Article Title: The Floridas. From the Milledgeville Journal. Letter, St. Mary's, June 10. Mentions
arrival of Col. Nichols and Capt. Woodbine, principal agents of the British among the Creek Indians.
Published in: Connecticut Courant
Place of Publication: Hartford, CT
Publication Date: 7/12/1815
The following extract of a letter from a gentleman in St. Mary's, to the Executive of Georgia leaves
little doubt of Florida having been secretly transferred by Spain to the British government.
" St Mary's, June 10. " It is proper your Excellency should know, that on the 7th inst. a brig and
transport arrived at Amelia Island with Col. Nichols, Capt. Woodbine, an Indian Chief, and his son.
They have been asked, if they were prepared to take possession of the Province ? One of them
replied, they were not yet supplied with money and provisions for the purposethat was the sole cause
of the delay ; the supply was soon expected."
We can now account for the insolence of Col. Nichols, and his attempting to foist himself into the
Creek Agency for Indian Affairs. Information has been received by Col. Hawkins, that the British white
force at Apalachicola, which was only 40 or 50, has been somewhat diminished ; and their number of
[illegible] troops increased 60 or 70, to about 500. ----Milledgeville Journal.