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The Indian Frontier in British East Florida; Letters to Governor James Grant from
British Soldiers and Indian Traders.

This webpage focuses on the activities and observations of British soldiers assigned to Fort St. Marks as expressed in their letters to Colonel James Grant, the governor of British East Florida. Also included are letters from the governor to the commanders at the fort, and correspondence between the governor and his superior officers, and John Stuart, the British Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Southern Provinces.

The correspondence can be found in the James Grant of Ballindalloch Papers, Governorship Series, National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh. Microfilm copies of the correspondence can be found at the Library of Congress, Washington, and the Jay I. Kislak Foundation, Miami Lakes, Florida.

The letters and documents were transcribed by James Hill, a graduate student in the Department of History at the University of North Florida and the College of William and Mary. Original spelling was retained except in cases where the meaning was distorted. The correspondence is identified by names of author and recipient, the location where the letter was written, and by date. To located the documents in the James Grant of Ballindalloch Papers, they are cited as JGP: R (for microfilm number) and F (for frame number or numbers within the roll)

Index of Letters

14 September 1764 James Grant to James Pampellone, or Officer Commanding at Appalaché

26 September 1764 Return of his Majesty’s Ordinance and Stores, Present at the Garrison at Appalacha

25 September 1764 John Stuart to Creeks at Apalachee

27 September 1764 Chehayaché to John Stuart, Apalachee

29 September 1764 James Pampellone to James Grant, A Return of the Provisions and Liquor in Store at Apalache

1 October 1764 James Pampellone, Lieutenant, 9th Regiment, Commanding at Apalache, to James Grant, Apalachee

12 October 1764 John Stuart to James Grant, Pensacola

1765

21 January 1765 James Pampillone. Names of the Indian Towns, Number of Gun Men, and the miles distant from St Mark’s Fort Apalache

25 April, 1765 James Pampellone to James Grant, Apalachee, Return of Provisions in store at Apalache

22 March 176[5?] A trader at Apalachicola,  Ed Haynes to Commander

26 April 1765 James Pampellone to James Grant, Apalachee

15 May 1765 James Grant to James Pampellone, St. Augustine

18 June 1765 James Spalding to James Grant, St. John’s River Upper Store

7 July 1765 James Grant to James Pampellone, St. Augustine

8 July 1765 James Grant to Denys Rolle, St. Augustine

22 July 1765 John Stuart to James Grant, Charles Town

23 July 1765 James Pampellone to James Grant, St. Mark’s

10 August 1765 James Grant to John Stuart, St. Augustine

11 August 1765 James Grant to Henry Bouquet, St Augustine

24 August 1765 James Grant to James Pampellone, St. Augustine

16 September 1765 James Pampellone to James Grant, St. Mark’s

16 September 1765 Ensign John Hawkins, 9th Regiment, to James Grant, St. Mark’s

16 September 1765 James Pampellone to James Grant, St. Mark’s

16 September 1765 James Pampellone to James Grant, St. Mark’s

16 September 1765 Robert Roberts to Charter arriving at Apalachee

17 September 1765 James Pampellone to James Grant, St. Mark’s

11 October 1765 James Pampellone to James Grant, St. Mark’s

1766

15 December 1766 James Grant to John Stuart, St Augustine

December 1765 George Swettenham to James Grant

13 January 1766 James Grant to General Gage, St. Augustine

13 January 1766 George Swettenham to James Grant, Apalachee

31 January 1766 George Swettenham to James Grant, Apalachee

5 May 1766 James Burgess to George Swettenham, somewhere in the Creek nation

May 1766 George Swettenham to James Grant, Apalachee

17 June 1766 James Spalding to James Grant, St John’s River

4 November 1766 James Grant to Thomas Gage, St. Augustine

11 November 1766 James Grant to John Simpson, St Augustine

26 November 1766 John Simpson to James Grant, Apalachee

15 December 1766 James Grant to John Stuart, St Augustine

1767

4 January 1767 James Grant to Colonel Taylor, St Augustine

17 January 1767 Excerpt of James Grant to the Earl of Shelburne, St. Augustine

3 February 1767 John Simpson to James Grant, Apalachee

3 April 1767 John Stuart to James Grant, Charles Town

30 April 1767 Thomas Gage to James Grant, New York

30 June 1767 James Grant to Thomas Gage, St. Augustine

21 July 1767 James Grant to Ensign Wright, St. Augustine

21 Jul 1767 James Grant to Pierce Sinnott, St Augustine

21 July 1767 James Grant to the Lower Creeks, St Augustine

22 July 1767 James Grant to Frederick Haldimand, St Augustine

27 July 1767 James Grant to John Stuart, St Augustine

1768

22 February 1768 James Grant to Frederick Haldimand, St Augustine

23 February 1768 James Grant to Ensign Wright, St Augustine

2 March 1768 Pierce A. Sinnott to James Grant, St Marks

8 April 1768 Frederick Haldimand to James Grant, Pensacola

21 May 1768 George Swettenham to James Grant, Londonderry

25 June 1768 Thomas Gage to James Grant, New York

25 August 1768 James Grant to Thomas Gage, St. Augustine

27 August 1768 Frederick Haldimand to James Grant, Pensacola

28 September 1768 James Grant to Earl of Hillsborough, St Augustine

20 October 1768 James Wright to James Grant, Savanna

29 October 1768 John Gordon to James Grant, Charles Town

16 December 1768 John Stuart to James Grant, Charles Town

21 December 1768 John Stuart to James Grant, Charles Town

22 December 1768 James Grant to John Stuart, St Augustine

1769

1 February 1769 James Grant to John Stuart, St Augustine

4 March 1769 James Grant to William Knox, St Augustine

15 March 1769 John Stuart to James Grant, Charles Town

15 June 1769 James Wright to James Grant, Savannah

19 July 1769 John Gordon to James Grant, Charles Town

4 August 1769 John Stuart to James Grant, Charles Town

4 August 1769 Earl of Hillsborough to James Grant, Whitehall

1 September 1769 John Gordon to James Grant, Charles Town

4 September 1769 James Grant to John Stuart, St Augustine

18 September 1769 James Grant to John Gordon, St Augustine

23 September 1769 Charles Stuart to James Grant, Apalachee

3 October 1769 John Gordon to James Grant, Charles Town

6 December 1769 James Grant to John Gordon, St Augustine