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[[start page]] was under orders, to leave Florida, dated A.G. office Nov. l. 1852, but prevented by the state of my health from complying. On [[ underlined]] 31 March 1853 [/underlined]] - the same On [[underlined]] 30th April 1853 [[/underlined]]. I was stationed here as Chf C.S. in Fla., by yr. orders dated Aug 26. 1869 - the order of Nov 1. 1852 banishing me from this State. having beeb recinded by order of the War Dept. through the A.G.O. on 13 April 1853 On [[underlined]] 31 May 1853 [[/underlined]], I was [[underlined]] in route [[/underlined]] to Washington to report in person to the Cm. Gen. [[?]], by order of then A. Genl. dated A.G. Off: May 4. 1853 On [[underlined]] 30 June 1853 [[/undrlined]] I was on "special duty in connection with the removal of the Florida Indians" by direction of the Sec. of War - by Spec Order No 85 A.G.O. June 28. 1853 On [[underlined]] 31 July 1853 [[/underlined]] - the same & near Washington On [[underlined]] 31 Aug 1853 [[/underlined]] - the same On [[underline]] 30 Sept 1853 - the same and under orders of War Dept. dated Sept 21. 1853 to repair to [[checkmark]] Florida | On [[underlined]] 31 Oct. 1853 [[/underlined]] - the same and stationed at Tampa Bay Florida The orders from the War Dept 21st. 1853 say "you (I) will return to Florida at an early day and take post at Tampa, Ft. Myers or any other point in "So Florida that you may select" xxxxxxxx and "Correspond directly with this Dept: on all "matters connected with your Indian duties" Begging you will excuse my failure to render the above reports at the proper time I am [[?]] resptly Yr obt JCCasey Capt S Ft Brook Tampa Bay Florida December 1. 1853 General In obedeince to your Circular of Febr 2/53 I have the honor to report that on the 30th [[?]]. I was at this place on "special duty in connection with the removal of the Florida Indians" by special ord No 85 A.G.O. Respectly J C Casey [[underlined]]Capt C.[[?]] [[/underlined]] [[end page]] [[start page]] Tampa Bay Jany 2. 185 Gen Geo Gibson C.G.S. Sir, In Obediene to yr Circular of Feb 2. 1853, I have the honor to report that on the 31. Decr. 1853 I was at this place on Special Duty in connection with the removal of the Florida Indians by Spec Ord. No 85 A.G.O. Jan 28. 1853. [[?]] [[?]] HC Casey Capt Tampa Bay Florida Feb 2. 1854 Gen Geo Gibson Sir - as above x x x x x x Jany 31. 1854 JCC Capt [[?]] Tampa Bay Fla March 1- 1854 Gen Geo Gibson Sir - As above - x x x x x x x for Feb 28 / 54 [[underlined]]JC.C. [[?]] [[/underlined]] Tampa Bay Fla March 3 of 54 General, Since the operations under Gen Twiggs in Fla. in 1849-50 I have found it for the public interest to make verbal agreements only for the supply of pork beef to the troops on this frontier & I continued that [[?]] until I ceased to do duty in the Dept. The unsettled state of the Indians, and the great changes in the [[?]] of the garrison presented the offer of [[underlined]] real [[/underlined]] sureties or bonds. I therefore made verbal (but public) agreements with the lowest responsible bidder, with the understanding that I should not call for fresh beef at Ft. Meyers whenever I deemed it dangerous for the contractor to arrive stock there; - also that where the issues of Beef [[?]] is small or to take but half an animal or up the price should be raised
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