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To the Honourable the General Court or Assembly of His Majesty’s[1] Colony of Connecticut Convened at Hartford
May AD 1721
 
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An Act Authorizing the Sale of Indian Lands

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened

This Assembly, being informed that several tracts of land sequestered for several tribes of Indians within this government are encroached upon and some of the Natives, complaining to this Assembly that they are lately informed that, according to the laws of this colony, if any man suffer another to be quietly on his land for the space of fifteen years, that he may loose his land, by which means through their ignorance of the English laws and customs they are and may be in hazard of being holden out of those small tracts of land which they have reserved for themselves or by the care of this

Resolved by this Assembly that till the session of this Assembly in May next, the care of the Indians in their several tribes in this government be under the inspection of the Governor and Council, from time to time to regulate, restrain, set at large, etc., as to them shall seem best.

            Notation:                      October 1725

            Legislative Action:        Passed in the Lower House.  Test, Thomas Kimberly, Clerk.  Passed in the