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[M234, roll 237, frame 72]

Tuscumbia, Alabama Dec. 1st, 1827


I have the honour to inform you, that the party of emigrating Creek Indians under my charge arrived at this place on the 25th inst.

Finding that the difficulties and expense attending this transportation by land, could not be with propriety further sustained, as soon as the weather would permit.   28th those possessing horses and others relying [on] the public teams amounting to upwards of three hundred proceeded by land, the balance nearly four hundred and fifty, for whom boats and provisions are furnished will embark tomorrow morning.

I have the honour to be
With greatest respect
Your obt. General
D. Brearly
Agt. In. Affs.

Hon. James Barbour
Secretary of War