Article Title: St. Stephens, Feb. 22. A Spanish force has arrived to man Fort Barrancas, Pensacola,
but this will not invalidate cession of Floridas.
Published in: National Intelligencer
Place of Publication: Washington, DC
Publication Date: 3/17/1819
ST. STEPHENS, FEB. 22.
By an officer lately from Pensacola, we learn that, on Wednesday week, a Spanish force of four or five
hundred men arrived at the Barancas at 10 o'clock, and at 12 reached the town, and formally took
possession. The utmost harmony prevailed throughout the whole transaction. The Spanish officers
and men maintained the most correct deportment. An opinion prevailed amongst them, that the
restoration was only temporary ; that a cession of the Floridas would, no doubt, be affected in the
course of the present year.