Runabout Scraper 1842 Claim

1842 Claims - Flint District Book 5

 

No. 143

The United States Do:

 

To Runabout Scraper, residence in the Old Nation, Chattoogee Valley, Alabama. Now in Flint District.

 

To standing corn in the fall, nine acres $900.00

 

Runabout Scraper on oath states that in the fall of 1835 a white rob(b)ed or took by force the nine acres set forth in account. The claimant states further that the said white man took under a pretense of having a claim against him for four dollars and then took by force his whole field of corn, and that owing to the laws of the states being extended over the old Cherokee Nation he was dispossessed of all his rights and privileges and therefore he could not recover damages or get pay under U. S. laws, and then has never received the first cent for his corn.

 

Sworn to before me 21st April 1842 Run About Scraper his X mark

Jay Hicks, Clerk

 

 

Kulsti Muskrat on oath states that she lived a close neighbor to Run About Scraper in the Old Nation and knows that he owned the field of corn set forth in his account and that in the fall of 1835 a white man forcibly took said field of corn and put the same to his own use and further that the said claimant was not able to recover damages for said corn in consequence of the oppressive laws of that state, & then she knows that he has never received the first cent from no source whatever.

 

Sworn to before me 21st April 1842 Kulsti Muskrat her X mark

Jay Hicks, Clerk

 

 

 

Transcribers Note: Some corrections made to punctuation & spelling for clarity.

Joe Scraper Jr April 2008