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Letter written by W.W.T. Bliss in Tampa to Major E.A. Hitchcock at Fort Cummings. Bliss discusses the progress that has been made in the removal of the Seminoles from Florida. Bliss mentions specifically:
"On Saturday 200 Indians or upwards were shipped - Principally Echo Mathea's people, and the Spanish Indians from Key Biscayne. They went with cheerfulness, requiring not the least concern. There are now here about 90 - 84 at Sarasota and 54 at Capt. Wright's camp when he was last heard from. I hope another shipment will soon be made."
Bliss also mentions his hope that the General (unnamed) will be relieved from duty by the government because "our present successes have been obtained not through (underlined) his measures, but really, in a great degree, in spite (underlined) of them. I am sure they would not hesitate a moment."