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O.G. Parry

Memorandum of actual traveling expenses of O. G. Parry agent while accompanying a party of Cherokees upon the route of emigration.

March
29 Passage on S.B. from Ross Landing to Browns Ferry $4.00
30 for subsistence 1.00
31 for subsistence 1.00
April
1st for subsistence 1.00
2 for subsistence 1.00
3 Passage on S.B. from Florence to Waterloo 2.00
11 Passage on S.B. from Waterloo to Little Rock 50.00
20 Passage on S.B. from Little Rock to McLeans Bottom 15.00
24 while at McLeans Bottom 4 days 5.00
while on the bank of Arkansas River 1.00
May
1 Hire of horse from McLean’s Bottom to Salasaw Creek 8 days $1.25 10.00
1 for actual necessary expenses of messing and camping with the party from McLeans Bottom Arks to Salasaw Creek in the Cherokee Country West 8 days 22.10
$118.10

I certify on honor that the above memorandum of my expenses is correct.
O.G. Parry

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


Sale Bill of Public Property sold at auction at Salasaw Creek Cherokee Country (West) on the 1 May 1838

Doll. Cents
1. One Common Tent 5.25
1. One Pair Large Steelyards 1.50
1. One Pair Small Ditto .62 1/2
1. One Half Bushell Measure .87 1/2
1. Half Gallon Measure .62 1/2
$8.87 1/2

I Certify that the above articles were sold by me as above stated for Eight Dollars & eighty seven & 1/2 cent to highest bidders.

O.G. Parry
Asst. Conductor

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


United States to O.G. Parry

1838
For his services as collecting agent commencing on the 8 March and ending on the 25 March and issuing agent commencing on the 26 March and ending on the 1 May, 1838, 55 days at $2.50 $137.50
For his actual traveling expenses accompanying a party of Cherokees upon the route of Emigration, commencing on the 26 March & ending on the 1 May as per memorandum $118.13
For his transportation returning from Salisaw Creek in the Cherokee Country West to the Cherokee Agency East, distance 750 miles at ten cents per mile 75.00
$330.63

Received Cherokee Country (West) 1 May 1838 of Edward Deas, Lt. USA

Signed O.G. Parry

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

Updated 8.4.2010