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Title To ye hon[or]ed County Court holden at Cambridge... [manuscript]: the humble petition of George Maumesrau with severall of ye rulers of Natick... 1685 Apr. 7
Author Maumesrau, George; Tray, Thomas; Magos, John; Nehemiah; Takawampbait, Daniel
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Petition, April 7, 1685, to the County Court in Cambridge, Mass., by George Maumesrau, with Natick "rulers" Thomas Tray, John Magos, Nehemiah, and Daniel Takawampbait, requesting that Edward Joseph, Maumesrau’s brother, be returned to his care. Joseph, an Indian of Natick, had been placed in service to Benjamin Mills of Dedham about nine years previously by Daniel Gookin (superintendent of the Praying Indians within Massachusetts) and Thomas Prentiss. According to the petition, during that time Mills had "not provided for his said servant wither in food, raiment, or lodging...".
Names Joseph, Edward; Prentiss, Thomas; Gookin, Daniel (1612-1687); Mills, Benjamin (b.1651)
Places Cambridge, Dedham, Natick, Massachusetts, United States
Keywords Praying Indians, indenture, cultural contact, Christianity, religion, law
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 586
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue