Governor Vicente Folch y Juan opened his son Stephen’s 1797 letter with eager hands. Due to the Anglo-Spanish war, communications to Pensacola had been delayed, and he was relieved to learn that both his sons were well. To his superior, Captain-General Conde de Santa Clara, at Havana, Governor Folch wrote, “The lack of opportunity which is generally true of these (frontier) places for providing the youth with an adequate education, has induced me to send my sons to London where they may learn English to perfection, such skill being of inestimable value in these provinces.“
Holmes, Jack D. L.
"Educational Opportunities in Spanish West Florida, 1781-1821,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 60
, Article 7.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol60/iss1/7