Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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we will agree on what we will do to night- we are tired of fighting and will not take up arms against the whites again. We do not expect to remain in the country, but agree to go, but we wish to go by land- that General J. replied could not be permitted. Jim Boy came to Genl J. in the evening to ascertain his views- he with the other friendly chiefs arranged among themselves to visit the Seminole camp tomorrow morning- They were prevented from going out this evening by the severe indisposition of John Hossoney’s son.
6. The friendly chiefs visited the Seminoles- had a long talk

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with them- and returned to camp perfectly satisfied that they were sincere in their wish for peace, and their promise to emigrate. The Seminole Chiefs came in about eleven o’clock & Genl J. met them in Council. When they agreed for themselves and the nation that hostilities should cease, and should not be resumed- that the whole nation should immediately emigrate to the country assigned to them west of the Mississippi. That until they emigrate they should place in the hands of the Genl commanding, hostages for the faithful performance of their