Edward Deas to George Gibson — November 5 1836
5th November 1836
To General George Gibson
Commissary General of Subsistence
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,
Your Obedt Servant
Lieut. U.S. Army & Distb Agent in the Creek Emigration