Despite Jesup's successes, the key warriors continued to elude him. "[I]n all the numerous battles and skirmishes that have taken place," the general would later acknowledge, "not a single first-rate warrior has been captured." He was gaining respect for his adversaries:
"We have, at no former period of our history, had to contend with so formidable an enemy. No Seminole proves false to his country, nor has a single instance ever occurred of a first rate warrior having surrendered."
ASPMA 7: 825, 832, 872. ©
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