Minutes (administrative record)
DateNovember 26 1663
Minutes of a meeting of the governor, deputy and assistant at Newport of the colony of Rhode Island regarding Native American Sachems. This document indicates that some years prior, the Narragansett sachems had submitted themselves as subjects to the British king. In addition to the written record of that submission, they petitioned the king for relief of several wrongs that were committed against them by colonies other than Rhode Island. The minutes indicate that sachems were informed and showed thanks that the king had released their lands from forced purchases and mortgages from other colonies.
Credit LineNewport Historical Society Collection
Object Typeminutes (administrative records)