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Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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A.W. Norman brought letters to Genl. J. from Govr. Call and Gl. Read- he proposes to establish manual labor schools- and has it in contemplation to write a history of the Seminole war. Also a poem having for its subject the massacre of Major Dade and his command. Made arrangements to send off a chief and several warriors of the Creek regiment to their families, in order to attend to the business necessary to be arranged before their departure for the west.
April 19. George, Clouds nephew, called to see Gl. J. he is engaged in tracing a report to certain whitemen that Gl. J. intended to deceive the Indians. Sent off the chief and warriors selected to go to Mobile Point. Tustenuck Harjo called to take leave before going to his camp.

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Introduced W. Norman to several officers, and authorized him to go into the interior. The cattle received from the Indians reported to have gone off last night- directed that they be pursued this morning. Aligator called with two subchiefs and several of his men and reported that Jumper was in the neighborhood and would visit me tomorrow. He spoke of reports in circulation which had an injurious effect on the Indians and caused them to doubt our good faith.
20. Aligator is still here- he brought his daughter to see me, and asked a bottle of wine for her- she is an ugly disgusting looking Squaw, excessively dirty, and constantly scratching her head, and spitting on the floor.
12st. Jumper, Micanopy & Cloud, with several sub chiefs, came in- Jumpers daughter with