in command of Fort Armstrong the recently erected Fort, and of the whole Army North of the Withlacoochee. Set out for Fort Foster to examine that work, and to designate the site for a depot between it and Fort Armstrong. Encamped at night, about seven miles south of Big Withlacoochee. Received an express from Col. Henderson at this camp, informing of the arrival of Commodore Dallas, and his wish to cooperate with the Army- Also Genl. Gaines having ordered the 6th Regiment
Dec. 22. Proceeded to Fort Foster, examined the work and then continued to Tampa to confer with Commodore Dallas. Arrived at Tampa after dark. Found General Armstrong here with his brigade.
23. In consequence of information from the lower counties of Georgia countermanded the order to Major Dearborn to join the Army with his command. Communicated with the Secretary of War. Commodore Dallas visited Genl J.