Throughout the 1700s, meanwhile, the British pursued a number of policies to recover fugitives from Florida. They offered scalp bounties to Indian slave hunters.* In 1732, they founded Georgia as a free state, hoping that its all-white towns would serve as a useful buffer between the Carolinas and Florida.
Finally, in 1763, European intrigues accomplished what the British slaveholders could not: under the Treaty of Paris, Spain ceded Florida to England.
Landers 34, Coleman 13-17, 97-112, Hewatt 2: 71-73.
*The practice of offering scalp bounties had a long history in British and Spanish North America. Mercenaries were paid for returning the scalps of targeted enemies, in this case, fugitive black slaves.