they can be perfectly reassured. Jim Boy applied to be allowed to go to Capt. Burne’s Rancho for the purpose of bringing away a relation of Old Moniac.
May 19th. Yoholo Harjo who had been out to Homosassa returned this morning and reported that he had according to the orders of Genl J. examined the whole of that section of country and that there were no Indians, & no signs of any. He found a horse and their ponies which he brought in. Lieut. Bainbridge reported his return from a survey of the route to Camp Izard and thence to Fort Dade. Distance to Fort Izzard is eighty one miles. Thence to Fort Dade – miles. A Creek Indian who had left the regiment that winter found and brought in.
Jumper came in- he informed Genl. J. that a portion of the Seminoles were very sickly and that many of them had died- among them several chiefs.
May 20. An express has arrived from General Armistead & Lt. Col. Harney- the Seminoles had not come in- nor had they delivered any Negros. Genl. Armistead had sent two officers of his staff, with two Indian chiefs to communicate with Powell. The Genl. believes from information received from the Indians that many persons here are interested in preventing the Indians from coming in. Lt. Col. H. thinks that General (A) has committed an error by sending out.