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Title: Final Historical Report - The Peck House (Lot 1 Block 10)
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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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THE PECK HOUSE


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Joyce Elizabeth Harman
February 16, 1970


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HISTORY OF PECK HOUSE (Lot 1, Block 10)

APPENDIXES

Appendix A. Chronology of Peck House
(Lot 1, Block 10)

Appendix B. Documents Relating to Property as
Part of the Estate of John Gordon

Appendix C. Last Will and Testament of John
Gordon and Codicil

Appendix D. Deeds 1791-1837

Appendix E. Wills 1841-1937

Appendix F. Brief Biographical Data on Pecks
and Burts

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WORKS CITED


CONTENTS


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THE PECK HOUSE


The Peck House (St. Augustine /Fla. /1923, Dist. No. 5, Block
10, Lot 1), or the so-called Old Spanish Treasury, on the southeast corner
of Saint George and Treasury streets may or may not have actually been the
Royal Treasury at one time in its early history. Probably it was not. A
number of documents refer to it as the "Old Treasury"(Quesada 1790, Sq.
10, No. 89) or the "same Lot and House formerly used as a Spanish Treasury"
(Heilbron 1833, 1837; Griswold 1833, 1837), however, this is possibly due to
the fact that a Royal Treasurer occupied the house for a part of the First
Spanish Period and perhaps transacted a portion of his official duties there.
But the property was apparently privately owned by this particular Royal
Treasurer.

Customarily the Crown provided Royal Houses for its major officials.
These were the Governor's House, the Accountancy, and the Treasury. But
the three old wooden houses the Crown had acquired at Saint Augustine were
badly in need of repair at the end of the seventeenth century (1689-1690).
Governor Diego de Quiroga y Losada thus recommended that the three houses
be rebuilt of stone. The Crown agreed providing the fort was finished first.
) Before the repair or reconstruction of all the houses was completed, however,
the English burned the town (1702) (Quiroga 1689; Manucy 1962: 20-21; Arnade
1961: 151-52).

The 1702 fire destroyed the new and not-yet-completed wooden Trea-
surer's House (Manucy 1962: 23) and the Royal House where the Governor had
lived and where the Treasurer and Accountant had had their offices at the
time. After the fire the Accountancy and Treasury moved to the Castillo and
stayed at the location for a number of years (Montiano 1746). A new Treasury
apparently was not built until the Second Spanish Period (1783-1821). At
that time (1787) the engineer Mariano de la Rocque remodeled two old houses
for a combined aduana, tesoreria y contadurra (custom house, treasury, and
counting house) (Manucy 1962: 45, 83-84).

Juan Esteban de Pena was the Royal Treasurer at Saint Augustine from
January 1, 1742, up until the time the Spanish left. Florida at the end of the
First Spanish Period (1763) (Archivo Nacional de Cuba 1707). Early in his
tenure, de Penia and the Royal Accountant, Manuel Mozo, complained to the
Crown about the conditions in Saint Augustine. In a memorial of April, 1746,
they claimed that the settlement was one of the most miserable in all the
Indies--entirely, exhausted of commerce, debt-ridden, and surrounded by
enemies (the English). The two Royal Officials were especially unhappy about
the hardships they suffered due to their lack of a Royal House. A Royal House
was common for officials of their class they reminded the Crown, but they





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had no place provided to work or live and had to rent at an excessive cost
and live out of the way. Therefore, they wanted an increase in their
salaries (Montiano 1746).

Governor Manuel de Montiano supported the request of his Treasurer
and Accountant. He reminded the Crown that the English at the beginning of
the century (1702) had burned the Royal House where the Governor lived and
where the Treasurer and Accountant had their offices, after which, of
course, the Accountancy and Treasury had moved to the Castillo. Montiano,
however, felt the Castillo was a good place for security reasons (Montiano
1746).

The Crown's reply to the memorial has not yet been located. De Pena
made a salary of 1470 pesos a year in 1751-under a cedula (royal order in
Council of 29 January, 1736 (Spanish Crown, 1751), and a salary of 1500
pesos a year in 1760 (St. Augustine Historical Society 1760: 6079). In any
event the Royal Treasurer acquired during his years in Florida a wife, Marfa
Antonia Adriasola in December, 1743 (St. Augustine 'Fla. fParish), and,
before the end of the First Spanish Period houses, including the Peck House,
plus lands at La Esperanza (Archivo General de Indias 1764). Exactly when
he took up residence in the house is uncertain, but he did. More likely than
not he then transacted some of his official business at his residence at the
corner of Saint George Street and Treasury Street (also called Treasurer's
Lane at one time) (Harris 1965: 5-6). The treasury funds, however, were
probably still at the Castillo for safekeeping.

In Saint Augustine hardships were not uncommon, but the colony
enjoyed a few pleasures too. The Royal Treasurer found time to take part in
some of them. When Saint Augustine held celebrations in honor of the en-
thronement of Charles III in 1760, de Penia took most of the initiative in the
non-religious celebrations which included dances, musicals, plays and other
entertainments. The governor subsequently informed the Crown of de PeWa's
contribution to the celebration (Palacio 1760).

De PeWa left Florida at the end of the First Spanish Period (1763)
--Spain having ceded Florida to Great Britain at the close of the French and
Indian War to get Cuba back. For the Royal Treasurer and the rest of the
departing Spaniards, the disposal of property in the colony was of primary
concern. Under Article XX of the Treaty of Paris (1763) they had an eighteen
month period within which to sell their properties or else they would lose
them completely. However, all sales had to be to British subjects (Gold 1963:
18:20). There were not many British buyers around at this time, but a few
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DePena was able to sell some of his property for cash before he
left Saint Augustine-James Henderson bought his lands at La Esperanza for
four hundred pesos (Archfvo General de Indias 1764: 1). The Peck House,
however, he conveyed in trust to John Gordon, with the understanding that
Gordon would sell it when possible and remit the sum obtained from the sale
to de Peina. The arrangement was part of a confidential transaction involving
a number of houses and lots in Saint Augustine. It came to light at the begin-
ning of the Second Spanish Period when there was a dispute over the ownership
of the property. But, at the time of the transfer to Gordon, the property was
a stone structure covered with azoteas (flat roofs) and forty-three varas north-
south and fifty-two varas east-west (Fernandez 1786; Puente 1764, Block O,
No. 193).

The Peck House was only one of many properties owned or held in
trust by John Gordon. Gordon, an English Catholic (Siebert 1929: 277 N. 173),
was a longtime resident of South Carolina and active in trade and commerce.
After the signing of the peace treaty at Paris in February, 1763, he saw a
"favourable opportunity" for buying lands in Florida. He wrote to Jesse Fish--
his correspondent in Saint Augustine-about making a treaty with the Spanish
for the purchase of large tracts of land. Fish replied that a large sum--either
in specie or in goods--would be necessary to carry out such a deal and that he
would be "glad to hold a share in the concern. Gordon with the help of inter-
ested friends and "correspondents" raised a large sum of specie and goods and
went to Saint Augu'stine. He arrived there in August, 1763, and found that Fish
had already arranged for several purchases. With the sum raised by Gordon,
the two completed the purchase of several very large tracts of land, amounting
to several hundred thousand acres, in September and October, 1763 (Gordon
1772: 3-6, 8, 16).

Governor Melchor Feliu was anxious to secure any purchases made by
British subjects in his province. He was especially concerned with checking
the validity of the Spanish titles before properties were sold. Therefore, the
certificates signed by the Governor and the Royal Treasurer, Juan Esteban de
Pelna, stated that the Spanish owners of the lands had proper titles and that
under Article XX of the Treaty of Paris Gordon and Fish had become the "true
and lawful owners and possessors"of said lands (Gordon 1772: 6-7, 16-17).

But Governor Feliu and the last group of families left Saint Augustine
in January, 1764, leaving behind a large amount of unsold property including
lands, houses and effects. At popular urging eight Spaniards stayed behind to
act for the owners (Mowat 1964: 8-9). On May 7, 1764, however, a Spanish
agent, Juan Josef Elixio de la Puente, arrived in Saint Augustine from Havana
with orders to dispose of the remaining properties. Unable to do so within the
treaty's time limit, Puente did what other Spaniards faced with the same problem
liad done before him-he sold in confidence. The arrangement with Jesse Fish




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and John Gordon involved several town lots and some Church property. The
two Englishmen got title to the properties with the understanding they protect
the Church property and sell the lots as the opportunity arose and then return
the price to the Spanish owners (Puente 1772; Mowat 1964: 8-9).

Unfortunately for Gordon, his own government did not want to recog-
nize claims to "so great a Part of the Province" (Grant 1764), despite their
apparent validity under Article XX of the Treaty of Paris (Thomson, Green-
wood, and Higginson no date; Gold 1963: 20-22). Consequently, he spent the
rest of his life trying to get the claims, particularly to the vast tracts of land,
recognized by the British government, but to no avail. In fact, the British
totally disregarded the claims of Gordon and his associates when granting
lands in East Florida (Mowat 1964: 53-54; Gold 1963: 21).

Gordon journeyed to England in 1772 to press his Florida claims
(Forbes 1786 b), representing not only himself, but apparently Jesse Fish too
(Gordon 1772: 18). He attempted to get compensation from theCrown for lands
it had granted in spite of his purchase and claim--offering to relinquish his
claim and to convey it to the Crown under certain terms or considerations
(Gordon 1774, 1777). However, his health declined and he failed to achieve any
settlement. He died at Burdeaux (sic), France in 1778 (Forbes 1786b).

His will--dated July 28, 1774--left all and singular his lands in East
Florida and all his "Estate Right Title Interest Part Share and Claim therein
and thereunto and every Part and Parcel thereof" to two London merchants,
William Greenwood and William Higginson. The two merchants were entrusted
to pursue the claim by seeking compensation from the Crown, or, if necessary,
by taking whatever steps they felt proper in the pursuit of the claim and in the
recovery thereof. Gordon stipulated that his sum or share go first to pay debts
owed to Greenwood and Higginson, and second to pay debts owed to others, with
the surplus to go to his personal estate. Greenwood and Higginson were to be
the executors of this last testament (Gordon 1774, 1777).

A codicil to the will--dated 4 December 1777--confirmed his will of
July 28, 1774, but added several provisions relating to his family. He gave
to his two daughters by his first marriage, Elizabeth Smith and Sarah Gordon,
a tract of land in Prince William Parish, South Carolina, and to a sister-in-law
Margaret Smith he gave one hundred pounds sterling. The rest of his "lands,
mefsuages Tenements and hereditaments" and "goods, chattels and personal
estate" in the provinces of South Carolina, Georgia, and East Florida-except
the Claims to the Lands in East Florida" "devised in Trust" in his will to
William Greenwood and William Higginson- Gordon left to John Smith of Georgia,
Thomas Forbes and William Panton of East Florida, Merchants, and John











Torrans of Charleston, South Carolina, Merchant. They were to sell the
property as soon as advantageous and apply the proceeds first to paying the
debts and legacy mentioned above with the remainder to be equally divided
between his children, Mary Adam Caroline and Jane Drummond Gordon, his
two daughters by his second wife, Catharine Share. The executors of his last
will and testament were John Smith, Thomas Forbes, William Panton, and
John Torrans in America and Grey Elliott, William Greenwood, and William
Higginson in Great Britain (Gordon 1774, 1777).

John Gordon owned the Peck House from 1763 until 1778, but no
evidence has turned up to indicate that he ever lived there himself. In spite
of his dispute with the British authorities both in East Florida and Great
Britain over his extensive claims in the province, Gordon was able to rent
this particular piece of property to the Lieutenant-and for a time--Acting
Governor of East Florida, Dr. John Moultrie, Jr. The physician rented
the house from 1772-1778 forf30. per year.(Forbes 1786a). During part of
this period--from July, 1771 until March, 1774-he was the Acting Governor
of East Florida. The Lieutenant and/or Acting Governor was also one of the
largest landholders in the province and a man of considerable wealth (Mowat
1964: 15-16).

Dr. John Moultrie, Jr., was the eldest son of a Scottish physician who
had immigrated to Charleston, South Carolina in 1728 and attained an eminent
place in the medical profession there. The father passed on his own knowledge
and skills to his son, whom he subsequently sent to Edinburgh to complete his
medical education. There young Moultrie studied at Edinburgh University
where he presented an inaugural dissertation on yellow fever De Febre Maligna
Biliosa Americae and earned the degree of doctor of medicine in 1749, the
first American-born diplomat, at his university. His dissertation-based on
a personal knowledge of the disease, since he suffered a bout with it in Char-
leston's 1745 epidemic-earned him wide acclaim. The first description of
the disease by an American, apparently it presented no new knowledge; but
it offered a clear, "lucid clinical account of personal experience with a dis-
ease of unfortunately frequent outbreak" in Charleston. His work enjoyed a
remarkable record for a graduation dissertation, being republished in Latin
in 1768, and translated into Geiman and French in 1805. In 1855 Moultrie
was still noted as an authoritative observer on yellow fever (Waring 1967:
772-73).

After completing his studies in Edinburgh, Moultrie went back to
Charleston to practice medicine. There he was active in local civic affairs
as a justice of the peace and as a representative in the General Assembly.


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Politics and planting captured his interest during this period, since there is
no record of any outstanding activity in his profession (Waring 1967: 772).

Moultrie made a visit to East Florida soon after the British took
over in 1763. There he helped his friend, the new governor, James Grant set
up a government for the province (Siebert 1929: 330). Grant, whom he had
met during the Cherokee campaign (Mowat 1964: 15), encouraged Moultrie to
make East Florida his home. He did so in 1767, moving his family and Negroes
to the new British province. Eventually he dismantled his South Carolina
plantations and moved his remaining slaves to his East Florida lands too
(Siebert 1929: 330-31).

During Florida's brief British occupation (1763-1783), Moultrie was
one of the "pillars of its government" (Mowat 1964: 15). Under Grant he be-
came a member of the Governor's Council in 1764 and later its President
(Waring 1967: 773). When Governor Grant resigned in 1770 for reasons of
health, he urged Moultrie's appointment as his successor (Siebert 1929: 330-
31). Moultrie then headed East Florida's government from July, 1771, to
March, 1774--first as President of the Council and then as Lieutenant Governor.
His brother, James Moultrie, was Chief Justice (Mowat 1964: 14-16).

An ardent Loyalist (Mowat 1964: 86), Moultrie resisted demands by
leading members of the council for an annual legislature, however,he finally
agreed to triennial elections and sessions of such a body. Other matters
claiming his attention during his brief tenure as chief executive of the province--
especially from 1772-1774-included the building of the state house at Saint
Augustine, Saint Peter's Church and roads. In March, 1774, the new governor,
Colonel Patrick Tonyn arrived at Saint Augustine, but Moultrie kept his office
and "won the favor of his new superior" (Siebert 1929: 330-31).

Lieutenant Governor Moultrie spent a total of seventeen years in East
Florida. During his residence there he acquired some twelve to fourteen
thousand acres of land, making him one of the largest and wealthiest planters
in East Florida. His holdings included a lot of almost two acres in Saint Augus-
tine itself near Fort Saint Mark (No. 2, Saint Mark's Quarter), a tract of one
thousand acres on the Matanzas River seven miles from the city, a tract of
two thousand acres on the Timoka River at the Mosquito, two hundred acres
on Mosquito Beach, plus additional grants of land from Governor Tonyn amount-
ing to over eight thousand acres (Siebert 1929: 331-32; Mowat 1964: 15, 69).

The physician turned politician was a progressive planter. He grew
Sindigo, rice, and sugar; experimented with the making of wine and "salop";
played with the idea of making rum (Mowat 1964: 69); and produced tar and




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turpentine (Siebert 1929: 331). At his country seat Bella Vista on the
Matanzas River not far from Saint Augustine, Moultrie built a large, two-
story, stone mansion along with a number of out buildings and a park, fish
ponds, bowling green, pleasure gardens and fruit and vegetable gardens.
Here he employed about one hundred Negroes. At his second plantation
Rosetta Place on the Timouka [LTimokaU River he had a ten-room house, a
rice barn, rice-cleaning machinery, and two dams. Here he employed about
seventy slaves. In addition, he had other valuable tracts including one on
Woodcutter's Creek where he had about twenty-five thousand trees boxed for
turpentine (Siebert 1929: 331; Mowat 1964: 69).

Moultrie, who was said to have "great urbanity of manners and strength
of mind, saw the ruination of his fortune. Loyal to Great Britain during the
American Revolution--although he had brothers and friends who supported the
American cause and stayed on in Charleston--he returned to England after the
British Crown ceded Florida back to Spain at the end of the war (1783) (Mowat
1964: 15, 149; Waring 1967: 773). There Moultrie described his life in East
Florida as one of "plenty, ease and some elegance" when he presented his
claims to the Commissioners of Loyalists Claims inLondon in March, 1787.
But he said that he himself and most of his children were by then dependent
upon an annuity of 500 for life belonging to his wife. He asked for 9, 432,
but got onlyf4,479 lls (Siebert 1929: 237, 332). Moultrie died in 1798 in
London (Mowat 1964: 149).

After the death of John Gordon in 1778, the Peck House went to
William Clarke to satisfy debts owed to him by Gordon. Clarke had presented
his claim to the British authorities who allowed the transfer of the property
to him in payment and thereby accepted Gordon's title to it. The British
recognition of Gordon's title to this property was not unusual-in spite of his
troubles with the British authorities concerning his extensive land claims-
for the British were not so unwilling to recognize a claim for a single house
and lot as they were to recognize a claim for a large part of the province (Yonge,
1786). In fact, after his arrival in East Florida, Governor James Grant
allowed the occupants of many houses to keep possession, although he did not
admit that anything was private property and told them only that their titles
had yet to be finally determined. But regarding Gordon's claims to "so great
a Part of the Province, Grant paid "no regard to Purchases made from the
Spaniards (Grant 1764). Consequently, the Peck House changed ownership at
this point without any apparent difficulty.

Little information has turned up to date about Clarke-- except that he
apparently spent some time at Pensacola in West Florida (Forbes 1786 a).
Records show too that aWilliam Clark was married, a planter, and apparently
a Loyalist who later left Florida at the end of the British Period to resettle at
Exuma in the Bahama Islands (Siebert 1929: 361; St. Augustine Historical
Society). Probably they were the same man. In any event, Clarke shortly
sold the property-the same year, 1778--to Henry Yonge.





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Yonge was an English-trained lawyer who had practiced for a number
of years in Savannah, Georgia. A Loyalist, he came to East Florida as a
refugee during the American Revolution. Here he soon became prominent.
In January, 1779, --having been appointed Attorney General by Governor
Patrick Tonyn-- he joined the Council of East Florida and ipso facto served
as a member of the Upper House of Assembly which held its first session
from March 27 to November 12, 1781. Apparently a planter too, Yonge
settled at Exuma in the Bahama Islands with his ninety-eight slaves, after
the British left Florida(Mowat 1964: 125-26; Siebert 1929: 51, N. 46, 361).

Like Clarke, however, Yonge did not keep the Peck House very long.
He too shortly sold it--again the same year, 1778--this time to William
Panton and Thomas Forbes, merchants in Saint Augustine, for the sum of
two hundred and five pounds sterling (Yonge 1786). Panton and Forbes were
both executors of John Gordon's estate and Forbes was also Gordon's
nephew (Forbes 1786 b; Gordon 1774, 1777). They held the property through-
out the remaining years of the British Period.

Meanwhile, the trading firm of Panton, Leslie and Company built
what was to become the "trading colossus of the late eighteenth century
southern frontier. William Panton, Thomas Forbes, and their partner,
John Leslie were all Scotch merchants who had immigrated to South Carolina
in the decade prior to the American Revolution. There each secured land
grants and made his way--individually-- into the Carolina-Georgia-North
Florida Indian trade. Panton, who was to head their firm, resided for a
time at Charleston where he was a partner in the Savannah firm of Moore
and Panton; he also acquired an interest in the Georgia-Florida trading
operations of James Spalding (Mowat 1964: 26; Brown 1959: 328). After
the outbreak of the American Revolution, however, Panton, Forbes and
Leslie, all Loyalists, moved to Saint Augustine, East Florida, which was
then known as the "Tory paradise" (Mowat 1964: 26; Greenslade 1935: 109).

Here William Panton and Thomas Forbes organized Panton, Forbes
and Company -- after 1783 Panton, Leslie and Company, and after 1801
John Forbes and Company. John Leslie joined the firm and the three
Loyalists aided their cause by distributing military supplies and buying gifts
for Great Britain's Creek and Cherokee allies (Mowat 1964: 26; Brown 1959:
329, 336). By the end of the war, they were doing more business than any
other group in the Southern Indian trade (Kinnaird 1931: 156).

When Great Britain evacuated East Florida on July 12, 1784, the
"Tory paradise" became Spanish once again (Brown 1959: 330; Greens-
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got Florida back in the postwar settlement that gave the thirteen British
colonies their independence (Treaty of Paris, 1783) (Tanner 1963: v.).
Many English residents left the Spanish colony--but not so Panton, Leslie
and Company. The three Scots stayed on under the Spanish regime; in
fact, under the Spaniards the firm reached the peak of its prosperity.

The Spanish Crown felt it had to tolerate the Scots, since the only
alternative was a "complete overhauling of the whole system of Indian trade. "
The firm thus secured special privileges from the Crown (Whitaker 1931:
xxxiii). By 1789 it had a monopoly of the Indian trade in the area. The firm
moved its headquarters to Pensacola where there was a "developing four to
one dollar volume" of trade over Saint Augustine, and enjoyed rapid growth
and high profits for the next several years (Brown 1959: 331, 333).

Panton, Leslie and Company was the "stabilizing base" of Spanish
Indian policy in the Floridas. Panton from his Pensacola headquarters kept
tabs on partners and associates in London, Nassau, Havana, Saint Augustine,
New Orleans and Mobile. He had agents at outposts on the Saint Johns River,
at Saint Marks, at Prospect Bluff on the Apalachicola River and at Chickasaw
Bluff on the Mississippi. To transport its goods, the firm had fifteen ocean-
going vessels and a number of smaller ones, while fifteen clerks at the Pen-
sacola headquarters processed the stock kept on hand for Indians and traders
(Brown 1959: 330, 334-35).

There were naturally complaints by Spanish traders in Florida about
the Scots, but the firm made it a point to maintain good relations with the
Spanish officials (Brown 1959: 332). In fact, there were charges by Fran-
cisco Xavier Sanchez and other residents of Saint Augustine (Petition to the
Crown, November 27, 1794) that John Leslie, the company's representative
in Saint Augustine, had adorned the house of a certain Spanish governor with
"English furniture in the latest mode" (Whitaker 1931: 185, 195, 199).
However, the firm did trade illicitly with the civilian population (Brown 1959:
332)--at one time supplanting Francisco Xavier Sanchez in supplying beef to-the
Saint Augustine garrison (Tanner 1963: 114-15).

The firm enjoyed a precarious but profitable tenure in the Floridas
(Whitaker 1931: xxxiv) until the death of William Panton on February 26,
1801 (Greenslade 1935: 125). His death brought to an end the effectiveness
of the house as an instrument of Spanish Indian policy in the Floridas.
Changing times and conditions gradually encroached on its monopoly (Brown
1959: 335-6).




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Despite the fact that Panton, Leslie and Company not only stayed
in the Floridas, but kept and expanded their trade empire under the new
Spanish regime; Panton and Forbes lost the Peck House soon after the
Spaniards returned to Florida. Before the fate of the property was finally
settled, however, the whole chain of titles going back to de Peiia at the end
of the First Spanish Period came under the scrutiny of the Spanish authori-
ties. It was, at this point that the matter of the confidential sale of the
property by Juan Esteban de Pe-na to John Gordon came to light.

Antonio Fernandez appeared in Saint Augustine in 1785 to claim the
Peck House. Fernandez was a Ijeutentart Colonel of the Dragoons transferred
to Florida from Cuba. Before he left Havana, de Peia's widow, Dona Maria
Antonia Adriasola de PeEa, gave him a power of attorney to recover the
property of her deceased husband-- an arrangement not at all unusual for
former residents of Saint Augustine who felt they still had legitimate claims
for property there. Therefore, Fernandez petitioned the governor, Vizente
Manuel de Zespedes, for the recovery of two houses--one being the so-called
Old Spanish Treasury (the Peck House). He described the "Treasury" as
being located on the first corner to the right of the street which goes from
the Plaza to the gate of La Leche, built of piedra (stone) and covered with
azoteas (flat roofs). He claimed to have proof that Jesse Fish and Lunano
de Herrera knew of the confidential sale by de Pe-na to Gordon. Fernandez
asked the governor to have John Leslie deliver the house to him (Fernandez
* 1786).

John Leslie, of course, was a local merchant (Tanner 1963: 49),
a partner in Panton, Leslie and Company and the firm's representative in
Saint Augustine. The property was in his care and he had a power of attorney
from his partner Thomas Forbes (Fernandez 1786), nephew of John Gordon,
who was the firm's representative in Nassau (Greenslade 1935: 2). Leslie
said he had no instrument or authorization from Forbes to give up the pro-
perty to the legitimate owner, if claimed, and could not do so without super-
ior &overnmeno: orders. The Scotch merchant claimed the lot and houses
on thd corner of Saint George Street and Treasury Street were by
right the property of William Panton and Thomas Forbes. Leslie wanted
Zespedes to decide the case and said he would accept the governor's decision
whatever it was (Fernandez 1786). Meanwhile, the lot and houses had for
a short time been occupied by the retiring British governor, Patrick Tonyn.
Tonyn, an army man, was governor of East Florida from 1774 to 1784 having
secured the governorship with the help of influential patrons. The owner of
a plantation on the Saint Johns River, he stayed on at Saint Augustine during
the transition period from English to Spanish rule (Fernandez 1786; Mowat
1967: 69, 83).




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Zespedes asked for statements from Fish and Herrera, Fish
said the house of flat roofs belonged to de Peia, who sold it to Gordon.
Herrera said all he knew was that the house of flat roofs was de Peia's, but
Gordon had told him he (Gordon) had bought it from de Penna. In the mean-
time, Leslie submitted proofs of ownership so that Carlos Howard, the
Secretary of Government in East Florida, might decide the matter.

Howard decided that Panton and Forbes were the actual and legiti-
mate owners. He recognized a British document of 1778 transferring to
Henry Yonge a lot and building known then as Number 8 of Hallifax Block.
Accompanying the document was a plan certified by the Agrimensor Real
Britanico (British Royal Surveyor) showing the measurements and layout of
the lot--described as located on the east side of Saint George or Puerta de
Tierra, on the north with Callejon de la Tesorerfa (Alley of the Treasury),
east with lots of Archibald Lundie and George Williams, on the south with
the lot of Anglican minister, John Forbes, and on the west with the said
street of Saint George. Howard also swore that he had seen another document
of a sale and perpetual cession of the lot and buildings by Henry Yonge to
William Panton and Thomas Forbes in the same year (1778).

Therefore, Zespedes declared in August, 1785, that there was suf-
ficient proof the lot and its edifices belonged to William Panton and Thomas
Forbes--the actual proprietors. He said he could not take away the legitimate
possession of the property until he heard the final resolution from the King of
the proposition made by Panton, Leslie and Company seeking permission to
stay in the Province and continue their trade with thelndians and nearby
nations (Fernandez 1786).

However, Thomas Forbes said in a sworn statement given at Nassau
in January, 1786, that he knew the house and lot commonly called the
Spanish Treasury (the Peck House) had been conveyed in trust to his uncle
by the Spanish owner. In the year 1780 he had been appointed by Governor
Tonyn to go to Havana to act as a commissioner in arranging the exchange of
war prisoners. While there Juan Elixio de la Puente, an old acquaintance
and friend of his late uncle told him of the sale in trust of the property by
de Peia to Gordon. Puente, in fact, produced evidence in Gordon's own
handwriting. Forbes said this information filled him with astonishment since
he had never been informed of any confidential sales--and especially since
the property had been seized and sold as the sole and absolute property of
John Gordon.

Forbes said he then explained to his Spanish hosts that in spite of
the fact that he was one of his late uncle's executors, the Treasury House
(Peck House) and lot had been seized and sold by creditors and that the same
might happen to every other piece of the property apparently belonging to



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the estate. Forbes said in such a case he had no power to save anything.
But he advised the individuals concerned or their agents to give power to
Jesse Fish whom they all knew to be a "man of honor. In turn, Forbes
promised he would give up any property in his possession under the "pre-
dicament of these confidential sales. Forbes claimed he would be happy
to make good any losses by Spanish subjects resulting from confidential
transactions to his uncle--provided they had proof. However, Forbes said
he had no effects in his possession from the estate. In fact, he stated the
estate was five hundred pounds sterling in debt to him and his co-partner,
William Panton (Forbes 1786 b).

But Panton and Forbes lost the property eventually. A royal
cedula had directed that all landowners who did not stay in the province
would forfeit their property to the Crown. Although Panton, Leslie and
Company remained in the Floridas, apparently Panton was at Pensacola,
West Florida, and Forbes was in Nassau. So neither was actually in East
Florida. Also at this time the status of their firm in the Floridas was un-
certain. Therefore Zespedes decreed on April 18, 1786, that the house and
lot had devolved to the King because it was not sold by Panton and Forbes--
whose title he recognized -- within the time limit set by the recent peace
treaty for English owners departing from the province (Fernandez 1786).

While Zespedes accepted the British chain of titles from Gordon
through to Panton and Forbes, he also recognized the confidential sale from
de Penia to Gordon. Yet the only recourse of de Peia's heirs apparently
was to try to collect from a tribunal the value of the property at the time of
its sale to Clark from Gordon's estate (1778) (Fernandez 1786). Fernandez
did get hold of the property at one point, since it was listed in his custody in
the spring of 1788. But the property-described in 1788 as being of masonry
with flat roofs with the walls being in fair condition and the roofs being in
bad condition (Rocque 1788: Block 18, no. 141)-remained Crown property
(Fernandez 1786).

The Peck House stayed in the hands of the Crown until the Spring
of 1791. But it, along with many other buildings in Saint Augustine, deterio-
rated following the British evacuation. Ze'spedes wrote to the Spanish
authorities early in his administration (April and May 1785) and described
the "extreme decline" and "general desolation" in the province. Many of
the buildings in Saint Augustine were in a deplorable state. Structures
were unroofed, almost in ruin, or already fallen to the ground. Almost half
of the houses in the town were uninhabitable. Repair or rebuilding was
urgently needed to halt the decline of the province. Unfortunately, there was
a lack of funds--many residents were dependent on the King's pay and had
not recently received any part of their'salary in money. However, nothing
was apparently accomplished before the arrival of a new governor in 1790.




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The new governor, Juan Nepomuceno de Quesada, made an
inspection of Saint Augustine soon after his arrival and found deterioration
and ruin threatening the town. In an effort to halt the worsening situation,
he ordered all properties listed--with Crown properties to be appraised and
sold at a public sale. Purchasers had to pay 5% down and 5% a year, and
they also had to promise to repair the purchased houses. Ten years later,
however, the King forgave his debtors from paying the capital and interest
on the purchased houses and lots and ordered that they be given proper
titles to their properties(White 1804).

The public sale of the properties took place at Saint Augustine on
April 8, 1791. At this sale Carlos Howard bought the Peck House (Spanish
Crown 1791). At this time a rubble-work masonry house with lot, it had
recently been occupied by Joaquin Sanchez and several others. It was called
the "Old Treasury" (Quesada 1790: Square 10, no. 89).

The new owner, Carlos Howard, was the Secretary of Government
in East Florida under Governor Zespedes. Howard and his assistant were the
only staff members personally picked by the former governor. Howard was
a talented Irishman in his middle years, cultured, fluent in French and
English, and skilled socially. He had served the King of Spain since 1761
in Portugal, Algiers, Brazil and Santo Domingo. A captain in the Hibernia
Regiment, he had assisted the secretary to the captain-general of Cuba
toward the close of the American Revolution with the translation of secret
documents.

This political experience along with his military background, his
language ability and general skill, made him a valued member of the occupa-
tion force in East Florida. Ze"spedes credited Howard with placating British
elements opposing the return of Spanish rule in the province and relied on
him in many matters. Therefore, Zespedes resisted attempts to transfer
Howard from Saint Augustine. Howard did leave, however, returning to
Saint Augustine in September, 1790. Thereafter, on several occasions,
he commanded border patrols along the Spanish American frontier (Tanner:
1963: 26, 47-48, 198, 224).

Howard did not keep the Peck House for very long. He sold the
property the same year (1791) to Domingo Rodrfguez de Leon (Howardl791).
The new owner was originally from the Villa Orotava on the Isla de Tenerife
(Canary Islands)-and had two natural children by two different women (Saint
Augustine Historical Society). He was the government notary in Saint
Augustine and an "outrageous libertine, who was responsible for the sepera-
'tion of more than one married couple in Saint Augustine. Zespedes found




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his behavior offensive and asked for a replacement, but the slowness of the
colonial machinery kept him on duty until the end of Ze'spedes' regime (Tanner
1963: 168).

Le6n did not keep the Peck House for very long either. He sold it
the same year (1791) to Francisco Xavier Sanchez (Rodriguez de Ledn 1791),
a Florida-born Spaniard. Sanchez was born in Florida during the First
Spanish Period, the son of Joseph Sanchez of Ronda (Spain) and Juana Pdrez
of Saint Augustine (St. Augustine Historical Society). His family had run a
cattle ranch in the Diego Plains some eighteen miles north of Saint Augus-
tine, for two centuries.

During the British Period Sanchez had remained in the province--the
only Spaniard with large property holdings to do so--selling his fresh beef to
the British garrison. After the return of the Spaniards in 1784, Sanchez stayed
on, selling beef to the Spanish garrison, although he was supplanted at one
point in supplying the Saint Augustine garrison by Panton, Leslie, and Company
(Tanner 1963: 40, 44, 114-15).

By 1786 Sanchez owned one thousand acres on the Plains of Diego,
five thousand acres on the Saint Johns, a number of houses in Saint Augustine,
plus slaves, horses, and cattle. In 1787 the middle-aged Sanchez--father of
seven or eight baptised children by his Negro Catholic consort, Beatrice de
Piedra (Parda), married seventeen-year-old Maria del Carmen Hill, the daugh-
ter of Carolina planter Theophilus Hill. He established a new household and
raised a new family at his ranch north of town, while also developing a new
plantation on the Saint Johns River.

The Peck House served for a time as the Royal Accountant's office
(Works Projects Administration 1940: 297), however, the coquina house and
lot stayed in the Sanchez family until 1821. Sanchez himself owned the property
up until his death in 1807, after which his estate went to his heirs--widow,
legitimate children and also his natural children--with the Peck House going
to his wife Marfa del Carmen Hill Sanchez (Sanchez 1807; Tanner, 1963: 125;
St. Augustine Historical Society). She owned it until her death in 1813, at
which time the house was in a.dilapidated condition and used for slaves (San-
chez 1813).

Maria del Carmen Hill Sanchez left the property to her son Jose
Simeon Sinchez and to her daughter and son-in-law, Maria and Felipe Dewees
(SAnchez 1813). The son, known as Colonel Joseph, became the sheriff of
Saint Johns County in 1827, a member of the Constitutional Convention in 1838-
-1839, mayor of Saint Augustine in 1846, and the father of a large family (St.
Augustine Historical Society). The three heirs sold the property in March,
1821, for 1600 pesos. At this time it was a house consisting of some stone
walls covered with shingles and "very deteriorated" (Dewees 1821).











The buyer was Jose Mariano Hernandez. Hernandez was a native of
Saint Augustine, a planter, and prominent in the affairs of the province.
Bornat Saint Augustine on May 26, 1788, he was the son of Martin Hernandez
of Mahon, Minorca and Dorotea Gomila of Ciudadela, Minorca. Educated
in Savannah, Georgia, and Havana, Cuba, he first became prominent during
the Second Spanish Period. Under the Spaniards he practiced law, acted
as an interpreter, and was a member of the City Council created under the
Constitution of 1814 granted by the Spanish Cortes. After Spain ceded
Florida to the United States in 1821, President James.Monroe appointed him
to the Legislative Council. He was president of the Council when it met
for the first time in the new capitol at Tallahassee in 1824. As the first
territorial delegate from Florida to Congress (September 30, 1822-March 3,
1823), he advocated the construction of roads and canals.

During the Seminole Indian War, he was a Brigadier General of the
Brigade of the Florida Volunteers and made the controversial capture of
Osceola under a flag of truce in 1837 under orders from General Thomas S.
Jesup. Then in 1845 he was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States
Senate on the Whig ticket. Three years after his defeat for the Senate, how-
ever, he was elected Mayor of Saint Augustine--a city he had served previously
as alderman, custom-house warden, and justice of the peace(Hanna 1956).

Hernandez was a prominent landowner too. In addition to his property
in Saint Augustine, he had several large cotton and sugar plantations. He
built his Saint Joseph plantation on a grant of land acquired from the Spanish
government in 1816, and bought Mala Compra and Bella Vista (former
Lieutenant Governor John Moultrie's old estate) in 1818. Hernandez at
one time was president of the Agricultural Society of Saint Augustine and the
leader of a movement to diversify Florida agriculture (Siebert 1957: 313-14;
Hanna 1956: 1; St. Augustine Historical Society).

The planter tried his hand at sugar-making. This was not under-
taken in Florida until early in the nineteenth century--the Second Spanish
Period and especially the American Period. Unfortunately, many of the
sugar planters met with financial hardships resulting in the mortgaging of
crops, lands, and equipment and sometimes the loss of their estates to
satisfy creditors. Hernandez was no exception. He met with financial dif-
ficulties which he attempted to settle. But eventually he had to mortgage
his plantations at Mala Compra, Bella Vista, and Saint Joseph, including
the sugar houses at the latter plantation in 1835. The Union Bank of Florida
later took over the properties (Siebert 1957: 312-14).




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Married to the widow of Samuel Williams, the former Anne Marie
Hill, they were the parents of five children. One of their daughters sup-
posedly married into the Washington family. Hernandez spent the latter
part of his life in Cuba, where he died on June 8, 1857 at the age of seventy.
He was buried at Matanzas, Cuba (Hanna 1956: 1; St. Augustine Historical
Society).

Somehow Hernandez lost the Peck House. Shortly after he bought
the property in 1821, Florida became part of the United States. For some
reason, he failed to register his title to the property within the time limit
set by the new government (November 1, 1827). Since he did not file any
title or evidence to validate his claim to the property, the authorities found
the claim invalid (U. S. Congress 1860: 113). However, available records
listed the title to the property as being derived from a bill of sale dated 3
February 1821, from Philip DeWees, his wife Mary del Carmen Sanchez
and Joseph Simeon Sanchez to Joseph M. Hernandez, which was on file in
the archives kept by William Reynolds (Work Projects Administration 1942:
167-168).

It is not clear what happened to the property from 1827 to 1833. In
1828 a lot belonging to Hernandez was used as the west boundary in a trans-
fer of property from John M. Sanchez to John T. Hedrick (Sanchez 1828),
however, no information has been found on the Peck House itself for this
period. It is possible that the financial difficulties Hernandez suffered in
connection with his sugar plantations may have involved the property, but
there is no evidence.

By 1833 James Heilbron of South Carolina had somehow acquired the
property. For he sold it that year to Daniel S. Griswold of East Florida
(Heilbron 1833: Griswold 1833), a former Major in the Second Brigade of the
Florida Militia (St. Augustine Historical Society) and a creditor of Hernandez
(Siebert 1957: 314). Heilbron held an eleven hundred dollar mortgage on the
property to be due on March 5, 1838. The mortgage described the dwelling
house and lot as "the same lot and house formerly used as a Spanish Treasury"
(Heilbron 1833; Griswold 1833).

But Griswold and his wife, Mary, sold the property in May, 1837, to
Seth S. Peck for three hundred and fifty dollars and the unpaid portion of
the mortgage held by Heilbron (Griswold 1837). Peck paid Heilbron the nine
hundred and eighteen dollars due on the mortgage in June, 1837, thereby
acquiring full title to the property (Heilbron 1837). He had paid a total of
twelve hundred and sixty-eight dollars for a lot with a "dilapidated" building
described again as the same "formerly used as a Spanish Treasury" (Heilbron
1837; Griswold 1837). However, it was a good location.




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The property stayed in the Peck family until 1932, although Peck
himself died only a few years after purchasing it. Peck was a physician
and apothecary. Born August 23, 1790, in Old Lyme, Connecticut, he lived
in Whitesborough (Whitesboro, Whitestown), New York, for many years
before moving with his wife, Sarah Lay Peck, and their five children (Mary
Lay, Rebecca, John Elisha, Lucy Rockwell, and Sarah) to Saint Augustine,
Florida (St. Augustine News 1841a).

After coming to Saint Augustine sometime in the early 1830's, Dr.
Peck opened an office in 1833 in the south room of the City Hotel where he
saw patients and sold drugs and medicine of the "best quality for families
use. At this time the physician-apothecary ran a notice in the local press,
which read in part

.... DOCTOR S. S. PECK having concluded to make this
City his future residence, offers his services in the practice
of Medicine and Surgery to the Citizens and visitors of Saint
Augustine.

The same notice carried an endorsement of Dr. Peck by a retiring
physician, Dr. A. Anderson. He informed the citizens of Saint Augustine
that Dr. S. S. Peck of New York was a gentleman who had "liberal attain-
ments, long experience and extensive practice" and who was "entitled to the
patronage of the public (EastFlorida Herald 1833). "

After purchasing the property in 1837, Peck redid it. Apparently
the wood used for the floors and doors had to be shipped to Saint Augustine
on a New England sailing vessel sometime during the period of the Seminole
War (1835-1842) (Miami Herald 1958). The Pecks furnished the house itself
with the furniture they had brought with them from New York (St. Augustine
Record 1968 b).

Peck moved both his family and his practice to the house, after the
work on it was completed. He set up his office and apothecary shop in two
downstairs rooms (Miami Herald 1958), and lived and worked at his residence-
office until his death on July 21, 1841 at the age of fifty-one (St. Augustine
News 1841 a). Thereafter his surviving partner in the firm of Peck and White,
Dr. E. K. White, continued for a time to practice medicine and surgery in
"all its branches" at the office at the Peck residence (St. Augustine News,
1841 b).

Peck left a considerable estate to his family (Peck 1841). He had been
a Director of both the Saint Augustine and Picolata Railroad Company (Saint
Augustine News 1838) and the Florida Peninsula Railroad and Steam Boat Com-
pany (St. Augustine News 1839), and had himself invested in a number of


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concerns (Peck 1841). A Presbyterian (Woman's Exchange a), Peck was
described as a man of "strict integrity" and a "steadfast friend and advo-
cate" of the principles of religion and morality (St. Augustine News 1841 a).

Peck left the property at the corner of Saint George and Treasury to
his wife, Sarah Lay Peck (Peck 1841). She owned it up until her death there
on August 16, 1879, of yellow fever (Hugenot Cemetery ). At her death the
home went to her two daughters, Mary Lay (July 17, 1816 June 26, 1912)
and Rebecca (July 17, 1818 March 9, 1910) Peck (Peck 1871). After the
death of Rebecca Peck in 1910, her sister, Mary Peck became full owner
(Peck 1909).

The two Peck sisters apparently shared the home for a number of
years with their brother, John Elisha Peck (December 12, 1820-June 18,
1887) (St. Augustine Historical Society). John Peck had studied at the Medical
Department of the University of New York (St. Augustine News 1843 a) and
was a physician in Saint Augustine (St. Augustine Historical Society). At one
time he served as Envoy Entraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the
Court of Spain (1856-1857). (Woman's Exchange b).

After the death of Mary Lay Peck in 1912, the property went to her
niece, Anna G. Burt (Peck 1871;' Peck 1912; Peck 1897). She was, of course,
a granddaughter of Seth S. and Sarah Lay Peck -- the daughter of George Burt
(September 8, 1817 October 25, 1893) and Lucy Rockwell Peck Burt (July 7,
1827 March 22, 1857) (St. Augustine Historical Society). Her father, George
Burt, was a wholesale and retail merchant and bookseller in Saint Augustine
and had a store on Charlotte Street north of the Peck house. Burt also held
several public offices. He was mayor of Saint Augustine, 1867-1868, alder-
man, 1870, and at one time on the Board of County Commissioners. In addi-
tion, he was Vice President of both the Free Public Library and the Historical
Association of Saint Augustine; the first corresponding secretary and treasurer
of the Florida Historical Society and Senior Warden of the Trinity Episcopal
Church (Trinity Episcopal Church; Marchman 1940: 50, n. 2; St. Augustine
News 1843 b; St. Augustine Examiner, 1867 a, 1867 b; St. Augustine Histori-
cal Society).

Anna G. Burt was born May 22, 1850 in Saint Augustine at the Peck
House. Educated in New York and Pennsylvania during the 1860's, she
spent some time during the Civil War in her father's home state of Vermont.
She died May 28, 1931 (Evergreen Cemetery; Woman's Exchange c), at the
Peck home in the same room in which she was born (St. Augustine Record 1962).

Miss Burt willed the Peck House to the city of Saint Augustine on the
condition it be kept up as an example of the ',old ante-bellum homes of the
South. She left with the house valuable furniture, paintings, and bric-a-
brac--including a Ribera painting valued at over five thousand dollars. She




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also provided for an annual sum of one thousand dollars toward the upkeep
of the property (Burt 1930; Mott 1932; 6; St. Augustine Record 1931, 1968).

The city of Saint Augustine at first rejected the gift (January 27, 1932)
(St. Augustine Record 1961), but reconsidered and accepted it when the
Woman's Exchange of Saint Augustine agreed to accept the responsibility for
it. The Woman's Exchange -- which Miss Burt helped establish in 1893 to
help stay-at-home women earn extra money--took charge of the building for
the city of Saint Augustine in 1932. Since then the group has maintained the
house as an ante-bellum home. They earn additional money for its upkeep by
operating a gift shop, and catering to luncheons, teas and similar functions
--at the Peck House (Miami Herald 1958; St. Augustine Record 1968 a).

The Saint Augustine Restoration Corporation undertook the repair and
restoration of the Peck House in 1968 with the Saint Augustine Historical Res-
toration and Preservation Commission supplying archaeological and historical
information and with the cooperation of the Woman's Exchange. It was the
first project to be undertaken by the Corporation with Flagler Foundation Funds.
The historic house is to remain a re-creation of an ante-bellum home (St.
Augustine Record 1968 a, 1968 b).


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APPENDIXES


Appendix A





Appendix B






Appendix C





Appendix D




Appendix E


Appendix F


CHRONOLOGY OF PECK HOUSE
(Lot 1, Block 10)




DOCUMENTS RELATING TO PROPERTY
AS PART OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN
GORDON




LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JOHN
GORDON AND CODICIL




DEEDS 1791 1837




WILLS 1841- 1937


BRIEF BIOGRAPHICAL DATA ON
PECKS AND BURTS




APP EN D IX A.


Chronology Lot 1, Block 10: 1763 1931


1763 Juan Esteban de Pea
/17 ff. The Seven Years' War (French and Indian War)
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 Rodrfquez de Leon

1791'- Don Domingo Rodrfquez de Le6n 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 Marfa del Carmen Sanchez

1821 Maria del Carmen Sanchez Dewees and Felipe Dewees and Jose
Simeon 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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APPENDIX B


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 /cicj7 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 sic_, sold under execution with Wmn.
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
328 17


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





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1780 By six year's rent of this house
received of Lieut. Governor
Moultrie down to the time T?778j
it was sold at & 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 8 178
I-3781 7
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 SicJ 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 acquiantanceLsic_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 sole 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
and 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 connec-ion 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 words
-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 /sicJ 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 C

WILL OF

JOHN GORDON


i1 y ) This is the last Will and Testament of me John Gordon
o )
N 12) of Charles town in the Province of South Carolina,

Merchant, Whereas I am entitled to certain Lands situate and

being in the Province of East Florida in North America by

Virtue of divers Conveyances thereof made by me and Jefse

Fish of Saint Augustine by the several Spanish Owners and

Pofsefsors of whom I and the said Jefse Fish purchased the

same under the Sanction of the Treaty of Peace of 1763. And

whereof I have for some Time past sollicited his Majesty for

a compensation for the said Lands which have been granted by

the Crown notwithstanding my Purchase and the Claim by me

made. And whereas I have offered to relinquish my said Claim

and to convey the said Lands to his Majesty his Heirs and

Succefsors upon certain Terms by me proposed and now under

Consideration by which Means the same is not as yet perfected

I do therefore give devise and bequeath all and singular my

said Lands in East Florida and all my Estate Right Title In-

terest Part Share and Claim therein and thereunto and every

Part and Parcel thereof unto William Greenwood and William

Higginson of London Merchants. To hold the same to them and

their Heirs for ever. Upon Trust neverthelefs that they do

accept of a reasonable Compensation for the same and there-

upon relinquish resign or convey the same to his Majesty or

in such Manner as his Majesty may direct or do take such other

Steps in the Pursuit of such Claim and the Recovery thereof

if necefsary as they may think proper and expedient and that

the Sums arising from and produced by my Share or Part there-

of be applied first to the Payment of such Debts as may be

due from me to the said William Greenwood and William Higgin-

son and the Residuum or Remainder first to the Payment of

such Debt as may be due front me to the Estate of John Mc.

Queen deceased then of any other lawful Debt due from me





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WILL OF JOHN GORDON PAGE # 2



and the Surplus to be taken and deemed as Part of my person-

al Estate and I do appoint the said William Greenwood and

William Higginson Executors of this my last Testament. In

Witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal at

Bristol this twenty eighth day of July 1774.


John Gordon ( LS )


Signed Sealed and Published and Declared by the Testator as

and for his last Will and Testament in Presence of us who

at his Request and in his Presence and in Presence of each

other have set our Hands as Witnefses hereunto.


Edward Neufville -- Craddock Oxford --- Samuel Richards.


I John Gordon late of Charlestown in the Province of South

Carolina Merchant but now of the City of Westminster do make

and declare this Codicil to my last Will and Testament by
(twenty)
me made and executed on the/eighth day of July in the Year

1774. And my Will is that the same be taken and deemed as

Part of the said Will. I do hereby ratify and confirm the

Devise in Trust by me in my said last Will and Testament

made to William Greenwood and William Higginson of London,

Merchants, to and for the Uses and Purposes therein mention-

ed. Whereas my two Daughters by my first Marriage are amply

provided for I shall make no further Provision for them than

the following Devise, that is to say, I give and devise to my

Daughters Elizabeth Smith and Sarah Gordon and their Heirs

for ever, All that Tract of Land or Plantation situate and

being in Prince William Parish in the Province of South Car-

olina which I purchased from John and William Murray and con-

taining 994 Acres to hold the same as Tenants in Common. I

give and bequeath to my Sister in Law Margaret Smith one

hundred Pounds Sterling. All the Rest Residue and Remainder

of my Lands Mefsuages Tenements and Hereditaments and of my

Goods Chattels and personal Estate situate and being in the


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WILL OF JOHN GORDON PAGE #3


Provinces of Georgia South Carolina East Florida excepting

my Claims to the Lands in East Florida by me in my last Will

and Testament devised in Trust to the above named William

Greenwood and William Higginson I give devise and bequeath

to John Smith of the Province of Georgia Esquire Thomas Forbes

and William Panton of East Florida Merchants and John Torrans

of Charleston South Carolina, Merchant, and the Survivor of

them and to the Heirs of such Survivor for ever Upon Trust

that they do sell the same as soon as may be after my Decease

to the best Advantage and that the Produce thereof by them

be applied first in Payment of my Debts and Legacy above men-

tioned and that the Residue and Remainder thereof be by them

equally divided between my Children Mary Adam Caroline and

Jane Drummond Gordon by my second Wife Catharine Share and .

Share alike and paid to them as they shall severally attain

the age of twenty one years Provided however that in Case of

the Death of any of my said Children before they shall attain

such Age and without lawful Ifsue the Part or Share of the

Child so dying shall go and be divided among the Survivors

in equal Proportions And in the mean Time my Will is that

the Interest and Produce of such Residue be applied to the

Education and Maintenance of my said Children. I do hereby

nominate and appoint the said John Smith Thomas Forbes Will-

iam Pante' and John Torrans Executors in America of my last

Will and Testament and I do join Grey Elliott of Knights-

bridge in the County of Middlesex Esquire with William Green-

wood and William Higginson as Executors thereof in Great

Britain only In Witnefs whereof I have to this present Codicil

set my Hand and Seal this fourth day of December in the year

of our Lord 1777.

John Gordon (LS)

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said John Gordon

as and for a Codicil to his last Will and Testament in Pres-

ence of us.

Thomas Rufsell Richard Kirk A. Chuncultie





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WILL OF JOHN GORDON PAGE # 4


st
Proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, March 31 1778.


Examined )
12 Co Sh ) C.L.



Recorded in Will Book A 1783-86, Page 607.


(UtJ-,'-









*



tatr nf noutl lTarminta
CHARLESTON COUNTY


In the Probate Court.


I, CLARENCE F. LUNZ, Judge of the Probate Court of Charleston County, and State of South Carolina,
do hereby certify the foregoing to be a true and correct copy of the last Will and Testament of

John Gordon


late of said County and State, deceased, admitted to
Probate on the 31st day of March A. D.. gi 1778
and of record in said Court. (Recorded in Original Will Book "A" 1783-86, Page 607)

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my official signature as Judge of said Court, with the
seal of said Court affixed, this 22nd day of April
in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and Fifty-Two.,


Judge of the Probate Court
Charleston County South Carolina.


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APPENDIX 0
DEEDS 1791 1837


Date


Domingo Rodrfquez de Leon
to
Francisco Xavier Sanchez



Felipe and Marfa Dewees
to
Jose Mariano Hernandez



John M. Sanchez & wife
to
John J. Hedrick



James Heilbron & wife
to
Daniel S. Griswold



Daniel S. Griswold & Mary
to
James Heilbron*



Daniel S. Griswold & wife
to
Seth S. Peck



James Heilbron & wife
to
Seth S. Peck


S. . . 2 Nov. 1791




S. . . 1 March 1821





S. . . 7 Nov. 1828





S. . . 5 Feb. 1833



his wife
. . . 5 March 1833


. ... .28 May


1837


. . . 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.


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


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
rat 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
June 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 Rodrfquez
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_7.

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 Tllegible_7 May, 1804.

/s/ Enrique White By Order of His Excellency

(Governor) /s/ Jos& de Zibizarreta
Government Scribe




I,, )



Translation of framed document, from the East Florida Papers,
Escrituras, 1803-4, pp. 422-424. [ Right hand pages only are
numbered.


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 1is Majesty, inasmuch as on the
19 of August, 1790, my predecessor, the Setor Brigadier Don Juan Nepo-
muceno de Quesada, with the object of avoiding the deterioration and
ruin that threatened the houses that were returned to the Royal Patri-
mony 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 inhab-
itants 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 con-
venient (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$tfor the price
of their purchases.

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 corresponding names all of this is now filed
in the office of the Scribe. And finally, after having notified Eis
Majesty of all the above, by his Royal Cedule dated 17 June 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 pos-
session 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 Rodrfguez de Le$n by deed issued on November 2, 1791.
Said house and lot measured and marked out, its limit showed it to con-
tain 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 conse-
quence they possess it as their own, to use and enjoy it without any


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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 Majestyls Government
and Royal Scribe, in this city of St. Augustine, Florida, on the 9S
May, 1804.


Is/ Enrique White By Order of His Excellency

iGovernorl /s/ Jose de Zibizarreta
Government Scribe




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In order to understand this document, it is necessary to be acquainted

with the circumstances, and the reason for its issuance.

The British left many properties unsold when they departed in 1783-4

because they could not find purchasers.

Don Manuel Zespedes, the first of the second Spanish period governors,

wrote to Don Jose de Galvez, in Cuba, on April 29, 1785:

The prolonged time of four months having expired on the 19th inst.

which the King, in his goodness, added to the eighteen [months]

established by the Treaty of Peace for the emigration of the British

subjects, I consider it my indispensable duty to inform Your

Excellency of the extreme decline of this province . a general

desolation reigning . to the very gates of this city, and even

within the same, not presenting to the sight, either within or

without [anything] but unroofed edifices, threatening ruin or already

fallen to the ground. Even the houses which the subjects of His

Majesty have purchased from the English, impaired at the time of

purchase, are not repaired for want of funds. The greatest part

of the purchasers being dependent upon the King's pay, and those not

having received any part of their salaries in money, relying on the

rations of flour and salt meats, which, until now, have been supplied

us, on credit, by foreigners, and fresh beef, which I have supplied,

also on credit, from an old Floridian, Don Francisco Sanchez.

. The wretchedness, most excellent sir, has arrived to such a

degree, that there are days in which the market, being well supplied

with vegetables, all the gardeners together cannot dispose of their

product to the value of one real.

And on May, 8, 1785:

All the houses of this city, in general, are in a state of

ruin; almost the half uninhabitable, and a great number of the

whole tumbling to the ground, so that all the inhabitants who

have arrived, or may shortly arrive, will be under necessity.of rep-

airing or rebuilding.

As no person has purchased lands, they have devolved to the

Crown, for which motive, besides the instructions relative
s cdi, j qv 1 i: G q i r c- c ;-c :. (-.' ; ;ic.a
to the division of lots and houses, as approved by'Your Exoallency

I respectfully conceive that it is important for the settlement
Sof this country TAT POWER SHOULD BE GIVEN ME a soon as possible
of this country THAT POWER SHOULD BE GIVEN ME as soon as possible


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to grant lands with preference to the old inhabitants of

th' country af'ter\wards' [to-he Uno r:aso any' other' Spaniard

who may come to settle, and lastly to foreigners, in case His

Majesty may think it proper to-i-dm:i-tfe:"ie ame 'as siubjects.uI

I have thought it my indispensable duty to inform Your Excellency

of the foregoing statement, for the purpose of laying before the

King these circumstances, so important to the prosperity of this

newborn province, that he may be pleased . to issue those

orders he may judge most convenient . .



Galvez replied on July 4 that he would inform the Minister of the

Indies, so that . such measures might be taken as are agreeable

to him, or may merit the approbation of the King.

Evidently nothing more happened until the next governor, Quesada,

arrived in 1790. He immediately took a trip around town and finding

conditions deplorable, ordered every property listed, and those that

had reverted to the Crown appraised and put up for public sale. This

was done and the sale was held April 8, 1791. The purchasers were

to pay 5% down, agree to repair the houses purchased within a year,

and pay 5% a year.

TEN YEARS LATER, June 17, 1801, Quesada was gone and Enrique

White was governor. The Kjng issued a Cedula, which states in part:

. in your letter of 20 October, 1798, you [Gov. White]

stated, with proof, that some refused the payment of the 5%,

founding their objections on the grants of lands made to

foreigners establishing themselves in that colony, and that

the houses and lots in that city were not included in those

grants,and seeing the continued increase of tavers and shops,

without any improvement whatever in agriculture and other

staples of commerce, you gave an account for my royal resolution,

not only for this incident, but likewise of the other, pending

from the time of your predecessor.

Having observed, in my Council of the Indies, the opinion

of my Fiscal . and consulting on the same the 17th of April

last, I HAVE RESOLVED TO REMIT, IN FAVOR OF THOSE INDEBTED TO

THE FINANCE, THE PAYMENT OF THE CAPITAL AND INTERESTS ON THE

HOUSES AND LOTS THEY ACQUIRED, AND APPROVE THE SALE, AND OTHER

STEPS, TAKEN BY YOUR SAID PREDECESSOR [ Quesada] GIVING TO EACH

A TITLE OF POSSESSION AND PROPERTY, that they may be secured









hereafter in the possession of said estate, it being thus

my will . .


Dated at Aranjuez, the 17th of Juse, 1801,


I, the King.

Charles Howard had purchased the property at the public



sale and then transferred it to Domingo Rodriguez de Leon, who in

turn sold it to Francisco Xavier Sancheszon November 2, 1791.

This document is Sanchez' confirmation of title from Governor White,

and is dated May 23, 1804.


For your further information, the section of map that you have

framed with the document is part of the 1788 De la Rocque map. The

key to this map identified No. 141 [corner of St. George & Treasury]

as a "House of masonry and flat roofs, its walls in fair condition,
its roofs in bad [condition] in the custody of Don Antonio
Fernandez, as well as its lot."

No. 143,[on the corner of the Plaza and Charlotte Street,]is identified

as": "Two story masonry house, in good condition, owned by the Crown,
serves as Accountancy and Treasury, with its lot."









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 sicJ
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_/ 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 fur father_7and of
our mother Dona Marfa 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 J/600 pesos_7 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 E


Certified copies of Last Will and Testament of


Date of Will


Seth S. Peck . .12


Sarah Peck

John Peck


May 1841 . .


. . .10 October 1871 .

S. . 14 November 1850 . .


Date of Probate

.23 July 1841

S4 May 1880
(30 July 1912)*
. 1 July 1887


Rebecca Peck . 3 July 1909 . .29 June 1910

Mary Peck .. .31 July 1897 .. .12 July 1912

Anna G. Burt . .22 July 1930 . . 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.










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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......................
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...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.................. 9t..........day of .............DA .c..e.b.er................ A. D. 19....6.8...


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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.................... ..h ............day of................Dec.e.mber.................. A. D. 19.... ....
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County Judge and Ex-Officio Judge of the Proate
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S.. '' .OATH OF ADMINISTRATOR .
'i'TE OF FLO IA, ST. OHNS C NTY.
Beforeme, .... .... ..... County Judge in and for said County, per-

Ssonally appeared ... ........ ... ... .. ..

Swho, being dy sworn, .ay,. tht.... .:.. ,, ,ate of the Co unty
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chattels, rights and credits of the said.. .. ........... deceased; pay
the debts in which the said decedent stood bound so far as the assets will extend and the law direct,
and make a just, true, and perfect inventory and account of.'the said goods, chattels, rights and
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Sworn to and subscribed before me, this. dayof. A. D. 19
County Judge.-

;* -* ADMINISTRATION BOND.
ESTATE OF FLORIDA, ST. JOHNS COUNTY.

Know'all Men by these Presents, That A ...............
as principal.., ......... ....... ..... .. .... .. .. . .. ... .........
......... ...... .... . acknowledge 'held and ily bound unto

I .. .vcror O.nf th. taite of Flrn da, a hl h" w.-c.-4rr in Mc,

in the penal sum of.... /. ................ ..............Dollars, for the
true payment of which we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, and administrators, jointly and
Severally, firmly by these presents.
SSigned, sealed, and dated this. .da o ... .. A. D. 19...

SThe Condition of this Obligation is such, That if te above bounden.. .. ..
.... ...of iall and singular the goods and
chattels, rights and credits of...... . ..c... d asede
Ad...m -.YJis.,a true and pirotf iev ntfr .a.aia ta g.a, .ht.. :, rigSht .d Jrodt


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IN PROBATE


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

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 .....a.......................
full, true and correct cop........... .......of


LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT



IN RE ESTATE OF

SARAH 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
S9th December 68
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.................... .............day of......... ... .............. .............. 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............1..................
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.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 ......... ... .E................ A. D. 19 .. ..
St uutnFordti.-------dyo-- ----------_--------- A.--- D...19-


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

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.h.............. day of ...............ec..em.ber..................... A. D. 19...6 ....



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







1 RoGacjccaPec] of St Augustine Florida being of sound mind,memory and

understanding do make and publish this my last will and testament as

follows;

First, I hereby revoke all former and other wills and codicila

heretofore made by me.

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

Florida the oil painting of Saint Au.gustine rhich was my brothers.


Thi d, I give and bequeath to Rebcca'Mo-ore,daught'r of G'oorgo W

and .argaret Uibbs, of St Augustine,Florida the sum of one thousand

dollars.


Fourth I give and bequeath to Thnoerline warren if she survive me

th: sura, of five hundred dollars; and to Louis 'haley if he survive me

th sum of five hundred dollars. These bequests are in'appreciation of

--hir faithful service.


AJ, the rest and residue of my estate real. and personal,wheresoevcr

it-u.to I give and devise as follows;

the income from said property,.real and personal and the use

o' the house where I reside,which belongs-to my sister,my nice and

-my. elf,and the furniture, silver ware,and furnishingstherein to my sister

iary, should she survive me,during.her natural life.. I direct that in case

:y sisters needs shall require it,that my Executrix shall sell any part

or all the personal estate left by mc and pay over to my said sister so

Smuch of the proceeds thereof,as with the income aforesaid may be sufficient

for her.wants as long as she may live.

After the death of my said sister- ary all of my estate both real .and

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

.,id sister mary,all my estate both real and personal of. which I sha.Ll

dio seized or possessed I give and devise absolutely unto my nioceo

Anna'G Burt,of St Augustine Florida

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

ni.-co, Anna G.Burt,and direct that she be not required to give bond for the

;.faithul performance of her duties thereunder.

.1. '1"HEREO I have 'hreunto subscribed yhis my last will this ~/

:' o July A.D,190 '




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Si-g.ned,published and deci ared by Robocca Peck at the date thereof,
as and for her last will in the presence of us,; ho at her request,
and in her presonce,and in the presence of each other, have hereunto
subscribed our names as attesting T'itnosses

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IN PROBATE


STATE OF FLORIDA, gg
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 boQki, records, docu-
ments, papers and files appertaining to said Court, that the foregoing and attached .................................
full, true and correct cop......J................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.......... .6.th. ..............day of .......... Deember.................. A. D 19....6....



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............... .De.ember.... .................. A. D. 1.8 .........

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







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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...... a..................
full, true and correct cop......... ............of




LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT


IN RE ESTATE OF

MARY L. 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
6th December 68
St. Augustine, Florida, this................................day of.. ........... A. D. 19.........


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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.............Dec mbe .................. A. D. 19.... ....



County Judge and Ex-Officio Judge of therobate
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I, Anna G. Burt, of St. Augustine, St. Johns County,
F Florida, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do acse,

: Du'olish and declare this to be my. last will and testament.,' hc.e'by
Srevoking any and all wills and codicils heretofore made by re.

I.
SI direct that my body shall be buried in the ver en

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

said cemetery and known as the Burt lot, same having been -e .:. .

by my father, the late George Burt.
II.

I direct that my funeral expenses and all of my just

Sdebts shall be paid by my executor as soon as practicable after my

death.

S, n III.

I give- and bequeath to my cousin, 1rs. Jennie Round, of
i627 1fain Street, Wakefield, Massachusetts, or if she dies before I

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

twenty thousand dollars ("20,000.00).


g.,.- I give and bequeath to my cousin, HXiss Ruth Burt, of

,Pa.latka, Florida, or if she dies before I do then to her heirs at
la,,, the sum of Ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00).

V.

l give and bequeath to my cousin, 'Miss Katherine -3urt,
of Palatka, Florida, or if she dies before I do then to her. heirs,

at law,. the'sum of Ten thousand dollars (1.0,000.00).
VI.

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

J 3'va ns, of Pa!latka, Florida, or if she dies before I do then to he.,

Slii?'c .t tho um of Ten {.:.u'. n doll.:I ? ("10,000.00).

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VII.

I give and beQueath to my friend, Mrs. Grrahan _iobinson,

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

heirs at la1, the sum of FTive thousand dollars ("5,000.00).

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SI give and bequeath to my friend, ::rs. Edith 0.

Ships, of 181 South Com:.a.on.ealth :Avenue, Sen Diego, Californ.a,

Sor if she dies before .I do then to her heirs at. law, the u of

Five thousand dollars (85,000.00)



SI give and be' L:. .:.h to my friend, ors. Edund T.
SAtkinson, of New York City, or if she dies before I do then to her

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


I give ead beq.ueath to my cousin, RHs. Robert yiorison,

i of Ne York and Lyme Connecticut, or if she dies before I do then to

her heirs at law, the sum of Ten thousand dollars (10,00000)






her heirs at law, the sum of Ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00).
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I give and bequeath to my cousin, mrs. lizabeth Van
B ere Owsen, of lushi-ng, w York, in the event thab t he survive

me, the sum of Ten thousand dollars (o10,00o.00). Should my! said

cousin not surv .ve. me, this legacy shall lapse and become a p.rt of

nmy residuary estate.
XIII.
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SI give and bequeath to iy souose 0. Ohaedbloune oVa

St. AEugustine, Florida, in the event that she survive me, the sui

iof Feive ths of sand dollars ol Should sh0 e ).ot survive me ,i
|i co'osin not ....survve.. me, t.s ..legacy shall pse .nd become p. of










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SXIV.

SI give and becueath to omy cousin, Benjamin H. 3urt,

S(in care of 1Ir. George horse) in the event that he survive me,

Sthe sum. of One thousand dollars (. 00...-.o). Should my said coousi

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

residuary estate.
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1| Id be -give ad bequeath t6 my servant, Charles Fin-ne-,

in the event that he survive me, the sum of Three hundred dollars

(;:300.00). A2.l.. he not survive me, this legacy shall lapse end

: become a part of -y residuary estate.
XVi

I direct that the foregoing specific bequests shall

Dibe paid by my executor in cash a.s soon -as practicable after x :C.eathJ,
Sand without deductions for any inheritance tax, all inheritance ta x

:i to be paid out of my residuary estate. The words "heirs ..t la:,"

:i used hereinabove in Paragraphs, IV to XI inclusive, is hereby

Sc.flci to mea the heirs at law of the respective legatees in

accordance with the laws .of inheritance of the State of Florida i'n.

effect uon the ate of the signing and sealing of this Vill.

XVIX.
I give and bequeath to Xrs. Fannie Dewhurst,of St.

. Augustine, Florida, in the event she survives me, my cedar box of

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


i give and devise to memoriall Presbyterian -Chu'-rch

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

Sla.s of the State of Florida, that certain piece or parcel of land

Situated. in the city of St. -. :.stine, St. Johns County, Florida,

Snd known and described as Lot Five (5) of Block Fifteen (15) accord.-

ing to the Official a' of the City of St. Augustine, said. lot fronr.t-.

: 4ing on St..George Street approximately forty (40) feet and having' a
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XX.





I give and bequeath to The Florida National B-an of
Jacksonville, as Trustee, the sum of Five Thousand Dollars( .5000.00 '
eoth of. a broxi lately seventy-five net i(75)come thereof toand pray used -
quest that sid deviseare eill hmald sadn e proerty anB use the n -et







Ieck Lot, which adjoin each other in the Protestant Cavmetey, ner

the City Gat tes of St. Augustine, Florii, 6a and in the perpetual care
incmaie therenro or the Broeedt as of the sae Peck Lereof for the reief

adjoin eachn other in the pevergarishioners.meer St. sti









11:1ithe net income fo--ro said trust estate to be used, equally, as near

as practice able, in the care ad maintenance o f said four lots.
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I give and bequeath to The Florida National Ban:. of
I Jacksonville, as Trustee, the sum of Five Thousand -ollars(".;5000.00);

Sto be held by it in trust, equally and the net income thereof to b ued b

ai dn e perpetual cargo The and. itienance of the Burrt Lot an of S t. h
Peck Lot, which adjoin each other in the Protestant Cemetery, ,ne -r,,









Augustine, Florida, and in the ert
and maintenance of the Burt Lot and. of the Pec Lot which liov71ise


















I give and bequeath to The Florida National o." k of
J~ acksjonvil e as Trustee, the sum of Fourteey a husaud Dinollare, o ,

te netn000.00) tofb held by it i tru o Peretualy s ll t he n ear






inco.e nh o aidsemi-ual uallytto he au u ins C'ol Clegeir, at itr
ss racktin Oran ine county, r orida, for he purpose of lt

clarshi s threat for north to The Florida grs. The dsbuen of





of the income received by.the College for this purpose shall' not-
e usonvill the control or s the sion of saidee Tusndtee, but shallrs
to be held by it into the ument oetually nd the net inollege thereof
paid seto-annually to The Sti Augastine Public Library, of St.

\.-' Augustine, Florida. f











scholarships threat for w vorthy Florida girls. The., u ..... .e -d isbursem


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and all repayments received by the College from advancements m.,de
by it as aforesaid shall likewise be used by said College as
Saforesaid. Said Trustee shall' have no duty, with reference to the
Saforesaid purpose beyond investing said funds and paying over the

Snet income therefrom to said College.

SXXII.
I give and devise to the City of St. Augustine, Florida-
my residence in said City, situate at the corner of St. George end

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

(1), Block ten (10), of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, rccord-
ing to the Official Map of said City, together with the walls, en-
Sclosures, gardens, out-buildings, tenements and appurtenances, upon

the express condition subsequent that said devisee shall continu-
Sously maintain the same as an example of the old ante-bellua horame

of the South, without substantial change in said. residence, n>c t:"ha
said devisee shall, with the aid of the sum of One thousand dollars

i (.11,000.00) herein elsewhere provided to be paid annually for this
Spurpose, and -with its on funds, .keep said property in good and sub-

Sstantial repair and presentable condition, and also pay any tag.es
I which may be levied against the s rae, if any, all to the entire sat-

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

minse and title thereto shall revert to said The Florida National:i

: Bank of Jacksonville, as Trustee, and said property become 2?. pa.t

of my residuary estate.
XXI II.
All the rest, residue and remainder of my property,

real, personal and mixed, whatsoever and wheresoever, including all
lapsed legacies, I give, devise and bequeath.to The Florida National





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IBank 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, e.-'powered to ke-p,

pI reserve 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 City 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 rem..ove

the sare 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

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

'$1,000.00 per sanun a my be reasonably necessary in

the discretion of said Trustee in the care, mainntnena.nce'
repair a.nd upkeep of my said home so long as the s"-me
shall be owied and maintained by the City of St.

Aucustine. 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 installments, to my
cousin, George 2. I orse, of 61 South rain Street,

SRutland, Vermont, the sum of Three Thousand,, lls...ra

(3,00000.0) 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

i successor, as a, memorial to Dr. John E. Peck, :to be used

by said Hosp.ital to provide treatment for needy .:-.*ent..
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I XXIV.

.. 4ith reference to all of the various trust estates

hereinaoove donated, I authorize, empower, direct, provide, and

prescribe the following terms, conditions, powers, duties an.d

immunities, viz:
I hereby authorize and empower said Trustee to pl,; .;,

Mortgage and. encumber and to sell and dispose of said trust -rop-

erties in any manner that it may deem advisable, either at public

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, -- ort-.-

Sand pledges as m.ay be appropriate to effectuate this power, it
beiJLg my purpose to create a continuing power of hypothecate ion

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

sI also authorize and e:power said Trustee to lease

'1al 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 further authorize and empower said Trustee to invest and re-

invest the corpus of each of said trusts in such mortgage loss,
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,o stockc 's, bo-d.s a.nd other securities as it may deem best, irrespective
of any st tutes or rules or practice of Oourt limiting the invest-

iment o.?j^trust funds, and to change said investments from time to

time, giving and granting unto said Trustee as full and complete

oer and authority'y "control, manage and handle my said. estate as

I now p-ersonally possess.
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Said. Trus -,. ... 11 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 conm-

ppensation for handling such trust estates, and shall disburse the

'net income derived therefrom as herein elsewhere provided.





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ll XNo purchaser from, said Trustee need see to the aoplica-

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 .e liable for the

Honest exercise of any discretion or pover hereunder nor for cny

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

Trust. The inter-r nation :laced on this instrument by s-i.

STrustee in good faith, shall in Cny .doubtful or debatatole matter

be binding and conclusive on all persons who.msoever.

Said Trustee shall, whenever required by -ny bt ene-

Lciary, imae statements of the inooome and outgo of the re-paective

i trust estate and of the assets ia liabilities thereof, but ,tate-

m rntcs more frequently thn us-ual shall be at the reasonable cost

Sof the beneficiary r equi ring saie.

!" 'Should it become impossible beneficially to :~i: the

income of the trust propert:y herein above doneaed or any part ther:eo

'i the exact way I have prescribed, I authorize its aspplication by

.said Trustee to a similar charitab leo uroose or sourooses to be

i .selected by said Trustee cy press.

XXV.
xxv.

I nomin~ae and appoint The Florida National'B!an: of

J .acksonville as Exeoutor of this my last will and test,,ment, P w-ith

,full -ower and. authority in order to oay -the debts aInd lefacies

l iafores i in order to carry into effect all of the rvisonis


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San puro ses hereof, to sell and dispose of any and all of smy

Sesta"te, real or personal at such prices and upon such ter:.s a.

| conditions and in such manner as said Exeoutor mnay deem boat, and

lto execute mad deliver all necessary or proper deeds or other

llinstruments of sale, transfer sacd conveyance.
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L1 ::Tx;.ISz ..2~LO have hereunto set my

affixed q7 seal to this my list wili ad t sts;ent, consio`;:.in; of

nine oafes of typevrritina at St. 'ugutine, St. johns C6urytv, this

41, aoy of' July, A. 1030.


gi-neC, sealed, publihe5.e and dec isc. as he rDO
will cnd testament by Arnn G. Eurt in the presence oif us, \rh
her -: : -t and In her presence md in gle presence of each other
2PvCe sioscribed cur nomes as \jtnaesses.


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i e remainder of her life. The terms and conditions of the
contract between the said 3. O. Crichlow, or his successor
or successors, shall be subject to the sole discretion and

S judgment of my said Trustee named in my last will and
testament, whose decision shall not be questioned.


SI WITNESS ." :-. ':.' I have hereunto set r~y hand

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









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

i the 4bove named testatrix as and for the first codicil
to her last will and testament, dated July 22nd,1930,

and witnessed by .1. '. Lunnerlyn, James H. Gross, Jr.
S and Harold Clayton. This codicil having been first
Spread to and then signed by the said testatrix in our

S presence, and we, the undersigned, having subscribed
our names hereto at her request in her presence, and
;i in the presence of each other, this the 21st day of

I Lay 1931..


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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.
2n RST: I hereby revoke Item bXV of my said last








I TEP XV I give and bequeath to Charles Finney,

Harriet Gillaird and Rebecca Burns the sum of Five Hundred

($500.) Dollars each in the event they survive me. Should

her of them not survive yme the legacy of Five Hundred (' D r

Dollars,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.C.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 ,,in;:r.ac of y parrot, IPolly" dui~l:,uthe

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IN PROBATE


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

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......................
full, true and correct cop..........Y............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.............6...............day of ..................D.ecember ........... A. D. 19.....68...



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.................6......th.........day of............ .c.emb.er ................., A. D. 19.......



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


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MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT, made and entered into the

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

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

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 second part 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 property from any possible cs s.
It is hereoy understood that all tale, ed an oath
linen, curtains. and hannins, are expendable, suujec- to ~,Ur and
tear by ag;e nd the elements, and use, and the City is nt aeld
responsible except for the usual and proper care of cher, long
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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
SLast 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 ltA N IONAL BANK OF
JACKSONVILLE


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

< ashier.,

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STATE OF FLORIDA )
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COUNTY OF DUVAL )


Before me, a Notary Public in and for the State and
County aforesaid, on this day personally appeared / d ./- p/
and to me well known and known by me to
be ViceAPresident and 'Trust Officer and Cashier of THE FLORIDA

1 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
w 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, Statd'
and County aforesaid, on this day of A. D.
t 1932.


Notary Public, State and Couty Aforesaid.
My commission expires: A / / -



















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









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STATE OF FLORIDA

COUNTY OF JOHS iss.

Before me, a Notary Public iw and for the State and County aforesaid, on this day personally

appeared I _e- e



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

d,/9^^ day of A. D. 193 -


Notay Public, State and County Aforesaid.

My commission expires. -L....S3-


REYNOLDS. ROGERS & TOM

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IERS, Attorneys At Law, JACKSONVILLE. FLA.


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with leather slip seats front ,
legs carved lion's paw feet.


S.Empire Console mahogany carved .
frontal columns and mirror back.

One low cloth screen.

Photograph Anna G. Burt Hous,

SAudoboan.rint (Dcar)
(KiEintail Basocres)



ug Very good ..

.Oraet w it Dovs Alabaster


.: .. DINIG FR.:OO .


:'. Pr. drop-lcaf tables mahogany
5 legs square turned top and
bottom aprons vanecrod table
, top rectangular-- end pieces. ..-.
rounded. :

* apire side-board mahoany 4 ,
Columns across front with ball feet
5 doors and draware of crotch mahogany
marble top.


$75.00


200.00

3.03

2.00


50.00

75.00 ,

50,00

15.00















2S0.00.


Pr. Eapire Pedestal tables mahogany
turn top.. .: 500.00,

,,:Painted sea-chest original turquoise
Screen paint iron lock and handles. 15.00


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

-Early Eapire. console- m'arbl top
4mrror bacid.- mahogany with brass
Strim liin's P~ i feet .;: :;. :.'.:

11, 12 and 1, Six arm chairs cane seat office '
:'chairs -. .. . .


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Rocker leather back & seat 15.00

Portraits: Mr. ~hittington
Mrs. 500.00

*;'.. 2 Pr.. gla s czadlC e sticka'.. 5.00


S-Blue dich Bristol ware. in. *
Chinee. colors and. design -"
condition perfect., .
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22 and 24. Tw. o Wcdgowood Pitchers, one
S '",' .i perfect condition, tho:.
o. : their beautifully mended. .


:. Inlaid .Tea Caddy.- of, maho ,aay
,with inlay of brass


5 : : Large Blue. Platter Willow
.Pattern -, condition perfect,.

28,29 and 50 Set of Three Girandoles -
(Paul and Virginia) perfect
'-: condition etched crystal-
pea. dants.

31, X, .. Tnrca oil paintings good gold
'leaf fraaos .. :...'


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condition

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

SListed as Plaques
-' 2 s all papier-"mache trays

;. Silver diSo and cover plated

P" r. Gold leaf mirrors (one in hall)
black molding on inside good
S.ondition large rectangular

'.: Pierced china compote gold band trim
Good condition .

.Picture (Quail) good frame.

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

Matting 22 sq. yds.


Two rugs oan a runner
7


15,00



100.00


50.00.


15.00


100,00


50,00


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5.00


75.00


10.00

125.00


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1 Sot TlitG chin (101 pcs)

1 Sot Haviland china (40 pcs)

I Hot and cold dish


1 part set grcy and hiteo china (12 pca)

Blue..dishes, (2 pe3)

Tnite and gold figured china (3 pcs)

Ruby and gold srall .lass compote
(brokcan)

Jelly moulds (2 pcs)

1 Set silver (Tc-pot, coffee pot and
S,' S,& bovl)

Glass fruit plates (12 pcs).- .. -,..--

Glass finger bowl (8 pcs) .

Antique finger bowlo (4 pcs) yellow, glass

Drinking glasses (10 pc)

Deep dish and holder,,ijured china, 2 pcs.

1 Horn spoon and fork

1 Silver soup ladle

1' C arvin t .. ..

1 Horn und steel. forl :.. ; ..,;..

4 Silver lives ,.. :.

4 .-forks, .

4 Table spoons

4 tea spoons '

4 Bone handLo kiv ....-

5 Extra forks

1 Silveo napkin ring

1 Set (8) glass spo on, ... ..

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10 Napkins. ,. .. -


50.00

50.00

40.00

5.00

5.00




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7 1.00

5.03


,; *.15.00

214.00

12.00

*, 20.00

5.00

S5.00

10.00

10.00'

10,00

1,00

8.00

I. .310.00

10.00

5. 00

1.00

1,00

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3 doilies as
SI Set embroidered tea' se :.;-',
7 tea table covers
10 square mats -,
*10 lati ut ats : C *. 5 **: :i ..
6 yellow cdge l&rge mlats .. ,
.,- ; 6 a * 1 small" V a
miscellaneous round mats-." .,::i
10 r quaure imats


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Silver tray Footed silver leaf c.
design ,
Silver hot di- tray :.. ,.
Silver hot dish tray


15.00


55.00

10.00


Round silver tray (with euar ,&.,
,cream ,set) :; :" : .:1 25.00

.. 1 Pr. glass candle stick k cut base 5.00

S'5 Pc. plated tea set 100.00:
S 1 extra tea pot 00
". silver. cream and sugar: ''; ..:. .-y 75.00
12 desse'tt spoons ,. 24.00
6 plated knives .
S 12 Dinner forkas -: ':. A..;; .,., 20.00
2 Knives, comp handles 10.00
1 W egewood covered dish 1 0.00
1 Fan 5.00
1 Pr, thumb print water bottleoa'd' .
e. glasses 20,00
Cut flint glass compote perfect
:. condition probably waterford ,.'. 25.00
,Pr. Blue Venetian vaccs. .. : 150.00
These are very rare and lovely
pitchers in perfect condition -
Swould be very hard to replace. -:. .*-:.: ,*.,

1 Wooden writing box ".,: ";. :':::' 10.00

Dutch Silver Tray :' 0.00
*Sterling Bon Bon Diah ;:':'.;' 3.00
Pink Fc-ather Fan. 10.00
S 12 Champagne Glasses ;.0 ;:. 50;; .00
12 Dresden China Plates :.-':'- 24.00
,7 Piece Pink Wat-er Sot" ': ' 1' '' 0.00


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S1, 5 and 12


Three Duncan hytfo side chairs -, cane
seat splendid condition

mahoganyy arop-leaf table Hancock
base, ogee -~ind bcautiully vcaeered -
aplendid condition


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ELpire cty-o squa-c top-
two draors -, d ac' Sl.: slide
Hancock baso perfect condition '

ELpire Love seat 1810 -
maho-gay cnds sclid v.ith double
reverse carves back acLd 3Cht
upholstered the front carved
logs are delictcly carv-d in low"'
relief.


0i sO;I' couch a large, heavy piece
upholstered in hair-cloth

Pre-Civil VY ir .-..:..-. ahogany rocker
with ar~zrs and frao across top -
upholstered in hair-cloth.

Chippendale card table i'ine solid top
walnut table four gracieul cabriole
carved 1. claw' anrd ball feet -
apron is alCoi finely carved one of
leJa w'as ivotea to support a too leaf
,which is nissLn (5oeiti,.cs called
book tables)

Rocker with axrzs nd frame of mahogany
upholstered in tapostry

Book-case Viotorian glass doors -.
carved top .... . ...

Oval table .ahog..Lay tilt top' Phyfe :: ..
table tripod based -with reeded '.:
l egs .. .. * .-. i

LiAireo mirror gold leaf with picture
on glass at top very good type but
bad condition


Swiss clock carved,in good condition

2 Pictures in oils, one Orchia,.the other
Lotus beautiful frac s


75.00







150.00


75.00



50,00








50.00


50.00


25.00



75.00


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50,00

25.00


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Embroidered and painted picture
Eightecnth century such embroidery ,. ,.:
was taught in finishing schools and
young lcaies felt it almost indis-
pensable accom:pliscluent as ia usually
theC case the picture iU s Cr..c*. with
margin of black glaLs and gold lined
ede gold clf fr'me 50.00


Not numbered


"Connecticut" A pieced nap of the
State of Cou.iicticut each county
repreasnted story of each uith
picture written by '.e. of ,ap -
noedle ork and painting 1883


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Epire sofa (late) Fraia mahogany ,
top of back and ceat rail ogee -
.upholstered back seat and sides.
~. ., ,, .' ,
S; Nest.tof tree. turned tables -
,','mahogany good condition .,

Neat of two table mahogany -
1 top it .. .

h.... ickering Piano and stool
,:.square piano about 75 yrs. old )

Sheraton Bureau Desk mahogany'
reeded, columns '- brass caps on front
,: feet fitted with saall drawers and
pigeonholes enclosed with hinged top
.three lower drawers Irmperfect
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100.00


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50.00


500.00





200.00


S '" n ar. chair upholstered front rail .,
.., and top of back has outline of inlay .75.00

... Eapire table square m erble top ogee .
apron and Hancock base 75.00

Chess table Victorian Papier-mache -
inlay with mother-of-pearl tilt top' .i 50.00
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35

36


'. 57


3


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41


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S" Paintings: '.. .
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M... orning and Evening signed ,- ? 5C

.' :.Painting knomi as'Bullet Picture'-'' '
: -;..:.of particular value to the house 25


,;- Three miniatures after .color on'' :
, *- paper "

Painting Blue Madonna

SSall painting -'two people by Fountain"


%i.;. Painting of a Saint (over all' bracket)
Probably copy of an 'l Greco Good

S. '.Painting kdown as Monk! a Picture

.:.Carved wall-bracket 'with vase


)0.00


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50.00,


:5.00

900.00

10.00


' 500.00

50.00


10.00


P,.,ainting of vBoy Wading in Waterw 50.00

Si.- French clock keeps perfect time M- mantle
clock black with brass trim 75.00


P'' painting 'of Madonna :


43,44,45,46,47


4 Oriental rugs some antiques


One Kermanshaw


200.00

400.00


500.00

' 2


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310


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Jap Bronze Candlebra ,


18

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' 2 Paintings iszs Burtls'House
,'and Foot of Plaza good frames

Ruby glass lamp Victorian
*;perfect condition

SGlass vase 10 in. plain glass

SOval mirror carved frsme gold
lined edge


25.00


.10.o 00 ..


25.00 ,...,

1.00


25,00


Three Ruas
.. One, 4 1 x '6" .
One 4' x 1'
* '. Onex 3'5"S x 6t' (Orlent-als). ..'; 500,00

atting 35 sq. yds. 10,00


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STo black coach trunks .. *,".. .' .',' :
T:wo costumes .25.09.


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

Three American spool chairs -
These arm chairs show fine pool
turning and carving splendid type ;,.,
s, eat and back upholstered 600.00

Sheraton Chair. Square ba&k arm
chair idth graceful, pierced and .
carved balusters. Cushion hides
ppaco above scat. Upholatery
caxricd over front rail 250,00.


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2 and 5


, Four Duncan Phyfe chairs These
are of the early L ,pire typo -
: the back, seat, rail and front
legs all are recded. The
horizontal splats are beautifully
carved slip setas

Pair double OttoLais iaaogany
friLae ogec bracket feet fine
condition

Pair square Ottoiawin iEpire -
mahogany fine condition


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candle sticks with p'iums

Brass fireplace set. Pair brass
andirons, hbcnds;6e baluster pillars a
cnd splayed b~a; shovJl and tonga
brass bluster !iiiles fie pierced
brass fender ..'


Batting 61 sq. yds.

Prayer Book (Chas Buck) :.;..- )
Bible (Lucy Peck) 18U4 )
Prayer Book (:A-s. Gee. Burt) 1848 )
SBible (Colu's) 18 ..,. .
Bible (Y.ilbur'y) 1850 )
*"Iri" 189 .

Two -plaqucs, one Onyx:,... ;;.i ,..;':
one iiintona china


75,00


115 .00


10.00


. 25.00


Paislcy shawl on ?iano ..:: .:. ... ,

Italian glass vase on desk


'Antique guitar and case


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SHepplevwhite t le mahogany Pembroke
table drop leaves square tapered
legs .

SDrop leaf-table Pine top with cut-out
..corners slender turned legs:


2 and 6

3, 4, 5

7, 12 and 17


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100.00
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25.00

100.00

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5 5.00


Pair Ottonans Syuare mahogany frames ,. ".30.00


Oriental rua s


-150.00


Three Duncan Phyfe chairs cane seats -
good condition


Lahogany box on table


5.00


Rocker mrhog-hiy frt.ae -' slcigh rockers
upholstered in hair cloth

Empire Bureau i.eavy ai&hoginy piece -
bualy 'front columns, ogeu draper at
top Awiti1 tlhre a a,.rQ bLlow beautiful
veneer on dirawcr fronts three sLall
dra'vcrs across top and large ogee mirror
attached


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Very largO fine Mahoenay Wardrobe,-*
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22


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150.00


50.00



150.00

15.00

20,00


50.00 :


50,00.

5.00 '

2.00

,;0.00

5.00

10.00


Victorian table .marble top -
SHancocki base of mahogany .

'";':: 'Sleigh bed solid mahogany *.9
:-;..,::- beading along sides and across
cap of foot perfect condition

V''. '' ictorian table Oval marble top

SPair Cornicopia vases opaque glasp

'; /": Large rectangular, gold leaf mirror
fine condition

Oil painting large and framed gold.
**^ l eaf : * .-* *' "*** *~

6 Z;-'"'::Pr, PinL glass rose bowla- Victorian-.

Tray china

9 -,'.:.';, Two steel engravings **:, ; t', o.'

Neapolitan Print

SMatting 42 sq, yds

Fireplace set Brass andirons, ball
tops and splayed bases.'- Brass handle,
S' shovel and tonga fine pierced brass
S"-' :;.' L. fender .

:"'-'' "*' Candle'stic. k white 'china
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Hitchcock

Clothe Hamper
S Marble top table
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MASTER BED PROOM ".

Chippendale style highboy- 1760.-
:g::.": gracefully cut broken pediinnt,. -* .
'':''"*- carved flaao at either end of .:,
!... ;'" 'pediment end rosette in centre -
The upper part has four long drawers
and threat small at top center drawer
carved with a concave sunburst of un-
Susual pattern Frontal columns on
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MASTER BED ROOM CONIT' D.

upper part receded Lower body has one .
long drawer and three small drawers, panelled
and carved matching the top draw.;rs stands on
four cabirole legs, frontal knee carved in low
relief, with claw and ball feet. Slirt is
S 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 receded
and turned Sheraton legs a charming and
original piece


. . e ... ,' Ieppleawite Pembroke table has oval shape
;;. drop leaves and square, tapered legs
panelled with inlaid string lines. Inlay :
; :. .. m edallions and' belllowers. on legs are very .
fine. Original piece in perfect condition .. ,,.
S1790 "


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5. 4. ,


Empire rocker cae. seat good condition .


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


1,500,00




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3' '50'

550,00

25,00


550.00


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11, ,12,15,
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17 and 18


Bureau mahogany chest of 5 drawers with
mirror front of dra-ers veneered top of
mirror carved with side spool column


Couch .:pinP e .

Dancan Phyfe side chair


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Block frontt Bureau probably from Rhode
S Island expresses the grace and elegance of
the Goddard designs fitted .with three long.,,
S drawers the top one finely carved with two .
outer concave shells and center convex shell.
i' 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 to traced this piece
as his work, but it is a very rare piece the
S brass pulls have been restored 1

Washstand mahogany marble top


16i Washstand set Transfer pattern .- toiletware,
fine condition ..

S*.Two Carmona crayon sketches signed and dated
1764 Carmona a Spanish Engraver, born in
Madrid 1730 a pupil of Dupins.. .lis plates
are etched and finished with the graver. His'
best work between 1760 1770,


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Miniature secretary bureau detail' work
_perfect rare


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

Picture of Polly' '

A Pr. of Vases

17,28 Steel engravings ;..., ": '.... :,. '

Sebecca Ringgold' s lap de k saall rectangular
,. bbox inlaid splendid condition


2.00


150.00




25.00


2.00'"::

S10.00

15.00


15.00


Listed aS ono of pair in Dining room


jTwo, 9 x.12 .Hit andamis, carpets ;,:

Porfuoe case square papered box with four'
bottlea Erench '.- :, ...::.: .. : .; .,. % ..:'.i,*'.o

Candle snuffers Brass .

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S50,00


5.00

5.00


7 round lace mats ,.. *. '.; .. '
14 small round mats,.. : ,.
Lknit mat .
.5 po. dresser cover -.:. .' .
9 table covers .
10 curtains aid two bed frills. . .'
S. TOTAL - 6.0


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4& Bridge. lamps .. ,-
T5 Table electric laps e ":., :..:. :';
1 Oil lamp
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NORTH BATH ROOM

1 H am per .'.. i* ,."i' ..:' . .. :. : ....
.1 Rug "
S 1 Chair caned seat Iitchock type

.. 'BACK H.LL UPSTAIRS .. ..

Matting 4 soa yds. .
* ~~ ,,AMedicine cabinet .
Large linen cabinet doors. .


10.00



2.50
1.00 ;.
15,00




2.00
15,00


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10 Bath towels
5 rugs .
5 Bed spreads ,
22 "Face towels,.
16 Sahets
9 Bed spreads
10 PillowV cases
5 Dresser covers:_.:: .
12 Blankets
15 Pillows and one mosauito'net'- '^: ei*'' '" "
TOTAL - -- -- - ----- 15.00


-' NORTH BTD ROOM
1 Four-poster bed, complete Two foot posts rope
carved and acanthus leaf -head posts plain turned
.- mahogany uEpire .. 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
Stilts .. 60,00

'6 Hair cloth rocker mahogany swing rocker'.. 55.00

8 Sheraton desk mahogany Tambour ladyfs desk, .
tambour shutters cover a baize covered writing. .
'slide, small drawers on either side and two
. long drawers below brass knobs on tapered. .
recded Sheraton legs- a rare and original desk -
lovely 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
7 escutclheons and outline of string inlay shaving
stand with two draierrs and mirror on chest 200,00

.12 Bureau mahogany, veneered four drawers top
one ogee two si-all drawers under mirror 150,00

'15 ;' Hepplcwhite table Pembroke, mahogany table on
four square tapered legs Handle has been re-
stored 75.00

14 Clock small rectangular, soioetiime called a
"Kitchen clock." Square glass front with picture
in louer section. 20,00

15 Engraving (Phiems Cathedral) 10.00

16 Candle stick glass : '1.00



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. NORTH BED ROOL CONT'D.
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SEngraving (Sail boat)
'irror (MSetal fraic)
I engraving (V'ater Viou) Backet
"Matting 27 sq. yds.
'.-Three rugs modern


5.00
S1.00
5.00
10.00
50.00


ISILV1e CrEST"
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Large Vriting box brass handles on either
s .ide bad condition .....

Inlaid game table
; Folding card table., .,


5.00

25.00
1.00


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::,'Wardrobe large two door (panelled)
':mahogany on bracket feet 100.00

-:'' Sewing table a square pedestal table with
two drawers knobs of wood mahogany 5500

SSaddle back desk chair 10.00

::-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 draecrs, carved columns to compartments
S.apire Brasses wrong 250.00

Chcst Empire bureau four large veneered
S;.:' drawers, colunas 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

''' ashstand One long drawer, rail back and '
sides on four spool legs 25.00

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

Duncan Phyfe chair 20.00


,.'Chippendale low chair -' slipper chair,
,. pierced splat, cupid's bow back-rail and
",rush scat.


Cane rocker sewing rocker cane back
and seat

Couch (pine box)- ..-:.. '.:' .



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Engraving (Washington) .
Therometor carved fraae'
Painting "fMoonlight"
Vase (Sheep) Staffordshire
Blue glass tray
iliniature Painting
Picture (over chest) magnoliaa
Picture Jiss Annas mother.. ..
. Mosaic ornament
Viood plaque flowers
Picture Flovcrs (over vashstand) )
Picture Frns )


24,25,26 Washsttnd set (10 pcs) transfer pattern soap
dish shaker- ... .... .., .

27 Ink stand,- lovely brass top ..: ,:.; .


,Drinking glass and case
. Matting 52 sq. yd,
Petrified wood
Three rugs .
Candle Lantern
,Clock
Letter rack (ondesk) .I "
Powder box
Brass candle stick
Picture (Uother a nd child)
Knit blLnket )
W V'riting desk (lap boz) )
SPainting of uLighthouse-... '-. :'.

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Mahogany cabinet ball feet
Vashstand ....
SDuncan Phyfe chairs '
S2 lardrobes nmaogany, two panel doors
dravWers at bottom
4 rocking chairs
SSccretary (desk) modern
Bureau with mirror
4 drawers vcneured, ogee mirror held by square
columns three sirall drawers at top large
wooden knobs mahogany


10 Picture carved v:lnut frame
11 ;ashstand set
12 Lirror Jig saw inside edge gilt 1740
13 Tabouret mahogzny brass trim
14 Thrco section book c-se
18 and 20 Scwing machine iad ironing board
21 Sleigh bad coamleto mahogany small defects
to veneered post
24 and.25,. Small rug and 54 sq. yds matting


20.00
5.00
10.00
5.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
5.00
1.00
1100

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
7' 50.00
75.00


2.00
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75.00
15.00
15.00
10.00


100.00
. 10.00


STORI D IN NORTH CLOSET


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SRound table circular tilt top, turned pillar
support tripod base 6000

SFancy painted ch-airs'- 5 really 'good Sheraton 4'
"fancy painted" aide chairs cane seat too -'
bad all but one have been repainted 100.00


Two arm chairs swae as above except with.arms 60.00 : "

Deak Pre-Civil war office desk cabinet above 50.00


Pedestal table square top table mahogany -
ogee apron, veneered black marble top

Fireplace set Brass andirons and screen


Old Engraving .- "Jolly Flat Boat Men"
Two old mortar and one pestle
Bedroom china, etc :
Clock modern '
One job lot in closet '


Hat rack
S Bankets, medicine and surgical cases, pictures
and lamip
Book case with books
Two glass front cabinets


LOGGIA
Pantisote covered willow chair
Couch, Pantisote covered
Boston rockers painted red
Tillow C1airas
Long chair
Silver ice pitcher


KITClI
Folding serving ,table and deep wooden tray
1 Gas runge
2 scree n cabinets
1 Ice Box
1 Zinc top tuble
1 Dining table .
1 Oil cloth covered table


75.00

40.00


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5.00
5.00
12.00
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1.00


25.00
50.00.
S.5.00


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10.00
30.00
10.00
15.00
5.00


10.00
25.00
20.00
15.00
2.50
25.00
2.00


I, Elmore S. LZott do hereby certify that the foregoing is a just
and true inventory of the contents of the Burt Homestead valued at $~ 6,'(2.00
said valuation representing the fair present value of said property au coLcribed.

IIN ,Iipl/dZiR I P'e hereunto set my hand and seal at Jaciaonville,
Florida, this / "day of f /, A. D. 1932.



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SFLORIDA NATIONAL BANK

WITH TRUST DEPARTMENT

CAPITAL,SURPLUS AND PROFITS OVER 2,550,000.00


WM.HARDIN GOODMAN
4 VICE PRESIDENT
AND TRUST OFFICER


JACKSONVILLE,FLORIDA


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 oj
July 19th returning two executed copies of the Memorandum oj
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


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


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4 PPENDiX F
BRIEF BIOGRAPHICAL DATA ON PECKS AND BURTS
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, 184l.
East Florida herald, December
Zo I U3 3 .-


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
Cemetary 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. file;
7th Census 1850 Florida Volume
2./sic 7p. 208. 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. file;
1850 Census, p. 208.
Evergreen Cemetary Records


John Elisha Peck


Born December 12, 1820, in Whitestown,
New York.
Died June .!8 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


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


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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, Florida; SAHS bio.
file.
Evergreen Cemetary Records
East Florida Herald, June 19,


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. Augustine
/1 Florida. SAHS bio. file.
Died October 25, 13V 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 --xaminer,
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-
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
2J
Senior Warden of the Trinity Episcopal Trinity Church Records, Trinity
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's; 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,
17931.


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




i 1oIX


BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WORKS CITED





Archivo General de Indias

1764 List of Properties Sold by Puente to Fish and Others,
1764. Papeles de Cuba, Legajo 372. Seville (Spain).
Transcript and translation at Saint Augustine Histori-
cal Society.

Archfvo Nacional de Cuba

1707 List of Royal Officials of the Treasury and Storehouse,
Saint Augustine. Intendencia, Libro 10 de Alanzes y
Diligencias desde 1707 hasta 1787, Transcript by
Devon C. Corbitt and translation by Edward W. Lawson
at Saint Augustine Historical Society.

Arnade, Charles W.

1961 The Architecture of Spanish Saint Augustine. The
Americas, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 151-52.
Washington, D. C.

Brown, J. A.

1959 Panton, Leslie and Company, Indian Traders of
Pensacola and Saint Augustine. Florida Historical
Quarterly, Vol. 37, Nos. 3 and 4, pp. 328-36.
Jacks onville.

Burt, Anna G.

1930 Last Will and Testament of Anna G. Burt, Saint
Augustine, July 22, 1930. Courthouse Records,
Saint Johns County, Florida, Will Book "C"
p. 565. Saint Augustine.

Dewees, Felipe and Maria

1821 Deed, Felipe and Maria Dewees to Jose Mariano
Hernandez, Saint Augustine, March 1, 1821.
East Florida Papers, Library of Congress, Escri-
turas, 173-74, bundle 385, doc. 3. Washington, D.C.
Microfilm copy at P. K. Yonge Library of Florida
History, University of Florida, Gainesville.




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East Florida Herald (Saint Augustine)

1833 December 26.

Elixio de la Puente, Juan Joseph

1772 Letter to Marques de la Torre, Havana, March 4.
Stetson Collection, P. K. Yonge Library of Florida
History, University of Florida, AGI 86-7-11/24.
Gainesville. Copy at Saint Augustine Historical
Society.

Evergreen Cemetery

Records. Saint Augustine. Typed copy by
Genealogical Society Salt Lake City, Utah, at
Saint Augustine Historical Society.

Fernandez, Antonio

1786 Judicial Proceedings Promoted by the Lieutenant
Colonel of the Dragoons, Don Antonio Fernandez,
Attorney Mower of Attorne] for the Heirs of the
Late Don Juan Esteban de Peia, Pertaining to
Houses in this City, Saint Augustine 1786. East
Florida Papers, Library of Congress, Records of
Civil Proceedings, 1785-1821, Reel 151, bundle 329,
doc. 34. Washington, D. C. Microfilm copy at
P. K. Yonge Library of Florida History, University
of Florida, Gainesville.

Forbes, Thomas

1786a Statement of Thomas Forbes, New Providence,
Bahama Islands, January 21. East Florida Papers,
Library of Congress, Records of Civil Proceedings,
1785-1821, Reel 151, bundle 329, doc. 34.
Washington, D. C. Microfilm copy at P. K. Yonge
Library of Florida History, University of Florida,
Gainesville.

1786b Another Statement of Thomas Forbes, New Providence,
Bahama Islands, January 21. East Florida Papers,
Library of Congress, Records of Civil Proceedings,
1785 1821, Reel 151, bundle 329, doc. 34.
Washington, D. C. Microfilm copy at P. K. Yonge
Library of Florida History, University of Florida,
Gainesville.









Gold, Robert L.


1963 Politics and Property During the Transfer of
Florida from Spanish to English Rule. Florida
Historical Quarterly, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 16-34.
Jacksonville.

/Gordon, John /

1772 The Case of Mr. John Gordon, with respect to the
Title to certain Lands in East Florida. Privately
printed, London.

1774 Last Will and Testament of John Gordon, July 28,
1774, and Codicil, December 4, 1777. Probate
Court, Charleston County, South Carolina, Original
Will Book "A" 1783-86, p. 607. Charleston. Copy
at Saint Augustine Historical Society.

Grant, James

1764 Letter to the Board of Trade, Saint Augustine,
November 22. Colonial Office, Public Record
Office MSS, Great Britain, A 48/7 Papers,
East Florida, 5-540, p. 229 (?). London.
Copy at Saint Augustine Historical Society.

Greenslade, Marie Taylor

1935 William Panton. Florida Historical Quarterly,
Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 107-29. Tallahassee.

Griswold, Daniel S. and Wife

1833 Deed, Daniel S. Griswold and Mary to James
Heilbron, March 5, 1833. Courthouse Records,
Saint Johns County, Florida, Deed Book "M"
p. 170. Saint Augustine.

1837 Deed, Daniel S. Griswold and Wife to Seth S.
Peck, M. D., Saint Augustine, May 28, 1837.
Courthouse Records, Saint Johns County, Florida,
Deed Book "M" pp. 441-42.
Saint Augustine.




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Hanna, A. J.

1956 Jose Mariano Hernandez. Unpublished
biographical sketch, Rollins College, Winter
Park. Copy at Saint Augustine Historical
Society.

Harris, J. Carver (Editor)

1965 The Streets of Saint Augustine. El Escribano,
Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 5-6. Saint Augustine.

Heilbron, James and Wife

1833 Deed, James Heilbron and Wife to Daniel S.
Griswold, February 5, 1833. Courthouse
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Book "N" p. 2. Saint Augustine.

1837 Deed, James Heilbron and Wife to Seth S. Peck,
M. D., Saint Augustine, June 9, 1837. Court-
house Records, Saint Johns County, Florida,
Deed Book "N" pp. 156-57. Saint Augustine.

Howard, Carlos

1791 Cession of Property from Carlos Howard to
Domingo Rodrfguez de Leon, Saint Augustine,

East Florida Papers, Library of Congress,
Index to Governor Quesada's Official Letters
to the Captain-General, 1790-1796, Reel 166,
bundle 357, doc. 24, p. 5. Washington, D. C.
Microfilm copy at P. K. Yonge Library of
Florida History, University of Florida, Gaines-
ville.

Hugenot Cemetery

Records. Saint Augustine. Typed copy by
Genealogical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah,
at Saint Augustine Historical Society.




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