[Senate Doc. 512, vol. 247, page 519]
Fort Mitchell, Aug. 19, 1833
I received your favor of the 6th instant a few days since, and I herewith enclose you copies of the powers of attorney given to Benjamin Hawkins, and transferred by him to me.
The claimants living in Arkansas, believing that the money would be sent here, gave to Benjamin Hawkins powers of attorney to collect it for them. Hawkins, finding the money had not been sent on to pay the claims, proposed to me to purchase them. I refused to do so until we should go before the commissioners, then in session and they would say to me that the claim was a good one, and the transfer would be legal, and that they would in their report request the money to he sent here. All this was done, and General Parsons, you will see, is a witness to the transfer.
If they did not mention this in their report I presume they forgot it. You recollect you saw Hawkins, and he stated to you that I had paid him the money, and that he had settled with the claimants in Arkansas.
If any farther evidence is necessary, they can get it by addressing a letter to the agent in Arkansas, and get him to give them the facts.
I have the original powers in my possession.
Col. J. J. Abert,
Known all men, by these presents, that I, Jane Carr, of the western Creek
nation, do by these presents make, order, constitute, and appoint Benjamin
Hawkins my true and lawful attorney, to act for me, and in my name to ask,
demand, sue for, and receive of and from all and every person that may have or
authorized by the United States Government to defray the expense of those Creeks
that emigrated and paid their own expenses to this country, the said Benjamin
Hawkins is hereby fully authorized by me to receive and receipt for all moneys
that is due to me by the United States Government for defraying my own expenses in
emigrating to this country.
Given under my hand and seal this 31st day of August, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two; and also to receive pay for my improvements that I left.
Endorsed as follows, to wit:
I endorse the within power of attorney to Thomas Crowell, and authorize him to receive and receipt for me, for any money that he may be paid by the General Government on account of the same.
Thomas J. Abbott
Know all men by these presents, that I, Susanah McIntosh of the western Creek nation,
do by these presents make, ordain, constitute, and appoint Benjamin Hawkins, of
the same place, my true and lawful attorney, in my name, to ask and demand of every
person or persons that is authorized by the United States government to pay for defraying my expenses in
emigrating from the old Creek nation to this country; and to receive and receipt for the same as
if I were personally present myself.
Given under my hand and seal, one thousand eight hundred and thirty two.
Susanah McIntosh, her X mark
and endorsed as follows, to wit:
I endorse the within power of attorney to Thomas Crowell and authorize him to receive and receipt for the same, for any money he may be paid by the General Government on account of the same.
Thomas J. Abbott