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Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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Communicated with Commodore Dallas and Captain Crab. W. [?] from Alabama gave me information of the movement to Mobile Point of the Indian families. Apprehensive that the Seminoles many hear it- such a measure, if known to them, would impair their confidence in our promises.
March 20th. Wrote Captain Page – ordered him to Tampa Bay. Sent Major Willson to investigate the circumstances attending the outrages committed on the Indians in Alabama. Sent Jim Boy’s Indians to Tampa- Jim remained with me and dined with Micanopy. Micanopy took leave of me and promised to join me at Tampa in 16 days. Abraham returned with a

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message from Micanopy on the subject of the Negroes of citizens. It was arranged that they should be brought in and delivered at Fort Armstrong; and that they should not be brought south of the Ouithlacoochee.
21. Received a communication from Captain Mix requesting that the Garrison of Fort Foster with the Marines of the United States ship Concord, might be ordered. [The following line was crossed out: "... to join. The order was given to relieve the garrison, and Captain Crabb was written to on the subject."]
Major Childs reported that he had detained a citizen at Fort Armstrong who was in search of Negroes. He was instructed not to permit any citizen to pass South of that fort.