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Valuation of Improvements, Western Creeks
1833

[M234, roll 921, frames 212-13]

Washington City, September 10, 1833

Sir

I have the honor of enclosing to you a copy of the report made to the commissioners by Kendall Lewis and Frederick Sangrain, who were appointed to value and appraise certain improvements of the Creek Indians who would be compelled to remove, in conformity with the provisions of the treaties concluded between that tribe and the United States at Fort Gibson, on the 14th February, 1833.  I also enclose the report of Captain Nathan Boone, of his field notes of a survey of the boundary line between the Creek and Cherokee Indians, as settled by their late treaties with the United States, with a map of the survey.

As the running of the "boundary line between the Creeks and Cherokees," and the "valuation of the Creek improvements", were made under directions of the Commissioners of Indian Affairs, in accordance with the stipulations of the treaties of 14th February, 1833, I have been instructed to lay the reports before you, in order that they might be brought, with the proceedings in council, before the President and Senate, should you deem it necessary, in presenting the treaties for confirmation.

I have the honor to be
Very Respectfully
Your obedient servant
S. C. Stambaugh
Secretary Commissioner Indian Affairs


[M574, roll 61, frames 570-583]

Valuation on Canadian [river]

Name property Dollars & cents Amount
Daniel Kennard 1 dwelling house 16 ft square
1       do         do     12      do
114 rails [fence rails]
20.00
11.00
1.14
32.14
David Miller 1 dwelling house 16 ft square
1       do         do     12      do
15.00
11.00
26.00
John Wynn 1 dwelling house
1 corn crib [store house]
1 kitchen
2300 rails
6 acres cleared land
25.00
8.00
12.00
23.00
18.00
86.00
Mohaie Po chee/chu 1 dwelling house 6.00 6.00
John Herod 1 dwelling house
6 acres cleared land
2630 rails
22.00
18.00
26.30
66.30
Samuel Herod 2 acres cleared land
900 rails
6.00
9.00
15.00
Talso Hadjo 1 dwelling house
1 do do
2 acres cleared land
550 rails
15.00
10.00
6.00
5.50
36.50
Kendal Lewis 1 dwelling house
1 store house, cellar, passage & shed
1 corn crib
1 hen house
kitchen
4 acres cleared land
2648 rails
54 peach trees
76.00
140.00
6.00
6.00
7.50
12.00
26.48
20.25
294.23

Powis Harjo Town

Name property Dollars & cents Amount
Powis Harjo 2 dwelling houses (with passage)
2893 rails
6 acres cleared land
1 corn crib
1 hen house
33.00
28.93
18.00
5.00
2.00
86.93
Hoppoy Harjo 1 house
1½ acres cleared land
265 rails
12.00
4.50
2.65
19.15
Unnessa Tus Tus Nugee 1 house
400 rails
1 acre cleared land
5.00
4.00
3.00
12.00
Echebe 1 house $13 - 1 hen house $3
1500 rails $15 - 4 acres cleared land $12
16.00
27.00
43.00
Eucha Fixico 1 house $10 - 1 corn crib $3
1300 rails $13 - 2 acres cleared land $6
13.00
19.00
32.00
Mad Fish 1 house $15 - 1 corn crib $6.50
5 acres cleared land $15.00 - 3200 rails $32
7 house (belonging to his mother)
21.50
47.00
10.00
78.50
Mad Beaver 1 house $11 - 1 corn crib $3
2 acres cleared land $6 - 500 rails $5
14.00
11.00
25.00
Mista har ke 1 house $14 - 1 crib $6
2 acres cleared land $6 - 300 rails $3
20.00
9.00
29.00
Tomma Harjo 1 house $12 - 1 crib $3
840 rails $8.40 - 1½ acres cleared land $4.50
15.00
12.90
27.90
Hospetack Harjo 1 house $15 - corn crib $6
1900 rails $19 - 5 acres cleared land $15
21.00
34.00
55.00
Attec Kee 700 rails $7 - 1½ acres cleared land $4.50 11.50 11.50
Tomma E ha O ba 1 house $16 - 2 acres clearing $6 22.00 22.00
Fi I ga 1 house $13 - 2 acres cleared land $6 19.00 19.00
Chilo Kee 1 house $15 - 1 do $7 - 1 crib $7
2800 rails $28 - 4 acres cleared land $12
29.00
40.00
69.00
Otalka Fixico 2 acres cleared land $6 - 1600 rails $16 22.00 22.00
Enola 3 acres clearing $9 - 474 rails $4.74
1 house
13.74
8.00
21.74
Wa Ha Cholck Hajo 1 house $12 - 2 acres clearing $6
1200 rails
18.00
12.00
30.00
Fush Hatch chee U Holee 1 house $ 15.40 - 1 do $8 - 1 crib $4
1500 rails $15 - 5 acres clearing $15
27.00
30.00
57.00
Leda 1 house $10 - 1 crib $5 15.00 15.00
Catch Tawee 1 house $18 - 1 acre clearing $3.00
500 rails
21.00
5.00
26.00
Na Na O Mate 1 house $9.50 corn crib $3.50
2410 rails $24.10 - 6 acres clearing $18
13.00
42.10
55.10

Look out for Cherokee Citizen

Arkansas [river]

Name property Dollars & cents Amount
Polla O tea/Ha 3 acres clearing $9 - 500 rails $5 14.00 14.00
Yoma Yoco 1 camp & corn crib $3 - 500 rails $5
1½ acre clearing
8.00
4.50
12.50
Thlee I kee 1 house $12 - 1 corn crib $2
1860 rails $18.60 - 6 acres clearing $18
14.00
36.60
50.60
Letif Harjo 1 house $14 - corn crib $12
2160 rails 21.60 - 7 acres clearing $21
26.00
42.60
68.00
Tomma Gigee 1 house $16 - 1 corn crib $4
2410 rails $24.10 - 6 acres clearing $18
14 peach trees
20.00
42.10
3.75
65.85
Miica 1 house $8 - 1136 rails $11.36
2 acres clearing
19.36
6.00
25.36
Cite Ki chee 1 house $8 - corn crib $5
rail $12 - 3½ acres clearing $10.50
13.00
22.50
35.50
O i hatca 1 house $8 - 1 corn crib $5
2 acres clearing $6 - rails $11
13.00
17.00
30.00
Bear Head 1 house $11 - 1 crib $4½
rails $10 - 1 acre clearing $3
15.50
13.00
28.50
Deer Liver 1 house 12.00 12.00
Fo lo la ho ca 1 house $7 - 1 crib $5 - hen house $2
1½ acres clearing
14.00
4.50
18.50
Assenapa Harjo 1 house $7 - 1 corn crib $5 12.00 12.00
Sima 1 house $14 - 1 do $6 - 1 do $2 - rails $3.60
1½ acres clearing $4½ - 23 p. trees $8.62½
25.60
13.12½
38.72
Hopey Harjo 1 camp $2 - 1 corn crib $3 - rails $2
1 acre clearing
7.00
3.00
10.00
Yallo Harjo 1 house $10 - 1 do $8 - 1 crib $4 - 1 do $2
10 p. trees $3.75 - rails 15.20 - 27 acres cleared $7.50
24.00
26.45
50.45
Gonna 1 house $12 - 1 do $10 - 25 p. trees $9.37½
rails $3.61 - 3 acres clearing $9
31.37½
12.61
43.98
Missee 1 house $11 - 2 acres clearing $6 - rails $3½ 20.50 20.50
Tus kee gee Harjo 1 house $8 - 2 do $7 - rails $10.98 - 1½ acres clearing 4½     30.48 30.48
Autis Youhola 1 house $13 - 1 crib $3 - 4 peach trees $1.50
rails $8 - 2½ acres clearing $7.50
17.50
15.50
33.00
Sinta Likee 1½ acres clearing $4½ - rails $8 $12.50 $12.50
Jackee 1 house $9 - rails $8 - 1½ acres clearing $4½
13 peach trees
21.50
4.87½
25.37½
Hilibee E Mathla 1 house $20 - 2½ acres clearing $7.50
6 p. trees $2¼ - rails $4
27.50
6.25
33.75
Halph Harjo 1 house $15 - 1 crib $5 - 4 acres clearing $12
rails $9 - 18 peach trees 6¾
32.00
15.75
47.75
Opia Mico 1 house $8 - 1 do $4 - 1 acre clearing $3
rails $2.81 - 10 peach trees $3.75
15.00
6.56
21.56
Sim mon Tallee 1 house $ 8 - 2 do $11 - 70 peach trees $26¼
rails $10 - 3 acres clearing $9
45.25
19.00
64.25
Suctala Lottiga (woman) 2 houses $16 - 1 corn crib $2
rails $3 - 1 acre clearing $3
18.00
6.00
24.00
Jonna? (woman) 1 house 10.00 10.00
Lasla 1 house $10 - rails $2 - 1 acre clearing $3 15.00 15.00
Gipa 1 house $7½ - 2 acres clearing $6 - rails $8 21.50 21.50
O kee las E Mathla 1 house $11 - 1 corn crib $8 19.00 19.00
Little Mad Tiger 1 house 10.00 10.00
Dina 1 house $10 - 1 crib $3
rails $9 - 1 acre clearing $3
13.00
12.00
25.00
Tallee Chick Harjo 1 house $7 - 1 crib $5
1 acre clearing $3 - rails $5
12.00
8.00
20.00
Temmisse 1 house $8 - 2 acres clearing $6
10 peach trees $3.25 - rails $10
14.00
13.25
27.25
Towns, Fields & Fence  (belonging to the following)    
Ispoic
Tocalla
Mynialee
Es te char co
3½ acres clearing
1000 rails
10.50
10.00
20.50
Mister Blake 1 house $6 - 1 acre clearing $3 - rails $4.50 13.50 13.50
Satkee rails $7 - 1½ acres clearing $4½ - 5 p. trees $1.87 13.37½ 13.37½
Ucettia Yonla 1 house $9 - 1 do $6 15.00 15.00
Holock Harjo 1 house $8 - rails $6.40
1 acre clearing
14.40
3.00
17.40
Leda 1 house $10 - rails $2.40 - 3 p. trees $ 1.12½
½ acres clearing
13.52½
1.50
15.02½
Cussela Harja 1 house $14 - rails 5.60
1½ acres clearing $4½ - 8 p. trees $3
19.60
15.50
35.10 27.10
Fos Harjo 1 house $7 - 2 acres clearing $6 13.00 13.00

On Verdigris [River]

Name property Dollars & cents Amount
Ben Perryman 2 houses $22 - 1 corn crib $7
1  do (daughters) $9 - 11 acres clearing $33
1 do & crib $20 - 35 peach trees $13.12 ½
rails
200 rails & 1 house (on Grand River)
29.00
42.00
33.12½
37.00
17.00
158.12 ½ 
Tomma 1 house 9.00 9.00
Dicky 2 acres clearing 6.00 6.00
Fox rails $1.50, 1½ acres clearing $4½ 6.00 6.00
Hillebe Tustenuga 1 house $18 - 2 do $18 - 3 cribs &7
9½ acres clearing $28½ - 17 p. trees $6.37½
3800 rails $38 - 1 milk house $2
43.00
34.87½
40.00
117.87½
Deer Foot 1 house with shed $8 - rails $1 9.00 9.00
E Pat O He 1 house $5 - 1 crib $3 - rails $4 12.00 12.00
Hitch Hatch Harjo 1 house $8 - rails $15 - 2 acres clearing $6 29.00 29.00
Suc Hage 1 house 6.00 6.00
Lee Hoc Chee 1 house $6 - 1 crib $2½ - 1 shed $1
rails $7 - 2 acres clearing $6
9.50
13.00
22.50
Hopiac Harja Chopco 1 house $4 - 1 crib $2 - rails $2 8.00 8.00
James Hardrage  rails $41.20 - 10½ acres clearing $31.50
1 house $10 - 1 do with shed $10 - 1 do $8
1 do $6 - 1 do $ 5 - 3 corn cribs $5
1 crib $4½ - 1 house $15 - 2 kitchens $10
3 do $8 - 91 peach trees $34.12½
house & rails (on Canadian River)
72.70
28.00
16.00
29.50
42.12½
25.00
213.32½
Polly Hardage 1 house $13 - 1 do $9 - 1 do $8
1 crib $3 - 2 acres clearing $6
1 crib $1 - rails $16
30.00
9.00
17.00
56.00
Benjamin Hawkins 1 double house, floored, hewed & -
1 kitchen $8 - 1 smoke house $7 - 2 houses $20
1 house $8 - 2 do $8 - 1 corn crib $8
1 stable $6 - rails $22½ - 3 acres clearing $9
300 square logs for mill
100 round logs for mill
150.00
35.00
24.00
37.50
150.00
25.00
421.50
Coemathlee chee/chu (Arkansas) 1 house $8 - 1 do $15 - rails $1.50 24.50 24.50
Bush a head 3 acres cleared land $9 - rails $8 17.00 17.00
Susanna McIntosh 1 house $30 - 1 do $25 - 1 do $8 - smoke house $4
1 house $20 - 1 do $15 - 1 corn crib $8
1 do $20 - 1 do $15 - 1 do $4 - 1 do $8 - 1 do $9
20 acres cleared land $60.20 - 800 rails $28.00
67.00
43.00
56.00
88.00
254.00
    Dollars 3808.59½

The above valuation of the improvement of the Creek Indians East of the present boundary line between them and the Cherokees west, affixed by their treaty with the United States Feby 14 1833 and according to the provision of said treaty made by Kendall Lewis of the Creek Nation and Frederic Sangrain, a citizen of the United States appointed by the Commissioners of Indian Affairs for that purpose.

Certificates

We hereby certify upon our honor that according to our best belief the above valuation of the Creek Improvements is just and Equitable.

K. Lewis
F. Sangrain

April 17, 1833
I hereby certify that I accompanied the persons above appointed to appraise the Creek improvements; and that in my opinion they have made an honest and judicious valuation of them.

J. F. Schermerhorn
Indian Comer West

(a true copy)

S. C. Stambaugh
Secty to Comer

Errors
Page 7 - Jackee of $1.00 excess          
Page 10 Cossista Harjo of 8.00 minus
$9.00

78 deducted, will
give amt remittance

[Both of the above were reproduced in Senate Doc. 512, No. 247, p. 550+]