State of Alabama } We, the undersigned, Charles Downing a Cherokee Indian, aged
Cherokee County } about thirty years, and of the County and State aforesaid, and Scraper, a native Cherokee, aged about sixty years, of the County & State aforesaid, do hereby certify, that we have been acquainted with Bark Flute, and his mother Susan Flute, ever since we were boys; That some time in November last, the said Susan Flute died; and that Bark Flute is the only heir that she has living, or that was living at the time of her death. Witness our hands this 22nd day of January 1838.
Scraper X his mark
Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 22nd day of January 1838
John S. Cochran
of the County Court
of Cherokee County, Alabama