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Today in Keys History: March 23

Saturday, March 23 1831: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Drew up two deeds from William Bunce to F.A. Browne for two houses. The Judge gave 60 per cent to the salvoes of the cargo of the Ship Amulet as the case was one of great danger and the labor great the salvoes numerous and[…]

Today in Keys History: March 22

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: The Schooner Henry, of Saco, which struck on the inside of Sombrero Shoal, was brought down by the Sloop Brilliant. She had a portion of the materials for building two lighthouses near Mobile and of the mechanics on board. After tea read Tacitus. 1898: Lt. Commander[…]

Today in Keys History: March 21

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Rose at reveille and read Spanish. The sun crosses the line in bad weather; it blows pretty fresh from north northeast and is dark and chilly. One of the discharged soldiers who was waiting for an opportunity of leaving the Key died last night of bronchitis[…]

Today in Keys History: March 20

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Rose before sunrise and read Spanish, took a dose of salts. After dinner read Maddock and a portion of the Old Testament. At 6 p.m. Oliver O’Hara sailed for Havana for the purpose of obtaining the money to pay salvage on the cargo of the Brig[…]

Today in Keys History: March 19

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Rose before the sun read Spanish, after breakfast read Maddock. The sale of the good of the Ship Amulet was finished today most of the articles sold for a profit, indeed, scarcely anything is ever sacrificed at a wreck sale. After tea Edward Chandler invited some[…]

Today in Keys History: March 18

1831: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose about sunrise read Spanish. After breakfast attended for some time the sale of the goods of the Ship Amulet sold under orders of the court. After dinner Major James Glassell came for me to take a walk. Read Smith, after tea read Tacitus. 1909: A man died[…]

Today in Keys History: March 17

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: This being St. Patrick’s day the drum and fife paraded the town just after day. After tea played whist at F.A. Brown’s till near nine and then read Tacitus for about an hour. 1858: Sombrero Key Lighthouse was first lighted. 1916: The Key West Rotary Club[…]

Today in Keys History: March 16

1831: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose with the sun, read Hall, after dinner read Smith and after tea played backgammon with the Judge until after eight and then read Tacitus till 10. 1927: Dr. J.Y. Porter died at his home. He was born in Key West on Oct. 21, 1847, and received his[…]

Today in Keys History: March 15

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Rose at sunrise, read Hall’s Admiralty. After breakfast at the Court House till dinner, the case of the Brig Marcelly was tried at 2 p.m. and the court adjourned till Thursday. The Schooner Delta arrived from St. Marks, wrote to Father. After dinner read Smith, after[…]

Today in Keys History: March 14

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Rose with the sun and prepared for the trial of the case of the Halcyon or rather as to the validity of the award. After breakfast, attending to the case. At 1, the court adjourned ’til 10 o’clock tomorrow. After dinner, read Smith; after tea, Tacitus.[…]