relieving the garrison at Fort Clinch, and removing the [?] to Tampa Bay. Instructed Major Willborn at Fort Clinch as to his duties and to hold his armies in readiness for immediate service in the field.
Dec. 28. Wrote to commodore Dallas on the subject of a garrison for Fort Foster and also for Fort Brook. Ordered a board to examine the broken down horses, and report upon them.
29. Wrote to Captain Mills on the subject of the Steam Boats American & Dade and thanking him for
his kind offer to have his other boat fortified and manned. Wrote to Commodore Dallas on the subject of exploring the Withlacoochee – a letter to Governor Call on the defenses of the Territory generally, and requiring four companies of regular militia to defend of part of the peninsula. Wrote to Major Cross in relation to means of transportation.
30. Wrote to Genl Read on the defense of the Territory. Wrote to Major