Washington May 19th 1836
The President of the United States has assigned
me to the Command of the forces to be employed in removing the
Creek Indians from Alabama, and has authorized me to call on you
for such Volunteers or Militia as I may consider necessary, in aid
to the regular Troops, to effect the object. I have therefore to request
your Excellency to organize a force of two thousand Men-five hundred,
at least, to be Mounted.
Major Brant and Lt. Batman of the Army have been
ordered to proceed to Alabama and report to you. They will be
directed to Muster the troops into the service of the United
States, to supply them, and to perform any other duties you may
require. Should they not arrive in time to Muster the troops,
you are requested to appoint an Officer to perform that duty-
And I will thank you to adopt the measures necessary to supply them,
until other arrangements be made.
I have the honor to be
His Excellency Your obt. Servt.
C.C.Clay Tho. J. Jesup
Governor of Alabama Major Genl.
Source: Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama. Governor C.C. Clay administrative records, SG6483 folder 12