During the score of years of British occupation little sugar was produced in Florida. The cultivation of sugar-cane was tried only experimentally and was practically limited to small plots of land on the plantations of Lieutenant Governor John Moultrie and Richard Oswald, Esq. In 1776 only one hogshead of sugar and another of molasses were exported, although the number of barrels, casks, and puncheons of rum shipped totaled seventy-eight.
Siebert, Wilbur H.
"The Early Sugar Industry in Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 35:
4, Article 5.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol35/iss4/5