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
Meeting adjourned and signed by Jn. de la RUA, President, H. MICHELET, Secretario, and Jose
The following Spanish Citizens signed the Memorial: