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John Stoddard, aged about sixteen years, was examined before us, this 26th of July, 1678, who owneth as followeth:

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To His Excellency The Governor and the Honorable the Council of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts              

We are most certain that our many and late misfortunes have come to your knowledge.  However, we most humbly petition to Your Honors, presuming on your good natures, being assured by sundry examples of your compassion on the poor helpless, that you will take pity on the distressed truly deserving your tender compassions on us and set us free by restoring to us our once liberty and that we may enjoy our own property.  Again, we pray Your Honors to consider the many difficulties, disappointments and distresses that we do now meet with which doth reduce us to such necessitous circumstances tha

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To the Honored General Court of the Massachusets Colony in New England held at Boston the 27th Day of May 1685

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The memorial of Peter Obed, an Indian man, formerly of Saybrook now resident in New London in the Colony of  Connecticut in New England, humbly sheweth to this Honorable Assembly sitting at Hartford,

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

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To the Honoured General Court Now Sitting at Boston

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 Province of the Massachusetts Bay        

To his  Honorable Spencer Phips, Esq., Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief in and over Said Province, The Honorable His Majesty's Council and House of Representatives in General Court Assembled at Boston, Now in December 1, 1752

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Province of the Massachusetts 

To his Excellency Jonathan Belcher, Esq., Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over Said Province and to the Honorable Council and Representatives in General Court Assembled at Boston   November, 1737

Province of the Massachusetts Bay

To His Excellency Thomas Pownall, Esq., Captain General and Commander in Chief in and over said Province, the Honorable His Majesty's Council and House of Representatives in General Court Assembled at Boston, May 31, 1758                                

Province of the Massachusetts Bay

To his Excellency Thomas Pownall, Esq., Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over His Majesty's said Province, to the Honorable His Majesty's Council and House of Reprehensive in General Court Assembled

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