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Rebellion May 16, 1844     
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St. Johns Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.
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The Jesups regularly attended St. Johns Episcopal Church in Washington, shown here with the White House in the background, as it appeared in 1816. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
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In Washington, the group called on their former enemy, General Jesup. The Quartermaster received them warmly at his home on 'F' Street. Years later, Coacoochee still recalled the "good dinner" that the general's wife prepared and the hospitality of his daughters, who entertained the delegation with songs in the parlor.

After the formalities, Coacoochee put his case before the general. He threw the blame for the Seminole situation on the Creeks:

"[T]hey would take by force our Negro property from us, as many bad men among them were setting up unjust claims to many of our Blacks, on which account we still remain in the Cherokee nation."

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Sources: Porter Black 113, Negro 337, Foreman Five 237, Kieffer 232-33.
Part 3, Exile: Outline  l Images
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 Trail Narrative
 + Prologue
 + Background: 1693-1812
 + Early Years: 1812-1832
 + War: 1832-1838
 - Exile: 1838-1850
+ Shifting Alliances
+ American Justice
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Assassination
Washington
"The Hero"
Federal Allies
Southern Enemies
Marcellus Duval
Frontier Justice
American Justice
+ A New Frontier
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion