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War Department, Doc No. 200
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An act for the relief of Samuel Manac.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the proper Accounting Officers of the War Department be, and they are hereby, authorized and directed to audit and settle the claim of Samuel Manac, a friendly Creek Indian of the half blood, for his property, which was destroyed by the hostile Creek Indians, in the late war, by ascertaining or causing to be ascertained, the value therof in such manner, and upon such terms as may
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted. That the amount thereof, when so ascertained, shall be paid to the said Samuel Manac, out of my money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated.
Speaker of the House of Representatives
President pro tempore of the Senate.
April 27, 1816.--Approved :
DEPARTMENT OF STATE, APRIL 29, 1816.
The above is a true copy, faithfully compared with the roll.
To the Congress of the United States :
...he whole of his property ; but his principles would not suffer him to join the hostile party, and he relied on
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...the assurances which were given to him by General Wilkinson that his fidelity would be rewarded with the protection of the Government and indemnification for his loses. Your petitioner further sheweth that his plantations have been laid waste, his horses and mills destroyed, his slaves murdered, his cattle killed or driven away, and other property burnt of stolen; making the whole of his losses, as detailed in the statement hereto annexed, amounting nearly to the sum of twelve thousand six hundr...
...ber of the National Legislature to whom he can look up as his representative to make known his sufferings to that august body, and he is no longer within those limits to which the paternal care of the Agency extends. But he rejoices to believe that he may be permitted to open his heart to them as the common representative and common guardian of all the American People; and, as in duty bound shall ever pray.
SAMUEL MANAC, his X mark.
Jno. S. Wirt.
I certify that the above named Samuel Manac served on two expeditions against the Creek Indians to which I was attached, to wit: In December, 1813 against the towns on the Alabama, near the junction of the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers, and in 1814, against the Indians on the Escambia; on both he headed a party of friendly Indians.
JNO. S. WIRT
Late Captain 2d Regiment Infantry
We certify that we have been acquainted with Samuel Manac for many years and that he always appeared friendly to the American People; he gave early information of the hostile disposition of a part of the Creek Indians; he also moved from among and was very active against them during the war between them and the United States; whenever he was called upon to render any service to the United States, he performed it with cheerfulness.
WM. & JOHN PEARCE
October 25, 1815.