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UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES



ARRANGEMENT SCHEME FOR TIME CAPSULE DOCUMENTS
Seminary Hall Time Capsules
1847 and 1888
Northeastern State University
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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I. 1847 Time Capsule [items #1-27]
A. Government materials [items #1-4]
1. Handwritten materials [none]
2. Printed matter [items #1-4]
a. Newspapers [none]
b. Other [items #1-4]
B. Educational materials [items #5-9]
1. Handwritten materials [none]
2. Printed matter [items #5-9]
a. Newspapers [none]
b. Other [items #5-9]
C. Religious materials [items #10-18]
1. Handwritten materials [none]
2. Printed matter [items #10-18]
a. Newspapers [none]
b. Other [items #10-18]
D. Social materials [items #19-27]
1. Handwritten materials [item #19]
2. Printed matter [items #20-27]
a. Newspapers [items #20-21]
b. Other [items #22-27]
II. 1888 Time Capsule [items #28-100]
A. Government materials [items #28-53]
1. Handwritten materials [items #28-39]
2. Printed matter [items #40-53]
a. Newspapers [none]
b. Other [items #40-53]
B. Educational materials [items #54-62]
1. Handwritten materials [items #54-58]
2. Printed matter [items #59-62]
a. Newspapers [none]
b. Other [items #59-62]
C. Religious materials [items #63-64]
1. [none]
2. Printed matter [items #63-64]
a. Newspapers [none]
b. Other [items #63-64]
D. Social materials [items #65-100]
1. Handwritten materials [items #65-74]
2. Printed matter [items #75-96]
a. Newspapers [items #75-91]
b. Other [items #92-96]
3. Miscellaneous materials [items #97-100]

INVENTORY OF SEMINARY HALL TIME CAPSULES

University Archives would like to acknowledge the kind assistance of Durbin Feeling and Willie and Myrtle Raper for transcribing title pages of materials printed in the Cherokee language.

I. 1847 Time Capsule

A. Government materials

[1] THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE CHEROKEE NATION PASSED AT TAH-LE-QUAH, CHEROKEE NATION, 1839. Washington: Gales & Seaton, 1840 [printed in English language]. 107 pages. 1/2" x 6 3/4" [OCLC #7353821].

[2] LAWS OF THE CHEROKEE NATION PASSED AT TAHLEQUAH, CHEROKEE NATION, 1844-5. Tahlequah: Office of the Cherokee Advocate, 1845 [printed in English language]. 26 pages; 4 3/4" x 7", [OCLC #8545022].

[3] CHEROKEE CONSTITUTION ADOPTED IN THE YEAR OF 1846. [printed in Cherokee language]. 19 pages; 4 1/2" x 6 3/4".

[4] LAWS OF CHEROKEE NATION, PASSED AT THE ANNUAL SESSION OF NATIONAL COUNCIL, 1846. Tahlequah: Cherokee Advocate Office, 1847 [printed in English language]. 22 pages; 4 1/2" x 6 7/8".

B. Educational materials

[5] CHAHTA NA-HOLHTINA [CHOCTAW ARITHMETIC]. leaflet. Park Hill, Cherokee Nation: Mission Press, John Candy and John F. Wheeler, Printers, 1845 [printed in Choctaw language]. 12 pages folded in sixths; 9" x 21" [OCLC #8702742].

[6] CHEROKEE PRIMER. Park Hill: Mission Press, John Candy, Printer, 1846 [printed in Cherokee language]. 24 pages; 3" x 5".

[7] CHOCTAW SPELLING BOOK, Fourth Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Park Hill, Cherokee Nation: Mission Press, Edwin Archer, Printer, 1846 [printed in Choctaw language]. 90 pages and a few additional torn pages; 3 1/2" x 6".

[8] MVKOKVLKE EN NAKGOKVG [MUSKOKE SPELLING BOOK], prepared by Rev. P. Harrison and D. P. Aspberry, Native Missionaries. Park Hill, Cherokee Nation: Mission Press, Edwin Archer, Printer, 1847 [printed in Creek language]. 24 pages; folded in twelfths; 11 1/2" x 19 1/2" [OCLC #15599404].

[9] CHEROKEE ALPHABET [one-sheet poster illustrating Sequoyah's alphabet]. Cherokee Baptist Mission Press: H. Upham, Printer and Engraver, n.d. 19" x 23".

C. Religious materials

[10] ACTS OF THE APOSTLES TRANSLATED INTO THE CHEROKEE LANGUAGE. Second Edition. Park Hill: Mission Press, John Candy, Printer, 1842. 124 pages; 3" x 5". [OCLC #6767805].

[11-

14] EPISTLES OF PAUL TO TIMOTHY TRANSLATED INTO THE CHEROKEE LANGUAGE. Park Hill: Mission Press, John Candy, Printer,1844. 28 pages; 3" x 5". [OCLC #6767482];

[12] also bound with it, EPISTLES OF JOHN TRANSLATED INTO THE CHEROKEE LANGUAGE. Second Edition. Park Hill: Mission Press, John Candy, Printer, 1843, 20 pages, 3" x 5";

[13] also SELECT PASSAGES FROM THE HOLY SCRIPTURES. [no printing information included]; [printed in Cherokee language]; 24 pages; 3" x 5";

[14] also CHEROKEE HYMNS COMPILED FROM SEVERAL AUTHORS AND REVISED. Seventh Edition. [same as item #15 below].Park Hill Mission Press, John Candy, Printer, 1844 [printed in Cherokee language]. 69 pages; 3"x5".

[15] CHEROKEE HYMNS COMPILED FROM SEVERAL AUTHORS AND REVISED. Seventh Edition. Park Hill: Mission Press, John Candy, Printer, 1844 [printed in Cherokee language]. 69 pages;3" x 5". [OCLC #6767918].

[16] GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW TRANSLATED INTO THE CHEROKEE LANGUAGE. Fourth Edition. Park Hill: Mission Press, John Candy, Printer, 1844. 96 pages and a loose page numbered 120; other pages missing; 3" x 5". [OCLC #6767398].

[17] GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO JOHN TRANSLATED INTO CHEROKEE LANGUAGE. Third Edition. Park Hill: Mission Press, J. Candy & E. Archer, Printers, 1847. 101 pages; 3" x 5".

[18] MUSKOKE HYMNS PREPARED & TRANSLATED BY REV. P. HARRISON & D.P. ASPBERRY, Native Missionaries. Park Hill: Mission Press, J. Candy & E. Archer, Printers, 1847 [printed in Creek language]. 12 total pages, one sheet 11 1/2" x 6 1/4" folded in quarters; also one sheet 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" folded in half. [OCLC #8467160].

D. Social materials

[19] obliterated statement on badly torn sheet of paper [appeared to be overall title sheet to the cornerstone collection]; the date could be read--June 18, 1847; signature appeared to be that of Principal Chief John Ross; approximately 7 1/2" x 9 1/2".

[20] CHEROKEE ADVOCATE, vol.1, #5, October 26, 1844; front page 14 1/2" x 20 1/2".

[21] CHEROKEE ADVOCATE, vol.3, #36, June 17, 1847; front page 14 1/2" 20 1/2".

[22-

23] THE STORY OF THE LIFE OF POOR SARAH. Quotation on front: "And for that reason the children loved her, p. 13." Elias Boudinot listed in Cherokee on title page as author and/or printer, 1843. [printed in Cherokee language]. 18 pages; 3" x 5". [OCLC #8491929];

[23] bound with it was A TREATISE ON MARRIAGE. [no printing information included; printed in Cherokee language]. 20 pages; 3" x 5".

[24-

26] REPROOF OF ALCOHOL by George Lowery [printed in Cherokee language], Park Hill, 1842. 11 pages; 3" x 5";

[25] bound with it was EVILS OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR & THE REMEDY. Park Hill: Mission Press, John Candy, Printer, 1844 [printed in Cherokee language]. 24 pages, 3" x 5" [OCLC #8519866];

[26] Also bound with the above was MISCELLANEOUS PIECES: LIQUOR. [no printing information given; printed in Cherokee language]. 24 pages; 3" x 5".

[27] CHEROKEE ALMANAC FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1847. Quotation on front: "While the earth remained, seed time and harvest, and cold, and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night not cease.--Gen. 8:22". Park Hill: Mission Press, Edwin Archer, Printer. [printed in English and Cherokee]. 36 pages, 1/4" x 6 3/4".

II. 1888 Time Capsule:

A. Government materials

[28] National Certificate certified that Joshua Choate served one day as a clerk at an election; signed by William J. McKee, Clerk of Flint District; dated 28 November 1887; contained Treasurer'sseal and Clerk's seal; 3 1/8" x 7 1/2".

[29-

33] envelope from Executive Department, Cherokee Nation, Ind. Terr. "Records to be kept in the Corner Stone [sic] of the Female Seminary of the Cherokee Nation. Deposited on the 25th day of April 1888[,] JB Mayes Princpl Chief" [sic]; envelope also contained the following:

[30] Blank warrant for $0000 signed by Henry Eiffert as Asst. Sec'y and J. B. Mayes as Principal Chief; 3 1/4" x 8 3/4"; dated April 25, 1878 [187__ was printed and 8 was written in; actual date was 1888]; printed signature of "Hon. R. B. Ross, National Treasurer" also appeared on the warrant.

[31] "Regular Annuity Funds" list which totaled $142,451.29 signed by J. B. Mayes, Principl [sic] Chief--dated April 25th, 1888; 7 3/4" x 10 1/4";

[32]"Sec[tion] 9. Cherokee Constitution" dated April 25th, 1888. [Document appeared to be in handwriting of J. B. Mayes and read: "'Religion, morality and knowledge, being necessary to good government, the preservation of liberty, and the happiness of mankind, Schools, and the means of education, shall forever be encouraged in this nation.'"It was signed by J.B. Mayes, Principl [sic] Chief and Samuel Smith, Assistant Chief. 7 3/4" x 10 1/4".

[33]"An Act to Rebuild the Female Seminary" copied in longhand on 7 pages 7 3/4" by 12 1/4" and held together with metal brad; page 8 certified that it was a "true and correct copy of the file in this office" and was signed by J.B. Mayes and C. J. Harris, Ast. Ex. Sec'y [sic].

[34-

39] envelope 8" x 4 1/2" [with cloth insert] stated "Tahlequah, C.N. April 25th, 1888. Deposits by the Treasurer of the Cherokee Nation" written by James Vann, Acting Prin'l [sic] Chief [continued by listing contents below:]

[35] "Letter pattent [sic] by the United States to the Cherokee Nation, December 31st, 1838." [printed matter 4" x 8" with six leaves printed front and back and one leaf on front; cover letter signed by Robt. B. Ross, Treasurer of Cherokee Nation, all 7 leaves fastened together with metal brad]; certification of accuracy signed by Robt B. Ross, Treasurer Cherokee Nation [sic]; 7 1/2" x 10 1/4"];

[36] "Nat'l Warrant Nov. 18th, 1863 by Smith Christie, Acting Pl Chief [sic]"; made out to Too na ye Foster, and Lewis Ross was listed as National Treasurer. 5 1/2" x 7 3/8";

[37] also pinned with straight pin [pin itself disintegrated at removal] to warrant was attached "Nat'l Warrant Dec 3rd,1866, W. P. Ross, Prinl [sic] Chief"; warrant was made out to Betsy Saunders (or Sannders) and Spring Frog was listed as Treasurer; 5 1/8" x 7 3/4";

[38] "Nat'l Warrant Nov. 30, 1850 by John Ross, Prin'l [sic] Chief, C.N."; made out to John Crawler and listed David Vann as National Treasurer.

[39] also found but not on the list was warrant dated July 19, 1870 signed by James Vann, Act. Principal Chief [sic]; made out to Wm. Eubanks, and Hon. Spring Frog was listed as Treasurer. 3"x3/4".

[40] LAWS OF THE CHEROKEE NATION. The Law and Both the Agreement Between Those Present Set at the Cherokee Nation. The Agreements at that time each year during meetings and called members of the Tribe in the years of 1881-2-3. Published Rules giving permission as set during the meeting. E.C. Boudinot, Publisher, 1884. [in Cherokee language; 154 pages; 6" x 9"].

[41] TREATIES BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE CHEROKEE NATION FROM 1785. Published by Authority of an Act of the National Council. Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation: E.C. Boudinot, Jr., Printer, 1884 [printed in English]. 141 pages; 5 3/4" x 9". [OCLC#13139634].

[42] LAWS OF THE CHEROKEE NATION ENACTED DURING REGULAR AND EXTRA SESSIONS OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE YEARS 1884-5-6. Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation: E.C. Boudinot, Jr., Printer, 1887[printed in English]. 111 pages; 6" x 9".

[43] title page in Cherokee-something like LAWS OF THE CHEROKEE NATION. National Council, 1884-5-6. Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation: Boudinot, Printer, 1887. [probably the Cherokee language version of item #42]. 87 pages; 5 5/8" x 8 7/8"].

[44] "Oklahoma-Remarks of Hon. George T. Barnes, of Georgia, in the House of Representatives. Tuesday, February 28, 1888. Washington, 1888". 24 pages; 6" x 9".

[45-

52] envelope from the Executive Department-Cherokee Nation, Ind. Terr. 3 1/4" x 6". Contained the following:

[46] silver star [cut from a coin] with "Henry Eiffert 1888" etched on it; approximately 1 1/8" diameter;

[47] small coin 5/8" diameter with initials etched, either CCD or CCL; glued to

[48] 2-cent postage stamp uncancelled;

[49] also 1-cent United States postal card 3" x 5 1/8" with

[50] uncancelled 2-cent stamp that had originally been stuck on it which had come loose;

[51-52] two cancelled 2-cent postage stamps.

[53] CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE CHEROKEE NATION; separate chapter contained "Compiled Laws of the Cherokee Nation". [Publication information not visible-remained stuck to front cover of book.] [Inscribed in pen on front inside cover was "Liability of the Cherokee Nation to her own Citizens = Page 299." In pencil on back inside cover were the name "Barnes" and miscellaneous scribbling of numbers.] 369 pages; 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".

B. Educational materials

[54] letter from Office of Board of Education, Tahlequah, Ind Ter [sic] dated April 25, 1888 [in Cherokee language]; appeared to be discussing the history of the Cherokee National Female Seminary; dates mentioned are 1848, 1867 ("when peace came"), 1872, and 1876. Letter was signed by Sixkiller. [7 3/4"x 10 1/4"]

[55-

58] letter from Office of Board of Education dated April 25th, 1888 stating that the Board deposited two catalogues of Female Seminary and one of the Male Seminary and a Report of Board of Education [see #54] in the cornerstone; signed by "Wm. H. Davis, Pres[ident], R.T. Hanks, Mem[ber] and M.R. Brown, Secty". 7 3/4" x 10 1/4";

[56]CATALOGUE OF CHEROKEE NATIONAL FEMALE SEMINARY, 1883-4. Established 1850 [sic][,] Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory. St. Louis: Robert D. Patterson & Co., Stationers and Printers, 1883 [printed in English]. 32 pages; 5 1/4" x 7 5/8".

[57] CATALOGUE OF CHEROKEE NATIONAL FEMALE SEMINARY, 1886-7[,] Tahlequah, Indian Territory. St. Louis: Levison & Blythe Stationery Co., 1887 [printed in English]. 26 pages; 5 1/2" x 8 5/8".

[58] CATALOGUE OF CHEROKEE NATIONAL MALE SEMINARY, FOR 1886-7. Established 1850 [sic][,] Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory. St. Louis: Levison & Blythe Stationery Co., 1887 [printed in English]. 30 pages; 5 5/8" x 8 1/8".

[59-

60] envelope [9 1/2" x 4"], written on front was "Presbyterian Missions, by Rev. W. L. Miller, Tahlequah - Cherokee Nation";

[60] report on Presbyterian missions; one leaf 12 1/2" x 16" folded once; writing appeared on all four sides; signed by "W.L. Miller - Supt - Tahlequah Mission".

[61] handwritten report entitled "Mission Schools of the Baptist Denomination in the Cherokee Nation"; one leaf 8" x 10 1/2" folded once; writing appeared on front only; signed by "DanielRogers. Genl. Missionary of the Am. Bap. Hm. Miss. Soc.[sic]".

[62] ELEMENTARY ARITHMETIC IN CHEROKEE AND ENGLISH DESIGNED FOR BEGINNERS by John B. Jones. Prepared by Authority of the Cherokee National Council. Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation: Cherokee National Press, 1870. 62 page numbers and 62 leaves; left page of book was in Cherokee language and right side of book was English, but both sides of each separate page were given the same page number. 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" [OCLC #7969814].

C. Religious materials

[63] NEW TESTAMENT COVENANT OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.  New York: American Bible Society, 1860. [in Cherokee language]. Inside cover inscribed in ink "J.B. Mayes[,] Princpl Chief[sic][,] Cherokee Nation[,] April 25, 1888. 408 pages; 4 1/2" x 7 1/4".

[64] NEW TESTAMENT OF OUR SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST: TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL GREEK AND WITH TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED. [title page badly damaged]. New York: American Bible Society, 1885. [King James version]. 404 pages; 4" x 4 3/4".

D. Social materials

[65-

70] envelope from THE INDIAN ARROW, Vinita. [Vinita was marked out and Ft. Gibson was added in pen], posted March 24 from Ft. Gibson [year of postmark not visible, but was 1888] addressed to Messrs. J.S. Stapler, Gideon Morgan and J. Thompson, Tahlequah, In. Ter. [sic] [Back of envelope remained stuck on bottom of capsule]; 3 1/4" x 6"; items # 65-70 were all enclosed and were addressed to the Building Committee: [66] envelope addressed to Messrs. Jas S. Stapler, Gideon Morgan and J. Thompson, Bulding [sic] Comtee [sic] Fem[ale] Sem[inary], Tahlequah, Cher. Nat. [posted March 29, 1888 from Tahlequah, Ind. Ter.]; 3" x 5 1/4";

[67] letter therein from W. A. Duncan written from Park Hill, C.N. and dated March 28, 1888 in which he agreed to deliver speech at cornerstone ceremony; 5" x 8";

[68] letter [no separate envelope] from Will. P. Ross from Ft. Gibson dated March 24 or 25 [4 and 5 written over the other in same space], 1888; letter was addressed to J.S. Stapler, Gideon Morgan and J. Thompson, Tahlequah, In. Ter.; he also agreed to speak at the cornerstone ceremony; 8" x 8 1/2";

[69] also included letter from Muscogee [sic], I.T. dated March 26th, 88 [1888] from Robt. Owen; addressed to Mr. James S. Stapler, Mr. Gideon Morgan and Mr. Johnson Thompson; he also agreed to attend the ceremony; 7 5/8" x 9 3/4";

[70] letter from W. R. Maddin on printed letterhead "Wm R. Maddin, Contractor and Builder. Plans and Estimates Furnished. Muskogee, Ind. Ter." Dated March 30, 1888; letter badly faded; Mr. Maddin resigned as Inspector of the Cherokee Female Seminary and recommended Capt. J. J. Richards of Parsons, Kansas to replace him. 8 1/2"x 11".

[71-

72] envelope 3 3/8" x 6" addressed to Messrs. Stapler, Morgan and Thompson, Seminary Building Committee, Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation; posted from Ft. Gibson April 21, year obscured but was 1888;

[72] letter inside dated April 20, 1888 addressed to Gentlemen. Regretted being unable to attend cornerstone ceremony; signature of General John Joseph Coppinger, Commander of Fort Gibson; 6" x 9".

[73-

74] envelope addressed to John Gunter, Tahlequah, Cher Na [sic] posted 20 April 1888; 3 1/2 x 5 1/2"

[74] letter to John Gunter from sister Minta Pack dated 21 April 1888; letter discussed her arriving in Tahlequah on the 24th or 25th - probably to attend cornerstone ceremony. 5" x 8";

[75] THE CHEROKEE ADVOCATE, October 26, 1887, vol. 12, #21 ["Board of Education" hand written at the top right corner of front page]; front page 20" x 26".

[76] THE CHEROKEE ADVOCATE, January 11, 1888, vol. 12, #31 ["Ex Dpt 6" hand written across the right top margin of front page]; front page 20" x 26".

[77] THE TAHLEQUAH TELEPHONE, January 20, 1888, vol. 1, #32 [Henry Eiffert's signature appeared to the right of center on the top margin of front page]; front page 17 1/2" x 24".

[78] THE TAHLEQUAH TELEPHONE, January 27, 1888, vol. 1, #33; front page 17 1/2" x 24".

[79-

81] two newspapers and supplement tied together with string in bundle:

[79] THE MUSKOGEE PHOENIX, February 16, 1888, vol. 1, #1; front page 20" x 26";

[80] THE MUSKOGEE PHOENIX, April 19, 1888, vol. 1, #10; front page 20" x 26"; name of Leo E. Bennett [editor] was written across top left corner margin of front page; name was visible on front when papers were tied together;

[81] PHOENIX -- SUPPLEMENT, April 19, 1888, vol. 1, #10; front page 5 3/8" x 7 1/4" [supplement to item #80], printed on front side only.

[82] THE CHEROKEE ADVOCATE, March 7, 1888, [vol. 12], #39 [upper left quarter of paper with volume number obliterated since that quarter of front page remained stuck to top of box; "Ex Dept 3" written on top margin of front page just to right of center; to the right of it in different hand was written "Executive Department, April 25, 1888"; front page 20" x 26".

[83] THE TELEPHONE, March 7, 1888, vol. 1, #39 [Henry Eiffert's name appeared on top left margin of front page and was repeated on right top margin]; front page 17 1/2" x 24".

[84] THE TELEPHONE, April 4, 1888, vol. 1, #43; front page 17 1/2" x 24".

[85-

86] INDIAN CHIEFTAIN, April 5, 1888, vol. 6, #30; front page 24" x 25 1/2" [paper was folded in 2" x 9 1/2" parcel with

[86] paper cover 2 1/2" x 6" containing hand written name of "Henry Eiffert, Tahlequah C N"].

[87-

88] THE TELEPHONE, April 18, 1888, vol. 1, #45; front page 17 1/2" x 24";

[88] second copy of same issue.

[89] INDIAN ARROW, April 19, 1888, vol. 1, #7. [signature appeared across top right margin of front page but was obscured by tear in paper; appeared to be "M. R. Br___n"- probably M.R. Brown, Secretary of Board of Education; see [55]]; front page 20" x 26".

[90-

91] TAHLEQUAH BAZOO, April 21, 1888, vol. 1, #4. [front page 6" x 9"; folded once and printed on all sides;

[91] second copy of same issue also found; signature of R.J. Thompson appeared across top margin of page.

[92] PROCEEDINGS OF THE M.W. GRAND LODGE; A.F. & A.M. OF THE INDIAN TERRITORY. Thirteenth Annual Communication held at Eufaula, Muskogee Nation, November first and second, A.D., 1887, A.L. 5887. MW: Florian Haraden Nash, Grand Master. RW: Joseph Samuel Murrow, Grand Secretary. Ordered to be read in all the lodges.  Denison, Texas: Murray's Steam Printing House, 1887. [141 pages; 5 1/4" x 8 1/4"; Masonic Lodge].

[93] envelope [part removed or torn] from "Office of Grand Secretary of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, P.O. Box 832, Columbus, Ohio" with seal of the International Order of Odd Fellows. Posted from COLUMB[US] on Apr ___ and addressed to "Tahlequah Lodge No 4, I.O.O.F. c/o R.S. Gagan, Secy. Tahlequah, Indian Territory; second post mark read [CO]LUMB[US], O. Apr 22[?] PM; 3 1/4" x 5 3/4"; nothing was found inside of envelope.

[94] program for Female Seminary 1888 cornerstone ceremonies; printed at top of page was Tahlequah, I.T., ______188_ but date was not filled in; program was signed by J. S. Stapler, President [of Building Committee], Gideon Morgan, Secretary and J. Thompson; single sheet; 6" x 8".

[95] BY-LAWS OF TAHLEQUAH LODGE, NO. 4, I.O.O.F. [International Order of Odd Fellows], LOCATED AT TAHLEQUAH, INDIAN TERR'Y, ADOPTED AUGUST 1887. Kirksville, Mo.: People's Printer. 8 leaves inside pink cover. 8th leaf signed by R.B. Williams, N.G. [Noble Grand]; J.F. Wilson, V. Grand; Robert French, Treasure [sic]; R. J. Tho[m]pson, P.S. [Permanent Secretary]; R.S. Gagan, R.S. [Recording Secretary]; dated April 25/88. 14 pages; 3 3/4" x 5 1/4".

[96] BY-LAWS OF CHEROKEE LODGE NO. 10, A.F. & A.M. Tahlequah, I.T., Published by Authority. Cover and 10 pages, n.d., 6" x 8 1/4" [Masonic Lodge].

[97-

100] envelope 3" x 5 1/2" "Contains

[98] a certificate of service used by the Cherokee Nation as a circulating medium [1 3/8" diameter];

[99] also a merchandise circulating medium used by the merchants of the day [1 1/2" diameter] with

[100] 50 cents in United States coin [dated 1860, 1 1/8" Diameter], April 25, 1888."

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