Connecticut General Assembly Order on the Memorial of the Towns of Middletown and Chatham

Upon the memorial of the selectmen of the Towns of Middletown and Chatham shewing that a committee was appointed by the General Assembly in October 1765 to make sale of certain lands in Middletown belonging to the Wangunk Tribe of Indians and ordered the sum of about twenty one pounds fifteen shillings to be paid to the selectmen of the Town of Middletown to refund them for so much which they had expended in support of one Tyke, alias Mary Cushoy, an Indian squaw of said tribe and relict of Cushoy, Indian sachem of said tribe, etc., and farther showing that the selectmen of said Middletown and Chatham have since October aforesaid to the date of said memorial expended for the support of said Indian squaw the further sum of twenty two pounds four shillings, whereupon the memorialist pray that this Assembly will order and direct that Elisha Williams and William Welles, James Wadsworth, Jr., a committee for selling said lands shall pay to the selectmen of Middletown and Chatham the sum of seventy pounds four shillings out of out of the avails of said Indian land, viz., eighteen pounds eleven shillings to the selectmen of Middletown and fifty one pounds thirteen shillings and eight pence to the selectmen of Chatham.  Whereupon ‘tis resolved by this Assembly that the said Williams, Welles, and Wadsworth pay out of the monies in their hands belonging to said Indians the sum of  fifty one pounds thirteen shillings to the selectmen of the Town of Chatham, and the Sum of eighteen pounds eleven shillings to the selectmen of said Middletown.

Legislative Action:       Passed in the Lower House.  Test, William Williams, Clerk.  Concurred in the Upper House.  Test, George Wyllys, Secretary / Bill in form / Entered / May 1772

Cataloguing:                233

 
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