Connecticut General Assembly Resolve for the Maintence of the Mohegan Indian School

Upon the memorial of Robert Clelland of New London, school master to the Mohegan Indians, showing to this Assembly that sundry of the parents of the Indian children belonging to his school aforesaid have died in the King’s service and others of them are under such needy circumstances that they are unable to provide dinners for such of their children as ought to attend said school. Whereby the good ends proposed in erecting and maintaining said school is liable to be injured, etc., praying that some small allowance might be made out of the public treasury of this colony for that purpose, etc., as per memorial on file.

Resolved by this Assembly that the sum of six pounds in bills of this colony1 be paid to said memorialist out of the public treasury of this colony to be applied to the use and purpose aforesaid, taking the advice and direction of the Reverend David Jewett and Pygan Adams, Esq., of New London therein, and the treasurer of this colony is hereby ordered and directed to pay the same accordingly.

Legislative Action:        Passed in the Upper House.  Test, George Wyllys, Secretary.  Concurred in the Lower House.  Test, Abraham Davenport, Clerk / October 1760 /

Cataloguing:                107

  • 1. Deleted text: lawful money