In the Alachua County Deeds, Book C, p. 199 (FHL microfilm 0969419), 12 January 1857, Isaac J. Carter (my gggg-grandfather) hired an attorney '...for me and my name and for my use to ask, demand, collect, and receive all such sum and sums of money whatsoever as are now due, payable, and coming unto me from the Government of the State of Florida for my services as First and Second Lieutenant in Capt. Robt. Youngblood's company called out by said Government on and during the year 1856 with a view of protecting citizens of said state from the depradations of the Seminole Indians...'.
I'm not managing to find anything further, though, and was wondering if anyone might know where the next place for me to look would be, to follow up on this? Why would Isaac hire an attorney? Was this usual, or is it likely there was some dispute about the pay that needed special resolution? Where would the attorney have gone to collect the pay, i.e., where would the paperwork be? And, where could I look to find more about Capt. Youngblood's company?