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Collection Miscellaneous Manuscripts Box 3
Title Letter.
Catalog Number 2003-10-28-125156-0
Scope & Content The first large letter is folded and written on four sides by Tompkins from Camp Powell New River, East Florida. The letter is to Lt. Col. Gates, presumed to be C.R. Gates, who was titled as the Commander of East Florida during the Second Seminole War. Tomkins discusses the moving of the Fort at that location which later came to be known as Ft. Lauderdale.
City of Ft. Lauderdale was named for Maj. William Lauderdale of the Tennessee Volunteers during the Seminole Wars. Three different forts were constructed on the New River. The first at the fork, and the 2nd at Tapon bend. This letter was written about moving the Fort to the Beach.
Physical characteristics To: Lt. Col. Gates [Colison R. Gates?]; Comander, East Florida.
Creator Tompkins,[Christopher Quarles], Lt. Col.
Object Name Letter
Date August 7, 1839
People Tomkins, [Christopher Quarles] Lt. Col.
Gates, (Colison R.?) Lt. Col.
Subjects Seminole Indian Wars.
Fort Lauderdale - Seminole Indian Wars
Broward County (Fla.)-History.