Before the Storm
As the white citizens slept, the Seminoles plotted. Abraham and other black leaders
visited plantations in the two counties south of St.
Augustine, St. Johns and Mosquito Counties, recruiting allies and spreading rumors of war. There is no record of John Horse's actions from this time, but as an "Indian Negro" well known to the plantation slaves and affiliated with the influential chief Alligator, he was probably among the recruiting parties.
Porter Negro 266-67.
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