Seminole Revoke Power of Attorney

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We-Wo-Ka,
Seminole Nation, ss:

Be it remembered that on this 14th day of September, A. D. 1567, before me, E. J. Brown, Acting United States agent for the Seminole Indians, personally came the persons mentioned below, who, being first by me duly sworn, and having the oath duly interpreted to them by Robert Johnson, United States interpreter, depose as follows:

We are 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. Weight 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 the – 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 the present 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 as our attorney from this date.

His mark, HE-BE-ALE, Company F, Captain Billy Bowlegs.
His mark, NO-KO-SE-LE, Company F, Captain Billy Bowlegs.
His mark, JOHN CHUP-CO-SEE, Company F, Captain Billy Bowlegs.
His mark, YAHO-CHE, Company F, Captain Billy Bowlegs.
His mark, CHO-MOTE-HO-E-YA, Company F, Captain Billy Bowlegs.
His mark, KOT-SO-HA-JO-GE, Company F, Captain Billy Bowlegs.
His mark, FUS-MARGO 2d, Company B, Captain Alix Tus-tin-muk-ke
His mark, SOUR-IN-CHE, Company B, Captain Alix Tus-tin-muk-ke
His mark, AL-BET-E-WARJO, Company B, Captain Alix Tus-tin-muk-ke
His mark, CHIT-TO-WARJO, Company B, Captain Alix Tus-tin-muk-ke
His mark, As-TE-WARJO, Company B, Captain Alix Tus-tin-muk-ke
His mark, M. KAS-WARJO, Company B, Captain Alix Tus-tin-muk-ke
His mark, LALE-TO-FIX-I-CO, Company B, Captain Alix Tus-tin-muk-ke
His mark, HENRY, Company B, Captain Alix Tus-tin-muk-ke
His mark, OGE-KO-JUK-NO, Company B, Captain Alix Tus-tin-muk-ke
His mark, E-FO-LO, Company B, Captain Alix Tus-tin-muk-ke
His mark, E-MATTE-LE, Company B, Captain Alix Tus-tin-muk-ke
His mark, APO-PI-YUCK-KE, LO-wA, Company B, Captain Alix Tus-tin-muk-ke
His mark, NOTTE-KO-BUCK-E, Company B, Captain Alix Tus-tin-muk-ke
His mark, MIC-CO-WAR-GO, Company B, Captain Alix Tus-tin-muk-ke
His mark, SA-FO-LE-CHE, Company B, Captain Alix Tus-tin-muk-ke
His mark, CO-OC-CHE-W.ARGO, Company B, Captain Alix Tus-tin-muk-ke
His mark, JOHNSON FACTOR, Company D
His mark, PETER BRUNER, Company D
His mark, OL-CLA-CHE, Company K, Captain Johnny.
His mark, WAT-KO-AH-HO-LA, Company K, Captain Johnny.

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

Sworn and subscribed before me the 13th day of September, A. D. 1869.
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. 20 April 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/seminole-revoke-power-of-attorney.htm - Last updated on Feb 8th, 2013


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