Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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Sent to the Adjt General orders issued in the Creek nation with special orders issued in Florida.
March 2nd. Sent off expresses to Fort Brook, Fort Drane & Fort Call- instructed Major Childs in relation to soldiers of the 3rd infantry at his post.
Wrote to Major Cross on the subject of very private affairs, as well as on public matters. Gave leave of absence to Lt. Col Foster for thirty days in consequence of severe domestic afflictions. Lieut. Chambers made an experiment with an Indian rubber boat on a pond in the camp. It was found to be capable of carrying forty men. Cloud,

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one of the hostile chiefs, and several of the hostile Warriors, witnessed the experiment. Hostile Indians come to camp every day with venison and turkeys, and other proceeds of the chase. Let [?] go to Black creek- he rode my sorrel horse.
March 3. A heavy and steady rain commenced about an hour before day and continued until 11 o’clock. Several hostile Indians came in who had not been in camp previously. Two hastily returned from Tampa Bay having been permitted to visit their relations who were prisoners. The train came in from Tampa consisting of upwards of eighty wagons. Recd a letter from the Adjt Genl