In this address there may be perceived something of the shock and consternation resulting among the residents of British Florida from the sudden intelligence that the country was to be handed back to Spain and desuetude, and they were to be homeless. The high historical value of the document, however, lies in that it is a list of “the principal inhabitants of East Florida” at the time of the cession.
"Address of the “Principal Inhabitants of East Florida” to Governor Tonyn, June 6, 1783,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 8:
3, Article 9.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol8/iss3/9