Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 10 – Lot 1
Title: [Letter to Mrs. W.I. Drysdale]
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Title: Letter to Mrs. W.I. Drysdale
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 10 – Lot 1
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Wiles, Doris C.
Publication Date: 1968
Copyright Date: Public Domain
Physical Location:
Box: 4
Divider: B10 L1 - Dr. Peck History
Folder: Block 10 Charlotte St.
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
143 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Dr. Peck House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Peña-Peck House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 143 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.893507 x -81.312774
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094115
Volume ID: VID00047
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: B10-L1

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March 24, 1968

Mrs. W. I. Drysdale
P.O. Box 166
St. Augustine, Florida

Dear Mrs. Drysdalei-

Enclosed is Mrs. Arana's translation of the
document that is framed and hung in the strong room
of the Burt House.

I have attached an explanation of the circumstances
preceding the public sale and the reason for the issuance
of this and other similar documents by Governor White,
as well as a note to clarify the variation of numbers
assigned to the house on the section of map included
in the frame, which probably has caused some trans-
lators a little difficulty. We have never been able
to understand why the appraisers did not adhere to the
numbers already assigned to various structures on the
map that the engineer Marian& de la Rocque had completed
only two years before. But that is the way they did it.
Rocque's numbers have been disregarded ever since, and
up until 1821, the blocks and lots were identified by
those on Quesada's inventory.

Our next assignment for the Restoration Commission
is the Government House, and I am confident that as we
proceed with this research, we will also find information
on other government properties, such as the Treasury and
Accountancy. At least we will be looking for references
that may indicate locations prior to 1763.

Meanwhile, I hope the translation of this document
will be useful.


Doris C. Wiles
Adm. Assistant

385/3/ 117
Escrituras, 1821, Quaderno 3 Dewees & Sanchez to Hernande, 89 Halifax

Felipe Dewees, Da Maria del Carmen Sanchez, his wife and living

in North River, and Jose Simeon Sanchez of this city, the first of

age and the third, altho a minor, but by virtue of license granted by

the tribunal on 18 October 1820, such licensein the archives xi

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 Sanches 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 Rodriguez de Leon, Escribano Publico in this

Plaza, by deed issued in this archive on the 2 of November, 1791,

at which time this lot belonged to the Royal Patrimony, but by virtue
of Royal/donation 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 [our

father] and of our mother Dona Maria del Carmen Hill was adjudicated to

us the said lot and house as part of our inheritance as will appear

in the act of distribution approved by the tribunal with Auto of 24

May, 1816, part of the Testamentary Proceedings on the death of our

said mother, existing in this archive; and we sell the said house

and lot with its entrances, ,etc., free of all incumbrances, etc. for

the 'amount of $1600 [ 1600 pesos ] 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

Before me,


Juan de Entralgo, Escribano

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