Spanish Invasion Collection Finding Aid

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Spanish Invasion Collection, 1742 – 1748
Upon the outbreak of England’s war with Spain, North Carolina raised four companies of one hundred men each to join other colonial troops in the siege of Cartagena (in present-day Colombia). In addition to the four hundred men raised for the Cartagena expedition, it was necessary for the colony to raise forces for the defense of its coast. Spanish attacks on North Carolina shipping and port towns were continuous from 1741 to 1748. The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle (1748) ended the war in Europe and in America as well, and Spanish depredations along North Carolina’s coast came to an end. The Spanish Invasion Collection is an artificial collection compiled by Archives staff. It contains claims, receipts, accounts, and muster rolls. (1 box)