Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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March 22. Ordered Major Zantzinger to relieve Lt. Leib and directed the latter to report to Capt Crabb. Communicated with Captain Crabb, Capt. Mix, & Lt. Leib on the subject of the garrison commanded by Lt. Leib, and the Marines of the Concord. The Indian Chief have heard of the difficulties in which their families have been involved in Alabama- Genl J. has no official information on the subject. He had some difficulties in satisfying the chiefs.
March 23. A son of the chief Philip came in, also Cudjoes sons- Philip had sent for Abiaeca- he would have visited me had he been able, but, as his son says, he has

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been badly burned by his clothes taking fire. The son says all the Seminoles and Creeks in the country will obey the orders of Micanopy- He will call tomorrow in order to have a talk with John Hoponey and Yoholo harjo.
24. Philips son called on Genl J. John Hoponey & Yoholo Harjo met him and conversed with him for some time- they advised that all the Indians go to the west. To quiet the fears of the Indians as to their treatment, should they come in, Genl J. had recourse to the Bible- he informed the young Indian that this book contained the word of the great spirit, and referring to the death of Absalom by