Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 12, Lot 26 - 27
Title: Photocopy of Florida Archaeology, Number 2, 1986
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Title: Photocopy of Florida Archaeology, Number 2, 1986
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Block 12, Lot 26 - 27
Physical Description: Clipping/photocopy
Language: English
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Box: 5
Divider: Block 12 Lots 26, 27 and 28
Folder: B 12 - L 26, 27
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Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
22 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 22 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.897022 x -81.313485
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Volume ID: VID00004
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: B12-L26
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200 1 FLORIDA ARCHAEOLOGY, Number 2, 1986 )


else from his village. In order to give
battle p12 they dress themselves elabo-
rately, after their usage, painted all
over with red ochre and with their
heads full of multi-colored feathers.

92. Among the irrational animals q12
stoutness is also the rule. For this rea-
son the English of St. George have
sought to carry off cattle from Florida
(because their own are so scrawny that
their bulls and cows are not much dif-
ferent than the one-year-old calves of
Florida). And they have not been per-
mitted to. And this bigness is charac-
teristic of the horses as well. r12 A great
variety of animals flourish in Florida:
deer of great size, panthers, buffalo,
bears, otters, beavers, wildcats, many
types of foxes, squirrels, wolves,
raccoons (Texones), rabbits and others.

93. There are also s12 many varieties
of land birds: hens of the land (which
over here are called turkeys) (Pabos),
hens of Castile, ducks, geese, parakeets,
nightingales (Ruysehores) [probably the
mockingbird], cardinals, canaries,
which in other places are called Mari-
posas (butterflies). And among the
seabirds there is a great diversity [as
well].

94. Among the trees, t12 pines, Varias,
live oaks, oaks, white and black laurels,
cedars (?) (Savins), palms, cypresses,
sweetgums, Cascas, sassafras and ash
grow to a very great size. And among
the fruit-trees, olives, walnuts, hick-
ory-nuts, quince, persimmon, mulber-
ries, peach, pear, cherries, white and
black fig, citron, grapefruit, royal
lemon and [lemon] of the land, oranges
of all types. Very good grapes,
pomegranates, v12 watermelons, melons,
peanuts (Manies), blueberries and many
other wild [fruits] grow and flourish
there.


95. Grains x12 are somewhat scarce,
not because they will not grow, but,
because no one has taken the care to
bring in the seed and plant them. It
produces beans of many types, peas,
chick-peas, and all the greens of
Castile, but of greater size and vigor.

96. Among the aromatic herbs y12
there are ginger, fennel, sweet marjo-
ram, sweet-basil, rosemary, incense,
Castilian and native clover, and others.
Among the flowers there are the rose
which is called, of Castile, and here, of
Alexandria, a rose of a rose-bush of
five petals with the same perfume and
color as those of Castile, white lilies,
marigolds, lilies of all types, crab ap-
ple, carnations, myrtle (?) (cambusteras)
and others.

97. Among medicinal herbs z12 there
are many; but the principal ones are
two, which are royal and white. Itamo
and another, which the Indians call
Chitubexatica, without which no one
travels, because it possesses such power
and efficacy for healing wounds,
which, however deep and numerous
they may be, are cured, purged,
cleansed, and healed in a very few days
with this herb. An oil als is also ex-
tracted from nuts and that of bitter
acorns, and the balsam of Baria, which
is highly prized, and, likewise, waters
of the borages, b13 rose, clover, viper
grass, and also the maidenhair fern of
the spring, rustic cumin, sorrels,
chinabrier root, the violet; and in this
[matter] of medicinal herbs it is a
common opinion that nowhere else are
so many found and of such quality as
in Florida, even though many are not
known by its natives. A blackberry
syrup is also produced, that is a good
tonic.

98. In what pertains to the fishing, c13
there are many and it is very good be-




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