Head Quarters,
                                                  Montgomery, June 1st, 1836

Gentlemen,
                  Hopothlo Yoholo was here from Saturday evening till Monday
forenoon, with twelve of his chiefs. I had several talks with them, and
amongst other things, learned from them that a large number of the upper
towns are anxious to emigrate, and that many of them would immediately
encamp, for that purpose, if they could be supplied with provisions. I am of
opinion, this is a most favorable moment to accomplish the business of
emmigration. The Indians complain that they are suffering for the means of
subsistence. I trust you will make speedy arrangements to supply them.
Let me hear from you in reply, at an early moment.
                                           Very respectfully
Messrs J.W.A. Sanford & Co.                        Your obt. svt.
Tuskegee                                                          C.C.Clay


Source: Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama. Governor C.C. Clay administrative records, SG6239 folder 6