and that the Seminoles accustomed to a warm climate could not live in one so cold- that the Micasukees had caused the war, and had drawn the Seminoles in to it by threats and persuasions. He said that the Indians were greatly distressed, and would gladly make peace, and if Micanopy would consent to remove west they would go, though reluctantly. He set out in the evening, accompanied by Capt. Harris’ mounted company to secure him from attack from our Indians.
Feb.1 The Army fell back and took its former position on the Thlassee Hatchee, for the
purpose of preventing our Indians from going in advance of the encampment and thus interrupting his communication with the hostile chiefs.
2. The Army remained in position- several trails were examined to the right, left, and rear of the camp.
3. Abraham came in today and reported that Jumper and Aligator were on their way to see me; he returned to meet them accompanied by John Hoponnee, Yoholo Harjo, and also by Major Graham and Lt. Chambers. Genl Jesup crossed over the