Acknowledging several communications and copies of orders, and informing of the approbation of the Secretary of War of Genl J's order retaining the 6th Regiment in Florida, and authorizing him to retain it as long as the service should require it. Gl. Read read the conclusion of Genl Secy's defense in the intelligence he has embodied first truth enough to mystify the public to produce upon the public mind the same effect as false hood.
March 4th. Jim Boy called to see Gl J. and to report his return from Tampa. Showed him letters which he had received from the Creek Country. Complained of the conduct of Boyd. Genl J. directed Capt. Learle to inves-
tigate the complaint. Abraham came in and reports that Jumper had arrived with his family, and that Davy or Holach Toochee would be in today. Aligator has not come in- Abraham says his family is sick. Philip had been heard from- it is reported that he had many of his men wounded in the battle with Lieut. Col Fanning and that he was compelled to remain behind to take care of them. Jumper sent Genl. J a message that he desired to come in and shake hands with him, & that he would talk to him tomorrow. The conduct of the Indians is not intirely satisfactory. Jumper and Ho