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To the Honorable the Council and the Honorable the House of Representatives of the Colony of the Massachusetts Bay in General Court, assembled.     
 
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STATEMENT of the Means of Education and Religious Instruction Enjoyed by the Marshpee Indians, Connected with Mr. Fish and Harvard College

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[The following statement of facts is derived from authentic documents and the testimony of the Indians and others.] 

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To the Honorable Board of Councilors for the State of Massachusetts Bay and to the Honorable House of Representatives of the same that will meet in General Court the last Wednesday in May next1
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To His Excellency William Shirley, Esq., Captain General and Governour in chief in and over His Majesty’s Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England and to the Honorable  His Majesty’s Council and House of Representatives in General Court Assembled December 27, 1753
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Articles of Agreement between the English in Connecticut and the Indian Sachems

A covenant and agreement made between the English inhabiting the jurisdiction of the River of Connecticut of the one part and Miantonomo, the Chief Sachem of the Narragansetts, in the behalf of himself and the other chief sachems there, and Poquiam or Uncas, the Chief Sachem of the Indians called the Mohegans, in the behalf of himself and the sachems under him, as followeth at Hartford, the 21st September 1638.

To the Honourable Simon Bradstreet, Esq., Governor, together with the Rest of the Magistrates and the Honored Deputies of this General Court [1] of this Jurisdiction Sitting in Boston the [2]

To the Honoured Governour Deputy Governour, Magistrates, and Deputies in General Court Assembled at Boston

The present face of things here is very tumultuous. The French continually encroach and by venting of pieces and powder strengthen the Natives for civil wars and gain all the trade. The Natives themselves are very treacherous, cruel, and cunning, and let slip no advantages of killing and pilfering if they may do it and not be discovered.

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