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[M234, roll 290, frame 508]

Steamer "South Alabama"
Off Vicksburg, Miss
26th May 1838

Sir

I enclose herewith an abstract of my Muster Rolls, giving the whole number embarked on board the two Steamers "Renown" and "South Alabama", viz:  453 on board the former, which left New Orleans on the morning of the 19th instant and 674 on board the latter, in which number are included all the Negroes with the exception of the 32 left at New Orleans, in the hands of the Civil Authoriity and 7 Spaniards, who objected to going west and were left with an express understanding, that they would not return to Florida until the close of the war. At 2am on 22nd inst., since leaving New Orleans I have buried four, the party generally are in good health and fine spirits.

I would inform the Commissioner that to the total number here returned, must be added and subtracted, the births, deaths, and those detached, to wit: 5 births, 47 deaths, and 8 detached; the whole that have come into my hands therefore is 1232 Indians, Spaniards, and Negroes.

I am Sir,
Very Respectfully
Your Obt. Servt.
Jno. G. Reynolds
1st Lieut. U S M C
Disb. Agt. Ind. Dept.

C. A. Harris Esqr.
Commr Ind. Affairs
Washington City


Muster Roll of a Party of Seminole Indian Prisoners about to emigrate west of the Mississippi River under the Charge of John G. Reynolds, 1st Lieut U. S. M. C. & Disbg. Agt. Ind. Dept., May 1838.

 Number and Ages of IndiansNo. of Free NegroesNo. of SlavesTotalRemarks
MalesFemales
under
10
of 10 and
under 25
of 25 and
under 50
over
50
under
10
of 10 and
under 25
of 25 and
under 50
over
50
MalesFemales MalesFemales
 13285225211308117924631301501166 [see below]
Deduct   7     1 112039
 Total13285218211308117924531191301127

Remarks. Detached 7 Spaniards who were  unwilling to emigrate, 31 slaves and 1 Negro man named Louis, ordered to be sent west by Genl Jesup, who were arrested by the civil authority of New Orleans.

John G. Reynolds
1st Lieut. U. S. M. C.
& Disbg. Agt. Ind. Dept.