The QUARTERLY is grateful to Mrs. L. H. Hill of Lawtey, Florida, for permission to publish this diary which has been preserved for so many years in her family, and to Mr. A. Z. Adkins, Jr. of Gainesville for bringing it to the attention of the QUARTERLY and securing that permission. Our readers, also, will thank them ; for here we have a firsthand account of why and how so many thousands of families moved to Florida in the early days.
Hill, Erastus G.
"A Florida Settler of 1877: The Diary of Erastus G. Hill,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 28:
4, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol28/iss4/6