John K. Mahon


The treaty of Moultrie Creek or Camp Moultrie, of 1823, quickly revealed more weaknesses than strengths. Conspicuous among them was the absence of any deadline date by which the Seminoles were expected to be within the boundaries of their reservation. Very shortly it became obvious that the Indians were dissatisfied with the treaty, did not want to move, and were in no hurry to do so. Even after months had passed, still only a few had entered the reservation.