Conformably to the law, the first Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida was to meet at Pensacola on Monday, June 10, 1822. On that day several members met, but owing to lack of a quorum occasioned by the non-arrival of the East Florida members they adjourned until the 17th. On the 17th, the East Florida members had not arrived and there was another adjournment. It was not until July 22 that the Council organized with a quorum attained through the arrival of some of the members from East Florida. These bare facts are all that official records show; for the circumstances of the delay we must resort to other sources.
Davis, T. Frederick
"Pioneer Florida: The First Session of the Legislative Council of Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 24
, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol24/iss3/6