Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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May 8th. Yorja and other chiefs called on business- they were curious to know when they could be allowed to retire to their homes. Captain Page came in from Micanopy’s camp- no news from Holatoochee. The messenger from Fort Mellon reports that Sam Jones had been in and would come on down to Tampa.
9. Directed that the garrison and stores be withdrawn from Fort Clinch. Part of the subsistence be taken to Fort King the remainder with all property except ordnance stores to be brought to this place. The ordnance stores to go to Mount Vernon arsenal. Jim Boy and Antonio expressed a desire to see Genl J. tomorrow on business and the general assented and

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appointed 10 o’clock A.M. to see them.
10. Micanopy, Jumper & other chiefs came in the spoke of the delay of their people. Genl. J. informed them that a party must move by the 20th instant- that Clouds people should go – and Antonios if they could be gotten ready- they reported [?] to be in on the 12th with an [?]. Jumper and Antonio both drunk. Sent Lt. Crossman with a [?] boat & four vessels to the mouth of Ouithlacoochee to remand the stores. Arranged with Captain Crabb to send the U States steamer to Pensacola for repairs. General J. recd letters from his family.
11. John Hoponey came in on business- he had conversed with Jumper and Cloud’s nephew- the latter