Writ for the Sheriff of New London

To the Sherriff of the County of New London or His Deputy, Greeting

These are in Her Majesty’s name to will and require you, by a good and skillful interpreter, to signify to Owaneco, sachem of Mohegan, that the Commissioners, viz., the Worshipful Captain Daniel Wetherell, William Pitkin, Captain William Ely, Captain Richard Bushnell, Esqs., with the Secretary, appointed by the General Court in May last to enquire into the complaint he hath made to the Right Honorable the Lords of the Committee for Trade and Plantations of wrong done him about his lands, and to hear what

he hath to say touching the same, have appointed to hold a court for that end at New London the last Tuesday of this present September, being the 26th instant, and that the said commissioners will then receive whatsoever informations concerning such wrongs he shall by himself, or by any other person, offer unto them, as also that the said Owaneco, upon application made to any of the said commissioners, may obtain a citation for such persons as he judges have and hold wrongfully any of his lands to appear at the said court and answer his complaint against them.  That a true state of that matter may be known and laid before the General Court at their next sessions in order to be sent to England.

And make return of this writ with your doings therein unto the said Court of Enquiry in due time and season on the said last Tuesday of this instant month, as you will answer the contrary at the penalty of the law in such case made and provided.  Signed, by order of the said Commissioners, in Hartford, this

fourth day of September in the third year of Her Majesty’s reign and in the year of Our Lord 1704.

Eleazar Kimberly, Secretary

            Notation:          Writ for the Sheriff of New London / September 1704 / Connecticut

            Cataloguing:    57, 65