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Today in Keys History: May 19

1831: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Took the disposition of Richard Fitzpatrick and copying the record of the case of William K. Hoxie et al vs. Brig Exertion. During the night the Schooner Pizzarro, Captain William Hoxie, came in with a load of merchandise the cargo of the Brig William Tell, of New York,[…]

Today in Keys History: May 18

1831: William Hackley recorded in his diary: At 9 A.M. the court met, the minutes of the term were read by the clerk and signed. The case of the Schooner William Ross was laid over to await the arrival of William Wall. The case of William R. Hoxie et al vs. Brig Exertion was tried[…]

Today in Keys History: May 17

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: I felt unwell the whole day and found my complaint very troublesome. Dined and supped with F.A. Browne. 1861: Mayor John P. Baldwin was removed from office when officials elected under Florida law were removed because of secession. 1913: Domingo Rosillo, flying from Trumbo Point, made[…]

Today in Keys History: MAy 16

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Court met pursuant to adjournment. Obtained a decree by default in the case of the Brig Halcyon. Neither of the admiralty cases being ready, court adjourned at 12 until the 18th. 1859: A fire began in the warehouse of L.M. Shaefer near the corner of Front[…]

Today in Keys History: May 15

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Wrote my brief in the case of the United States vs. the Schooner William Ross and prepared the case for trial. Yesterday at dinner one of my jaw teeth which was badly decayed gave way and a large piece came out which causes a very unpleasant[…]

Today in Keys History: May 14

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary. Reading law. At 5 p.m. we moved with the body of Robert B. Stanard. I, as a native of the same state, with several others, acted as mourners. He was buried under some trees about 150 yards east of the lighthouse. The distance we followed the[…]

Today in Keys History: May 13

1831: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Wrote to John R. Campbell to attend to the case of J.B. Gaudry vs. Antonio Giraldo. Took the depositions of W.W. Rigby gave the interrogations to Richard Fitzpatrick to answer at his leisure. At half past one Robert B. Stanard died. He has been declining for some months.[…]

Today in Keys History: May 12

1831: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Drew up the answer and claim of William H. Wall in the case of the Schooner William Ross. The Revenue Cutter Alabama, Captain Porter, came in during the night of the 10th. Lieutenant Graham came in her. 1910: The first spike was driven in the railroad from the[…]

Today in Keys History: May 11

1831: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Read a commission directed to Robert B. Stanard and Theodore Owens and myself to take testimony of witnesses residing at this place in a suit defending at New York the District Court vs. Jacob Houseman respecting the French Brig Vigilant. Occupied all day with Colonel Theodore Owens in[…]

Today in Keys History: May 10

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: The appearance docket was called and the grand jury made no final presentment, when, there being no business the court adjourned until Monday. Wind fresh northwest. 1925: William Randolph Hearst was in Key West on his yacht Oneida. His two sons, William Jr. and Jack, and[…]