There is no doubt that in the British imperial heaven the scheme of things after 1763 called for the Floridas to become to the American South what Lake George and Quebec were to the American North. A brief study of British regiments in St. Augustine in the eighteenth century demonstrates how military units were assigned to East Florida. Unfortunately the article brings into print once again, although this time through omission, what is proving to be the myth of the financial plight of the Floridas during the period of English occupation. Professor Charles Loch Mowat’s writings also accepted the theory of the near bankruptcy of the English administration.
Sturgill, Claude C.
"John Bull's Stinginess in East Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 50
, Article 8.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol50/iss3/8