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Fort Gibson
28th December 1837

Sir,

I have the honor to report this day the arrival of all the Creek Indians in the new Country allotted them, the movement with the exception of the disaster on board the Monmouth has been a very pleasant and agreeable Emigration on the part of the Indians; each party was conducted through the country with a great deal of caution - no complaints on the part of the Indians or the inhabitants of Arkansas for depredations committed; as I passed through the country I promised the citizens every depredation committed this year by the Creek Indians, I would ensure them pay for it provided they would inform me who conducted them; on my return I made all enquiry, no complaint but all pleased in the manner the Creeks were conducted through the country, the extra baggage was also landed at Fort Gibson agreeable to contract and divided by Ho-poth-le yoholo and the other chiefs. I should have been more prompt in communicating to you but my health has been so bad, that I was unable to do so. I am at this time in so low a state of health that I am compelled to keep my bed two thirds of my time. I shall however in two or three days make a start for Columbus, Georgia with a hope travelling may improve my health. I will render my accounts so soon as I arrive at Columbus.

With Respect
I have the honour to
be you obt. servt.
John Page, Capt.
Supt. Creeks

To
C. A. Harris Esqur.
Commissioner of Indian Affairs
Washington City