Brant requesting him to employ fifty Wagon drivers, and as many pack horseman. Wrote to Lt. Col. Foster informing him of recruits having been ordered on for his regiment, and that Blacksmiths [?] [?] would be sent to him. Sent to the Adjt. Genl an application from Major McIntosh for a furlough [?].
Wrote to Genl. Read-
Recd dispatches from General Armistead reporting that the Wahoo Swamp and the Cove of the Withlacoochee had been thoroughly searched without finding an Indian or a recent sign of one.
Dec. 31st Wrote to Commodore Dallas and requested that a vessel might be ordered to
cruize off the mouth of the Ouithlacoochee, for the purpose of ordering the 6th Regt to Tampa Bay. –Informed him of a Trail leading to the Gulf towards Crystal River.
Jany 1. Instructions sent to the commanding officer of the 6th Infy. Directed slendered horses to be shot. Instructed Lt. Col. Miller as commandant of Fort Brook, temporarily – Reported to the Adjt Genl.
2. Directed Major McCLintock to turn over the command of Fort Foster to Lt. Leib of the Navy. Directed Lt. Carey directed to Keep on hand abundant supply of subsistence.