The Minorcan Yoke 

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Just south of Americas oldest permanent city, St. Augustine, Florida, lie the ruins of the largest colony the English attempted to establish in the New World. New Smyrna was established in 1768 by 1,400 indentured servants; immigrating from the Mediterranean countries of Italy, Greece and the Balearic island of Minorca. Their nine turbulent year odyssey under English domination and servitude was a struggle to survive against tremendous odds. Our hero, Don Francisco Pellicer and his fellow colonist endure years of brutality, starvation, domination, love, marriage, rivalry, pirates, rebellion, hangings, murder, deadly weather, diseases and death. Through the hardships, more than half of the colonists perish. The 600 remaining soles would find their savior in Don Francisco Pellicer when he risks his life by escaping to seek help from the governor in St. Augustine. He then returns to the colony to lead his people to freedom.

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