and in the most liberal and patriotic manner offered the cooperation of the naval force under his command in any manner in which Genl J might think proper to use it.
Dec. 24. Wrote to Major Cross- answered a letter of the President dated the 5th of November- wrote to Commodore Dallas- wrote to Echo Harjo requiring him with one hundred of his warriors to come to Tampa Bay. Wrote to Genl Gibson on the subject of an increase in the allowance of sugar and coffee to the troops.
25. Wrote to General Armistead and directed that the
bridge over big Withlacoochee be completed immediately as well as the work to defend it. Wrote to Lt. Col. Foster on the subject of the bridge & fort at Ouithlacoochee.
26. Visited Commodore Dallas, and conferred with him amount and disposition of the force to be furnished by the Navy.
27. Wrote to the Adjutant Genl on the subject of the term of service of the Washington City Volunteers- Also in relation to alleged depredations on the plantation of the Hon. [?] Forsyth, made arrangements for