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Re: Creek Land for Sale in 1903
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Well it seems from this document that 80 to 120 acres were up for sale, September, 1903 and bids were opened in November, 1903. It also seems like the freedmen were allotted land just to have it sold immediately afterwards. The freedmen had a number assigned to them just for the purpose of the sale from 1 to over 1059.
It was said that "All sealed bids must be accompanied by and contain a duly certified check on some solvent bank, payable to the order of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for 20 percent of the amount of the bid.
All bid should be enclosed in a sealed envelope, upon which must be written "Bid for Creek Lands", followed by a description of the land, beforfe the same will be received.
Further information and a copy of the rules and regulations governing the leasing and sale of Creek lands may be had upon application to
J' Blair Shoenfelt,
Some of the names of the freedmen (they all had numbers) I will mention:
94 - James L. Grayson - Muskogee
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