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To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court Assembled.

The inhabitants of color of the District of Mashpee beg leave to offer with the utmost deference and respect the following observations to the consideration of the Honorable Legislature.

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Honoured Sir,

I received your favour of November 251 on the 28th of the same. As it required some time to reply as I wished, you will please to excuse the delay. I give an account of my mission with cheerfulness. Having no cause for concealment, I will endeavor to give as “precise and exact” a statement as I am able.

Honoured Sir,

I received your favour of November 25. on the 28th of the same. As it required some time to reply as I wished, you will please to excuse the delay. I give an account of my mission with cheerfulness. Having no cause for concealment, I will endeavor to give as “precise and exact” a statement as I am able.

1. Number of Indians attending Public Worship.

Honorable and Dear Sir,

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The undersigned, Overseers of the Plantation of Mashpee, in the County of Barnstable, in consideration that the Reverend Mr.

The Corporation of Harvard College, being entrusted with certain funds, destined for the support of the Gospel, among the Indians, employed Mr. Phineas Fish as a Candidate in the Plantation of Mashpee. It having appeared that he is acceptable and useful in that situation, he has been invited to take the pastoral charge of the people in that place, with occasional services to the Indians at Herring Pond, to which invitation he has consented.

To His Excellency Thomas Pownall [Captain General] and [Governor] in Chief in and over His Majesty's [ torn ] aforesaid and The Honorable The Council and House of Representatives in Court Assembled at Boston

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Received of Joseph Tray1 of the State Store

Eight pounds powder and 20 ½ lbs lead, for which I promise to account for

Settlement November 1, 1780  17 dozen shirts @ 1/6 per dozen                               

To the Honourable Senate and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General Court Assembled
 
The petition of Samuel Peters and Martha, his wife, Indian proprietors and inhabitants of the Island of Chappaquiddick in Dukes County 
 

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