When the pirate’s bullet lodged in Captain Arguelles’ leg one fine spring day (March 30, 1683), that painful detail was faithfully written down-not once, but several times and in several different ways. Consequently, although the brave captain was wounded almost three centuries ago, today’s historian can be certain the accident was not hearsay: it actually happened. He knows exactly where it took place, and when; and further, he has a good idea of how the whole affair came about.
Manucy, Albert C.
"Florida History (1650-1750) in the Spanish Records of North Carolina State Department of Archives and History,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 25
, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol25/iss4/4