In June, the situation reached a climax on the national stage. Two years earlier, the Creeks had referred the legal status of the Black Seminoles to the U.S. Attorney General. They did this under the special provision of their 1845 treaty. Presidents Tyler and Polk both managed to delay the ruling, fearing its political consequences. Finally, in June of 1848, Polk let his
Attorney General speak.
Sources: Foreman Five 257, Lancaster 70-71.
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