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Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
143 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Dr. Peck House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Peña-Peck House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
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LOT 1, BLOCK 10






Chronology Lot 1, Block 10: 1763 1931


1763 Juan Esteban de Pena
ff. The Seven Years' War (French and Indian
1763 John Gordon
1778 Estate of John Gordon to William Clark

1778 William Clark to Henry Yonge

1778 Henry Yonge to Panton and Forbes

1785 1788 Panton and Forbes to King of Spain

1788 King of Spain

1791 King of Spain to Carlos Howard

1791 Carlos Howard to Don Domingo Rodriquez de Leon
1791 Don Domingo Rodriquez de Leon to Francisco Xavier Sanchez
1807 Maria del Carmen Sanchez, wife of Francisco Xavier Sanchez,
inherits the house from Francisco Xavier Sanchez

1813 Maria del Carmen Sanchez Dewees, her husband, Felipe Dewees,
and Maria del Carmen Sanchez's son, Jose Simeon Sanchez inherit
the house from Maria del Carmen Sanchez

1821 Maria del Carmen Sanchez Dewees and Felipe Dewees and Jose
SSimeon Sanchez to Jose Mariano Hernandez

1833 James Heilbron and wife, Harriet, to Daniel L. Griswold

1837 Daniel L. Griswold and wife, Mary, to Seth S. Peck, M.D.

1841 Sarah Lay Peck inherits house at death of Dr. Seth Peck, her husband

1879 Mary L. Peck and Rebecca Peck inherit house from Sarah Lay Peck,
their mother

1910 Mary L. Peck inherits whole interest in house at Rebecca's death
1912 Anna G. Burt inherits house from Mary L. Peck, her aunt
1931 City of St. Augustine receives house from Anna G. Burt


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LOT 1, BLOCK 101


Juan Esteban de Pena was royal Treasurer in St.

Augustine in 1763 when the treaty ending the Seven

Years' War2 was concluded at Paris. Before the treaty

could go into effect, he made an arrangement with John

Gordon of St. Augustine, an English subject, to dispose

of several houses and lots in St. Augustine. These

were presented as the personal properties of de Pena

and were turned over to Gordon as a bonafide transfer.

Among the above properties was lot 1, block 10, the

property with which this paper deals.3

Lot 1, block 10, was held by Gordon as his personal

property until the news of his death reached St. Augus-

tine in 1778. Gordon had found it necessary to travel

to London to plead his claim. Here "...falling into a

sickly state of health he (Gordon) never did accomplish




1Designation from official Map of the City of St. Augus-
tine, Florida. Adopted by ordinance Number 154, June
12, 1923.

2The Seven Years' War had as its American colonial counter-
part the French and Indian War. The dates differ, however,
as the French and Indian War begins in 1754 and ends in
1763. The Seven Years' War begins in 1756 and ends in 1763.

3It is later disclosed under the various petitions and
dispositions submitted by Antonio Fernandez, attorney for
the de Pena estate, that lot 1, block 10 was one of
several properties consigned specificly to Gordon in a
trust agreement for de Pena and others. Fernandez's acti-
vity takes place in the second Spanish period following
the treaties ending the American Revolution. East Florida
Papers, Library of Congress, Reel 151, Bundle 329, Document
34. Hereafter cited as EFP, LC, Bundle, Doc.







any settlement of the same having for some years suffered
a painful disposition and died at Burdeaux sic,7..."

in 1778. In the meantime, Lieutenant Governor Moultrie
rented the house from Gordon from 1772 to 1778 for e 30
per year.5

Immediately following the news of Gordon's death

the property was received by William Clark. Clark was
a creditor of Gordon who presented a claim against
Gordon's estate to the British authorities. The British

allowed his claim to be settled through the transfer of
lot 1, block 10, in lieu of payment from the estate.6



4Notarized statement of Thomas Forbes made at New Provi-
dence, Bahama Islands, 21 January 1786. EFP, LC, 151,
Bundle 329, Doc. 34. For the text of the statement re
John Gordon's ownership, see Appendix A.
5"The Estate of John Gordon, deceased, in account for a
house & lott/sic,7sold under execution with Wm. Panton
c/anton is second executor_7& Tho. Forbes...
1780 By six year's rent of this house received
of Lieut. Governor Moultrie down to the
timej-7787it was sold at 30 pr annum"
Ibid. See Appendix A,
6Moreover, Forbes~/ephew of Gordon and executor of his
will "...being in England in...1777...upon his private
affairs, the said John Gordon did appoint him4with others-/
attorney of all his affairs in North America including
those of Florida, but this testator neither then or at any
future time, received any particular instructions whatever
to the deceased's possessions there, he considering that
matter in suspense with the British government." Ibid.
This transfer established British acceptance of the trans-
fer of title from de Pena to Gordon as a bonafide title
exchange. However, Gordon's property had been severely
questioned. "...the validity of Spanish titles were in
some instances (more specially with regard to the large
purchases made by the said John Gordon) disputed by the
British government". Notarized statement of Henry Yonge
made at New Providence, Bahama Islands, 21 January 1786.
Ibid.








Lot 1, block 10 was then sold twice in rapid suc-

cession. The first sale was by Clark to Henry Yonge.

The second sale was by Henry Yonge to William Panton and

Thomas Forbes.7 Thus, in the year 1778, following the

death of Clark, lot 1, block 10, changed hands three

times.

William Panton and Thomas Forbes, the last buyers,




7Notarized Statement of Enrique Yonge made at Nassau,
Bahama Islands, 21 January 1786. EFP, LC 151, Bundle
329, Doc. 34.
8Panton Leslie and Co., or Panton and Forbes Co., or
Panton, Leslie, Forbes, as the firm was variously referred
to, was established in the Floridas during the American
Revolution. The three principals of the company were
William Panton, Thomas Forbes and John Leslie. They
were Scots who were trading with the Indians in South
Carolina when the Revolution broke out. They thenileft
their business in the Carolinas and moved to St. Augus-
tine and began trading with the Indians under British
protection. The trade proved successful and was neces-
sary to British control of the Indians. When Spain
gained the Floridas at the close of the Revolution, the
company was allowed to remain in the Floridas. John
Leslie managed the St. Augustine office. See Miss Emily
Wilson's account in St. Augustine Record, July 4, 1931.
The Spanish colonial government found it necessary to
rely on the firm much more heavily than the British
because they had no traders with contacts among the Florida
Indians and the Indians had become accustomed to British
trade goods, indeed, demanded them. The result was that
the firm was granted a monopoly and low duty rates in
order to contain Indian good will as far as was immediately
possible. The firm remained in the Floridas until 1819.
Documents Relating to the Commercial Policy of Spain in
the Floridas, edited by Arthur Preston Whitaker (Deland,
1931), pp.xxx--xxxix. Hereafter cited as Documents -
Commercial Policy of Spain in Floridas. Governor Quesada
did break the monopoly and open Indian trade to Spanish
competition in 1790. However, no competition developed.
Ibid.,note 184, p. 243.









held the property from 1778 to 1785.9 In the meantime,

the American Revolution took place between 1776 and 1783.

Near the end of the conflict, in 1782, Spain,having joined



9panton and Forbes held the property until 1785. This
was the last date we are certain of until 1788. This
three year lapse is explained as follows. Forbes held
the property when the British handed the Floridas back
to Spain. But with the arrival of the Spanish author-
ities, the trust agreement between John Gordon and de
Pena was brought to light.
Antonio Fernandez, an attorney appeared before
the Governor at St. Augustine and presented claims by
the heirs of de Pena against the estate of John Gordon,
to witt that they, the heirs, should be reinstated in
their full ownership of the house and lot, lot 1, block
10. The claim was based on a written agreement signed
by de Pena and by Gordon establishing lot 1, block 10
as to be held in trust for de Pena by Gordon. EFP, LC
151, Bundle 329R6.
Governor Zespedes (or Cespedes), however, refused
to act against the owner, Thomas Forbes, until hearing
from the king. Zespedes maintained that as Forbes's
ownership was recognized by the British as legitimate,
the matter was now subject to the action of the king in
regard to the status of former British subjects. A
cedula had been issued stating that all landowners not
remaining in the province would forfeit their property
to the crown. Panton and Forbes were then petitioning
to remain and do business in the Floridas. Thus the
outcome of their petition would determine their property
rights in St. Augustine. Therefore, Zespedes refused to
rule definitively on the case. Ibid. And, since Panton
and Forbes Company continued in St. Augustine until 1819,
they would not have lost lot 1, block 10 by having been
caused to leave the colony or by having left the area.
Documents Commercial Policy of Spain in Floridas, pp.
xxx--xxxix.
The next year, 1786, Fernandez wrote that "...he
is of the opinion that since the heirs were not able to
prove their claim..." they might cause a tribunal to be
called to allow them the value of the property at the
time of its sale from Gordon's estate t6 Clark (1778).
EFP, LC 151, Bundle 329R6.
But, by the Rocque map of 1788, neither Panton and
Forbes nor Fernandez received lot 1, block 10. Fernandez
did receive "custody" of the property, but this "custody"
was relinquished totally by the time of the Quesada Sale,
Mariano de la Rocque, Key to the Detailed Plan of the City
of San Augustin of East Florida. 25 April 1788. Trans-
lated by Eugenia B. Arana (St. Augustine Historical
Society, 1961) p. 16. Lot 1, block 10 is here listed as
block 17, west, number 141.








France and the United States against Britain, was able

to seize both Florida in the Americas, and Minorca in

the Mediterranean, without British opposition. These

had been the two major losses Spain had sustained in
the Seven Years' War of twenty years before. The Americans

and British acquiesced in the Spanish seizure and formally

accepted, by treaty, Spanish control in both areas. Thus

Spain was able to return to the Floridas after the American

ReVolution.

One of the immediate results for Florida was the

reevaluation of all property titles by the new Spanish

officials. The owners of the lot 1, block .10, then,

Panton and Forbes, had to have their:title sustained if

they were to retain their property. They were successful

in eluding the Spanish claim until 1785. However, between

1785 and 1788, Panton and Forbes lost title to lot 1,

block 10, and the property reverted to the Spanish crown.10



10By 1791 when the Quesada sale was held, Fernandez had
evidently lost his plea completely, as the house and lot,
lot 1, block 10, was sold as a "...rubble-work masonry
house with lot of the king". Inventory of Lots in St.
Augustine Prepared by Order of Quesadal August 19, 1790.
Square number 10, number 89.
So between 1785 and 1788, Panton and Forbes lost
title to lot 1, block 10 and the property reverted to
the crown. It then was sold as crown property in 1791
and passed to Carlos Howard. EFPP, LC 151, Bundle 320,Doc.52.
Hence, the property transfer has been traced definitively
through the period from 1763 to 1785. The one area of doubt
was as to the year in which Forbes lost the property to the
crown, a year which must lie between 1785 and 1788.
See also Mrs. Doris Wiles's commentary on Mrs. Luis
Arana's translation of Governor White's statement validating
deed from de Leon to Sanchez, EFP, Escrituras, 1803-4, Book
374, pp. 420-422. See also, EFP, LC 170, Bundle 368 for
deed from de Leon to Sanchez. See Appendix B.









And in 1791, Governor Quesada sold the property in the
public sale of that year to Carlos Howard.11

Again the property changed hands three times in

quick succession as had been the case at the death of
Gordon in 1778, thirteen years before. Here in 1791,

Carlos Howard sold the property to Don Domingo Rodriquez

de Leon who in turn sold to Francisco Xavier Sanchez.12

Sanchez owned the house and lot until 1807, when,

at his death, the property went to his wife, Maria del

Carmen Sanchez.13 Maria, in turn, passed the property on

to her son, Jose Simeon Sanchez and to her daughter and

son-in-law, Maria and Felipe Dewees at her death in 1813.14

These three, Jose Simeon Sanchez and the Deweeses,
sold, in March 1821, to Jose Mariano Hernandez.15 This



11Lot 1, block 10 from Spanish government to Carlos
Howard. EFP, LC 146, Bundle 320, Doc. 52.
12Lot 1, block 10 from Carlos Howard to de Leon. EFP,
LC 166, Bundle 357, Doc. 24. De Leon to Sanchez. EFP,
LC 170, Bundle 368.
13Will of F.X.Sanchez. EFP, LC 141, Box 30-33, No. 1.

14Will of Maria Sanchez, EFP, LC 146, Bundle 314, Doc.2.

15The sale was made on 12 March, 1821. The property was
described as "...a house of our property that at the
present time consists of some walls of stone covered with
shingles and very deteriorated. "...We sell the said
house and lot with its entrances, etc., free of all incum-
brances~/ic_7, etc., for the amount of 1600 pesos. Lot
1, block 10 from Jose Sanchez; Felipe and Maria Dewees
to Joseph Hernandez. EPP, Escrituras, LC 173, 174, Bundle
385, Doc. 3. See Appendix B








sale was made two months after the ratification of the

Treaty of 1819 in February of 1821. By this treaty, the

Florida provinces were bought from Spain by the United

States. And when property titles were registered with

the United States authorities, Hernandez's title was

invalidated as he did not submit it within the specified

time limit set by the United States officials.16

No specific record can be found of who owned the

house or of what happens to it from 1827 to 1833. We

were not able to show whether the Hernandez claim was

accepted later by the United States or if the house and

lot were sold. In 1828, "...a lot of General Joseph M.

Hernandez..." was used as the west boundary in a transfer

of property from John M. Sanchez to John T. Hedrick.17




1The last deadline for filing was 1 November 1827.
J. M. Hernandez was listed as having filed "...no title
and no evidence...to validate his claim to one lot."
There was a description of lot 1, block 10 in St.
Augustine and then the statement: "Title is derived from
a bill of sale, 3 February 1821 to Joseph M. Hernandez
from Philip DeWees, his wife one Mary del Carmen Sanchez
and Joseph Simeon Sanchez, which is on file in the
archives kept by William Reynolds,"
In a table on the same page, the above reference
was given incorrectly as being located in Fernandina.
American State Papers, Vol. VI, (Washington, 1860),
p. 113. /There are two editions of Vol. VI of the
American State Papers. Duff Green published an edition
in 1834 and Gales and Seaton published an edition in 1860.
The arrangement informationn differs with the publisher.

1BDeed from Sanchez to Hedrick. St. Johns County Deed
Book H, p. 60. Deed books hereafter cited are all of
St. Johns County. Also, deeds are found in Appendix B.








Other than this brief mention of the lot, there were a
number of debts entered into by Hernandez in relation
to a sugar plantation near Matanzas Inlet.18 Some action

in connection with these debts could possible explain

the transfer of ownership of lot 1, block 10, but a

thorough searching of newspapers, deed books and court

cases has not uncovered the actual transaction.
In 1833, however, James Heilbron of South Carolina
took a mortgage on lot 1, block 10, from Daniel S.
Griswold of East Florida. That is, Heilbron sold lot
1, block 10, to Griswold. The mortgage was to run until
1838.19 Heilbron must, therefore, have owned the property.

In May, 1837, Griswold sold "...a certain lot of land

with dilapidated building thereon..." which is lot 1,

block 10, to Dr. Seth S. Peck for $350.00 and the unpaid
portion of the Heilbron mortgage held in South Carolina.20




18ilbur M. Seibert, "The Early Sugar Industry in Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly, XXXV (1956 1957), pp. 313-
314.
19The mortgage was for $1100.00 and was dated 5 February
1833. It was recorded twice, first on 5 March 1833 then
again on 20 November 1837, at the request of Dr. Peck.
The note was due on 5 March 1838. A marginal note in the
latter entry records this as having been paid 23 May 1838.
Deed Book N, p. 2; Deed Book M, p. 170. See Appendix B.
20Lot 1, block 10 from Daniel Griswold to Seth S. Peck,
M.D., 28 May 1837. Deed Book M, p. 441. See Appendix B.








The next month, June, 1837, Dr. Peck became full owner

of the property upon his payment of $918.00 to James

Heilbron to complete the mortgage.21

The house and lot then remained in the Peck family

throughout the rest of its tenure as a private residence.

Dr. Peck owned the house until his death in 1841. Sarah

Lay Peck, his wife, inherited the house from Dr. Peck22

and owned it until her death in 1879. Following Sarah

Lay's death, the property passed to her two daughters,

Mary L. and Rebecca Peck.23 These women held the property

jointly until 1910 when Rebecca died and Mary inherited

Rebecca's half interest.24



21Lot 1, block 10 from James Heilbron to Seth S. Peck.
Deed Book N, p. 156. See Appendix B
22The following quote from the will of Dr. Peck showed
the house to have passed from him to his wife, i.e., "I
give and bequeath unto my...wife Sara Peck...the residual
of my real and personal estate, including lot and dwelling
in which we live, furniture and all other estate not
already bequeathed...? St. Johns County Will Book
Number 1, p. 45. Will books hereafter cited are all of
St. Johns County. All wills are found in Appendix C.
23The will of Mrs. Sarah Lay Peck was not entered into
the public records until 1912, 33 years after her death.
As her will left all personal property to her daughters
Mary L. and Rebecca Peck, other than minor bequests to
her son (Dr. John E. Peck) and Peck grandchildren, the
will was not probated and the two daughters quietly became
the tacit owners of the property. Will of Sarah Lay Peck,
Order Book B, p. 473. See Appendix C.
24
Will of Rebecca Peck. Will Book B, p. 92. See Appendix
C.









In 1912, Mary L. Peck died and Anna G. Burt, niece

of Mary L, and Rebecca Peck, and granddaughter of Sarah

Lay Peck, inherited the whole interest in the house from

her aunt, Mary L. Peck.25

In 1932, the city of St. Augustine received the house

and lot, lot 1, block 10, following the death of Anna G.

Burt in 1931. The city now holds the property with the

stipulation that it be maintained as an antebellum home

and, if not, that it be turned over to the executors of

Anna G. Burt's estate, the Floirda National Bank of Jack-

sonville.27






25At the death of Mary L. Peck, the surviving daughter
of Sarah Lay Peck (Dr. Seth S. Peck's wife) the property
passed to the granddaughter of Sarah Lay Peck, Anna G.
Burt. And in order for the property to pass, Anna had
to probate the will of her grandmother, and her aunt.
Thus in 1912, she does probate the wills of Sarah Lay
Peck and Mary L. Peck, and thus, as closest surviving
heir, becomes the owner of all the non-assigned property
to pass from Sarah Lay Peck to Mary L. Peck, the last of
the St. Augustine Pecks to die. Will of Sarah Lay Peck,
op. cit.; File of Sarah Peck, St. Johns County Probate
Records. Will of Mary L. Peck, Will Book B, p. 201.
See Appendix C.
26Memorandum of agreement between the Florida National
Bank of Jacksonville and the City of St. Augustine,
May 1932. See Appendix C.
27Will of Anna G. Burt. Will Book C, p. 565. See Appen-
dix C.

20 January 1969
JTS Melzer









APPENDIX A



APPENDIX B

APPENDIX C

APPENDIX D



APPENDIX E


APPENDIXES


Documents Relating to lot 1, block 10 as

part of the estate of John Gordon.


Deeds: 1791-1837

Wills: 1841-1937

Biographical notes on some of the owners

of lot 1, block 10.


St. Augustine Record feature article,

"Early Banking is Indicated By Research...."






APPENDIX A


Documents relating to lot 1, block 10 as a part of the

estate of John Gordon.*

Statement of Thos. Forbes, New Providence, Bahama Island
By this Public Instrument be it known and manifest that
on Saturday, the 21st day of January in the year of our
Lord Christ 1786, personally appeared before me, Henry
Yonge, Esquire, Notary Public, by lawful authority,
dully Zsic_7 admitted and sworn and registered in the
office of Faculties in His Majesty's High Court of
Chancery of Great Britain, now living and dwelling in
the town of Nassau, in the Island of New Providence, one
of the Bahama Islands, Thomas Forbes, Esquire, who being
duly sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God depo-
seth and saith that the within is a just and true account
of all monies that came into the possession of this depo-
nent and to his knowledge and belief of William Panton,
Esquire, the other acting executor of the late John
Gordon, Esquire, deceased either as rent or the sale
of a house and lot in Saint Augustine, commonly known by
the name of the Spanish Treasury, and that the same
monies were disbursed and paid in the manner and bona-
fide for the purpose within mentioned and stated, except
the sum of eight pounds and eight shillings and eight
pence sterling which this deponent and the said William
Panton passed to the credit of the said estate and
remaining in their hands, at the same time really and
in conscience believing the same to belong to the estate
of the said John Gordon, deceased. Thus done and sworn
(the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred
and eighty six being written and interlined in figures
to wit: "1786") the date and year aforesaid.

/s/ Thos Forbes
In testimony of the truth
/s/ Henry Yonge, Noty Public (seal)
Statement of Thos Forbes
Exors

Dr. The Estate of John Gordon, deceased, in account for
a house & lott Zsic_, sold under execution with Wm.
Panton & Tho. Forbes

1780 To sundry repairs on the said house 2
To cash paid the agents of Wm. Clarke
of Pensa. for the amount of his account
against the said John Gordon for which
he sued the exors 341

To ditto paid for expenses on the above
action by order of the judge 27 8 4

Ballance carried down 8 8 8
378 17


*East Florida Papers, Library of Congress Reel 151,
Bundle 329, Document 34.








1780 By six year's rent of this house
received of Lieut. Governor
Moultrie down to the time Z1778.7
it was sold at E 30 pr annum 180
By sale of the said house under
execution at the suit of said
Wm. Clarke 205:0:0
Deduct fees charged by the
provost marshall for selling
the house 6:3:0 198 17
378 17
By balance remaining in the hands
of the aforesaid executors 8 8 8

Nassau 21st January 1786

/s/ Thos Forbes, Acting
Executor for the
late John Gordon

Statement by Henry Yonge

New Providence, Bahama Islands

By this Public Instrument be it declared and made known
and manifest that on Saturday, the twenty first day of
January in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven
hundred and eighty six, I, Henry Yonge, Esquire, Notary
Public, duly admitted and sworn, and registered in the
Office of Faculties in His Majesty's High Court of Chancery
of Great Britain, now living and dwelling in this town of
Nassau, in the Island of New Providence, one of the Bahama
Islands, deputy Secretary and register of the said Islands,
do hereby solemnly testify and declare that I formerly
resided in the city of Saint Augustine in the Province of
East Florida and was His Majesty's Attorney General for
the same: That I do perfectly and truly recollect and
remember the circumstances set forth by Thos Forbes, Esquire,
in the annexed account current and affidavit respecting the
house and lot therein mentioned I having purchased the same
at Public Sale at the price therein stated which I afterwards
sold and conveyed away for the same sum of two hundred and
five pounds sterling to William Panton and Thomas Forbes
merchants in the said City of Saint Augustine; That the said
property was sold under an execution grounded upon judgement
obtained by William Clarke against the executors afore-
mentioned as belonging to the estate of John Gordon, late of
South Carolina, Esquire, deceased; That I did firmly believe
the same but as the validity of spanish titles were in some
instances (more specially with regard to the large purchases
made by the said John Gordon) disputed by the British
Government, I applied to His Excellency, Governor Tonyn, for
the King's Grant to confirm the said purchase, which grant,
with the subsequent conveyance to the said William Panton
and Thomas Forbes, will be found among the British records
of the aforesaid Province of East Florida.
Thus done made and declared the day and year aforesaid
in the presence of William Slater, merchant, and John Dowland.

In testimony of the truth
/s/ Henry Yonge,Noty Pub (Seal)

Another statement of Thomas Forbes

New Providence Bahama Islands

By this Pubic jiic_/ instrument of writing be it known and
manifest that on Saturday, the twenty first day of January
in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred
and eighty six, personally appeared before me Henry Yonge,
Esquire, Notary Public by lawful authority, duly admitted






and sworn and registered in the Office of Faculties in
His Majesty's High Court of Chancery of Great Britain,
now living and dwelling in the town of Nassau in the
Island of New Providence and of the Bahama Islands,
Thomas Forbes, Esquire, who thereupon solemnly and truly
declares as follows to wit: That he is the nephew and
one of the executors of the deceased John Gordon, Esquire,
late of South Carolina, who in conjunction with Jesse
Fish, Esquire, made large purchases of land in East
Florida after the peace of one thousand seven hundred and
sixty three, and of some houses in Saint Augustine being
the property of the Spanish subjects residents there;
That the validity of those purchases being denied by the
British Government, the said John Gordon, embarked for
England in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred
and seventy two to exhibit and support his claim to the
lands he had there purchased but falling into a sickly
state of health he never did accomplished any settlement
of the same having for some years suffered a painful
indisposition and died at Burdeaux in France in the year
of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight;
That the testator being in England in the year of our
Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven upon
his private affairs, the said John Gordon did appoint him
(with others) attornies of all his affairs in North
America including those of Florida, but this testator
neither then or at any future time, received any particular
instructions whatever to the deceased's possessions there,
he considering that matter in suspense with the British
Government; That he arrived at Saint Augustine in the
month of December in the year of our Lord one thousand
seven hundred and seventy seven where he found a large
house commonly called The Spanish Treasury occupied by
Lieutenant Governor Moultrie who acknowledged himself
tenant of the said John Gordon and some time after paid
the testator the arrears of rent for the same as more
particularly set forth in the annexed statement and
affidavit; That some time after got possession of another
house on the Bay of Saint Augustine which being in a
ruinous condition he repaired at much expense and became
the tenant thereof himself; That those two houses were
the only property the testator ever got possession of in
Saint Augustine in the right of the said John Gordon;
That in the latter end of the year one thousand seven
hundred and eighty he was appointed by His Excellency
Governor Tonyn, a commissioner to proceed to the city of
Havana for the purpose of exchanging prisoners of war,
where he was received and entertained in the house of
Sr. Don Juan Elixio de la Puente, the old acquiantancesio_7
and friend of his said deceased uncle, John Gordon; That
during his residence in the said house, he was informed
by Don Juan that some houses in Saint Augustine had been
conveyed in trust to his said uncle by the Spanish
proprietors and particularly, the aforesaid Treasury
House, for which he produced an acknowledgment to the
same fact in the proper handwriting of the said John
Gordon, which filled the testator with astonishment as
he never before had been informed of any such confidential
sales, and the more so as the said house and lot had
been previously seized and sold as the sobe and absolute
property of the said John Gordon; That he, the testator,
also had a full conversation upon this subject with the
said Sr. Don Juan and Don Manuel Ziburu at which Luciano
de Herrera assisted as interpreter, when he informed those
gentlemen fully of the predicament in which he stood as
one of his uncle's executors, that the Treasury House
and lot had been seized upon and sold by the creditors
find that every other part of the property which appeared
to belong to the said estate might be laid hold of in
the same manner without the testator having the power
to save it, but that he advised the persons concerned
or their agents to give now Powers to Jesse Fish, Esquire,








whom we all know to be a man of honor and that to him
the testator would resign the possession and titles of
all such property as had or might come to his possession
or knowledge under the predicament of these confidential
trusts; That the testator was at the same time, informed
that the house on the Bay of St. Augustine was likewise
conveyed in trust, but no acknowledgment for this or any
other (except the Treasury House) was produced to the
testator to the best of his recollection; That he has
always understood another house to be upon the same
footing which is situated in the North East corner of
the Parade and which was sold by his said undle to one
Robert Payne, a British merchant, the money for which
he believes, was remitted to the Spanish proprietor or
some of his connection at Campechy, but as this trans-
action happened long before this testator had any
knowledge of, connection with, or authority over, the
affairs of his said deceased uncle, he cannot be positive
as to the circumstances of this matter; That in Zwords
illegible left in England by his said uncle he has
found several Spanish Titles which shall be copied and
sent forward to Saint Augustine with all convenient
expedition; That he should be happy to make whole any
of the subjects of Spain who can prove they have sustained
loss by his said deceased uncle in consequence of those
confidential transactions, but he has no effects in his
possession belonging to the said estate, on the contrary,
this testator declares that the estate of his said deceased
uncle is at this time indebted to him and his co-partner
William Panton upwards of five hundred pounds sterling.

/s/ Thomas Forbes

Therefor, I the said Notary, at the request of, and in
the presence of, the sd Lsic_7 Thomas Forbes, do solemnly
and truly certify the same the day and year within written

In testimony of the truth
/s/ Henry Yonge (Seal)
Noty Pub






APPENDIX B


Date


Domingo Rodriquez de Leon
to
Francisco Xavier Sanchez


Felipe and Maria Dewees
to
Jose Mariano Hernandez


John M. Sanchez & wife
to
John J. Hedrick


James Heilbron & wife
to
Daniel S. Griswold


* . . . 2 Nov. 1791




*. . . . 1 March 1821




. . . .. 7 Nov. 1828




S. . . 5 Feb. 1833


Daniel S. Griswold & Mary, his wife
to . . . 5 March 1833
James Heilbron*


Daniel S. Griswold & wife
to
Seth S. Peck


. . . . .28 May


James Heilbron & wife
to
Seth S. Peck


* 0 0 0 0


. 9 June 1837


Photostat copies of these deeds are to be found in the
original manuscript of this report on file in the Research
Department. See also St. Johns County court records.












*This deed from Griswold to Heilbron following Heilbron's
sale to Griswold is a measure taken by Heilbron to
control the property until Griswold pays the note.
Heilbron buys the property back for $1.00. When Griswold
has paid out the note, Heilbron's repurchase will be
cancelled.


1837







Mrs. Luis Arana's translation of verification of deed
of Domingo Rodriquez de Leon to Francisco Xavier Sanchez.*

Don Enrique White, Colonel of the Royal Armies,
political and military governor and chief of the Royal
Estate of this city of St. Augustine and its province,
for His Majesty, inasmuch as on the 19 of August, 1790,
my predecessor, the Senor Brigadier Don Juan Nepomuceno
de Quesada, with the object of avoiding the deterioration
and ruin that threatened the houses that were returned
to the Royal Patrimony at the time of the evacuation of
the British from this province because their owners had
to abandon them, decreed that by intervention of the
Accountant of the Royal Estate, the master masons and
carpenters proceed to appraise each one of the said
edifices, including their lots, and that Edicts be posted
in the customary places, summoning the inhabitants of
the province, so that on the appointed date, those who
so desired could appear at the house of the governor for
the public sale of all of the houses of His Majesty, binding
the purchasers to give bond in payment for the said houses
and lots, when His Majesty found it convenient (to whom
it would be made cognizant with documents at the first
opportunity) furnishing bonds in the meantime to the Royal
Treasury of five per cent per annum with respect to the
appraisals that were to be made, accepting as bidders
only those who could also provide bonds for the repair
of the houses.

That having verified the appraisals by virtue of an
inventory made of all of the edifices and lots, designating
them by numbers and blocks, and showing their location
by streets and boundaries, the public sale was held on
the 8th of April, 1791, and said edifices with their lots
were sold to the purchasers indicated on the list of the
sale; and with respect to the other kind of lots, those
that because there were edifices on them, the property
of those who own them, their owners were left in quiet
possession. The latter put up bonds only for the value
at which the lots had been appraised, the same way the
others did for the price of their purchase.

All of the above manifested in the said Decree, the
execution of the public sale as explained above, and the
necessary bonds put up by the purchasers and their cor-
responding names all of this is now filed in the office
of the Scribe. And finally, after having notified His
Majesty of all the above, by his Royal Cedula dated 17
Jtne 1801, he piously ruled in favor of the inhabitants,
by forgiving the debtors from the payment of the capital
and interest of the houses and lots that they purchased,
approving the sale of the houses as made by my predecessor,
and all the steps taken, ordering at the same time that
titles of possession be granted to each one to assure
them of their dominion.

Therefore: Don Francisco Xavier Sanchez being one
of those included in the said Sovereign Grace for the
house and lot on block 10, No. 89, of the above mentioned
list, which said house was bought by Don Carlos Howard,
Secretary of the Government at that time, at the public
sale, issuing the corresponding security for it on April
29, 1791, and by means of legitimate transfers and sales
was acquired by the said Sanchez from Don Domingo Rodriquez
de Leon by deed issued on November 2, 1791. Said house
and lot measured and marked out, its limit showed it to



*East Florida Papers, Escrituras, 1803-4, Book 374,
pp. 420-422.








contain in front North-South 53 varas, and in depth East-
West 43 varas; bounding on the front, which is the west,
with St. George Street; on the east with lot of SAnchez,
on the south with house of the King which serves as a
school, and on the north with a lane that goes to the
Calle Real Charlotte Street_.

In compliance with the said sovereign Order, and
for this effect, I have ordered with the agreement and
opinion of the Auditor of War and Assessor General, by
Decree dated 18 March, 1802:- I hereby issue title of
possession and ownership of the above mentioned house
and lot in favor of Don Francisco Xavier Sanchez and his
successors, so that in consequence they possess it as
their own, to use and enjoy it without any charge, with
all its entrances, exits, usages, customs, rights and
servitudes which it has had, and it has, and in effect
and by right belongs to them, and if they so desire,
they may sell, exchange, grant, barter, transfer and
alienate it as they see fit by virtue of the said Royal
Donation, and cancelling the obligations and securities
granted by the said Don Carlos Howard and his successors,
this being his Royal Will.

Given under my-signature and legalized by His
Majesty's Government and Royal Scribe, in this city of
St. Augustine, Florida, on the llegible_/ May, 1804.

/s/ Enrique White By Order of His Excellency

(Governor) /s/ Jos6 de Zibizarreta
Government Scribe


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Felipe and Maria Dewees to Jose Mariano Hernandez*

Felipe Dewees, Da Maria del Carmen Sanchez, his
wife living in North River, and Jose Simeon Sanchez of
this city, the first of age and the third, altho /sic_7
a minor, but by virtue of license granted by the tribunal
on 18 October 1820, such license being in the archives
of the Escribano, hereby sell to Don Jose Mariano Hernandez
also of this city, a house of our property that at the
present time consists of some walls of stone covered with
shingles and very deteriorated,with its lot, located in
St. George Street that goes to the Puerta de Tierra,
bounded on the north with a cross street that goes to the
Marina, on the south with lot of the house designated for
a school, that at the present time is occupied by the
Piquete de Malaga, on the east with lot of the heirs of
Don Francisco Xavier Sanchez and another of Don Francisco
Medicis and on the west with the said street. Measures
the lot_7 on the front, N-s 53 varas, and depth E-W 43
varas all of which was bought by the said deceased Don
Francisco Xavier Sanchez from Don Domingo Rodriquez de
Leon, Escribano Publico in this Plaza, by deed issued in
in -this archive on the 2 of November, 1791, at which time
this lot belonged to the Royal Patrimony, but by virtue
of Royal condonation fell to the said deceased Francisco
Xavier Sanchez to whom title was issued by Col. Enrique
White, as governor of this plaza 23 May, 1804, and after
the death of Don Francisco Sanchez Cur father_/and of
our mother Dona Maria del Carmen Hill was adjudicated to
us the said lot and house as part of our inheritance as
will appear in the act of distribution approved by the
tribunal with Auto of 24 May, 1816, part of the Testamentary
Proceedings on the death of our said mother, existing in
this archive; and we sell the said house and lot with its
entrances, etc., free of all incumbrances, etc. for the
amount of $1600 ZT600 pesos_j that the purchaser has paid,
and which we have received, and we issue formal receipt
therefore, by virtue of which we separate ourselves of
this property, etc.

Being present, I the said Don Jose Mariano Hernandez
accept in my favor the above deed, which I hereby attest,
etc. St. Augustine, Florida, 1 March, 1821.

Witnesses: Signed:

Joan Fontane Philip Dewees
Fernando de la Maza Arredondo Jr Maria del Carmen Dewees
Jose Bernardo Reyes Jose Simeon Sanchez
Joseph M. Hernandez
Before me, Juan de Entralgo, Escribano









* East Florida Papers, Escrituras, LC 173, 174, Bundle
385, Document 3.

















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APPENDIX C


Certified copies of Last Will and Testament of


Date of Will


Seth S. Peck .


. .12 May


1841 .


Date of Probate


. .23 July 1841


Sarah Peck . .10 October 1871

John Peck . .14 November 1850

Rebecca Peck . . 3 July 1909

Mary Peck .31 July 1897


Anna G. Burt . 22 July 1930


. . 4 May 1880
(30 July 1912)*
. . 1 July 1887

* . .29 June 1910

. .12 July 1912


. . 3 June 1937**


*Letters of Administration issued to Anna G. Burt as sole
surviving heir at law.

**Memorandum of Agreement between the Florida National Bank
of Jacksonville and the City of St. Augustine, May 1932.
Inventory of Anna G. Burt Homestead. Letter of acknowledgement:
wit. Goodman, Vice President and Trust officer, Florida National
Bank of Jacksonville to Colonel C. S. Coe, City Manager, City of
St. Augustine, 21 July 1932.





$TATZ ay n-0V0%WL or l yW JOHNSA.07

Be it Remembered, that on this. 3..j .day of.. ..J .............., D. 19/,.-, I duly
.. J.r_:- .,, ~ -)rd-- r in the Public Recor f said County.
county Judge.

OATH OF ADMINISTRATOR.
STATE OF FLOOR ,A. ST. OHNS CO TY.

Before me, .... .1 ... 7. ...... ..... County Judge in and for said County, per-

sonally appeared ................ ... ...... .....

who, he n: dlh awtorn. say? 'tt. .... ir C U -

I ..... .... .iand State of Florida, died on the .day of.. ,.

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ifuirthe ilic <;S'. ir'i:tSihe will well and truly administer, ac ding to liw, all and singular the goods,

chattels, r!ihtt au;d credits of the said. .................. deceased; pay
the debts ini which hle 'aid decedent stood bound so far as the assets will extend and the law direct,
i and make t. u e. al perfect inventory and account of. the said goods, chattels, rights and


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Sworn to and ,ul)scribed before me, this .day of. ...... A. D. 19

..... .... .. ........, County Judge.

ADMINISTRATION BOND.
STATE OF FLORIDA. ST. JOHNS COUNTY.

Know all Men by these Presents, That ...................


.... ... s ri acknowledge af held and firmly bound unto




true 's, i.. ecultors, and adm' i.Arators, jointly and
sevterilk r' n!v hi \ I r ."

Signed, v' l i n at. ti.. .ay of . .. A. 1). 1 ..

The Condition of this Obligation is such, That if the above bounden. .. 4. t, .. .. ...

S. e .%1' ( t^. CP.-. .4 . .. .of all and singular the goods and

chattels rights and cr' .its . . . deceased, d.,ake sctiisA



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IN PROBATE


STATE OF FLORIDA, ss.
COUNTY OF ST. JOHNS.

I, Chas. C. Mathis, Jr., County Judge in and for St. Johns County do hereby
certify, that I am sole presiding Judge of the County Judge's Court, in and for St. Johns County, State of
Florida; that said Court, under the Constitution and Laws of the State of Florida is a Court of Record,
with an official seal, and has and exercises probate jurisdiction in said St. Johns County; that said Court
has original jurisdiction of the settlement of the estates of decedents, minors and persons declared non
compos mentis, and is vested with the power to take Probate of Wills, to grant Letters Testamentary
and of Administration and Guardianship, to order the sale of real estate of decedents, minors and per-
sons declared non compos mentis, and to discharge the duties usually pertaining to Courts of Probate;
that as such sole presiding Judge, I have, by law, the custody of the seal, and all books, records, docu-
ments, papers and files appertaining to said Court, that the foregoing and attached-.......isa..... .........
full, true and correct cop.......Y...............of



LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT


IN RE ESTATE OF

SETH S. PECK,

Deceased.








as the original.....-.....of same now appear-........of record and on file in said Court.






IN TESTIMONY THEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the said Court at

St. Augustine, Florida, this .................t.h..........day of ...-........ Ce..e b.e.:-......--...... A. D. 19..-..6.8....



County Judge.
STATE OF FLORIDA, ss.
COUNTY OF ST. JOHNS. J

I, Chas. C. Mathis, Jr., County Judge of the county of St. Johns and State
of Florida, and ex-officio Judge of the Probate Court of said County, do hereby certify that the signature
appearing to the foregoing exemplification and attestation made by him, is in due form of law, and by
the proper officer, and that at the date hereof he is County Judge of St. Johns County, Florida, and the
seal thereto attached is the seal of said County Judge's Court.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto affixed my name and the seal of my office at St. Augus-
9th............... day of --------------- qtcembe
tine, in said County this ........ .........day of-................ .............. A. D. 19 ....


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County Judge and Ex-Officio Judge of the Pr ate
Court of St. Johns County, Florida








hn tte Tounty Subge's Tourt. ft. oubns county 3orhba


IN PROBATE


STATE OF FLORIDA, s
COUNTY OF ST. JOHNS. s

I, Chas. C. Mathis, Jr., County Judge in and for St. Johns County do hereby
certify, that I am sole presiding Judge of the County Judge's Court, in and for St. Johns County, State of
Florida; that said Court, under the Constitution and Laws of the State of Florida is a Court of Record,
with an official seal, and has and exercises probate jurisdiction in said St. Johns County; that said Court
has original jurisdiction of the settlement of the estates of decedents, minors and persons declared non
compos mentis, and is vested with the power to take Probate of Wills, to grant Letters Testamentary
and of Administration and Guardianship, to order the sale of real estate of decedents, minors and per-
sons declared non compos mentis, and to discharge the duties usually pertaining to Courts of Probate;
that as such sole presiding Judge, I have, by law, the custody of the seal, and all books, records, docu-
ments, papers and files appertaining to said Court, that the foregoing and attached...s.. a......................
full, true and correct cop...........Y...........of


LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT




IN RE ESTATE OF

SARAH PECK,

Deceased.








as the original.......-.. of same now appear...S. ..of record and on file in said Court.






IN TESTIMONY THEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the said Court at
9th December 68
St. Augustine, Florida, this... --------..day of ------------- A. D. 19...........

-------- --- --------------
County Judge.
STATE OF FLORIDA, gs
COUNTY OF ST. JOHNS. J

I, Chas. C. Mathis, Jr., County Judge of the county of St. Johns and State
of Florida, and ex-officio Judge of the Probate Court of said County, do hereby certify that the signature
appearing to the foregoing exemplification and attestation made by him, is in due form of law, and by
the proper officer, and that at the date hereof he is County Judge of St. Johns County, Florida, and the
seal thereto attached is the seal of said County Judge's Court.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto affixed my name and the seal of my office at St. Augus-

tine, in said County this -----............... .9t............day of ...D.. e..e..mb.er. ...................-......... A. D. 19....6. ....


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IN PROBATE


STATE OF FLORIDA, ss.
COUNTY OF ST. JOHNS.

I, Chas. C. Mathis, Jr., County Judge in and for St. Johns County do hereby
certify, that I am sole presiding Judge of the County Judge's Court, in and for St. Johns County, State of
Florida; that said Court, under the Constitution and Laws of the State of Florida is a Court of Record,
with an official seal, and has and exercises probate jurisdiction in said St. Johns County; that said Court
has original jurisdiction of the settlement of the estates of decedents, minors and persons declared non
compos mentis, and is vested with the power to take Probate of Wills, to grant Letters Testamentary
and of Administration and Guardianship, to order the sale of real estate of decedents, minors and per-
sons declared non compos mentis, and to discharge the duties usually pertaining to Courts of Probate;
that as such sole presiding Judge, I have, by law, the custody of the seal, and all books, records, docu-
ments, papers and files appertaining to said Court, that the foregoing and attached .....is ...a....................
full, true and correct cop......Y................of


LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT


IN RE ESTATE OF

JOHN E. PECK,

Deceased.









as the original-...........of same now appear--.......-- of record and on file in said Court.






IN TESTIMONY THEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the said Court at
.i6th 68d....... o----D-eember----- A. D. 19 --68
St. Augustine, Florida, this ..- --- --..... ay of-...... ......... A. D. 19...



County Judge.
STATE OF FLORIDA, gg
COUNTY OF ST. JOHNS. J

I, Chas. C. Mathis, Jr., County Judge of the county of St. Johns and State
of Florida, and ex-officio Judge of the Probate Court of said County, do hereby certify that the signature
appearing to the foregoing exemplification and attestation made by him, is in due form of law, and by
the proper officer, and that at the date hereof he is County Judge of St. Johns County, Florida, and the
seal thereto attached is the seal of said County Judge's Court.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto affixed my name and the seal of my office at St. Augus-

tine, in said County this...............6t ........day of........ December ...................., A. D. 19... ....



County Judge and Ex-Officio Judge of the Probate
Court of St. Johns County, Florida









: lcccaPeck of St Augustine Florida being of sound mind,memory and

standing:andg do make and publish this my last will and testament as



First, I hereby revoke all former and other wills and codici-L

:heretofore made by me.

.Second. I give and bequeath to Dr Andrew Anderson of St Augustine

F.or.ida the oil painting of Saint Augustine which was my brothers.


_Tird, I give and bequeath to Rebecca oE oore,daughter of CGe'orge 7W

and argarc t Gibbs, of St Augustine,Fl orida the sum of one thousand




Fourth I give and beoucath. to EZnieorline 'T7.-ren if she survive me

E.ra of five hundred dollars; and to Louis Whaley if he survive me

: of five hundred dollars. These bequests arc in'appreciation of

a-ir faithful service.


A.-, the rest and residue of my estate real and personal,wheresoever

..... I giv and da vise as follows;

the income from said proporty,real and personal and the use

of the house ' 7hire I reside,which belongs to my sister,my niec and

.r; If, and the furniture, silver ware,and furnishingstherein to my sister

:ry, -hould she survive me,during her natural life. I direct that in case

Sisters needs shall require it,that my Executrix shall sell any part

al t'he personal estate left by me and pay over to my said sister so

r.uch of the proceeds thereof,as with the income aforesaid may be sufficient

o.;" 1:-,r wants as long as she may live.

.:Afer the death of my said sister M-ary all of my estate both real and

personal wheresoever situate that may remain, or .if I shall survive my

..id si.toer iJary,all my estate both real and personal of. which I sha.l

Ci.o sL ed or possessed I give and devise absolutely unto my niece

,nna G Burt,of St Augustine Florida

.,:;i'.th' I hereby appoint as sole Executrix of this my last will my said

n ....O. na G.Burt,andr direct that she be not required to give bond for the

:...Lhful corforanc of her duties th.rounder.

'I ,HEROF I have hereunto subscribed hisl my last will this ,'

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IN PROBATE


STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF ST. JOHNS. s

I, Chas. C. Mathis, Jr., County Judge in and for St. Johns County do hereby
certify, that I am sole presiding Judge of the County Judge's Court, in and for St. Johns County, State of
Florida; that said Court, under the Constitution and Laws of the State of Florida is a Court of Record,
with an official seal, and has and exercises probate jurisdiction in said St. Johns County; that said Court
has original jurisdiction of the settlement of the estates of decedents, minors and persons declared non
compos mentis, and is vested with the power to take Probate of Wills, to grant Letters Testamentary
and of Administration and Guardianship, to order the sale of real estate of decedents, minors and per-
sons declared non compos mentis, and to discharge the duties usually pertaining to Courts of Probate;
that as such sole presiding Judge, I have, by law, the custody of the seal, and all bo records, docu-
ments, papers and files appertaining to said Court, that the foregoing and attached.................................
full, true and correct cop-.......-.............of


LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT


IN RE ESTATE OF

REBECCA PECK,

Deceased.









as the original...........of same now appear...S......of record and on file in said Court.






IN TESTIMONY THEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the said Court at

St. Augustine, Florida, this-............th. ..............day of.......... Dcebe.. ..................., A. D. 19..._....


------------------------------------C.
County Judge. J
STATE OF FLORIDA, ss.
COUNTY OF ST. JOHNS. J

I, Chas. C. Mathis, Jr., County Judge of the county of St. Johns and State
of Florida, and ex-officio Judge of the Probate Court of said County, do hereby certify that the signature
appearing to the foregoing exemplification and attestation made by him, is in due form of law, and by
the proper officer, and that at the date hereof he is County Judge of St. Johns County, Florida, and the
seal thereto attached is the seal of said County Judge's Court.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto affixed my name and the seal of my office at St. Augus-

tine, in said County this---......-........--- ..........day of ............Decem.ber................... A. D. 18.........


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IN PROBATE


STATE OF FLORIDA, s
COUNTY OF ST. JOHNS.

I, Chas. C. Mathis, Jr., County Judge in and for St. Johns County do hereby
certify, that I am sole presiding Judge of the County Judge's Court, in and for St. Johns County, State of
Florida; that said Court, under the Constitution and Laws of the State of Florida is a Court of Record,
with an official seal, and has and exercises probate jurisdiction in said St. Johns County; that said Court
has original jurisdiction of the settlement of the estates of decedents, minors and persons declared non
compos mentis, and is vested with the power to take Probate of Wills, to grant Letters Testamentary
and of Administration and Guardianship, to order the sale of real estate of decedents, minors and per-
sons declared non compos mentis, and to discharge the duties usually pertaining to Courts of Probate;
that as such sole presiding Judge, I have, by law, the custody of the seal, and all books, records, docu-
ments, papers and files appertaining to said Court, that the foregoing and attached......s........................
full, true and correct cop.........Y............of




LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT


IN RE ESTATE OF

MARY L. PECK,

Deceased.






as the original-...........of same now appear-....... S.of record and on file in said Court.






IN TESTIMONY THEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the said Court at
6th------- ---- December ------A.-----------A
St. Augustine, Florida, this............. ..........day of................. .. A. D. 19 ....



County Judge. -
STATE OF FLORIDA, ss.
COUNTY OF ST. JOHNS. J

I, Chas. C. Mathis, Jr., County Judge of the county of St. Johns and State
of Florida, and ex-officio Judge of the Probate Court of said County, do hereby certify that the signature
appearing to the foregoing exemplification and attestation made by him, is in due form of law, and by
the proper officer, and that at the date hereof he is County Judge of St. Johns County, Florida, and the
seal thereto attached is the seal of said County Judge's Court.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto affixed my name and the seal of my office at St. Augus-

tine, in said County this .....--.............-......th-...day of-...........- e .mb.e.................. A. D. 19.......

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County Judge and Ex-Officio Judge of therobate
Court of St. Johns County, Florida












WILL BOOK "C" PAGE iL


I, Anna G. Burt, of St. Augustine, St. Johns County,

F lorida, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make,

'. publish and declare this to be my last will and testament., hereby

revoking any and all wills and codicils heretofore made by me.

i .

I direct 'that my body shall be buried in the E.vergreen

Cemetery at St. Augustine, Florida, in the lot now owned by me in

I said cemetery and known as the Burt lot, 'same having been purchased

i1. by my father, the late George Burt.
,II.
"'I II.

I.; I direct that my funeral expenses and all of my just

i. debts shall be paid by my executor as soon as practicable after my

death.
IIII.

]',! I give and bequeath to my cousin, Mrs. Jennie Round, o:
627 6 Main Street, ''akefield, Massachusetts, or if she dies before I


ii do then to her issue, per stirpes and not per capital, the sum of

'i twenty thousand dollars (20.,000.00).

IV.
! iv..
I give and bequeath to my cousin, Hiss Ruth Burt, of

i Pa.latka, Florida, or if she dies before I do then to her heirs at

;: law, .the sum of Ten thousand dollars ($,10,000.00).

SV.

I give and bequeath to my cousin, Miss Katherine Burt
iof Palatka, Florida, or if she dies before I do then to her heirs'

at law,. the sum of Ten thousand dollars (010,000.00).

VI.

I give and bequeath to my cousin, Mrs.. Floried Burt

E ivans, of Palatka, Florida, or if she dies before I do then to her

->ircs & t l.a, the sum of Ten lth6uernd doll.are (i10,000.00).

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Sof San Diego, California, or if she dies before I do then to her

heirs at law, the sum of Five thousand dollars ($5,000.00).
VII I
i VII.

I give and bequeath to my friend, !Mrs. Edith C0

Philips, of 181 South Commonwealth Avenue, San Diego, California,




,ix.

I give and bequeath to my friend, nra,. Edmund T.
SAtkinson, of New York City, or if she dies before I do then to her
Sheirs at law, the sum of Five thousand dollars (:5,000.00).

il X.
I give and bequeath to my cousin, Mrs. Pobert Morison,

Sof New York and Lyme Connecticut, or if she dies before I do then to

her heirs at law, the sum of Ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00).
xi.

I give and bequeath to my cousin, Miss Susan R.
SZabriskie, of Newager, Maine, or if she dies before I do then to

Sher heirs at law, the sum of Ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00).
XII.

I give and bequeath to my cousin, Mrs. Elizabeth Van
Bergen Owen, of Flushing, Lc-r York, in the event that she survive

mee, the sum of Ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00). Should my said

cousin not survive me, this legacy shall lapse and become a part of

xi.
my residuary estate.

XIII.

I give and bequeath to Miss Rose 0. Chadbourne, of

Set. Augus-tine, Florida, in the event that she survive me, the sum

of Five thousand dollars ($5,000.00). Should she not survive me,

thin liotIo shll lee, ti lgacd Bscio a lparst o. my biim a'y estate.











WILL BOOK "C" PAGE ..

XIV,

SI give and bequeath to my cousin, Benjamin'H. Burt,

(in care of M1r. George Morse), in the event that he survive me,
the sum of One thousand dollars (l1000.00), Should my said cousin

Snot survive me, this legacy shall lapse and become a part of my

residuary estate.

XV.
', I give and bequeath t6 my servant, Charles Finney,

Sin the event that he survive me, the sum of Three hundred dollars
(3,00.00). Should he not survive me, this legacy shall lapse ~nd

become a, part, of ry residuary estate.
XVI.

I direct that the foregoing specific bequests shall

be paid by my executor in cash as soon .as practicable after dee,

and without deductions for any inheritance tax, all inheritance ta:

to be paid out of my residuary estate. The words "heirs a.t law,"

used hereinabove in ParagraphS, IV to XI inclusive, is hereby
defined to mean the heirs at law of the respective legatees in

accordance with the laws of inheritance of the State of Florida in
effect upon the date of the signing and sealing of this will.
XVII.

I give and bequeath to Mrs. Fannie Dewhurst,of St,

. u7-ittine, Florida, in the event she. survives me, my cedar box of


th,
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linens kept at my home in St. Augustine, Florida.


I give and devise to. Memorial Presbyterian.-hurch

.Society of St. Augustine, a corporation not for profit under the

laws of the State of Florida, that certain piece or parcel of land

situated in the city of St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida,

and i:zta,- and described as Lot Five (5) of Block Fifteen (15) accord-

ing to the. -Official ;&: of the City of St. .t.u :;tti, said. lot f;.nt-

ing on St. George Street approximately forty (40) feet and': -1:. a,












WILL BOOK "C" PAGE


depth of. approximately seventy-five (75) feet, and I pray and re-

quest that said devisee will hold said property and use the net

income therefrom or the proceeds of the sale thereof for the relief

and benefit of its needy parishioners.

XIX.

I give and bequeath to The Florida National Bank of

Jacksonville, as Trustee, the sum of Five Thousand Dollars(.S5000.00)

to be held by it in trust, and the net income thereof to be used by

it in the perpetual care and maintenance of the Burt Lot and of the

Peck Lot, which adjoin each other in the Protestant Cemetery, near

the Oity Gates of St. Augustine, Florida, and in the perpetual care

and maintenance of the Burt Lot and of the Peck Lot which likewise

I adjoin each other in the Evergreen Cemetery at St. Augustine, lor--
i! the net income from said trust estate to be used equally, as near

s practicable, in the care and maintenance of said four lots.
XX.

I give and bequeath to The Florida National Bank of

,Jacksonville, as Trustee, the sum of Three Thousand Dollars(" 00,000)

i! :o be. held by it in trust perpetually and the net income thereof

.: aid semi-annually to The St. Augustine Public Library, of St.

'.-augustine, Florida.
S,,' XXI.

,! I give and bequeath to The Florida National -.K' of
:; jacksonville, as Trustee, the sum of Fourteen Thousand' ollars

;14,000.00) to be held by it in trust perpetually and the net

income thereof paid. semi-annually, to Rolli ns College, at Winter

Park, in Orange County, Florida, for the purpose of creating

,:.,cholarshi-ps threat for wo -' Florida girls. The disbursement
:f the income received by the College for this purpose shall rot

,,:e under the control or supervision of said Trustee, but shall

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WILL BOOK "C" PAGE


and all repayments received by the College from advancements ma,de

by its s aforesaid shall likewise be used by said College as

aforesaid. Said Trustee shall' have no duty with reference to the

aforesaid purpose beyond investing said funds and paying over the

net income therefrom to said College.

XXII.

I give and devise to the City of St. Augustine, Florid2.

my residence in said Oity, situate at the corner of St. George and

Treasury Streets and known as #143 St. George Street, being Lot one

S(1) Block ten (10), of the Oity of St. Augustine, Florida, accord-

ing to .the Official LMap of said City, together with the walls, en-

closures, gardens, out-buildings, tenements and :.;rtenances, upon

Sthe express condition subsequent that said devisee shall continu-

ously maintain the same as an example of the old ante-bellumD homes

of the South, without substantial change in said. residence, Fni that

said devisee shall, with the aid of the sum of One thousand dollars

: (1 i,000.00) herein elsewhere provided to be paid annually for this

purpose, and with its ovm funds, keep said property in good and. sub-

s'i stantial repair and presentable condition, and also pay any taxes

[i which may be levied against the sam-e, if any, all to the entire sat-

- isfaction of my said Trustee, The Florida National Bank bf

f, Jacksonville. Should there be a breach of the aforesaid condition

or should said dwelling house be destroyed or razed, then and in

either such event the estate hereby devised shall cease and deter-

jmine and title thereto shall revert to said The Florida National

Bank of Jacksonville, as Trustee, and said property become a.

Sof my residuary estate.

XXIII.

All the rest, residue and remainder of my property,

Seal, personal and mixed, whatsoever and wheresoever, including all

Slapped legacies, I give, devise and bequeath to The Florida Jational

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WILL BOOK "C" PAGE <3 JL.

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Bank of Jacksonville, as Trustee, to be held by it in trust perpetu-

ally for the following uses and purposes:

(a) Said Trustee is authorized and empowered to keep,

preserve and maintain so much 6f my furniture and fixtures now

located in my said residence,. at St. Augustine, and not herein
otherwise disposed of, as in its discretion may be meet and proper,
in said residence for the uses and purposes set out in the preceding

paragraph, and so long as said Oity of St. Augustine shall faith-
fully and properly comply with the conditions of said paragraph, of

which my said Trustee shall be the sole judge; otherwise to remove
the same and dispose thereof in the execution of this will and of

the trusts provided for.

(b) To invest and re-invest the proceeds of my entire

residuary estate and to dispose of the net income thereof as follows:
(1) To use so much of the sum of not exceeding

$1,000.00 per annum as my be reasonably necessary in
the discretion of said Trustee in the care, maintenance,

repair and upkeep of my said home so long as the some
shall be owned and maintained by the Oity of St.

Augustine as hereinabove provided, this to include

proper fire, theft and windstorm insurance if my said

Trustee deems advisable on said dwelling and/or the
contents thereof.

"(2) To pay, in equal quarterly instalments, to my
cousin, George E. Liorse, of 61 South Main Street,
SRutland, Vermont, the sum of Three Thousand,Dollars

($3,000.00) per annum, for and during his natural life.

(3) To pay the remainder.of the net income derived
from said trust estate, in quarterly instalments to The

Flagler Hospital, at St. Augustine, Florida,.or to its
successor, as a Memorial to Dr. John E. Peck, 'to be used

by said Hospital to provide treatment for needy patients.










WILL BOOK "C" PAGE,..

XXIV.

.'ith reference to all of the various trust estates

hereinabove -donated, I authorize, empower, direct, provide, and

prescribe the following terms, conditions, powers, duties and

immunities, viz:

I hereby authorize and .-m::'.i"r said Trustee t6 -,:7., .-.',
mortgage and encumber and to sell and dispose of said trust prop-

erties in any manner that it may deem advisable, either at .- lic

or private sale, in whole or in part, and from time to time, at

such prices and upon such terms and conditions as it may deem best,

and to execute such assignments, transfers, conveyances, mortgages

and pledges as maybe appropriate to effectuate this power, it

being my purpose to create a continuing power of hypothecation

and/or of sale in said Trustee to be exercised by it.

I also authorize and empower said Trustee to lease

Small or any part or parts of said trust estates for any term of

years, irrespective of the periods or terms of. the trusts, at

such rents and on such terms and conditions as it shall deem best.

I fri.-.' authorize and E.:rer said Trustee to invest and re-

invest the corpus of each of said trusts in such mortgage loans,

stocks, bo,-ds and-other securities as it may deem best, irrespective

of any statutes or rules or practice of Oourt limiting the invest-

ment o.f trust funds, and to change said investments from time to

time, giving and granting unto said Trustee as full and complete
I:..er and authority control, manage and handle my said estate as

I now personally possess.

. Said Truste-1.:all pay all taxes, premiums on- insurance
carried, and other expenses out of the income derived from said

trust estates, and-shall pay itself the usual and customary com-

pensation for .:.;ll 1rn: such trust estates, and shall disburse ...:

net income derived therefrom as herein elsewhere provid.-:.










WILL BOOK "C" PAGE-2E

No purchaser from said Trustee need see to the applica-

tion of the purchase money:to the purposes of said trusts, but

the receipt, of said Trustee shall be a complete acquittance and

discharge therefore. Said Trustee shall not.be liable for the

honest exercise of any discretion or power hereunder nor fpr cny

error of judgment, but only for dishonesty or wilful breach of

trust. The interpretation placed on this instrument by said

Trustee .in good faith, shall in any .doubtful or debatable matter

be binding and conclusive on all persons whomsoever.

Said Trustee shall, whenever required by any bene-

ficia-y, make statements of the income and outgo of the respective

Trust estate and of the assets and liabilities thereof, but state-

iments more frequently than usual shall be at the reasonable cost

Sof the beneficiary requiring same.

Should it become impossible beneficially to -pply the

income of the trust property hereinabove donated or any part thereof

in the exact way I have prescribed,' I authorize its application by

Said Trustee to a similar charitable purpose or purposes to be

.selected by said Trustee cy pres.

XXV.

I nominate and appoint The Florida INational'Bank of

Jacksonville as Executor of this my last will and testament, with

full power and. authority in order to pay the debts and legacies

aaforesaid and in order to carry into effect all of the provisions

and purposes hereof, to sell and dispose of any and all of my

estate, real or personal at such prices and u-on such terms and

conditions and in such manner as said Exeoutor may deem best, and

to execute and deliver all necessary or proper deeds or other

instruments of sale, transfer and conveyance.












SWILL BOOK "C" PAGE __


IN V'.IT.ESS WHEOF, I have hereunto set my hand and

affixed my seal.to this my last will and testament, consisting of

nine pages of typewriting at St. Augustine, St. Johns County, this

day of July, A.D. 1930.







Signed, sealed, published and declared as her last,
will and testament by Anna G. Burt in the presence of us, who at
her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other
have subscribed our names as witnesses.


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WILL BOOK "C" PAG"


I, ANNA G. BURT, a resident of the County of St.
Johns, State of Florida, and being of sound and disposing

mind and memory, do make, publish and declare this the

first codicil to my last will and testament, dated July

22nd, 1930, and witnessed by-W. W'. 'Munnerlyn, James H.

Gross, Jr. and Harold Clayton; and I do hereby confirm

the provisions of said will in all particulars, save as

are specifically changed by the terms of this.instrument.


FIRST: I hereby revoke Item XV of my said last

will and testament, in which I bequeathed to my servant,

Charles Finney, the sum of Three Hundred ($300.) Dollars,

and in lieu thereof provide the following:


ITEM XV: I give and bequeath to Charles Finney,

Harriet Gillaird and Rebecca Burns the sum of Five Hundred

S($500.) Dollars each in the event they survive me. Should
ier of them not survive me the legacy of Five Hundred

SDollars,to which he or she would be entitled, shall lapse

and become a part of my residuary estate. The lapse of the

legacy of either one of my said three servants who pre-decease

me, shall, in no way affect the legacy of either of them

surviving me.


SECOND: I direct my said Trustee'to pay to B.0. Crichlow,

of St. Augustine, Florida, or, in the event of his death, or

refusal to act, under this appointment, then to such other

person as may be considered satisfactory to my said Trustee,

a reasonable sum of money each month as compensation for the

proper care and .maintenance of my parrot, "Polly" du.i,.,-'ttie

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WILL BOOK "C" PAGE

remainder of her life. The terms and conditions of the

contract between the said B. 0. Crichlow, or his successor

or successors, shall be subject to the sole discretion and

judgment of my said Trustee named in my last will and

testament, whose decision shall not be questioned.



IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand

and seal this the 21st day of May, 1931.





(SEAL)


Signed, sealed, published and declared by Anna G. Burt,

the above named testatrix as and for the first codicil

to her last will and testament, dated July 22nd,1930,

and witnessed by W. '., Munnerlyn, James H- Gross, Jr.

and Harold Clayton. This codicil having been first

read to and then signed by the said testatrix in our

presence, and we, the undersigned, having subscribed

our names hereto at her request in her presence, and

in the presence of each other, this the 21st day of

May 1931.


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IN PROBATE


STATE OF FLORIDA, ss
COUNTY OF ST. JOHNS.

I, Chas. C. Mathis, Jr., County Judge in and for St. Johns County do hereby
certify, that I am sole presiding Judge of the County Judge's Court, in and for St. Johns County, State of
Florida; that said Court, under the Constitution and Laws of the State of Florida is a Court of Record,
with an official seal, and has and exercises probate jurisdiction in said St. Johns County; that said Court
has original jurisdiction of the settlement of the estates of decedents, minors and persons declared non
compos mentis, and is vested with the power to take Probate of Wills, to grant Letters Testamentary
and of Administration and Guardianship, to order the sale of real estate of decedents, minors and per-
sons declared non compos mentis, and to discharge the duties usually pertaining to Courts of Probate;
that as such sole presiding Judge, I have, by law, the custody of the seal, and all books, records, docu-
ments, papers and files appertaining to said Court, that the foregoing and attached...i..s.. a.....................
full, true and correct cop-.....................of



LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT


IN RE ESTATE OF

ANNA G. BURT,


Deceased.







as the original............of same now appear-......s..of record and on file in said Court.






IN TESTIMONY THEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the said Court at

St. Augustine, Florida, this.......---.......6th--...--......day of...............---- De.ember. ..........A. D. 19- ...

... ... .. ... .. ... ... .. ... - ---- - - - - - - - -- -
County Judge.
STATE OF FLORIDA, s
COUNTY OF ST. JOHNS. J

I, Chas. C. Mathis, Jr., County Judge of the county of St. Johns and State
of Florida, and ex-officio Judge of the Probate Court of said County, do hereby certify that the signature
appearing to the foregoing exemplification and attestation made by him, is in due form of law, and by
the proper officer, and that at the date hereof he is County Judge of St. Johns County, Florida, and the
seal thereto attached is the seal of said County Judge's Court.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto affixed my name and the seal of my office at St. Augus-

tine, in said County this......-..........-....-6.th.......-day of .....--....... Dcemb.er....................---- A. D. 19.....68..



County Judge and Ex-Officio Judge of the Proate
Court of St. Johns County, Florida






MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT, made and entered into the

day of May, A. D. 1932, by and between THE FLORIDA NATIONAL BANK

OF JACKSONVILLE, as executor and as trustee under the Last Will

and Testament of Anna G. Burt, deceased, late of St. Augustine,

Florida, the party of the first part, and THE CITY OF ST.AUGUSTINE,

FLORIDA, party of the second part,

WITNESSETH: That the said party of the second part

acknowledges receipt from the said party of the first part of the

possession of all of those works of art, pieces of furniture and

other household furnishings and items of personal property, on the

date hereof, being situated and located in the late residence of

the said Anna G. Burt, deceased, in the City of St. Augustine,

Florida, at the corner of St. George and Treasury Streets and

known as #143 St. George Street, St. Augustine, Florida, which

said pieces of personal property are enumerated and listed in the
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annexed schedule.

IT IS COVENANTED AND AGREED by and between said par-

ties that the above described personal property, possession of

which has been delivered by said party of the first part to said

party of the second part as aforesaid, shall remain and be kept

by said party of the second part in its present location, that is

to say, in the aforesaid late residence of said testatrix, and

that the said party of the secondpart shall be, and remain, per-

sonally responsible to said party of the first part for the safety

of said personal property and for the ultimate return of same to

said party of the first part at the time hereinafter mentioned,

and that said party of the second part shall, in consideration of-

the loan of said personal property to it by said party of the

First part, pay for and maintain full insurance protecting said
|| personal oroporty frota any possible loss.
It is hereoy understood that all tale, oed ani. oath
linen, curtain, and hun~in s, are expendable, suuject to ~e.. r nd
tear by . nd the elements, and use, and the City is ;i. ,ld
responsil:- except for the usual and proper care of ;aei: i3n
Os ti ey a; l- last.






Original on file in city clerks office, St. Augustine, Florida






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That, upon demand of the said party of the first part,
said party of the second part will re-deliver said property to

said party of the first part, it being expressly understood and

agreed and admitted that the title to said personal property is
vested in said party of the first part, and that said personal
property has been loaned to said party of the second part at its
request by said party of the first part for exhibition purposes,
to be used by said party of the second part in connection with
the exhibition of the said late residence of said testatrix, in
accordance with the conditional devise of said home to said party

of the second part by said testatrix in paragraph XXII of her said

Last Will and Testament.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF said parties hereto have caused
their names to be signed and their corporate seals to be affixed

and attested by their officers thereunto duly authorized, the day
and year first above written.

THE FLO A N IONAL BANK OF
JACKS VILLE

Its Vice-President and Trust
Officer.
(CORPORATE SEAL)
Attest:

S- Cashier.,

,THE CITY OF ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA



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STATE OF FLORIDA )
: SS.
COUNTY OF DUVAL )


Before me, a Notary Public in and for the State and

County aforesaid, on this day personally appeared / / % 1 /

and & to me well known and known by me to
be VioeAPresident and Trust Officer and Cashier of THE FLORIDA
A
NATIONAL BANK OF JACKSONVILLE, a banking corporation, and the
persons who executed the foregoing instrument as such Vice-Presi-
dent and Trust Officer and Cashier thereof; and they severally

acknowledged to and before me that they executed the same as such
Vice-President and Trust Officer and Cashier, respectively, for
the uses and purposes therein expressed by due and regular cor-
porate'authority, and that the seal attached thereto is the cor-
porate seal of said corporation, that it was attached thereto by
due and regular corporate authority, and that said instrument is
the free act and deed of such corporation for the uses and purposes
therein expressed.
WITNESS my hand and official seal at Jacksonville, Stat4

and County aforesaid, on this day of A. D.
1932.


Notary Public, State and County Aforesaid.
My commission expires: Ri / 7


Original on file in'city clerks office, St. Augustine, Florida


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STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF ST. JOH S ss.
Before me, a Notary Public in and for the State and County aforesaid, on this day personally
appeared ( L --


to me well known, and known to me to be the person described in and who executed the fore-
going instrument, and -- acknowledged to and before me that executed the same
for the uses and purposes therein set forth.
WITNESS my hand and official seal at State and County aforesaid, this
/ day of A. D. 193 -


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Nota Public, State and County Aforesaid.

My commission expires.L ....&.J-...... A


Original on file in city clerks office, St. Augustine, Florida


ii REYNOLDS, ROGERS & TOWERS, Attorneys At Law. JACKSONVILLE, FLA.
















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WITm BEPL CWE T. VALLUS COVERIITG ITIRE COfNTETS *,

of

ATJIA G. BURT IHOESTEAD
ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA


June 25th, 1932


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Original on file in city clerks office, St. Augustine, Florida






DEXSCRIPTION


Lower Hiall


Three Empire Chairs -mahogany
with leather slip seats front
legs carved lion a paw feet.

Empire Console mahogany carved
frontal columns and mirror back.

One low cloth screen.

Photograph, Anna G.: Burt House,

Audobon Print (Deer)
u (ingtail Basseares)

Rug runner,

."ug Very good.

Oroaaent with Doves Alabaster


$75.00


200.00

5.00

2.00


$0.00

75.00

50.00

15.00


DINING IOOMf


1 Pr. drop-leaf tables mahogany
5 lego square turned top and
bottom aprons veneered table
top rectangular- end pieces
rounded.

Empire side-board mahogany 4
columns across front with ball feet
S doors and drawers of crotch mahogany
marble top.

Pr. Empire Pedestal tables mahogany
turn top .

Painted sea-chest original turquoise
green paint iron lock and handles.

Armoire- (Corner) with marble top
and three carved shelves and back
panel doors inside maple


6 Early Empire console.- marble top
4mrror back:- mahogany with, brass,
trim limn' paw feet

8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 15 Six arm chairs cane seat office
;chairs





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300,00


250.00


500.00


15.00



50.00V



250,00


60. 00.


X, 85,


4

7

6 and 8


. and 7


5 and 14


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VALUATION









Rocker leather back & seat


Portraits& Mr. Whittington
Mrs. 500.00


18,2f,Z5, and 27

59 (n on c ole)



22 and 24


28,29 and 50




51, 0, ; .0


53, 4,55s6,53 7



20 and 41,


45


2 Pr. glass candle sticks.

Blue dish Bristol ware in.
Chinese colors and. design -
condition perfect.

Two Wedgewood Pitchers, one
An perfect condition, the
other beautifully mended.

Inlaid .Tea Caddy.- of ahoianyay
with inlay of brass

Large Blue Platter -. Willow
Pattern condition perfect,

Set of Three Girandoles -
(Paul and Virginia) perfect.
condition etched crystal.
pendants.

Three oil paintings -good gold
leaf frames.

Large Queen' s ware pitcher good
condition

Two pierced china baskets & plates,
one Liverpool printed pitcher all
mended.

Listed as Plaques
2 small papier-mache trays

Silver dish and cover plated

Pr. Gold leaf mirrors (one in hall)
black molding on inside good
condition large rectangular

Pierced china compote gold band trim
good condition.

Picture (Quail) good frame.

Fireplace set, andirons brass
(rights & lefts good) brass handle
poker and tongs and wire fender with
brass top.


5.00


100.00


15.00


100.00


50.00


25.00


10.00


2.00





150.00


15.00

5.00




75.00


Matting 22 sq. yds. 10.00

Two rugs one a runner 1l5.00




iE Lnore S. Mott


16 and 17


15.00












D_:.IG '.DJO7 CO :T'D.


1 Set white and o1d china (123 pea) 50.00

1 Set white china (101 pos) 50.00

1 Sot Haviland china (40 pcs) 40.00

1 Hot and cold diish 5.00

1 part set grey end white china (12 pea) 5.00

Blue,,tdishes, (2 pea) 5.00

White and gold fiLu.,od caina (5 pcs) .500

Ruby crid gold srial glass compote
(broken) 1.00

Jelly moulds (2 pos) 5.03

1 Set silver (Tea-pot, coffee pot and
sugar bowl) 15,00

Glass fruit plates (12 pcs) 24.00

Glass finger bowls (8 pcs) 12.00

Antique finger bowls (4 pcs) yellow glass 20.00

Drinking glasses (10 pcs) 5.00

Deep dish &nd holder,rfigured china, 2 pcs. L.00

1 Horn spoon and fork 10,00

1 Silver soup ladle 10.00

1 Carving sot 10.00

1 Horn ad steel fork 1,00

4 Silver nives 8.00

4 forks 10.00

4 Table spooaa 10.00

4 t'a apoons 3.00

4 Bone haidle knivtas .00

5 Exa-tr forks 1.00

1 Silver napkin ring 1.00

1 Set (8) glass .pooaa 2.00

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10 Napkins



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DINING RO0M COT' D.

5 doilies
1 Sot eubroiaerea &ea ses
7 tea table covers
10 square mats
10 lait Mats
6 yellow dodge large mats
6 tr saall
S2 miscellaneous round mats-
10 square mata

Total amount for linens 15.00


19 Silver tray Footed silver leaf
design 55.00

58 Silver hot dish tray 10.00

58 Round silver tray (with ,ugar.&
croam set) 25.00

40, 4 1 Pr. glass candle sticks cut base 5.00

6 Pc. plated tea set 100.00
1 extra tea pot 15.00
1 silver cream and sugar 75.00
12 dessert spoons 24.00
6 plated knives ,o00
l12 Dinner forks 20.00
12 Knives comp handles 10.00
1 WI gewood covered dish 10.00
1 Fan 5.00
1 Pr. thumb print water bottle and
glasses 20,00
Cut flint glass compote perfect
condition probably waterford 25.00
Pr. Blue Venetian vaaes. 150.00
These are very rare and lovely
pitchers in perfect condition -
would be very hard to replace.

1 Wooden writing box 10.00

8 Dutch Silver Tray 20.00
9 Sterling Bon Bon Dish 5.00
46 Pink FeIather Fan 10.00
69 12 Champagne Glasses 50.00
63 12 Dresden China Plates 24.00
63 7 Piece Piuk Wiater Set 10.00


UPPYR HALL

1, 5 and 12 Three Duncan Phyf'e side chairs cane
seat eplieidid condition 60.00

2 Mahogany caop-leaf' table Hancock
base, oZc6e eud. beautifully veneered -
splendid condition 100.00



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DESCRTPTIONM


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VALUATION
















U221R IALL CO.T'D.


4- -Mahogany desk and work table -
nmpire style square top.-
two dra&-ers *nd desk slide
Hancock base perfect condition 75.00

5 Eapire Love seat 1810 -
mahogany ends solid with double
reverse curves back and aeat
upholstered thtb front curved
legs are delicately carved in low
relief. 150,00

6 Mahogany couch a large, heavy piece
upholstered in hair-cloth 75.00

7 Pre-Civil War Rocler mahogany rocker
with arms cnd fruae across top -
upholstered in hair-cloth. 50.00

8 Chippendale card table iine solid top
walnut table four graceful cabriole
carved legs and claw and ball feet -
apron is also finely carved one of
lego uo livotea to support a top leaf
which is missia. societiess called
book tables) 350.00

9 Rocker -with arms fnd frame of mahogany
upholstered in tapestry 50.00

10 Book-case Victorian glass doors -
carved top 25.00

11 Oval table alhlog~y tilt top Phyfe
table tripod based vith reeded
legs 75.00

15 Empire mirror gold leaf with picture
on glass at top very good type but
bad condition 50.00

14 Swiss clock carvd,in hood condition 25.00

15 and 16 2 Pictures in oils, one Orchip, the other
Lotus beautiful frames 30.00

17 Embroidered and painted picture
EiLZht~(crth century such embroidery
was taught in finishing schools and
young liaies felt it almost indis-
pensable accoiplisalmu t as is usually
thae case the ictu'X is framed with
marin of black glau6 tad sold lined
edge gold leaf Ifr~e 50.00

Not numbered "Co.eL-cticutf" A ,iiec'cd 'lpi of the
St-te of CouiiLcticut Ltcdi county
rcra-ntutd istori of ach 'iith
picture written by es1 or' ^ap -
needlework and painting 1838 25.00



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10


9 and 12


18


24





27 and 50


51




55

88




538

59



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42

45,44,45,46,47


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DRAWZG R00oM CONT'D.

Empire sofa (late) Frame mahogany
top of back. and seat rail ogee -,
upholstered back seat and sides 100.00

Nest.of three..turned tables -
mahogany.- good condition 50.00

Nest of two table mahogany -
top split 50,00

;hickering Piano and stool
square piano about 75 yrs. old 500.00

sheraton Bureau Desk mahogany
eeded.columns -- brass caps on front
eet fitted with small drawers and
Aigeonholes enclosed with hinged top
three lower drawers Imperfect 200,00

3wan arm chair upholstered front rail
mnd top of back has outline of inlay ,76500

piFre table square marble top ogee
apron and Hancock base 75,00

:hess table Victorian Papier-mache -
Lulay rwith mother-of-pearl tilt top 50.00

ibeara Painting Museum Picture -
signed and dated 5,400.00

2 Paintings:
lorning and Evening signed ? 500.00

Painting known as Bullet picturee *
Df particular value to the house 250.00

three miniatures water color on
paper 25.00

Painting Blue Madonna 200.00

Small painting -'two people by Fountain" 10.00

Painting of a Saint (over wall bracket)
Probably copy of an 7E Greco Good 50O.00

Painting known aa Monk!s Picture *50.00

Carved wvll-bracket 'with vase 10.00

Painting of 'Boy Wading in Waterw 60.00

French clock keeps perfect time mantle
clock black with brass trial 75.00

Painting of Madonna 200.00

4 Oriental rugs some antiques 400.00

One Kermanshaw 500.00

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UPPFJ HALL CONT'D.


Jap Bronze Candlebra


19 and 20


2 Paintings Miss Burt's House
and Foot of Plaza good frames

Euby glass lamp Victorian -
perfect condition

Glass vase 10 in. plain glass

Oval mirror carved frame gold
lined edge

Three Rugs
One, 4 1 x 616"
One 4' x 8'
One Z'5" x 60'6" (Orientala)


Matting 55 sq. yds.


CLOSET T A eD OF HALL

Two black coach trunks
Two oostumea


25.00


,10.00


25.00

1.00


25.00




300.00

10,00


25.0Q


DRAWING RO00M


Three Chipipendale chairs. These
side chairs show cut-out splat and
cupid's bow cresting. The straight
tapered legs have recessed stretchers.
The upholstery is carried over front
rail of two chairs and one chair has
slip seat beautiful condition 750.00


Three American spool chairs -
These arm chairs show fine spool
turning and carving splendid type
seat and back upholstered

Sheraton Chair. Square badc arm
chair tith graceful, pierced and
carved balusters. Cushion hides
space above seat. Upholstery
oarricd over front rail

Four Duncan Phyfe chairs These
are of the early LEpire type -
the back, seat, rail and front
legs all are reeded. The
horizontal splats are beautifully
carved slip scats

Fair double OttoLans mahogany
fraw!e ogeu bracket feet fine
condition

Pair square Ottomans Empire -
mahogany fine condition


600.00





250.00


200.00



150.00


50.00


;r4,.- $ S


5, 22, 25


1, 11, 20


8,15,14,15






21 and 22



2 and 5


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DhkAWING ROOMA CONTINUED


48 and 49 Pir of Hurricane globes and glass
candle sticks with priums 75,00

50 Brass fireplace set. Pair brass
andirons, handsame baluster pillars
end splayed baks s ahovel and tongs
brass baluster handles fine pierced
brass fender 115.00

51 Matting 61 sq. yds. 10,00

Prayer Book (Chas Buck) )
Bible (Lucy Peek) 1845 : :
Prayer Book (Mrs. Geo. Burt) 1848 )
Bible (Colum's) 1618 ) 25.00
Bible (lilbur's) 1850 )
"Iria* 18S9 )

Two plaques, o;e Onyx,
one Mintone china 10.00

Paisley shawl on Piano 100.00

Italian glass vase on desk 25.00

Antique guitar and case 100.00


GUEST ROOi

9 Hepplewhite table mahogany Pembroke
table drop leaves .- square tapered
legs 75.00

1 Drop leaf table Pine top with' out-out-
corners.- slender, turned legs 35.00

2 and 6 Pair Ottomans Square mahogany frames 30.00

i, 4, 5 Oriantal rugs 150.00

7, 12 and 17 Three Dunoan lPhyfe chairs cane seats -
good condition 60.00

8 Mahogany box on table 5.00

10 Rocker mahogehy frtme -' sleigh rockers
upholstered in hair cloth 50.00

11 Empire Bureau Heavy mahogany piece -
bulky 'front column, ogeo drawer at
top with three dra.ra below beautiful
veneer on drawer front three ~eall
drawers across top and large ogee mirror
attached 150.00

15 Arm chair Victorian, upholstered chair 55.00




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NUMER DESCRIFTION VALUATIO

GUEST OO COPTIgNQD

Day Bed
14 Spool bed fine condition 50.00

15 Very large fine mahogany wardrobe .
coluns carved at top ball feet. 150.00

16 Victorian table marble top -
Hancock base of mahogany 50.00

18 Sleigh bed solid mahogany .:
beading along sides and across
cap of foot perfect condition 150.00

19 Victorian table Oval marble top 15.00

20 and 21 Pair Gornicopia vases opaque glas 20.00

22 Large rectangular, gold leaf mirror
fine condition 50.00

25 Oil painting large and framed gold
leaf 50,00

24 and 26 Pr, Pink glass rose bowls Victorian- 5.00

25 Tray china 200

27 and 29 Two steel engravings 30.00

8 Neapolitan Print 5.00

50 Matting 42 sq, yda 10,00

51 Fireplace set Brass andirons, ball
tops and splayed bases. Brass handle,
shovel and tongs fine pierced brass
fender 115.00

t Candle stick white china 2.50


BATH ROOM Adjacent to
GUI.ST ROOM


.1 Chair simple type with caned seat
Hitchcock 15.00

Clothes Hamper 2.50
Marble top table 5.00
Rug 1.00'

MASTER BED ,0(

1 Chippendale style highboy- 1760.-
gracefully cut broken pediment,
carved flame at either end of
pediment and rosette in centre -
The upper part has four long drawers
and three small at top center drawer
carved with a concave sunburst of un-
usual pattern Froatal columns on
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VALUATION


MASTER BED ROOM CONT'D.


Continu-
ation of
No. 1





2


11,12,15,
14,15, & 16


17 and 18


upper part reeded Lower body has one
long drawer and three small drawers, panelled
and carved matching the top drawers stands on
four cabirole legs, frontal knee carved in lew
relief, with claw and ball feet. Skirt is
triple arched a very fine piece and wonder-
ful condition

Sheraton table square top bed-side table with
one drawer and brass pull on graceful reeded
and turned Sheraton legs a charming and
original piece

Hepplewhite Pembroke table has oval shape
drop leaves and square, tapered legs
panelled with inlaid string lines. Inlay
medallions and bellflowers on legs are very
fine. Original piece in perfect condition
1790

Empire rocker cane seat good condition

Four-poster bed complete the four posts are
handsomely carved with acanthus leaves and
pineapple top Empire bedstead with tester
about 1820

Bureau mahogany chest of S drawers with
mirror front of drawers veneered top of
mirror carved with side spool columns

Couch pine

Duncan Phyfe side chair

Block Front Bureau probably from Rhode
'Island expresses the grace and elegance of
the Goddard designs fitted with three long
drawers the top one finely carved with two
outer concave shells and center convex shell.
The three blocks correspond with the shell design
and the bracket foot is blocked also, carrying
the blocking treatment down three molding into
the foot.Since Goddard did not put labels on his
furniture, it is difficult t ttaaccr this piece
as his work, but it is a very rare piece the
brass pulls have been restored

Washstand mahogany marble top


Washstand set Transfer pattern toiletware,
fine condition

.Two Carmona crayon sketches signed and dated
1764 Carmona a Spanish Engraver, born in
Madrid 1730 a pupil of Dupins. His plates
are etched and finished with thu graver. Hias
best work between 17U0 1770


Elmore S..Mott:


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1,500,00




100.00


550,00

25,00




560.00,



75.00

10.00.,

20.00












1,000.00

2.00-


15.00





500.00


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^rom PsCa-' -leou VALUATION
MASTER BED BOOM CONT'D.


19 Picture 2.00

20 miniature secretary bureau detail work
perfect rare 150.00

21 Silver candle stick and shade Sheffield
plate highly valued by collectors, saucer
has raised grape vine border and plain grace-
ful handle lovely etched glass shade. 25.00

22 Picture of Polly .00

25 and 24 Pr. of Vases 10.00

25, 26,27,28 Steel engravings 15.00

29 Rebecoa Ringgold's lap deek small rectangular
box inlaid splendid condition 15.00

50 Listed as one of pair in Dining room

51 and 52 Two 9 x 12 Hit and miasa carpets 50.00

Perfume case square papered box with four
bottles French 6.00

Candle snuffers Brass 5.00

LINEN IN DRIA~RS OF HIGHBOY

7 round lace mats
14 -small round mats
1 knit mat
.5 pc. dresser cover
9 table covers
10 curtains and two bed frills
TOTAL .----- 00

OLOSET IN MASTER BED DO

4 Bridge lampe
5 Table electric lamps
1 Oil lamp
TOTAL --- ..-.. - **** 10.00

NORTH BATH ROBATH OM

1 Hamper 2.50
1 Rug 1.00
1 Chair caned seat Hitchcook type 15.00

BACK HALL UPSTAIRS

Matting 4 sq/ yds.
Medicine cabinet 2.00
Large linen cabinet 8 doors 15.00



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NoiBiR DESCRIPTION VALUATION
LIENNS N CABINET BACK HALL UPSTAIRS

10 Bath towels
5 rugs
5 Bed spreads
22 TEace towels.
16 Sheets
9 Bed spreads
10 Pillow cases
5 Dresser covers
12 Blankets
15 Pillows and one mosquito net
TOTAL ------ 15.00


NORTH BED ROOM
1 Four-poster bed, complete Two foot posts rope
carved and acanthus leaf-s head posts plain turned
mahogany Empire 250.00

2 Cane rocker Victorian oval back and seat cane -
light, arving at top Walnut 25.00

3 and 4 Pair foot stools with four concave legs and
upholstered in black leather tiny 10.00

5 Tripod table Dish top and snake foot top also,
tilts 60.00

6 Hair cloth rocker mahogany swing rocker 55,00

8 Sheraton desk mahogany Tambour lady's desk,
tambour shutters cover a baize covered writing
slide, small drawers on either side and two
long drawers below brass knobs on tapered
needed Sheraton legs a rare and original desk -
lovelyl 650.00

9 and 11 Two Duncan Phyfe chairs 40.00

10 sheraton chest (Chest of Drawers) mahogany, with
frontal columns reeded, drawers have inlaid
escutcheons and outline of string inlay shaving
stand with two drawers and mirror on chest 00.00

12 Bureau mahogany, veneered four drawers top
one ogee two small drawers under mirror 150,00

15 Hopplewhite table Pembroke, mahogany table on
four square tapered legs IIadle has been re-
stored 75.00

14 Clock small rectangular, sometimes called a
"Kitchen clock." Square glass front vith picture
in lower section. 20,00

15 Engraving (Rhiems Cathedral) 10.00

16 Candle stick glass 1,00



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NORTH BED ROOM CONT'D.


17 Engraving (Sail boat) 5.00
18 Mirror (Metal frame) 1.00
20 and 21 Engraving (Water View) Basket 5.00
2 Matting 27 sq. yds. 10.00
24,25,26 Three rugs modern 50.00

"SILVER CHEST"

Large writing box brass handles on either
aide bad condition 5.00

Inlaid game table 25.00
Folding card table,. 1.00

MISS ANNA'S BED ROOM

1 'Wardrobe large two door (panelled)
mahogany on bracket feet 100.00
2 Sewing table a square pedestal table with
two drawers knobs of wood mahogany 5,.00

Saddle back desk chair 10.00

4 Desk --a slant top bureau desk huge scroll
columns with lions paw feet.- one narrow and two
large drawers and across top of desk three tiny
drawers contains fine interior of pigeonholes
and small drawers, carved columns to compartments
Empire Brasses wrong 250.00

5 Chest Empire bureau four large veneered
drawers, columns carved in acanthus leaf and
lion's paw feet top has three small drawers
across front and large ogee mirror held by
square columns knobs of wood fine condition. 250.00

6 Washstand One long drawer, rail back and
sides on four spool legs 25.00

7 Bed complete solid mahogany bed, bleeding
on sides and foot light scroll carving 100.00

8 Duncan Phyfe chair 20.00

9 Chippendale low chair slipper chair,
pierced splat, cupid s bow back-rail and
rush seat. 75.00

10 Cane rocker sewing rocker cane back
and seat 5.00

11 Couch (pine box) 10.00



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16
17
18
19
20
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24,25,28


28
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50
51,52,35
55


1
2
5 and 6
4 and 19

5,8,15,17
7
9


10
11
12
15
14
18 and 20
21

24 and.25


Engraving (iashington)
Therometer carved frame
Painting "Moonlight"
Vase (Sheep) Staffordshire
Blue glass tray
Miniature Painting
Picture (over chest) Magnolia
Picture Miss Anna's mother
..Mosaic ornament
Wood plaque -.flowers
Picture- Flowers (over washstand) )
Picture Ferns

WVashst&nd set (10 pos) transfer pattern soap
.dish haker-

Ink stand,- lovely brass top

Drinking glass and case
Matting 52 sq. yds,
Petrified wood
.Three rugs
Candle Lantern
Clock -
Letter rack (on, desk
Powder box
Brass candle stick
Picture (mother and child)
Knit blanket )
Writing desk (lap box)
Painting of "Lighthousen

CARETAKER' S ROOMS

Mahogany cabinet ball feet
Washstand
Duncan Phyfe chairs,
2 NWardrobes mahogany, two panel doors
drawers at bottom
4 rocking chairs
Secretary (desk) modern
Bureau with mirror
4 drawers veneered, ogee mirror held by square
columns three small drawers at to' large
wooden knobs mahogany

Picture curved walnut frame
tWshstand set
Mirror Jig saw inside edge gilt 1740
Tabouret mahogany brass trim
Three section book case
Seuing machine and ironing board
Sleigh bed complete mahogany small defects
to veneered posts
Small rug and 64 sq, yds matting


STORED IN NORTH CLOSET


Thermometer


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20.00
5.00
10.00
5.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
5.00
S1.00
1,00

10.00


15.00

15.00

5.00
10.00
1.00
5.00
10.00
10.00
5,00
2.00
5.00
1.00

15.00
2.00


55.00
25.00
50.00

150.00
40.00
50,00
75.00


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Electric heater
grill
n fan
S bed pan
TOTAL - ------ 15.00

OFFICE
Round table circular tilt top, turned pillar
support tripod base 60.00

Fancy paintedchairs 5 really 'good Sheraton
"fancy painted" side chairs cane seat too
bad all but one have been repainted. 100.00

Two arm chairs same as above except with arms 60.00

Desk Pre-Civil war office desk cabinet above 50.00

Pedestal table square top table mahogany -
ogeo apron, veneered black marble top 75.00

Fireplace set Brass andirons and screen 40.00

Old Engraving "Jolly Flat Boat Men" 10.00
Two old mortar and one pestle 5.00
Bedroom china, etc 5.00
Clock modern 12.00
One job lot in closet 15.00
Hat rack 1.00
Baskets, medicine and surgical oases, pictures
and lamp 25.00
Book case with books 50.00
Two glass front cabinet 25.00

LOGGIA
1 Pantisote covered willow chair 5.00
1 Couch, Pantisote covered 10.00
2 Boston rockers painted red 30,00
2 Willow chairs 10.00
1 Long chair 15.00
1 Silver ice pitcher 5.00
KITCIIE
Folding serving table and deep wooden tray 10.00
1 Gas range 25.00
2 screen cabinets 20.00
1 Ice Box 15.00
1 Zinc top table 2.50
1 Dining table 25.00
1 Oil cloth covered table 2.00

I, Elmore S. Mott do hereby certify that the foregoing is a just
and true inventory of the contents of the Burt Homestead valued at $ g6,21.00
said valuation representing the fair present value of said property aa ucecribed.

IN UI J i G2f1".F I aoe hereunto set my hand and seal at JacLaunvillb,
Florida, thia 3 day of a-L-.A---, DA 195.



ELmoro S. kott






FLORIDA NATIONAL BANK

WITH TRUST DEPARTMENT

CAPITAL,SURPLUS AND PROFITS OVER $2,550,000.00


WM. HARDIN GOODMAN
VICE PRESIDENT
AND TRUST OFFICER


JACKS 0 NVILLE,FLO RIDA


July 21st, 1952






Colonel C. S., Coe, City Manager
City of St. Augustine,
St. Augustine, Florida

Re: C-169


Dear Colonel Coe:


I acknowledge with thanks your letter o:
July 19th returning two executed copies of the Memorandum o:
Agreement and receipt properly executed by you as City
Manager of the City of St. Augustine. I have caused both
copies of the same to be executed by ourselves and return
to you herewith, by registered mail, the duplicate original
copy fqr.your files.

I, too, am very much pleased with Mrs.
Mott's work and appreciate your having recommended her to
me.

With personal regards, I am


truly,


W. H. GOODMAN
Vice President and Trust Officer.


WHG:A

REGISTERED MAIL
Enclosure


Original on file in city clerks office, St. Augustine, Florida





APPENDIX D


Carlos Howard


Of all the staff members, Zespedes
selected only the secretary of government,
Captain Carlos Howard, and his assistant.
Captain Howard, a cultured individual in
his middle forties, had served with
Spanish forces since 1761 in Portugal,
Algiers, Brazil and Santo Domingo. An
officer in the Hibernia Regiment, one of
the units represented in the occupation
force, Carlos Howard had secured his
captaincy in 1780 through the patronage
of Bernardo de Galvez. During the latter
part of the American Revolution, he had
aided the secretary to the captain gen-
eral of Cuba with the translation of
secret documents. The political under-
standing gained by this experience, his
facile use of French and English, and
general skill socially, combined to make
the talented Irishman a valuable member
of the occupation force.


Zespedes felt fortunate to have
Captain Howard still on his staff to
supervise military affairs during the
transitional period of regimental reorgan-
ization. Since November of 1787, the two
men had parried successive demands for
Captain Howard to rejoin the Hibernia
Regiment in Havana, prior to embarkation
for Spain. Zespedes first postponed
compliance with the order for Howard's
return by explaining the captain's impor-
tance in Florida diplomatic affairs during
the Georgia border crisis and the Thomas
Powell incident. The governor later
insisted that Howard's health would fail
if he returned to Havana, and medical
reasons required his living in Florida.
Writing the colonel of the Hibernia
Regiment, Captain Howard carefully
explained that he could not return to
Havana without the permission of
Governor Zespedes, currently his
commanding officer. Zespedes very early
requested Howard's transfer to the
permanent garrison for East Florida, when
one was formed, but he was satisfied to
have his able secretary transferred to
the Havana Regiment, a military order
which finally reached St. Augustine in
January of 1789.


When Colonel Penalver returned to
Havana, the temporary command at St.
Augustine became the responsibility of
the highest ranking captain in the
garrison. In this situation, strict
adherence to army instructions was
unsatisfactory to Zespedes. Since Carlos
Howard had held a captain's commission
longer than any officers assigned to the
garrison staff, the governor managed to
place temporary command of local troops
in the safe hands of his secretary of
the government.


Helen Hornbeck Tanner, Zespedes
in East Florida 1784-1790
(Coral Gables, University of
Miami Press, 1963), p. 26.


















Ibid., p. 198







Zespedes capable administrative
assistant, Captain Carlos Howard, was
pressed into service along the Spanish-
American frontier on several occasions
following his return to St. Augustine in
September 1790. As Zespedes had feared,
the subversive influence of the French
Revolution eventually spread to the
Florida border. In South Carolina and
Georgia, agents of Republican France
tried to instigate an attack on East and
West Florida as one phase of a massive
undertaking against both the Spanish and
English possessions in North America.
Between 1793 and 1795, when France and
Spain were officially at war, Captain
Howard constantly patrolled the border
with rural militia and regular infantry
under his command. Several clashes
occurred, but Howard's clever strategy
successfully repelled the sporadic
incursions.

Joseph Hernandez (Jose Mariano Hernandez)

Born in St. Augustine, Florida May
26, 1788, son of Martin Hernandez of Mahon,
Minorca, and Dorotea Gomila, of Ciudadela,
Minorca; became prominent in the Second
Spanish regime and was a member of the City
Council under the Constitution of 1814.
Received his education in Savannah, Georgia,
and Havana, and under the Spanish regime
acted as interpreter and practiced law.
When Florida was ceded to the U.S. in 1821,
he was one of the 12 members of the
Legislative Council appointed by President
Monroe. Served from Sept. 30, 1822, to
March 3, 1823, as the first Territorial
delegate from Florida to Congress, and as
such advocated the building of roads and
canals. He was President of the Legislative
Council when that body met for the first
time in the new capitol of Tallahassee,
in 1824. As Brigadier General of the
Florida Volunteers, 2d Brigade, he was
active in the Seminole Indian War and
after the capture of Osceola, led an
expedition against the Seminoles from
St. Augustine into the Indian River
country. In 1845 was unsuccessful Whig
candidate for U.S. Senate; three years
later elected Mayor of St. Augustine.
Maintained several cotton and sugar
plantations, and as President of the
Agricultural Society of St. Augustine,
led a movement to diversify Florida
agriculture products. The latter part
of his life was spent in Cuba. His death
is recorded in the archives of the Holy
Cathedral of San Carlos, in Matanzas,
Cuba, where he was given burial on June
8, 1857, being in his 70th year.

In 1821 he was Alderman of the City,
and also Custom House Warden; In 1837 was
appointed Justice of the Peace. As
Brigadier General of Florida volunteers
he was active in the Seminole War, and
under orders from General Thomas S. Jesup
made the controversial capture of Osceola
under a flag of truce, in 1837.


Ibid., p. 224


Biographical sketch received
from A.J. Hanna, Rollins
College, Winter Park, Florida,
December, 1956. It is found
in St. Augustine Historical
Society biographical card file.
File hereafter cited as SAHS
bio. file.































SAHS bio. file








Seth S. Peck


Born August 23, 1790, in Old Lyme, Conn.;
son of John and Rebecca Smith Peck.
Married Sarah Lay Peck, September, 1814,
in Connecticut.
Died July 21, 1841, St. Augustine, Fla.

Doctor and apothecary in St. Augustine,
Florida.


Women's Exchange Records of
the Women's Exchange, St.
Augustine, Fla. Hereafter
cited as Women's Exchange
Records. St. Augustine News,
July 21, 1841.
East Florida Herald, December
26, 1833.


Sarah Lay Peck


Born September, 1792, in Old Lyme, Conn.
Married Seth S. Peck, September, 1814,
in Connecticut.
Died August 16, 1879, of yellow fever,
at the Peck House in St. Augustine.





Their children


Peck Genealogy, SAHS bio. file
Ibid.

Hugenot Cemetary, St. Augus-
tine, St. Johns County, Fla.
Typescript by Genealogical
Society, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Copy in St. Augustine Histor-
ical Society Library. Here-
after cited as Hugenot
Cemetery Records.


Mary Lay Peck


Born July 17, 1816, in Lyme, Conn.







Died June 26, 1912, in St. Augustine,
Florida.





Rebecca Peck


Born July 17,
York.
Died March 9,
Florida.


1818, in Whitestown, New

1910, in St. Augustine,


Peck Genealogy, SAHS bio. files
7th Census 1850 Florida Volume
2./iic 7p. 208. ZText of iden-
tification card on microfilm
of unpublished records of
Bureau of Census. Film is in
St. Augustine Historical
Society Library. Hereafter
cited 1850 Census_
Evergreen Cemetary, St. Augus-
tine, St. Johns County Fla.
Typescript by Genealogical
Society, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Copy in St. Augustine Histori-
cal Society Library. Here-
after cited as Evergreen Ceme-
tary Records.

Peck Genealogy, SAHS bio. files
1850 Census, p. 208.
Evergreen Cemetary Records


John Elisha Peck


Born December 12, 1820, in Whitestown,
New York.
Died June 18, 1887, in St. Augustine,
Florida.
Physician in St. Augustine, Florida
Educated at the Medical Department,
University of New York.
Served as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister
Plenipotentiary to the Court of Her
Catholic Majesty (Spain), 1856-57.


Peck Genealogy, SAHS bio. file!
1850 Census, p. 208.
Evergreen Cemetary Records
1850 Census, p. 208.

St. Augustine News. February
4, 1843.

Women's Exchange Records


Lucy Rockwell Peck Burt


Born July 7, 1827, in Whitestown, New York.
Married-George Burt, July 31, 1849, in
Jacksonville, Florida.
Died March 22, 1857, in St. Augustine,
Florida.


Peck Genealogy, SAHS bio. filet
1850 Census.
Peck Genealogy, SAHS bio. file.
Hugenot Cemetary Records







Sarah Peck


Born April 7, 1830, Whitestown, New York.


Died June 19, 1836, St. Augustine, Fla.


Trinity Parish Baptism Records,
Trinity Episcopal Church, St.
Augustine, Floridal SAHS bio.
file.
Evergreen Cemetary Records
East Florida Herald, June 19,
1836.


George Burt


Born September 8, 1817, in Rutland, Vermont 1850 Census, p. 204.
Married Lucy Rockwell Peck July 31, 1849, Trinity Parish Records, Trinity
in Jacksonville, Florida. Episcopal Church, St. Augustin1
Florida. SAHS bio. file.
Died October 25, 1839, St. Augustine, Fla. Evergreen Cemetary Records
Merchant and store keeper. Store on the
west side of Charlotte St., north of St. Augustine News, November
Treasury. 4, 1843.
He served various positions in the City
of St. Augustine and the county
of St. Johns.
Mayor 1867-68 St. Augustine Examiner,
December 7, 1867
Alderman 1878
Board of County Commissioners St. Augustine Examiner,
December 6, 1871.
Vice President of Free Public Library
Vice President of Historical Association
of St. Augustine.
first corresponding secretary and Watt Marchman, "Florida Histor-i
treasurer of the Florida Historical ical Society 1856-1861, 1879,
Society 1902-40," Florida Historical
Quarterly, XIX (July 1940),
p. 50. appears in Appenidx:
Biographical Notes, note number!
2
Senior Warden of the Trinity Episcopal Trinity Church Records, Trinityi
Church Episcopal Church, St. Augustine
Florida. SAHS bio. file.


Lucy Rockwell Peck Burt


Born July 7, 1827, in Whitestown, New
York
Married George Burt, July 31, 1849, in
Jacksonville, Florida
Died March 22, 1857, in St. Augustine,
Florida.


Peck Genealogy, SAHS bio. file;
1850 Census

Peck Genealogy, SAHS bio. file.

Hugenot Cemetary Records


Their children:

Anna G. Burt


Born May 22, 1850, in St. Augustine, Fla.
Died May 28, 1931, in St. Augustine, Fla,
Educated in New York and Pennsylvannia
during the 1860'sl also spent time
during the Civil War in Vermont.
She willed the building known as the
Old Spanish Treasury to the city
of St. Augustine upon her death.


Burt Genealogy, SAHS bio. file.
Evergreen Cemetary Records
Burt Correspondence, SAHS bio.
files Women's Exchange Records.

Women's Exchange Records.

St. Augustine Record, June 21,
1931.


Alice Burt


Born April 1852, in St. Augustine, Fla.
Died July 24, 1854, in St. Augustine,
Fla.


Hugenot Cemetary Records

Hugenot Cemetary Records







Charles Burt


Born June 1, 1854, in St. Augustine,


Died January 4, 1877, in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvannia.


Trinity Parish Baptism Records
Trinity Episcopal Church, St.
Augustine, Florida.
Hugenot Cemetary Records


Lucy Burt


Born January 23, 1857, in St. Augustine,
Florida.
Died April 29, 1887, in St. Augustine,
Florida.


Burt Genealogy, SAHS bio. file

Evergreen Cemetary Records






APPENDIX E


"Early Banking is Indicated By Research. Story of Panton, Leslie,
Forbes. Shows Wealth of Material!"

This very brief account of the influential house of Panton,
Leslie, Forbes has been prepared at request of a local banker.

Panton, Leslie, Forbes figured in the British occupation and
was the first licensed trading house in the Floridas under the
second Spanish regime. Historians designate them as fiscal agents
of Spain. In fact repeatedly during that period the King of Spain
was in debt to this house hundreds of thousands of dollars, this
condition still existing when Spain finally relinquished Florida.

This firm has been referred to as the first "banking house"
in Florida. The building they occupied on Charlotte Street has
been described as the first bank", also as "the English bank."
They carried on transactions of exchange and credit for individuals
as well as for the government. No such institution as a modern
bank was in existence at that time.

While much attention has been given to extensive operations
of the firm in other sections of the Floridas none has been given
to the valuable source material relating to the St. Augustine
branch which was located by Miss Emily Wilson.

Before the American Revolution three young Scots meeting in
the Carolinas had started Indian trade. When the "Rebels" gained
power the three Scotchmen found the Carolinas unsafe, came to St.
Augustine, made themselves useful to the British government
through presents and successful trade with the Indians.

The firm consisted of William Panton, John Leslie and Thomas
Forbes. Leslie was the one who remained in St. Augustine, repre-
senting the firm. When the Spaniards came back a wide business
had been built up with, it seemed, almost unlimited resources.

The Spanish government had made no provision for presents for
the Indians who at once began coming to St. Augustine when the
Spanish came back. Governor Zespedes turned to Panton, Leslie,
Forbes who supplied the money and presents necessary to keep the
Indians friendly to the Spanish at a time when the colonies to
the north were desirous of turning the Indians against the Spanish
settlement. Zespedes needed their continued aid and a royal decree
issued by the king authorized the firm to continue its business
without taking an oath of allegiance simply signifying their
obedience. They were also exempted from certain import taxes and
had other privileges. All members of the firm families, all
employes and their families need not swear allegiance to Spain.

John Leslie occupied the large coquina house belonging to the
King located at the northwest corner of Bay and Treasury Alley.
As he was the king's recognized financial agent, this probably gave
rise to the house being alluded to as the treasurer's. Leslie
kept up a large establishment which developed into a veritable hive
of drama. The firm soon owned a large property extending throughinto
Charlotte Street where the house stood in which much of the firm's
business was conducted. So large was the total of the St. Augustine
branch operations that in 1796 Panton in his will estimated "My
share of the profits with the property thereto belonging cannot
amount to less than 5000 pounds sterling." In Panton's will he states
"he has frequently received thanks of the Spanish government."

It is possible to bring only a few of the many angles of the
Panton, Leslie, Forbes story into this account. Especially connected
with St. Augustine was the admission into the firm of John Forbes,
brother of Thomas Forbes, one of the original three. In the beginning
John Forbes was only a junior firm member in the Mobile branch house.


* St. Augustine Record, July U, 1937.







Yet when the original three are dead and John Forbes is one of
the executors named in the wills of all the big three, an act of
his led to a law suit in 1878 that resulted in a judgment being
rendered against Venancio Sanchez of St. Augustine as executor of
the will of John Forbes de bonis nisi for $2,202,049. The aged
executor was directed to turn all assets of John Forbes into form
to be distributed to the long list of impatient heir claimants.
It was a big shock to the executor but later as it was claimed he
had given in and agreed to the judgment! fortunately for Sanchez
the same judge who signed the two million dollar order suspended
its immediate operation.

These sketchy facts give only a faint indication of the inter-
esting possibilities when the St. Augustine portion of the Panton,
Leslie, Forbes history may be unrolled.






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