Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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Thlassee Hatchee, accompanied by Captain Harris’ company of mounted marines, as and escort, and by Colonel Horton, Captain’s Crossman & Learle, and Lt. Linnard. He and the officers of his staff departed their swords and other arms and, leaving the escort, proceeded forward perhaps a half a mile to meet the party- Genl J. left Capts Crossman and Learle and Lt. Linnard and, with Colonel Horton, went forward-after riding about a mile they met the hostile chiefs attended by the officers, and the friendly Indian chiefs, and by several Indians and negroes. The hostile party

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seemed to be so much alarmed that Genl. Jesup sent an aid de camp to order his escort to camp- he also sent his arms to camp and entered into conversation with Jumper on the subject of the War, and the terms on which peace would be extended to the Indians. Jumper said the Micasukees had caused the war- that they were “bad people” & Micanopy had not been able to restrain them- that the Indians, particularly the Seminoles, were desirous of peace and wished to live on terms of friendship with the white people.