During the summer of 1837, virtually all military operations against the Seminoles ceased. For several months after General Thomas S. Jesup’s agreement with the Indians in March, only sporadic fighting had occurred in Florida. The Army was employed in encouraging the Indians to assemble for emigration to the West as provided by the truce and in exploring the country. At the same time, however, additional troops were arriving to resume hostilities, if this should become necessary. The Seminoles, on the other hand, used this period to delay their embarkation and at the same time to continue their attacks upon white settlements. The resumption of the war, consequently, was inevitable.
White, Jr., Frank L.
"The Journals of Lieutenant John Pickell, 1836-1837,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 38
, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol38/iss2/6