Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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He replied that the Indians were dispersed over an extensive country and it would take a long time to collect them- that Tampa Bay was too distant. G. J. then proposed Fort Dade to which he assented, and promised to meet him there on the 18th instant with all the chiefs to whom messages could be sent. He remarked, however, that he could not be accountable for the Micasukees. They were dispersed in small parties, and he could neither say whether they would visit G. J.

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or cease hostilities, but he believed they were tired of the war. Genl. J. acceeded to the arrangement to meet them at Fort Dade of the 18th. The chiefs with their party about twenty remained all night near our camp – some of our friendly chiefs with them. and as the latter informed me, they spent the greater part of the night in conference with them.
February 4. Jumper came into camp and took breakfast with General Jesup- Aligator and Abraham, with their followers, also came in.