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Title: [Letter] 1837 Sep. 7, Tampa Bay, Florida [to] Newton Cannon, Nashville, Tennessee / [Thomas] Jessup : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Jessup, [Thomas]

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Date: September 7, 1837
Extent: 3p
Summary:This is a letter from Major General Thomas Jessup to Governor Newton Cannon, dates September 7, 1837. Jessup is requesting troops for the war against the Seminoles.
Collection:Governor Newton Cannon Papers
Document: sl651

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Head Quarters Army of the South, Tampa Bay September 6th 1837.

I received by the last mail authority from the Secretary of War to call on your Excellency for such number of Volunteers as I might consider [unclear: necessary ] in prosecuting the war in Florida . Under that authority I respectfully request that twelve hundred men be called into service for six months unless sooner discharged. I desire that four hundred of them be mounted_ that they be organized into a spy battalion of four companies.

The Secretary of War desires that the force required for Florida be organised [organized] into independent companies: if that can be done I request that the remaining eight hundred men be organized into ten companies of foot, but if the force cannot be obtained with that organization, I request that it be formed into a regiment of foot.

An office of the Army will

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be ordered to report to your Excellency to muster the troops into the service of the United States , and to accompany them to Florida and provide for them on the march.

If a regiment of foot cannot be obtained, I request your Excellency to send a mounted regiment in lieu of them:

And I have the honor to be,
with high consideration & respect,
Your Excellency's
most obdt servt [obedient servant]
[unclear: Mj ]Jessup
[added: Major Genl [General] [unclear: ard ]
the Southern Army]
His Excellency Newton Cannon ,Governor of Tennessee , Nashville ,Tennessee__

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[added: Express Mail

Head QuartersArmy of the South
His Excellency Newton CannonGovernor of Tennessee,NashvilleTennessee___
[added: [unclear: Viw ] Washington
City .][added: Genl Jessup
Sept. [September] 6. 1837
Recd [Received] Sept 29. 37]

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