Minutes respecting the Marshpee Difficulties
In February 1811, the Corporation petitioned the Legislature to build a parsonage at an estimated expense of three thousand dollars, intimating a willingness in case that is done to support a missionary.
respecting advantages to a missionary being permanently established.
"Voted, That the Corporation are ready to fix him in the Office of Missionary at Marshpee on
such terms as shall be determined by the Corporation, and assented to by him, and that the President, Dr. Lothrop and Judge Davis be a Committee to communicate this vote to Mr. Fish and to request a conference with him in the subject; and to prepare a report on the terms of the settlement to be laid before the Corporation for their final determination"
At a meeting July 11, 1811
"The Committee appointed April 8 in the subject of Phineas Fish's settlement at Marshpee, reported: That Mr. Fish has assented to the following terms of settlement, namely, He shall take the pastoral charge of the Indians at Marshpee, and perform occasional services for the Indians at Herring Pond and receive five hundred and twenty dollars annual salary to be paid quarterly yearly, and two hundred and fifty dollars as a settlement, said salary to be paid him so long as he shall continue in the service above named. Voted to accept the above report; and that the Corporation will proceed to the ordination of Mr. Phineas Fish at Marshpee, the third Wednesday in September, and that the Reverend Messrs. Kendall, Simpkins, Pratt, Lincoln and Thaxter with their churches be invited to attend as a Council; Mr. Burr and Superintendent of the Indians be invited, Mr. Kendall be requested to give the right hand of fellowship, the President to preach, Mr. Simpkins to give the charge, and that the President be requested to take measures for convening the council and proceeding to the ordination."
Expenses at Mr Fish's ordination charged to Indian Fund.
At a meeting July 16, 1812
"Voted one hundred dollars of the Indian Fund be granted to Ebenezer Williams to assist
him in becoming qualified as a missionary among the Indians, that sum to be paid to Dr. Ebenezer Hunt of Northampton for this use.
The Society for Propagating of the Gospel at this annual meeting 1809 voted to propose to the Corporation of Harvard College to take the whole charge of the Marshpee and Martha's Vineyard Indians; and this proposal was accepted.
From twenty to thirty at Chappaquiddick attend church, all Coloured, all mixed
Comes every seventh Sunday
Sometimes about two months, without making it up
Resisted application of Methodists to add to the Church and so lost most of his hearers
Only twelve-thirteen at his meeting
Comes so seldom, little
Mr. Fish [ illegible ] 1828 to two-thirds of the proceeds of the Fund in M H I Co., from 390-436.
Distance from West Barnstable six miles Mr [ illegible ]. Eight miles to East Falmouth. Nine miles to Sandwich
1830 Two School Houses
Six on the Committee to act for Indians,
From twelve to thirty at Mr. Fish's meeting
 James Walker
 The Harvard College Corporation
 Phineas Fish
 Fish's letter has not been found.
 John Thornton Kirkland
 Mr. Lothrop
 Judge John Davis
 Rev. James Kendall
 Rev. John Simpkins
 Rev. Enoch Pratt
 Rev. Henry Lincoln
 Rev. Joseph Thaxter
 This particular Mr. Burr has not been identified.
 Mashpee Overseer 1811
 Fish was ordained on September 18, 1811.
 Ebenezer Williams may be the missionary from New York who served at Racine, Wisconsin then at Mineral Point. The Spirit of Missions, 10 (1845), 262.
 The Annual Meeting of the Society took place at Boston in June of that year. The Daily Advertiser, June 6, 2809, 3.
 The following text in italics was written in pencil and appears to be some answers to the questions posed in James Walker's questions regarding Mashpee, Herring Pond, and Martha's Vineyard, with Partial Replies, 1835.00.00.02.
 Deleted Text: Farm Neck
 The meaning of this acronym, MHI Co., is unknown.