Oct. 1. In consequence of a letter from the acting Secretary of War dated the 17th of of September, and received by Gl J. on the night of the 26th of that month; and of a letter of the 19th of September from Major Cross informing him that the members of the Government desired that he should proceed to Florida, he determined [?] night to go thither. Immediate arrangements were made to close the business with which he had been charged in the Creek Country, and to provide for the protection of the country in his absence.
Oct. 2. Employed in arrangements for the movement to Florida. The water having fallen in the Chattahoochee, the marines and other troops ordered to Florida were directed on the 30th to move by land, and in barges to Irwinton- they were direc-