Natick

To His Excellency William Shirley, Esq., Captain General and Governour in Chief in and over His Majesty’s Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England. To the Honorable His Majesty’s Council and House of Representatives Now General Court Assembled, May 25, 1743

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Excellency William Shirley, Esq., Captain General and Commander in Chief in and over His Majesty’s Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, To the Honorable His Majesty’s Council and House of Representatives in General Court Assembled

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In the House of Representatives, June 8, 1743.  Read and ordered that the petitioner be allowed and empowered with the advice and assistance of Joseph Richards, Esq., to sell ten acres of the land herein mentioned, the produce thereof to be applied to the purposes mentioned in this petition. He to be accountable to this Court for his proceedings herein.  Sent up for concurrence, Thomas Cushing, Speaker. In Council, June 10, 1743.  Read and Concurred.

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Tray, Benjamin II

Benjamin Tray, Jr. was the son of Benjamin and Sarah Tray of Natick, Massachusetts.  In 1742, he asked Massachusetts authorities to grant his father’s request to grant land to Oliver Peabody, the Indian community’s minister.  Petition of Benjamin Tray, 1742,03.17.00.

To Hs Excellency William Shirley, Esq., Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over His Majesty’ Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England; To the Honourable, His Majesty’s Council and House of Representatives in General Court Assembled

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To His Excellency Jonathan Belcher, Esq., Captain General and Governour in Chief in and over His Majesty’s Province of the Massachusetts Bay; The Honourable the Council and House of Representatives in General Court Assembled at Boston, January 1740

The Committee to whom was referred the Representation of Ebenezer Felch of Natick relating to the wood and timber growing on the Indian common there as well as lotted land, having considered the same, are of opinion that some suitable person or persons be appointed as Guardian or Guardians to the Indians at Natick who may be vested with power to inspect the wood and timber aforesaid and that an Act of this Government be made prohibiting any person from buying any wood or timber lying or grow

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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, to his the Honorable Majesty’s Council, and House of Representatives in General Court Assembled

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Speen, Moses

Moses Speen was a member of the Natick Indian community.  In 1748, his name appears on a petition advocating the recovery of the community’s fishing rights.  Petition of Joseph Ephraim, 1748.03.28.00.