Jack Downing

By wjeffbishop • • 6 Dec 2018

The United States

                To
Jack Downing another Cherokee to property abandoned in the Eastern Nation
Running Waters Gilmore County Georgia Emigrated in John Drews Detachment by
water resides in Tahlequah District near Illinois

To 4 fine horses $550 ‘’ 1 saddle $18                                                       $568.00

‘’ cash loaned to a citizen of United State Troops

and conveyed into camps $50                                                                     50.00

‘’ 1 Bridle $6 ‘’ 2 guns $50 ‘’ 5 steel rope(?) $25                                   81.00

‘’ 300 bas. corn $300 . 2 small cogs(?) $100                                           301.00

‘’ 1 Bar shear plough and (illegible) $14- 2 shovel ploughs
$4         18.00

‘’ 7 weeding hoes $350 ‘’ 2 jalen(?) axes $550                                      9.00

‘’ ½ bas salt $1 ‘’ soap $2 ‘’ 2 pot hooks $150 ball $1                          5.50

‘’ 2 mattocks $4 ‘’ 1 Iron wedge $150 ‘’ 2 (illegible) $1                      6.50

‘’ 32 acres in corn growing (illegible) $160                                              160.00

‘’ ¼ acre sweet potatoes $10 ‘’ (illegible) Irish potatoes
$10           20.00

‘’2 (illegible) of land not found on the (illegible) logs
$20                 20.00

“105 bearing peach trees $105 1 apple tree $2                                    107.00

                                                                                                                __________________

                                                                                                                Total
$ 1146.00

Personally came before us Jack Downing claimant on the
above account, and after being duly sworn on a oath deposeth and saith that the
above named horse was stolen by citizens of the United States and that the
balance of the items was abandoned occasioned by the arrival of the troops of
United States and that he has not the chance to dispose of them with the
exception of 2 acres of land and the fruit trees which he could not find on the
Books, which the claimants lost and that he has never has received any
compensation whatsoever

Sworn to and subscribed before us

David Carter                       special
clerks for                               Jack
his x mark Downing

J.D. Wofford                       collecting
claims

Tahlequah District Cherokee nation

April 5th 1842

Personally came before us Watt Downing a witness for the
aforesaid claimant who after being Duly sworn on oath Deposeth and said that he
was acquainted with the aforesaid claimant in the Eastern nation, and that the
above account is current and that he has never received any compensation for
the same to the best of his knowledge

Sworn to and subscribed before us

David Carter                       Special
clerks for                                              Watt
his x mark Downing

J.D Wofford                        collecting
claims

Tahlequah District Cherokee nation

April 5th 1842