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Title: Captain John Rogers Vinton Seminole War letter, Page 1.
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Name(s): Vinton, John Rogers, 1801-1847, Creator
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Personal Correspondence
Date Created: 1840-06-20
Extent: 1 page
Language(s): English
Identifier: FSU_0251_B158_01 (IID)
Scope and Contents: This item is a letter from Captain John Rogers Vinton at Fort New Smyrna, Florida and dated 1840. Addressed to his mother, it was written on his birthday and he wrote: "Since my last birthday, another year has passed over my head, and brought me to that period when it is my wont to make a retrospect of the past and pour out my thoughts to you. It has been a year of exile from civilized life - but not altogether profitless, and by no means an unhappy one..." His letter is highly religious and rather contradictory, as he wrote of having found "in the wilderness of Florida" many things pleasing to him. As Captain Vinton was at Fort Mellon and Fort Taylor in 1837 and 1838, his letter dated Fort New Smyrna, June 20, 1840, must have described the place. If so, compared with his rather recent experience against the Seminoles, it is understandable that he had difficulties in adjusting himself into the environments of an aristocratic British Colony where he had all the advantages which he so vividly described to his mother.
Subject(s): Florida -- History
Seminole Indians
Seminole War, 2nd, 1835-1842
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Title: Captain John Rogers Vinton Seminole War letter.
Name(s): Vinton, John Rogers, 1801-1847, Creator
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Personal Correspondence
Date Created: 1840-06-20
Extent: 4 pages
Language(s): English
Identifier: FSU_0251_B158 (IID)
Scope and Contents: This item is a letter from Captain John Rogers Vinton at Fort New Smyrna, Florida and dated 1840. Addressed to his mother, it was written on his birthday and he wrote: "Since my last birthday, another year has passed over my head, and brought me to that period when it is my wont to make a retrospect of the past and pour out my thoughts to you. It has been a year of exile from civilized life - but not altogether profitless, and by no means an unhappy one..." His letter is highly religious and rather contradictory, as he wrote of having found "in the wilderness of Florida" many things pleasing to him. As Captain Vinton was at Fort Mellon and Fort Taylor in 1837 and 1838, his letter dated Fort New Smyrna, June 20, 1840, must have described the place. If so, compared with his rather recent experience against the Seminoles, it is understandable that he had difficulties in adjusting himself into the environments of an aristocratic British Colony where he had all the advantages which he so vividly described to his mother.
Subject(s): Florida -- History
Seminole Indians
Seminole War, 2nd, 1835-1842
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_0251_B158
Use and Reproduction: Use of this item is provided for non-commercial, personal, educational, and research use only. Florida State University Libraries is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes and makes no warranty with regard to their use for other purposes. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as holders of publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions (see Title 17, U.S.C.). For information about the copyright and reproduction rights for this item, please contact Special Collections & Archives, Florida State University Libraries, Tallahassee, Florida: https://www.lib.fsu.edu/department/special-collections-archives.
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Captain John Rogers Vinton Seminole War letter.
Special Collections & Archives, Florida State University Libraries, Tallahassee, Florida.
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