The citizens of Florida were jubilant at the capture of Osceola, but around the country Jesup's methods caused an uproar. The popular Niles National Register summed up the general feeling in its November 4, 1837 issue:
"We disclaim all participation in the 'glory' of this achievement of American generalship, which, if practised toward a civilized foe, would be characterized as a violation of all that is noble and generous in war."
Niles National Register November 4, 1837 in Motte 286. ©
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