Dumas Brief for Applicants

Charles von Weise Attorney at Law Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Tishomingo (Muskogee is crossed out) Ind. Ter. July 12, 1903 I was Principal Law Clerk of the Mississippi Choctaw Legal Department at the time the case of Scott S. Dumas et al. as MCR 4006 was decided and at that time I directed Charles M. Wrigley, one of the law clerks in my dept. to write a decision in said case, but first to prepare a brief of the evidence offered by the applicants for the purpose of proving an attempted compliance on the part of their ancestors. This brief I submitted to Mr. P(?) B. Hopkins, Chief Law Clerk of the Commission, and suggested that it was the opinion of Mr. Wrigley and myself that the applicants had made a fairly good case on the point of an attempted compliance and in our opinion should be given the benefit of a doubt and a decision written in their favor, but that the records...

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