Petition of John Tantaquidgeon, Solomon Cooper, and Lucy Cooper to the Connecticut General Assembly Requesting Leave to Sell Land

To the Honorable General Assembly to be Holden at Hartford on the Second Thursday of May 18061

The petition of John Tantaquidgeon, Solomon Cooper, and Lucy Cooper, all of Mohegan, humbly sheweth that your petitioner John Tantaquidgeon is the owner of a lot of land containing two acres bounded northerly by land owned by Lucy Cooper, easterly, southerly, and westerly by land now owned by the Mohegan Tribe.

That your petitioner Lucy Cooper is the owner of a lot of land containing two acres bounded northerly, easterly, and westerly by land owned by the Mohegan Tribe, southerly by land belonging to John Tantaquidgeon.  That your petitioner Solomon Cooper is the owner of a lot of land containing about four acres bounded northerly, easterly, westerly, southerly on land belonging to the Mohegan Tribe.  And your petitioners John Tantaquidgeon, and Solomon Cooper would further state to Your Honors that they have become blind and unable to take care of and support themselves, and your petitioner Lucy Cooper would inform Your Honors that she has now to support and maintain a daughter of hers who has been sick for a long time and unable to support and maintain herself.  Therefore, your petitioners pray Your Honors that you would grant them liberty to sell their respective lots of land, before described, under the direction of the Honorable William Hillhouse, one of the overseers of said Mohegan Tribe.

And they as in duty bound will ever pray,

John Tantaquidgeon
Solomon Cooper
Lucy Cooper
by their agent, Robert Ashbow
Dated Mohegan, May 1, 1806

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.  Concurred in the House of Representatives.  Test, Thomas Y. Seymour, Clerk

May 1806 / Indian Petition / Mohegan Tribe / May 1806 / Granted Upper House / Concurred House of Representatives / Bill / Passed House of Representatives / Passed Upper House / Copy intra / Entered

Cataloguing:

59 a, 59 b, 59 c, 59 d, 74, 75


[1] The second Thursday of May in 1806 was the 8th.

  • 1. The second Thursday of May in 1806 was the 8th.
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