Tiger Tail, for whom J sent yesterday has gone for his mother so the Messenger reports.
Apl 1. Disappointed by Abram- he should have been here on the 27th. Set out for Tampa Bay- ordered the Marines, Tompkins’ Artillery, and Major Grahams battalion down. Came to Fort Foster for the night- departed thence on the
2nd. Met the train going up- stopped a short time at the little Hillsborough- selected ground for the encampment of the troops. Arrived at Tampa dined with Captain Crabb. Had a conference with Cloud.
3. John Hoponey, Tostonee Harjo came to see me with Cloud. They dined with me- Recd a report from Major Childs.
stating the arrival of Abraham. Requested that he be sent forward. Recd a report of the capture of John Hicks & his party west of the Suwannee. Directed the reserves to New Orleans. Recd an order from the Adjt Genl to return the dredge boat- reported that it had been done in March. Directed that a relay of expresses should be established by the q masters Department- and ordered horses to mount a part of Major McClintock’s command. Directed horses to Volusia for the dragoons. Recd a letter from the 3rd auditor of the 13th march containing a statement of the amount, in which a receipt of Major Mackay for $231 had been omitted- wrote to Major Cross on the subject.
4. Sent Lt. Learle to Fort Mitchell for public papers- sent my servt. with him for my baggage. Sent him also for funds for the Indian service. Informed Lt. col Harney that horses would be sent to [?] part of his comd. Wrote to Lt. Harris acknowledging his letter stating the deports he had under