Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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Holati Mico, the Peas creek chief came in to day to see me. Part of his people are in the neighborhood. Jim Boy has heard of the state of the affairs in Alabama came to see me on the subject – remained the whole afternoon- and prevented me from doing any business-he is a tiresome fellow, but may be made useful.
April 5. Holati Micco came today with Echo Harjo- they are relatives. He is for peace but not for emigration. Cloud came also- he is a fool, but a very brave man. William, a cousin of Micanopy, With several of Holatoochee’s men came in to day for provisions. They report that chief on the way with a number of his people. Micanopy sent in for provisions- he will probably be here tomorrow.
April 6. Great difficulties in consequence of the improper conduct

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of citizens at the fort. Martial Law may be necessary. All citizens prohibited from crossing the Hillsborough without permission. Several citizens have stolen horses and started towards Fort Drane ordered that they be stopped and sent back. They are discharged Alabama drafts. Micanopy visited Genl J. in company with Coacoochee the eldest son of Philip- the latter states that his father, Coi Harjo, Abiacea Tuskinsa & others, will come in with their people. They wish to take their cattle to Volusia. Found great difficulty with the Indians- they apprehend being robbed of their negroes. Have agreed to take their cattle at