Confirmation of Tunxis Indian Deed (Copy)

Whereas, there hath been a former contract or bargain betwixt our honored friend Mr. John Haynes, Esq., formerly of Hartford, deceased, on the one party for the town of Farmington and Pethus, sachem of Tunxis Sepos, and Ahamo in the name and with the consent of the rest of the Indians then in being as by our former writing doth plainly appear bearing date April 9, 1650, yet notwithstanding in process of time some dissatisfaction growing amongst the Indians in reference to the premises. Upon which account, the town of Farmington gave them a meeting by a committee, wherein they came to a friendly and final conclusion, to wit, a ratification and confirmation of the forementioned writing, which is to say, the bounds of Farmington, as now they are laid out by order of court, which shall more fully appear by a figure hereafter inserted, which we, the aforesaid Indians, do freely, fully, absolutely, and forever remit, release, relinquish, and pass over by this, our act and deed, unto the town of Farmington to them their heirs, successors forever firmly by these presents, ratifying and confirming the same by this instrument to the town of Farmington and to their heirs and successors forever, warranting and assuring them that we have full right, title, and power to confirm the same to them as aforesaid, and by these presents bind ourselves, heirs, and successors to free the foresaid lands from all molestation or encumbrance from, by, or under any person or persons whatsoever and give them hereby true right, title, claim, and interest in the same and power to record It to themselves or successors whatsoever, as they shall see meet according to law to do.  The town of Farmington freely giving to the Indians aforesaid two hundred acres of upland within the bounds of their plantation, as also three pounds in other pay, which land aforesaid is given upon the conditions following, viz., that this land the English do hereby engage the Indians not to make any sale thereof but keep it for the use and benefit of themselves and their posterity.
And also, they are hereby engaged when they plant or improve this land now given them that they shall secure themselves by a sufficient fence, which land they have already pitched upon to the full content and satisfaction of all the Indians who are hereafter inserted and now forthwith to be measured out to them and to the true and faithful performance hereof and every part hereof we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns.
In witness hereunto, we interchangeably set to our hands the day and year aforesaid.  These are the names of the Indians now present the day and year abovesaid.
the mark of Nesahegen
the mark of Wannoe
the mark of Tabhow
the mark of Seacutt
the mark of James' son
the mark of Queremus' son
the mark of Wenanawon
the mark of Tomtaco
the mark of Mamanto
the mark of James
the mark of Wonks
the mark of Wasamagin
the mark of Artanush
the mark of Ohehomhoot
the mark of Haramamon
James’ son
Shrowashk squaw
May 22, 1673
We whose names are hereafter inserted, set to our hands as the town's committee in the name and behalf 
of the town.
The words (to say) betwixt the 11th and 12th lines was before signing.
It is to be understood that the land in the Indian Neck which the Indians stand possessed of doth yet remain firm and good to the said Indians and their heirs as firmly as ever, though not mentioned In the abovesaid deed of sale they have given to the town of Farmington, being bounded as on the second page of this book.  We hereby declare: that the town of Farmingtown have neither right, title, claim, nor interest in the aforesaid land by the abovesaid deed.  As witness our hands, William Lewis, John Stanley, John Wadsworth
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