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[[start page]] [[margin]] Ft. Brooke, Fla Aug 13/49 Gen G. Gibson CGS Wash D.C. [/margin]] General, I transmit a copy of a letter this day addressed to the A.C.S. Norleans which, I hope, will meet with your approbation. On Aug. 10, a compy. of Mtd. Vol: (50), under Capt. Dell arrived here and on Aug 11. an other Mtd. compy (71), under Capt Wm. Fisher, arrived. Both are under the order of the Govenor of this state and as yet have not drawn rations nor been mustered into service. The question of feeding them is, for the present, settled by the want of subs. stores here, and they must draw on the country which is but scantily supplied. Most respectfully Your obedt. servt [[signed]] John C Casey [/signed]] ˟χ˟ Please forward to this post (and to St. Augustine) copies of Ref. Sub Dept and ct for distribution. [[signed]] JCC [/signed]] [[line across page]] [[ margin]] Ft Brooke Aug 13/49 Geo Gibson CGS Wash DC [[/margin]] General, I have the honor to forward my papers for 1849 July. [[signature]] John C Casey [/signature]] Capt. C.S. P.S. The whisky is kept in a separate room of which I keep the key. On returning from breakfast my asst perceived a strong odor of whisky in the store and came and reported it, but by the time the keg was procured from my room and the liquor room opened the entire Bbl had run out on the floor. [[signature]] JCL [/signature]] [[Line across page]] [[ margin]] Ft. Brooke Aug 13/49 Gen Geo Gibson CGS Wash D.C. [[/margin]] General, I have to request a remittance of $500 on a/c of army subs: to meet the sudable demand on me for new post - beef [[?]] Very resplly Yr obed servt [[signature]] J C Casey [/signature]] CS [[End page]] [[Start page]] [[margin]] FT Brooke Aug 15/ Lt E Hays ACS Norleans [[/margin]] Lieutenant, I enclose a copy of my requisitions of Aug. 13/49 for say, 20,.000 rations. You will probably receive this copy before the referral, and I have now to request that you will suspend for a time the purchase and shipment of these 20.000 rations, as I find these in, and will be, a great want of storage here. I neclose dup. recpts for stores received by [[?]] Gatsmer, and invoiced by yr July 27. Very resplly Your obedt sevt [[signature]] John C. Casey [/signature]] Capt. C.S. P.S. The Ham, molasses and [[?]] please forward at once JCC also the over estimates -- [[dividing line]] [[margin]] Ft Brooke Aug 15/49 Lt E Hayes ACS Norleans [[/margin]] Lieutenant, I transmit herewith a Treasury draft for $200# Please to have the bills for [] and [[?]] recptd in my name, and remit me a check on N O. Bank for the balance. Very respectfully Your obed servt. [[signature]] John C. Leasey [/signature]] Capt CS [[ margin]] Ft Brooke Aug 20/49 Lt E Hayes A.C.S. Norleans [[/margin]] Lieutenant, Please forward to this depot by an early conveyance, the following antiscorbutic supplies viz: |60 Bbl Potatos |30-"[[ditto for Bbl]] onions |30 to 50 Kegs pickled onions. |10 Bbl Molasses or, if either potatos or onions of good sound quality can not be procured, substitute dried fruit - apples or peaches (say 130 bushels) Very respectfully Yr obedt servt. [[signature]] John C. Casey [/signature]] [[end page]]
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