[Senate Doc. 512, No. 247, p. 674+]
Tallahassee, November 13, 1833
Enclosed are five statements or lists showing the population of each of the Indian towns on the Appalachicola, designating the number of women, children, & c., and all those ready to emigrate, and those who refuse to go; the deaths since the treaty with Blunt in 1832, portion of annuity paid to each town in 1833, and other information which it has been deemed useful for me to procure for the use of the department and of the Executive of this territory, and also a general statement compiled from the foregoing. Not having access to the old pay rolls, (they being in posession of Major Phagan,) and being without data of every kind to aid or correct my labors, and having to rely solely upon the answers of the Indians and the interpreter to my verbal inquiries, it cannot be expected that my statements are wholly without error. I believe, however, they are substantially correct; and I flatter myself the department will find them useful. A note to the general statement compiled from the particular lists, contains a rule for the apportionment and distribution of the annuity, which I consider just, and which will save great difficulty hereafter, if observed.
I am, respectfully,
Your most obedient servant,
James D. Westcott, Jr.
Acting Governor, &c.
Hon. E. Herring
Com. of Indian Affairs, Washington City, D. C.
Census of Spane Watka, or Davy's, or Cochrane's Town, May 1833, with also notes made November 9, 1833.
|Names of Indians||Age||Rank||No. of wives||No of children living in family||No. of Slaves||Total||Quota of annuity||Remarks|
|1||Davy||46||Hd. chief||1||2||$35.00||Ready to emigrate; got a canoe, & c., November 9, 1833|
|2||Olathla Hajo||30||Sd. chief||1||2||7.00||Do.|
|3||Cotcheticcico b||1||1||3||7.00||Is dead, and also his child; none but his wife to go, she is ready; November 9.|
|4||Conchattee||35||1||3||5||7.00||Ready to emigrate; got a canoe, & c.; November 9, 1833.|
|5||Talladig Hajo c||30||2||5||8||These are second chiefs entitled to $7 each; the have, however, gone to the Creek nation; gone to a town called Tewathlee, in the upper nation. Jim Bryor or Tustanuchee Emathlee, a Creek, induced them to go, and said he would pay their expenses; November 9, still absent.|
|7||Charly Emathla c||25||2||2||5|
|8||Foosa Hajo||30||Warrior||1||3.25||Ready to emigrate; got a canoe, & c.; November 9, 1833.|
|9||Nocoosa Hajo b||35||1||1||3||3.25||Dead, and also his child; his wife is ready and willing to go off; got a canoe.|
|10||Miccopoilga||35||1||3.25||Ready to go off; got a canoe, & c.|
|11||Oso Hajo||35||a||1||2||4||3.25||Refuses to go; has gone to the Seminole nation, and took his wife and children with him; November 9.|
|14||Timmocca b||20||1||3.25||Dead since May 1833.|
|15||Senojathchu||18||1||2||3.25||Going, got a canoe, & c., November 9.|
|16||Cochus Haja c||40||1||2||With Coathlosso and others in Creek nation; went off before May 1833.|
|17||Holathlu Halthla c||40||1||1||3||Do.|
|18||Tallahassee Hajo c||30||1||2||Do.|
|20||Foosa he Mathla b||35||1||3||5||3.25||Wife dead since May; ready to go; got a canoe, & c.|
|21||Scona||13?||1||3.25||Ready to go; got a canoe, & c.|
|23||Sitochu||24||a||1||3.25||Gone to Seminole nation since annuity.|
|Add the quota due absentees had they been present, not paid||37.75|
The first three were entitled, had they been present to $7 each, and the three last to $3.25 each - $37.75; being absent, they were not paid, and the amount was distributed among the other Indians; these Indians are the immediate descendants and relations of old Cochrane, who is mentioned at the treaty of Camp Moultrie, and dissatisfied with the treaty made by Davy, & c., although Coathlocso signed it. See treaty in annuity of 1823-3.
|Head chiefs, warriors, & c.||24|
|Total number of town in May, 1833||63|
|d Memorandum of those who died previous to May 1833, and since the treaty for emigration.|
|1. Ock Jonalatta|
2. Octa Hajee Hajo
4. Coxus Hajo
|5. Tuki Emathla
6. Forchatchee Micco
8. John Boy
|Some of these I understand were women and some children, but I can not distinguish them.|
|d||8||Dead previous to May, and since treaty.|
|Add||63||Population in May 1833, as above stated.|
|71||Number of souls in town at the time of the treaty in 1832, and making the number 256, with Blunt's Indians as specified in treaty.|
|c Deduct||23||Gone to Creek nation.|
|35||Gone to Seminoles.|
|Deduct||6||Dead since annuity.|
|d Deduct||8||Died since treaty, and previous to payment of annuity.|
|Leaving||21||Souls ready to go off.|
|c||7||Warriors gone to Creek Nation.|
|a||5||Warriors gone to Seminole nation.|
|13||Number of souls gone to Seminole nation.|
Mem. - Those gone to Seminole nation are connexions of Octa Micco and are near the Withlabuchy.
Their portion of the annuity as above in $16.25.
b Memorandum of deaths since May 1833 - 6 men, women, and children, as above stated in notes.
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