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, owing to the state of public affairs, is forced to call a General Assembly, which meets......March 17, 1781 Don Bernardo de Galvez, assisted by a naval force under Admiral Solana, invests Pensacola; Forts St. Michel and St. Bernard garrisoned by 1,000 English under General Campbell; the magazine of fort exploding, General Campbell capitulates......March, 1781 Country west of Pensacola as far as the Mississippi River receded to Great Britain by Spain......1781 Expedition under Colonel Devereux sails from St. Augustine, and with fifty men captures the Bahama Islands from Spain......1783 By treaty, Great Britain cedes to Spain east and west Florida, evacuation to take place within three months......Sept. 3, 1783 Governor Zespedez, the new Spanish governor, arrives at St Augustine and takes possession of Florida in the name of the King of Spain......June, 1784 Alexander McGillivray, chief of the Creeks, forms a treaty with the Spanish governor in behalf of the Creek a