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July 18, 1963
Memo: To Mr. Newton
In regard to the house on the corner of Plaza and
Charlotte Street...there is an excellent cut of
a floor plan in Manucy's"Houses Of St. Augustine"
pps. 84, 85, Plate No. 40.
Also I wish to say that where there is much documentation
to the effect that it was the Spanish Treasurer's(1763)
and it was used as Treasury and counting house(2nd Spanish)
ARTHUR Gordon may not have LIVED there. A Mr. Gordon did
occupy it in 1763 and Arthur Gordon was the Attorney General
in 1771 but Mr. John Gordon acted as agent(as did Fish and
Puente) and held most of the church property as well as the
Government buildings at one period. I think a very good
look at the records is indicated by your scholar.
There was a reference to the effect that the British Attorney
General Gordon lived on the Plaza but since I began Assigment
6(Aviles Street) I have found in Escrituras: No. 256, 1785
where Arthur Gordon owned a place on the PLAZA from 1773
until it was sold to satisfy his debts. This was the corner
of Aviles and King today. (Drug store, Woolworth's et al)
Still he had to be somewhere in 1771 and he did not buy
this other until 1773. A good look is surely indicated.
In receipt of check for June..Many thanks.