The organic act establishing the Territory of Florida was passed by Congress on March 30, 1822. Another act of Congress admitted Florida into the union of states on March 23, 1845. 2 Provision was made for either the appointment or the election, by October 1845, of all officers under the state government who succeeded to functions of officers under the territorial government. 3 The territorial period, therefore, may be said to have ended with the elections in October 1845.
Farris, Charles D.
"The Courts of Territorial Florida,"
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