proposed to accompany the party that should first depart, leave it at Mobile Point, and return for others. Allowed John Hoponey to send out for some Creek families, wrote to General Macomb in relation to the staff of the georgia, alabama & South Carolina Volunteers. Wrote to the surgeon General in relation to the want of medical assistance. Gave order that the sutlers should not deal with Indian negroes except by the permission of the Indian agent or assistant and that the prisoners must have the permission of the inspector general or the Provost Martial.
May 12. Sent off a number of broken down horses- about two hundred- recd dispatches from Fort Mellon. Genl. Armistead had arrived there.
The Indians had gone out to collect some of their scattered people, & the negroes captured during the war. Information had been received that some of them had been taken and would be soon delivered at Fort Mellon. Expected the Seminole chiefs to day- they have not come – no reliance to be placed on them- Micanopy, Jumper, and several sub – chiefs came in- they had heard from Holatoochee and Aligator- the former had been ordered to come in without delay and the latter was ordered to be in by the 20th. The negroes are also positively ordered in. The arrangement is that a party is to be sent off on the 20th. Col. Henderson came in.
May 13. Ordered that the Naval garrison be withdrawn. The Marine corps is to relieve it. Col. Henderson charged with