On 12 January 1857, Isaac J. Carter 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...'.
1) Checked the National Archives by mail, several times, 2) Talked with an archivist at the Florida Archives, and 3) Checked the Alachua microfilmed records of the period for other mentions
So far, no results, and no ideas as to where to look next..
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?