Friday, December 26, 2014

Plot To Annex Florida

John Houston McIntosh and the sugar mill ruins marker in St Marys, Georgia.

McIntosh...settled in East Florida as a young man and became a leader of a group of American citizens who, during the War of 1812, plotted the annexation of East Florida to the United States. This plot crushed by the Spanish government... .

A letter to Thomas Flournoy (housed in Flournoy's papers at the University of Michigan) from the War of 1812 era:
A letter from John Houstoun McIntosh, director of the Territory of East Florida, concerning the settlers of Talbot Island and Nassau River, East Florida (December 26, 1812).

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