The Spanish minister, Don Joseph Patino, had read other accounts of the alarming growth of the new English colony called Georgia. He recalled the Franciscan friar’s report of a conversation with an Indian chief who had been brought to England from Georgia by Mr. James Oglethorpe. The chief had stated that the English would use his people to capture San Augustin de la Florida. A French engineer who had come to Madrid to solicit payment for past service in the Indies had presented a description of present conditions in Cuba, Florida, and Carolina. He had learned in South Carolina that “they will not feel secure until they have thrown us out of Florida.“ A Roman Catholic resident of Charles Towne had told of the manner in which parcels of His Catholic Majesty’s land were distributed to new settlers in Georgia.
Topping, Aileen Moore
"A Free Facetious Gentleman, Jean Savy, Double Agent?,"
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