Appeals for Help
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.
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."
Sources: Porter Black 113, Negro 337, Foreman Five 237, Kieffer
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