Samuel Pasco


The Seminole War. - The treaty negotiated with the Florida tribes of Indians at Moultrie Creek, September 18, 1823, provided for their removal to a location on the peninsula designated in the treaty, but by an additional article some of the principal chiefs and their connections were allowed to remain in Middle Florida upon certain bodies of land granted to them for their use and occupation. The main body of the Indians removed to the district assigned to them during the winter of 1824. They had left their old homes and hunting grounds with great reluctance. They were not satisfied with their new location and through their agent, Gad Humphreys, petitioned for an extension of their boundary line further north. Additional issues of provisions were made to them, for their removal had interfered with the cultivation of their crops.