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Title Bill [manuscript]: Tahlequah, Okla., to Isaac M. Ashton, 1851 Nov. 18
Author Ross, William P. (1820-1891)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Bill, Nov. 18, 1851, submitted by W.P. and D.H. Ross to Isaac M. Ashton, itemizing for insurance reimbursement losses sustained when three boxes of hats and caps were damaged in the sinking of the steamer "Jefferson" on the Arkansas River. Valued at $81.00, the merchandise was assessed at ninety percent damages by the Little Rock firm of Merrick Adams and Collins. There are also certifications signed by Riley Keys, associate justice of the supreme court, and John Ross, and an endorsement noting that $71.20 was paid on Jan. 19, 1852.
Names Ross, Daniel Hicks; Ashton, Isaac M.; Keys, Riley; Ross, John
Places Arkansas River, Oklahoma, Tahlequah, United States
Keywords bill, expenses, accident, loss, goods, supplies, court, business, commerce, economy
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Great Plains, Southeast
Additional Information Nephews of John Ross, Cherokee principal chief, William Potter Ross and Daniel Hicks Ross ran a mercantile business in Tahlequah for their uncle. After this firm closed in Nov. 1850, the nephews reopened the business and operated it independently.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 784
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue