As a soldier in Florida, Andrew Jackson asserted powers that stirred international protest. As a civil governor in Florida, Jackson worried about his use of lawful authority. Until Congress would establish a government for the territories of East and West Florida, Jackson took over the interim administration under a commission as governor of the Floridas, exercising “all the powers and authorities heretofore exercised by the Governor and Captain General and Intendant of Cuba, and by the Governors of East and West Florida within the said provinces respectively.“
"Beginnings of Popular Government in Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 57
, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol57/iss1/4