may 9, 1744 - King George’s
The War of Jenkins' Ear broke out in 1739 between Spain and Great Britain but was confined to the Caribbean and conflict b/t Spanish FL and the neighboring British Province of GA. The War of the Austrian Succession began in 1740, but at first, did not involve either Britain or Spain militarily. War was only formally declared between Britain and France in March 1744. Massachusetts did not declare war until June 2.
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