Tampa bay all vessels loaded with supplies.
27 Departed in The Merchant for Tampa Bay with the Marines and other troops- Major Lomax's Command having been sent on a sail vessel.
28 Arrived at Tampa Bay-
29 Wrote to Governor Clay, in reply to his letter of the 3rd, in relation to the troops that had been called into service under General [?] – and the claims for supplies in that section of Country. Replied to W. Geo. Whitman on the subject of his claims – Directed Major Clark to pay their claims; and directed D. Vinton to remain on duty at Tallahassee.
30 Colonel Henderson directed to take the immediate command of the port- Major Churchhill
placed in charge of the parties constructing boats.
31. Captain of the Steam Boat Merchant ordered to proceed to the mouth of the Withlacoochee to retrieve any communication from General Read- then proceed to St. Marks, take change of the Mail for Tampa, take on board in Tampa a portion of Col. Caulfield’s command if possible and return without delay to Tampa. Col. Caulfield written to on the subject of the movement of his command.
Wrote to the Secretary of War in relation to the inadequate pay of the officers and soldiers of the Army- and of the inconvenience to which those with families are subjected by order No. 58