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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


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


B.  Legal Opinions of Counsel in the case of Marshpee Indian vs Reverend Phineas Fish, May 20, 1835 (Is not on file)

Opinion as to the Title Reverend Phineas Fish Has to the Parsonage, So-Called, in Marshpee   



To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court Assembled



To The Most Honorable General Assembly of The State of Connecticut, Convened at The City of New Haven in The Month of October 1784

Articles of Agreement betwixt Theophilus Eaton, John Davenport, and Sundry other English Planters at Quinnipiac on the one part, and Montowese , son of an Indian sachem living at Mattabesic, and nephew to Sequin on the other part, made and concluded the 11th  day of December 1638.[1]

Upon the petition of Adam, an Indian, one of the Natives and descendants of the New Haven or Quinnipiac Indians, in behalf of himself and the rest of said tribe, representing to this Assembly that by the ancient transactions of the proprietors of said New Haven there was reserved for the use of said tribe three pieces of land at or near south end, so called in said New Haven, the whole containing about thirty acres, which land John Morris, late of said New Haven, deceased, by a certain instrument under his hand

To the Honorable General Assembly to be Holden at Hartford on the Second Thursday of May next

To all people to whom this presents shall come, Greeting.   

New Haven, Extracts from New Haven Old Records