This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ...are concerned, but that he will do so prior to the expiration of said leases; that the reason of affiant for not having complied with said ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ...are concerned, but that he will do so prior to the expiration of said leases; that the reason of affiant for not having complied with said contracts is that he (affiant) has been compelled to spend much of his (affiant's) time and money in the local courts defending affiant against attempts made by Martin J. Bentley and L. J. Pipher and M. R. Lee to dispossess affiant from possession of certain Indian land for which affiant had and now has a legally approved lease; that after the local Indian office refused to recognize said Bentley as the legal guardian of Indian children of the Shawnee Indian agency said Bentley, by and with the assistance of said Pipher and Lee, attempted to establish, through the local courts, the rights of a guardian to make a lease on Indian lands the title to which is retained in trust by the Government of the United States for such Indian without any consultation or recognition of the rights and authority of the Secretary of the Interior over Indian lands, and that affiant was compelled to employ his own lawyers to defend both affiant's rights as the local lessee of said lands and the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to make such leases; that affiant positively says that he (affiant) has no business other than farming and stock raising; that affiant is the father of five children and that there is no school located near by the leases of affiant; that affiant therefore moved his family to the town of Harrah, Okla.. about three years ago in order that they might have school advantages; that affiant's present home is only about three-quarters of a mile from affiant's leases; that affiant has 16 fine large mules and plenty of farm machinery for properly farming all of affiant's leases. - Lewis C. Grimes. Subscribed to in ...Read Less
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