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In 1702 James Moore's Carolina troops sacked the capital city while the Spaniards watched helplessly from their refuge in Castillo de San Marcos. In 1703 Moore returned to the attack, this time in the western Apalache country. Priests and Indians were brutally murdered and missions laid waste. Between ten and twelve thousand Indians were carried off into slavery. The last half-century of the first period of Spanish rule in Florida boasted no great accomplishments, and it was with considerable relief that the last of thirty-one hundred soldiers, priests, and civilians sailed for Havana in 1763.

In three or four months you may include me in the Memento for the dead, in view of the kind of life lived by these peoples, of my age, and of my delicate constitution. 12 He served Hurons, Potawatomi, and Illinois around Lake Superior and traveled as far as what are now the states of Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana before his death among the Miami near Niles, Michigan, in 1689. Mission headquarters was located after 1670 at St. 13 In 1673 Marquette extended the mission's horizons when he accompanied Louis Jolliet on the voyage of discovery down the Mississippi River, a 2,700-mile round trip which reached the confluence of the Mississippi and Arkansas rivers.

The English had captured Havana and Charles III of Spain preferred to sacrifice Florida rather than Puerto Rico to obtain its return, in an agreement that also saw New Orleans and Louisiana west of the Mississippi pass from France to Spain. Not much of Florida was left. Carolinians and Georgians had made considerable inroads among the Guale, Appalachicola, Timucuan, and Apalache, while the Spaniards gradually retreated on St. Augustine. In 1702 James Moore's Carolina troops sacked the capital city while the Spaniards watched helplessly from their refuge in Castillo de San Marcos.

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