The extent of territory and the duration of time covered by a subject so broad as Colonial Florida make an introductory note necessary. The name Florida once covered all the territory from the end of the Peninsula to Labrador. In Colonial times, before James Moore's destructive expedition, the name was confined to the present States of Florida and Georgia. Not until 1821 did the State acquire its present boundaries.
Mendelis, Louis J.
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 3
, Article 5.
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