Bounty Declaration of 28 Seminole Indians

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We-Wo-Ka,
Seminole Nation , ss:

Be it remembered that on this 13th day of September, A. D. 1867, before me, E. J. Brown, acting United States agent for the Seminole Indians, personally came the persons mentioned below, who, being by me first duly sworn, and having the oath duly interpreted to them by Robert Johnson, United States interpreter, depose as follows:

We were members of the First Regiment Indian Home Guards, in the company and under the captain designated opposite our names, and were honorably discharged.

Some time in the month of _____, A. D. 186-, we delivered to J. W. Wright our certificates of discharge, made and subscribed the necessary declaration for the purpose of obtaining bounty, or back pay, to which we were entitled under the provisions of the act of Congress approved ____day of___, A. D. 186-. We also executed and delivered to the said J. W. Wright a power of attorney to act as our attorney in fact, and draw the bounty, or back pay, for us. We further state that up to this time we have not received the same, or any portion thereof, from the said J. W. Wright, or from any person for him, or from any source whatever.

We make this declaration for the purpose of having the same paid to us as soon as possible, through the agent of our nation, or some other person, who will attend to the same promptly.

Furthermore, we ask and desire that all moneys and discharges be placed in the hands of our agent and we hereby revoke all powers of attorney given to J. W. Wright as our attorney for bounty claims, and will not acknowledge him as our attorney from this date.

His XX mark HE-BI-AH, Company F, Captain Billy Bowlegs.
His XX mark NO-CO-SE-LA, Company F, Captain Billy Bowlegs.
His XX mark JONN-CHUP-COGEE, Company F, Captain Billy Bowlegs.
His XX mark CHO-MOTE-HO-E-YA, Company F, Captain Billy Bowlegs.
His XX mark MA-HO-SI-KE, Company F, Captain Billy Bowlegs.
His XX mark KOT-SO-HA-JO-GE, Company F, Captain Billy Bowlegs.
His XX mark KOT-So-HA-JO-GE, Company F, Captain Billy Bowlegs.
His XX mark FUS-HARJO 2d, Company B, Captain Alex-tus-turo-nukie.
His XX mark SEM-INO-CHE Company B, Captain Alex-tus-turo-nukie.
His XX mark AL-BET-E-HARJO, + Company B, Captain Alex-tus-turo-nukie.
His XX mark CHIT-O-HARJO, + Company B, Captain Alex-tus-turo-nukie.
His XX mark AS-TE-HARJO, Company B, Captain Alex-tus-turo-nukie.
His XX mark NO-KOS-HARJO, –I- Company B, Captain Alex-tus-turo-nukie.
His XX mark CHA-FI-KE-KE, Company B, Captain Alex-tus-turo-nukie.
His XX mark LAT-TI-FIX-I-CO, Company B, Captain Alex-tus-turo-nukie.
His XX mark HENRY, Company B, Captain Alex-tus-turo-nukie.
His XX mark OGE-KO-JUK-NE, Company B, Captain Alex-tus-turo- nukie.
His XX mark E-FO-LE, Company B, Captain Alex-tus-turo-nukie.
His XX mark E-MATH-LE, Company B, Captain Alex-tus-turo-nukie
His XX mark AP-PI-YUCK-KE, Company B, Captain Alex-tus-turo-nukie.
His XX mark LO-NE, Company B. Captain Alex-tus-turo-nukie.
His XX mark NATH-KO-BUCK-KE, Company B, Captain Alex-tus-turo-nukie.
His XX mark MIC-CO-HA-JO, Company B, Captain Alex-tus-taro-nukie.
His XX mark CO-OC-CO-CHI-HARJO, Company B, Captain Alex-tus-turo-nukie.
His XX mark JOHNSON FACTOR, Company D, Captain Alex-tus-turo-nukie.
His XX mark PETER BRUNNER, Company D, Captain Alex-tus-taro-nukie.
His XX mark OL-CLA-CHEE, Company K, Captain Johnny.
His XX mark WAT-KO-AH-HO-LAH, Company K. Captain Johnny

Witness to signatures: W. R. JOHNSON, Jr.,
His XX mark, ROBERT JOHNSON, Interpreter.

Sworn and subscribed before me this 13th day of September, A. D. 1867.
E. J. BROWN,
Acting Agent.



MLA Source Citation:

42nd Congress. Alleged Frauds Against Certain Indian Soldiers. House of Representatives Report, 2nd Session, No. 96. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 11 October 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/bounty-declaration-of-28-seminole-indians.htm - Last updated on Feb 8th, 2013


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