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Sub offe a Tampa Bay Mar 10.1853 Lieut. You will please pay the Beef Contractor from [[?]] 1. at the rate of 10¢ (ten cents) per lb. - L. Lanier Esq. Lt A. Beckwith} | Very Resblly A.A.C.S. Ft.Myer} | Yr Sv | J.C.Casey C.S. Sub Office Tampa Bay Florida April 13 1853 Gen Geo Gibson CGS Should any troops be ordered to relieve those now in Florida I have to suggest that the transports may be ordered to bring a sufficient quantity of subsistence stores, to supply the relieved troops on their way out. I presume, in the event of such a movement, that the transports which bring out post troops will carry back these now here Resplly Sv JCCasey Lewin Lamier Esq Beef Contractor, hi, Yr letter of 23d in this movement recd: and, in reply, I have to inform you that your contract will be continued by me until Dec 1. next, provided you give satisfaction and thereafter, f it should still seem for the public interest. As you make no allusion to this increased price (10c) authorized by me for beef delivered at Ft Myers since Jany 1. 1853, I fear my letter may not have reached the ACS at that post. Yr Ob Svt JC Casey Chf G in Fa [[end page]] [[start page]] Tampa Bay Fla Nov 9 1853 Major, Please forward to this depot before the end of Decr the following sub stores - to A C S Tampa Bay 62 Bbl M Pork 135 -[[ditto for bbl]] Flour 40 Bu Beans 600 lb Rice 500 -[[ditto for lb]] Coffee 2000 -[[ditto for lb] Sugar 100 -[[ditto for lb]] Candles 200 -[[ditto for lb]] Soap 20 -[[ditto for lb]] Salt in addition to the 60 Pork 20 Beans called for on Oct 5 or 5 bu fr Butter ord. Very respectfully [[good guess]] [[signed]] JC Casey[[/signed]] Capt [[?]] Maj I T Reynolds} Acty C S NOrleans} Tampa Bay Fla Nov 9. 1853 Gen Geo Gibson CGS Sir, In consequence of the presuent changes & inexperience of the officers at this Depot I have not hesitated to place myself on duty so far as to examine into the state of the supplies [[?]] as estimate to the acs norleans, If the troops coming by [[?]] to relieve the 1st Arty, bring subs: for these [[?]], there will be no scaseity of any thing. Resplly Yr ost [[signed]] JC Casey [[/signed]] Capt C Tampa Nov. 20 1853 Gen Geo. Gibson C.G.S. Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge your letter of the 5th and I hasten to supply the reports called for by your Circular of Febry 3. 1853 and which I have neglected since my report of Febry 13. 1853. I was stationed here, as Chf. C.S. in Florida, by your orders dated Aug 14. 1849, and was
penmanship is deteriorating and his normal salutation "Very Respectfully" & "Your Obdt Servt" has become a series of letters or squiggles - which is how it is transcribed (without spelling corrections.
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