Abraham, intepreter to Micanopy. Transcript of "talk" to Cae Hajo, Tampa Bay. Sept. 11, 1837; Letter to Thoma...

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Abraham, intepreter to Micanopy. Transcript of "talk" to Cae Hajo, Tampa Bay. Sept. 11, 1837; Letter to Thomas S. Jesup. Fort Deynand. April 25, 1838
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Negro Abraham to Gen, T. S Jesup. ommandin at Thipa Bay.

Fo0t Deynaud, Florida
2FoApril, 1838.

General,
I have the honour to present my' test respects to you.,
Myself and 'Tony Barnet have done everything promised by us,

and expect the General will & by us as he said at the beginning

of this Campaign. I send 'Tony to see you, and he can afterwards

come and Join me wherever I may be. We wish to get in writing

from the General, the agreement made with us., Wo will go with

the Indians to our new home, and wish to know how we are to be

protected, and who is to have the care of us on the road. We do

not live for ourselves only, but for our wives & children who

are as dcar to us as those of any other men. When vwe reach our

new homo we hope we shall be permitted to remain while the woods

remain green, and the water nmns. I have charge of all the red

people coming on to Pease's Creek, and all are satisfied to go

to Arkansaw. They all wish to see you, ,nd hope you will wait

until they come to Tampa* Whoever is to be chief Interpreter

we would wish to know. I cannot do any more than I have. I

have done all I can, my heart has been true since I came in

at TobopoKilka I wish 'Tony to come to Pease's Creek inrnmediately,

I hope Toskeegee is satisfied. All his Seminole Bretheren are

coming in. Hotatoochee has dcue well. All the black people are

contented I hope.
Yourt Servant
X his
Abram
mark
P.S. John Cavallo is in and contented. Glad to hear of the eaoe.


on cover: Abram
Abraham
25th April 1838 Geal, Jesaup
Comdg Army
Tampa
Reod. 30th Apl.'38





Negro Abraham to Gao Ha-jo


Tampa Bay
l1th Sept. 183?
Abram s ends th is talk
to Cae Halo.--,
When I heard that ynm had gone in to Fort King--I longed
to have a talk with you. but we are too far apart for that and I have
asked. our Ageont to write to yom what I wou ld say.
I wish you to remember that you and I went to Arkansas together
and now recollect that one rainy evening after passing a hill we sat
donm toge their ona bee tree thiich we had found & felled. The country

was a good one and while sitting there a deer came down close to us--
We had no arrows and could not shoot it. -- You said -- o"Abram, I

used to think that ;'f.l the whites hated us, bat now4 believe theey
wish
zaJt us to live this is a rich country amd wve will return hone and

tell the truth. That talk remains on my memory and my tongue and heart

remain the same. I have one tongueoA*& one heart only.
Now remember that during the late Treaty you and I sat down on a
pine tree near this post-- The country around was pi ne barred and we

were hungry % had nothing to eat. -- You sooke of the same subject as
then vwo sat together .n the bee tree in the rich soil of Arkansas.

0se Itajo -- You. have since talked to the Oreneral -.1 you then talked
to me. %ou Mid not know who would Kill you first the whites or

7r own people.
If you can believe me listen to me- and I have been knovn to you
so long that I think i I have a ri~pt to expect credit for uw talk.
Come in with as unnyof yr people as you can & if you cm bting none

come alone.
Do not sacrifice yourself to the advice of crazy men.
My heart is heavy for you and Micoonope & Jumper. If my advice was

ever friendly to $oa believe it to be so now.


The Miccosueos threaten me and you and others -- Why fear them?
conquered
Are the Seminoles Ix* by the Miocosucos --aI am not, for one,




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