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St. Augustine Patrols
1838 - 1867
MC 17 Patrols 1838 - 1867 B4 F13 St. Augustine Historical Society


1839
Instructions for the government of the Patrols of the City of St. Augustine.

The Captain, on receiving a list of his Patrol, will cause them to be summoned to meet at the Market
House by 9 o'clock p.m.

The Captain will then organize his Patrol into two parties, one of which will patrol, from the Market,
North, and the other from the Market, South.

The Patrol will apprehend all slaves, or free persons of color, who may be found in the
streets after the ringing of the Bell, without having a proper pass from their masters, or
guardians.

The Patrol will quell all riots or improper conduct in the streets; and are authorized to enter any lot
where there is any improper noise, and to report the offenders the next morning to the Mayor.

The Captain of the Patrol will report all absentees to the Mayor, together with all infractions of the
Patrol Ordinances of this City.

F. L. Dancy, Mayor

For the 11th December

Jose Andreo, Capt  - not on duty
Joseph Andreo, boat
James Arnau
Michael Nelligan
Francis Andreo = not on duty
Mathias Leonardy - not on duty

1840

April 12 1840
Jas M Gould, Capt.
Joseph Manucy
Alexis Andreo
Vincente Pacetti
Oea Howard
Peter Manucy
Nicholas Rohero

April 15 1840
Theo Flotard, Capt
Gaetano Solana Absent
Seastian Llenova
Peter Segui absent
Domingo Usina
Thos I Ruttel
Jose Pacetti, Carpenter

20 April
Morning report of Patrol commanded by John L Phillips on Sunday night 20 April 1840.
James Hulbert
Edmond Wallen
Thomas Bellows
Secundino Segui
Swiney
? Hammond


April 21
Patrol for Tuesday night 21st April
F I Quincy, Capt
Francis Circopole
Rogue Leonardy
Crecencio Pacetti
Antonio Hernandez
John Canovas
John Ballman
To the Mayor Sir one of our number, Mr. Ballman would not attend the patrol. It is the request of
the company, that the said Ballman be subject to fine. Equal Rights is the motto of the Company H F
Quincy.


April 22 1840
Bartolo Pacetti Capt
Joseph Pacetti, fish
John Pons
John Manucy - didn't turn out
Ant Llambias
Andrew Pacetti painter
Philip Solana - didn't turn out

April 25
Patrol for Saturday night the 25th April
Peter Zylstra, Capt
Miguel Usina
John Lassera
Golston
John Suwarez
Raphael Canovas
Wm. Reynolds
Gabriel Capo
John Segui

Absent
Golston
Suwarez
Canovas
Segui


April 28
K. B. Gibbs Capt.

Joseph Pacetti Carp
Thomas Andrew
Ignacio Lopez - Not in town
Graham
Bartolo Masters

* * *
April 1840
Report of the Patrol for the city of St Augustine on the night of the 9th inst.

Negroes taken up without passes and lodged in the custody of the Jailer

Bernardo Bravo owned by D? Bravo
Peter Solano by Mrs. C Solano
John Solano taken from the custody of the Jailer by order of the Mayor employed by M Cates

Boatswain free
Ann Solano owned by Matteo Solano.

John C Cleland Capt Patrol

* * *

1 May
Joseph M Hernandez Capt
Robert Mickler Capt
Vernacio Sanchez  absent
Samuel Horthrop
Pepy Sanchez
Robt Campbell
Joshua Iorgier
James Felny
Gabriel Masters
Paul Canovas

2d May
James Pellicer, Capt
Geo Colee
Geo. Medici
John C Huther
John Zylstra
I I Hedrick
Gabriel Pacetti
Manuel Garrido
John Simpson

May 3
Jacob Mickler Capt
Antonio Pellicer
Luther
Whipple Allen
Tho Hall
Bartolo Masters
Manuel Solana
James G Landon

May 4
C Dicosta Capt
Francis Llenova
Joseph Baya
James Haskins
Bart Leonardy    absent

Joseph Hernandez  absent
Matthew Long

May 11
Thos E B Smith Capt
Thomas Nelson
Henry Thomas
Christian Boye
John Vance
Anthony Pons
Joseph Benet

May 19
F I Quincy, Capt
Francis Circopole
Roque Leonardy
Crecencio Pacetti
Antonio Hernandez , Carp
John Canovas, Capt.
John Ballman Lee

Report of the Patrol of Sunday night 24 May 1840
Present
Secundino Segui
Edmund Pallier? sub
Thomas Beleows
Isaac M Avery sub
John Williams
James Hurlbush

Absent
Hammond Swinney


Jn Sote Philips Captain


May 25th
Geo Center Capt
Joseph Sanchez
Geo Ramonspecker not summoned
Antoio Andreo, blacksmith
Fisher
Phil Manucy - not present
Jseh Canovas
Wm Lourcy
Wm B MacLean

May 26
K B Gibbs Capt
Thos Andreo
Ignacio Lopez
Dd R Dunham
Gabriel Masters
Bart. Masters, Carp
Paul Canovas
Geo. Graham Carp

June 1
Thos I Smith, Commander
Francis Genova
Joseph Baya
James Haskins
Wm Munson
Bradford Southwick
Bartolo Leonardy
Joseph Hernandez
Matthew Long
Sam. H. Williams
Dom Circople

The Patrol are requested to do duty properly armed.
I authorize Michael M Medices to serve in my place T Smith.

This process is returned as obliged according to law. One prisoner arrested. Carried to the fort and
the keeper refused to receive him upon which he was discharged - no prisoners arrested June 2,
1840 T F Smith by Michael De Medices.

June 8
Thos B Smith, Commander
Thomas Nelson
Henry Thomas
Christian Boye
John Vance
Anthony Pons absent
Joseph Benet

June 23
K B Gibbs Capt
Thomas Andreo
David R. Dunham
Gabriel Masters
Bart Masters carp
Paul Canovas
Geo Graham

(now meeting at the Council room

June 26
Maj Beard Capt
Venancio Sanchez
Samuel Northrop
Schultz
Thos Richards
Robert Campbell
Joshua Forgner
James Felany
Archd Gould
John Mitchell

June 27
James Pellicer, Capt
Geo Colee, painter
John Zlstra
O'Sullivan
J J Hedrick
Gabriel Pacetti
Manuel Garrido
John Simpson

June 29
Petronillo Lopez Capt
Francis Llenova
Joseph Baya
Jas Haskins
Wm Hanson
Barto Leonardy
Joseph Hernandez
Mathew Long

7th July
Wm Travers, Capt
John Capo
James Hernandez
Furman
Bart Pons
Joseph Manucy
Tatin

28th July
M H Tucker Capt
Fogerty
Wm Perpall
Porter mason
Francis Dustan
Knowles
John McGrath - absent
George Miranda - absent

5th Aug
Theo Flotard, Capt
Sebastian Llenova , absent
Peter Segui, absent
Edmund Wallen
Peter Masters
Thos L Russell
Jose Pacetti Carp

Morning report of Patrol of Sunday Night 10 August 1840.
Present
John Lote? Philips
Absent
James Hurlbert
Thomas Bellows
Secuidino? Segui
?
John L Williams

No remarkable occurrence

15 Aug
Peter Zylstra Capt

John LaMere
Joseph Foulk
John Suwarez
Raphael Canovas
Wm Reynolds
Gabriel Capo,
John Segui

Zylstra   - The others not out.
Capo  

Sept 27
Patrol for Sunday Night 27th September
Ora Howard, Capt
Joseph Manucy, Sen
Alexis Andreo
S Dupont
Peter Manucy, Sen
Nicholas Rohero

By order of the Mayor
P B Dumas
Clerk of Court

Nov 1
Patrol for Sunday Night 1st Nov 1840
S Watson, Capt
Geo Zehnbauer
Michael Medicis
Laurence Andreo
Jerome Alvarez
Yates
Philip Manucy

By order of the Mayor
P B Dumas
Clerk of Council


December 21
Patrol for Monday night 21st December
Ora Howard, Capt
Thomas Nelson Absent
Henry Thomas
Christian Boye

Joseph Benet

By order of the Mayor
P B Dumas
Clerk of the Council

27 December
Patrol for Sunday night 27th December 1840
S Watson, Capt
Geo Zehnbauer absent
Michael Medicis - Absent
Lawrence Andreo - absent
Jerome Alvarez - Absent
Philip Manucy - Absent
Yates - Absent.
By order of the Mayor
P B Dumas
Clerk of the Council
The Clerk of the Council will please order before the council on their final meeting, that the necessary
steps should be taken to compel attendance in patrol. AS Watson


1841
Dec 21, 1841
M F Johnson
Summons at Capt - Patrol from Sunday evening Dec 21 1841 appeared at the ringing of the bell 9
o'clock.  Reports that on one appeared up to 10 o'clock except Mr. Llambias as a substitute for
Peter Manucy.

The night being very cold the streets were generally quiet and people in doors.

I have generally found the people that have been summoned are unwilling to turn out and says the call
interferes with their pursuits and pleasures

Absent
Joseph Manucy
Alex Andreu
Ora Howard
Geo W Wilson

Signed by M F Johnson

1842
31 January 1842
City of St. Augustine
Ton Andras Papy, City Marshal

Summon in the name of the City of St. Augustine, Henry Fagan, to appear before the Mayor at his
office at the Court house in the said City on Monday 31st inst. at 10 o'clock, am to show cause why
a fine should not be imposed on him for nonperformance of patrol duty on the night of 28th inst. and
for disobedience of the order of the Captain of the Patrol

Witness my hand this 31st day of January 1842.

E B Gould Mayor

11 Feb 1842
City of St. Augustine
To Andres Papy, Marshal. Greeting:

In the name of the Corporation of the City of St. Augustine. You are hereby commanded that you  ?
the goods and chattels of Henry Fagan, so that you have the sum of two dollars to satisfy the said
City of St. Augustine for a price adjudged against the said Fagan on the 30th ult. for nonperformance
of  patrol duty on the 28th ult together with costs.

Given under my hand, the 10th day of Feb 1842 E B Gould Mayor.


City of St. Augustine
To Anders Papy City Marshal, Greeting

Summon Francis Perpall to appear before the Mayor at his office at the Court house in the City of
St. Augustine, on Monday the 18th day of April instant at 10 o'clock a.m. to show for absence from
Patrol duty on the night of the 14th inst.

Witness my hand, the 16th day of April 1842.

Fined $2 18th April 1842

EB Gould Mayor.


19 April 1842
City of St. Augustine
To Andres Papy, City Marshal, Greeting

Summons to Mr. R. Andreu to appear before the Mayor, on Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at his
office in the Court house in said City to show cause why a fine should not be imposed on him and
otherwise dealt with, for failure to make report as Captain of the Patrol on the night of the 16th
instant.

Given under my hand 19th April 1842 E B Gould Mayor.


2 March 1842
City of St. Augustine
To Andreas Papy City Marshal, Greeting
Summon I C Abel to appear before at my office at the court house in the City of St. Augustine, on
Friday the 4th day of March inst; at 10 o'clock, a.m. to answer the Corporation of the City of St.
Augustine, for non-performance of Patrol duty on the night of 2d inst: as reported by the Captain of
the Patrol. Given under my hand at the City of St. Augustine the 2d day of March 1842 E B Gould
Mayor

19 Sept 1842
To Andras Papy, City Marshal, Greeting:
Summon Joshua Joyner, to show cause before me at my office in the Court house in the City of St.
Augustine, on Tuesday the 20th day of September inst at 9 o'clock, a.m. why a fine should not be
imposed on him, for failure to perform patrol duty on the night of the 28th instant. Herein fail not.

Given under my hand, the 19th day of September, 1842.
E B Gould
Mayor

20 Sept 1842
City of St. Augustine,
To Andras Papy, City Marshal, Greeting:
Summon Peter Knowles to show cause before me at my office in the Court-house in the City of St.
Augustine on Tuesday the 20th day of September inst. at 9 o'clock, a.m. why a fine should not be
imposed upon him for failure to perform patrol duty on the night of the 18th inst. Herein fail not

Given under my hand the 19th September 1842.
E B Gould
Mayor


26 Sept 1842
To Hon Mayor and Alderman of the City of St. Augustine.

Gentlemen:
I was summoned to do patrol duty on the night of the 8th inst. but from the indisposition of myself
and the person who was to go in my place failed to do so, and therefore pray that your honorable
body will remit the fine against me as I am ready at all times to perform a duty so much called for in
this place. It was not because that Mr. Quincy was Capt of my patrol that I did not attend but I do
beg that your hon' body on the person appointing the patrol would transfer me to another
detachment of the patrol as I am altogether unwilling to serve under him.

And you will confer a favor on one who is willing to serve you in all things  Joshua Joyner Sept 26th
1842

8 July 1842
City of St. Augustine

To Andras Papy, City Marshal, Greeting:
You are hereby commanded to summon Henry Wharton- to be and appear before me at my office
at the Court House in the City of St Augustine on Saturday, the 9th day of July inst. at 9 o'clock,
a.m. then and there to show cause why a fine should not be imposed on him for the non performance
of Patrol duty on the night of the 7th inst.

Sworn under my hand, the 8th day of July 1842
E B Gould, Mayor

8 Sept 1842
Patrol for 8th Sept
Mayor's Office
St. Augustine 7th Sept 1842
Joseph Andreu Capt
John Masters
Francis M. Sanchez
Peter Knowles
Falany

All present except Peter Knowles and John Masters who is said to be in country.

No Occurrences
Jos Andreu, Capt

1845
E B Gould, Mayor
19 May 1845
To the Honorable the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of St. Augustine

Your Petitioner
Respectfully showed that twice since your honorable boy has been at the head of the city affairs he
has been called upon to do patrol duty and that having failed to perform the same he has been twice
summoned before the Mayor's court and fined and that your petitions is now further informed that
the collection of said fines is sought to be enforced by process against his person.

Your petitions would therefore beg to state that his failure to attend patrol has not arisen from any
feeling of disrespect to your honorable body but from his belief that the office which he hold of
inspector of the Customs exempted him from such duty which belief has been conformed by the
conduct of your predecessors towards your petitions has ? his appointment he was never until the
organization of the present board called upon to perform ? the same.

This petitioner has been the more inclined to avail himself of this exemptions from the sickness which
has prevailed in his family for the last six months which must have prevented him from performing
patrol in person and the belief which he entertained made him neglect to procure a substitute.

Your petitioners now prays therefore that the fines imposed on him may be remitted. and in
consideration of the same although still truly and firmly believing himself exempt from any liability to
perform patrol your petitions hereby promises and agrees to perform. Hereafter such duty either in
person or substitute with the understanding however that should this question be tried and decided in
favor of his exemption of the Honorable Judge of the Superior Court then your petitions should be
discharged from his present promise and agreement.

And your petitioner will ever ? etc.
Very respectfully
Lyman Southweek

* * *
State of Florida
City of St. Augustine
To Francis P Ferreira, Sheriff of the County of St. Johns

Greeting
In the name and by the authority of the State of Florida, you are hereby commanded that you arrest,
Brigadier Genl William J Worth and him for with bring before me at my office in the City of St.
Augustine to answer the complaints of
William W. Loring charging him the said William J. Worth
with an assault and battery upon him he said William Loring whilst in the discharge of his official
duties as one of the patrol on the night of  the 20th inst.

Given under my hand at the City of St. Augustine the 21st day of August 1845.

E B Gould, Mayor
City of St. Augustine

* * *

1849

Detail for night 19th August 1849
Raphael Canova Captains
Wm Weedon
Godpriced? Foster
Stephen Arnau
William Pomar
Jos S Sanchez Mayor
Pro Temp

Patrol was all present last night Three men of color was taken up viz:
Wm and Tonny Clark (two free men) and William belonging to Gen Hernandez. An assault was
made on the patrol by a man named Friedman a soldier who attends to the US garden near Mr.
Francis Andreu's house.  Bob Bola seems was his accomplices because when Freedman came
towards me I discovered Bola behind me in an attitude to strike, when they left us he joined the
soldier in abusing and swearing in consequence of that languages together with the loud talking I
judge they were disturbing the peace of the city.


* * *
Detail of City Patrol for night of 29th December 1849

James M Gould Captains
Mathias Andrew

Francis Arnau
Benj Dupont
Arrast Alonzo

Pedro Benet Mayor Pro term

A Negro boy Rip Van Winkle belonging to Mr. A Watson a Negro Girl Inez, servant to Mrs. Garl?y
were apprehended y the patrol. One dollar was given by the family of Mr. Watson and the boy was
released.

The girl Inez was delivered to Mr. James R Sanchez who claimed that it was not yet the time to
apprehend Negroes. Mr. Sanchez was informed that the facts would be reported to the Mayor to
which he agreed James M Gould Captain

1850
June 2, 1850
Mathew Solana, Captain
Davis Allen
Joseph Baya
Forrances Baya sick
C Dupont
Chas Ridgely

* * *
1851

18 February 1851
William Munson, Captain
Gabriel Masters
Ant J Noda
Gaspar N. Papy
I? Llambias
B. E. Carr
Verancio Capo

15 July, 1851
Detail of Patrol for the night of Tuesday July 16th, 1851,
Sylorrio Miranda, Captain
A J Noda
E J DeMedices
W E Gue
Thomas Ridgely
P R Lopez

The Captain of this Patrol is required by ordinance to be at the Council Room at 9 o'clock, P.M.
and to discharge his duties y faithfully patrolling the streets of the City at all hours during the night,
until broad day light, and make a written report to the Jayer within nine hours after he shall have
dismissed his men. This Report to contain the names of absentees of occurrences, violations of duty,
or disobedience of orders. These duties will e strictly enforced by the Mayor to the extent of his
power. Any neglect of duty subjects the party to fine.

July 14th 1851.
By order of the Mayor
? Haager
Clerk of the Council

the above names were all summoned in due time F P Furrira City Marshal

The Patrol were all present except E J. De Medices, the City was quiet and no occurrences
Sylverio Meoranda
Captain

July 16, 1851
Flor Baya was taken sick on the day on which he was summoned has also a sweller on his hand to
confine him to his house  Excused EBG

I report that the persons summoned except Florence Baya appeared at the usual hour last night and
performed Patrol duty as required by the above instructions. Nothing else occurred to be reported
June 28 1851 Matthew Solana, Captain

June 23 1851
John Hanson Captain
Andr Pacetty
M Capella
Thomas Andreu
B E Carr
John Pacetty

Patrol of the night of the 23 for June absentees John M Hanson occurrence all given.
Thomas Andreu
Acting Captain

John M Hanson, having made oath that he was over fifty years of age was excused. EBG


July 6, 1851
John Drysdale, Captain
John S McIntosh
Antonio Llambias
John Power
William Andrew

Euschio Pacetty

By the order of the Mayor
Chas Haager
Clerk of the Council

the above names were all summoned in due time
Francis P Furrura Marshal

26 July 1851
N. Rogero Captain
John Canova
? Caepo
John Caspo
John H Mc Intosh

All present. Nothing occurred during the night
N Rogero


Sept 11, 1851
R Hernandez Captain
Joseph M Andrew
John Rizer?
Gabriel Malley
Antonio Llambias

The Patrol were all present nothing occurred during the night.  R Hernandez Capt

1860
By the order of the mayor we took up a man dead drunk in the street. The individuals name is
Richard Halley. I obtained two engross to assist in taking him up

Not on duty
Mr. Circopole
Mr. Leonardy
FI Quiney
May 20 1860

1867
List of Posse summoned by order of the Hon Mayor of City St. Augustine Fla to attend a meeting
call at the City Court House in Hospital Street on the evening of the 22nd July 1867 to keep order
and suppress riot.

1. C W. Rantoul appeared and excused
2. William Ferruia
3. J. W. Gilbert
4. Willie Sanchez
5. Oliver Greeno
6. Alex Bravo
7. B J. Pecetty
10. Antonio Ximenes
11. Antonio Llambias
12. Chas Foster
13. William Foster
14. William Genovar
15. Roscoe Perry
16. Robert McGraw
17. Stephen Benet
18. Alex Inonowski
19. Nicholas Rogero
20. Joseph Sanchez
21 Chas. D. Lincoln
22. G. Sallas
23. W. H. Johnson
24. John Rosi
25. Bonnes (absent)
26. Ramond Irwin
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