Louisiana was granted the privilege of trading with France for a period of ten years by a royal cedula of January 22, 1782. The importance of this cedula in the history of Louisiana and in the commercial history of the Spanish Empire can scarcely be overestimated. We are interested here, however, in a side issue which it provoked.
Corbitt, D. C.
"The Contention Over the Superintendencia of the Floridas,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 15:
2, Article 6.
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