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Natchez in Adams County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

The British Assume Control and Shelter Tories

Les Britanniques prennent le contrôle et abritent des conservateurs

 

— Fort Rosalie —

 
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July 20, 2019
1. The British Assume Control and Shelter Tories Marker
Inscription.  
Following the French and Indian War, as a result of the Treaty of Paris of 1763, England acquired French Canada and Spanish Florida. The British divided Florida into two provinces, East and West Florida, which included the southern half of present-day Mississippi and the Natchez District.

Natchez attracted a large settlement of Anglo-American settlers after 1775, when West Florida became a refuge for "Tories" (British loyalists) who were fleeing the Atlantic colonies on the eve of the American Revolution. Vast stretches of fertile lands lured loyal Englishmen and Scotsmen to the region, colonists who wished to continue to live under the rule of "His Britannic Majesty." In Natchez, the British now called the former French fort, Fort Panmure. The British never had strong control of West Florida, and in 1779 the Spanish Governor of Louisiana, Bernardo de Galvez, had little difficulty in seizing Natchez.

French Text
Suite à la guerre contre les français et les Indiens, et suite au traité de Paris de 1763, l'Angleterre acquiert le Canada français et la Floride espagnole. Les Britanniques ont divisé Ia Floride en deux provinces,

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July 20, 2019
2. The British Assume Control and Shelter Tories Marker
Marker is 4th from left.
l'est et l'ouest de la Floride, qui comprenaient Ia moitié sud de l'actuel Mississippi et le district de Natchez.

Natchez attira une colonie importante de colons anglo-américains après 1775, lorsque la Floride occidentale devint un refuge pour les «tories» (loyalistes britanniques) qui fuyaient les colonies de l'Atlantique a la veille de la Révolution américaine. De vastes étendues de terres fertiles attirérent de fidèles Anglais et Écossais dans la région, des colons qui souhaitaient continuer à vivre sous la domination de «Sa Majeste britannique». A Natchez, les Britanniques appelèrent l'ancien fort français, Fort Panmure. Les Britanniques n'ont jamais eu un contrôle important sur Ia Floride occidentale et, en 1779, le gouverneur espagnol de Louisiane, Bernardo de Galvez, a eu peu de difficulté à s'emparer de Natchez.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 31° 33.395′ N, 91° 24.606′ W. Marker is in Natchez, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker is on South Canal Street near Green Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Natchez MS 39120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Natchez Revolt (here, next to this marker); French Retaliation & the Second Fort Rosalie (here, next to this marker); The French Build a Fort and a Colony

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(here, next to this marker); The Spanish Lay Out a Permanent Town (here, next to this marker); The Natchez People (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The French in North America (about 500 feet away); The European Struggle for Control (about 500 feet away); Natchez (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natchez.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2019.
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