I should be glad, if you, or some of the other gentlemen who joined you in your communication, would keep a close correspondence with these parties, and by each mail write <to> me.
The character of the has been injured in con sequence of this unfortunate affair; and I sincerely hope it may not be disgraced by it in the end.
With high respect your obedient servant
6–7 June 1834 • Friday–Saturday
The same day
we resumed our journey <note 21
page 16#> and
<Saturday the> 7th
one of the camp walked on a head some distance to
<(addenda no. 9
<In the> at
evening of the 7th
encamped in a piece of woods
near a spring of water, at ,
<in > where was a
of the . <known as the church, and frequently> <this [illegible] was
called the Alred Settlement—> Sunday the
8th we had preach ing,
page 6> and in the course of the day were joined by my brother , and , with a company of volunteers which they had gathered in &c. The whole company now consisted of two hundred and five men and twenty five baggage waggons with two and three horses each. *
We <reorganized the , I was acknowledged Commander in Chief, and> remained at until the 12th refreshing and reorganizing, which was done by electing
, General, of the Camp.
I chose twenty men for
my life guards, of whom
<consisting of two companies> my brother Was
Captain <of the 1st. company
<ten> and Captain of the second>, and was
bearer. <Williams [illegible]
>< Quarter master, , commissary; Nathan
<Nathan> Tanner, assistant & , Adjutant.> The remainder of the company
<camp> were organized <into companies of ten.> according after the <same> pattern at .
While at marched the camp on the prairie, inspected our
firelocks, <ordered a> discharge of the same at targets, by platoons,
drilled us about
half a day and returned to <camp> the bank of the river
at this place James Al[l]red, his sons
9 June 1834 • Monday
# June 4th. wrote to and others as follows,
Mailed at “City of Jefferson 9th. June 1834.”
“Herewith you have a second order for the delivery of your arms now in the possession of the militia of . has resigned his command. he informs me.
If shall be arrested before you receive this, you will please hold up the order until I am in formed who may be appointed to the command of the regiment.—
Respectfully, . [p. 488]