Petition of the Mohegan Tribe of Indians to the Connecticut General Assembly Requesting Leave to Sell Land

To the Honorable General Assembly to be Holden at Hartford within and for the State of Connecticut on the Second Thursday of May1 Next2       

The petition of the Mohegan Tribe of Indians humbly sheweth that there is a piece of land belonging to said tribe in said Mohegan, tract of land, which piece of land contains about twenty acres of land and lays detached from the rest of the general tract and is bounded as follows -- southerly on Indian land and all the rest is bounded round with Fitch land, which piece is at present of but very little use and benefit to said tribe, whereas if it was sold, it might be of much greater service to said tribe.  Wherefore, your petitioners pray Your Honors that said piece of land may be sold in such manner as Your Honors shall direct and the money arising thereon be distributed among said tribe for the benefit of said tribe in such proportion as has heretofore been done.

And your petitioners as in duty bound shall ever pray,

John Cooper, his mark
Solomon Cooper, his mark
Dated at Mohegan, this March 30, 1802

Endorsement:

Mr. Hillhouse

Legislative Action:

In the Upper House, the prayer of the foregoing petition is granted with liberty of a bill in form, etc. Test, Samuel Wyllys, Secretary.  In the House of Representatives, the prayer of the foregoing petition is negatived.  Test, Timothy Pitkin, Jr., Clerk. Hartford, May Session 1802.

In the Upper House, the Honorable William Hillhouse is appointed to confer with such gentlemen as the House of Representatives shall appoint on the differing votes of the Houses on this petition.  Test, Samuel Wyllys, Secretary.  In the House of Representatives, Messrs. Lyman Law and Eliphalet Holmes are appointed a committee to confer with the gentlemen above appointed on the differing votes of the Houses on this petition.  Test, Timothy Pitkin, Jr., Clerk.  In the House of Representatives on report of committee and on reconsideration concurred with the Governor and Council in their vote in this petition.  Test, Timothy Pitkin, Jr. Clerk

Mohegan Indians' Petition, May 1802 / Granted Upper House / Negatived House of Representatives / Committee Upper House / Committee House of Representatives / Concurred House of Representatives / Bill / Passed Upper House / Concurred House of Representatives / Copy Paid / Entered

Cataloguing:

50a, 50b, 65

 
  • 1. The second Thursday of May 1802 was the 13th.
  • 2. Deleted Text: Greeting
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