Petition of the Mohegan Tribe of Indians to the Connecticut General Assembly regarding Appointment of New Overseer

To the Honorable General Assembly of the State of Connecticut Now Sitting at New Haven within and for Said State

The petition of the Mohegan Tribe of Indians in the Town of Montville in said State humbly sheweth that the sudden melancholy death of our late honorable and worthy overseer, John G. Hillhouse, Esq., having deprived us of one our trustees, we having consulted together have agreed that James Fitch, Esq., is in our opinion the most eligible person we can choose to supply the place of our late worthy trustee.

Whereupon your petitioners humbly pray Your Honors to take our situation into your wise consideration and to grant the said James Fitch, Esq., if Your Honors' wisdom think it best as an overseer of our Tribe.

And your petitioners as in duty bound humbly beg your assistance and protection,

John Cooper, his mark
Robert Ashbow, his mark
Andrew Ashbow, his mark
Joseph Joquips, his mark
Committee for the Tribe
Dated at Mohegan, October 14, 1806             
We further pray that we having employed our brother to deliver this, our petition, to Your Honors, you will please to appoint him accommodation.
John Cooper, his mark
Robert Ashbow, his mark

                            Legislative Action:

In the Upper House, the prayer of this petition is granted.  Test, Samuel Wyllys, Secretary.  Concurred in the House of Representatives in the vote passed in the Upper House.  Test, Uriel Holmes, Jr., Clerk / Mohegan Tribe Petition / October / Granted Upper House / Concurred House of Representatives / Bill / Passed Upper House / Passed House of Representatives / Copy / Entered


64 a, 64 b, 64 c, 64 d, 81, 82