It has been generally accepted by historians writing on the subject that “there is little evidence that the inhabitants of West Florida were particularly aware of events such as the Sugar Act, Colonial Currency Acts, Townshend Acts. . .” and that “the inhabitants actually were little aware of the disturbances occurring in the northern colonies. . . .“1 The author of the following letter would not have agreed. His letter demonstrates that he was no Tory, had read Dickinson’s Letter of a Pennsylvania Farmer, and was well aware of the “disturbances occurring in the northern colonies.”
Fabel, Robin F. A.
"A Letter From West Florida in 1768,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 74:
4, Article 7.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol74/iss4/7