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Edward Deas to George Gibson — November 5 1836

Memphis Tenne

5th November 1836

To General George Gibson

Commissary General of Subsistence

General,
Since I last had the honour to address you upon the subject of the emigration, the whole of the Indians excepting the Party which I accompany, have proceeded on their journey towards the West.

Our Party is now upon the point of starting. The Two Steam Boats which will carry the People with their wagons & baggage to Rock Row are now nearly loaded, and probably by Sun-Set, all of the Creek Indians now emigrating will have left the eastern back of the Mississippi. The horses & ponies of course have gone through by land, with a sufficient number of agents & Indians to take charge of them. Nothing else of particular importance has taken place since I last wrote upon this subject. The Indians continue healthy & excepting the delay occasioned at this point, everything in regard to the emigration has gone on well.

I hope in a short time to be able to give satisfactory intelligence from Rock Row of our progress towards the West. I have the honour to the general,

Very Respectfully

Your Obedt Servant

Edw. Deas

Lieut. U.S. Army & Distb Agent in the Creek Emigration

Updated 3.1.2010