Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 37 Lot 7, St. Peter's Church
Title: Translation Section #4 Spanish City Council Minutes
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Title: Translation Section #4 Spanish City Council Minutes p. 168-9 Oct. 9, 1820
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 37 Lot 7, St. Peter's Church
Physical Description: Research notes
Language: English
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Box: 7
Divider: Block 37
Folder: Block 37 Lot 7, St. Peter's Church
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
St. Peter's Church Site (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine
Coordinates: 29.890144 x -81.312581
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094866
Volume ID: VID00005
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Translation Section #4
nish Ct Council Mintes
p. 1 ot, 9 1520
School Account

In this meeting the Senor Aloalde Constitutional stated

that since the establishment of the School of first letters
and Arithmetic in this Plaza there was designated by Account
of the National Treasury an edifice capable for the admis-
sion of the youth, with respect to that the said establish-

mont was founded by Royal order of His Majesty and the
Master always paid from the funds of the Public Treasury
until a short time ago when the increase of his salary

was payed from the personal and license tax funds of the

City. That the House which first served as a school being
sold another was bought adjoining the Parish Church and
dedicated to the same object, the which, rebuilt, has been
occupied by the said School until there arrived a little
detachment of the Vassals of Malaga at this said Plaza

which has been lodged in the mentioned edifice of public
instruction, transferring the young boys to a floor of the
old Government house where the waters have entered by all
conduits, for this reason in the many days of rains de-
priving the youth from attendance at receiving an education.

That in consequence of that explained, and it being un-
doubtable that the cited edifice is properly destined for
a school, for which the establishment is protected by the

Nation during the misery of this Country, without &p0 24/

fundsnor taxes to pay the cost of it, the Gentleman pro-
posing hopes that this corporation, to whom is charged the
care of the Schools of first letters and the other educa.
tional establishments, interest itself with the Senor Gov-
ernor President who is Sub-delegate of the Public Treasury,
to the end that the referred to edifice be dis-oocupied by
the troops and it be devoted to the youth by the indisputable
right of belonging to them, His Lordship, in the meeting,

answered that the situation of the Province is lamentable,
and the exhaustion n which the chests are found, as he has
said in other places, he has moved to lay hands on the school



edifice in the circumstance of not having Quarters nor

place where he could lodge the Troop of Malaga. That when

this enterprise was resolved on it was counselled that the

youth would not have to remain at night in the school and

for the day only the floor in the old Government house was

considered sufficient, and in the extremity of it being in-

dispensible to lodge the troops, for the which and in actuality

not having any place else to accommodate them it was impos-
sible for him to accede to the request of the Senor Alcalde,

as would have been very pleasing, and as is due, but there

come together so many inconveniences, The Gentlemen gathered,

in virtue of that explained by the Senor President, and

attending to the privileged nature of the objection proposed

by the Senor Alcalde, whose solicitude is obvious and worthy

of the most delicate consideration, agreed that for removing

the obstacles, which if they wait will never be given a

solution Lp, 2.2/ they seeing plainly the well concerted

desires to which the laws aspire, they would give an account

to the Excellent Provincial Deputation by channel of the

Senor Governor President Political Chief, with a copy of

this act which the present Secretary will certify, for the

corresponding: remedy.

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