Article Title: "The British in Pensacola. From the Augusta Chronicle. 'The British flag is flying on the
Castle of Pensacola ... Now we may console ourselves with having the British both in our front and
Published in: Boston Gazette
Place of Publication: Boston, MA
Publication Date: 10/18/1810
The British in Pensacola.
The British flag is flying on the Castle of Pensacola. Our information is derived from a gentleman 17
days from that quarter. This is no more, the reader will recollect, than we calculated upon in a former
paper, and is probably the last act of delegated authority of the Spanish Junta, in favor of their good
friend and ally king GeorgeNow we may console ourselves with having the British both in our front
and rear.They have now the master key to the West India trade, and can easily control that of the
Mississippi. This might have been easily prevented, in our opinion, if our just but too forbearing
government had seized vi et armis on that part of West Florida which they claim. The forces under
General Wilkinson on the Sabine, would have been usefully employed on this occasion, and have
secured to the United States, advantages which are now more difficult to be obtained.
Augusta (Georgia) Chronicle, Sept. 22.