Petition of John Konkapot to the Massachusetts General Court

The Honorable the Senate and House of the Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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Humbly shews John Konkapot, an Indian of the Stockbridge Tribe, that your petitioner, some days since, preferred a petition to the General Court, praying for an allowance to be made him for teaching the Indian children of said Stockbridge for the term of six months, the Company in England for the Propagation of the Gospel in New England, having protested the bills of exchange drawn by their Commissioners in this Commonwealth that your petitioner has been waiting more than a week, that he is destitute of money and unable to pay for his board since he has been in town.  He, therefore, prays that Your Honors would, in your great liberality, make him an allowance for his services aforesaid, and such a grant as may enable him to defray the expense of his boarding in town, and to proceed on his journey home.

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And as in duty bound shall ever pray,

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John Konakpot

Boston, June 19, 1781

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Endorsement:

Received.   A grant of thirty-eight pounds and two shillings [ illegible ] [sai]d John Konkapot, an Indian instructor at Stockbridge, June 20, 1781

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