Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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April 29th. The agent and assistant went out to day to enrol the Indians.
7. [?] returned from Volusia and reported that he had seen two large trails of Indians who recently crossed the road- one, longer than the other, he supposed had been made by the women and children the other, smaller and more recent, was made by men. He and his companion followed them, came up with them unperceived, & supposes there were two hundred and fifty of them- they carried large packs, were almost naked, and some of them were without guns. [?] also stated that the surveying party under Capt. Lee had found two Indian families almost in a state of nudity- they were subsisting on Alligators. The party advised

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them to join Micanopy- Cudjoe informed Gl. J. that his son had arrived- that he had seen Powell but a few days ago- that he was coming in. Sent Major Cross a check of Major Forsythe on the Manhattan Company for two hundred dollars, and a draft on Dr. John Creighton of Louisville Kentucky for four hundred and fifty dollars to take up a bond held by W. Bowie trustee of the heirs of French being for a payment on account of a farm on the heights of Georgetown, District of Columbia. The agent and assistant came in to night with the roll there are only 145 Indians 68 of them are warriors.
30. Tustenuck Harjo called to say that a Hitchitee Indian