Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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which were expected to pass and which it was believed would land at the Generals Wood Yard. Major Lomax joined to day.
9. General J. Set out in the afternoon for Henry Court House- passed the village three or four miles, to Wilsons, at the [?] Shoal where several Steam Boats were lying not able to pass the bar. Major Lomax was ordered to follow with his battalion by land.
10. Major Lomax came up- visited the Steam Boats- the Leflore has passed the bar- went on board having made conditional arrangements for the movement of the several detachments of troops, and ordered the discharge of one of the Steam boats lying above the bar.

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11th. Arrived at Mount Vernon- sent to the post office to ascertain whether dispatches had been sent to me by Governor Call- found none- sent dispatches to Governor from this place. Proceeded forward to Apalachicola.
12. Arrived at Apalachicola. Directed Major Clark at New Orleans to forward to Tampa Bay ten thousand bushels of corn and to employ and send to the same place, a master carpenter, and five or six good carpenters. Directed Major Crowe, q master at Palatka, to procure two hundred cords of wood for Steam Boats. Required a large supply of ordnance stores.
13. Steam Boat Merchant arrived from Tampa Bay- brought dispatches from