they renewed their promises to meet Genl J. on the 18th, were furnished with subsistence for their return, and the Army was put in motion on its return march to Fort Armstrong. Marched about 18 miles, and encamped on strong ground between three considerable ponds or lakes.
Febry 5th. Marched at sunrise, moved past two of its old encampments- crossed the Thlan Hatkee, and encamped near the Ahpopka Lake.
6. Genl J. left the Army under General Armistead & proceeded with a small
escort of mounted men through Fort Armstrong, where he arrived early in the evening; and found dispatches from Governor Call & General Read at Tallahassee- Colonels Warren & Cross Major McClintock and Captain D. [?] from the North part of the Territory- Major Gardner at Volusia- Captain Crabb of the Navy Fort Brook- from the Adjutant General [?]
7. The Army returned this morning in good health and fine spirits. Wrote to the Secretary of War- reported the operations & results of the expedition to the Adjt General.