to proceed to St. Marks, with a mail and to return with letters for this port.
Nov. 13. Wrote to Captain Payne- requested him to send an expedition to the [?] also to co-operate with the commanding officer of the port during the absence of the army in the field. Lieut. Watkins ordered to proceed in the vessel to the Withlacoochee in charge of the lines. Genl. J. still confined to his room.
14. Still confined to room- but much better. Able to attend to business.
15. Received the report of the board appointments to make experiments in relation to the cartridges. A deduction of the quantity of powder recommended. A General Court Martial ordered -
16th. Employed in ordinary duties still feeble with occasional slight discharges of blood.
17 Captain King of the Alabama Volunteers ordered to Tuscaloosa to hasten on the troops required from Alabama, and authorized to take his seat as a member of the legislature. The last detachment of Lt. Col. Caulfield’s battalion arrived to day.
Wrote to Governor Clay on the subject of five companies of twelve months volunteers, and five companies of militia drafts.
18. Reported to the Adjutant Gel. the arrival of the Alabama volunteers. The mules expected