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Selection of Notes from Other Southern States
Florida Two-Dollar Note
Dated "March 1st, 1863."

Most of Florida's war currencies included the signature of John Milton, the state's governor, and that of C. H. Austin, its treasurer. Neither man had the time nor stamina actually to sign each piece of money. Their signatures were copies that were handwritten by minor officials and workers in the treasury department. Governor Milton, an avid proponent for southern independence, did not survive the war. In the final days of the conflict, as the South's utter defeat became evident, Milton shot himself at his home near Marianna, Florida, on April 1, 1865.

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