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Bigbey, James Jr.

Memorandum of the Actual traveling expenses of James Bigby Interpreter while accompanying an Emigration Party upon the route of emigration.

March
28th Paid for S. Boat Fare from the Cherokee agency (East) to Browns Ferry, Tenn. River 8.00
April
4th Paid for S. Boat Fare from Florence to Waterloo, Ala 8.00
11th Paid for passage from Waterloo, Ala. to Little Rock 40.00
20th Paid for S. Boat Fare from Lt. Rock to McLeans Bottom, Arks 10.00
23rd Expenses in camp from McLeans Bottom to Salasaw Creek 2.00
Amount $62.00

I certify that the above is a correct memorandum of my expenses.

James Bigbey, Jr., Interpreter.

Source: RG217, General Accounting Office, Treasury Department, Second Auditor, Indian Accounts, 1817-1922, Edward Deas File




United States to James Bigbey

1838 For his services as Interpreter commencing on the 13 March and ending on the 1 May at $2.50 per day, 40 days $100.00
For his actual traveling expenses accompanying an Emigrating Party in the above time as per memorandum appended 62.00
For his transportation returning from Salisaw Creek in the Cherokee Country West to the Cherokee Agency East, distance 750 miles at 10 cts per mile 72.00
Amount $237.00

Received Cherokee Country (West) 1 May 1838 of Edwd Deas, Lt. USA Signed James Bigbey, Jr.

Source: RG217, General Accounting Office, Treasury Department, Second Auditor, Indian Account, 1817-1922, Edward Deas File




United States to James Bigbey

For his services as Interpreter in the Cherokee emigration commencing on the 2nd and ending on the 20th of June 1838, 19 days @ $2.50 per day 47.50
For his actual traveling expenses while accompanying an emigrating party in the above dates as per memorandum 72.00
For his transportation returning from Fort Coffee to Cherokee Agency East, 750 miles. 10 cts 75.00
$194.50
Updated 3.3.2010