Cape Cod Indians

To His Honour Spencer Phips, Esq. , Lieutenant Governour and Commander in Chief, in and over His Majesties Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, and the Honorable His Majesty's Council of said Province

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Amerquit, Mercy, - 1752

Mercy Amerquit was a Native woman from the Cape Cod area.  In her later life, she had become an itinerant worker, providing temporary services to households on her route.  In the fall of 1751, she and her infant child arrived at the house of John Robinson in Dorchester, Massachusetts, looking for work.  After twenty days of sickness, Mercy died the following January, leaving her child with Robinson.  Petition of John Robinson, 1753.01.25.00.

Allen, Daniel, - 1742

Daniel Allen was an indigent Indian soldier who served at Fort George in Brunswick, Maine.  He was discharged by Captain Benjamin Larrabee  on September 4, 1741 because of injuries.  On the way back home, Allen was taken ill and died at Braintree, Massachusetts ten weeks later.  Petition of William Hunt, John Adams, and Ebenezer Copeland, 1744.02.08.01.

Province of the Massachusetts Bay

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To His Excellency William Shirley, Esq., Captain General and Governour in Chief in and over His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England and to the Honourable His Majesty's Council in Council Assembled at Boston, February 8, 1743

Mehitable ("Old Hitty"), - 1738

Mehitable ("Old Hitty") was an itinerant Indian woman from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, who became ill in a Dorchester, Massachusetts barn in 1738.  She was taken care of by a Native woman hired by Thomas Trott, one of the Dorchester's selectmen.  However, Mehitable never recovered and was buried in the town. Petition of Thomas Trott, 1739.12.00.00.

Dorchester December 1739

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To His Excellency Jonathan Belcher, Esq., Captain General and Commander in Chief in and over His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, and to the Honourable His Majesty's Council, in Council Convened

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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Cape Cod
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request for compensation for expenses associated with care, support, and funeral of Mercy Amerquit, with additional recompense requested for the continued care of Amerquit's young child
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Cape Cod
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
Request by the Selectmen of Braintree to be reimbursed for expenses paid for the final sickness, funeral, and burial of an Indian soldier
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Cape Cod
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request for reimbursement for expenses provided for the last sickeness, funeral, and burial of an elderly Cape Cod Indian woman