cal year ending June 30, 1900, the foreign trade of the port was: Imports, $1,124,671; exports, $7,151,720. In 1899 the assessed valuation of all taxable property was $17,293,458. The population in 1890 was 54,955; in 1900, 55,807.
History.—Provoked by the attack on St. Augustine by the South Carolinians in 1706, the Spaniards fitted out an expedition to retaliate.
It consisted of five vessels of war, under the command of the French Admiral Le Feboure, bearing a large body of troops from Havana.
It was proposed to conquer the province of South Carolina and attach it to Spanish territory in Florida.
The squadron crossed Charleston Bar
（May, 1706), and about 800 troops were landed at different points.
Then the commander made a peremptory demand for the surrender of the city, threatening to take it by storm in case of refusal.
Governor Moore, apprised of the expedition, was prepared for it. When the flag arrived with the demand for a surrender, he had so disposed the provincia