FLOR500, Garden 180 Manuel de Montiano, Spanish Governor (1685–1762) Montiano was Governor of Spanish Florida from 1737 to 1749. During his governorship, Fort Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose (Fort Mose) was established just north of St. Augustine. This was the first legally-sanctioned free black settlement in what is now the United States. He also began the construction of Fort Matanzas. Also, under Montiano’s leadership, St. Augustine’s residents were able to withstand a siege by English General James Oglethorpe.
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Manuel de Montiano, Spanish Governor

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Manuel de Montiano, Spanish Governor

(1685–1762)

Montiano was Governor of Spanish Florida from 1737 to 1749. During his governorship, Fort Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose (Fort Mose) was established just north of St. Augustine. This was the first legally-sanctioned free black settlement in what is now the United States. He also began the construction of Fort Matanzas. Also, under Montiano’s leadership, St. Augustine’s residents were able to withstand a siege by English General James Oglethorpe. 





 




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