Petition of the Selectmen of the Town of Sherborn to the Massachusetts General Court

Province of the Massachusetts Bay


To His Excellency Thomas Hutchinson, Esq., Captain General and Commander in Chief and to the Honorable His Majesty’s Council and House of Representatives in General Court Assembled, April 3, 1771


The petition of the Selectmen of the Town of Sherborn (in the County of Middlesex) humbly sheweth that the Selectmen of said town petitioned to this Honorable Court at their Session in May 17671 for the sum of eight pounds, six shillings, and four pence, which they expended in the care of one Sarah Wamsquam, an Indian who fell sick in said town, and said petition was referred to a Committee by this Honorable Court and said Committee, after inquiring into circumstances, reported to this Honorable Court in favour of said petition near the end of the winter session then following and the Honorable Court did not then act said report of petition. Therefore, your petitioners humbly prays that Your Excellency and Honors would take the affair under your wise consideration and grant to said Town of Sherborn the said sum of eight pounds, six shillings, and four pence for said expenses.


And your petitioners as in duty bound shall pray,


Selectmen of Sherborn


Joseph Twitchell

Elisha Barbour

Samuel Sanger

Andrew Newell


Legislative Action:

The petition of the Selectmen of Sherborn, April 15, 1771. Committee, Captain Fuller, Captain Thayer, Captain Brown



  • 1. See Petition of Sarah Wamsquam, 1767.01.29.00.