had been sold or given to the Seminoles near Fort Mellon; & that injurious consequences had resulted from it. He also stated that a good deal of drinking was going on in Micanopys camp. Dispatched the Miccosukeys who brought letters from Fort Mellon with a letter to Lt. Col. Harney. Sent dispatches to Genl. Armistead and Lt. Col. Harney via Volusia.
May 17. Recd letters from home, wrote home. Wrote to the Secy of War, Genl. Macomb, and his Adjutant General. Saw Lt. Col. Caulfield in relation to service in the Creek country. Saw the asst q master in relation to the transportation of the Alabama volunteers in the Steam Boat merchant to Apalachicola.
18. Colonel Henderson came in to day and relieved Captain Crabb.
The captain proceeds with his command, in the Steam Boat Merchant, to his ship. Echo Harjo & McQueen who went on the 6th to Burle and Coi Harjo, came in and reported this morning. They proceeded by the trail to Hitchepucksassa, crossed that place half a days journey, and were informed by Indians whom they met that it would be necessary to go around the Cypress hammock. They did so and came up with Powell near the St. John’s in four days. The Indian who was to have acted as a guide from Micanopy’s camp failed to accompany them. They spent four days at Powell’s camp- saw Coi Harjo, Coacoochee, and Sam Jones there. They and Powell remained