Quietly, John Horse and Coacoochee spread the word of their new plan. Marcellus Duval was set to leave the Territory on a mission to Florida in late October. The allies bided their time. Finally, one evening in November, with Duval
safely gone, they seized the opportunity. Coacoochee and John Horse gathered up 200 allies. Riding in separate groups, the blacks and Indians fled the Territory, heading south for Mexico. Coacoochee bid death to any one who tried to stop them.
Sources: Foreman Five 262, Giddings Exiles 333, McReynolds 280.
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