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Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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May 24. Gl. J. determined to hold the Appalachicola Indians accountable for any outrages committed by the fugitive creeks and wrote to Gov. Call requesting him to cause such information to be given to the Indians. Recd. dispatches from Lieut. Colonel Harney. He had been informed by a Seminole that there were many negroes on the St. Johns above Fort Mellon. Lieut. Peyton has been dispatched to explore the river towards its source. The country about Fort Mellon represented to be sandy, covered with Pines, & dotted with small cypress swamps and live oak hammocks.
May 25. Jim Boy came with

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four of his men, who are going out to communicate with Creeks who came to Florida last summer, and invite them to come in. Genl. J. gave them their instructions, and they departed. Captain Page came in from Micanopy’s camp, and reported that a runner had came to that chief with information that Coacoochee and Aligator with a large party would be in tomorrow or next day.
May 26. John Hoponey and Tustenugee Harjo came in today and reported that whiskey or gin had been taken into the Seminole Camp, and many of their people had been made drunk- they said their people thought it hard that the Seminoles should be