Bounty and Back Pay. widow of Wolf-Track

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Fort Gibson, Indian Territory, February 3, 1871.
Sir: We are requested to ascertain what amount was paid on the claims for back pay and bounty of the widow of Wolf-Track, late of Company L, Third Regiment Indian Home Guards. The records of J. W. Wright, seized by the Government, show the amount due on said claim to have been $173.14, less $9.19. The widow complains that she received only $85. Will you please inform us what amount was allowed, whether paid by draft or current money, at one or different times?

“Rope,” of Company G, Third Regiment Indian Home Guards, received his original bounty, but alleges that the additional was paid by John W. Wright to another man bearing the same, who is the father-in-law of J. Brown Wright, and who deserted from the Second Regiment. He insists that Wright made such payment, knowing it to be erroneous, and that his (claimant’s) efforts to secure the money have been unavailing.

Respectfully, yours,
GEO. E. WEBSTER,
Special Agent Pension-Office.
Hon. E. B. FRENCH,
Second Auditor.



MLA Source Citation:

42nd Congress. Alleged Frauds Against Certain Indian Soldiers. House of Representatives Report, 2nd Session, No. 96. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 28 July 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/bounty-and-back-pay-widow-of-wolf-track.htm - Last updated on Oct 12th, 2012


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