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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[…]

Today in Keys History: May 9

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Filed with the clerk a petition of Archibald Clark of St. Mary’s, Georgia, for 80,000 acres at New River in Monroe County, Florida forwarded to Judge Webb and by him given to me. Court met at 9 a.m. in the case of Thomas Rooke vs. Jacob[…]

Today in Keys History: May 8

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Finished the record for Oliver O’Hara about 12. Drew up a will for Robert B. Stanard. Friday Mrs. Newcomb presented her husband with a daughter. Also on Friday night Richard Fitzpatrick arrived from Charleston with some 28 to 30 Negroes in the Schooner Venus. 1905: The[…]

Today in Keys History: May 7

1822: Congress established Key West as a Port of Entry and Joel Yancy was appointed the first Collector of Customs. 1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Court met at 9 a.m. David C. Pinkham’s family being sick he was not ready to try any case. I left the courthouse at 10 and[…]

Today in Keys History: May 6

1831: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Court met at 9 pursuant to adjournment and several cases were called and disposed of. Edward Chandler managed his cases in such a way that Colonel Greene desired to employ him in all his cases. In the case of Pardon C. Greene vs. Richard Fitzpatrick case $12.00. We[…]

Today in Keys History: May 5

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Court met at 9 and several cases were tried. Wind light variable, weather warm. Court adjourned at 2 P.M. 1952: Sen. Estes Kefauver, campaigning for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, was in Key West and made a speech at the Elks Club Annex. 1958: Charles[…]

Today in Keys History: May 4

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Court met at nine. Oliver O’Hara arrived at 1 P.M. in the Spanish Schooner Joseph Caldez. William Wall sailed for Havana in the William Ross, cleared under a certificate of property from a Notary Public as the Collector of Custom would not give her a register.[…]

Today in Keys History: May 3

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: At 2 o’clock the court met pursuant to adjournment. The Judge delivered an eloquent and able address to the grand jury which occupied near an hour. One case was tried and the court adjourned at one. After dinner drew a power of attorney from Cottrell &[…]

Today in Keys History: May 2

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Court met at 9 and William H. Wall was admitted to take the oaths of citizenship and took the requisite oaths when court adjourned till tomorrow 9 o’clock on account of the election for delegate. I voted for Joseph M. White. At 12 the Schooner William[…]

Today in Keys History: May 1

1831: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Preparing for court which will meet tomorrow. Read the Bible. After dinner went on board the Smack Mary Ann and procured some fruit. Heard Oliver O’Hara had arrived at Matanzas on Wednesday last in distress, the boat leaking badly and it blew fresh. Wind light variable from south[…]