would come in- that Yoholo Harjo had informed them that Genl J had taken him out of jail and knocked the irons off him- many of them he said had fled and left their families behind- their families had been removed to the west, and they desired to follow. John Hossoney said that Coi Harjo would also come in and a Tallahassee chief declared that his people would also be in. He received W.F.M. Taylor, who had been some days in camp, called to take leave of Genl J. He goes to Tampa tomorrow.
March 10. General J. with a small escort went to day to the forks of the Ouithloc-coo-chee. The water at the junction of the rivers is deep- a high bluff or sand hill is within a hundred and fifty yards of the junction but near the water
the land is low- it is covered with some grass; now in seed. The party returned at two o clock, and found Jumper- he had overtaken the runaway hostages- they are to be in tomorrow, and he has determined to remain in camp until they come in. Genl J. has ordered subsistence to day for the Indians. An express arrived with dispatches from Gel. Hernandez, Lt. Col Crane, & Lit. Col Brown & Gel H. Send the statements of two negroes who had been eight or nine months with the Indians.
March 11. Jumper came to inform General J. that four of the hostages had arrived - that