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An 1834 land sale document between a Creek Indian and two Alabama men, approved and signed by President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845; President 1829-1837). This document, dated May 30,1834, concerns land in Russell County, Alabama (South half section 6, Township 16, Range 28), being transferred by Chin Kot Choo-Key (sic?) to Fielding Scoggins and James McDaniel for the sum of Four Hundred Dollars. Chin Kot Choo-Key signed by means of an X and there is an accompanying stamp by his cypher. The transfer was certified " a full value of the land" by [General] J. W. A. Sanford, who also certified that Chin Kot Choo-Key "has appeared before me, and after the transaction was fully explained to him, he approved the same: the sums stated to have been received by him were paid in my presince (sic)." President Jackson approved the sale in 1834 on reverse of document; there are additional inscriptions where the bond was transferred to James Simons in 1835. 12-1/2" x 14-1/2". Note: The 1832 Treaty of Cusseta traded the Creek's sovereign claim to their land in exchange for legal title to their land. Parcels of 640 acres for chiefs and 320 acres for everyone else were issued to Creek Families, who could then sell them or remain on the land. However, whites continued to encroach on Creek land and when Creeks tried to sell their reserves, they often were cheated by unscrupulous land speculators, all of which contributed to sproradic violence. These skirmishes finally erupted into war in the spring of 1836. The violence provided President Andrew Jackson with justification for removing all the Creeks from Alabama (source: The Encyclopedia of Alabama). CONDITION: Jackson's signature is bold and clear but slightly faded; document is taped at fold lines, small loss at lower left corner, 2" discoloration or stain at bottom edge, scattered foxing and overall toning.