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edit The STAR of Georgetown -- 30 July, 2004 -- Motions for Provincehood Granted to the Floridas.

In a demure ceremony at Philadelphia, in the old Staathouse, where the original Charter was signed, members of the Convention joined the General Moderator in announcing the official Grant of Provincehood to the parties representing the two territories of East and West Florida. Historically, the two new provinces will be numbered 32 and 33 due to the fact that the Government ceded them to the Spains in 1808 after the 1806 War in which that territory was siezed. Thus their status is to be called "readmitted provinces" rather than "newly admitted provinces".   Read More...

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