National Archives, Record Group 75, Entry 232
National Archives Microfilm A17 - Decisions on Approved Spoliation Claims of the First Board of Cherokee Commissioners mfr 504 vol 3, pg 266 (9 book E)
No. 1547 Claim of Louisa McIntosh alias Scraper for $300. Claimant swears, that in the year 1833, Simmons a white man & citizen of the United States stole from her possession a stud horse, a sorrel mare, & a bay horse, all of which were worth $300.
And that she has never received any compensation for the loss thereof---
Eli Smith a duly sworn witness says that the statements of claimant are true, he having seen the horses in the possession of said Simmons.
The committee reduce and allow this claim for $200. Approved by the commissioners for the same amount. November 7th 1838
Louisa McIntosh daughter of Martin & Jennie McIntosh, married George Washington Scraper in February 1834, at Wills Valley, Cherokee Nation East.
Joe Scraper Jr – May 2008