The early years of the second Spanish period in East Florida constituted a time for transition from British to Spanish administration, and for the establishment of relations between the new Spanish regime and its Indian and Georgian neighbors. These adjustments were carried out under the administration of Governor Vicente Manuel de Zéspedes. His successor, Juan Nepomuceno de Quesada, sought to create an intelligence system so as to learn about events and conditions in the South and among the Indians.
Ross, Daniel J. J.
"Visit to the Indian Nations: The Diary of John Hambly,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 55:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol55/iss1/7