Jesup meets with the Seminole leader Jumper (Otee Emathlar), who echoes the sentiment that the Miccosukees started the war. Jumper expresses dissatisfaction with lands assigned to the Seminoles in the west. Jumper promises to assemble other leaders for a conference with Jesup on February 18.
Holatoochee, Jumper, Cloud and other Seminole leaders inform Jesup that they intend to bring their property (cattle, slaves) with them if they agree to emigrate. Jesup declares that all Indians found north of the Hillsborough River will be considered hostile. Jesup agrees to compensate Seminoles for their cattle, and to allow blacks to accompany them west.
Jesup reports that Tustenegee Harjo (Mad Warrior) informed him about a dance to be held at his camp. According to Jesup, "[t]he dances of the Indians appears to be one of their religious ceremonies…they fast the whole of the day preceding, and take medicine…the ceremony seems to be a[n]…ancient one…altogether what they call a purification."
Jesup learns that a group of Creek Indians friendly to the United States, headed by Echo Harjo, met with Powell (Osceola), Coacoochee (Wildcat) and Sam Jones (Abieka) near the Saint Johns River. They agreed to come in, but expressed great difficulty in assembling their people. Osceola describes the Miccosukees, who refused to cooperate, as a "band of wild hogs."
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