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Letter written by W.W.T. Bliss in Tampa to Major E.A. Hitchcock at Fort Cummings. Bliss mentions that Colonel Riley had arrived from Fort King with the news that there were a few Indians there "and the intelligence brought by the Col. tho scanty, is rather favorable." Also mentioned is the belief of Captain Schriver that there is to be no war, but nothing is provided to support the claim. The letter ends with a mention of an engagement with Indians near Fort Ravell and that "Captain Barnum had gone in pursuit, and was engaged with a large number, when the intelligence was recieved from him."