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Upon the petition of Charles and Esther Cooper of Mohegan praying that a part of their land may be sold and the avails thereof expended in building a house, and that some meet person be authorized to sell said land, and build said house as per petition on file dated 26th April, 1831 will shew.

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To The Honourable General Assembly of The State of Connecticut to Be Held at Hartford in Said State on The first Wednesday of May A.D. 18311

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The committee to whom was referred the petition of Joseph Williams and others relative to the Mohegan Tribe of Indians respectfully report that there still remains in the County of New London, on the west bank of the River Thames, remnant of this once powerful tribe of Indians.  That their numbers, which in 1765 were not less than two hundred and thirty-four, are now reduced to about eighty souls, including some half-bloods.

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General Assembly May Session 1831.

Upon the petition of Joseph Williams and others praying for an appropriation from the treasury of this state for the support of a school and of religious instruction for the benefit of the Mohegan Tribe of Indians,

Be it further resolved that the overseer be requested to enumerate all the children in said Tribe of Mohegans between the ages of four and sixteen years and he is hereby authorized to draw the proportion of school money for the same and that they shall not be enumerated in any other school district.

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An Act to Protect the Wood on the Lands of the Mohegan Tribe of Indians in the Town of Montville and County of New London

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1To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives in General Court Assembled

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