Law

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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Massachusett at Ponkapoag
Category
Politics, Power, & Sovereignty, Settlement, Migration, & Resettlement
Summary
A request by Thomas Swift asking for an allowance for overseeing the Ponkapoag Indians
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request seeking authorization to grant six acres of common land to Rev. Oliver Peabody as a token of respect and gratitude
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request of Samuel Abraham seeking permission to sell ten acres of his common land at Natick in order to settle debts
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request of Moses and Joshua Waban asking permission to sell land in order to care and support their ailing mother and to settle debts accrued by Moses due to illness
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A remonstrance against the sale of land near Whip Suffrage and a request for redress
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Chappaquiddick
Category
Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty, Arts & Abstract Ideas
Summary
A complaint that he, said Myers, was denied a copy of legal judgements against him, affecting his ability to appeal
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Chappaquiddick
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty, Arts & Abstract Ideas
Summary
A description of the suit brought by Nicholas Norton against John Myers and the corresponding decision rendered by Justice of the Peace Coffin
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Chappaquiddick, Christiantown, Deep Bottom, Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request seeking an excemption from taxation of his farm, due to his role as missionary to the Indians on Martha's Vineyard
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Chappaquiddick
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty, Arts & Abstract Ideas
Summary
A description of the suit brought by James Claghorn against John Myers and the corresponding decision rendered by Justice of the Peace Coffin
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Chappaquiddick
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A complaint by a number of the Chappaquiddick Indians regarding the encroachments by the English onto Indian land