Letter to James P. Hughey from Judge Price, 1870

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Letter to James P. Hughey from Judge Price, 1870

Letter to James P. Hughey from Judge Price, 1870

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jtracy
March 9, 2017

In 1870 when he got elected clerk of court there was some question about his eligibility for being clerk because he had possibly aided the Confederacy. And they had a hearing at Enterprise, Florida, and a judge, I got a copy of the letter, the judge exonerated him from committing any crime by aiding the Confederacy. So, after he got that letter from the judge he was able to continue his position as clerk of the circuit court.... VIEW letter.

Listen as Kenneth Hughey describes the letter written to his great, great grandfather James P. Hughey in this excerpt from an oral history interview with Kenneth Hughey at the Orlando Public Library on July 13, 2016.

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James P. Hughey settled 160 acres on Lake Lucerne around 1855. In 1870, he became the first clerk of the circuit court, and in 1875 he became the clerk of the City of Orlando. He also served as the treasurer of the Orange County Public School  System. 

Letter  courtesy of the Hughey Family Archives

 

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