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Fort King George, located near the coast in today's Georgia, was abandoned in 1727 and the garrison moved to Port Royal after a fire destroyed most of the structures.

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Colonel John Palmer attacked St. Augustine in 1728 with a force of 200 British soldiers and their native allies. Nombre de Dios, a Yamassee mission on the northern edge of St.

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The British established Fort Frederica on St. Simons Island in 1736. It served as home to General James Oglethorpe, whose regiment consisted of 6 companies, each with about 125 men.

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Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose was established north of St. Augustine in 1738. Governor Manuel de Montiano created the community for escaped slaves and free blacks.

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The War of Jenkins' Ear erupted in 1739 and lasted until 1743. The mistreatment of English traders by the Spanish Coast Guard, specifically Capt.

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On June 13, 1740, Gen. James Oglethorpe laid siege to the city of St. Augustine with a force of 1000 men, including Scottish Highlanders.

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In retaliation for Oglethorpe's 1740 and 1742 raids on St. Augustine, the Spanish sailed to Georgia and landed at Frederica on St. Simons Island.

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Spanish Engineer Pedro de Brozas completed the vaulting on three sides of Castillo de San Marcos in 1751.

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Don Alonzo Fernandez de Herrera, as Governor of Florida, had the fort finished and erected the tablet over the main entrance in "alto relievo" (high relief).

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Spain allied with France against England during the Seven Years War, called the French and Indian War in the Americas.

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The Treaty of Paris was signed February 10, 1763 officially ending the Seven Years War in Europe and its counter part, the French and Indian War in the Americas.

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With the 1763 Treaty of Paris, Florida was ceded to the British.

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The "Shot Heard Around the World" was fired on the Lexington Green on April 18, 1775, thus beginning the American Revolution.

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The American Continental Congress officially endorses the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. 55 members of the 13 Colonies sign the document on August 2nd.

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In 1777 the colonists of New Smyrna sent a plea to Henry Younge in St. Augustine for aid, as only 600 of the 1400 settlers had survived the initial 9 years on Turnbull plantation.

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Spain allied with France and declared war on England on June 21, 1779.

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In 1780, the British brought 37 Charlestonians to St. Augustine. Some were held at the Castillo de San Marcos (then called Fort St.

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The East Florida Assembly was officially formed in March of 1781. The first order of business was the Militia Act.

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The Treaty of Paris was signed by the United States and Britain, ending the American War for Independence.