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Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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with the military arrangements necessary to carry the order into effect.
May 14. Information received by Lt. Cochran of the Indians planting potatoes and repairing their huts- Major Thompson ordered to send a detachment to destroy the crops, burn the houses and capture or drive out the Indians or Negros: also to kill the horses and cattle. Recd from – by two Miccosukeys- Lt. Col. Harney the original of a communication of the 4th instant, a duplicate of which was recd on the 7th [?] by two Creek Indians. There is the same difference in all the acts of the two people the Creeks will do as much in a week as the Seminoles in a month.
15. Micanopy came in to day- he expresses himself out of patience with his people in con-

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sequence of their delay in coming in- the campaigne it is to be feared is a failure. The Seminoles will not come in without the application of force, and it is now too late in the season to operate in this country. Two of Jim Boys Indians who had accompanied Lt. Bainbridge came in with dispatches. They reported that they had seen an Indian who accompanied Col. Lane as a guide, and escaped from him in October- he informed them that he would come in if the other Indians should come, but if any remained out he would stay out also.
16. John Hoponey came to inform Genl J. that he had received information from Indians that whiskey