When the Floridas became English territory, in 1763, there was the characteristic effort to reproduce in the new province whatever the mother country deemed essential. In less than a year Anglican missionaries were on the ground; and we find a record of nine clergymen “licensed to the plantations by the Bishops of London from the year 1745 inclusive”.
Pennington, Edgar Legare
"The Reverend James Seymour, S.P.G., Missionary in Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 5:
4, Article 5.
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