The final item for President Dallas’s term concerned the Florida territory. Florida, a colony of the Spanish Crown, had been the source of a number of raids on the United States by the Seminole Tribe. Florida had become a burden on the Spanish, who could not afford to garrison the colony or send additional settlers. Spanish Envoy Luis de Onis y Gonzalez-Vara reached out to Secretary of State Thaddeus Stevens with a proposition: Spain would cede Florida to the United States in exchange for establishing a boundary between the Viceroyalty of New Spain and the United States.
The Adams [Stevens]-Onis treaty is a difficulty 5 issue for the Secretary of State and Congress. If resolved, Reserves -5, Popularity +2. If failed/ignored, Popularity -2.
@Navaronegun, will you allow Secretary Stevens to go forward with negotiations, or will you instruct him to ignore the Spanish offer?