Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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Recd dispatches from Lt. Col. Harney. He reports that several Indians had visited For Mellon- that they would drive in cattle- and that the soldier of Genl Hernandez command had been killed, not by the Seminoles by the Creeks or Uchees. Coi Harjo visited Genl J. today- he says he was a party to the treaty of Paines Landing and of Fort Gibson-that he had seen the country west of the Mississippi, was pleased with it, and desired to remove to it. He was opposed to the war; but when Charlie Emathla was killed he was compelled to withdraw to the head of the St. John’s to avoid a similar fate.
18th. Micanopy visited Genl J. accompanied by Abraham- he is evidently sincere in his intentions to execute the treaty

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in good faith. It is doubtful whether he can control his people so far as to induce them, or even a majority of them, to go to the west. He promised to have an emigrating party in readiness as soon as the Indian negroes arrive. Georges, (a nephew of Cloud,) who had been sent out by Micanopy & Cloud to order in and hasten the movements of the Indians, and in a report last night- he says Jumper, Alligator, and Tiger Tail are on their way with their respective bands, and will be in on the 19th or 20th. A report was recd. from Major Zantzinger stating that rations had been issued to Eufaula Harjo’s party of fifty five persons.