In his anger, Jesup resorted once again to treachery. Before the escape, he had dispatched the Cherokee leader John Ross on a peace mission to the Seminoles. Ross brought in Micanopy and 81 followers for talks. While negotiating with them under a flag of truce, Jesup
began to fear another mass escape. To forestall such an outcome, he simply seized the allies as prisoners of war. Ross was outraged, Micanopy stunned.
The chief's followers were deported almost immediately. Micanopy wept as his boat pulled from the shore.
Jarvis "Diary" 23, Mahon 223, Foreman "Report" 428-36.
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