10. November. Still confined to room- bleeding slight- Dr. L. directed cooling medicine. Colonel Henderson directed to have a Schooner searching for ardent spirits, many of the soldiers as well as the workmen bring found drunk.
11. Horses and Mules ordered to Tampa not being received, Captain Morrow, q. master, was ordered to Mobile to purchase from eighty to a hundred horses, with halters and was instructed to employ a competent wagon worker & from fifteen to twenty good wagon drivers- Genl. Hogan written to on the same subject.
Major Cross written to by Lt. Chambers on this subject of the deficient improvements for
the service. Lt. Hall of the Marine Corps in consequence of ill health authorized to proceed to the North.
12. Sent a vessel to the mouth of the Ouithlacoochee with rifle powder, rifle flints, and subsistence stores for the force under Gov. Call. Wrote to him and sent a copy of a communication from Captain Payne of the Navy detailing the incidents of an expedition to Charlotte harbor. Sent the mounted men out to scan the country- fires having been seen supposed to be about twenty miles from Tampa. Wrote to General Read- the vessel sent to the mouth of the Withlacoochee directed