Petition of Samuel Peters and Other Chappaquiddick Indians to the Governor and Council of Massachusetts

Summary: 
A remonstrance against the conduct of George Johnson
Place written: 

Edgartown, MA

Subject: 
Chappaquiddick
Type: 
Petition
Original Date: 
1807.05.18
Source: 
Massachusetts Archives, Governor Council Files, [May 18, 1807]
Rights: 
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Identifier: 
1807.05.18.00
Cultural Narrative: 

The Indian natives and People of Color consider themselves oppressed by George Johnson, a guardian and man of color who is a native of Chappaquiddick.  Johnson sides with the White people to injure and oppress the Indians, and they have had to often object to his conduct because he is a native of the Island and a man of color.  If they must remain in bondage, they wish for White men to be their task masters, and if that can’t be granted under existing laws, they want Johnson removed from his trust and a more suitable person appointed in his stead to administer justice. 

Place Written: 

Edgartown, Massachusetts

Title: 
Petition of Samuel Peters and Other Chappaquiddick Indians to the Governor and Council of Massachusetts
Community: 
Subject: 
Chappaquiddick
Original Date: 
1807.05.18
Type: 
Petition
Contributor: 
Rights: 
Images may be used for purposes of research, private study, or education. To publish, exhibit, or broadcast this image, please contact the Massachusetts Archives to receive a Permission to Publish form: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/, 220 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125; Reference Desk: 617-727-2816 ext. 222; Email: archives@sec.state.ma.us
Source: 
Massachusetts Archives, Governor Council Files, [May 18, 1807]
Identifier: 
1807.05.18.00