All general encyclopedias of American biography include an account of the life of David Porter (1780-1843), United States naval officer, whose exploits while in command of the Essex in the South Pacific in the War of 1812, remain a saga in the history of our early navy. These accounts, however, do not include an important event in Commodore Porter’s career, the scene of which was laid at and around Key West, Florida, in 1827, and therefore is a part of Florida’s history.
Davis, T. Frederick
"Pioneer Florida: Mexican Squadron at Key West, 1827,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 25
, Article 7.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol25/iss1/7