With a new introduction by Carl E. Swanson. The governors of the Spanish settlement-St. Augustine-to avoid deprivations and starvation, ignored official policy and allowed illicit traders form the British colonies to sell rice, beek, pork, and other supplies paid for by gold and silver. The author demonstrates the value to a struggling and neglected colony of an extensive trade by privateers from the ports of the English colonies. Map illustrations. Tuscaloosa, 2004 University of Alabama Press reprint of the 1969 1st Ed. by the St. Augustine Historical Society, 99 Pages, 6 x 9, PB. Was $ 20.00.