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Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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have whiskey to drink and the Creeks should be denied. Promised to investigate the matter. Ascertained that Bunee took the Indian families away without the consent or even knowledge of the agent. Recd information that Powell could not succeed in obtaining the consent of the Miccasukeys to emigrate, and that they would probably become hostile.
May 27. Aligators broken days expired yesterday- nothing has been heard from him. He is evidently trifling and no doubt intends to remain out and perhaps become hostile. Gave orders to the different forts to be on the alert. The steamer Izzard arrived today. Governor Call was on board-also Lt. Vinton, Col. Fitzpatrick, W.

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Hawkins, Dr. Randolph – the boat was commanded by E.J. Wood who brought it hither to deliver it to the U. States. Recd a letter from General Read, with a present of a [?] of Champagne. Col. Wood brought Gl. J. some ice. Major Graham called to inform Genl. J. of the arrival of part of Alligators band.
May 28. Recd. dispatches from Col. Harney from Fort Mellon. A party of negroes had surrendered who give information that Micanopy has been disposed, and that Abiaca is now the principal chief of the nation- that the Indians had resolved not to emigrate, and would fight if the attempt was made to force them off.