from Colonel Fanning reporting a battle to have been fought at the head of Lake Monroe on the morning of the 8th instant. Recd dispatches from Major Harlem of the South Carolina militia. Arrived at Fort Foster, wrote in reply to Major Horton- examined the grounds and the work, also the causeway north of the Hillsborough.
Feb. 15. Wrote to Col Crane- Left Fort Foster- proceeded to Fort Dade- arrived there early in the afternoon- it rained heavily, & not having tents, Genl J. with the gentlemen of his family, took quarters in
one of the Block houses. The Indians reported that a large trail was discovered crossing the road to the east about six miles south of Fort Dade.
16. The train came up and Genl J. encamped with the troops in a tent. Directed that the underwood should be cleared away in the vicinity of the fort.
17. Reported to the Adjt. Genl. Wrote to the Secty of War- also to Colonel Fanning.
18. Major Nelson having been ordered by Colonel Foster to this fort, was today directed to proceed to Tampa Bay.