eight (38) East; All of Sec-
tions One (1), Three (3), Five (5), Seven (7),
Nine (9), Eleven (11), and Thirteen (13), Town-
ship Forty-six (46) South, Range Thirty-eight
(38) East; All of Sections Seven (7), Seventeen
(17), Nineteen (19), Twenty-one (21), Twenty-
seven (27), Twenty-nine (29), Thirty-one (31),
Thirty-three (33), and Thirty-five (35), Town-
ship Forty-five (45), South, Range Thirty-nine
(39) East; All of Sections Three (3), Seven (7),
Eleven (11), Fifteen (15), Nineteen (19),
Twenty-three (23), Twenty-seven (27) and
Thirty-five (35), Township Forty-six (46) South,
Range Thirty-xnine (39) East; and all the hiatus
strip lying substantially South of Township
Forty-five (45) South, between Ranges Thirty-
eight (38) and Thirty-nine (39) East, and sub-
stantially North of Township Forty-six (46)
South, between Ranges Thirty-eight (38) and
Thirtyjnine (39) East, all located in the County
of Palm Beach, in said State of Florida and being
the same land described in that certain deed num-
bered 17,115 dated June 6, 1923, from the said












Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund to
said Brown Company.
WHEREAS, by Deed No. 17,115, bearing date of June
6, 1923, the said Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund did convey said above described lands to said Brown
Company; and
WHEREAS, in the above mentioned agreement, the
fourth paragraph of said agreement reads as follows:
"FOURTH. Brown Company shall have the
right to build, maintain, use and have access to
piers in canals and to excavate along the banks
thereof for wharfage and other purposes at such
points along the lands to be acquired as it may
see fit, subject as to location and construction to
the approval of the Commissioners of the Ever-
glades Drainage District, and shall have the right
also to construct and maintain locks on said canals
at the upper and lower ends of said lands to be
acquired subject, however, to the approval as to
location and construction of and to control by
the Board of Commissioners of the Everglades
Drainage District."
WHEREAS, the said Brown Company now claims title
to the following described lands by virtue of a certain deed
from the Southern States Land and Timber Company to
said Brown Company, bearing date of September 4, 1924:
Also all of Sections Six (6), Eight (8), the East
Half and the Southwest Quarter of Section Four-
teen (14), All of Sections Eighteen (18), Twenty
(20), Twenty-two (22), Twenty-four (24),
Twenty-six (26), Twenty-eight (28), Thirty (30),
Thirty-two (32), Thirty-four (34) and Thirty-
six (36), in Township Forty-five (45), South,
Range Thirty-nine (39), East; All of Sections
Two (2), Ten (10), Twelve (12), Fourteen (14),
Twenty-two (22), Twenty-three (23), Twenty-
four (24), Twenty-six (26), Twenty-seven (27),
Thirty-four (34), Thirty-five (35) and Thirty-
six (36), in Township Forty-five (45), South
Range Thirty-eight (38) East; All of Sections
Two (2), Ten (10), Twelve (12), Fourteen (14),
Twenty-two (22), Twenty-four (24), Twenty-six













(26), Thirty-four (34), and Thirty-six (36), in
Township Forty-six (46) South, Range Thirty-
eight (38) East; and all of Sections Two (2),
Four (4), Six (6), Eight (8), Ten (10), Twelve
(12), Fourteen (14), Eighteen (18), Twenty
(20), Twenty-two (22), Twenty-four (24),
Twenty-six (26), Twenty-eight (28), Thirty
(30), Thirty-two (32), Thirty-four (34), and
Thirty-six (36) in Township Forty-six (46)
South, Range Thirty-nine (39) East, all located
in the said County of Palm Beach in said State
of Florida; and
WHEREAS, the said Brown Company has requested
that the rights and privileges enumerated in the above
quoted Fourth paragraph of said agreement be granted
and confirmed unto the said Brown Company with ref-
erence to both descriptions of land above described and
have requested that said Brown Company be permitted
to use such earth or stone from the spoil banks of any or
all canals touching any of said described lands for local
roads and its own purposes only; and to erect buildings
on the right-of-way of canals.
NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises
and of the sum of $1.00 in hand paid to the Trustees In-
ternal Improvement Fund of the State of Florida by said
Brown Company, the Trustees Internal Improvement
Fund hereby grant and confirm unto the said Brown Com-
pany, in so far as they may be able, all the rights and
privileges contained in the above quoted paragraph of
said agreement of June 6, 1923, to apply to the lands con-
tained in the above two (2) descriptions subject to the
conditions therein named and, furthermore, consent so
far as they may be concerned (subject to permission from
and to conditions which may be interposed by the Board
of Commissioners of Everglades Drainage District, or
their successors), that the said Brown Company shall have
the right and privilege to take and use such earth or rock
within the limits of the two (2) above described tracts of
land, as may be found in the spoil banks of any canals
within the limits of the said above described tracts of land,
for the purpose of constructing local roads on said lands
or other private purposes of said Brown Company, but
not for commercial purposes, and to erect buildings on the
right-of-way of canals.












IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, the Trustees of the In-
ternal Improvement Fund have hereunto subscribed their
names and have caused the seal of the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund to be hereunto affixed at
Tallahassee, Florida, this 25th day of March, A. D. 1931.
DOYLE E. CARLTON, (SEAL)
Governor.
ERNEST AMOS, (SEAL)
Comptroller.
W. V. KNOTT, (SEAL)
Treasurer.
(SEAL) CARY D. LANDIS, (SEAL)
Attorney General.
NATHJAN MAYO, (SEAL)
Commissioner of Agriculture.
As the constituting Trustees In-
ternal Improvement Fund of the
State of Florida.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, (SEAL)
Secretary.

Mr. Marvin C. McIntosh, Counsel, reported that he had
taken up with Southern Sugar Company the matter of
unpaid taxes on lands conveyed to the State in an ex-
change with said Company, and had received a reply from
John L. Doggett, Attorney for Southern Sugar Company,
stating that the said Company was in the hands of a Re-
ceiver but by June it was thought that re-organization
would be perfected and the taxes could be taken care of.
It was the order of the Trustees that the matter be held
in abeyance until June.

Mr. M. C. McIntosh, Counsel, presented letter from
Charles R. Pierce, Attorney of Miami, relative the Trus-
tees issuing tax deeds based on sub-ldrainage district tax
deeds, with request for cancelation of such deeds.
The matter was referred to Mr. McIntosh for further
investigation and report.

J. T. French of Jacksonville made application to pur-
chase approximately 2 acres of submerged land in Section
32, Township 1 South, Range 27 East, Duval County, near
the mouth of Trout Creek in St. Johns River.













Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees agreed
to sell the said land to Mr. French at a price of $300.00,
Mr. French to furnish survey and description for
advertising.

W. C. Hodges and R. M. Jones were present and re-
quested the Trustees to reconsider action of January 26,
1931 relative adjustment on Entries No. 17276 to 17290,
both inclusive, covering 320 acres of land in Section 35,
Township 51 South, Range 41 East, Dade County, and 458
acres of land in Newman's Survey, Township 50 South,
Range 41 East, Broward County, sold originally to Frank
J. Kelly in August 1925.
Mr. Jones stated that he was unable to carry out the
contract with the Trustees; that he had incurred consid-
erable expense in connection with the transaction, an
itemized statement of which had been filed with the Trus-
tees, and that he desired to reconvey the entire acreage to
the State and be allowed a credit of at least $54,800.00
representing cash payment on the 320 acre tract in Dade
County on which a lis pendens was pending at the time
of purchase, which credit would be applied on the pur-
chase of other lands or in securing turpentine leases on
State lands.
Upon a thorough discussion of the subject, the Trustees
stated that they would not be justified in allowing the
credit requested by Mr. Jones. Whereupon, Attorney
General Landis made the motion that upon Mr. Jones re-
conveying to the Trustees within a reasonable time the
778 acres of land in Dade and Broward Counties, described
above, covered by Entries No. 17276 to No. 17290, both
inclusive, free of all liens and encumbrances, except taxes,
that the Trustees refund to Mr. Jones the sum of Three
Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00), which would be the approx-
imate cost to the Trustees of foreclosing on the several en-
tries and vesting title back in the State.
Motion seconded by Mr. Mayo and upon vote unani-
mously adopted.
Mr. Jones accepted the proposition of the Trustees and
stated that he would re-vest title to the land in the State
as soon as possible, and agreed to furnish abstracts by
reputable abstract companies showing the said lands free
of all liens except taxes.












The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
F C. Elliot, Secretary ............................... .........................$ 325.00
A. R. Richardson, Field Agent ................................................ 538.32
M. C. McIntosh, Counsel ............................. .................. 458.33
C. B. Gwynn, Chief Land Clerk ............................................. 300.00
F. E. Bayless, Land Clerk .............................. .................... 233.33
L. M Ausley, Extra H elp ................................. .................... 175.00
A C. Bridges, A accountant ......................................................... 80.00
Jentyle Dedge, Assistant Secretary .................................... 75.00
M. O. Barco, Secretary to Secretary .............................. 75.00
M rs. B erta W B ohler ...................................................................... 83.33
H. L. Shearer, Tax Clerk ............................ .................... 175.00
R. W. Ervin, Gen. Utility Man ............................................... 233.34
F. P. Jackson, Extra B elp .............................. .................... 175.00
Robert W ynn, Janitor ................................................ ................. 40.00
Trustees Internal Improvement Fund, Tallahas-
see, F la .................................................. ...... ....................... 410 .23
Jesse M cBeth, M iami, Fla. ................................ .......... ..... 3.00
W. B. Taylor, Coral Gables, Fla. ......................................... 5.83
T. J. Appleyard, Inc., Tallahassee, Fla ........................ 102.30

$3,488.02
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DOYLE E. CARLTON,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
Jentye Dedge, Assistant Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, April 1, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
The Minutes of the Trustees of March 25th, 1931, pre-
sented and approved.

Mr. Elliot presented telegram from E. B. Leatherman,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Dade County, requesting to
be advised as to including 1931 taxes in redemption of
Everglades Drainage District tax certificates.













Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees di-
rected that redemptions be allowed up to July 1, 1931 with-
out payment of 1931 taxes, but after that date 1931 taxes
will be collected when redemptions are made. Mr. Elliot
was requested to so advise all Clerks of the Court in Ever-
glades Drainage District.

The Land Department presented application from Cecil
Barco of Crystal River to purchase cedar stumps in Citrus
and Levy Counties, offering Fifteen Cents (15c) per cord
for said stumps.
It was the order of the Trustees that no action be taken
until Mr. Richardson could make investigation of the mat-
ter.

Mr. Richardson, Land Agent, presented Assignment of
Shell Lease from Standard Dredging Company to Reliable
Dredging Company and request that bond of Standard
Dredging Company be returned and new bond of Relia-
ble Dredging Company accepted.
Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees ap-
proved Assignment upon receipt of new bond.

Mr. Elliot reported that certain bills which the Trustees
had requested prepared were ready for the consideration
of the board.
The Trustees directed that Mr. Elliot and Mr. McIntosh
confer with the Attorney General and present the bills at
a later meeting for action.

Upon motion of Attorney General Landis, seconded by
Mr. Mayo, and adopted, the Trustees directed that all
leases covered by Chapter 13670, Acts of 1929, now handled
in the Office of the Secretary, together with the accounts
relating thereto, be turned over to the Land office to be
hereafter handled by that department.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliott, Secretary.













Tallahassee, Florida, April 8, 193V.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
The Trustees having advertised for sale on this date
certain lands held by the Trustees under Everglades Drain-
age District tax certificates, bids were called for.
Mr. Elliot presented bids received in the office on certain
tracts of land advertised. Whereupon, the Trustees di-
rected that the sale be continued and that Mr. Elliott indi-
cate on map the lands on which bids were received, the
price placed on same by the Trustees and the price bid.

The Trustees discussed an amendment to the proposed
Everglades Drainage Bill by striking the last few lines of
Section 64, and making an addition providing for issu-
ance by the Everglades Drainage District to Trustees of
the Internal Improvement Fund of Certificates of indebt-
edness, bearing 2% interest, to be applied in the payment
of Everglades Drainage District taxes on lands owned by
the Trustees.
Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees re-
quested the Attorney General, Mr. Elliot and Mr. McIntosh
to work out an amendment as above discussed.

It was the order of the Trustees that the regular weekly
meeting day be changed from Wednesday to Monday dur-
ing the Session of the Legislature.

Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund and the Board of Commis-
sioners of State Institutions agreed that the Departments
in the Capitol observe the following office hours: 8:30
A. M., to 1 P. M., 2:30 P. M., to 5 or 5:30 P. M., the closing
hour to be optional with the heads of the different depart-
ments.
The Trustees recessed to meet at 4:00 o'clock P. M.













4 o'clock P. M.
The Trustees met pursuant to recessed meeting of the
morning, with the same membership present.

Mr. M. C. McIntosh, Counsel for Trustees, presented Ex-
tension of contract with Florida East Coast Railway Com-
pany for constructing road from Chosen to Hialeah and
reported that the same was ready for the approval of the
Trustees. Said Extension to run to 1934.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the extension was
approved and executed and Counsel was directed to for-
ward same to the Railway Company for execution.

Mr. Elliot reported that the Trustees are due Chase Na-
tional Bank a payment of $50,000.00 on note held by said
Bank.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees directed
that a payment of $50,000.00 be made to Chase National
Bank on said note, and that the General Revenue Fund be
requested to transfer the above amount to the Trustees as
re-payment on loan for State buildings.

W. G. Blanchard of Miami, representing Islands Incor-
porated, submitted proposed bill to be presented to the
Legislature, carrying out the action of the Trustees of Jan-
uary 7, 1930, wherein it was agreed that the Trustees would
sponsor a bill in the legislature authorizing reimbursement
to Islands Incorporated of a credit held by the State in
the reconveyance of submerged lands.
It was ordered that Mr. Elliot check over the proposed
Act and ascertain if same is in conformity to Minutes of
January 7, 1930; if so that the Trustees carry out their
agreement.

The Land Office presented telegram from N. R. Boniske
of Jacksonville, making application for Oil Lease covering
all vacant lands owned by the State in Township 55,
Ranges 38 and 39; also advising that a client of his desired
to secure Oil Lease on all vacant lands in Township 53
South, Range 37 East and asking that this land be held
for him until May 15th, at which time his client was re-
turning from Havana.
Upon motion, seconded and adopted, the Trustees agreed
to grant lease to Mr. Boniske on lands in Township 55













South, Ranges 38 and 39 East upon payment of one year's
taxes in advance.
Request for option until May 15th on lands in Township
53 South, Range 37 East, was denied.

J. H. McCord, Treasurer of Chevelier Corporation came
before the Trustees and requested that all land owned by
his Company, and other lands, on which the Empire Land
Company hold oil leases be not advertised and sold for
taxes by the Trustees, as it would mean the discontinuance
of oil operations by the Empire Company.
Mr. Mayo made the motion that the Trustees withhold
from advertisement and sale for a period of six months
from this date, any lands of Chevelier Corporation, and
other lands, on which the above Oil Company holds leases.
Motion seconded and upon vote adopted.

P. M. Hornshell of Port Myakka, representing the
Blackhawk Company, holder of two leases on the mainland
in Glades County, and one lease covering lake bottom land
in said County, stated that the Road Department is build-
ing a road through said land, thereby impairing the lease
which they have from the State because of traffic being ad-
mitted through the tract. Mr. Hornshell asked that his
Company be allowed to discontinue the payment of taxes
on same, which amount to $1,990.51 per year.
The Trustees declined this proposition, but instructed Mr.
Hornshell to make his company a counter proposition of
allowing them to discontinue the payment of $761.39
yearly rental; the payment of taxes in the above amount
to continue. Leases referred to numbered 17914-17947 and
18096.

Financial Statement for the month of March, 1931 pre-
sented and ordeded placed of record:
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR MARCH, 1931
Balance in Fund March 1, 1931 ............$43,559.89
From land sales under Ch. 9131,
Acts of 1923, and Ch. 10024, Acts
of 1925 .......... .................................... 6,492.17
Receipts !on account of oil leases ......... 436.25
Tim ber lease .......................... ...................... 150.00
Land Lease ........................... ................ 25.00













Sale of supplies ............... .................................. 1.00
Sale of sand, shell and gravel ............... 183.55
Sale of M minutes ............................................ 1.00
From various land sales ............................. 2,172.00

$53,020.86
Less disbursements (itemized below) 5,367.34

Balance on hand April 1, 1931............ $47,653.52
RECAPITULATION
Cash and cash items ..................................... $ 1,000.00
Balances in Banks ........................................... 46,653.52
$47,653.52
BALANCES IN BANKS APRIL 1, 1931
Atlantic National Bank, Jacksonville, Fla. ............$ 248.43
Barnett National Bank, Jacksonville, Fla. ......... 197.56
Florida National Bank, Jacksonville, Fla. ............ 33,435.87
American National Bank, Pensacola, Fla. .................. 238,31
First National Bank, Miami, Fla. .............................. 169.18
Capital City Bank, Tallahassee, Fla ........................ 11,326.55
The Exchange Bank, Tallahassee, Fla. ....................... 489.27
Lewis State Bank, Tallahassee, Fla. ............................. 477.31
Central Farmers Tr. Co., West Palm Beach, Fla. 71.04
$46,653.52
DISBURSEMENTS
Date Check
1931 No. In Favor of: Amount
Mar. 4, 8440 Agnes I. Powers ............................... $ 6.93
(1930) 8441 B. A. Luning ............................................. 108.68
July 15, 8222 S. W. Bollinger (No. 8443 used
for this duplicate) ....................... 21.41
Mar. 4, 8442 A. R. Richardson .................................... 413.95
Mar. 19, 8444 Southern Telephone & Con-
struction Co ................................... ..... 4.25
8445 Western Union Telegraph Co.... 1.35
8446 Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. ........ 4.72
8447 The H. &W. Drew Co. ................ 18.35
8448 T. J. Appleyard, Inc. ........................ 69.30
8449 Underwood Typewriter Co............. 55.53
8450 R. G. Johnson .......................................... 138.51













Date Check
1931 No.
8451
8452
31, 8453
8454
8455
8456
8457
8458
8459
8460
8461
8462
8463
8464
8465
8466
8467


In Favor of:
Fred E. Fenno, C. C. C ..................
Fred E. Fenno, C. C. C. .................
F. C. Elliot ...............................
A. R. Richardson ....................................
M. C. McIntosh .......................................
C. B. Gwynn ................... ....................
F. E. Bayless .............................................
L. M. Ausley ...............................................
A. C. Bridges .......................................
Jentye Dedge ...................................
M. O. Barco ........................... ........
Mrs. Berta W Bohler ........................
H. L. Shearer ........................................
R. W Ervin ............................................
F. P. Jackson ..........................................
Robert W ynn ............................................
Trustees Internal Improvement


Amount
2.50
1,055.25
325.00
538.32
458.33
300.00
233.34
175.00
80.00
75.00
75.00
83.33
175.00
233.34
175.00
40.00


Fund ............................. .......... 410.23
8468 Jesse M cBeth ............................................ 3.00
8469 W B Taylor ........................................... 5.83
8470 T. J. Appleyard, Inc. ....................... 102.30

Total Disbursements for March, 1931...$ 5,367.34

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
Lloyd Griffin, Tallahassee. Fla ...........................................$ 13.50
Irma Dedge, Tallahassee, Fla. ......................... ............... 39.00
Bessie Thorn, Tallahassee, Fla. ........................................... 39.00
Oliver J. Wescott, Chicago, Ill. ........................................... 79.28
John C. Sullivan, Miami, Fla. ............................................. 15.00
Chase National Bank, New York City, N. Y. ......... 54,166.67

$54,352.45
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahasee, Florida, April 9, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.













Present:
Doyle E. Carlton, Governor.
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
Mr. Dan Chappell, Representative from Dade County,
together with Dr. J. F. Whitlock, Geologist, and F. O.
Bond, of Miami, came before the Trustees for the purpose
of discussing the oil situation in the southern part of the
State.
Mr. Chappell stated that under the present system of al-
lowing and handling oil leases it will be impossible to get
real oil companies interested in coming to Florida and
actually going ahead with drilling wells to a depth suf-
ficient to bring in oil; that as long as the leases are handled
on a speculative basis the bigger companies will not be
interested; that he has gone so far as to get one or two
big oil companies sufficiently interested to agree to put up
bonds or cash to insure their good faith in going ahead
with the work. Mr. Chappell asked that the Trustees
cancel all inoperative leases on State lands with the ex-
ception of those really drilling for oil, and all those de-
linquent in payment, and that the terms of the leases
be strictly enforced.
Upon being asked how many companeis were really drill-
ing for oil, Mr. Chappell stated there were only two that
he knew of.
Dr. WVhitlock submitted charts showing logs of different
wells drilled in the State and submitted data and infor-
mation of methods used, the formation of earth through
which the drills pass and displayed maps and charts show-
ing in relief the contours of certain sections of Florida and
adjacent ocean and gulf bottoms.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DOYLE E, CARLTON,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.












Present:
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
The Trustees having had under discussion certain legis-
lation which they deem necessary for the protection of
State land and the Fund generally, Attorney General
Landis moved the adoption of the following Resolution:
RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, experience in the conduct of the business
of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund has
developed the need for certain legislation relating to lands
and other property of the State of Florida vested in the
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund, either as to
title or as to their administration, or both; and
WHEREAS, such experience has shown that legislation
is necessary for covering certain subjects affecting the
State's interests for which there is now no law, and that
certain other legislation should be clarified or amended
for eliminating confusion; and
WHEREAS, certain bills have been prepared by the
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund which the
said Trustees deem necessary and to the interest of the
State in reference to State lands, now therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED:
That a Bill entitled: AN ACT Relating to the
Disposition of Proceeds from State Lands.
And a Bill entitled: AN ACT to Preserve the
Equity or Interest of the State of Florida, or Any
State Agency, in the Sale of State Lands or Other
State Property; to Provide for Foreclosure; to
Fix the Status of Liens for Taxes or Assessments
on Such Lands or Property, and to Provide for
Subsequent Sales Thereof.
And a Bill entitled: AN ACT Authorizing and
Charging the Trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment Fund with the Supervision of State Lands
Not Vested in Some Other State Agency; Author-
izing the Trustees to Protect Said Lands and to
Bring Certain Suits in Connection Therewith;
Authorizing the State of Florida to Join With the













Said Trustees in Certain Matters Relating to Said
Lands; and Charging Prosecuting Officers With
Certain Duties in Connection With Said Lands.
And a Bill entitled: AN ACT Relating to Taxes
or Special Assessments on Lands or Other Prop-
erty Owned by the State of Florida or Any State
Agency, and Requiring Notice of Such Taxes or
Assessments.
And a Bill entitled: AN ACT Authorizing the
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of
the State of Florida to Make Surveys and Ex-
plorations on Lands or Products Thereof Belong-
ing to the State of Florida, and Authorizing Ex-
penditures Therefor and Authorizing Coopera-
tion of the Geological Survey or Other State
Agency Therein.
And a Bill entitled: AN ACT To Repeal Sec-
tions 1073, 1074, and 1075, of the Revised General
Statutes of Florida, Being Sections 1404, 1405
and 1406, Respectively, of the Compiled General
Laws of 1927, Relative to the Purchase of Lands
of the Internal Improvement Fund by Heads of
Families.
All be and the same are hereby approved by the Trus-
tees of the Internal Improvement Fund; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Trustees of
the Internal Improvement Fund recommend to the Leg-
islature of Florida the enactment into law of the Bills as
above.
Upon vote the Resolution was unanimously adopted.

Mr. Elliot presented maps and schedule of bids and ap-
plications to redeem on lands held by the Trustees under
Everglades Drainage District tax certificates, advertised
for sale on April 8th and continued to this date.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees ac-
cepted bids and allowed redemption on certain lands con-
tained in advertisement.

The Land Office reported that in August 1926, the
Trustees sold to Sugarland Development Company under
Entry No. 17706 Sections 8, 9, 11 and 14, Township 43
South, Range 34 East, later taken over by Southern Sugar
Company, on which land payment of $7,897.63 was made;













that deed, mortgage and notes were drawn but never exe-
cuted by said Company for the reason that the L and N
Railroad Company had filed suit claiming ownership of the
land under a swamp and overflowed land grant; that the
land in question being lake bottom, Counsel for Trustees
took the matter up with the Railroad Company, but no
information has been received as to disposition of the liti-
gation, and other parties are now making application to
purchase through Southern Sugar Company certain por-
tions of the said land.
Upon motion of Attorney General Landis, seconded and
adopted, the Trustees directed that Mr. McIntosh, Counsel,
make investigation and ascertain the outcome of the liti-
gation of the railroad company, and if closed that Southern
Sugar Company be called upon to carry out agreement to
purchase.

The Land Office advised that in 1925 W. B. Myers made
application to purchase 40 acres of land lying almost in
Lake lamonia, being the NW1/4 of NW1/4 of Section 26,
Township 3 North, Range 2 East, Leon County, offering
$10.00 per acre, which was the appraised value of the land,
but failed to complete the transaction at that time. Mr.
Myers now desires to purchase the land and offers $400.00
for the 40 acres.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees agreed
to accept the offer of Mr. Myers of $10.00 an- acre and
direct that deed be issued.

The Land Office presented letter from Mrs. L. A. Martin
relative purchase of Lot 10, Section 29, Township 3 South,
Range 27 East-22 acres in Duval County, in which she
advises that Surveyor employed by her claims only 18.4
acres in the Lot, while the State claims 22 acres. The land
Office advised that the Survey used by the State is the
Government Survey made in the last few years.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees directed
that the sale be carried out on the basis of 22 acres as
shown by the Government Survey. The Land Office was
directed to so advise Mrs. Martin.

The Trustees having on March 25th agreed to sell to
W. T. French of Jacksonville, an island in the St. Johns













River at a price of $300.00, subject to advertisement for
objections, the following Notice was ordered published in
Duval County:
NOTICE
Tallahassee, Florida, April 13, 1931.
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.,
Monday, May 18th, A. D. 1931, at Tallahassee, to
consider the sale of the following described sub-
merged land in DUVAL County, Florida:
An Island in the St. Johns River created
by dredging operations. The initial point of
survey of said island is located near the North
shore of same and said initial point of survey
is 938.7 feet East of and 386.3 feet North of
the Southwest Corner of the Southwest
Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section
32, Township 1 South, Range 27 East.
Containing 1.2 acres, more or less, located
in Section 32, Township 1 South, Range 27
East, Duval 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 oppor-
tunity to present same on date of sale as therein
prescribed.
By order of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund.
DOYLE E. CARLTON,
Governor.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
Southern Telephone & Construction Co., Tallahassee, /
F la ....................................... ..................... ........... .... .. $ 4.25
Postal Telegraph-Cable Co., Tallahassee, Fla. ............. 2.15
Western Union Telegraph Co., Tallahassee, Fla. ........ 41
The H. & W. B. Drew Co., Tallahassee, Fla. .................. 3.90
The Collier County News, Everglade, Fla. ..................... 2.00
The Tallahassee Office Supply Co., Tallahassee, Fla. 2.25













J. R. Peacock, C. C. C., Sarasota, Fla. .................................. 1.50
V. E. Douglas, C. C. C., Sanford, Fla. .................................... 1.50

$17.96
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, April 15, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
Minutes of the Trustees of April 1st, 8th, 9th and 13th,
1931, were presented and approved.

Thos. H. Horobin of Miami, having made application to
purchase 31 acres of submerged land in Section 3, Township
53, South, Range 42 East, Dade County, and the Trustees
having agreed to advertise the land for sale on April 15th,
subject to objections and highest bid, the Chairman called
for bids on the land, and objections, if any.
Mr. Horobin's bid of $350.00 per acre was the only bid
received for the land.
HI M. Weenick of Miami, in the interest of Tatum's
Ocean Park Company, requested the Trustees to postpone
the sale until after he had secured the right to remove sand
from a certain area North of and adjacent to the area ad-
vertised for sale to Mr. Horobin.
The Trustees requested Mr. Weenick to present written
application for permit to dredge fill material.
Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees con-
tinued the sale of the land described above for further
investigation. Mr. McIntosh, Counsel, was requested to
look into the matter.

The Land Office presented letter from John E. Holland
of Miami, with request for release of mineral and petro-













leum reservation on land purchased from the State, for
which he offers 50 cents per acre; also requested the Trus-
tees to release the canal and dyke reservation on the land
in order that he might secure loan from the Federal Loan
Bank.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees agreed
to release the mineral and petroleum reservation on lands
of Mr. Holland at the regular price of 50 cents per acre;
and also agreed to release canal and dyke reservation on
said land, it being ascertained that no canals were being
contemplated through the land.

Mr. Elliot was requested to submit to proper Commit-
tees in the Senate and House the several bills prepared by
the Trustees and approved by Resolution of April 13th,
1931.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
W. V. KNOTT,
Treasurer-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, April 22, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
The Minutes of the Trustees of April 15th, presented
and approved.

The Land Department presented letter from Central
Volusia Enterprises, represented by N. R. Boniske, re-
questing timber lease on 8500 acres of land in Township
16 and 17 South, Range 29 East, and making an offer of
$4.00 per thousand stumpage for cypress timber.
Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees di-
rected that the matter be deferred until Mr. Richardson,
Land Agent, can make investigation and report.













Mr. J. H. Peeples, representative from Glades County,
together with Messrs. Gove, Hooker, Wiggins and Bowden,
came before the Trustees in behalf of Lakeport settlers
who have made application to purchase land in Townships
39 and 40, Range 33 and Township 39, Range 34, and made
payment on same. The Trustees having heretofore placed
a price on the land of $100.00 per acre for ridge land,
$25.00 per acre for lake bottom and $15.00 per acre for
the back land, the settlers requested that the land be clas-
sified as one class rather than three, and that a flat rate
of $15.00 per acre be placed on the land.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees agreed
as follows:
1. That the area for which claims have been allowed
be placed in one classification, (except as to the lake bottom
land which can be purchased by the upland owner upon
application accompanied by survey and proper descrip-
tion), and a price of $15.00 per acre placed on the land
with interest at 6% ; sale to be made according to contract
schedule to be selected as applicable.
2. That the Contracts be prepared as soon as possible
and Mr. Richardson and Mr. Bayless have same executed
on their trip to that section between June 10th and 15th.
3. That the amounts on deposit be applied to the pur-
chase of the land and no refunds made of amounts over
and above first payment.
4. That purchaser shall pay the 1931 Drainage taxes
on the said land.
All the foregoing accepted by the delegation for Lake-
port settlers.
Upon motion of Mr. Mayo, seconded and adopted, the
Trustees directed that claims of settlers around Ritta be
disposed of at the same time as the Lakeport settlers, ac-
cording to contract schedule.

Wilson Trammell of Miami, having requested extension
in payment on Oil Lease due April 14th, the Trustees
agreed to allow Thirty (30) days within which to pay one-
half of amount due and Sixty (60) days to pay the balance.
The Land Office was directed to so advise Mr. Trammell.

Mr. Pat Johnson of Kissimmee, came before the Trustees
and presented the case of Capt. Clay Johnson, who for
years was employed by the Everglades Drainage District,













stating that he was in very bad health, being confined to
his bed the greater part of the time, and asked if there
was some way by which the Trustees could pay him a small
salary the remainder of his life, which would possibly be
only a few months. Mr. Johnson stated he was taking the
matter up with the Trustees as they composed the personnel
of the Drainage Board during the time of Capt. Johnson's
employment.
Mr. Johnson was advised that the Trustees would go
into the matter and see what could be done.

F. C. B. LeGro of Miami, came before the Trustees and
stated that pursuant to Resolution adopted by the Trus-
tees May 27, 1930, he was to redeed within one year all
lands conveyed in Deed No. 17274-B, originally sold to
Gamble and Gamble in 1925, and upon such reconveyance
the Trustees would advertise the lands for objections upon
his offer to pay $100.00 per acre cash for said reconveyed
land.
Mr. LeGro advised that he has cleared up the transac-
tion, except approximately $1000.00 representing a small
parcel of land held in Escrow with Southern Bank and
Trust Company of Miami, which said escrow cannot be
satisfied until the latter part of this year, and requests the
Trustees to grant him continuance of the contract or agree-
ment until December 31, 1931.
Upon motion of Attorney General Landis, seconded and
duly adopted, the Trustees granted Mr. LeGro continuance
of his contract until December 31, 1931 in order that he
may clear the escrow agreement above referred to and re-
convey the land covered thereby to the Trustees.

F. C. B. LeGro reported that in conformity to agreement
of June 10, 1930, he had proceeded to clear up and put
back into the State title to the land covered by Entry No.
17274-A and that same was ready to be advertised for ob-
jections as set out in said Resolution; that in preparing to
dredge the adjoining bay bottoms for fill material, it will
be necessary to have the Trustees approve and designate
a certain area to conform to requirements of the War De-
partment. Mr. LeGro presented blueprint showing the area
desired and requested the Trustees to approve and desig-
nate the same as the area from which he is to dredge fill
material.












Upon motion seconded and adopted, the Trustees agreed
to designate area as shown on blueprint filed with the Sec-
retary as the location from which fill material is to be taken
by F. C. B. LeGro for filling land described in Trustees
Entry No. 17274-A.

F. C. B. LeGro brought to the attention of the Trustees
a point in the law under which the State is authorized to
sell and convey submerged lands out to a three foot depth,
submitting that in instances where portions of the land
are covered by more than three feet of water, attorneys
passing on the title invariably take the position that the
Trustees have no authority to sell, thus creating a cloud
on the title. Mr. LeGro suggested that this matter be looked
into with a view to correcting the law.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees re-
ferred the matter to Counsel for investigation.

The Trustees having referred to Mr. Elliot for checking
a proposed bill submitted by Mr. W. G. Blanchard for re-
imbursement by the Trustees to Islands Incorporated of
a credit held by the State, Mr. Elliot presented letter set-
ting forth his recommendations.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees di-
rected that the Bill be corrected to conform to recommen-
dations of Mr. Elliot and when so corrected Mr. Elliot to
prepare letter to accompany the Bill, stating that the same
has been approved by the Trustees.
Upon motion the Trustees recessed to meet at 3:00
o'clock P. M.

THREE O'CLOCK P. M.
The Trustees convened pursuant to recessed meeting of
the morning with the same members present.

Mr. Vernon Price-Williams came before the Trustees
and discussed the matter of oil leases, some of which are
held by himself and associates, and the drilling of certain
wells on which he is engaged. Mr. Price-Williams stated
that he wanted to make clear his position, in view of cer-
tains newspaper statements which he believed in no way
applied to the work which he had been carrying on, and
in his judgment there was no ground for such statements
in so far as his operations were concerned; that his com-












pany and associates had spent thousands of dollars in ac-
tually drilling wells and proposed to continue putting in
additional wells as rapidly as funds could be secured. Mr.
Price-Williams asked that the leases held by himself and
associates be protected since they have carried out all con-
ditions imposed by the leases.

Mr. Elliot presented Note drawn in favor of Chase Nat-
ional Bank of New York in the sum of $150,000.00 being
balance due on $300,000.00 note securing loan from said
Bank to the Trustees for Everglades Drainage District.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees exe-
cuted said Note and directed that same be forwarded to
Chase National Bank in New York City.

Thos. H. Horobin of Miami, called to the attention of
the Trustees the fact that Deed No. 17275, known as the
Parkview land, was deeded August 11, 1925 and that ad-
vertisement covering said land did not expire until Sep-
tember 1, 1925; that as a consequence question had arisen
as to the validity of the Trustees' deed.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees agreed
to issue correction deed to Mr. Horobin covering land in
deed No. 17275. The Land Department was directed to
prepare such deed for execution.

The Trustees having advertised land in Dade County
to be sold April 15th, being 31 acres in Section 3, Town-
ship 53 South, Range 42 East, and sale having been con-
tinued pending action on application of Tatum's Ocean
Park Company for fill material, Mr. Thos. H. Horobin,
applicant for the land, requested the Trustees to make sale
to him, stating that it was satisfactory with him for Tatum
Company to have permit to dredge from the area
designated.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees agreed
to sell the above described submerged land to Mr. Horobin
at a price of $350.00 per acre, and granted a permit for
a period of two years in which Mr. Horobin may dredge
material to fill the said land from the South side of Bis-
cayne Point, accurate description of said area to be fur-
nished by Mr. Horobin.












The Trustees agreed that -upon receipt of written ap-
plication from Tatum's Ocean Park Company, furnishing
plats and description of area desired, permit to dredge
fill material from approximately 116 acres in the N/2 of
Section 3, Township 53 South, Range 42 East, would be
issued at price to be agreed upon.

The Trustees having heretofore on August 12, 1930
agreed to quit-claim to Thos. H. Horobin, for the sum of
$500.00, certain land on Biscayne Point formerly sub-
merged but since bulkheaded and filled-in, Mr. Horobin re-
quested the Trustees to allow him to make payment of the
$500.00 and $10,850.00, amount due for the purchase of
the 31 acres in Section 3, Township 53, Range 42, hereto-
fore referred to, by applying credit on a certain area con-
veyed to him in Deed No. 17275 August 11, 1925, a por-
tion of which land he was unable to use, the Federal Gov-
ernment refusing to allow bulkheading on the ground that
the U. S. Coast Guard required an outlet to the Bay
through said land.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees agreed
to accept as payment for the $11,350.00, representing the
price of the above two tracts of land, the credit requested,
said credit to be in full and final settlement of Mr. Horo-
bin's claim for land which he was unable to use on account
of Government interference.

Thos. H. Horobin requested release of Oil reservation
on land covered by Deed No. 17275 and also on 31 acres
of submerged land in Section 3, Township 53, Range 42,
sold him this date.
The Trustees agreed to release Oil reservation on the
above described tracts of land purchased by Mr. Horobin
upon payment in cash of Fifty Cents (50c) per acre. Ac-
cepted by Mr. Horobin.

The Trustees on August 12, 1930 agreed to allow Thos.
H. Horobin to reconvey, free of all encumbrances what-
sover, lands in Dade County, being the N1/2 of Section 21,
Township 54 South, Range 35 East-Entry No. 17262-A,
B, C and D, for which he paid $71.00 per acre, purchased
in the name of Trails Land Company on which payment of
$5,680.00 was made, for which reconveyance Mr. IHorobin












was to receive credit in the above amount to be applied to
the purchase of other lands.
Mr. Horobin now makes application to apply the above
credit to the purchase of Lots 1 and 4 in Section 31, Town-
ship 42 South, Range 37 East, located between the towns
of Pahokee and Chosen.
The Trustees having set a price of $200.00 per acre on
the said Lots, agreed to deed Lot 1, containing 28.32 acres,
in said section, township and range, to Mr. Horobin and
accept in payment therefore the credit of $5,680.00; also
agreed to sell the said Lot 4, containing 9.67 acres at a
price of $200.00 per acre according to the Contract Plan
recently adopted. Accepted by Mr. Horobin.

Thos. H. Horobin made application to purchase Lots
1, 2, 3 and 4 in Section 23, Township 43 South, Range 36
East, containing 57.40 acres in Palm Beach County, near
Pahokee.
The Trustees agreed to sell the above described land at
a price of $150.00 per acre, according to Contract Plan.
Accepted by Mr. Horobin.

The Land Office presented letter from Representative
Elbert L. Stewart of Palm Beach County, relative land in
Hendry County on which Southern Sugar Company made
a small cash payment several years ago and has used the
land ever since without further payment.
Mr. Bayless reported that litigation had been pending
against this land for several years; that he had written
the Attorneys for information and had notified Mr. Stewart
that he would be advised as soon as reply was received.
The Trustees directed that the matter be held open until
information was received.

The Land Office presented letter from J. L. Barber, re-
questing the Trustees to refund to Mart Ivey amount paid
for submerged land conveyed in Deed No. 17535, as he has
been informed that other parties have never paid for the
land in front of their property although they have pos-
session of same.
The Trustees directed that Mr. Barber be advised that
there was no way to make refund as this money was paid
to the School Fund and could not be removed.












The Land Department presented letter from Cecil Bar-
ber, who made payment of $180.00 rental on land in Town-
ship 52 South, Range 35 East, Dade County, but has been
unable to make use of the land owing to high water.
Upon report from Mr. Richardson that he was only able
to get within two miles of the land, the Trustees agreed to
allow Mr. Barber to apply the above payment on other
land to be selected.

The Land Department presented letter from J. W. Mc-
Williams, purchaser of an island on Matlacha Pass, con-
sisting of 156.15 acres in Township 44 South, Range 22
East, requesting that Mr. Richardson, Land Agent, make
investigation to ascertain whether or not he is located on
the land purchased.
The Trustees directed that Mr. Richardson make inves-
tigation and advise Mr. McWilliams.

Mr. Elliot presented letter from Henderson & Franklin
of Fort Myers, relative to certificate held by the Trustees
on land in Hendry County owned by Atlantic Coast Line
Railroad, in which letter Mr. Henderson makes the propo-
sition to pay $75.00 for the Certificate.
The Trustees being advised that the amount necessary
to redeem the Certificate is $91.65, and further that there
was no error in the description or assessment of the land
in question, it was ordered that the above proposition be
declined.

Mr. Elliot presented letter signed by Mrs. Doris S.
Weeks, Clerk Circuit Court, J. P. Moore, Tax Collector
and I. E. Scott, Tax Assessor, of Glades County, protest-
ing the consolidation of Istokpoga Sub-drainage District
and Indian Prairie Sub-Drainage District as contemplated
in a proposed Bill to be introduced at this session of the
Legislature.
The Trustees having no authority in the premises, re-
quested Mr. Elliot to so advise Glades County Officers and
suggest that they take the matter up with their Senator
and Representatives.

Mr. Elliot submitted telegram from James A. Dew, ask-
ing to be permitted to pay delinquent drainage taxes with
Everglades Drainage District bonds.













The Trustees directed Mr. Elliot to advise Mr. Dew that
they had no authority in the premises.

The Trustees recessed to meet at 7:00 O'Clock P. M.
SEVEN O'CLOCK P. M.
The Trustees met pursuant to' recessed meeting of the
afternoon with same members present and also the
Governor.

The matter of sale of lands covered by Everglades Drain-
age District Tax Certificates held by the Trustees in ac-
cordance with advertisement for sale on May 14th, was
discussed.
The Trustees ordered that the sale as advertised be in-
definitely postponed; that the advertisement now running
be cancelled and notice be published in each newspaper
carrying the advertisement to the effect that the Trustees
have withdrawn from sale the lands described in such
notice. It was also the order of the Trustees that no fur-
ther sales be made pending disposition of certain Ever-
glades Drainage District legislation.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
W. H. May, Postmaster, Tallahassee, Fla .....................$ 10.00
M. C. McIntosh, Counsel, Tallahassee, Fla. .................. 31.90
A. R. Richardson, Tallahassee, Fla. ....................................... 168.43
Pentland, Robertson & Heuser, Jacksonville, Fla ...... 250.00
The Okeechobee News, Okeechobee, Fla. ........................... 9.00
The Miami Daily News, Miami, Fla. .................................... 40.43
Gore Publishing Company, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. ...... 9.00
The Chase National Bank, New York, N. Y. .................. 16.65
G. L. Dickenson, Tallahassee, Fla. ........................................ 54.98
M. C. McIntosh, Tallahassee, Fla. .......................................... 61.45

$651.85
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, April 23, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.












Present:
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
The following Resolution was presented and adopted:
RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, On January 14, 1925, the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund by deeds of conveyance Nos.
17187-A and 17187-B conveyed to Robert G. Holgate cer-
tain lands in Biscayne Bay, Dade County, Florida, aggre-
gating 1317.90 acres, for which the sum of $82,368.75 was
paid in cash to the said Trustees by the said Robert G.
Holgate as one-fourth payment, and the said Robert G.
Holgate on the same date did deliver to the Trustees three
certain promissory notes of said date, each in the sum of
$82,368.75, and the said Robert G. Holgate and Helen J.
Holgate, his wife, did execute to the said Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund a mortgage covering all of
said lands described in said deeds Nos. 17187-A and
17187-B, which notes remain due and payable; and
WHEREAS, The Miami Corporation has brought suit
against the said Robert G. Holgate and his wife and the
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund with refer-
ence to certain of the lands contained in said Deed No.
17187-B and the authority of the said Trustees to make
conveyance of the said land contained in said Deed No.
17187-B is now in question; and
WHEREAS, Mr. J. M. Murrell, Attorney of Miami,
Florida, representing Mr. Robert G. Holgate and his suc-
cessors and associates, has proposed to the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund to reconvey to the said Trus-
tees, free of all liens, including taxes for 1931 and prior
years, all of said lands described in said Deeds Nos.
17187-A and 17187-B, except certain lands conveyed by
Coral Gables Securities Corporation to Miami Corpora-
tion in Deed bearing date of June 27, 1925, recorded July
19, 1927, in the Public Records of Dade County, Florida,
in Deed Book 1122, page 364, and to cancel notes aggre-
gating Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000.00) se-
cured by that certain mortgage dated April 15, 1925, made
by Coral Gables Securities Corporation to the said Robert












G. Holgate and wife and to John M. Murrell and wife,
recorded in Mortgage Book 407, page 322 of the Public
Records of said County, and to satisfy the said mortgage
of record, upon consideration of the said Trustees agreeing
to allow the said Robert G. Holgate and his successors and
associates credits in the sum of FORTY THOUSAND
DOLLARS ($40,000.00) to be used in payment for oil
leases, or in the purchase of other lands to be agreed upon
by the said Robert G. Holgate, his successors and asso-
ciates, and the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund, and upon the further consideration of the said Trus-
tees cancelling said three notes and executing satisfaction
of said mortgage; and
WHEREAS, on account of pending and threatened lit-
igation, it appears that the best interest of the Trustees of
the Internal Improvement Fund will be subserved by
agreeing to said proposition; therefore
BE IT RESOLVED That the above stated proposition
presented by Mr. J. M. Murrell, on behalf of Robert G.
Holgate, his successors and associates, be and the same is
hereby approved and accepted, conditioned upon all trans-
actions necessary thereto being completed within Ninety
(90) Days from date of this resolution.

And also the following resolution was adopted:
RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, Mr. H. P. Adair, Attorney of Jacksonville,
Florida, representing Miami Corporation, owning lands in
the SE1/4 of Section 7 and the NE1/4 of Section 18, Town-
ship 55 South, Range 41 East, appeared before the Trus-
tees of the Internal Improvement Fund and the State
Board of Education and proposes that upon the Trustees
of the Internal Improvement Fund receiving reconveyance,
free of liens, to them from Robert G. Holgate and his as-
sociates and successors of certain lands conveyed by the
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund to the said
Robert G. Holgate in Deed No. 171874B, covering lands
in front of their above mentioned holdings, and upon con-
veyance by the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund to the said Miami Corporation of all lands lying be-
tween the original -meander line of the NE1/4 of Section
18 and the SE1/4 of Section 7, of the above Township and
Range, and the Atlantic Ocean, that the said Miami Cor-












portion will in consideration thereof pay to the said Trus-
tees of the Internal Improvement Fund the sum of Two
Thousand Dollars ($2000.00), and that upon conveyance
by the State Board of Education to the said Miami Cor-
poration of all their right, title and interest in and to Lot
1, Section 7, containing 6.64 acres, and Lots 1 and 2 in
Section 17, containing 9.89 acres, and Lots 5, 6 and 7 of
Section 18, containing 35.07 acres, according to Sup-;
plemental Plat of said Township 55 South, Range 41 East,
bearing date of January 18, 1924, that the said Miami Cor-
poration will pay to the said State Board of Education the
sum of Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00), and the said
Miami Corporation will secure an order of Court dismiss-
ing pending litigation and the Lis Pendens filed in con-
nection therewith against said lands, at their cost, as
against the said Trustees Internal Improvement Fund and
the said State Board of Education, such proposal being
subject to the Miami Corporation being able to acquire
within three months certain claims of The W. E. Moses
Land Script & Realty Company, John M. Sutton, and their
respective associates and successors in and to the said lands
lying East of said Meander line so established by said Plat
of 1847; and
WHEREAS, the above lands are in litigation and it is
the sense of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund and the State Board of Education that their several
and respective interests will be conserved by agreeing to
and accepting the above proposition and eliminating
further possible long and expensive litigation, Now
Therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED by the Trustees of the Internal
Improvement Fund that the said above proposition of Mr.
H. P. Adair, representing the said Miami Corporation be
and the same is approved and accepted in so far as the
same pertains to the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.












Tallahassee, Florida, May 4, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met
on this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Ernest Apnos, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
Minutes of the Trustees of April 15th, 22nd and 23nd,
1931, presented and approved.

Mr. Elliot reported that Mr. Dar Chappell, represen-
tative from Dade County, had introduced a Bill relating
to Oil Leases and expenditure of funds derived therefrom
and stated that there might be a conflict between this bill
and a bill submitted by the Trustees.
The Trustees directed Mr. Elliot and Mr. McIntosh to
take the matter up with Mr. Chappell, conferring with the
Attorney General if necessary, and see if the two Bills can-
not be correlated.

Mr. Elliot presented application handed to him by Sen-
ator J. Turner Butler of Jacksonville, for Duval Engin-
eering and Contracting Company, requesting exclusive
lease to dredge shell from the St. John River and its Trib-
utaries from the mouth of Arlington River to the Atlantic
Ocean; term of lease to be 10 years from June 15, 1931,
upon usual terms and conditions, subject to the leases
granted Standard Dredging Company, Atlantic Shell
Company, Jacksonville Sand Company and Bayshore
Company.
The Trustees directed that the Lessees in that territory
be consulted to ascertain if they had objections and that
action be withheld pending receipt of such information.
Mr. Elliot presented request from Charlton and Davis,
Engineers of Fort Lauderdale, to make certain surveys
West of Fort Lauderdale.
Upon being advised that the State owns only a small
acreage in the territory, the Trustees declined to have
said surveys made, and the Secretary was requested to so
advise Charlton & Davis.












Mr. Elliot presented letter from W. E. Sexton, asking
for a meeting of the Trustees Monday, May 11th. Mr.
Elliot was directed to advise Mr. Sexton that the Trustees
would be glad to have him and associates meet with them
on the date indicated.

Mr. H. M. Weenick came before the Trustees relative to
written application from Tatum's Ocean Park Company
for a three year permit to dredge approximately 750,000
cubic yards of sand for fill material from a 116 acre tract
near Biscayne Point, for the purpose of filling 163 acres
of land. The offer for the above material was $100.00.
Upon discussion, Mr. Knott moved that the matter be
held until Mr. Richardson could make a report. Seconded
and upon vote adopted.

Mr. W. Terry Gibson of West Palm Beach, for Florida
Inland Navigation District, came before the Trustees rel-
ative to securing Rights-of-Way for Florida East Coast
Canal through Sections 7 and 18 in Township 41 South,
Range 43 East. Mr. Gibson stated that in 1925 Mr.
Hampton reported that the survey of this land was er-
roneous and the Government made a re-survey and located
lots to a certain point, but did not extend as far as Lots 2
and 3 owned by Judge Chillingworth; that Judge Chil-
lingworth desires to know whether or not he owns out to
the channel. Mr. Gibson requested the Trustees to pass on
the ownership of the land in front of Lots 2 and 3.
Upon motion of Judge Landis, seconded by Mr. Mayo
and adopted, the matter was held pending investigation
and report of Mr. Richardson.

The Land Department presented request from Mr. Tom
Norfleet that the Trustees accept the amount of $625.00,
paid on the purchase of 50 acres of land in Section 26,
Township 43 South, Range 36 East, in full payment for
13.15 acres in same section, township and range, which ad-
joins the above land and which he applied for in connec-
tion with the 50 acres, and allow him to redeed, free of all
liens and encumbrances, the 50 acres as he is unable to
complete payment of the land.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees agreed
to sell the 13.15 acres in Section 26, Township 43 South,
Range 36 East, to Mr. Norfleet for the $625.00 paid and












allow him to reconvey the 50 acres in the same section,
township and range, free of all liens whatsoever. The Land
Department was directed to so advise Mr. Norfleet.

W. G. Blanchard came before the Trustees and stated
that on August 1, 1928, he agreed to purchase, in the name
of South Florida Citrus Corporation, Lots 14 and 15 in
Section 32, Township 50 South, Range 41 East, Broward
County, at a price of $50.00 per acre and made a payment
of $1020.00; that deed was prepared by the Land Office
but on account of mortgage never having been executed
by said Company, the Trustees ordered deed cancelled.
Mr. Blanchard requested that the Trustees allow him to
use the $1020.00 payment, or any part thereof, as cash in
payment for Oil leases granted or to be granted by the
Trustees.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees agreed
to allow Mr. Blanchard to use the said $1020.00 in pay-
ment for Oil leases now due or to become due, or any new
leases which the Trustees may grant.

W. G. Blanchard came before the Trustees relative to
purchase on November 12, 1926 by himself and associates
of three Half-sections of land in Monroe County covered
by Entries Nos. 17766 and 17767 as to Section 10, Town-
ship 56 South, Range 31 East, and Entry No. 4040 as to
S1/2 of Section 16, Township 56 South, Range 31 East,
(School Section) on which $3600.00 payment was made.
Mr. Blanchard states that since no further payments have
been made on the land, or the taxes paid, if the Trustees
desire he will try to arrange a deal with the other in-
terested parties whereby the taxes could be cleared up and
the land reconveyed to the State free of all liens. Mr.
Blanchard indicated that in case he was able to effect a
settlement he would like to apply the amount paid on the
land-$3600.00-in payment for oil leases.
Attorney General Landis moved that Mr. Blanchard
work out the arrangements he has in mind and then sub-
mit the proposition to the Trustees. Seconded and upon
vote adopted.
Mr. W. G. Blanchard requested the Trustees to amend
Oil Leases held by himself and associates in order that the
drilling provision may be uniform and in line with leases
held by other parties.












No action was taken, but Mr. Blanchard was requested
to confer with Mr. Elliot and ascertain the difference in
the drilling period of the several leases.

The Land Department presented letter from Okeechobee
Flood Control District, requesting an expression from the
Trustees as to their willingness to deed the Federal Gov-
ernment the necessary right-of-way for levees contemplated
in Okeechobee Flood Control District on which they pro-
pose to locate six experimental levees.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees agreed
to execute deeds to right-of-way necessary for the con-
templated levees.

J. T. Diamond, Secretary of the Board of Control, again
presented the matter of land needed by the Experiment
Station in the Everglades and suggested that if the Trus-
tees could not effect an exchange with Southern Sugar
Company for land in Section 3, that an acreage about 1
mile from the Station be designated in lieu thereof.
The Trustees agreed to the suggestions and ordered that
the land mentioned be set aside pending settlement with
Southern Sugar Company.
Mr. Diamond also asked that the other matters presented
to the Trustees March 4th be considered and disposed of.
The Trustees agreed to take the matter up as soon as
possible.

The Land Department presented letter from J. J. Black,
owner of Turpentine Lease No. 7926 from the Trustees
dated August 28, 1928, for a period of four years, request-
ing a two-year extension on the lease as he has not worked
the timber on account of turpentine prices.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees agreed
to grant the two-year extension on Lease 7926.
Financial Statement for the month of April, 1931 pre-
sented and ordered placed of record:
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR APRIL, 1931
Balance in Fund April 1, 1931 .......................................$ 47,653.52
Interest on Deposits in banks ............................................ 164.01
From various land sales ....................................................... 2,409.92
From land sales under Ch. 9131, Acts of 1923
and Ch. 10024, Acts of 1925 ........................................ 6,005.52













L an d L ease ..................................................................... .................... 210.97
Payment on loan made to General Revenue
(W t. N o. 115813) ................................................................ 50,000.00

$106,443.94
Less Disbursements ................................................................... 58,506.17

Balance on hand May 1, 1931 ............................................. $ 47,937.77

RECAPITULATION
Cash and Cash Item s ..................................................................$ 1,000.00
B alances in B anks ...................................................................... 46,937.77

$ 47,937.77
BALANCES IN BANKS MAY 1, 1931
Atlantic National Bank, Jacksonville, Florida...$ 248.43
Barnett National Bank, Jacksonville, Florida...... 197.56
Florida National Bank, Jacksonville, Florida...... 33,248.35
American National Bank, Pensacola, Florida...... 238.31
First National Bank, Miami, Florida ........................ 170.00
Capital City Bank, Tallahassee, Florida .................. 12,764.08
Central Farmers Tr. Co., West Palm Beach,
F lorid a ................................................................................................... 7 1 .04

$ 46,937.77
DISBURSEMENTS
Date Check
1931 No. In Favor of: Amount
Apr. 1, 8471 Fred E. Fenno, C. C. C. ............$ 10.00
8, 8472 Lloyd Griffin ....................................... 13.50
8473 Irma Dedge ............................................. 39.00
8474 Bessie Thorn ........................................ 39.00
8475 Oliver Westcott ................................... 79.28
8476 John C. Sullivan .............................. 15.00
15, 8477 Southern Telephone & Con-
struction Co. .............. ................ 4.25
8478 Postal Telegraph & Cables Co. 2.15
8479 Western Union Telegraph Co. .41
8480 The H. & W. B. Drew Co. ...... 3.90
8481 The Collier County News......... 2.00
8482 Tallahasse Office Supply Co. 2.25
8483 J. R. Peacock ....................................... 1.50













Date
1931

16,
23,









30,


Check
No. In Favor of:
8484 V. E. Douglas .......................................
8485 Chase National Bank ..................
8486 W. H. May, Postmaster ............
8487 M. C. McIntosh ...................................
8488 A. R. Richardson ......................
8489 Pentland, Robertson & Heuser
8490 The Okeechobee News ..................
8491 The Miami Daily News ..................
8492 Gore Publishing Co. ...................
8493 The Chase National Bank .........
8494 G. L. Dickenson .................................
8495 M. C. McIntosh ................................
8496 F. C. Elliot ............................................
8497 A. R. Richardson ..........................
8498 M. C. McIntosh .................................
8499 C. B. Gwynn ..........................................
8500 F. E. Bayless ..........................................
8501 Jentye Dedge .......................................
8502 L. M. Ausley ..........................................
8503 Mrs. Berta W. Bohler ..................
8504 R. W. Ervin ............... .................
8505 H. L. Shearer .....................................
8506 F. P. Jackson ......................................
8507 Edith M. Richmond ........................
8508 Townsend Holding Corpora-
tion ........................ .......... .......
8509 Ollie Robertson ..................................

$


The following bills were approved and ordered
Ralph A. Horton, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. ..................$
J. A. Wiggins, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. ...........................
Henry W. Hecht, Coral Gables, Fla. .......................

$


Amount
1.50
54,166.67
10.00
31.90
168.43
250.00
9.00
40.43
9.00
16.66
54.98
61.45
222.27
333.34
464.58
300.00
233.34
175.00
175.00
125.00
233.34
175.00
175.00
10.29

48.00
3.75

58,506.17

d paid:
1,176.62
574.18
66.00

1,816.80


Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
ERNEST AMOS,
ATTEST: Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.













Tallahassee, Florida, May 6, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Doyle E. Carlton, Governor.
Ernest Anmos, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott,Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Colonel Gilbert A. Youngberg, of Jacksonville, having
made application for permit over certain right-of-way
through State land in connection with construction of
Florida East Coast Canal, the following Resolution was
adopted:
RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, The Congress of the United States, in an
Act authorizing the construction, repair and preservation
of certain public works on rivers and harbors approved
January 21, 1927, (Public-No. 560, 69th Congress-H. R.
11616) and amended by a similar act approved July 3,
1930, (Public-No. 520, 71st Congress-H. R. 11781) did
adopt and authorize as a work of improvement at the ex-
pense of the United States as Intracoastal Waterway in
general 100 feet wide and 8 feet deep at local mean low
water following the coastal route from Jacksonville,
Florida, to Miami, Florida, in accordance with reports
submitted in House Document numbered 586, 69th Con-
gress, second session, and Senate Document numbered 71,
71st Congress, second session, and subject to the conditions
set forth in said documents; and
WHEREAS, One of the conditions so set forth was to
the effect that local interests shall acquire and transfer
free of cost to the United States right-of-way and suitable
areas for the deposit of dredged material in connection
with the work and its subsequent maintenance; and
WHEREAS, by statute of the Legislature of the State
of Florida local interests have been organized in the form
of a special taxing district under the style and title of "The
Florida Inland Navigation District," which District is
authorized by law to acquire and furnish to the United
States right-of-way and suitable areas for the deposit of
dredged material in connection with the work of improve-












ment of the Intracoastal Waterway and its subsequent
maintenance; and
WHEREAS, The United States District Engineer in
charge of the work has informed the Board of Commis-
sioners of the said Florida Inland Navigation District that,
with a view to reducing the cost of maintaining the ex-
isting channel through Matanzas River, he desires authority
to enter upon, occupy and excavate from the right-of-way
projected through Sections 13 and 14, 23, 24 and 25, all of
Township 9 South, Range 30 East, which said right-of-way
is shown by maps attached hereto and marked "Intra-
coastal Waterway From Jacksonville, Fla., to Miami, Fla.,
-Florida East Coast Canal-Showing Proposed Location
of 500 Ft. Right-of-way Through-St. Johns County,
Florida-Prepared for-Florida Inland Navigation Dis-
trict-under direction of-Gilbert A. Youngberg-Chief
Engineer-By-J. Benton High-Reg. Engineer No. 789
-May 15, 1930."
On sheets No. 8 and 9 of 11 Sheets, the said map being
photographic reproductions of plats filed in Map Book 4,
pages 75 and 76, of the Public Records of St. Johns
County; and
WHEREAS, The lands traversed by the said Right-of-
Way as above described belong to the State of Florida; and
WHEREAS, The improvement of the waterway will be
in the interests and to the benefit of the people of the State
of Florida; Now, Therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED By the Trustees of the Internal Im-
provement Fund that the said Trustees hereby authorize
the United States District Engineer of the Jacksonville,
Florida, District and his assistants, agents and/or con-
tractors to enter upon, occupy and excavate within the
limits of the aforesaid right-of-way, such material as, in
his judgment, may be necessary or advisable to secure a
suitable navigable channel; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED That the said Trustees
do and it hereby does authorize the said United States Dis-
trict Engineer, his assistants, agents and/or contractors,
to deposit the dredged material resulting from such exca-
.vation at a suitable point or points in the marshes on either
or both sides of the said right-of-way; and
BE IT FURTHJER RESOLVED that this resolution be
spread upon the Minutes and that attested copies thereof
be furnished to the United States District Engineer at













Jacksonville, Florida, and to the Chief Engineer of the
Florida Inland Navigation District, also at Jacksonville,
Florida; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That in the event it
is deemed desirable, the Trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment Fund will supplement this Resolution by the execu-
tion of such easement or right-of-way deed as may be
deemed necessary to convey to the United States all rights
in the premises which may be required for the construc-
tion, maintenance and operation of the proposed canal
within the limits of the territory herein referred to.
The Secretary was requested to send copies of the above
Resolution to the U. S. District Engineer and Colonel Gil-
bert A. Youngberg, Jacksonville, Florida.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
DOYLE E. CARLTON,
Governor-Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, May 8, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
The following bill was presented and approved:
T. J. Appleyard, Tallahassee, Fla. ....................................$ 550.00
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliot, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, May 11, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.













C. D. S. Clarkson, W. E. Sexton, F. L. Hemmings, and
Mr. Carter, Engineer, representing Frederick S. Ruth,
made application to purchase approximately 1000 acres
of submerged land in Indian River in Townships 31 and
32 South, Range 39 East, Indian River County, stating
that is was necessary for Mr. Ruth to have this land in
order to protect his property from mosquitoes. Mr. Sex-
ton stated that in connection with mosquito protection,
Mr. Ruth had agreed to loan to the Mosquito Control Board
for a period of ten years, without interest, $25,000.00.
Upon discussion of the application, the Trustees agreed
to sell the entire acreage at $20.00 per acre, subject to ad-
vertisement for objections, on the ten-year contract plan,
with an annual payment to the Trustees of $250.00 in lieu
of taxes.
Mr. Sexton accepted the proposition on behalf of Mr.
Ruth and asked that the land be advertised. The Land
was ordered advertised.

W. G. Blanchard submitted a newspaper article giving
statement of Thomas A. Edison expressing faith in the oil
prospects for Florida.
Mr. Blanchard also stated that he had made memoran-
dum of drilling provisions in the several leases held by him-
self and associates and would like for the Trustees to con-
sider the same. The Trustees agreed to take the matter
under consideration.

Mr. Elliot presented matter of Oil Lease applied for by
Lyons and Harris of Tampa the first of 1931, but never
executed owing to payment not having been made. Mr.
Elliot stated that Mr. Harris has presented check in the
sum of $200.00 as payment on the lease and asked that
same be granted as of this date.
. Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees agreed
to grant the lease and directed that same be executed, and
that the Land Office forward copy to Lyons and Harris.

Mr. Bayless of the Land Office advised that he had re-
ceived information from Cooper, Knight, Adair & Cooper,
Attorneys for L and N Railroad Company, that suit insti-
tuted by them in connection with sale of land to Southern
Sugar Company in Section 14, Township 43, Range 34, had
been dismissed.













Representative Elbert L. Stewart of Clewiston having
made application to purchase a portion of this land, the
Trustees directed the Land Office to notify Southern Sugar
Company that they would be given sixty days within which
to carry out the purchase of the above described land.

The Trustees having received application from St.
Augustine Golf & Development Company to purchase ap-
proximately 63 acres of marsh land adjoining the Golf
Course, the Land Office reported that this land was classed
as swamp and overflowed and that the State's ownership
adjoining the Golf Club property was 260 acres.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees agreed
to sell the 260 acres at a price of $50.00 per acre and di-
rected the Land Office to so advise Scott M. Loftin, attor-
ney for the said Company.

The Land Office presented offer of $50.00 per acre from
S. B. Beach of West Palm Beach for two and one-half acres
of Lake bottom land in Lake Mangonia, adjacent to his
upland.
The Trustees ordered the matter held until report could
be received from A. R. Richardson, Land Agent.

The Trustees agreed to grant Sponge Lease to Perky
Properties Incorporated of Perky, Florida, for a period of
ten (10) years covering the bottoms of Straits, Bays, Inlets
or Outlets, Lakes, or Lagoons, in Sugar Loaf and Saddle
Bunch Sounds in Townships 66 and 67 South, Range 27
and Townships 66 and 67, Range 28 East, Monroe County.
Mr. Elliot and Mr. McIntosh were directed to work out
terms and conditions of the lease and present to the Trus-
tees for approval and execution at the next meeting.

The following bills were approved and ordered paid:
Southern Telephone & Constr. Co., Tallahassee, Fla. $ 4.25
Western Union Telegraph Co., Tallahassee, Fla.......... 1.50
Postal Telegraph-Cable Co., Tallahassee, Fla. ............ .77
The H. & W. B. Drew Co., Tallahassee, Fla. ................ 6.75
T. J. Appleyard, Inc., Tallahassee, Fla. .......................... 68.40
Metropolis Publishing Co., Miami, Fla. ...........................- 38.50
W C. Foster, Chicago, Ill. ................. .............. ...... 14.32
Walter S. Richardson, Palm Beach, Fla. ........................ 25.00
J. B. Jones, Pompano, Fla. .................................. ............. 190.00













M. C. McIntosh, Counsel, Tallahassee, Fla. .................. 63.78
The Everglades News, Canal Point, Fla ........................ 12.50

$425.77
The Trustees recessed to meet at 4 o'clock P. M.

FOUR O'CLOCK P. M.
The Trustees met pursuant to recessed meeting of the
morning with all members present except the Governor.
Mr. W. M. Rogers and Mr. Nottingham, representing the
City of Fort Pierce, appeared before the Trustees with
reference to conveyance of submerged land in the City of
Fort Pierce-Township 34 South, Range 40 East, and
stated that deed of conveyance contained restrictions that
the land was to be used for public or municipal purposes
only,.and that a Bill had been introduced in the Senate,
being Senate Bill No. 555, which would release the City
of this requirement as set forth in the restriction, and
asked that the Trustees signify their willingness and ap-
proval if such bill passes the Legislature.
Mr. Mayo made a motion that the Trustees approve of
the above if the Bill is passed. Seconded and unanimously
adopted.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliott, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, May 13, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
Mr. John M. Sutton of Washington, D. C., came before
the Trustees relative to purchasing the N1/2 of N1 of Sec-
tion 8 in Township 55 South, Range 41 East, approxi-
mately 21 acres, which land adjoins certain land on which













he holds mortgage, and offers $500.00 for Quit-claim deed
to the said 21 acres. Mr. Sutton explained that this land,
together with property of Miami Corporation was within
the limits of the City of Coral Gables and that the value
at which they are assessed is prohibitive and almost con-
fiscatory; that thousands of dollars of unpaid taxes are
outstanding against the land, and that there is a movement
on foot to have this area eliminated from the City of Coral
Gables and from under this high taxing area.
The Trustees agreed to take the matter under considera-
tion and advise Mr. Sutton as early as possible.

Mr. Sutton also called attention to a case where certain
tax certificates were held by him covering land on which
the Trustees issued deed to another party.
The Trustees advised Mr. Sutton that the matter would
be given consideration and he would be advised.

The Trustees having agreed May 11th to grant Sponge
Lease to Perky Properties Incorporated, Mr. Elliot stated
that the lease had been prepared and was ready for con-
sideration of the Trustees.
Upon consideration, the Trustees approved the lease at a
rental of $100.00 per annum and directed that same be
executed and delivered to Mr. R. C. Perky.
Upon motion the Trustees adjourned.
ERNEST AMOS,
Comptroller-Acting Chairman.
ATTEST:
F. C. Elliott, Secretary.

Tallahassee, Florida, May 18, 1931.
The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on
this date in the office of the Governor at the Capitol.
Present:
Ernest Amos, Comptroller.
W. V. Knott, Treasurer.
Cary D. Landis, Attorney General.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture.
Minutes of the Trustees for May 4th, 6th, 8th and 11th,
presented and approved.












The Trustees advertised for sale on this date, upon ap-
plication of W. T. French, a small island in the St. Johns
River located in Section 32, Township 1 South, Range 27
East-1.2 acres. No objections being presented 'or filed
the Trustees consummated the sale of the above described
island to W. T. French at a price of $300.00 and deed was
ordered issued.

The -Trustees directed that subscription to Palm Beach
Times be renewed for one year and that check be forwarded
in payment therefore.

Mr. Elliot presented letter from an Executive Committee
headed by S. S. Sadler of Mt. Dora, requesting the Trustees
to assist in certain clean-up work in canals and rivers from
Lake Apopka to Ocklawaha River.
The Trustees requested the Secretary to advise the
Executive Committee that they had no funds with which
to do this work and suggest to them that the matter be
taken up with the War Department.

A letter from E. O. Minx to Governor Carlton was pre-
sented to the Trustees, making application to purchase land
in Section 36, Township 34 South, Range 42 East-20 acres
lying about two miles North of Fort Peirce. The applica-
tion was ordered referred to the Land Department for in-
vestigation.
Mr. Elliot presented letter from Frank Lane of Mans-
field, Ohio, addressed to Governor Carlton, relative to tak-
ing over oil leases on State land and advising that his Com-
pany would require the lessors to have surveys made by a
certain company before agreeing to take the leases.
The Trustees having no authority to make such surveys,
Mr. Elliot was requested to so advise Mr. Lane.

Mr. Elliot reported that bills relating to State lands ap-
proved by the Trustees and submitted to the Legislature
for passage were not making much progress. Mr. Elliot
was requested to take the matter up with sponsors of the
bills in the House and Senate and if possible have them
made a special order and disposed of.

Mr. Elliot advised the Trustees that the 1929 Legislature
by Chapter 13887 created the Everglades National Park













Commission, and that there is now pending in the Legisla-
ture Senate Bill 619, which authorizes the Trustees to con-
vey to the said Park Commission not exceeding 325,000
acres of State land in Dade, Monroe and Collier Counties.
Mr. Elliot called the Trustees' attention to the fact that
the Bill does not contemplate reservation of the oil and
mineral rights, nor does it contain a reversion clause.
Mr. Elliot was requested to take up with the proper
Committees the matter of having the Bill amended to carry
a reversion clause, should the land be not used for a Na-
tional Park as contemplated within a certain number of
years, and make provision for reservation to the State of
the oil and mineral rights in the said land.

The Land Office presented report from A. R. Richard-
son on cypress timber in Township 16 South, Range 29
East, which he appraised at $6.00 per thousand feet.
Mr. N. R. Boniske for Central Volusia Enterprises made
an offer of $4.50 per thousand feet for lease on timber
owned by the State and also on the unpatented area in
said Township and Range.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees agreed
to hold the matter open pending receipt of patent from the
Government to a portion of this area.

The Land Department presented letter from W. B. Cone,
making application to purchase for Mrs. Minnie Brown
the SW1/4 of NW1/4 of Section 22, Township 1 South,
Range 20 East, Baker County, offering $2.00 per acre. Mr.
Cone represented that through chain of title from the State
Mrs. Brown has been in possession of this land and paid
taxes on same for the past twenty years.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees agreed
to sell the said land to Mrs. Brown at the above price.

The Land Department presented application of J. B.
Conyers to purchase a small Island containing 4 acres in
Section 2, Township 46 South, Range 22 East, with an
offer of $20.00 per acre. Mr. Bayless reported that in 1929
Mr. Conyers agreed to pay $50.00 per acre for this island,
but purchase was never completed.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the Trustees de-
clined the offer of $20.00 per acre and agreed to stand by
former price placed on the land-$50.00 per acre.













The Land Department presented letter from John M.
Boring submitting an offer of $10.00 per acre for 3 small
islands aggregating 91/2 acres in Section 5, Township 46
South, Range 23 East, off Punta Rassa.
Upon motion seconded and adopted, the offer was de-
clined.

The Land Department presented letter from Thos. H.
Horobin, in which he stated that territory assigned from
which to obtain fill material was inadequate and requesting
the Trustees to designate additional area from which to
obtain the material needed.
Upon motion seconded and adopted the matter was re-
ferred to Mr. Richardson for report.

Mr. M. C. McIntosh, Counsel, presented request from H.
P. Adair of Jacksonville, relative to action of the Trustees
under date of April 23, 1931. Whereupon the following
Resolution was adopted:
RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, H. P. Adair, Esquire, representing Miami
Corporation, a corporation organized and existing under
the laws of the State of Delaware, and authorized to trans-
act business in the State of Florida, appeared before the
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund and suggested
to the Trustees that due to unforeseen complications it did
not now seem practicable for the Trustees or for Miami
Corporation to carry out, in accordance with the letter and
spirit thereof, the proposal made by Mr. Adair on behalf
of Miami Corporation and accepted by the Trustees on
April 23, 1931, as set forth in the Resolution of that date
and relating to certain lands situate in Township 55 South
of Range 41 East; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Adair on behalf of Miami Corporation
thereupon proposed that the Trustees rescind their Reso-
lution of April 23, 1931, and set aside the agreement there-
by effected, and permit Miami Corporation to withdraw its
offer recited in said last described resolution; Now, There-
fore,
BE IT RESOLVED By the Trustees of the Internal Im-
provement Fund of the State of Florida that their Reso-
lution dated April 23, 1931, wherein and whereby a certain
proposal made on behalf of Miami Corporation was ac-













cepted by the Trustees with respect to certain lands in
Township 55 South, of Range 41 East, be, and the same
hereby is rescinded, and that the acceptance of such pro-
posal so recited in said last described Resolution be, and
the same hereby is set aside, and that Miami Corporation
be, and it hereby is permitted to withdraw its proposal as
aforesaid.
THEREUPON, Mr. Adair on behalf of Miami Corpora-
tion withdrew the proposal of Miami Corporation referred
to in the said Resolution of April 23, 1931, being the same
Resolution rescinded by the foregoing Resolution.
And the following Resolution was adopted by the
Trustees:
RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, H. P. Adair, Esquire, appeared before the
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of the State
of Florida and on behalf of Miami Corporation, a corpora-
tion organized and existing under the laws of the State
of Delaware, and authorized to transact business in the
State of Florida, and stated to the Trustees that Miami
Corporation claimed title to the following described lands
and submerged lands situate in Township 55 South of
Range 41 East, in Dade County, Florida, to-Wit:
Beginning on the half section line running East
and West through the center of Section Eight (8)
in Township Fifty-five (55) South, Range Forty-
one (41) East, at a point on said half section line
Ninteen Hundred and Eighty (1980) feet from
the West line of said Section Eight (8);
Thence running in a southwesterly direction to
the Southeast corner of the Southwest Quarter of
the Southwest Quarter of said Section Eight (8);
Thence running in a southwesterly direction to
the Southeast corner of the West Half of the
Southwest Quarter of Northwest Quarter of Sec-
tion Seventeen (17) Township Fifty-five (55)
South, Range Forty-one (41) East;
Thence West along the half section line through
Sections Seventeen and Eighteen to the meander
line established in 1847 in said Section Eighteen
(18);
Thence Northeasterly and Northerly along said
meander line through Section Eighteen and Sec-













tion Seven, said Township and Range, to the half
section line on the North boundary of the South-
east Quarter of said Section Seven (7);
Thence East along the said half section line
through Sections Seven and Eight to the point
of beginning, containing Two Hundred Forty-six
and 13/100 (246.13) acres, more or less.
And also Lots Four (4) and Six (6) of Section
Eight (8) in Township Fifty-five (55) South,
Range Forty-one (41) East as said Lots 4 and 6
of said Section 8 are shown upon the supple-
mental plat of survey of a portion of said Town-
ship and Range approved January 18, 1924 by
the Commissioner of the General Land Office, said
Lot 4 containing 0.07 acres and. said Lot 6 con-
taining 0.06 acres, more or less.
the said lands and submerged lands being all of the lands
and submerged lands described in a certain deed num-
bered 17187-B made by the Trustees of the Internal Im-
provement Fund of the State of Florida on January 14,
1925, to one Robert G. Holgate and including in addition
Lots 4 and 6 of Section 8 of said Township 55 South of
Range 41 East, as said Lots 4 and 6 are shown on the
supplemental plat of survey of a portion of said township
and range approved January 18, 1924 by the Commissioner
of the General Land Office, said Lot 4 containing 0.07 acres
and the said Lot 6 containing 0.06 acres, more or less, the
said Lots 4 and 6 of Section 8 being included in Deed No.
17187-A made by the Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund of the State of Florida on January 14, 1925 to the
said Holgate, all of the said lands and submerged lands so
claimed by the said Miami Corporation being described in
that certain purchase money mortgage dated the 14th day
of January, 1925, and recorded in the office of the Clerk
of the Circuit Court in and for Dade County, Florida, in
Mortgage Book 353, page 323 of the Public records of said
County, made by Robert G. Iolgate and his wife, Helen
J. Holgate, to the said Trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment Fund of the State of Florida, securing the sum of
$247,106.25 with interest as therein mentioned; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Adair on behalf of Miami Corporation
did offer to pay to the Trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment Fund for a good and sufficient release of all the lands
and submerged lands above described from the lien of said




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