Any descriptive writing of general character by an intelligent observer a century or more ago is almost certain to contain valuable information for the historian; and this is especially true for Florida. The following account presents a view of East Florida in 1817, four years before the United States officially occupied it through cession by Spain.
Davis, T. Frederick
"Florida Historical Material in Niles’ Register,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 19:
2, Article 8.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol19/iss2/8