When the Seminoles seized property outside Fowltown

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When the Seminoles seized property outside Fowltown, they sealed their own fate.  President James Monroe called on Jackson to lead forces into the area. Through  ambiguously worded orders, Monroe may have given Jackson permission to attack the  Indians within Spanish territory, but the President later denied he had done anything of  the kind. Nonetheless, Jackson would not be deterred anyway. He considered the  Spanish settlement in the Americas a scourge of the earth, his hatred of the Spanish  second only to his hate of the British. Jackson therefore led 2,000 troops across the  border into Florida, seizing the town of St. Marks. In short order, he captured both  Arbuthnot and Ambrister, tried them, and sentenced them to death. Leaving two  hundred troops behind to protect Fort Marks, Jackson left for Fort Gadsden. Along the 
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