The only violent crime to disrupt life in St. Augustine in the early years of the Second Spanish Period was a murderous attack the night of November 20, 1785, on Lieutenant Guillermo Delaney. Since the town’s annals provide almost no reference to such malevolence, this incident appears to be a distinct exception to the general behavior pattern. The crime remains unsolved; yet the evidence accumulated in an effort to identify Delaney’s assailants provides a rare view of Florida colonial society.
Tanner, Helen Hornbeck
"The Delaney Murder Case,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 44
, Article 15.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol44/iss1/15