Okmulgee, Indian Territory: 1905.
Unbound. Two documents as follows: Folio. One page. Folded and showing some edgewear, but very good. A holograph copy of a petition of approximately 100 words. Signed (possibly secretarially) by 10 men it was sent to. Accompanied by a similar manuscript, addressed to the Sub-Committee of Management for the Western Empire Lodge, recommending approval of the petition and signed by two members, A.S. Boyd and C. Neal - 19 July 1905. Folio. One page, approximately 75 words. Both documents with the Lodge's embossed seal. Rare documentation of a successful attempt to found an African-American fraternal society in the West.