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Title Letter [manuscript]: Mohegan [Conn.], to Honbl. Richd. Law, Esq., 1781 May 30
Author Johnson, Zachary (d.1787)
Date
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letter written by Zachary Johnson, Mohegan regent, to Richard Law on May 30, 1781. In this letter to Law, a trustee of the Mohegan Indians and a member of the Connecticut General Assembly from 1776-1786, Johnson relates "the unaccountable spoils and devastation committed by Strange Indians and disorderly white People, on the Mohegan Lands." Johnson requests that Law seek the assistance of the General Assembly to rectify these matters.
Names Law, Richard (1733-1806)
Places Connecticut, United States
Keywords government, government relations, land tenure, squatter, trespassing
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Zachary Johnson, Mohegan Indian, was the principal councillor to the last Mohegan sachem, Ben Uncas. Following Uncas’s death in 1769, Johnson became regent of the Mohegan tribe, a position he held until his own death in Norwich, Conn. in 1787.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 459
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue