Minutes (administrative record)

Object number
FIC.2020.135
Title
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Date
November 26 1663
Description
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 Line
Newport Historical Society Collection
Object Type
minutes (administrative records)