John H. Hann


Stories of espionage awake a certain interest by their very nature. The ones presented here provide the bonus of valuable insights into life in Apalachee and along the Chattahoochee River in 1685-86 in the wake of the arrivial of the first Englishmen in the settlements on that river. It was a turning point in the history of the peoples of those two regions. The spies were Yamasee whom Apalachee's deputy-governor left behind when he ended his second invasion of the Chattahoochee River towns early in 1686. Reports that British traders from the recently founded outpost of Charles Town were in the towns prompted the two sorties.