No. 15 B.
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Be it remembered that on this 18th, 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 months of August and September, A. D. 1865, we delivered to J. W. Wright our certificate 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 and back pay for us. We further state that up to this time we have not received the same, or any part 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 sum paid to ns as soon as possible through the agent of our nation or sonic 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.
ROBERT JOHNSON, His XX mark, Interpreter
SAMUEL CHECOTO, Chief of the Creek Nation.
I hereby certify that these signatures were made and sworn to before me this 18th day of September, A. D. 1867, in absence of any magistrate.
E. J. BROWN,
Acting Agent for Seminoles.
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