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Rebellion November - December 1835     
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Slave Quarters on St. George Island, Florida
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Slave Quarters on St. George Island, Florida, circa 1852. New-York Historical Society.
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As the white citizens slept, the Seminoles plotted. Abraham and other black leaders visited plantations in St. Johns County south of St. Augustine, recruiting allies and spreading rumors of war. There is no record of John Horse's actions from this time, but as an "Indian Negro" well known to the plantation slaves and affiliated with the influential chief Alligator, he was probably among the recruiting parties.

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Sources: Porter Negro 266-67.
Part 2, War: Outline  l  Images
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 Trail Narrative
 + Prologue
 + Background: 1693-1812
 + Early Years: 1812-1832
 - War: 1832-1838
+ Prelude to War
Jackson's Rise
Payne's Landing
Creek Country
Seminole Outrage
Osceola
Before the Storm
+ Revenge
+ Deceit
+ Liberty or Death
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion