NATIVE AMERICAN LAND DEEDMASSACHUSETTS.
[NATAHUNT.] Manuscript Document, being an early copy of a 1652 amendment to a native deed around Weymouth, Massachusetts, 1 p, on right margin of a reinforced folio sheet, n.p., n.d., fragment.
RELATING TO ONE OF THE FIRST PILGRIM SETTLEMENTS IN MASSACHUSETTS. The present is a 17th century or early 18th century manuscript copy of an amendment made to one of the first native deeds in America: the agreement in 1642 between the English and four Native chiefs around Weymouth. This document is "An agreement made with Natahant in the behalfe of ye Indians that have right to 24 acres of planting land which land they were to have by the fresh Pond neare the Towne which land ye s[ai]d Nutahunt is content to take for himselfe and the Rest of the Indians that have right to this land above Smelt Brooke to which agreement I the above sd Natahant have set my hand...." The document continues with an endorsement from one of the townspeople made when the deed was entered in records at Boston.