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[M234, roll 229, frames 150-51]

Old Creek Agency
December 19th 1853

Sir

We the undersigned Chiefs of the Creek Nation, having under consideration the claims of sundry individuals, named in the accompanying list, for reserve money and being fully satisfied that their claims are just, respectively request you as our Agent to urge upon the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, the propriety of investigating their claims at as early day as convenient and if found to be correct to estimate for the amount due in time to have it appropriated during the present Session of Congress.

We presume that the only question for the Commissioner to determine is whether those claims have ever been paid, as there is no doubt in regard to the money being once due the individuals above referred to. The money was deposited in the Bank of Columbus Georgia by the direction of the Department for the purpose of paying those claims, but before they were paid, the Bank broke, and the question is, whether it was the loss of the United States, or the claimants former precedents and the laws of the United States establish the fact that the party who makes the deposit sustains the loss, which in the opinion of the undersigned settles the point in question. 

Respectfully Yours,

Rolly McIntosh, his mark
B. Marshall
Tuckabatchi Micco, his mark
Echo Harjo, his mark

Col. W. H. Garrett
U. S. Creek Agent

Witness
G. W. Stidham Int.



No. Names of Towns Names of Reservees [location] Amount
36 Tallassehatcha Totekarhasse emarthlar E 9 14 7 200
74 " Oke choy Hadjo (2d same name) W 2 14 7 200
19 " Pie laster Hadjo E 33 13 7 100
25 Rabbit Ko sar Hadjo S 29 15 9 100
38 " Arslidda N 8 15 9 100
57 " Yo he char S 32 15 9 50
58 " Micco chopco S 8 15 9 50
61 " Oke choy N 20 15 9 200
65 " Kose hatche marthlar W 29 16 10 100
68 " Is far ne emarthlar N 29 15 10 100
9 Hatchet Creek Tus ko nar fixico W 9 22 6 100
11 " Hi ko ege E 9 22 6 100
19 " Ho pi chopco W 2 22 5 100
26 " Tok ko sah Hadjo W 10 22 5 100
54 " Ne har to gar W 6 22 6 100
72 " No cose E kar E 3 22 6 100
75 " Thlathlo W 2 22 6 100
78 " Far emarthlar E 2 22 6 100
43 Chockolocko Ar tus ho nubba N 30 16 8 100
91 " Sarn an not te gay W 9 17 7 100
7 Pochishachcha Pow hos Micco E 13 20 17 100
14 " Ne haw Yoholo N 5 19 18 100
19 " Moctee Hadjo E 11 17 20 100
              2500