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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

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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.

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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

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Transcription Notes:
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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