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Introduction

Introduction

The Papers of Panton, Leslie & Co. is the most complete ethnographic collection available for the study of the American Indians of the Southeast. Panton, Leslie & Co. was a trading firm established in British East Florida during the American Revolution. When Spain won title to both East and West Florida in 1783, the company was granted a virtual monopoly. More than 8,000 legal, political and diplomatic documents recording the companys operations for over half a century have been selected and organized for this collection.

The Guide to The Papers of Panton, Leslie & Co. is based on indexing provided by the University of West Florida. The guide includes a chronological listing and an alphabetical name listing for all documents. The chronological listing supplies film reel number, date of document, the source of the document, the originator of the document, the name of the person for whom it was intended and a brief abstract.

A History of the Papers of Panton, Leslie and Company Project and its Antecedents

By William S. Coker, Project Director
Professor of History, University of West Florida, Pensacola

The documentary project, the Papers of Panton, Leslie and Company and John Forbes and Company, is now completed. The narrative history of those companies by William S. Coker and Thomas D. Watson, Indian Traders of the Southeastern Spanish Borderlands1783-1847 (Gainesville: University Presses of Florida, 1986) was published in March, 1986. The historical sketch included in this guide to the microform edition of the Papers brings the project to a successful conclusion. Both the narrative history and the microform edition are now available to the general public.

To date I have already written five different studies each detailing in varying degree the historiography and/or bibliography of the documentary project.1 Two of those studies provide information about the sponsorship, collection phases and the contributions of the many persons who assisted the project in one way or another.2 Only recently did I learn that I had inadvertently failed to credit one person, the late Pat Dodson of Pensacola, for his assistance. Pat as a member of the Florida Bicentennial Commission was largely responsible for the matching grant which helped fund publication of the narrative history. I am glad now to have the opportunity of acknowledging his help in that regard. Since the five studies referred to above are available, I see nothing to be gained from repeating what was written in them. Instead I will concentrate herein on a different aspect, a brief history of the several projects which preceded the present one. Those projects provided the substantial nucleus of documents which contributed significantly to the successful conclusion of the present endeavor.

In 1921, John Batterson Stetson, Jr. undertook the earliest documentary project of note for Florida history. He joined forces with Jeannette Thurber Connor and Irene A. Wright, and eventually they collected some 7,000 documents (ca. 130,000 sheets) from the Archivo General de Indias in Seville, Spain, pertaining to Florida history. In 1954, the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History, University of Florida, Gainesville, acquired the Stetson Collection.3 The Stetson Collection has recently been calendared and the calendar is available on microfilm. Some documents from the Stetson Collection are included in the Papers of Panton, Leslie and Company Project, but the documentary history of the Panton, Leslie and Forbes Companies was not the primary objective of the Stetson collection effort.

First among those who undertook the challenge of collecting the papers and who planned to write a comprehensive history of the companies was Elizabeth Howard West. Miss West discussed the project with Professor Frederick Jackson Turner, who believed "it would be an excellent project."4 Beginning her work in the early 1930s, Miss West traveled to Havana and secured a number of pertinent documents there. Subsequently she went to Spain and acquired many more useful documents in the Spanish archives.5 The materials which she collected are now on file in the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History.

Two descendants of John Innerarity, William Pantons nephew and a partner in John Forbes and Company, Marie Taylor Greenslade and Heloise Cruzat, also collected many documents pertaining to the Panton, Leslie and Forbes companies.6 A number of the Greenslade documents were published in the Florida Historical Quarterly over a period of some years. Those two collections, the Greenslade and Cruzat Papers, are not on file in the Florida Historical Society collection at the University of South Florida Library, Tampa.

Another collection of considerable value is the John Forbes Papers in the Mobile Public Library. This collection was purchased from Heartmans, a New Orleans manuscript and book dealer in 1953.7 In 1967, the Archives Department of Auburn University Library, became interested in the Forbes Papers and undertook a project to microfilm and calendar the collection. Ms. Carolyn J. Dixon worked on the project for Auburn and the microfilming and calendaring of the collection was completed. Dr. John Hamilton helped with the translation and Dr. Larry Owsley also assisted in the work. The present director of the archives at Auburn, Dr. Allen Jones, provided me with a copy of their card file from the project.

Three collections in the library at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, the James Innerarity, John Innerarity and Henry Wilson Papers, were also extremely valuable to our project. John Innerarity ran the Pensacola branch of John Forbes and Company and James Innerarity ran the Mobile branch. Colonel Henry Wilson was Johns son-in-law. The LSU Library acquired these collections from several dealers. It purchased the Wilson Papers in 1939, and the James and John Innerarity Papers in 1954.8

The one major in-house collection of documents at the University of West Florida is the Innerarity-Hulse Papers. Dr. Isaac Hulse, a U.S. Navy medical officer stationed at the Pensacola Navy Yard, was John Inneraritys son-in-law. Those papers were deposited in the Special Collections Department of the John C. Pace Library by Mr. Francis Taylor, a descendent of John Innerarity. Interestingly, Mr. Taylor informed me that during World War II while he was at Casablanca in North Africa he met a priest who told him that he had written a history of Panton, Leslie and Company. Indeed, he had met Fr. Paul Edward (Roderick) Wheeler, O.F.M., a distinguished Franciscan scholar and the first editor of The Americas, who had completed his doctoral dissertation on the company at the University of Madrid in 1940.9

With the acquisition of copies of the above collections, we began immediately to calendar each document and to integrate them into a chronological file. In 1973, and periodically for the next several years, I made extended research trips to Spain, France, England, Scotland, Mexico and Canada and worked in the major archives and libraries in those countries securing copies of additional documents which we did not have in the other collections. Likewise, all of the libraries in the United States were visited if there was any hint that they had documents of interest to the project. All books, journal articles, etc. were also screened for documents. If the document had been published, we usually had a copy of the original, but sometimes we did not. Thus occasionally there will be a printed or typed document in the collection without a handwritten original copy. We contacted all the publishers who unanimously granted us permission to use such published materials in the collection. The printed and typed copies are invariably easier to read, although once in a while we discovered discrepancies between the original handwritten document and the printed or typed copy. As most historians are well aware, it is always best to check such documents against the original where possible. When the collection phase was completed, we had acquired tens of thousands of documents, of which 8,357 were included in the microfilm edition. Each document ranged from one to several hundred pages in length. Unfortunately, we cannot provide an accurate page count at this time. We do believe that we have obtained copies of most of the documents pertaining to these companies, but we know that we do not have them all. In fact, as the microfilming of the collection was underway by Research Publications, Inc. (now Primary Source Microfilm, an imprint of the Gale Group) at Woodbridge, Connecticut, in 1986, several newspaper articles were discovered quite by accident that pertained to members of the company. These articles were quickly forwarded to Woodbridge and have been incorporated into the microfilm edition.

There is no definitive bibliography of the Panton, Leslie or Forbes Companies. The most comprehensive bibliography of manuscript and published sources to date is in Indian Traders of the Southeastern Spanish Borderlands, pp. 375-94.

For those interested in such things, we expended in excess of $200,000 during the fourteen years devoted to the project. The funds came from a wide variety of organizations all of which have been given credit for their contributions in the appendix to the narrative history. I must extend my thanks here, however, to The University of West Florida which had faith in my ability to get the job done. And, finally, we can say Amen!

Footnotes

1 (1-2) William S. Coker. Historical Sketches of Panton, Leslie and Company (Pensacola: University of West Florida, 1976). Note: Historical Sketches contains two separate essays. (3) "The Papers of Panton, Leslie and Company," Journal of the University of South Florida Library Associates: Ex Libris 2 (Fall 1978), 13-15; (4) John Forbes Description of the Spanish Floridas, 1804 (Pensacola: The Perdido Bay Press, 1979); (5) "The Papers of Panton, Leslie and Company," in William S. Coker and Thomas D. Watson, Indian Traders of the Southeastern Spanish Borderlands: Panton, Leslie & Company and John Forbes & Company, 1783-1847 (Gainesville: University Presses of Florida, 1986), 371-74.

2 See numbers 3 and 5 above.

3 For a history of the Stetson Collection see Charles W. Arnade, "Florida History in Spanish Archives. Reproductions at the University of Florida," Florida Historical Quarterly, 34 (1955), 36-50; James Alexander Robertson, "The Spanish Manuscripts of the Florida State Historical Society," American Antiquarian Society, n.s., 39 (1929), 16-37; and "The Archival Distribution of Florida Manuscripts," Florida Historical Quarterly, 10 (1931), 35-50.

4 Elizabeth Howard West. "The Panton, Leslie Project," copy in the West Papers, Reel 4.

5 See Ibid., "Work Already Completed;" Julien C. Yonge to Watt Marchman, Pensacola, March 5, 1939, copy in files of the Florida Historical Society, University of South Florida Library, Tampa.

6 See Ibid., for brief discussion of the Greenslade and Cruzat Papers.

7 Conversation with Mr. George Schroeter of the Mobile Public Library, August 18, 1986.

8 Conversation with Mr. Robert S. Martin, Assistant Director of Libraries for Special Collections, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, August 18, 1986.

9 Coker, Historical Sketches, p. 2. Several other dissertations and theses completed at the University of Madrid on the companies are noted in Ibid.

 

AC
Ayer Collection.
"Courtesy of the Edward E. Ayer Collection, The Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois."

ACP
Alexander Cochrane Papers. National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.
MS 2328, 2330, and 2336 PLP Reel 448. "Courtesy of the Trustees of the National Library of Scotland."

AGI
Estado Archivo General de Indias, Sevilla, Spain.
Seccion IX, Estado. PLP Reel 56.

AGI
PC also AGI P. C.
Archivo General de Indias, Sevilla, Spain.
Papeles procedentes de Cuba (also Papeles de Cuba) Documents from this series are scattered among many reels in the PLP: 1-11, 33, 43, 53, 206-07, 215, 233, 454-55, 477-85, 498 and 503. A finding guide to the microfilm in the PLP indicated the legajos contained on each reel. Caution: Many of the legajos are not complete, but contain only a portion of the documents in the entire legajo.

AGI
SD also AGI Sto. D and Sto. Do.
Archivo General de Indias, Audiencia de Santo Domingo Sevilla, Spain.
See PLP reels 2, 4, 7, 10, 12-15, 33, 43, 233, 454-55, 503.
See notes on card AGI PC which also pertain to these reels.

AGN
Archivo General de la Nacion, Mexico, Distrito Federal.
See PLP reels 107-109.

AGS
Estado
Archivo General de Simancas, Simancas, Spain. Seccion Estado.
See PL: Reels 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 250.

AGS
Guerra
Archivo General de Simancas, Simancas, Spain. Guerra-Guerra Moderna.
See PLP Reels 49-52.

AHA
American Historical Association.

AHI
American History Illustrated.

AHN
C. Indias
Archivo Historico Nacional, Madrid, Spain. Consejo de Indias.
See PLP Reel 57.

AHN
Estado
Archivo Historico Nacional, Madrid, Spain.
Seccion Estado.
See PLP Reels 10, 21,2 4, 61-62, 87, 110-42, 451.

AHN
/I/
Archivo Historico Nacional, Madrid, Spain. Consejo de Indias.
See PLP Reel 57.

AHN
Indias.
Archivo Historico Nacional, Madrid, Spain. Consejo de Indias. Same as AHN/I/
See PLP Reel 57.

AHQ
Alabama Historical Quarterly.

AHR
American Historical Review.

AI
Archivo General de Indias, Sevilla, Spain.
Acronym used before the more common AGI came into use. There is a conversion table for the numbering system in which AI was used to the new numbering system of AGI. The complete conversion table can be secured from the office of the director of the AGI in Sevilla.

ANC
Archivo Nacional de Cuba, Havana, Cuba.
See PLP Reels 4, 10, 31, 33, 102-03.

ANC
F Archivo Nacional de Cuba, Havana, Cuba. Florida
See POP Reels 4, 10, 31, 33, 102-03.

Anglo-American Law Hamilton
Hamilton, William B. Anglo-American Law on the Frontier: Thomas Rodney and His Territorial Cases. (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 19653).

AO
Audit Office Records, Public Record Office, London, England.
See PLP Reel 197.

AR
Alabama Review.

ASM
Archives of the State of Maryland. Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland.

ASP
FR
American State Papers, Foreign Relations.

ASP
IA
American State Papers, Indian Affairs

ASP
M
American State Papers, Miscellaneous.

ASP
M
American State Papers. Military Affairs.

ASP
PL
American State Papers, Public Lands.

B
B-Bundle or legajo.

BA
2A No. 40
General Mss (1809) Roll
40 Bexar Archives, University of Texas, Austin, Texas.
See PLP Reel 436.

BH
Benjamin Hawkins.
See CGHS-BH.

BL
Also LPBL
Bancroft Library and Louisiana Papers, Bancroft, Library.
Full citation: [Documentos relativos a la Luisiana, 1767-1816] of which the papers of Esteban Rodriguez Miro are a part. Call Number M-M 508: Miro documents are in Box 2. "By permission of the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley."
PLP Reels no. 459 and 460.

BML
British Museum Library, London, England.
See POP Reels 25-29, 82-83, 86, 251 and 446.

BSC
NYHS
Buckingham Smith Collection, New York Historical Society, New York, City, New York.
See POP Reel 445.

BSL
Bureau of State Lands. Tallahassee, Florida.

BSP
NYHS
Buckingham Smith Papers, New York Historical Society, New York City, New York.

BT
Board of Trade, Public Record Office, London, England.

CA
Canadian Archives Microfilm No. B2963 Art. No. 75.

CED
y Orn.
Cedulas y Ordenes.

CC
Cherokee Collection, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee.

CGHW
BH
Some documents may be filed in error under CGSH-BH. See also GHS-BH.
Georgia Historical Society.
Letters of Benjamin Hawkins 1796-1806. Collections of the Georgia Historical Society, vol. 9. Savannah: Georgia Historical Society, 1916.

CIL
"Creek Indian Letters, Talks, and Treaties. 1705-1839." In four parts. Index in Part I. Compiled, copied, and Bound with authority of John B. Wilson, Secretary of State. Under Direction of Mrs. J.E. Hays, State Historian, 1939.
Original Manuscripts in Department of Archives and History of Georgia, Atlanta.
W.P.A. Project P.O. 665-34-3-224.

CIX
See CIL.

CL
J.F.M. Claiborne Letterbooks, Vol. E, Z239. 2 Parts. Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, Miss.
See PLP Reels 79 and 80.

CLFC
Lewis Family Papers. Bound Letterbook of Addin Lewis, Yale University Library, New Haven, Connecticut.
See PLP Reel 439.

CM
See MC.

CM
John Walton Caughey, McGillivray of the Creeks (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1934, reprint ed. Gretna, Louisiana: Pelican Publishing Co., 1972.
Proper credit line: From McGillivray of the Creeks, by John Walton Caughey. Copyright 1938 by the University of Oklahoma Press.

CMPP
James D. Richardson (Compiler), A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents. (New York: Bureau of National Literature, Inc., 1897- ). 20 vols.

C/O
Colonial Office.

CO 5/
Colonial Office, Public Record Office, London, England.

CP
Heloise H. Cruzat Papers, 1788-1859, Florida Historical Society, The Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
See PLP Reels 488-90 which contain Boxes 1, 2, and 3 of the Cruzat Papers.

CTP
Clarence Edwin Carter (ed.) The Territorial Papers of the United States. 26 vols. (Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1934-62).

CUST
8/4 PROL
Customs records in Public Record Office, London, Eng.

DCSJC
District Court [Circuit Court] 4th Judicial Circuit, St. Johns County, St. Augustine, Florida.
See PLP Reels 243-46.

DH
FL&LA
Manuel Serrano y Sanz, Documentos Historicos de la Florida y la Luisiana, siglos xvi al xviii (Madrid: V. Suarez, 1912).

Diocese of Mobile Baptismal certificates Book 2. Mobile, Alabama.

Diocese Records-Notre Dame Records of Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas, University of Notre Dame Archives, Notre Dame, Indiana.

DLC
Alexander Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

DLP
De Lassus Papers, Manuscripts Division, Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, Missouri.

DS
Thomas Dow et al. v. Venancio Sanchez, Administrator of the Estate of John Forbes. Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit, St. Johns County, State of Florida, File no. 0575, Florida Supreme Court, Tallahassee.
PL Reels 92, 223, 237, and 243-46.
See also V. Sanchez, Administrator, Appellant v. Thomas Dow et al., Appellees, 23 Fla. 445-54.

DSGL
WPA, "Despatches of the Spanish Governors of Louisiana 1766-1798."
BC-Message of El Baron de Carondelet, 1792-98. 11 Books.
M-Messages of Esteban Miro, 1781-91. 3 Books (3-5).

DSGQ
Deep South Genealogical Quarterly.

DSPL
See DSGL

ECCH
Escambia County Court House, Pensacola, Florida.
See PLP Reels 474-75.

EF
Also EFP and E.F.P.
East Florida Papers, Manuscripts Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
B is for bundle or legajo.
See PLP Reels 261-4535.

EPG
Also E.P.G.R.
National Archives--Atlanta Branch 1557 St. Joseph Ave., East Point, Georgia.

ETHSP
Also ETHS, ETHS Publ. & Pubs.
East Tennessee Historical Society Papers.

Favrot Papers.
Howard Tilton Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

FHQ
Florida Historical Quarterly.

FHS
Florida Historical Society.
The Library, University of South Florida.

FP
Also FP, MPL
John Forbes Papers, Mobile.
Public Library, Mobile, Alabama.
See PLP Reels 38-40 and 491-93.

FSL
Florida State Library, Tallahassee, Florida.

FSSC
Florida State Supreme Court, Tallahassee, Florida.
See Reels 100, 102, 223, and 237.

GAH
Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, Georgia.

GBC
Georgia Baille, Jr. Collection
Georgia Historical Society.

GBHMC
Great Britain, Historical Manuscripts Commission, Report on American Manuscripts in the Royal Institution of Great Britain 4 vols. Reprint edition. (Boston: Gregg Press, 1972).

GHQ
Georgia Historical Quarterly.

GHS
Georgia Historical Society.

GHS
BH
See CGHS-BH.

GJE
Also SCL.
Gairdner, James and Edwin Company, Charleston Ledger, 1796-1799.
Library, University of South Carolina Columbia, S.C.
See PLP Reel 46.

GP
Marie Taylor Greenslade Papers, Florida Historical Society, The Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
PLP Reels 487-88 contain Boxes 1, 2, 3, & 4 of the Greenslade Papers.

GPO
U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.

GRO
General Registry Office, Edinburgh, Scotland.

GSGD
Georgia Surveyor General Department, Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, Georgia.

HWP
LSU
Henry Wilson Papers, Special Collections Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
PLP Reel 99

IAL
John Innerarity v. Apalachicola Land Co., Case No. 2459, National Archives, Atlanta Branch, East Point Georgia.
PLP Reel 75.

IAP
HTL
Indian Affairs Papers, Howard-Tilton Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

IBM
Bernard Mayo, Instructions to the British Minister to the United States, 1791-1812. (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1941).

IHP
Innerarity-Hulse Papers, Special Collections Dept., John C. Pace Library, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida.

JI
D.W. Johnson et al. v. James Innerarity, et al. Case No. 1156, Louisiana State Supreme Court, New Orleans, LA.
PLP Reel 234 & 235.

JIP
LSU
James Innerarity Papers, Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University , Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
PLP Reel 99.

JIP
LSU
James Innerarity Papers, Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University , Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

JIG
Johnson & Edwards v. John & James Innerarity & Alexander Gordon, Case. No. 6701, 1st Judicial District Court, New Orleans, La. Copied from files in New Orleans Public Library.
PLP Reel 465.

JP
Andrew Jackson Papers, The Hermitage, Tennessee.
Some documents listed as being from JP may actually have originated in other collections but because most of those papers came to PLP from JP they were virtually all identified as from JP.

JSH
Journal of Southern History.

JW
Joseph M. White, A New Collection of Laws, Charters and Local Ordinances of the Governments of Great Britain, France, and Spain. 2 vols. (Philadelphia T. & J.W. Johnson, Law Booksellers, 1839).

JWP
James Wilkinson Papers, Vols. III & IV. Archives & Manuscripts, Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, Illinois.

Kappler
Charles J. Kappler (Comp. & Ed.) Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties. 7 vols. (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1904- ).

KRMC
Keith Morton Read, Collector, Georgia Manuscripts. University of Georgia Library, Athens, Georgia.

KSMV
Also Kinnaird, SIMV & Spain in the Miss. Valley.
Lawrence Kinnaird. Spain in the Mississippi Valley, 1765-1794. Translations of Materials from the Spanish Archives in the Bancroft Library. Annual Report of the American Historical Association for the Year 1945, parts 1-3. 3 vols. (Washington Government Printing Office, 1946-49).

LAEBRP-LA
[Louisiana] East Baton Rouge Parish Spanish West Florida Records, 1782-1810.
PLP Reels 198-205.
See also Index to the Archives of Spanish West Florida, 1782-1810 with an introduction by Stanley Clisby Arthur. (New Orleans: Polyanthos, 1975).

LaSSC
Louisiana State Supreme Court.

LC
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

LCCH
Leon County Court House, Tallahassee, Flor.

LDS
Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index, Mormon Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

LEF
Wilbur Henry Siebert, Loyalists in East Florida, 1774-1785. 2 vols. (Deland: Florida State Historical Society, 1929).

LEFP
Joseph B. Lockey, East Florida, 1783-1785: A File of Documents Assembled and Many of Them Translated. Edited by John Walton Caughey. (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1949).

leg
legajo. A bundle of papers and/or documents variously classified and numbered. Especially peculiar to documents and collections in the Spanish Archives.

Let
MQ Also MQ
Walter Charlton Hartridge (ed.), The Letters of Don Juan McQueen to his family, written from Spanish East Florida, 1791-1807. (Columbia, S.C.: Published for the Georgia Society of the Colonial Dames of America by Bostick & Thornley, 1943.

LH
Louisiana History.

LHQ
Louisiana Historical Quarterly.

LSSW
Letters sent by the Secretary of War. These letters may be from: Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (NARG 75), Records of the Adjutant Generals Office (NARG 94), Records of the Office of the Secretary of War (NARG 107).

L.S.M.
Also LSM LHC
Louisiana State Museum, Louisiana Historical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.

LS
Louisiana Studies.

LPBL
Also BL
Louisiana Papers, Bancroft Library.
Correct citation: [Documentos relativos a la Luisiana. 1767-1816] of which the papers of Esteban Rodriguez Miro are a part. Call No. M-M508; the Miro documents are in Box 2. "By permission of the Bancroft Library." University of California, Berkeley, California.
PLP Reels 438, 459-50.

LSU
Louisiana State University. Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

MAE
AD
Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres, Archives Diplomatiques Paris, France.
PLP Reel 236.

MC
(Occasionally the letters were transposed CM, but this citation is incorrect for the so-called Mitchel Case. There should be no problem in properly identifying the correct MC vs. the incorrect CM. See the proper identification of CM--Caughey, McGillivray).
Collin Mitchell et al. v. the United States, 9 Peters 711; 11 Curtis 539.
At least 3 manuscript copies and one printed copy of this case are contained in the PLP.
See Reels 75, 105, 449, and 510.
See also Coker & Watson, Indian Traders. 381-82.

MCFCC
Richard K. Murdoch, "Correspondence of French Consuls in Charleston, South Carolina, 1793-1797." South Carolina Historical Magazine, 74 (1973): 1-17, 73-79.

McKee, John Diary.
See SHC

MDAH
Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson Mississippi.

MHS
Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, Maryland.

Mobile City Records.
Copied from the city records deposited in the archives located in Brookley Field, Mobile, Alabama.

MPA-SD
Mississippi Provincal Archives, Spanish Dominion, 1759-1820. Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, Mississippi.

MQ
See Let. MQ.

MTA
Dunbar Rowland (Comp. & Ed.) The Mississippi Territorial Archives, 1798-1803: Executive Journals of Governor Winthrop Sargent and Governor William Charles Cole Claiborne. 1 Vol. (Nashville, Tenn.: Press of Brandon Printing Company, 1905).

MVHR
Mississippi Valley Historical Review.

NARG
[followed by a number]
National Archives Record Group, National Archives, Washington, D.C.

NCHR
North Carolina Historical Review.

NLS
National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.

NO CDC
New Orleans Circuit and District Court Cases.
PLP Reels 104 and 465.

NOPL
New Orleans Public Library, New Orleans, Louisiana.

NYHS
New York Historical Society, New York, N.Y.

PAE
Papers of Andrew Ellicott, Manuscripts Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Papers of Andrew Jackson.
Copies of these papers were obtained from the Andrew Jackson Papers, The Hermitage, Tennessee. Please note that some of these documents are copies of the original documents from other collections.
See also JP

Parish, "Southern Loyalist."
Lydia Austin Parrish. "Records of Some Southern Loyalists: Being a collection of manuscripts about some 80 families, most of whom emigrated to the Bahamas during and after the American Revolution," Manuscript, Harvard University Library, Cambridge, 1940 (1953).
PLP Reel No. 74.

PBP
MS 3264.
The Peter Brown Papers; letters of Rev. William Leslie; National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.
PLP Reels 447 and 456.

PC
Privy Council Papers, Public Record Office, London, England.

PHL
The Papers of Henry Laurens, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.

PHS
Pensacola Historical Society, Pensacola, Florida.

PKY
The P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History, The Library University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

PRO
Public Record Office.

PROL
Public Record Office, London, England.

PRON
Public Record Office, Nassau, New Providence Island, The Bahama Islands.

RKCC
Richard Keith Call Collection, Florida State Dept. of Archives and History, Tallahassee, Florida.

Rev. Records State of Ga.

Revolutionary Records of State of Georgia.

Rowland, Miss. Terr.
Archives.
See MTA.

SB
Case of Venancio Sanchez vs. Sarah Bright. Circuit Court of St. Johns Court Papers Roll 61 - Box B7.
PLP Reel 243.

SC
Also S.C.
Stetson Collection, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History, The Library, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

SCA
See SCAH.

SCAH
South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Columbia, S.C.

SCHGM
South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine.

SCHM
South Carolina Historical Magazine.

SCHS
South Carolina Historical Society. Charleston, S.C.

SCL
Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.

SCP
Spanish Consulate Papers, Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

SGWF-BR
See LAEBRP-LA.

SHC
Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C.

SpWF
Rep.
See LAEBRP-LA.

TAA
Trials of Arbuthnot and Ambrister.
See The Trials of Arbuthnot and R.C. Ambrister, charged with Exciting the Seminole Indians to War against the United States of America, from the Official Documents which were laid by the President before Congress. (London: James Ridgway, 1819).

T
77/1 (2/54)
Treasury Department Records, Public Record Office, London, England.

TGC
The Collection of Thomas Gilcrease, Institute of American History and Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

THSA
Tallahassee Historical Society Annual.

TSP
(TS 11) Treasury Solicitors papers, Public Record Office, London, England.

UWF
University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida.

UWF
SC University of West Florida Special Collections Department. The John C. Pace Library. University of West Florida. Pensacola, Florida.

WD
Also W.D.
Arthur Preston Whitaker (Translated and Edited by), Documents Relating to the Commercial Policy of Spain in the Floridas with Incidental References to Louisiana. (Deland: The Florida/Historical State Society, 1931).

WDAB
(SHC)
William Dunbar Account Book, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill.

West Papers
See WP

Wh.
P.
The Papers of Professor David Hart White, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama.
PLP Reels 1, 4, 11, 33, 476-85.

WHS
Wisconsin Historical Society. Madison, Wisconsin.

Wilson (Henry) Papers.
See WIP

WIP
Henry Wilson Papers.
See HWP, LSU.

WO
Records of the War Office. Public Record Office, London, England.

WP
Elizabeth Howard West Papers, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History, The Library, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

WPA
(3/18)
Works Progress Administration. Florida State Library, Tallahassee, Florida.

WPA
Works progress Administration.

WTHSP
Western Tennessee Historical Society Papers.