Excerpt from History of Florida: From Its Discovery by Ponce De Leon, in 1512, to the Close of the Florida War, in 1842 Apart from the interest attached to Florida from its having been the first portion of the United States occu pied by Europeans, it is associated with some of the most interesting and romantic events in American history. Portions of its long and eventful history have been writ ten in the Latin, French, Spanish, and English languages. As early as I59I, De Bry published, in the Latin language. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.