would not be able to follow them, and they could then remain in the country. By the way Cooley was over in the Georgia Penitentiary for stealing negros- He is a cunning knave, and seems to be a kind of head man in Florida. He is keeper of the lighthouse near Cape Florida, lost his family by the Indians, and was employed by Lt. Powell when he explored the Everglades, as a pilot.
May 6. Echo Harjo called with McQueen, to receive his final instructions- he was furnished with tobacco for presents, and with horses to carry them. John Cowaya’s sister a prisoner applied to be permitted to leave the Picketts- but her request was refused in consequence of the
bad conduct of her relations. John Hoponey applied for permission for a part of Charley Emathla’s family to go to their former residence to look for property which they had left they are permitted to go accompanied by Yoholo Harjo. Yarja & Noca Harjo visited [?] J. to day they report their their men to be very sickly.
7. Recd dispatches from Lt. Col. Harney, announcing the arrival at Fort Mellon of Powell and Hicks. The chiefs assembled had had a council which resulted favorably. They were to be ready to depart in a week from the 4th instat. Passed Midshipmen W Glaughlin relieved from duty, and ordered to Washington.