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Moultrie, John (1729-1798) | University of Miami Finding Aids

Name: Moultrie, John (1729-1798)

Historical Note: John Moultrie was a Lieutenant Governor of East Florida from 1771 to 1774 during British rule. He was a highly regarded planter from the Carolinas, known for producing some of the best indigo in Carolina. Moultrie brought many experienced slaves to Florida for the growing of indigo and rice as well as corn, beans and potatoes. Following the Revolutionary War and the loss of Florida by the British, Moultrie left for England and died in 1798.

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