Territorial Treasury Notes 1829-1831
FIRST ISSUE 1829
On November 22, 1828, Governor Duval signed “an act to authorize the issuing of treasury warrants”. These notes were to be received for payment of debts to the territory and could be used to purchase public lands. First issue notes are known in 50 cent, dollar,2 dollar, 3 dollar, and 5 dollar denominations and all are very rare.
SECOND ISSUE 1830-1831
Engraved notes hand signed by Davis Floyd, Treasurer. Issued in $1; $2; $3; and $5 denominations beautiful notes imprinted by N.& S.S. Jocelyn, New Haven.
$50 Note issued on April 1, 1841 Possibly Unique
Commissioner of the United States March 10, 1821 to November 12, 1821
On March 10, 1821, U.S. President James Monroe appointed General Andrew Jackson Commissioner of the United States to take possession of Florida and gave him the full powers of governor. Jackson accepted the office only on the condition that he could resign as soon as the territorial government was organized.On July 17, 1821, Spain transferred Florida to the United States, and Jackson sent his resignation to the president in November. In all, Andrew Jackson visited Florida only three times: in 1814 during the War of 1812, in 1818 during the First Seminole War, and in 1821 to organize the first territorial government.Andrew Jackson was born in South Carolina on March 15, 1767. He became a national hero after defeating the British at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. He was elected president of the United States in 1828; reelected in 1832; and served until March 3, 1837. After his last term in office, Jackson retired to his plantation, “The Hermitage,” in Tennessee, where he died on June 8, 1845.
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Notes & Currency
- 18__ Fernandina $3 Obsolete Note
- 1882 $50 Jacksonville Note Charter #3869
- 1902 $10 Punta Gorda Note Charter #10512
- 1882 $5 Palatka Note Charter #3223
- 1902 $5 Key West Note Charter #7942