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[ASP, Mil. Aff., v.6, p. 774]


Fort Gibson, Arkansas Territory, February 5, 1836.

General:

I have the honor to state that the party of emigrating Creeks which I have accompanied from Alabama arrived at their destination near this place on the 2d instant. On the 3d they were mus­tered in the presence of Captain Stephenson, the agent of the contractors, and myself, as directed, and the rolls have been signed accordingly. The Indians expressed their wish to be carried no further than the western bank of the Verdigris river, where they were received by Captain Stephenson, who com­menced issuing provisions to them yesterday. Dr. Randall and myself, having no further business here, will return to the Creek nation east as soon as possible.

Nothing else of particular importance has occurred in relation to the Indians since I had the honor to address you upon the 28th ultimo. My journal exhibits in detail all occurrences upon the route, and will be forwarded as directed upon my return to Alabama.

I am, sir, respectfully,
your obedient servant,
EDWARD DEAS,
2d Lieut., Disbursing Agent of Creek Emigration.

Colonel George Gibson,
Commissary General of Subsistence.