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Cox, Abraham

United States to Abraham Cox

For his services as assistant coordinator in the Cherokee emigration commencing on the 5th and ending on the 20th June 1838 — 16 days @ $3.00 $48.00
For his actual traveling expenses whilst accompanying an emigrating party in the time above mentioned 73.12
For his transportation in returning from Fort Coffee to Cherokee Agency East Distance 750 miles 10ct.s Per mile 75.00
$196.12

Received Fort Coffee Arkansas 20th June 1838 of Edward Deas Lieut. USA.

Signed: Abraham Cox

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




A memorandum of Expenses of Abraham Cox while accompanying a detachment of Cherokee Indians from the Cherokee Agency East to their Country West of the Mississippi.

June 8th Passage on Steamer Geo. Guess to Decatur $5.00
10 Passage on Rail Road to Tuscumbia 2.12
11 Tavern bill at the landing at Tuscumbia .75
20 Passage on the Steam Boat Smelter from Tuscumbia to Fort Coffee 65.00
$72.87
Expenses on Baggage 73.12

I certify that the above account of my actual expenses is true on honor.
20th June 1838
Abraham Cox, assistant conductor

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




United States to A. Cox
1838

10 June 3 pr steelyards $1.50
3 half bushel measure .50
3 gallon measure .75
3 quart measure .25
$3.00
Updated 3.8.2010