Now a leading merchant power, England was restricted in its trade with Spanish colonies. Her vessels were seized entering Spanish waters.
TH E WAR OF JENKINS' EAR
One English shipmaster, RobertJenkins, claimed Captain Juan Fandino cut off his ear exclaiming, Carry your ear to qour king and tell him I would serve him likewise!" The ear, shown in parliament, set off the war. The attack was directed against Bfloodq Morsh Spain's commerce and colonies. st, Auvstioe In one year, Captain Fandino and other privateers brought 30 English prizes into St Augustine harbor.
Spanish roops from St.Augustine and Havana and the attackers withdrew. advanced into Georgia. The were turned back at Bloodq Marsh in r1742.
This is a transcript of Governor Manuelde Montionds reply to Oglethorpe's demand for surrender.
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