State of New York, resolution, 1791 February 24

Author New York State Assembly and Senate

Date24 February, 1791

ms number791174

abstractThe NY State Assembly and Senate grant Occom 15 pounds to pay his expenses in attending the legislature on behalf of the Brothertown and New Stockbridge Indians. Also, Samson Occom’s receipt for the sum.

handwritingDocument appears to bear four different hands, all clear and legible.

paperSingle medium-sized sheet is in good condition, but there is heavy creasing and some discoloration along creases.


noteworthyOccom makes note of attending the Assembly in a letter to his son Benoni, manuscript 791117. As noted next to the signature of John McKesson, the document is a copy. The words “HAVERMEYER COLLECTION.” are typed on the bottom of one verso.

signatureThere are three different signatures; given that this document is a copy, it's possible that some or all of the signatures are not in the hands of the signers.

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Resolved if the Honorable the Senate concur herein that the Treasurer of the State be requested ^to advance^ to Sampson Occum the sum of fifteen Pounds to enable him to pay his Expences in attending the Legislature in behalf of the Brothertown and New Stockbridge Indians, and that the Legislature will make Provision by Law for the payment of the same—
Ordered that M.r Vandervoort and M.r Clowes — deliver a Copy of the preceding Resolution to the Honorable the Senate and request their Concurrence A Copy John M..c Keſson Clk
In Senate 24,,th February 1791
Resolved that the Senate do concur with the Hon. the Aſsembly in their preceding Resolution Order that M,,r Pye and M,,r Tillotson deliver a Copy of the preceding concurrent Resolution to the Hon. the Aſsembly By Order Ab,,m B. Bancker Clk.
See the Supply Law of March 1791.
Received 26,,th 1791 from Gerard Bancker Treasurer Fifteen Pounds, pursuant to the within Concurrent Resolution — £15 – –
[illegible] Expences Samson Occom £15 – – Febr,,y 1791