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f their domain by France to Spain, by the treaty of 1763, they formed an assembly of representatives of each parish in the colony, which resolved to ask the King of France to observe their loyalty, and not sever them from his dominions. They sent John Milhet, a wealthy merchant of New Orleans, as their envoy to Paris, to present their petition to Choiseul; but that minister said, It may be France cannot bear the charge of supporting the colony's precarious existence. On July 10, 1765, Antonio de Ulloa wrote a letter in Havana to New Orleans, and announced to the authorities there that he had received orders to take possession of Louisiana in the name of the Spanish monarch. He landed there on March 5, 1766, with civil officers, three Capuchin monks, and eighty soldiers. The colonists received him coldly. The French garrison of 300 soldiers refused to enter the Spanish service, nor would the inhabitants consent to give up their nationality. Ulloa could only direct a Spanish commis
r; Circe, 2 guns, 80 horse power; Edetaua, 2 guns, 80 horse power; Ceres, 2 guns, 80 horse power. Building--Consuelo, Cavadonga, Cartagenera, Cruz, Juanita, Cristina, Isabel II. Smaller Vesseis.--15 luggers, mystices and feluccas. Steam vessels.--Isabel II, 16 guns, 500-horse power; Francisco de Asis, 16 guns, 500-horse power; Isabel la Catolica, 16 guns, 500-horse power; Blasco de Garay, 6 guns, 350-horse power; Colon, 6 guns, 350-horse power; Jorga Juan, 6 guns, 350-horse power; Antonio Ulloa, 6 guns, 350-horse power; Pizerro, 6 guns, 350-horse power; Herman cortes, 6 guns, 350-horse power; Balboa, 6 guns, 350-horse power; Castilla, 3 guns, 300-horse power; Leon, 2 guns, 230-horse power; Vulcano, 6 guns, 200-horse power; Santa Ysabel, 4 guns, 180-horse power; Alvaro Bazin, 5 guns, 160 horse power; Reina de Castilla, 2 guns, 160-horse power; Pilos, 4 guns, 150-horse power; Liniers; 4 guns, 120-horse power; Vigilante, 2 guns, 120-horse power; Alberta, 2 guns, 120-horse power; C