Historians who write of the first half of the last century in the United States should be and are grateful to Hezekiah Niles. His Niles’ Register with its motto “The Past-The Present-For the Future” has preserved for them much that would otherwise be lost completely, and much else that is all but lost in inaccessible or too voluminous governmental and other records. This is especially true for Florida’s history. So little has been preserved in the State relating to, its past, that our historians must usually go elsewhere for their Florida material.
Society, Florida Historical
"A Digest of Florida Material in Niles’ Register,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 18:
3, Article 10.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol18/iss3/10