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Niles' National Register, Washington, D.C., May 5, 1838. Short front page report from Florida. Includes reports from Florida of warriors being captured near Okeechobee: "We understand reports have been recieved at the war department stating that Alligator, one of the most active and warlike of the hostilities had surrendered at Fort Basinger on the 4th of April. He was found with 88 of his people, among whom was John Cowaya and 27 blacks, to the southwest of Okeechobee". In addtion, it is also mentioned that 45 Inidans, 17 of whom were warriors, were recently captured by a detachment of regular troops and Tennessee volunteers, under a lieutenant R. Anderson, 3rd artillery, and are now at Fort Lauderdale. General Jesup at the last advices (18th April) was at Tampa Bay. This is followed by a much shorter article, "Mail Carrier Murdered" - A letter from the postmaster at Tampa, saying that the carrier was brutally murdered about sixteen miles from this side of Fort King, he was shot from his horse by Indians, his scalp taken off, his eyes dug out, his ears and nose cut off, and other atrocities and torments inflicted upon him.