A brief account of St. Augustine by Francis Andrews mate of the Sloop Mary of Virginia att Charles Town in Carolina, March 23: 1699

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A Brief Account of St Augustine
by ffrancis Andrews Mate of the Sloop
Mary of Virginia att Charles Town
in Carolina, March 23; 1699 ....

The Barr or River of St. Augustine lyeth in the
Lat: 30:30: North The Town is very inconsiderable
for Trade because the Inhabitants are all Souldiers
to the Number of 150 Men & Boys who are accoutred
after an Indifferent Manner Their Musketts
being Match Locks and alltogether Ignorant of
Martial Discipline, They fare very ordinarily,
The Cheif of their Food Being Indian Corne
beaten and Boyled which they call Gatche but
att some times they haue supply from the
Appalatcha (70 Leagues distant to the westward
of St. Augustine) which affords great plenty of
Indian Corn Tobacco Swines flesh, Beeff & Skins
There is a Garrison consisting of 30 Men or there=
=abouts As also severall Franciscan Fryers who
officiate their Ecclesiasticall Function in the
Serverall Indian Towns.

There is also to the Westward a River called
Pansacola which is Lately inhabited or setled by
the Spaniards But to no Effect, For the Indians
thereof are fled to another River to the Northwest
of that, which is Reported to be setled by the
English.

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Andrews, Francis, “A brief account of St. Augustine by Francis Andrews mate of the Sloop Mary of Virginia att Charles Town in Carolina, March 23: 1699,” William Blathwayt papers at the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed July 4, 2022, https://cwfblathwayt.omeka.net/items/show/132.