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Court of Claims broadside

Identifier: AC-315

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a printed form letter roadside dated September 1, 1909. The document outlines the qualifications and filing requirements for the Eastern Cherokee people to make claims against the federal government for forced family removal in the 1830s. It is signed in type by Washington, DC lawyer, Charles W. Clagett. Filers must meet a number of requirements, including proof of family residence in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, or North Carolina in the 1830s, have a direct Cherokee ancestor living in the one of those states, etc. There is a manuscript note in the bottom margin. The original mailing envelope is included. It was addressed to Bessie Shaw of Vernon, Alabama.


  • 1909 September 1


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0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in 2021

Processing Information

Processed by Kim Sims, August 2022

Court of Claims broadside
Kim Sims
August 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository