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[[start page]] Subs off. Tampa Oct 9 1851 Gen Geo Gibson - I have the honor to transmit herewith my Ab let. & for 3d Oc 1851 Mo resply [[signed J.C. Casey Capt CS [[dividing line]] Subs Off Tampa Oct. 10. 1851 John Mercer Contractor, Sir , Hereafter you will be allowed ten cents (10¢) a pound for fresh beef at Ft Myers. This allowance will I hope induce you to make every effort to supply them with plenty of [[fresh?]] beef very resplly J.C.Casey Capt Chf C.S. Subs. Off: Tampa Oct. 10. 1851 Lieut. In consequence of the very great difficulty of getting cattle to your post and the poor sample near it, I have increased the price of Beef Hereafter the contractor - [[underlined]] John Mercer [[/underlined]] - will be allowed 10¢ (ten cents) a pound for beef issued at Ft Myers. Lt I. J. Chalfin A.C.S. Ft Myers Fla Very Respectfully Your obedt Servt. [[signed]] John C. Casey [[/signed]] Capt C.S. [[end page]] [[start page]] Subs Off Tampa Bay Nov. 11/51 Maj Waggaman CS. Norleans Please forward to this depot the following subsistence stores |For Ft Myer | 30 Bbls Pork √| 20 (5500) | 70 ̆[[ditto for Bbls]] Flour √ | 50 (9000) | 500 ̆[[ditto for Bbls]] Rice 6 gl/ |aw.c.| 400 4000 | 16 Bu. Beans 19 3/4 | Jany 5/52| 12 (6000 | 660 lbs. Coffee 716 | 500 (8000 |1500 ̆[[ditto for lbs]] Sugar 1610 | 1200 (10000 | 120 Glls Vinegar √| 90 9000 | 220 lbs Candle 238 | 100 10000 | 530 ̆[[ditto for lbs]] Soap 570 | 450 (11000 | 3 Bbl. Whisky 125 | 2 Bbl Very respectfully J.C.Casey C.S. Maj Geo. G. Waggaman C.S. Norleans Sir, Please forward to this depot by an early conveyanc ( as soon as practicable) | 60 Bbl M Pork | 1600 | 14 -[[ditto for Bbl]]Flour | 20.000 | 10 - Hd Bread | 700 | 37 Bu. Beans | 15.000 | 600 lb Coffee | 10.000 | 2200 -[[ditto for lb}} Sugar | 18.000 | 200 Gll Vinegar | 20,000 | 100 lbs Candles | 10.000 | 800 -[[ditto for lbs]] Soap | 20.000 |26 Bu Salt | 40000 | 3 Bls Whisky Very respectfull JCCasey Capt CS [[in left margin]] & Dup. by [[?]] Sub- [[/in left margin]] [[in right margin]] and Feb 16 in Roliffe √ M [[/in right margin]]
He drags his pen tip so 1851 looks like 1857 but is chronologically 1851 - the figures to the right of the stores requested are written very lightly as it is a notation of amts to send or was sent to fort myers.
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