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Collection Richard Francis Jr. Collection
Title Letter dated 11-01-1837.
Catalog Number 2003-10-21-131301-0
Scope & Content 2 sheets with writing on 3 sides.The letter is from Francis Richard II , at Stawberry Mills addressed to John L. Sammis who was the son-in-law to Zephaniah Kingsley. Richards writes to Sammis on Nov. 1, 1837 with very detailed instructions about how to run his saw mill while he is away.
Letter goes into great detail about charges for ginning cotton. He also mentions his brick yard. He leaves Robert Bigelow to act for him in his absence as does Anthony Alvarez. Mr L.L. Bennett appointed as his attorney. He seems to be asking Sammis to buy 2 girls for $1200.00 from Judge Randall. He also asks that his people, both men and women not be allowed to go to Jacksonville since they will only learn vices.
Physical characteristics To: John L. Sammis; Strawberry Mill (Fla.)
Creator Richard, Francis Jr.
Object Name Letter
Date 11-01-1837
People Sammis, John L.
Kingsley, Zephanian
Bigelow, Robert
Alvarez, Anthony
Hagen, John
Richard, Francis, Jr.
Cataloged by Debra Wynne
Subjects Timber industry - Florida - 1830's.
Plantations - Duval County (Fla.) - 1830's.