prisoners, having surprised the village, captured the greater part of its inhabitants, and burnt the houses and property which they could not bring in.
Dec. 4. Proceeded toward Volusia with the Prisoners- Passed over a desert and sandy country covered with scrub oak – until within eight or ten miles of the St. John’s when the land became in many places boggy, and the road, consequently, extremely bad- Arrived at Governor Call’s camp near the St. Johns about 4 p.m. Found here
the Tennesseans, Indian Warriors from the Creek Country and a few regular troops. The camp was dirty and the position evidently unhealthy. Governor Call has commanded a work to protect the stores at Volusia.
5. Spent to day in looking into the state of the service. Reported to Adjutant General- wrote to the Secry. of War, and urged the necessity of additional forces.
6. Lieut. Chambers employed in examining the prisoners- important information