John H. Hann


The record of the criminal investigation into the counterfeiting activity of two young Apalachee visitors to St. Augustine is of significance for the light it casts on the acculturation of the Indians, Spanish labor recruitment practices late in the mission period, and the missions’ influence. It provides interesting vignettes as well of retail commercial life in St. Augustine and of the role played by free blacks in that commercial life and of the access of blacks to the governor.