Before the Storm
If he was not recruiting plantation slaves, then John Horse may have been stationed near the coast, where Seminole allies carried on an illegal arms trade with Cuba and the Bahamas. The Black Seminoles had strong ties to the two regions. These ties were now vital, since Agent Thompson had forbidden the sale of ammunition to the tribe.
Covington Seminoles 53, Mahon 47, 59, Sprague Origin 86.
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