Dear Mr. Watkins,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Registers of Payments, 1837 - 1845 in the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Record Group 75) that contain records of awards and payments made by the first three Boards of Cherokee Commissioners. For access to the non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Records (RDT1) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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