An Act to Protect the Wood on the Lands of the Pequot Tribe of Indians

An Act to Protect the Wood on the Lands of the Pequot Tribe of Indians

Be it enacted by the senate and house of representatives, in general assembly convened, that every person, who shall take, or draw any wood from the land of the Pequot Tribe of Indians, in the Town of Groton, in New London County, or from the land of any Indian, or Indians belonging to said tribe, without the permission of the overseer, or overseers of said tribe, shall forfeit the sum of five dollars for every load of wood so taken or drawn from said land, whether the same contain more or less than half a cord, to be recovered by the overseer, or overseers of said tribe, by an action of debt brought on this statute, in the name of such overseer, or overseers, for the use and benefit of said tribe. And the team, cart, wagon, and other implements, that shall be used, in taking or moving said wood, shall be liable to be attached in said action, and held to respond the judgment therein, in the same manner as if said, team, cart, wagon, and other implements were the property of the person, or persons, guilty of a breach of this act.

Chauncey F. Cleveland, Speaker of the House of Representatives
Ebenezer Stoddard, President of the Senate

Legislative Action:

Approved, May 28, 1835, Henry W. Edwards / An Act as to Pequot Indians     / +28

Cataloguing:

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