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Great that New Orleans is in the hands of the Spanish & not the French... Female convicts now being sent to Florida...



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February 12, 1765

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 12, 1765  

* Early New Orleans (New Spain)
* Under Spanish not French rule
* Female convicts sent to Florida


Page 2 has a report noting: "...informed the intended cession of New Orleans to the Spaniards was made known to the British Ministry, by order of the court of Madrid...as a Spanish settlement in these parts, and a total removal of our ancient rivals the French from all North America, were objects equally interesting & advantageous to the British commerce, no difficulty remained to obtain England's consent to this exchange, but the adjusting certain preliminaries respecting the liberty of trade in the gulph of Mexico, which we hear have been happily terminated."
Page 6 has a brief but interesting item: "We hear there is a design to transport all our future female convicts, of a certain age, to the two Florida's, instead of sending them, as hitherto, to Maryland and Virginia."
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, some foxing at the front page folds, nice condition.

Item from Catalog 343 (released for June, 2024)

Category: The 1600's and 1700's