Resolution of the Connecticut General Assembly upon the Petition of Rhoda Charles

Upon the petition of Rhoda Charles, one of the Niantic tribe of Indians in Lyme in the County of New London1 dated the 18th day of December, 1810.

Resolved by this Assembly that Andrew Griswold, Esq., be and he is hereby fully authorized and empowered to execute a good and valid deed of conveyance to Mary Smith, widow of Samuel Smith late of New London, deceased, of all the right title and interest of said Rhoda in and to a certain piece of land containing about ten acres lying in the town of Waterford in said County, which was formerly owned by said Samuel Smith and purchased of him by Joseph Occuish, the father of said Rhoda, and which descended to Abraham Occuish and said Rhoda, and said Andrew Griswold, Esq., is also hereby authorized and empowered to receive from said Mary Smith such sum as may be due to said Rhoda as the purchase money of said land for the use of said Rhoda, and to be paid over to her for the support of herself and children.  

Legislative Action:

General Assembly October 1811.  Passed in the House of Representatives.  Attest, Charles Denison, Clerk.  Concurred in the Upper House.  Attest, Thomas Day, Secretary / Bill in Form on Petition of Rhoda Charles / Passed House of Representatives / Concurred Upper House


103 a, 103 b, 142

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