By March 6th, Abraham had persuaded the principal chiefs representing the nation to meet with Jesup. After hearing the general out, the chiefs signed an agreement to cease hostilities and emigrate west by early
June. When notified of the agreement, Osceola reportedly "folded his arms and walked away." But even Osceola respected the armistice.
It was remarkable. Where four previous generals had failed, Jesup had succeeded
-- and in a matter of months. How?
Giddings Exiles 139, A&NC 4: 220, 236, ASPMA 7: 833-34. ©
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