Moses Terrell

By wjeffbishop • • 12 Nov 2018

The United States

                Moses
Terrell a native Cherokee of the Cherokee Nation

To damages sustained in consequence of an unlawful arrest
and imprisonment by white people citizens of the United States in the month of
December 1839 To imprisonment in Little Rock and Van Buren Jails in the years
1839 & 1840 making in all seven months and half

to the damages                                                 $1000.00

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Lawyers fees                                                   100.00

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contingent expenses for working           60.00

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witnesses expenses in the jail                  43.50

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                                                                                                $1203.50

Personally came before us Moses Terrell claimant of the
above account and states on oath that he was arrest by the military force
commanded by General A[]buckle at fort Gibson and conveyed to [fort] Smith on
the state line and there delivered over to the United States marshal who
conveyed him over to Little Rocks in the state of Arkansas, where he was
committed to jail on charge of assault and Battery and Roberry, for the term of
seven months & 15 days

Sworn & subscribed to before us                              

This 4th April 1842                                             Moses his x mark Terrell

D. Carter & J.D. Wofford

Special clerks for making out

Claims for Tahlequah District

Personally came before us William Hendrix a citizen of the
Cherokee Nation by honorable marriage and witness to the foregoing account and
states on oath that he was knowing personally to the arrest and imprisonment of
the said Moses Terrell at the time and manner above state by him and that he
has never received any consideration for the above damages

Sworn & subscribed to before us                              

This 4th April 1842                                             William his x mark
Hendrix

D. Carter & J.D. Wofford

Special clerks for making out

Claims for Tahlequah District

Personally came before us Looney Price a citizen of the
Cherokee Nation, a witness to the foregoing account and states on oath that he
saw the said Terrell in imprisonment in Little Rock Jail and also he saw him in
Jail at Van Buren all in the state of Arkansas and that he has never received
any Damages in no way whatever nor no consideration for the same

Sworn & subscribed to before us                              

This 4th April 1842                                             L Price

D. Carter & J.D. Wofford

Special clerks for making out

Claims for Tahlequah District