Connecticut General Assembly Resolve regarding Mary Mamoho's Complaint

At a General Assembly, etc.

There being a tract of land in Stonington containing 280 acres, purchased of Isaac Wheeler of said town by James Avery and Thomas Leffingwell, a committee, in behalf of the General Court for the use of Momoho and the Indians under him by a deed dated May the 24th 1683, bounded as in and by said deed appears, in which deed the said Wheeler made some reserves to himself,  and after the procuring said deed, there hath been country grants of 280 acres laid out on the same land contained in said deed, and William Williams and Nathan Crary of said Stonington, laying claim to said land by virtue of said reserves and said country grants, and the said Williams and Crary, moving to this Assembly for an agreement and settlement in the premises.

Resolved by this Assembly that John Bulkley, Esq., of Colchester and Jonathan Trumbull, Esq., of Lebanon be a committee in behalf of this Assembly (at the cost of the said Williams and Crary) to repair to said Stonington, to view the premises and consider the circumstances of the whole case and to make such agreements and settlement with said Williams and Crary as they, the said committee, shall think just and equitable in the premises, and the case that hath arisen thereon, and in case the said committee and the said Williams and Crary shall make a settlement in the premises, the said committee are authorized and empowered in the name of the Governor and Company of this colony to take and give deeds of release, grants, or privileges, according to and for the making sure said agreements and settlement, which doings shall be held good and valid to all intents and purposes for ever and in case the said Committee and said Williams and Crary shall not agree upon a settlement in the premises, the said committee shall make report of the state of the case to this Assembly in May next.

Legislative Action:

Passed in the Lower house.  Test, Abraham Davenport, Clerk.  In the Upper House, concurred with this alteration, viz., after these words in the bill, viz. the circumstances of the whole case and to be inserted the word propose instead of the word make and exclusive of that part of the bill that follows these words, viz., (and the cost that hath arisen thereon) and instead thereof be inserted these words, viz., and of such propositions for a settlement and conclusion of the matters of difference to make report to this Assembly in May next, and in case no proposition be complied with by the said Williams and Crary, the said committee shall make report of the state of the case with their opinion thereon to said Assembly.  Test, George Wyllys, Secretary. 

In the Lower House, concurred with the alteration above / Test, Abraham Davenport, Clerk / Bill proposed for an Act / Passed Lower House / Passed Upper House 30 PM all

Cataloguing:

45a, 45b