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Congressional Acts granting rights to Friendly Creeks

From: The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America from the Organization of the Government in 1789, to March 2, 1845

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Eighteenth Congress Session II

Chap. XXXIII --
An Act granting certain rights to David Tate, Josiah Fletcher, and John Weatherford

Statute II. March 3, 1825

Be it enacted , & c. , That all right, title, and interest, which the United States possess, in each of the reservations severally made to David Tate, Josiah Fletcher, and John Weatherford, of lands within the tract of country ceded to the United States by the treaty of Fort Jackson, of the ninth day of August, eighteen hundred and fourteen, with the Creek Nation of Indians, be, and the same is hereby, vested in each occupant and claimant of the tract so reserved and occupied and claimed by him: Provided, That no one claim shall exceed the quality of six hundred and forty acres.

Approved, March 3, 1825.


Nineteenth Congress Session I

Chap. LVII.--

An Act relinquishing the right of the United States in a certain tract of land, to Samuel Brashiers

Be it eancted, & c., That all right, title, and interest, which the United States possess, in the reservation made to Samuel Brashiers, of lands within the tract of country ceded to the United States, by the treaty of Fort Jackson, on the ninth day of August, eighteen hundred and fourteen, with the Creek nation of Indians, be, and the same is hereby, vested in Samuel Brashiers, the occupant of the same: Provided, That only six hundred and forty acres shall be granted in virtue of this act, and that the same shall be laid out according to the provisions of the treaty.

Approved, May 16, 1826


Nineteenth Congress Session I

Chap. LX.

An Act reliquishing the right of the United States in a certain tract of land, to William Hollinger

Be it enacted, & c., That all right, title, and interest, which the United States possess, in the reservation made to William Hollinger, of lands within the tract of country cede to the United States, by the treaty of Fort Jackson, on the ninth day of August, eighteen hundred and fourteen, with the Creek nation of Indians, be, and the same is hereby, vested in the said William Hollinger: Provided, That only six hundred and forty acres shall be granted in virtue of this act.

Approved, May 16, 1826


Twenty-First Cbngress, Session I

Chap. CLXXXIV. --

An Act to relinquish the reversionary interest of the United States in certain Indian reservationists in the State of Alabama

Be it enacted, & c., That all the right, title, and interest, whiich might accrue or revert to the United States, to the reservations of land now claimed and possessed by Conaleskee, commonly called Challenge, James Ore, and Glen McAnulty and his wife Alice, and William Wilson and his wife Peggy Wilson, under a treaty made and concluded between the United States and the Cherokee tribe of Indians, on the eighth day of July, one thousand eight hundred and seventeen; and all the right, title, and interest, which might accrue or revert to the United States, to reservations of land, now claimed and possessed by George Stiggins and Arthur Sizemore, under a treaty made and concluded between the United States and the Creek Indians at Fort Jackson, on the ninth day of August, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, all lying in the State of Alabama, be, and the same --- hereby, reliquished, and vested in the said reservees, and their heirs, respectivley: Provided, That the said Conaleskee, commonly called Challenge, James Ore, Giles McAnulty, and William Wilson, George Stiggins, and Arthur Sizemore, with their respective families, shall remove to their respective tribes west of the Mississippi river, not included within any State or Territory; and that the government of the United States shall not be chargeable with the expense of their removal or transprtation, or with any allowance of land to, or on account of either of them, or their respective families; And provided, also, That no conveyance or deed of the said lands, or any part of them, shall be valid of effectual, until every such conveyance or deed shall be submitted to one of the District Attorneys for the District of Alabama, for his approbation; and if, after inquiry into the facts and circumstances attending the contracts are fair, and that the considerations paid, or agreed to be paid therefor, is adequate, he shall indorse his approbation on each conveyance and deed so approved; and, thereafter, the same (shall) be deemed valid and effectual.

Approved May 29, 1830


Twenty-Fourth Congress, Session II

Chapter XXIX

An Act to amend an act approved the accord of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, for the relief of Samuel Smith, Linn McGhee, and Semoice, Creek Indians, and also, an act passed the second July, eighteen hundred and thirty-five, for the relief of Susan Marlowe.

Be it enacted, &c, That so much of the acts for the relief of Samuel Smith, Linn McGhee, Semoice, and Susan Marlow, as restrict them to the entry of one section pf land, be, and the same is hereby repealed; and the said Samule Smith, Linn McGhee, SDemoice, and Susan Marlow, are hereby authorized to enter, without payment, and by legal subdivisions, a quantity of land not exceeding six hundred and forty acres each, which is subject to entry at private sale.

Approved, March 2, 1837