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Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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her husband came to see Gl J. Jumper informed Gl J. that he would have all the people of the nation brought in. He remarked that Micanopy had given the necessary orders, and that they would be obeyed; but he added the Indians are cautious and slow, and many of them were apprehensive of being punished.
April 22nd. Micanopy visited Gl J. in the morning on the subject of the subsistence of his men. That matter was satisfactorily arranged, and he took his departure for his camp. Jumper came in at dinner- his object was to visit the steam Boat in the harbor. He and Aligator went on board with several officers. The chiefs returned greatly pleased. Jumper left Gl J. at dark. About midnight Lt. Chambers called awake General J. and reported that

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the Seminole negroes had attempted to steal some of our wagon horses. They were detected, but fled and escaped- the horses were secured, and the belt of one of the thieves found. Several Indians and negroes applied to day to go within the pickets.
23rd. Jumper is in to day Cloud & Abram also- Genl J. informed Abram that the negro whose belt had been found must be punished. He promised that it should be done. Robert an influential negro chief came in – he could or would give but little information in relation to the negroes & Indians. In consequence of difficulties north of Fort Drane, Genl Armistead is placed in command of the that part of the territory north of the Ouithlacoochee, and east