Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 10 – Lot 1
Title: St. Augustine Record. July 4, 1937
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Title: St. Augustine Record. July 4, 1937
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 10 – Lot 1
Physical Description: Research notes
Language: English
Publication Date: 1937
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: VID00082
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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5. AtuM-Atin 4ecoAd4L tly 4p 1 /937.

fa44y Banking i .ndicLated 1By Z.??eazcA. Stony of Panton, Le4die, FAobe4
SAou WMeatl of flateia.

Aid vwey bitief account of iMe influential houCe of Ponaon, LedLe,
FOnbed ha& been pZepaMred at request of a Loca bankert.
banton, Ledie, FoAbej f4gu4ed in fetL BUL .kA occupation and mwa de
AiAd, Licued t7adina hAoude in Se Floridad unden4 MAe second SpanZi.4 tPime.
Hi4t'oiand dmeiyna'e 'Amn a04 fPcai adent of Spain. Jn fe 4reepdeatedy
dw"ing 'at period Ae King of Spain aud in debt to hAiL Aouse hwistred of
itWuamdds of doLLa/u, MAid condition diLL exsitinWg uAen Spain linaUy
4eLinquiLhed Flotida.
7Ai4 f=in h&a been /efe&Ned Io za ke ftdu banking hwue in FLoeida.
Zis building iey, occupied on (a/tadoUe Sttaei Aoa been de-cA4ibed as he 4A.l
bank aLso cu Ae Jng"Ai. bank. 7Ahe can/Led on twnsacfiaun of exchange
and cnedU fort individaLs ad4 weLL ad fo4t e govenmnene. No iuch inid ution
a4 a madevn bank xuA in existence at iha!t ime.
Wtile mauc aweniDion had been given -o ex'tendive opeaIiion4 of he fiAmn
in ode dectiwun of Ae Ftro4idad none /Aa been given to Ae valuable Aounce
mtae&inLat Laeiny Ito e St'. Aupadine branch SuLichA ad Located by Pi.4 dauly
Befonr e /ae tiacan evolution tMaee young col44 meeting in Ae
(afwtinas had dtaited Indian ZIrade. Amen Mhe rebetL gained p Cel Je thnee
Sco'clnen found he Cawnalida uwnafe, came to SI. Aupupuine, made ManaelveA
usefju to Ike &wiA 4 povewmene A/wu$pA present and duccefult &iade uiwL
AIe Sndiand.
The fLam confided of Ci'iatie. Pan6on, ohAn Ledie and T7hnaa Fowted.
LadLe t tad Ae one Sw6 oenwained in S4. Augutine, zepResenen" Me fan. Man
Mke Spania back a wid buack a ide bin"e had been buitl up wi.A, I ee0ned4
amw4a' unwlimiled Re4oUwced.
The SpaniA goveinnuen had made no pnovidian foR parents fo/i tMe
?ndiana Ao0 at once began canmin to Si. lAuqudine wena de SpaniA came back.
oPwino/t Zeapeded ltuwned to ura^n, Le4lte, Todbe o iuppaided Ahe money and
pweientd neeeiany Ito keep /Ae Jndiarn finiendL y ieo e Span4i a' a time twen
Ate etdonie,4 Io Me no&iA wee dejwimu of unning hMe indianr again4d' Ie


Spanidh edaiienrd. Zeapedu needed hdeiA continued aid and a zoqzL decree
iSeued by ke king auMhor.Zed ke finm to continue Lu budines wuiAhout asking
an oath of aLL-U iance dimpLy 4Mnifyin AheiL obedience. The wete alio
exempted fran ce4ntain import ;taxew and had ohe4a p/tvildege. AUV memben/ of
Ahe f.iAn AniiLe, all enpLoyed and MeZ.a fcaaieie need rnot me*wt4 alUelaiance
to Spain.
tohn Ledi4e occupied fe Lange coquina Aoude belonging to Me King
LootUed at ke now/tthuwd co/anet of Bay and 7iTeauUy AlLe. A hae uw4 Ae
king 'i 4ecogni&ed financial agent, Aid piobab4l gave duse to Ae hAoue being
alluded to ad MAe t.eajuAue 'i. LeliLe kept up a Lauge eklabtidAmenft wic.
developed into a venidabLe Ahive of daima. 7The fim doon owned a laze pwpedty
extending, thouAlinto C(An&otie StAeerd se/e Me houue dwood in whicA much of
Ate lAm bu'ine& s uun conducted So lawe ad fAte total of tA St. Aquauine
bnanh opeatijud tMat in /796 Panton in AiU will e-wimted Mty hanwe of Me
pwoi.A wuhA Me pwopedy Meheto belon.Lng cannot amount to Lead than -5Y
pLoundw 4deC/Linq n. In iaLton'' wid Ahe 4aated AhAa fneqyuenaty Leceived
tmanlk of Ae SpaniLsh ovenument.
It idL poaitbLe to bning only a fewif e many angles of AAe anton,
LetLie, F4bed jton4iy into Ai"& account. wpeciatL y connected wUm St. Auudigne
umu he admission into he fL-m of Joahn Fonibe, bohea of 7homas Fonbed, one
of te on/i final Aee. 'n dVe begininn 7ohn Fonbed wma only a jWuior. fLmn
menbe- in Me iobiLe branch howude. Yet d4aen he o"ziinaiL tkee a/ie dead and
sohn Fonbe4 id one of the executon named in Mhe wiuLL of alL th big tAlee,
an act of hida Led to a law duiZ in /878 Ihait -etuLted ina jaudg ent beitn
Aendened aqaindt Venancio Sanrcew of St. Apuatine ad execwto' of Me wilt of
fAn Fotbej de bonUi ni. fo/4 $2, 202, 04. The aged execudto wand di.eteed o
twin all asets of John Fro,,be int fo /m to be diu-ibuted to te lon9 LiL.S
of impatient AeLir claimantd 3i wan a biag Aock to 4he execulto but latezn
a04 L uma claimed Ae had given in and agreed to Me judgment; fotuna tely
foA. SancheA Mhe iane jud4e wo signed Me Iwo million doLlai ondei duupended
l.U ianpdiate operation.
TheAe Ae.cdy fact give only a faint indiLcaion of tLe irtenaed4n
po4dibiliti.ea wen te St. Auguatine portion of Ate Fanton, Lealie, Fodbed
hidA4/oy may be unawLed.

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