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Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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Micanopy complained to Gel J. that the Indians had been greatly imposed upon by the white men. He stated that the wolves were numerous in the country and often destroyed the young cattle of the citizens, and that the loss was often charged to the Indians and deducted from their annuities. Micanopy and Aligator came to spend the night in camp.
March 18. Met Micanopy to day in council- read and explained the articles of the Capitulation. He stated that he had authorized the chiefs, Jumper, Holahtoochee, and Yaholoachee to sign that instrument for him; he

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agreed to every article, and formally ratified it. He, Aligator, and John Hopony a friendly chief, dined with Genl J. Had a talk with Aligator after dinner in relation to the movement of his people to Tampa & thence. Two Tallassee chiefs came in to day- Acathlock Emathla and Holalgee Harjo chee- also some forty or fifty warriors. Recd a communication from Lt. Bell commanding at Fort Clinch. Reports that the fires had nearly disappeared in the Wacasassa. Micanopy and Aligator, with Abram spent the whole