Suntahteykee (Nathaniel Smith D)

By wjeffbishop • • 25 Oct 2018

The United States do to Sun tah tey hee a native Cherokee of the Cherokee nation East of Pine Log Coo-soo-wattee District, Georgia Emigrated to this country in 1838- by Nathanial Smith, Emigrating Agent of the U.S. Present residence near Park Hill Tahlequah District

Spoliations occasioned by Troops of the U. States
(illegible)

1838       12 acres of
corn, growing crop ———-                                                   $60,00

2 acres of sweet potatoes $40 – cabbages $10 —                              50.00

2 shovel ploughs & stocks $5- 2 salt (illegible) —                                13.00

3 acres – 1 loom(?) (illegible) $6 — 2 per martingals(?) $4—-        10.00

2 (Bee) Hives $10 a Bell 75 -5 saws & 20 shoots(?) & pipes $75 — 85.75

1 Dinner pot $6 2- stonable(?) pots $3.50 —-                                      7.50

2 shaw(?) plaited baskets with lids $2 – 1 Bow Do(?) $1 –               3.00

½ (illegible) Glass jumbles $1- 3 setts of plates $2 —-                       3.00

                1 sett
of (illegible) cups and saucers $1 – 2 plates $1.25 —            2,,25

                1 Tin
Bucket $1 – 1 water pail $1 – 2 k(illegible) $1.25 –                  2,,25

                1
Coffee pot – $1 – 1 (illegible) $1.75 2 tin pans $1.75 –                   4,,50

                1
Table $2 – 3 Bedsteads $6 = 1 mackinaw blade $8 —                      $16,,00

                1 bed,
wearing apparel, Bed Clothes—                                                   $45,,00

                16
chickens $2 – 12 ducks $3- 5 cane baskets $1.50 –                       6,,50

                2
Geese $2 = 10 acres of cleaned land, since the valuations were

made by assessing Agent (illegible)  
—                  102,,00

                2 por
pot Hooks $1 = 1 pr (illegible) 50 – 1 mattock $1 –                  2,,50

                5 head
of horses $220 —Fifty (illegible)  —–                                        270,,00

                $110
marked paid on the Agents Books ——                                       110,,00

                                                                                                                                _________________

                                                                                                                                                $813,,00

Personally came before us, Sun-tah-teh-kee, and after being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he and many other Cherokee people were forcibly arrested and brought to this country and that he was thereby compelled to have all of his property.

                He
also deposeth in relation to the item of 110 in the above account that when he
went to Fort Gibson to receive his money he was informed by the disbursing
Agent that that sum of his (illegible) had been paid to him in the Old Nation
East at the Cherokee Agency, near Calhoun at which date and time he was not
permitted to get to the Agency nor has he ever received any sum of money
finer(?) his capture up to this nor authorized any person to draw the same in
his name or otherwise that if the above named sum has been paid to any other
person, it must have been fraudulently obtained as he has not authorized any
person to draw his money in any manner whatever.

Sworn and subscribed to before us

J.D. Wofford                                                       (illegible)                                             Sun-tah-tey-kee  his x mark

D. Carter

Tahlequah district Cherokee Nation

March 21st 1842

                Personally
came before us, Ah kil lan ne Gah, who being (illegible) deposeth and saith
that he was being neighbor to the above claimant on Pine Log at the time he was
compelled to Emigrate to this country and that he left all of the above
property as set forth in the account. He does not know now never heard of his
receiving any compensation for the same.

Sworn and Subscribed to before us

David Carter                                       (illegible)                                             Ah-kil-lan-ne-Gah            his
x mark

J. Wofford                                                          

No. 84

Sun-tah-tey-kee’s Claim