Bounty Application of Tmine-har-jo

Cherokee Nation,
Indian Territory, 88:

On this 4th day of March, 1867, personally appeared before me, a district judge in and for the nation aforesaid, Tmine-har-jo, of the Creek Nation, personally known to me, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that his age is – years, that he is a resident of the Creek Nation, and that he is the identical person who enlisted as a private in company B of the First Regiment of Indian Home Guards, to serve for the period of three years, and was discharged from the service of the United States as a private at Fort Gibson, on the 31st day of May, 1865, by reason of order No. 110, Department of Arkansas, and that there is additional bounty of $100 due him under the act of Congress approved July 28, 1866. And he does further declare that he has not bartered, sold, assigned, transferred, loaned, exchanged, or given away his final discharge papers, or any interest in the bounty provided by this or any other act of Congress; that he has not already received, or is entitled to receive any other or greater bounty than $100, and that the statement of service above given is a correct and true statement of any and all service rendered by him during the rebellion, and that he has never served otherwise than as stated. And he hereby constitutes and appoints John W. Wright, of Washington, D. C., his attorney to present and prosecute this claim, and authorizes him to receive and receipt for any certificate, check, or draft that may be issued for the same, and to do any other act or thing necessary or that he might do if personally present, with full power of substitution and revocation, hereby countermanding all former authority that may have been given for the above specified purpose.

Signature of Claimant

Also personally appeared before me, a district judge in and for the Cherokee Nation, D, R. Hicks and Henry Meigs of the Creek Nation, personally known to me, who, being duly sworn according to law, declare that they have been for five years acquainted with Tmine-har-jo, the above named applicant, who was a private in Company B, of the regiment of Indian Home Guards, and know him to be the identical person named in the foregoing declaration; and that they have no interest whatever in this application.

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Witnesses’ signatures:
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 4th day of March, 186’7.

I certify that Robert Crawford, before whom the foregoing declaration and affidavit were made, is a district judge, duly authorized to administer oaths, and that the above is his signature.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and official seal this 4th day of March 1867.

Clerk of the District Court, Cherokee Nation

NOTE: If the witness and claimants, or either of them, make their mark, let tow persons who can write their names attest the signature. The officer administering the oath should not be one of the attesting parties.


42nd Congress. Alleged Frauds Against Certain Indian Soldiers. House of Representatives Report, 2nd Session, No. 96.

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