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William Reese

Memorandum of the actual traveling expenses of W. Reese Interpreter whilst accompanying a Party of Cherokees upon the route of Emigration.

Date
1838
28 March For S. Boat Fare from Cherokee agency to Brown Ferry Tenn River 8.00
April
4th For passage from Florence to Waterloo Ala. 2.00
11th For passage from Waterloo to Lt. Rock 40.00
20th For passage from Lt. Rock to McLean’s Bottom Ark 10.00
Amount $60.00

I certify that the above is a correct statement of my traveling expenses
William Reese


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


United States to William Reese

1838 For his services as Interpreter in the Cherokee [emigration] commencg on the 24 March & ending on the 1 May 1838, 37 days at $2.00 per day $97.50
For his actual traveling expenses accompany a party of emigrants in the above time, as per memorandum appended 60.00
For his transportation returning from Salisaw Creek in the Cherokee country (west) to the Cherokee Agency (east), distance 750 miles at $00.10 per mile 75.00
Amount $232.50

Received Cherokee Country (West) 1 May 1838 of Edwd Deas Lt. USA
Signed William Reese



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

Updated 9.22.2010