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Government Imprint, 20pp., disbound, “LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE CONVENTION OF DELEGATES OF THE PEOPLE OF FLORIDA, TRANSMITTING A copy of a constitution or form of government for the people of Florida, as adopted by said convention....” The textual Florida Constitution is 19 pages and of course provides the details of governance. In small part, “We, the people of the Territory of Florida, by our delegates in convention, assembled at the city of St. Joseph, on Monday, the 3d day of December, A. D. 1838, and of the independence of the United States the sixtythird year, having and claiming the right of admission into the Union, as one of the United States of America, consistent with the principles of the federal constitution, and by virtue of the treaty of amity, settlement, and limits between the United States of America and the King of Spain, ceding the provinces of East and West Florida to the United'States; in order to secure to ourselves and our posterity the enjoyment of all the rights of life, liberty, and property, and the pursuit of happiness, do mutually agree, each with the other, to form ourselves into a free and independent State, by the name of the State of Florida....”
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A Printing of the Florida Constitution

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