Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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Abraham came in with a flag and reported that Jumper, Holach Touchee, Aligator & other chiefs were on the way to visit Genl J. He was accompanied by a nephew of the Indian Chief Cloud.
Feb. 19th. Abraham came in to day- the chiefs have not arrived. Genl J is apprehensive they may deceive him.
20th. The hostile chiefs not having arrived, Genl J. sent an express to Lt. Col [?] directing his purchase at Savannah of four hundred good horses. The Indian chiefs sent in messengers to account for their

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delay- they were detained by high waters and had mistaken the day- they found it difficult to call in all the chiefs, in consequence of their being to much dispersed. Wrote to the Secty of War. Wrote to Major Cross on the subject of fresh horses. Acted on the proceedings of a General Court martial on the cases of the Alabama militia men.
21. Addressed his Excellency Gov. Schley of Georgia on the subject of the defense of Georgia and Alabama. The Indian Chiefs have not yet arrived.
22. Lt. Col Crane directed to