Jesup Diary

Jesup Diary

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Wrote to Genl. Macomb on the subject of the campaigne. Wrote to W. Gould of Lt. Creighton on the subject of negroes in the possession of Indians. Ques. Did not the treaty at Paynes Landing absolve the Indians from all obligations to restore slaves and other property taken from citizens previously? The govt. [?] seven thousand dollars as the amount to be paid for spoliations and by that act it took the place of the Indians as regards claimants.
May 5. No information from the Seminoles. The emigration is becoming hopeless. Aligator has not returned, and perhaps will not. Jim Boy called to say that

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Echo Harjo proposed to visit Powell who is his relation, and bring him in. Sent out for him authorized him to go- he will set off in the morning. George a nephew of Cloud came in- one of his sisters is a prisoner- he has been long anxious to obtain her release with that of her children- Genl. J. permitted him to take them out of the Picketts to day- he is to have charge of them and they are to report to the Inspector General twice a week. -------- informed General J. that Cooley had said to the Seminoles that there was an Island near the place where he formerly resided to which if- they would retire Genl J.