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"The 14th Colony: Florida and the American Revolution," by Roger Smith, Ph.D.
The St. Augustine Historical Society Lecture Series Presents: “The 14th Colony: Florida and the American Revolution.” by Roger Smith, Ph.D.
On December 18, 1775, General George Washington wrote a letter to John Hancock, warning the Continental Congress that the British were stockpiling weapons and gunpowder in St. Augustine, East Florida. In his letter, Washington was sounding an alarm, as he feared that the British were preparing to reclaim the southern colonies by invading Georgia and South Carolina with an army from East Florida – a colony wholly loyal to King George III. The role played by British St. Augustine during our struggle for independence is one of Florida’s most ... view more »