This article by Richard Koepke describes a tour of the St. Lawrence River that the U.S. Engineer Department gave to a group of congressmen. Boykin, one of the group, is mentioned specifically for his colorful personality and behavior.
In this note, the minister gives his intention of recommending James Caller as the governor of Pensacola. He originally enclosed a letter in which he formally made the recommendation, but it is not available.
Caller was living in Washington County of the Mississippi Territory (later the Alabama Territory) when the Murphees hired him "to take two Negros Namely Remus & Frank which Thomas Bates and others stold away from us." [Original spelling retained.]
In the letter Gayle describes the allegations of the white citizens, including the murder of a circuit court clerk in Russell County. The newly appointed agents are to begin their work by meeting with the Indian chiefs: "In your interview with...