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French Expedition Against the Floridas

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Senate, Transcibed Reports, RG46 view image
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Date April 13, 1794
Author Name Henry Gaither (primary) Location: Georgia
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary The French Sloop of War "La Casas," with 18 guns and 200 men is anchored off the coast near Gaither's fort, having sailed recently from Charleston South Carolina. There are reports of a recruiting post at Temple, up the St. Mary's River. Others report that the French claim they have sufficient force to take the Floridas. Gaither has taken defensive measures.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Henry Gaither; the French troops; many friends; infantry; the Captain and officers; ;
Related Places Georgia; Florida; Charleston, South Carolina; recruiting post at Temple; ;
Keywords expedition against the Floridas; anchor; musket shot; my fort; the Sloop of War, La Casas; eighteen guns; armament and land force; three gun Facine Battery; river; my own defense; ;
Key Phrases This armament and land force they talk of will be sufficient (they say) to take the Floridas as soon as they please.

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