Account of the Indians

Transcribed by Mark Fleszar, Georgia State University, 2007.

General Intelligence. Zion’s Herald. July 19, 1837; 8, 29.

[Excerpt posted here only includes Kingsley reference.]

From Florida.—The schr. Polly, Capt. Williams, arrived at Charleston July 5, brought the Jacksonville Courier of June 29th, from which the following paragraphs were copied:--

“Day before yesterday, Mr. Kingsley’s negroes passed here from Drayton Island, which they had abandoned because the Indians made their appearance on the Island. The negroes stated they saw the Indians, and saw fires in various directions.

“It is reported that the mail rider was stopped at the river Styx, by Indians—that they told him to carry ‘his news’ back: that no more should go through their country. “General Jesup has for some days been expected to arrive at Black Creek, and possibly he is there now, and we have not yet heard of his arrival.

“It is also reported, how true, we cannot say, that the Indians have burned the government buildings at Volusia.”

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