French expedition against Spanish Florida

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PublicationLowrie, Walter and St. Clair Clarke, Matthew, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, Foreign Relations. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
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Date April 13, 1794
Author Name Henry Gaither (primary) Location: Saint Mary's
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Major Henry Gaither, commander of the federal troops in Georgia, writes the Secretary of War. Writes that the French are on an expedition against the Spanish Floridas, and have the support of the inhabitants of Georgia. There is now at anchor nearby Saint Mary's fort, a sloop of war Las Casas, of eighteen guns and two hundred French men. There is a recruiting post at Temple. The French sloop of war saluted his fort.
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Document Notes Extract, included in A Message from the President of the United States to Congress, transmitting certain documents relative to hostile threats against the territories of Spain, in the neighborhood of the United States.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Henry Gaither; French; Spanish; troops;
Related Places Saint Mary's; Florida; France; Spain; Charleston; Temple; Georgia;
Keywords musket shot; sloop; Las Casas; guns; infantry; recruiting;
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