When the American Revolution broke out, West Florida did not join the rebels but remained loyal to Great Britain. While the records are meager and scattered for the period after the Revolution when Florida was retroceded to Spain, the evidence suggests that at least a majority, perhaps as many as two-thirds of the loyalists, remained in West Florida. But what of the other thirty to fifty per cent?
Starr, J. Barton
""The Case and Petition of His Majesty's Loyal Subjects, Late of West Florida","
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 59
, Article 7.
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