Overall, the British complaints revealed the effectiveness of King Charles' Edict. By the 1730s, scores of black fugitives had found a home in Spanish Florida. Some settled with Indian allies outside of St. Augustine. Most settled in or around the city itself. The Spanish granted freedom to the maroons (provided that they accepted the Catholic faith) and organized them into military companies under their own commanders.
Twyman 31-47, Landers 27-60.