Hicks' words were translated by the delegation's black interpreter, Abraham. By 1826, Abraham was emerging as one of the most important Black Seminoles. Within three years, he would be described as their leader, the "head of about five hundred negroes, of whom he is legislator, judge, and executioner." Over the next twelve years Abraham would play a decisive, sometimes controversial role in the life of John Horse and his people.
Sprague Origin 100, Cohen 239.
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