Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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Obtained- on this information Genl. J. prepared an expedition of the mounted men against Cooper, Micanopy, and Philip, who could have been attacked in succession - also an expedition of a small regular force, and a battalion of Indian warriors, against Aligators band – The troops intended for these expeditions were directed to hold themselves in readiness to move at a moments warning. On suggesting his views to Gov. Call, Genl. J. found that the governor was strongly opposed to them, and in favor of the

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return of the army to the Withlacoochee, where he expected Powell with his warriors would be found. Genl. J. believed that his own plan was preferable; but the time of service of the Tennesseans had nearby expired, and he believed it to be his duty to employ them during the few days which still remained, and he was reluctantly compelled to postpone his own plan in order to provide for their movement to the interior. To obtain horses for the wagons he was compelled to dismount