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Re: Creek Land for Sale in 1903

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,
United States Indian Agent,
Union Agency, Muskogee, I.T."

Some of the names of the freedmen (they all had numbers) I will mention:

94 - James L. Grayson - Muskogee
105 - Wiley McIntosh - Muskogee
160 - Lester C. Hardridge, Tallahassee
161 - Fannie Wollard- Muskogee
164 - Rose Hardridge - Tallahassee
179 - Emma Ponds - Muskogee
183 - Noah Marshall
235 - Ketch Barnett - Tallahassee
459 - Morris Rentie
470 - Warrior Grayson
404 - Alfred Barnett
509 - Boston Thompson
465 - Quash McGilbray
361 - Dick Grayson
772 - Louis Fulsom
1025 - Joe Hutton, Jr.
1059 - Ben Grayson

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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