Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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had visited John Hoponey and informed him that he had left Powell but a few days before- that he was coming in, but he had heard a report that it was the intention of Genl J. to seize and execute him- in consequence of which he had fallen back to the St John’s to wait further information. Major Graham came into camp he had seen John Hoponey, and confirmed the statement of Tustenuck Harjo.
May 1. Jumper and Abraham came in with a message from Micanopy. He sent word that John Cowaya had stolen five of our horses, and had run away with all his people, and that Aligator had gone in pursuit of him. Jumper informed General J. that his life and that of his

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son had been threatened by the Indians. John Hoponey came in and gave an account of the statements of the Hitchitee Indian who had visited him. He stated that Powell had gone towards the St. John’s to join Coi Harjo, in consequence of false reports having reached him from Tampa Bay of the intentions of Genl J. to execute him and a portion of his followers. Richard a guard taken by the Indians at Dade [?] returned.
May 2. Where a negro came in today with his family- he reports that the Indians are greatly alarmed- Abraham came in- he reported that Micanopy would send an armed force if necessary to take the horse thieves. Jim Boy & Tustenuck Harjo came in to day the latter informed