Jesup took the criticism in stride. He said that if the public had approved of his treaty, he would have doubted its efficacy. The general had reason to feel optimistic. Seminole allies were gathering by the hundreds at Fort Brooke near Tampa Bay. As
the rebels put down their arms and prepared for emigration, the war-torn region finally enjoyed an interval of peace.
Mahon 201, Kieffer 166, ASPMA 7: 795, 837. ©
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