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Law In East Florida 1783-1821, M C. Mirow Jun 2017

Law In East Florida 1783-1821, M C. Mirow

M. C. Mirow

Using primary sources from the East Florida Papers, this article explores colonial legality in St. Augustine and the Province of East Florida during the second Spanish period from 1783 to 1821. In addition to discussing the promulgation of the Constitution of Cádiz and its effects, the article reaches into legal records dealing with civil and testamentary cases to explore and to describe aspects of private law in this North American Spanish colony. Economic and social relations are revealed in the sources that are rich in legal information concerning slavery, family, religion, trade, and landholding. The article concludes that the sources ...


The History Of The Florida Supreme Court, Volume 0, M. C. Mirow Dec 2016

The History Of The Florida Supreme Court, Volume 0, M. C. Mirow

M. C. Mirow

This article describes the challenges to writing the history of Florida's colonial courts in the Spanish and British periods from 1513 to 1821. These courts are an important yet understudied aspect of Florida legal history.