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Spanish Citizens of West Florida Resolutions

Abstracted from the Territorial Papers of the US, Volume XXII



On 29 December, 1821, the Spanish Citizens of West Florida met at the house of A. COLLINS in Pensacola. J. de la RUA, Esquire presided. H. MICHELET, Esquire was appointed secretary. A Memorial to the Congress of the United States was read and the following resolutions were adopted at this meeting to be attached to the Memorial

(1) To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States asking that no act may be passed to annex the this territory to Alabama, but that a separate government be established.

(2) After the signatures of the Spanish Citizens are received, that the matter be laid open to citizens of the United States who have recently settled in the territory.

(3) A committee of three be appointed to see that the Honble. Elij. FROMENTIN bears the resolutions to the seat of government.

(4) J. de la RUA, J. NORIEGA, and H. MICHELET, Esquires be appointed to the said committee.

Meeting adjourned and signed by Jn. de la RUA, President, H. MICHELET, Secretario, and Jose NORIEGA.

The following Spanish Citizens signed the Memorial:

Jn de la Rua

Antonio Balderas

Manuel del Barco

Antonio Collin

Pedro de Alba

Thoms. Posse LaRioboo [deRioboo]

Juan Innerarity

Jose Maina

Sebastian Caro

Ciriaco Lopez

Domingo Gomez

Juan Suarez

J. Sorves

Luis Gagmett

Luis Maestre

Joseph E. Caro

Pierre Bertrand

Bartholme Bisquera

Manuel Durante

Bernardo Pargas

Sebastian Barrios

M. Simon

Pierre Paul

Sebastian Aguilera

Jose' Cap de Bo

Millan de la Carrera

Gabriel Hernandez

Juan Reymund

O. Mitchel

Diego Reyes

Joseph Noriega

Franco. Bonal

Jose Sierra

John Keyser

Manuel Gonzales

Lorenzo Bru

H. Michelet

Joh. Bonifay

Silvestre Gomez

Anty. Jn. Guero

Francisco Garriga

Manuel Carrillo

Wm. Saltonstall

Jose' Camacho

Jose Balada

Franco. Gomez

Anto. Ramis

Franco. Bauve

Anto. Ramis

Antonio Perez

Ynigo Garcia

Alfonso de Sala

Ygnacio Florez

Pedro Mendoza

Joseph Roch

Jose Peynado

Antonio Sausa

Anto. Salazar

Mariano Maldonado

Cayetano Garcia


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