Resolve of the Massachusetts General Court on the Petition of John Jones, Attorney to Samuel and Zerviah Abraham Ompany

In the House of Representatives, February [1]12, 1767, [2] viz., resolved that the prayer of the petition of John Jones, attorney to Samuel Ompany and Zerviah Ompany, be granted and that the said John Jones, be and he is hereby empowered to make sale of the several tracts of land mentioned in said petition[3] for the most they will fetch and to make and execute a good deed or deeds in the law to the purchaser, he observing the directions of the law relative to the sale of real estates by executors and administrators and giving sufficient caution to the judge of Probate for the County of Middlesex that the proceeds arising by such sale be secured and transmitted to Mr. Zechariah Mayhew and Jonathan Allen, Esq.,[4] of Chilmark on Martha’s Vineyard by them to be kept on interest for the benefit of the said Samuel Ompany and Zerviah Ompany and their heirs, excepting only ten pounds (if need be) to be applied toward finishing the house in said petition mentioned and to purchase them, the said Samuel and Zerviah, such things as may be necessary, the said Zechariah Mayhew and Jonathan Allen to be accountable to this Court.  Sent up for concurrence, Thomas Cushing, Speaker

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Legislative Action:

In Council.  February 19, 1767. Read and concurred, Andrew Oliver, Secretary.  Consented to, Francis Bernard

Committee Report:

The Committee to whom was referred the petition of John Jones, attorney [to] Samuel Ompany and to Zerviah Ompany, having made further inquiry into the subject contained in said petition, report as followeth that the prayer of the petition be granted and that John Jones, the petitioner, be and hereby is empowered to make sale of the premises for the most they will fetch and to make and execute a good and sufficient deed and deed thereof in the law, he observing the rules of the law for the sale of real estates by executors and administrators and giving sufficient caution to the judge of Probate for the County of Middlesex that the Proceeds arising by such sale shall be secured and transmitted to Mr. Zechariah Mayhew and Jonathan Allen, Esq., of Chilmark on Martha’s Vineyard by them to be kept on interest for the benefit of the said Samuel and Zerviah Ompany and their heirs, excepting only [5] ten pounds (if need be) be applied to the finishing the house within mentioned and to purchase them the said Samuel and Zerviah such things as may be needful, the said Zechariah Mayhew and Jonathan Allen to be accountable to this Court by order of the Committee, Gamaliel Bradford.

Legislative Action:

In Council.  February 12, 1767. Read and accepted. And ordered that the foregoing report be, and it is hereby made an order of this Court. Sent down for concurrence, Andrew Oliver, Secretary.  In the House of Representatives. February 17, 1767. Read and concurred as taken as taken into a new draft annexed, Thomas Cushing, Speaker

Miscellaneous:

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Cataloguing:

391, 319a

 

[1] Deleted Text: 19

[2] Deleted Text: read and concurred or taken in

[3] The property was Native land in Natick, Massachusetts in the previous possess of Zerviah Abraham Ompany's parents, Samuel Abraham and Hannah Nehemiah. 

[4] Mayhew and Allen were the Guardians of the Christiantown Indian community.

[5] Deleted Text: some small part thereof