I send you herewith some papers from Mr. Galphin, relative to Indian affairs. It appears from them that he has much Difficulty to keep the Creeks quiet hitherto, and it still remains a doubt whether his labours will not prove fruitless at last. Should the Virginians meet with success against the Overhill Cherokees, it may possibly have a proper Effect on the Creeks.
Mr. Galphin seems to think it necessary to hold another Congress with these last in the Spring. This might answer very well, if a supply of goods, sufficient for presents, could be obtained. You will be pleased to forward Mr. Galphin's letter to Congress, that they may see his Sentiments on the Subject.
I believe I will resign as Commissioner for Indian Affairs, as I have recollected a man who lives two hundred miles nearer to the Seat of Business than I do, who is very well qualified for that purpose.
[Endorsed] Letter from Mr. W. Jones to Col. Walker.