A full account of the financial manipulations of George W. Swepson and Milton S. Littlefield in Florida during the hectic post-Civil War period would entail consideration of scores of events with which a great number of persons were concerned. It is possible, however, to indicate the essential elements involved in their activities through the examination of six major developments that occurred between 1868 and 1871.
Fenlon, Paul E.
"The Notorious Swepson-Littlefield Fraud: Railroad Financing in Florida (1868-1871),"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 32
, Article 3.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol32/iss4/3