sent away. Sent off an express to the black creek- nothing of importance from any quarter. Gl was informed by E—that the Hon W_T of the so. had inquired of him when on a visit to [?] Parks, whether General W_ would not be proper person to take command in Florida should Gl. J fail. This opens a [?]. There are intrigues and intriguers at Washington. Gl J. has been their dupe, and they now intend to make him their victim. He is not to be put down so readily, as they will find before he is done with them.
March 28th. Expected Abraham to day with the Indian negroes, as well as those of the citizens. he did not come. An express arrived last night- nothing of importance received.
March 29. The Paymaster and Quarter Master went to Tampa. Gl J. received a letter from his family. Abraham has not come in- Aligators arrival at Tampa reported. Directed that a further supply of subsistence be sent to Fort Dade.
30. A train came up with forage a detachment marched to Volusia. Ordered Major Nelson to proceed to the Ocklawaha and build a bridge. Several Tallahassee Indians came in to day who had not been in before. Echo Emathla had not been heard from – Tiger Tail had crossed on to see the Chiefs on the St John’s and invite them to come in.
31. Major Nelson marched this morning. The Indian Chief brother of