Petition of Robert Ashbow and John Cooper in Behalf of the Mohegan Tribe to the Connecticut General Assembly Requesting Leave to Sell Land

To the Honorable General Assembly of the State of Connecticut to be Convened at Hartford within and for said State on the 10th day of May Next                                                                        

The petition of Robert Ashbow and John Cooper in behalf of the Mohegan Tribe of Indians, so called, humbly sheweth that there is a piece of land belonging to said tribe containing about five acres, laying at the south end of said Mohegan Trail, and is bounded easterly on the main road that leads from New London to Norwich, southerly on Leach's land and westerly on Captain George Raymond's land and northerly on land belonging to said tribe, which piece of land lays [ illegible ] be of little or no value to said tribe for improvement, and it would be of much advantage to said tribe to sell and dispose of the same for the benefit of said tribe.  Therefore, your petitioners pray that some suitable person or persons may be appointed empowered and directed to sell and dispose of the same by and with the consent of the overseers of said tribe to the best advantage and the avails thereof applied by said overseers to the general use and advantage of said tribe.

And your petitioners as in duty bound shall ever pray,

Robert Ashbow, his mark
John Cooper, his mark
Dated at Mohegan, this April 28, 1804

Legislative Action:

In the Upper House, the prayer of the foregoing petition is granted with liberty of a bill, etc.  Test, Samuel Wyllys, Secretary.  Concurred in the House of Representative.  Attest, Jonathan O. Moseley, Clerk

Petition of Robert Ashbow, May 1804.  Granted Upper House / Concurred House of Representatives / Bill / Passed Upper House / Passed House of Representatives / Entered / Copy intra / Paid


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