Few historians can tell you what Florida was like in 1745. Yet those were the days when the governor of the province spoke of “the terror men feel when they even hear the name of Florida,” and swore to defend it “to the last drop of my blood.”
Wenhold, Lucy L.
"The Trials of Captain Don Isidoro de Leon,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 35:
3, Article 7.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol35/iss3/7