Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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Echo harjo to inform Genl. Jesup that they had with great difficulty collected the body of the Nation, but that some of their people were still out- they would collect them as soon as possible and move in to Tampa and go immediately off that their faces were turned to the West and they would not change the direction they had taken. Coi harjo declared it to be his wish to the country assigned to him as soon as possible- he had visited it and was pleased with it. Powell desired him to inform Genl J. that he rejoiced at the return of peace- he had great difficulty in finding his people and collecting them together- he had been delayed but would be sure

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to come in. He has great difficulty in consequence of sinister reports from Tampa Bay- He says the Seminoles, and particularly the Miccasukeys, are like a gang of wild hogs- you fire at them and they scatter. with some difficulty they are reassembled- approach them they scatter again; and you have to send take hogs away them, and it will then be a long time before you can tame them so as to drive them. The Indians had been scattered by the troops- on peace being made by the chiefs most of them were collected- the reports from Tampa were like shots and scattered them again they have collected most of them and are taming them. But some time must elapse before