Massachusetts General Court

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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Chappaquiddick
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request by Samuel and Martha Peters seeking authorization to mortgage their interest in their house and a portion of their land in order to settle debts with John Pease, Jr, and to purchase Pease's interest in said house
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Chappaquiddick
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A complaint by a number of the Chappaquiddick Indians regarding the encroachments by the English onto Indian land
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Chappaquiddick
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request by John Pease, Jr. seeking liberty to either remove a small dwelling house, in which he held an interest, from the lands of the Chappaquiddick or to be compensated for his interest in the building
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mashpee Wampanoag
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A certification of the account of Michael Bacon and a resolution granting him compensation for expenses incurred in the boarding, nursing, and burial of Alexander Queppish
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Mashpee Wampanoag
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request by Michael Bacon for reimbursement in the boarding, nursing, and burying of former soldier, Alexander Queppish
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Chappaquiddick, Christiantown, Deep Bottom, Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request by Paine Mayhew, William Hunt, and John Sumner for the Court to revisit and accept their previously submitted account of expenses
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Cape Cod
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request for compensation for expenses associated with care, support, and funeral of Mercy Amerquit, with additional recompense requested for the continued care of Amerquit's young child
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Natick
Category
Work, Poverty, & Economy, Geography, Land, & the Environment, Culture & Society, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request of Micah Whitney that the General Court take up and grant the earlier petition of Hannah Speen
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Massachusett at Ponkapoag
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
An answer from Samuel Miller and John Shephard, guardians of the Ponkapoag Indians, to tribal complaints concerning mismanagement of lands and wood resources
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Community
Native Northeast Research Collaborative, Massachusett at Ponkapoag
Category
Geography, Land, & the Environment, Politics, Power, & Sovereignty
Summary
A request by members of the Moho and George families, on behalf of the community, for the appointment of a committee to investigate the mismanagement of land and wood resources by the guardians of the Ponkapoag