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Copyright 1897 
By the Maine Historical Society 


TiiK Thurston Print, Tortland 


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A PRESSURE of affairs of a public nature for four years 
past has prevented me from giving to this fifth volume 
of the Documentary History of Maine the attention which 
the work demanded, hence what has appeared like unnec- 
essary delay in its publication. As no one, however, was at 
hand who could relieve me of the labor of proof-reading, a 
not altogether inspiriting task, as all know who are familiar 
with the vagaries in spelling which our illiterate forbears, it 
would seem, delighted to make as complicated as possible, 
the delay was unavoidable. What I have done I have tried 
to do thoroughly, and have carefully compared the proof- 
sheets with my copies of the original manuscripts, which I 
regard as most trustworthy, hence I believe that no mate- 
rial errors will be discovered. 

To Mr. Edward Denham, of New Bedford, to whom our 
Society is so greatly indebted for unselfish labor in its be- 
half, am I under especial obligation for the excellent index 
which accompanies the volume. 


Mackworth Island, 

June 1, 1897. 

495 OS J 



1689 Aug. 14 Copies of passages in letters from New England, 1 

28 News from New England concerning tbe Indians, 2 

Nov. 11 Council of war, 3 

14 Instructions to Captain John Alden, ... 5 

Council of war, 6 

Isaac Addington to Joseph Prout, ... 6 

16 Joseph Prout to Isaac Addington, .... 7 

18 Joseph I'rout to Governor Bradstreet, ... 9 

21 Joseph Piout to Isaac Addington 10 

25 Commission to Captain Simon Willard, ... 11 

28 lusti actions to Captain Simon Willard, ... 12 

29 Captain Simon Willard to governor and council, . 13 
Dec. 3 Petition of Robei t and Sarah Driver, ... 14 

6 Order of defense against French, . . . . * 15 

10 Petition of John Jacob, 17 

13 Bill of committee for debentures, ... 17 
Captain Gardiner licensed to return home, . . 18 
Soldiers of Province of Maine to be drawn off, . 19 

14 Major Sweyne to visit garrisons, . , . . 19 

16 Vote of representatives to raise volunteers, . . 19 
Vote of representatives in favor of soldiers impressed, 20 

17 Complaint of Jacob Whitaker, et al,, ... 20 
21 Depositions of soldiers, 22 

1090, Jan. 2 Order in favor of soldiers posted between Oyster 

River and Wells 23 

3 Order of representatives, 24 

4 Accounts to be examined and audited, ... 24 

Vote of representatives, 25 

Proposals of John Nelson 26 

9 Order in favor of soldiers, 28 

Deposition of Caleb Moody, 28 

16 Answer to Council relating to expedition against 

French 30 

25 Petition to king, 32 

27 Testimony of John Graves 84 

Deposition of Edward Taylor S5 

Deposition of Thomas Gent and William Willcott, 36 

Deposition of Robert Scott, 36 

Deposition of Caleb Ray, 37 

28 Deposition of Edward Taylor et al., . . . 38 


1690 Jan. 28 Complaint against Lieutenant John Jordan, . . ;j8-44 

31 Richard Curling's testimony, 44 

Vote in favor of Mr. Benjamin Rolfe, ... 46 

Feb. 6 Encouragement to undertake expedition against Port 

Royal, 46 

12 Petition of Abraham Perkins, .... 47 

14 Grant to Mr. John Emerson, 49 

17 Petition of James Miller, 49 

Mar. 14 Ten single rates to be levied, 50 

15 Vote relating to shipment of provisions, . . 51 

18 William Vaughan etal. to governor and council, . 51 
Appointment of commander-in-chief, ... 52 

19 Neighboring colonies to appoint commissioners, . 52 

Petition of Edward Pegge, 58 

Petition of John Bowers etal., .... 53 

Petition of William Arden, 55 

Examination of French captive, .... 55 

William Vaughan and Richard Martin to governor 

and council, 57 

Committee for setting forth forces against Port Royal, 59 

20 William Vaughan aud Richard Martin to governor and 

council, 59 

Payment of soldiers in expedition against Nova Scotia, GO 

21 Governor's presence requested, etc., ... 61 
Frontier towns to be strengthened, .... 61 

22 Men to be impressed against Nova Scotia, . . 62 

24 Governor aud council of Massachusetts to governor 

and council of Connecticut, .... 63 

25 Governor Bradstreet to Governor Liesler of New York, 65 
Governor and council to major, recorder and aldermen 

of Albany, 67 

26 Charles Frost et al., to governor and council, . . 70 
Apr. 5 Form of commis-sions, 71 

7 Complaint against three soldiers, .... 72 

14 Commission of William Phipps, .... 74 

15 Commission of William Stoughton et al., . . 75 

17 Instructions for William Stoughton et al., . . 76 
Co)nmission of tlie commissary general, . . 78 

18 Commissioji for Gregory Sugars, .... 79 
Instructions for Sir William Phipps, ... 80 
Governor of Rhode Island to governor of Massachu- 
setts, 80 

Instructions to Sir William Phipps, .... 81 

19 Instructions to Captain William Johnson, . . 83 
Proixtsals, accei)tance of by Capt. Cyprian Southack, 84 

21 Isaac Addington to Elisha (-ooke, .... 85 



1690 Apr. 24 lustructious for John Hathoine and Jonathan Corwin, 86 

Comiiiivssion of Jolin Hawthorne and Jonathan Corwin, 87 

26 Commission of Gershom Flegg, .... 88 

Commission of Noah Wiswall, .... 88 

Instructions to Cajitain Noali Wiswall, . . 89 

30 Account of garrisons and soldiers in Maine, . 91 

May 1 Report of John Hathorne and Jonathan Corwin, 92 

Meeting of commissioners at New York, . . .93 

9 Simon Willaid to visit Boston, .... 95 
15 Governor and council of Connecticut to governor and 

council of Massachusetts 96 

Agreement of commissioners at New York, . 98 

18 William Vaughan to governor and council, . . 99 

Robt. Pike to governor and council, . . . 100 

Major Frost to Major Vaughan, 101 

Edward Sargent to Major Vaughan . . . 101 
Saral Wheelwright et al. to Major Frost, . . .102 

William Vaughan et al. to governor and council, 102 

May 22 Samuel Wheelwright et al., to governor and council, 103 

Chas. Frost et al., to governor and council . . 1U4 

23 Order of council, 105 

Governor and council to Sir William Phipps, . 106 

24 Edmund Quincy to governor and council, . . 107 
Robert Pike to governor and council, . . . 108 
Bartholomew Gedney to governor and council, . 108 

26 Bartliolomevv Gedney to governor and council, . 189 
Instructions for James Wood, 110 

27 Governor Bradstreet to Lieutenant Governor Liesler, 110 
Instructions for Captain Stephen Greenleuf, . . 112 
Instructions for Captain John Floyd, . . . 113 
Instructions for Captain Edward Wyllys, . .113 
Nicholas Smith et al. to governor and council, . 114 

28 William Vaughan to Governor Bradstreet, . .115 

29 B. Gedney to Governor Bradstreet, . . . 115 
Captain Thomas Noyes to committee of Rowley ,etc, 1 17 

30 Instructions for Captain Robert Pike, . . .117 
Commission to Captain Robert Pike, . . . 118 
Petition of merchants to queen, . . . .119 
Answer to Sir Edmund Andros's account of forces 

raised, 120 

Commissioners to impress provisions, . . . 124 

Major Robert Pike, commander-in-chief, . . .125 

June 4 Soldiers ordered for service, ... . 125 

10 Soldiers to be under command of Captain Floyd, . 126 
Petition of Jane Ryly 126 

18 Cyprian Soutback to his father and mother, . . 127 


1690 July 4 Petition of John Kinsley, 130 

Abstracts of letters from Mr. Usher, . . , 131 
8 William Banton and Thomas Pound to Sir Edmund 

Andross, 133 

15 Vote to raise soldiers, 135 

17 Vote to detach soldiers, 135 

Aug. 1 Order to strengthen Eastern parts, .... 136 

Friend Indians to be sent against common enemy, 136 

Ensign Daniel Wagner released, .... 137 

Order of council relative to raising soldiers, . 137 

Sept. 27 Robert Pike to governor and council, . . . 138 

Oct. 4 Order of Major Robert Pike to Captain Floyd, . 140 

Complaint of Captain Floyd, 141 

Declaration of Silvanus Davis, .... 142 

11 Order for William Vaughan to take chief command, 153 

15 Bartholomew Geduey to Governor Bradstreet, . 154 
Debentures to be given soldiers, .... 155 

29 Lawrence Dennis to Major Church, . . . 242 

30 William Vaughan to Governor Bradstreet, . . 155 

31 Elisha Andrews to Governor Bradstreet, . . 156 
Nov. 3 James Converse to governor and council, . .157 

6 Order for encouragement of Lieutenant Elisha 

Andrews, etc., 158 

Capt. John Alden to have use of sloop Mary, . 159 

7 Order to dismiss officers and soldiers, . . . 160 

8 Instructions for Major Robert Pike et al., . . 160 

Commissioners appointed, 162 

Instructions for Captain John Alden, . . . 162 

29 Agreement of truce with Indian sagamore, . . 164 

Governor and council to agents of Colony in England, 167 

Petition of inhabitants of Salem, etc., . . . 172 

Dec. 12 Order relating to New Hampshire and Maine soldiers, 173 

16 Letter from Major Benjamin Church, . . . 241 

19 Allowance to Major Robert Pike, .... 174 
22 Petition of Sylvanus Davis, .... . 174 

Instructions to Captain Converse, .... 175 

1691 Feb. 3 Extract from Pains Gazette touching Sir William 

Phipps' Expedition, 190 

Memoire du Roy aux Comte de Frontenac, . . 192 
Memoire Concernant le Canada, .... 196 

10 Selectmen to provide ammunition, . . . 176 

11 Circumstances of soldiers and seamen to be con- 

sidered, 177 

20 Petition of Sylvanus Davis, 178 

27 Testimony of William and Mary Dennison, . . 178 

Summons to selectmen of Milton, .... 179 



1G91 Feb. 27 Order in answer to petition of Lieutenant James 

VVeems, 179 

Petition of Lieutenant James Weems, . . . 180 

Answer to above, 181 

Mar. 20 Governor Bradstreet to Lords of Trade, . , . 183 
30 Governor Bradstreet to Governor Sloughter of iS'ew 

York 185 

Apr. 7 Samuel Wheelwright et al., to governor and council, 186 
Governor Bradstreet to Governor Nicholson of 

Virginia, 187 

15 Commissioners to meet with Eastern Indian Sachems, 188 

News from New England, 189 

1(5 Governor Slough ter to governor and council, . 230 
23 Instructions for commissioners to meet Indian 

sachems, 231 

Appointment of commission, 232 

May 1 Agreement with Indians at Wells, .... 233 

3 Governor Sloughter to governor and council, . 235 

8 Governor and council to Governor Sloughter, . 237 

21 Captain Greenleaf et al., to General Wiuthrop, . 239 
25 Samuel Wheelwright et al., to governor and council, 240 
30 Order to pay Laurence Dennis, 212 

June 10 William Vaughan et al., to governor and council, 243 

12 Order to have soldiers ready to go against Indians, . 243 

14 Francis Hooke to governor and council, . . 244 
Letter from Robert Pike, 240 

15 L. Saltonstall to Major Pike, 247 

Thomas Downs to Captain Gerrish 248 

John Gerrish to Major Vaughan, . . . . 248 

10 Major Vaughan to Major Pike, 248 

17 Wm. Vaughan etal., to governor and council, . 249 
Major Pike to governor and council, .... 250 

18 Governor and council to Governor Slou;4hter, . 251 

19 Major Pike to governor and council, . . . 254 
Francis Hooke to Major Pike, .... 256 
Major Vaughan to governor and council, . . . 257 
Thomas Noyes to Governor Bradstreet, . . 257 

20 Letter from Major Pike, 258 

22 Letter from Rev. Shubael Dummer, , . . 258 

23 Comments on above, 259 

Letter from Major Vaughan, 259 

Major Pike to governor and council, . . . 260 

29 Instructions for Captain John March et al., . 261 

July 11 Letter from Richard Buckley, 263 

Captains King and March to governor and council, 264 

12 William Vaughan et al., to governor and council, 265 



1691 July 13 Reply to letter of Captains King and March, . 266 

Reply to letter of William Vauglian et al., . . 267 

17 Captains King and March to governor and council, 208 

William Vaughan et al., to governor and council, . S70 

20 Reply to Captains King and March, . . . 270 
Governor and council to Governor Sloughter, . . 271 
John Hill to governor and council, . . . 273 

21 Francis Littlefieldet al., to governor and council, . 274 

25 M. Clarkson to governor and council, . . .. 275 

26 Letter from Captain Hooke, 276 

Aug. 1 Deposition of Captain March et al., . . . 277 

Deposition of Captain Daniel King, .... 277 

Deposition of Samuel Winslow, .... 279 

4 William Vaughan to Isa. Addington, . . . 280 

7 Account of Eastern Expedition, .... 280 
Captains King and March to governor and council, 282 

8 Letter from governor and council, . . . 283 
10 Govei-nor Bradstreet to M. Clarkson, . . . 285 

12 Instructions to Major Vaughan et al., . . . 286 
Letter from Thomas Griffin, 287 

13 Francis Hooke to governor and council, . . 288 
William Vaughan to governor and council, . . 288 

14 Letter from Christopher Goffe, .... 290 
21 Order to Captain Goffe to cruise between capes, . 290 

Sept. 18 Letter to Captains King and March, ... 291 

26 William Vaughan et al., to governor and council, 292 

27 John March to governor and council, . . . 293 

28 Rev. George BuiTOughs et al., to governor and 

council, 294 

John Alen to governor and council, . . . 295 

29 Henry Dow to Major Pike, 296 

30 Wm. Vaughan to governor and council, . . . 298 
Oct. 17 Richard Buckley to Isaac Addington, . . . 299 

26 Richard Buckley to Isaac Addington, . . . 299 

30 Aid asked from Plymouth, R. I., and Connecticut, .300 

31 Proposals by the Committee of Militia of Salem, 302 
Nov. 13 Thomas Hinckley to Governor Bradstreet, . . 307 

17 William Vaughan to Governor Bradstreet, . . 303 

Ordeis to collect provisions for soldiers, . . 304 

19 Letter from Governor Eaton of Rhode Island, . 304 
Dec. 3 Secretary AUyn of Connecticut to Governor 

Bradstreet, 309 

1692 Jan. 25 Letter from Francis Hooke, et al., .... 310 

26 Humphrey Bradstreet to governor and council, . 310 
Petition of Inhabitants of Isles of Shoals to gover- 
nor and council, 312 

27 Captain John Floyd to governor and council, . . 314 
Rev. John Burrough et al., to governor and council, 316 

28 Francis Hooke to governor and council, . . . 317 
Job Alcock to governor and council, . . . 319 
John Hill to governor and council, .... 319 



1692 Jan. 28 Francis Hooke to governor and council, . . 320 

Feb. 5 Instructions to Captains Alden and Convers, . . 321 
Contributions lecommended for redemption of 

captives, 323 

10 Instructions to Captain Hatch, 323 

11 Instructions to Major Hutchinson, . . . 324 
17 Petition of inhabitants of Isles of Shoals, . . 350 

Instructions to Captain Willey, .... 351 

22 William Vaughan to governor and council, . . 326 

James Convers to governor and council, . . 327 

Mar. 2 Edward Willey to Mr. Wainwright, . . . 355 

Copy of letter of Andrew Diraond, . . . 357 

11 Edward Willey to governor and council, . . 358 
Address of Inhabitants of Isles of Shoals, . . 362 

12 Appiizement of Mr. Christopher's sloop, . . 365 
Petition of Charles Makarty, 366 

19 Edward Willey to governor and council, . . 367 

Captain Edward Willey to inhabitants of Isles of 

Shoals, 369 

Governor and council to inhabitants of Isles of Shoals, 371 

Commission to Captain John Alden, . . . 372 

Instructions to Captain John Alden, . . . 373 
Captain Alden to deliver French soldiers to Mons. 

de Yillebon, 374 

24 Nathaniel Hatch to Governor Bradstreet, . . 374 

25 Letter to Cai)tain Belcher, 376 

Major Thomas Hinchman to governor, . . , 376 

26 Embargo by governor and council ,377 

29 Order to Captain Hatch to cruise upon the coast, 378 

Instructions to Captain Hatch, ,378 

Instructions to Captain Southack, .... 379 

Petition of Thomas Footman, 381 

Petition of Thomas Footman, .... 382 

30 Governor of Massachusetts to governor of New York, 328 
Petition of John Hammond to governor and council, 330 
Petition of Joshua Scottow to governor and council, 331 
Petition of Edward Willy to governor and council, 832 
Petition of Edward Willy to governor and council, 3J3 
Elishii Hutchinson to governor and council, . 3,34 
Elisha Hutchinson to governor and council, . . 336 
Elisha Hutchinson to governor and council, . ,3,38 
Instructions for Ca^itain Cyprian Southack, . . 3-39 
Elisha flutchinson to Isaac Addington, . . .340 
William Vaughan to Lieutenant Governor Dummer, 342 

Petition from Wells ,342 

Francis Hooke and Charles Frost to SirWilliam Phipps,.343 

Commission to Benjamin Church, .... 345 
Governor Phipps to Lieutenant Governor Stonghton, 345 

Letter from Fiancis Hooke, 346 

Orders to Captain Richard Short 347 

Orders to Captain Robert Fairfax, . . . 348 




































1693 Jan. 4 Orders to Captain Richard Short, .... 349 

Feb. 21 Letter to Mr. Blaithwait, 352 

May 8 Deposition of Robert Mitchell et al, . . . 383 

June 6 Petition of William Pepperell, .... 386 

July 5 Deposition of Thomas Millford, .... 387 

Deposition of Robert Mitchell, .... 389 

Petition of William Pepperell, 390 

Nov. 3 Petition of John Wheelwright, .... 393 
Petition of Samuel Wheelwright and William Screven, 395 
15 Petition of Samuel Wheelwright in behalf of Wells 

and York, . . 396 

Petition of William Screven in behalf of Kittery, 397 

1694 May 30 Petition of John Wheelwright, 398 

Answer to foregoing petition, .... 399 

Deposition of Captain John March, .... 400 
York, Kittery and Wells, tax abated, . . . 401 

Petition of William Tomson, 401 

Deposition of Benjamin Jackson, .... 402 

1695 Feb. 22 John Welch to governor and council, . . . 403 
N. Sunderland to governor and council, . . 406 

Proposals to raise soldiers, 407 

Petition of Joseph Hammond in behalf of John 

Leighton, 409 

Apr. 9 Lieutenant Governor Stoughton to Major Frost, . 409 
Letter from John Hill, 410 

30 Letter from Charles Frost, 411 

May 10 Letter from Pasco Chubb 412 

June 6 Lie-utenant Governor Stoughton to Captain .John 

Everett, 412 

8 Petition of John Alden, 413 

Petition of Nathaniel Hall 414 

Action on foregoing, 416 

17 Captain John Everett to Lieutenant Governor 

Stoughton 417 

21 Grant to county of York, 417 

27 Lieutenant Governor Stoughton to Cai)tain John 

Everett, 418 

July 4 John Pike to T/ieutenant Governor Stoughton, . 419 
29 Major Charles Frost to Lieutenant Governor 

Stoughton, 420 

Aug. 2 Instructions to Matthew Carey, . . . . 421 
7 John Hill to Lieutenant Governor Stoughton, . 423 

14 Petition of James Emery, 423 

23 Bartholomew Gedney to Isaac Addington, . . 425 

31 Pasco Chubb et al. to Lieutenant Governor Stoughton, 426 
Sept. Petition of York and Kittery 427 

7 Major Charles Frost to Lieutenant Governor 

Stoughton, 429 

9 Reply to above 430 

21 Major Charles Frost to Lieutenant Governor 

Stoughton, 431 















1606 Feb. 26 Petition of James Convers in behalf of Elizabeth 

Stover, 432 

Action on same, 433 

Petition of Major Charles Frost 434 

Application to Connecticut, Rhode Island and New 

Hampshire for aid in defense, .... 485 

Encouragement to prosecute French and Indians, 4.36 

Major Charles Frost to governor, .... 438 

William Redford to governor, 438 

Lieutenant Governor Stoughton to Colonel Saltonstall 

etals., 439 

Major Frost to Lieutenant Governor Stoughton, . 440 
Bartholomew Gedney to Lieutenant Governor 

Stoughton, 441 

Bartholomew Gedney to Isaac Addington, . . 444 

Benjamin Church to Lieutenant Governor Stoughton, 445 

17 Lieutenant Governor Stoughton to Bartholomew 

Gedney, 445 

Sept. 13 John Hill to Lieutenant Governor Stoughton, . 447 

24 Address to the king, 447 

Letter to Lords of privy council, .... 451 

29 Isaac Addington to Sir Henry Ashurst, . . 464 
Oct. Bartholomew Gedney to Lieutenant Governor 

Stoughton, 465 

5 Vincent Bigot to George Turfrey, . . . 455 

Nov. 12 John Hill to Lieutenant Governor Stoughton, . 466 

Petition of Abraham Cock, 466 

Action in above, ........ 467 

18 Petition of James Convers, 468 

Action in above, 469 

Petition of Pasco Chubb, 469 

27 Vote, illegal payment, 470 

Dec. Petition of Samuel Wheelwright. .... 471 
5 Lieutenant Governor Stoughton to Messrs. Cooper 

and Jackson, 473 

Address to His Majesty, 474 

Vote in favor of Major Church's command, . . 477 

1697 Mar. Petition of R. Honnywell, 477 

Petition of Major B. Church, 479 

27 Answer to above, .... ... 481 

Vote in relation to Colonel Saltonstall and Captain 

Chubb, 481 

Petition of selectmen of Kittery, .... 482 

Jane Petition of Samuel Wheelwright, . . . 484 

Answer to above, 485 

Petition of Lieutenant James Weems, . . . 485 

14 Answer to above, 487 

List of men under command of Lieutenant James 

Weems, 488 

Certificate, 488 



1697 Aug. 26 

Dec. 8 



June 7 















1701 Feb. 


Action by lords of council to petition of Lieutenant 

Weems, 489 

Kittery petition presented, 490 

Petition of Jolin Wing, 493 

Certificate of Humphrey Bradstreet in favor of Peter 

Lagroue, 494 

Certificate of Captain Daniel Rindge, . . . 495 

Petition of T. Phillips et al., 495 

Action on above, 496 

Writ to county of York for cboice of assembly men, 497 

Petition of selectmen of Berwick et al., 
Petition of Abraham Preble, .... 

Answer to above, 

Account of Lieutenant Abram Preble, 
Certificate relating to same, .... 
Account of soldiei'S in service in York, 
Petition of James Convers, .... 

Answer to above, 

Seth Pope's petition in behalf of two Indians, 
Certificate of John Walley, . . . • 

Answer to foregoing, 

Petition of Nathaniel Collins, .... 

Answer to above, 

Petition of Eliezer Rogers, 

Answer to above, 

Proposals relating to defense of frontiers, 
Petition of John Nelson, .... 

List of captives, 

Samuel Wheelwright's will, .... 

James Weems, 

John Baker to Major John Convers, 



John Baker to Major Convers, . . . . 
Petition of Peter Legroue, .... 

Action on above, 

Petition of Samuel Moody, .... 

Action on above, 

Petition of Samuel Donnell in behalf of York, 

Answer to above, 

Petition of John Ellenwood, .... 


Answer to above, ........ 523 



Marble head New Engl Aug'* 14° 89. §1 
( Coppys of Some Passages in Seuerall Letters from New 
Eng^ by way of Bilhas Sc.J 
— Abondance of Trouble & warr with the Indians & 
French att the East wards, this night wee haue hade an 
Ahirem att Haurill where are 5 men Killed/ 

Wee haue many Impresses for men, butt can gett butt 
few That will goe by reason y^ Gouernm' not Settled, & noe 
ship from England this Sumer, Pemequide fortt is taken 
with the Indians & french. there is about 20 men killed & 
45 ( ?) carried Captiue & y^ Rest Surrendered, there was 70 
Canoes w*"" 400 men. All the Rest of the East wards (butt 
only 2 Garrisons) are come into these partes/ 

A small Towne att y® head of Piscataqua Riuer called 
Cocheechlan where dwelt Major Walden who had bin a 
Indian Trader. One night some Indians Lay in his Garri- 
son & about midnight y^ Indians that were without killed & 
distroyed all & carried away to y^ Value of About 5000 £ 
in monye & Goods as wee haue ace" & gaue noe Quarter 
many more things I might Add John Legg/ 

In another viz' 

This day I haue accomp. of the Larem last night the 
Eniray are many, our People in a Confusion & a Riseing 
feared amongst vs./ 

Doc. Vol. v. 1 


The Enimies are Exceedeing Creuell & Rejoyce & say 
they will bee Into Boston be for Chrismass./ 

Extract of severall Letters relating the many 
mischiefs done by the French and Indians./ 

End :) JSF England : 14 Aug 1 689. Extracts of Sev" let- 
ters/ JSfo— ReC^ from iltf Usher 12 Dec: 1689. Read 
7 Jan'^y 1689. Pemaquid taken/ 

News from New England Concerning the Indians. 

Vpon fryday June 28. 1689 the Indians surprized the 
Inhabitants of Kacheta, Vnder a pretence of tradeing with 
them, 40. or 50. of them Came thether with Beaver skins, 
the rest of them being about 200 stayd in the Woods. 

The tradeing Indians beeing Looked uppon as freinds, 
their Sackamores, which are the Cheife of them, were 
treated at the houses of severall of the Inhabitants, & sufFred 
to lye about their Garrisons (each mans house ther being his 
garrison and are pallizaded on purpose to secure them 
against the Indians) 

In the Dead of the night, They in the Woods comeing to 
the assistance of the other, Presently tooke possession of 
all their garrisons. First plundred the Houses, then Killed 
the Inhabitants and afterwards burnt them & their houses 

They haue Carried of 37 horss load of plunder 
Taken 27 Captives, and 

Kild. 27 persons, amongst w"'' is old Major Waldron & 
all his famuly 


1689 Aug«* 28 

News this clay on the Exchang is the 

2 Shipps from Mevis ) 

& 1 from Virginia — j Carried into S' Mallos./ 

End:) 28 Aug. 1689. Neios from JSfeiv England Con- 
cerng the Indians — The Indians have suiyrisd Kacheta 
or Pescateivay & Killed most the Peoj)le the Rest they 
have taken Prisoners/ 

Council of War. 

Province of Main=ss 

Scarborough the 11*^ November 1689 

//At a councill of Warr held at the Point Garrison, 

Present Maj'' Beujamen Church, Cap' Sylvanus Davis, Cap* 
William Bassett, Cap* Symon Willard, with the rest of the 
comission Officers of Saco, ffallmoth and Scarborough 

It is Ordered that one hundred of their Majesty es fforces 
now in this Present Expedition against the Common Enimy, 
be detached out of the Severall companyes, which said num- 
ber of Soilders are to be left in the Townes abovesaid for 
the Security of the Garrisons their Resident, and for a Scout 
that may Range the heades of the Said Townes, in Case any 
of the Enimy be discovered or any Tracks of them be Made 
in this Winter Season, uutill further force be sent that may 
advance to their head Quarters 

Soildiers Quartered in the Towneship of Saco twenty men 
in their two Garrisons, In the Towneship of Scarborough 
twenty men in their Garrisons viz three, 

Spurwink Included, 


ffallmoth the IS'** November, At a councill of Warr held 
in Persuance of what is above written, by Maj"^ Benjamen 
Church, and the OflBcers abovesaid 

added Cap^ Nathan" Hall, Leif Thadeus Clarke, Leif* 
Elisha Andrews, M"" Elihu Gullison, Leif George Ingersoll, 
Leif Ambrose Danes, IVr Robert Lawrence, M' John Pallmer 
& others &c — 

It is Ordered that Sixty Soildiers be Quartered in ffall- 
moth, besides the Inhabitants, and the soildiers that shall 
belong to the iFort, which shall be fiveteen soildiers, besides 
the Commander and Gunner, and the Remainure to be sent 
to Boston, to be Ready to Return according to Order. 

It is Ordered, that there be a Sufficient Garrison erected 
about M"" Gullisons house for a Main Court of Guard, to- 
gether with M"" Robert Lawrence his Garrison, which two 
Garrisons are to be supplyed with the sixty Soildiers left 
for to Guard the said Towne 

It is Ordered that Cap' Nathaniell Hall is to take Charge 
as Commander in Cheif of those fforces y' are left for the 
defence of the abovesaid three Townes, Those Soildiers that 
belong to fibrt Loyall only to be under the Commander 
of s" ffort. 

Ordered that Leif ' Richard Hunniwell is to take the charge 
& conduct of the twenty Soildiers quartered at Bluepoint 
Black p* & Spurwinck Garrison, as he the said Leif* Hunni- 
well shall Receive Orders from Time to Time from the s^ 
Coinand'' in Cheif. 

It is Ordered that Ensigne John Hill is to take the Care 
and Conduct of those twenty Soildiers Quartered at Saco 
Garrison as he the said Ensigne Hill shall Receive Orders 
from time to Time from his said Commander in Cheif. 

It is Ordered that the fforty Soildiers posted at Saco 
Scarborough & Spurwinck, are to be Obedient unto the 
Comanders of the Severall Garrisons, but to Attend the 
Command of said Leif ' Hunniwell and Ensigne John Hill re- 


spectively as they are Concerned upon their Scouting or 
Marching out. 

Given under my hand this 14"' of November 1689 by Con- 
sent of said Councill 

g me Benjamin Church/ 
// Comand' in Cheif/ 

Instructions to Capt. John Alden 

Boston. 14° Novemb' 1689. 
M"" John Alden 

you haveing received on board the Sloop Mary whereof 
you are Comander a recruit of provisions & farther supplys 
of Clothing for the fforces at ffalmoth and other the parts 
Adjacent, you are desired and ordered forthwith to sayle 
with the said Sloop Mary unto Falmouth in Casco Bay and 
deliver the said provisions and Supply^ unto m'' Joseph 
Proutt Comissary upon the place. And if Majo'" Church be 
not beforehand come away you are to attend his Order for 
the transporting of such of his souldiers English and Indian 
that are to be drawn off unto Plymouth that belong unto 
that colony and so to return unto Boston. If Major Church 
be come away e're yo'' arrivall you are to deliver the Letter's 
directed to him to Cap"^ Hall and the chiefe OfEcers upon 
the place and attend their Orders for the bringing off such 
of the Souldiers as are to come home and the spare Armes 
belonging to the publique stores that are left in the Maga- 
zine w*^^ m'' Proutt is ordered to deliver unto you, and make 
what hast you can to return with yo"" Sloop again to Boston./. 
By order of the Govern' & 

Councill. I: A; S./ 


fiiillmoth ) ,_ . 
-r, . ^ > Maine 

r'rovmce oi 5 

A Counsill of warr hild in order for the Loging A part 
of the forsis that are now out in this presant Expidison 

for y* defenc of Considring the great charg y^ countri is 
at in maintaining of an army the winter Drawing on & 
Judging Litle good to be don in prosecusion after the 
Enimy the counsill of war taks it in to Considrasion To ease 
part of the great charg the country is at to disband seuarall 
of the forsis & only to Leaue such a numbr of men as may 
be iudged of absolut nesesity for the Defenc of the seurall 
garisons untell further Order shall apeare from superior 
athority.) It is ordered that Cap* Seluenas Dauis houe is 
Commander of fort Liall shall haue fifteen or sixteen soldirs 
besids him self and a guner to be agaurd for said fort & 
the solders that haue bin Listed under his Comand from 
time to time, he is to giue them a permit that they may pas 
to boston thare to attend the gouernour and Counsill presant 
in order for thare being returned to This place or unto thare 
maisters saruice givn under my hand the 14*^ of Nouember 

this is a trew Copy of the originall./ 

Letter Isaac Addington Secretary, to Joseph Prout. 

Boston: 14*'^ Novemb^ 1689 
M"" Joseph Proutt 

These accompany Cap"^ John Alden in the Mary by 
whome comes supply' of Provisions & Clothing for the sol- 
diers that shalbe posted in the severall Garrisons upon Major 
Church his drawing of with the rest of the Forces ; As also 
some goods for the purchasing of more provisions there of 
the Inhabitants an Accompt whereof you will receive there- 
with from the Comittee : 


In the disposal whereof while you are upon the place you 
are desired to take a particular accompt and take care that 
there be a proportioning of the same to the several garrisons 
at Falmouth Saco, Blackpoint &" according as may be most 
needed And please to pay out of the goods now sent unto 
Clois of Falmouth the value of three pounds or there- 
abouts in part satisfaction for the beefe taken up of him for 
the use of the army. Also please to perfect and send yo"^ 
accompts by M"" Alden of w* hath been taken up by the soul- 
diers that so their debentures may be passed. As also send 
home all the spare armes left by the souldiers in the maga- 
zines belonging to the publick stores, Cap. Alden hath been 
detained here severall dayes in expectation that Maj'' Church 
would have been here before this time haveing information 
that he was comeing by land, but hearing nothing of him 
the Council I have now dispatched m"* Alden. Yo"" comeing 
away w*'' him was not thought so convenient until the garri- 
sons be setled there, and then some fit person may be ap-- 
pointed to succeed you whereof please to advise, that so you 
may receive orders by the next w"*^ I shall labour to forward 
w''' tenders of respects, 

I am yo"^ friend & serv* 

I. A. S./ by order 

of the Gov"- & Councill./ 

Letter Joseph Prout to Isaac Addington Esq. 

To Isaac Addington Esq"" : 

Falmouth : ^""^ IG*" : 1689 

S"" Yesterday in the Evening arived the Mary the Severall 

goods I have this Morning reed most of them on shore I 

could have been glad if more bread had been sent for our 

Stock was reduced to a little more than hhd and as for pease 


we are quite out. I have been and Still am Endeavoring to 
purchase what Small gcells I can get for mony or any other 
pay of my own that I have to make for them, our Meat was 
quite gon yesterday. And the Inhabitants not willing to 
bring in any without some redy payment, upon w'^'^ haveing 
a written order from the Major I Imployed the Constable to 
Impress a pcell of beef w°'^ was on board a Shallop bound 
westward, belonging to One Wallace w'^'' he was careing 
to purchase cloa thing for his family, it being about nine 
beves, I promised him that he Should be Speedily paid, 
w'^'^ I desire may be fulfiled when he comes to Boston w*** 
his noat for the same. 

As for sending the Severall acco* of the Soldiers by M' 
Alden I doubt I shall not be able to accomplish. I haveing 
been under great disadvantage by the Severall officers re- 
fuseing to take up for thier companies, and to give me a 
perticuler acco* of the Same, w'^'^ if thay had so don I should 
"have been able before this time to have transcribed each acco*, 
but it has been my work dayly to deliver to each man every 
trifle w*** my own hand an acco* of w*^*^ cannot be so soon 
sent as desired. 

I Suppose If the Honored Gov'' & Councell Should See 
cause to appoint Cap^ Davis to receive what is left, and to 
Inspect and render an acco* of the disposall of the Same he 
would not refuse it, he being the fittest man as I Know of. 
I have Not time to Enlarge being in a greater hurry then 
your Selfe can redily be Sencable. 

I desire that Either orders to draw bills for provisions or 
a more full Supply of goods be Sent to pay for them here. 
Some fall Shoes stockings Mettings and I doubt Some more 
linen will be wanting among the Soldiers all w'^'' w"' what 
ever else may be thought need full I hope will be sent g the 
first opert unity 

S"' I am your humble Scrv' 

Joseph Prout/ 


An hour Glass in this 
Garri.sou is greatly wanted 

Please to communicate what you think needful! of the 
Aboves'' to the Honored Gov"" & Councell./ 

Letter Joseph Prout to Gov. Bradst7'eet. 

To the Honored Gov® 

Province of Mayn, Falmouth 9"^ IS''^ : 1689 

S"" Since 1 reed order g m"" Aldeu I have done what I could 
in Settleing and transcribing the acco' of as many of the Sol- 
diers as I could, those belonging to the Plimouth Soldiers 
comes g Cap* Basset though for want of time to compare & 
examin them makes me Some what doubtfull about thera 
lest any acco' or gticuler Should be Omited. Some of our 
English Soldiers acco*^ are here Inclosed w''^ some lutema- 
tiou to the Gentlemen of the Committee about them. I hope 
it will not be long before I shall receive Orders for my Come- 
ing home where I hope I shall be able to give as good an 
ace' of my Stewardship as the Circumstances which I have 
been under would admit, I Supose if the Councell Sees 
cause Cap' Davis will be willing to take the charge of what 
remains In the Stoar for the present. 

It will be needfull that Some more bread be Sent, the 
Corn w'^'' came will Stand in little Stead except it can be 
ground, w''"' I doubt will Scarce be done here now so many 
of the Soldiers are drawn and drawing off, what goods are 
come I doubt will not be enough to Supply the Soldiers w"* 
cloathing or but little of it can be Spared towards the pay- 
ing for or purchasing meat, if goods had come for that 
End it would have been convenient that I should have had 
Some Intimatio concerning the price of beef what to allow 
a" as mony. as for pease I Suppose the cheapest way will be 
to Send Some from Boston for I can hear of but few to be 


had here : I have not time to Enlarge but hope that what is 
wanting will be considered of and Sent g the next and at 
present remayn 

your Honors humble Serv* 

Joseph Prout./ 
I have delivered to M"" 
Alden 31 Small arms 
being all I had left 
w^'' me of the Countrys./ 

Falmouth: 21: 1689 
M' Isaac Addington 

S"^ These may Serve to Inform Somthi'ng of the present 
State of affaires here in Falmouth Those soldiers left here 
are most of them men of 111 behaviour and take little notice 
of thier Commander, Espeshally Since thier Cap* went hence, 
though for my part I am of opinion thier present disorder is 
the effects of the want of that due method of Strict Gov- 
erm* w*^"^ thay Should have Known before. I would not 
reflect upon any man, but I am fully gswaded that if thay 
are not Speedily und"^ a prudend Commander thier Cariago 
here will be dishonorable to God and to the Country, and 
Unsafe for this Town for many of them do offten Swear that 
they will march away home, & it is hard for me to Keep any 
of that Supply of goods w'^'^ came last for the other Gari- 
sons, thay many of them thretning to pull down the Stoar 
house and take what they please, I wish that Speedy care 
may be taken to rectifie what is amiss. 

This day Some of them wer gswaded to go up to Guard 
the Mill while Corn is grinding, and it is Intended to Con- 
tinue a gaurd thier (if gswation will do) untill a Suflicient- 
quantity of Corn be ground for to last the Town the whole 
winter, and then wholy to leave off grinding, therefore if it 
be thought convenient to Send any more corn here, move 


that it be chiefly Indian. Some ground and Some Unground 
^s also Such a quantity of bread as may be thought Suffi- 
cient for the winter, here are now of Soldiers and listed In- 
habitants Seaveuty Nine men in this Town w*^** eats of the 
Countrys bread besides those at Spurwink, Blackpoint and 

Some fall Shoes are desired & Expected by Some of the 
Solders as also Some Stockings & Some more Shirt cloath, 
as also Some more coats, breeches Neckloaths &c : The 
want of a compleat luvoyce of the Severall goods formerly 
Sent w**^ the price of each sort, is a great disadvantage, for 
w*"^ out w*^*^ I cannot send home the Severall Soldiers acco** 
^ch j^j.g gon, nor leave the acco^ here of the severall sol- 
diers w*"*" are left w*"" whom the councell shall apoynt to 
succeed in this charge when thay see cause to send for me 
home w'^'^ I hope will be Speedily, w"^^ w"' due respects to 
yo'' Selfe is all at present from S'' yo"" 

Joseph Prout/ 

Those soldiers now in the Fort and Capt Davis are most 
orderly and under the best command of any here, and there- 
fore I would not be understood to reflect upon him or those 
under his charge./ 


The Governour and Councill of the Colony of the Massa- 
chusetts Bay in New-England 

^0 Simon "VVillard Captain 

Wheras you Simon Willard are appointed Captain of a 
Company of Foot souldiers detached out of severall Town's 
within the said Massachusetts Colony for their Majesties Ser- 
vice now dispersed and posted in severall Garrisons at Fal- 
mouth, Saco, Scarborough and other places neer thereto 
adjacent within the Province of Mayne for the Security and 


defence of the said places and Inhabitants thereof against the 
coiSon Indian Enemy who have made open warr and are in 
actual hostility against their Majesties Names to Authorise & 
Require you to take into yo'' care and conduct all the said 
Company of Souldiers and diligently to intend that Service 
for the safeguard and defence of the said places, their Majes- 
ties subjects and Estates there against the said Indian Ene- 
mies their Aiders and Abetters, and to fight take kill and de- 
stroy the said Enemies as you may have oppertunity. Leading 
Exercising & ordering yo"" Inferiour Officers and Souldiers, 
comandiug them to Obey you as their Captain and Chiefe 
Coniander, and you to Observe and Obey all such Orders & 
Instructions as from time to time you shall receive from the 
Governo'' & Councill of this Colony. 

In Testimony whereof the publique Scale of y® aboves'' 
Colony is hereunto aflSxed. Dated in Boston y^ twenty 
ffith day of Novemb"". Ann". Dm. 1689. In the ffirst year of 
y« Reign of o"" Sovereign Lord & Lady W^ & Mary by the 
grace of God King and Queen of Engl*^. Scotland ffrance & 
Ireland Defenders of y® ffaith &c^ 

By Order in Councill 
I : Addington Sec'"^ 

S. Bradstreet Govy 

Instruction for Captain Simon Willard. 

"Whereas you are appointed Captain and chiefe Comander 
of all the Souldiers detached for their Maj"'"" Service out of 
the Colony of the Massachusetts now disposed and posted 
in severall Garrisons at falmoth, Saco, Scarborough, and 
other places neer thereto adjacent for the security and de- 
fence of the s*^ places and their Maj"*^' Subjects there against 
the Comon Indian Enemy (S,*^* 


You are to take speccal care that all your Soukliers and 
inferiour Officers be kept in good order under comand, and 
that the worship of God be daily exercised among them, 
And all prophane Swearing and other vices and disorders be 
suppressed and duly punished. 

You are to order &, take care that the Soukliers posted in 
the several Garrisons and inferiour Officers that have the 
particular comand of them do carefully attend their duty in 
their respective posts, in watching warding and scouting for 
the safeguard and defence of the place and their Maj"*^' Sub- 
jects there and for repelling the Enemy upon any attack 
made, And upon notice of the Enemyes approach to make 
out a party or partys against them if by the advice of your 
Officers, and the Officers and cheife persons of the place 
with y" assistance of y® Inhabitants it shall be judged you 
have a sufficient strength to issue forth against them takeing 
heed of being ambushed by the Enemy or drawn out to 
engage them under disadvantage of numbers or otherwise 
to the exposing of your self or Soukliers. 

You are to take care that there be a suitable and propor- 
tionable Supply of provisions that are or shall be sent dis- 
posed unto the severall Garrisons where your soukliers are 
posted to be coinitted unto the care of some faithfull person 
there who may give forth the same as shall be needed, and 
at due allowance and keep a distinct and particular account 

You are to take all oppertunitys to advise the Gover'"' and 
Councill of all Occurrences with you and of the state and 
condition of the severall Garrisons and to supply what shall 
be needed from time to time. 

Simon Bradstreet Gov"^/ 

Boston 28° Novemb^ 1689. 
Consent to by y* Councill 
Signed p their Order 
Is* Addington Sec''^/ 


Letter Capt. Simon Willard to the Gov^ & CounciL 

Salem Novem'" 29 : 1689 : 

May it please y** Honer'^ Govern'' : & Councill I received 
my orders g y'' Marshall Green Now about twelve or one of 
Clock this day : but : I forgot when I was with your Hon" 
to speak of our Souldiers att Wells : the most of them : my 
souldiers : y* had y^ same promis made to y™ that others had : 
y* they should have supply : or els come home in three weeks 
cloaths & shoes & stockings : shirts & will be wanted there : 
I sopose : provision will be had with y® inhabitants : I fear 
supplyes will be as hard to gitt from Casco ; as from Boston : 
Honer'^ Gentlemen : I have : had sore complaints made to me 
& harsh pealls rung to me by many neighbours : y* have chil- 
dren out in y* servis : or I may say : Sons in y® servis Som 
of them say if they might but have : men prest : in their 
Sons rooms : they would be at y® cost to Carry men thether 
& bring their sons home again. 

of the supplyes : to Wells : I would fain have had some 
thing to have said of it as I goe thorow Wells : : I leave 
these things with your Honners : So desiring all your pray- 
ers : for me ; & rest yo"" Hon" most humble serv* & shall : be 
speedy in motion Simon Willard/ 

I should be glad if Docter Hardin had some Encourage- 
ment & that yo'" Hon''^ would send him to Casco : We may 
loose men of sicknes or wounds without a Docter./ 

Petition of Robert & Sarah Driuer. 

To the Hon"'"' Gouerno'" and Councill assembled in 

Boston the third of December. 1689. The Humble 

petition of Robert & Sarah Driuar of Lynn : 

Humbly Sheweth 

That yo"" petitioners haue as yett a son through the good- 

nes of god, lining at the Garrison, at the Eastward whoe 


went forth a Souldier, for the Seruice of their Maj"*^ & this 
Countrey, more then three moneths past, and the said Robert 
Driuar Doth heereby Declare to this Hono''^ assembly the life 
of his wife Sarah is Bound vp in her Son Solomon Driuar. 
& hath beene a sore weakening & affliction, by reason of the 
Souldiers that were Impressed at the time hee went forth, 
are Returned home, '& her Son left behinde, it doth much 
augment & heighthen her affliction & sorrow euen beyond 
her strength, therefore doe humbly beseech yo' Hono" to 
Consider her weaknes, & shew her this mercy & fauo'' as to 
giue yo"" Order that her Son Solomon Driuar, may bee 
Released : as the Souldiers that went forth when hee did goe 
that soe his Mother may be reuiued whoe is soe extreamely 
Cast downe which if the petition" may obtayne will Reckon 
it a high favour, vnto them, notwithstanding. Such as haue 
lesse need haue had y* fauo"" graunted. 

yo"" petition" Humbly & earnestly beg for this fauo"" which 
if obtayned will euer engage yo'' petition" to great thank- 
fulnes, & Euer to pray./ 

Order in reference to defence against our neighboring 
French enemies. 

Boston December y* 6"^ 1689 
It being a matter of great concernment to y® welfare and 
security of their majestyes subjects in these parts of Amer- 
ica, y' due measures be taken with reference to our neigh- 
bouring ffrench enemies, who as we are well informed have 
at Port Royall declared warr against our nation, & have 
made great depredations vpon vs by takeing several of our 
fishing Ketches & other vessels, some of which they have 
carried away for ffrance, & others they keep still at port 
Royal ; & are allsoe continually aiding & assisting our In- 


dian enemies by supplying them with armes & amunition, 
which assures vs, y* by all wayes & meanes they can, they 
will endeavour y** hurt & destruction of their Majestyes sub- 
jects here, which while they have and considerable fortyfyed 
port or Harbour near vs they are y^ more advantaged to 
doe ; Wee y® Comission" of the Colonys of y^ Massachusets 
N Pliniouth & province of New Hampshire, Doe therefore 
comend it to y*" hono'^''*^ y^ Gov*" & Council & representatives 
of y® Massachusets Colony now assembled, & alsoe to y^ rest 
of y® goverm'^ of y*' Colony' & Provinces in these parts 
That his majestys Declaration of Warr against y^ ffrench 
King & his Subjects be forthwith published in y^ respective 
Colonies, And y* Due care be taken y* the Militia be wel 
setled & y^ fortyfycations in y** Seaport Towns be fitt for 
service, y* soe wee may be in y® best posture we can to defend 
ourselves from any Attack of y^ enemy, & to assist each 
other wee farther comend to y** Hour'''® y® Gov"" & Council 
& Representatives here sitting y' a Comittee of meet persons 
be appointed to inquire into y® present state & condition of 
our said neighbours y* ffrench, & consider what may be 
proper & necessary for vs to doe respecting them, so as to 
prevent their being capable to make farther depradations on 
vs, & their assisting & supplying our Indian enemies ; & 
make report thereof to y^ present Convention or in their ab- 
sence to y** Gov"" & Council 

Tho : Dan forth 

Elisha Cooke 

Tho' Hinckley 

John Walley 
y^m Yaughan/ 


Petition of John Jacob. Dec. 10. 1689. 

To y« Hon^'''^ Simon Bnidstreett 
Esq'' Govern'' & Councill now 
sitting in Boston 
The humble Request of John Jacob late Comiss^^ of ye 
forces at Newichewanick Sheweth/ 

That whereas about two mouths since he gave his prom- 
ise being necessitated thereto for the countryes service to 
repay 41 y"*^ of dufFall to John Hlnkes of Portsm" Esq"^ it 
haveing been severall times demanded of him ; And y® s'' 
Hinks in his Expressing himself to him & very much Dam- 
nifyed p"" his severall letters to him therefore I beseech y' 
hon®^ to giue Order that I may haue y^ same Returned him 
againe for y"" Hon''* Humble Serv* 

John Jacob/ 
Boston x''" 10: 1689 

** Bill of a Committee for Debentures." 

M'' Eliakim Hutchinson, m"" Peter Serjant m"" Sampson 
Sheafe & m"" John Eyre and m'' Thomas Brattle (all or any 
three of them are desired and appointed a Coinittee to grant 
Debenters for wages to the Souldiers that have been lately 
imployed in their Maj*'^^ Service against the comon Indian 
Enemy which Comittee are to sit in Boston at such time as 
they shall appoint, giveing publique notice thereof, the said 
Comittee to receive the Coniissary^ Accompts, that what and 
of whome any of the souldiers have taken up any thing may 
be notified. Every Souldier to bring Certificate from his 
Comander for the time he hath served and a Certificate from 
the Captain out of whose Company he was impressed that 
he served with his own Amies or hath returned the Amies 
he was furnished with ; Or else the full value thereof to be 

Doc. Vol. v. 2 


defalked out of his wages unless good cause be shown to 
the contrary. 

It is likewise Ordered that if any Town or particular per- 
son have Supplyed any Souldier towards his wages they are 
with all Speed to give in the Accompt thereof to the sever- 
all Comissary' who served in the respective head Quarters 
that so it may be incerted in the said Comissary^ Aceompts 
and returned to the Coiiiittee abovesaid All which being 
considered the Coiiiittee is to pass Each Souldier* Debenture 
to the Treasurer for payment of what may be due./. 

10"^ Decemb-- 1689 

Voted in the Affirmative by 

the Council! 

Is'' Addington Sec^/ 

The Representatives Consent to the Bill abovs** 

Dec : 13"^ : 1689 Ebenezer Prout Clerk/ 

it is the desire of the Representatiues that this order may 
be printed that the several Townes may have the Knowl- 
edge thereof. 

Ebenezer Prout Clerk/ 

Capt Gardiner Licensed to return home, &c. 

It is Ordered that Cap' Gardiner now at Barwick be li- 
censed to return home, & y® comand of those soldjers under 
his care comitted unto Major Charles ffrost. & y® secretary 
is Ordered accordingly to signifie y^ same to y"* both. & to 
send Major ffrost a comission to take y^ Governm* of said 
Boston 13'" x^-- 1689 

g la : Russell p ord"^ 
Consented to by the Representatives. 

Ebenezer Prout Clerk/ 
Dated as above. 


Soldiers in the Province of Maine to he drawn off. 

Ordered by the Representatives That one third p* of the 
soldiers in the province of Maine be Drawn off & in Case 
their be A necessity of more to assist them there ; y* the 
persons w'''' are Come into this Colonic from the s'^ province 
be Imprest & sent thether to strengthen the Remaineing 
townes in s** Province forthvv''' 
Dec: 13*"; 1689. 

Ebenezer Prout Clerk 
past by the Magistrates 

g la : Russell g Order./ 

Major Sweyne to Visit Garrisons. 

Majore Jeremiah Swayne is desired and ordered forthwith 
to vndertake a Journie to Cochechae & Salmon falls & visit 
the Garrisons there, and Indeauor that there be a propor- 
tionable number of men prouided, of the Inhabitants of 
those prouinces for the Enforceing of those Garrisons and 
vpon doeing thereof to dismiss some of the Souldiers of this 
Colony. past in the affermative 

Dec : 14*"^ 1689 by y^ Representatives 

Ebenezer Prout Clerk/ 

Voted by the Representatives That Volunteirs be Raised 
by beate of Drum for the Reduceing of Accada or Els where 
to the Obedience of there Maj''*^* of Great Britain, And that 
such Comander or Couianders shall be Comissioned by the 
present Governm* our Honered Majestrates 

Consenting here unto 
Dec : 16'" 1689 

Ebenezer Prout Clerk/ 


Vote, in favor of the Soldiers impressed hy Order of 
Sir Edmond Andros. 

Voted by the Eepresentatiues, That the Souldiers that 
were Impressed by order of S"" Edmond Andross & Sent 
forth against the Indian enemie, doe reserve their head 
money of the Six rates in their owne hands, untill further 
order And that the Selectmen in every Towne doe send an 
account to the Treasurer, by the Constable, what their head 
money amounts unto — past in the ffirniative 

by the Representatives 
Dec : 14**^ 1689 : 

Consented to by y^ Councill 

16° Decemb'- 1689 

// Is* Addington Sec'"-'/ 

We Joseph Emerson & Jacob Whiticker both of Haverhil 
being y^ last winter pressed as souldiers for S"" Edm*^ Andross's 
Expedition to y** Eastward were put under the Comand of 
Capt : Lockart, & do testitie y' at o"" first arrival! at Pema- 
quid, Leiv* Weems gave us & y® rest of y® Souldiers this 
welcome to Pemaquid, Hell is like to be youre winter quar- 
ters, & y*" divel yo"" Landlord ; and at at other times his 
comon ward was, Damn'd Sons of Whores, often beating 
us : Cap^ : Miner also would often strike y^ Souldiers w*" 
his Cane, & sometimes w"' his half pike most abusively, call- 
ing them according to 3''' aboves'^ Pemaquid complem^ Cap': 
Lockhurt w" he was at New-Dartmouth coinanded us to stand 
to o"" amies ; One sould"" said I am not able, then he beat that 
souldier w**" his Cane, & kicked & al)used him in such wise y' 
y^ blood ran out of his mouth. The sould"" : did say upon 
his death, w'' was quickly aff, y* The abuse he received of 
Cap* Lockarts hand, at y* time was y*" imediate cause of his 
death. Another Souldier he compelled to carry a burthen 


too heavy for him, notvv"'standing his complaint to him ; y® 
Souklier oft saying The carrying y'= burthen would break his 
heart & yet he was forced to carry it till y" March was ended, 
tho : he was very sick, still complaining for seven or 8 dayes, 
& then died. 

Aff o*" arrival at Pemaquid We were compelld on board a 
Vessel to go we knew not whither, Capt Lockart swearing, 
All should go, both Sick, & Well : Many Sick Souldiers 
were packt into y^ hold w'*" y^ rest : W" We came to Sea we 
could have no Victualls dressed till y® Seamen had dressed 
theirs ; & if y"" Wind was at o"" Starn, y^ smoke would oftend 
o' Capt : & y" y® fire must be put out, & we must have no 
Victualls, &, w" we came on Shoar, many of them y' were 
sick, & forced on board, died in a few [days] after. Then 
Capt : Lockart coaianded all to march vp Kenibeck river; 
One said, I am so sick, I am not able to march : God damn 
you for a dog, said Lockart, you shall go ; & he went ab' : a 
day & half's march & died. At another time ; being in o'' 
amies one man chanced to look aside, & Cap' : Lockart w'** 
his half pike knocked him down, so y* he fell from y** first to 
y^ 2*^ or 3'' rank. Capt : Maning also was often beating & 
abuseing the men, breaking y"" heads either w*'' his cane or 
half pike : Once we saw him strike one souklier w"^ it over 
y^ head, & broke his half pike in two ; y" he caught y" 
other half & struck y*" Sould"" : again & again upon y^ head, 
till y*^ blood ran down amain & y*^ man remain'd stounded a 
considerable time. These kind of things, w"' y*' taking 
away one half of y° Kings allowance hath been our condition. 

In witness to y*^ truth of all abovewritten We set our 
hands, & will swear unto w" called so to do. 

The mark of 

Jacob / Whiticker/ 
December 17 : 1689 


Jacob Whiticker appeared before me, & upon Oath affirmes 
y* w* is above written & signed by him, is truth, & y* Joseph 
Emerson did signe to y® same, tho : now by reason of sick- 
ness taken in S' Edmonds service, he is forced abroad to y^ 

as attests, Nath : Saltonstall Assist/ 

The testimony of Isaack Miller aged about twenty yeares 
saith y* when I was at pemaquid along with the rest of the 
souldiers w'='^ were then Impressed out against the Indian 
enemie & being under the CoiTiand of S"" Edmond Andros 
we sufered very much for want of prouission being allowed 
but one biskett Cake a Day & three pounds of flesh, for a 
weeke & 2 quarts of pease w'^'^ was o'' generall allowance 14 
dayes after we had ten biscakes a weeke & this cutting us 
short of the Kings allowance brought us very low & weake 
& seuerall died : when there was prouission enough In the 
fort But after S"" Edmond was under Confinem* at Boston & 
we had the Kings allowance we had a sufiicient suply & to 

Peter Plimpton aged about three & twenty yeares testi- 
fieth to the abovcwritten/. 

peter plymton/ 

Also the s'^ Miller further saith that when Casteen a french- 
man & being at that time looked at to be an enemy to the 
Interest of the Kings subjects & an aider & abetter of our 
enemies the Indians I went by order of Sir Edmond Andros 
in a sloo})0 with M'' John Alden to carry prouission to the 
s*^ Castccno & we dcliucred a barroll of porck two hundred 
of Bread sixe or eight bushells of Corne & seuerall rundletts 
& after this prouission was deliuercd to Casteene we suffered 
so as that for two dayes, we that were souldiers had no food 


allowed us although there was enough before that was de- 
li uered to Casteene. — 


isaac Milar/ 

Boston 21" Decern"^ 1689 

lurat, cor. Is'' Addington Assis*/ 

The deposition of Thomas Clark aged 24 years Who 
Testifieth and saith that I se Captain Locker pull one of 
our Souldiars out of the house Henry Trask by name and 
knockt him down and when he was down I saw Captain 
Locker stamp upon him and the blood Run out of his mouth 
and he Continued 111 a while and a Littell before he died he 
said Captain Locker was the cause of his death : and another 
time one of our Souldiars being III John Gross by name 
when we were going to march he beged of said Locker that 
he might stay Locker replied god Damn you you shall 
march the Souldier said his hart was broke and in a few 
days after he died. 

Thomas Clark appeared y® one & Twenty day of Decem- 
ber one Thousand six hundred eighty nine & delivered in 
his Testimony upon Oath to all aboue written before me Sam" 
Appleton Assis* for y^ Colony of y*^ Massachusets in New- 

Order in favor of Soldiers posted between Oyster River 
^ Wells. 

Ordred that y" Soilders that are posted between Oyster 
Riuer & Wells be Suplyed w"' ten Coates — Fiften paire 


drawers fiften paire stockins & fiften paire sliouse & one 
barell of Kum ; The Comission" for the warr to provide 
them & send them to Serj' James Thorpe to be distributed 
amongst the said souldiers 

Voated in y^ Affirmatiue by the Representatives 

Desiring our Honoured majistrates consent 

Jan : 2 : |§ John Bowles pr order/ 

Consent'' to by the Councill 

//Is-'' : Addington Sec"^/ 


Ordered by the Representatives that the Bill for granting 
debenter be printed & sent to Each town in this Colony 

Desiring the Hon^d majestrates 
S-^ Jan"^ ; UU Consent 

Ebenezer Prout Clerk/ 
Consent'' to by y® Councill 

Is'' : Addington Sec-'Y 

Aceompts to be ExarrAned and Audited. 

The Gentlemen of the Comittee appointed for passing of 
Souldiers Debentures are likewise desired and Ordered to 
receive Examin and Audit all Aceompts that may be pre- 
sented unto them for Quartering billeting or transporting 
of Souldiers or Supply^ sent unto them from time to time, 
and other charges accrewing by the Warr w'" the Indians by 
order of y** goverm* 

Also to grant Debentures to the Souldiers who have 
served in Garrison at the Castle whose washes is stated ffive 


shillings g wceke & the corp" six And to pass the same to 
the Treasurer for payment 

4"' Jan" : 1689 past by the Representatives. 

Ebenezer Prout Clerk./ 
Consent to by the Councill 

Is*" Addington Sec"^^./. 

Voated ffor y® Incouragment of Such Gentlemen & 
Merch*' of this Collony as shall undertake to reduce penob- 
scot St. John Port Roy all Cut of Canco &c to their Majes- 
ties Gouerment & Seruis they shall haue the vse of the two 
Sloops of Warr av*'> their Ordnances & apurtenances for 
three or four months on free cost & all the profitts they can 
make from our firench Enimies & y« Trade of the places 
they shall take for y^ future till their be other orders giuen 
from their Majesties : & : y' they haue Comision firom this 
Gouerm' in their Majesties name for the same Prouided 
those y* surender peacably shall not be plundred & honora- 
ble Termes shall be offred y™ & y* aduice of what is done 
herein be giuen to their Majesties. 

4*'' Jan« : 16f§ past in the affirmative 

by the Rep''sentatives de- 
siring the Hon^d majestrates 

Ebenezer Prout Clerk/ 


Proposals of John Nelson 

Boston January the 4*'^ 1689 
To the Gouernor Councill & Representatiues now Assem- 
bled, the Proposalls of your Subscriber Towards the 
Pubb'que Safety and Tranquility of these Countries, as 
Circumstanced in regard of the Present Extremities 
Lying on us. Occasioned from the Warrs of the Natiue 
Neighboring Indians, & the french now our declared 
Enemies, and theire Instigators and Abettors, which 
cawses the offer of these following heads to your Con- 

first that by a defensiue warr nothing but bare defence 
cann be hoped for ; and of which wee haue hither too failed 
to our greatt loss and Imporuishment, and if only soe con- 
tinued may proue an Irreparable ruine ; for preuention of 
which, lett us butt Submitt to the common Rules of Pru- 
dence, which teaches that both in the Naturall and Politicall 
Body it is much better to preuent and meet an euil then 
to Attend or Waite it ; all people or Nations haue always 
chosen to maintaine the Warr in theire Enemies Countries, 
rather then theire owne, but more especially when it has 
had the most Rationall Arguments both of Conquest and 
Peace to themselues, of which wee are now perhaps the 
most Proper Subjects to be discoursed of in that nature that 
I Know in the whole world, which that you may grant me, 
I must farther Prosecute from these reasons, 

first that though Naturally the cavvse hath some Proportion 
to the Eflect, yett here it is not soe, the Origine of our mis- 
cheife is from the french, whose Numbers are few, and Cir- 
cumstances nccessitus and weake, which Oblidges them to 
the Improuemcnt of their Barborous freinds and now our 
Enemies, for theire owne Safty, and our Destruction, for 
remoueall of which cuills it doth highly bchoue us to Im- 
proue our present opportunity of this Winter Season, in our 


preparations for the Spring, soe early as to preuent the For- 
tyfying or vesting the Late recruites come unto Port Royall 
from France, which if wee giue Leisure unto, may and will 
be of such fatal! Consequence unto this Land, both in regard 
of the fishery, and the Indian warr (as if not preuented O"" 
Extraordinary Assistance from the crowne) will shake our 
uery foundations, but Presuming most men that haue knowl- 
edge or enquired after the Circumstances of this Country are 
conuinced and must Assent to what is said ; I shall proceed 
and Lay downe what to me seemes most Necessary at this 
Juncture to be done, first whereas our late and Present 
charges are equall if not aboue what the Country is able to 
beare and from thence may be feared an Obstruction in that 
Publique way as might be desired, to remoue which Obstacle 
it hath bin the discourse and resolution of Diners priuate 
Gentlemen to offer for y*' Publique Benefit to carr}^ on this 
enter prize at theire owne charge, and in such methods as by 
a Comitty from you Joyned with our selues, may be thought 
most Conuenient, to which Purpose we Apply our selues 
unto you for Approbation and Countenance, in permitting 
Volunteers to be leuied and Comissions to be granted, to all 
Necessary and respectiue Oflficers, and such rules and Li- 
structions as may be agreed on, and thought most conuenient 
for the conduct and good of this Expedition, Experience 
hath taught us how ineflectuall all our home endeauors has 
bin soe far from remedy as rather hath increased our mis- 
eries, and Incouraged the enemy, by this enterprize we shall 
not only diuert theire Attempts the next Campagine, but by 
the blessing of god posses our selues of those countries, 
which will at once ouercomc our french, and reconcile our 
Indian Enemies, who seeing us masters of those parts, must 
of Necessity comply with us, or Abandon theire country and 
Places, of which they haue as passionate a regard unto, as 
any nation in the world, by this we render our selues ser- 
uisable to the crowne, and Effectually Show our selues to 


bee as we baue often professed, not only true and Loyall, 
but most ready to premote According to our Abilities the 
Intrest of the Protestant religion the Honor of our King, 
and Nation ; which that these Proposalls may Effect, and 
baue theire desired Success is the Praj^ers of him who is 
Gentlemen Y*" most humble Servant 

J° Nelson/ 

Order in favor of soldiers. 

Ordred y* thirty shirts ten paire of Drawers ten paire 
shouse & ten paire of Stockings & six coates more be Sent 
to serj" James Thorpe for the Suply of the Soilders y^ are 
posted betweene Oyster Piuer & Wells — 

3" Jan" 89 Ebenezer Prout CI/ 

Consent'' to by the Councill 
Is^ : Addington Sec'^ 
9° Jau-y 89./. 

Deposition of Caleb Moody. 

Boston in New England Jan^y d'^ i6|9 

Caleb Moody of Nuberry aged ab* ffifty Two yeares tes- 
tefyeth that Some time in January 1688 Jos : Baylieofy' 
Same towne, gaue me a paper w*^'' he told me he had taken 
up in the Kings high way the title of it was New England 
alarmd to rise and be armed, let not Papist you charme, I 
meane you no harme, the pur})ort of the paper was to giue 
notice to the people of y*" danger they were in being und"" the 
sad circumstances of an Arbitrary Gouernm' S"" Edm" 
Andros liaueing ab' One thousand of our Souldiers as I was 
informed prest out of the Massatusetts Colony and carried 
with him to y*' Eastward und'' pretence of distroying our 


Enemy Indians (although not one Indian killed by y™ that 
I heard of, & at that time we had no watching nor warding 
at our Towne by ord"' : of y^ y* S"" Edm'' : put in Command 
there, — 

Justice Woodbridge & Justice Epps, sent a warrant to me 
to bringe a paper that was in my hands which I did, & told 
yin J i'Q(^^ : the paper from Jos : Balie who owned it to them, 
whereupon I was cleared, & they bound sd : Jos : Baylie in 
a bond of Two Hundred Pounds to answer it at Salem Court 
y* 5"' of Martch folK)wing, and they tooke me for his bonds 
man, notw"\standing this ab*^ a Weeke after the sd Justices 
by a Warrant brought me before them and then Committed 
me to Salem Prison (though I proffered them bayle) they 
would not take it but 1 was to be Safely keept to answer 
what should be charged against me upon the Kings acco* for 
publishing a Scandelous & Seditious Ljdjell after I had been 
in prison a1)^ a weeke Then Judge Palmer & Ja : Grayham 
y" Kings attourney came to Salem and Examined me & Con- 
tincd me to close Prisonra' ordering that neither my friends 
or acquaintance nor fellow Prisoner to come to me ; which 
continued for about a weeks time, & then Judge Palmer 
and m"" Grayham came againe and sd : Grayham sent for me 
& after some discourse he refused any bayle but committed 
me to close prison and some time after Charles Redford the 
high sheriff came to Prison and told Jos : Balie & my selfe 
that he had orders to Examine us, and to put a new mitti- 
mus upon us and charge us with treason, and the time came 
when the Court should haue sett to try us and there was no 
Court, afterwards there came Newes of y'' happy arriuall 
and i^ood success of y" Prince of Granite now Kinij of Enij- 
land & y" by Petitioning I gott Bale the time of my Impris- 
onm' was ab* fine weeks and I doe Judge my dammago one 
way & another was about forty Pounds. 

Caleb Moody appeared personally in Boston the ninth day 
of January One thousand Six Hundred Eighty Nine, and 


gaue Euidence upon oath of the truth of y® aboue written 
before mee Sam" Appleton Assis* for y® Colony of y'^ Mas- 
satusets in New England./ 

Answer to the Council, ^c, relating to an Expedition against 
the French of Nova Scotia. 

In answer to the Councell & Representatives desire of the 
10"^ inst. Signified unto us : haveing discussed the severall 
particulars recoinended to our considerations, relateing to 
an intended expedition against the ffrench of Nova Scotia, 
of whose ill neighboured & influence being thorowly 
convinced — 

Wee have joyned our assent unto these following heads 
which we recoimend and prefer to your better considerations/ 

1"' That wee think it absolutely necessary to set forth suffi- 
cient forces for y® reduction of Fort Royall & places 
adjacent — 

2'y That the forces to be sent cannot be lesse than five hun- 
dred men effective — 

3'y That wee think it most convenient the designe be un- 
dertaken and the charges be defrayed by the country : 
the benefit being universall & such as imediately con- 
cerns the peace & safety of this Country & without 
which the charije of a defensive war with the Natives 
(which this we believe will prevent) will amount to a 
far greater sume without any probable successe — 

4'y That if the circumstances of the Country be Such as to 
render the enterprise impossible on the Publick charge 
Then you will be pleased to give encouragement &, invi- 
tation unto Such private undertakers as Shall offer them- 
selves on these following termes which wee presume to 
be most reasonable viz' : 


1. That you permit Volunteers to be raised & Comissions 
to be issued out for all necessary officers — 

2. That you will be pleased to lend or furnish the two 
Sloops now in y° Countries Service gratis — 

3. That the Sole benefit & profitts of said ffrench country 
be appropriated unto the undertakers or company (waite- 
ing his Maj"''^ couiands & settlement for the future dis- 
posall) — 

To say the Indian trade & what plunder may be reason- 
ably made both of Stores of warr or otherwise (Saveing the 
performance of all such articles as may be concluded with 
the Inhabitants upon Surrender which wee exspect) 

And further That this Country will make some publick 
Act whereby to assure unto the Gentlemen that shall under- 
take, a full & real reimbursement of what the plunder &c 
shall fall short of the principal 1 Sume, in case the ffrench 
Country be wrested out of their hands by any accident be- 
fore the first disbursement can be or is discharged — 

5'y That one or both of the Sloops aforesaid be well fitted 
& prepared for the defence of our fishery along the Coast 
of Cape Sables (the Gentlemen concerned in s'^ ffishery 
haveing generously offered the countenance and assistance 
of any Suitable Number of their Vessel Is for transporta- 
tion &c 

Lastly That your Resolves may be expeditious the Season 
comeing on apace & the affair cheifly if not wholy depend- 
ing (next under God) on expedition 

Barth" Gedney 
Boston the 16'^ January 1689 Benj'* Browne 

Charles Bedford 
J° Nelson 
Nath" Oliver 
John Foster 
John Alden/ 



To the Kings most Excell' — Maj*y 

The humble peticon & addi'ess of severall of yo"" Maj*^' 
Loyall subjects (in behalf of themselves & others) the pres- 
ent & late Inhabitants of the Province of Maine & County 
of Cornwall in the Eastern part of yo*" : Maj'-^'* : Territory & 
Dominion of New England in America. Sheweth/ 

That in y*^ Summer 1688 the Eastern Indians made Warr 
upon yo"' pef^ & other yo"" Maj'^' subjects in these parts and 
Seized & Carried away severall of them Captive, some 
of whom they killed & others perished by their hardship & 
Cruelty and plundered & spoiled their goods & Estates, & 
after burnt & destroyed severall of their Setlem*^ & habita- 
cons, But so soone as his Excellency S"" Edmund Andross 
Kn' Our Governour returned from New Yorke, & had a full 
account and Informacon thereof, he imediately raised & dis- 
patched such forces to Our assistance as gave Protection to 
the Inhabitants there & security to their Estates, & put a 
stop to the further Rage & fury of the heathen, and in the 
following Winters service against them, where he was in 
person, reduced them to that want & necessity both for pro- 
vision & amunicon that in all appearance they would in a 
very short time have submitted at mercy or been wholly 
subdued & overcome. And during that time Wee suffered 
not the least losse in our persons or Estates by them. 

That to our great griefe & loss in Aprill following, a most 
unhap[)y insurrection or Rebellion broke forth at Boston 
(for what reason or Cause is to us unknowne) the people 
both of the Town & Countrey taking to Amies on y^ 18'** 
of the Month did violently Seize & imprison the Governour 
& other principall officers, tooke posession of the Forts & 
Garrisons, & wholly subverted the Governm* and instead 
thereof Erected & set up a Certaine Comittee or Councill 
of safety. Consisting of severall of the principall Actors 


therein, who soone Ordered all the Forces in the Eastern 
parts to Come home imediatly, drew them of from their sev- 
erall Garrisons & stations, & left that Coiintrey without any 
succour or Defence, and imprisoned the Officers that Com- 
anded yo"" Maj*^* souldiers there./ 

That some short time after this change of Governm' the 
Indians were supplied w*** stores of Warr & amunition by 
vessells sent by some in Boston to trade w"^ them, & there- 
upon tooke new Courage & resolution to Continue the Warr, 
and having got to their assistance other Indians who before 
were unconcerned they presently burnt and destroyed the 
several Fortiticacons which the Forces had deserted The 
Towne & Garrison at Pemyquid & severall Townes & places 
and ruinated & depopulated the whole County of Cornwall 
& great part of the Province of Maine before any help or 
assistance was sent from Boston. And also great Murthers 
& Spoiles were by them Coniitted at Chacheebe on Piscatta- 
w^ay River, w^hereby (besides the loss of 300 of yo"" Maj'^^ 
subjects) yo"" Pet"^^ have received damage in their Estates 
& Trade to the value of 40000" : and it is to the utter 
Ruine and undoeing of many of them. And if not timely 
prevented by yo"" Maj'^'^ special Grace & favour may b^ of 
like fatall consequence to many others yo'' Maj'-''^ Subjects 
in those and the neighI)ouring parts wholly Exposed to the 
rage & fury of the heathen whensoever they shall attack 
them. The Forces (w'^'' after all the spoile & mischiefe 
was done this summer were sent out) being now returned 
home without any sort of Advantage against the Enemy. 

And wee Cannot but very justly Conclude & Judge that 
all this misery losse and Calamity which hath befallen us & 
this Countrey hath bin Continued & increased upon us, by 
Occasion of the late Insurrection & alteracon of the Governm' 
at Boston and the irregular proceedings & raanagem' of af- 
faires there since that time./ 

Doc. Vol. v. 3 


Jan : 25. 1689. 

yo"" Pef^ therefore out of a deep sence of their duty and 
Allegiance & of their owne miserable Condition, w'^'' they 
humbly represent unto yo*" Maj'^ Doe most humbly implore 
yo"" Maj^y'^ gracious assistance & protection, & that by the 
Influence of yo"" Maj^^^ happy Governm* Established over 
them they may be Capacitated to vanquish & overcome their 
Enemies and repossess themselves of what they formerly 

And yo"" Pef^ as in duty bound shall ever pray &ca 
Sam" Walker Nicholas Manning Lawrence Jones John Dolton 

Ellacott the mark f ^ of John Paine 

Tho : Scottow James Dennes John 
John R Ryall W"" Dines John Spencer 

John Wrifard. Francis Lord 
ffrancis Johnson Thomas Giles/ 


The testimony of Joseph Graves aged 46 yeares or there- 
about, & Mary Graves aged about thirty yeares, of John 
Rutter aged 40 yeares or thereabout witnesseth. 

That on the 2'' day of .January 1688. Solomon Thomas, 
Indian being at the house of Joseph Graves in the Towne of 
Sudbury, Said, That when the fight at the Eastward should 
be, if the Indians had the better of it, as the English did 
retreat the friend Indians were to shoot them downe ; but if 
the English get the day we say nothing. And that in the 
Spring french & Irish would Come to Boston as many & all 
won Indians : for that was the first place that was to be 
destroyed : & after that the Country Townes would be all 
one nothing. And further the said Solomon That the Gov- 
ern'' had given him a booke w'^h s*^ Goven"" said was better 


than the Bible, & all that would not turne to the Governor* 
religion and owne that book should be destroyed : In w'=h 
booke he the s*^ Thomas said was the picture of our Saviour 
& of the virgin Mary & of the twelve Apostclls, & the Gov- 
ernour said when we pray, we pray to the Virgin Mary. & 
when the fight should be at the Eastward The Governor 
would Sit in his Wigwam & say O brave Indians. Where- 
vpon John liutter told the Indian that he deserved to be 
hanged for Speaking such things, but the Indian replyed it 
was all true : vpon the hearing this discourse we resolved to 
Come to Boston & acquaint Authority with it, but by reason 
of Sicknes of Joseph Graves we Could not p'^seutly, but as 
soon as conveniently we could we accordingly appeared at 
Boston w"' our information w°'' the said Joseph Graves car- 
ryed to m"' Bullivant a Justice of the Peace. 

Joseph Graues 

John -\^ Rutter 
Mary ^^/^ Graues 
her marke 
Boston Jan''y 27"^ 1689 Joseph & Mary Graues came & 
made oath to the truth aboue written before me 

William Johnson Assis'/ 

Deposition of Edioard Taylor. 

Boston Jan'^y 27'" ^^% 

The Deposition of Edw : Taylor aged 48 yeares or there- 

aboutcs Testifyeth and sayth That he in Aprill last was 

wishing to Leiutenant Jourdan that they could meete with 

aparty of Indians to fight with them that he might gaine his 

Creditt againe but the said Jourdan made answer againe that 

he had rather there were a thousand or Two Indians on liox- 

bury neck to against the Boston Bores. 

Edward Taylor/ 


Deposition of Tho. Grent. ^ W"^ Willcott 

Boston Jan«y 2V^ 1689 
The Deposition of Tho Gent aged aboute 48 yeares or 
thereaboutes Testifye & say that on their Martch along 
Kennebeck Riuer we took occasion to tell the Governour 
Andros we thought we neuer should gett the Indians with 
these men by lieason some were sick, some lame, & some 
tyred : he made answer we should take no care for y' but if 
we would tell him the Indians or the Indians name that euer 
done us ronge we should certainly haae satisfaction for it, I 
told him then it may be he intended to gett the Mohawks to 
goe after them to gett them he answered no ; it may be 
they may be to me another time then these are now by I 
will find a Nation that shall gett them./ and further sayes 
not. — 

Thomas Jentt 

y^'^J^JU^ Willcott 

his marke/ 

Deposition of Robert Scott. 

The Deposition of Robert Scott aged fBfty six yeares or 
thereaboutes testifyeth & sayth that Cap* Manning when he 
came from Pemmaquid to Sheepscoat being in RdIV Scotts 
house the sd Scott asked him w' news Manning said the 
Rabble had seized Goucrnour Andros, and he said they 
would one day Repent of it, and they were Resolved at 
Pemmequid if the Indians came there he would put up a 
flagg of truce & make peace with them if he could & farther 
sayth not the marke of 


Robert TV Scott/ 


Boston Jan^y 27"' 1689 
The Deposition of Caleb Ray aged thirty fiue yeares or 
thereaboutes Testifyeth and Sayth that one John Smith a 
Red coat belonging to the forte of Pemmequid understanding 
a plott contriving att Pemmequid and Comeing to New Dart- 
mouth in a boate with other souldeirs under Maj"" Brock us 
Command, and lodging in the house where the said Ray 
keept told me that he could reveale something of a plott if 
I would keep his Councill, then the said Smith told me he 
understanding a plott Spent Eleaven pintes of Wine to know 
it Reckoning they would take him to be one with them the 
sd Maj'' Brockus and Cap*^ Redding they in their discourse & 
Contrivance did Expect the Sloop Mary would come & that 
they did intend to take her put in Cap* Redding cheife know- 
ing the Easterne shore & other Ports & so for New ffrance 
or New Yorke & withall to fitt up a shallop lying then in the 
Roade to Send her away also upon the same acco' and the 
said Jn° Smith declared to the said Ray that they came up 
with that intent with a letter to giue Leiutenant Jordan an 
acco* that he should order planck to be sawed for the same 
use & that the boat was come up to carry it away : and upon 
Consideration the sayd Ray made answer that if w* he de- 
clared to me was true I hoped they would not haue the 
planck for that use but if I sd : Ray lined till the morning I 
would giue the Inhabitants and the Souldiery an acco* one 
by one whom I thought I might trust and would discover 
the plott to them & if they would joyne all as one man would 
conclude to go on to prevent itt Cap* Manning being the 
cheife in Acting how the timber should be cutt & knees 
being Cutt for the same use by his order euery one of us 
being suspitious of our Case being dangerous Consented as 
one Man in the securing of him and keeping the garrison till 
further ord'' : and further sayth not. only that the abouesaid 
Jourdan had sent away his Trunck his gunn & his Cuttlash 
before, which gaue us further suspition of his Treachery : 

Caleb : Ray/ 



We under written in the time of S"" Edmund Andros 
Gou*m* tooke notice that after the Report of sd Andros 
Robbing one Casteen a french man at Eastward, we never 
did see any Indian Come to our Plantation being called New 
Dartmouth, but in an hostill manner, although before y* 
time they used to come and trade at sd Towne frequently 
as to our Remembrance. 

dat : in Boston Jan^^ 28"' ^^1% 

Edward Taylor 
Caleb Ray 

Robert D Scott 
his mark 
Edward Tailer Thomas Jent William Wilcott, Robert 
Scott & Caleb Ray gsonally Appeared before mee & made 
Oath to their respectiue Euidences before recited in Boston 
January 28 ^m 

g Ja. Russell Assis'/ 

Complaint against Lieut. John Jordan. 

Richard Hodges A servant of m'' Brumsden of Boston 
being Comanded to serue as a Soldier at New Dartmo"' un- 
der Leiften*^ John Jordan sometime y*^ last Winter was Ac- 
cused & Examin'' by the said Jordan of Breaking open the 
stores & taking thence some Bisquets & other provisions to 
all which y^ said Hodges truly Answer'* y' he Neither did 
nor knew who did it but y*' said Jordan not being Content 
with this Answer he to Extort a Confession Either aga*' 
himself or accusation ag* some others did barbarously Cru- 
elly & Inhumanly took him y" s*' Hodges tying him up by 
One hand lifted up fully stretched out aboue his head bind- 
ing th' other hand behind him to One of his legs fixing 


astake und® his other legg or foot so y' if he indeavor** to 
rest his Arm y* Bore the whole weight of his body then was 
his Naked foot forced to rest (without Rest) upon the afore- 
said stake for two houres togcather but y'' said Jordan not 
being content with the aforesaid Punishm' Inflicted on y** s^ 
Hodges Comanded him to be bound Neck & heels & y* for 
two houres More & this punishm* ftiiling of his desir'' End 
he Wickedly, Divellishly & after y« Popish Cruelty studdy" & 
Invented New Torni''' to putt y'' afores"* Hodges y^ which he 
thus Efl'ected he took him & first bound him his leggs & his 
hands behind him & then w"' a long stake the which he putt 
thro'' his hands & his leggs stretching y® afore s*^ Hodges 
strei* on y" stake putting y*" afores"* Hodges to Intollerable 
& Equisite Pain & torm' & this for 2 hours y^ w'''* he pa- 
tiently Endur'' not falsely Accusing Either himself or any 
other & further saith not./ 

Complaint against Lieut. John Jordan. 

John Towers Late an Inhabitant of the Town aforesaid 
Complains of John Jordan late Leiftenant Jo" Jordan of the 
Town aforesaid Did sometime the last winter Ordered & 
Comanded him to be seized & to be tyed up by his two 
thumbs for near One hour to bear the full & whole weight 
of his body for only lifting up his hand to defend a blow 
wherby he was falsely suspected to haue lifted up his hand 
against y*^ said gson being an Officer & at another time for 
walking some few Rods from y^ fort was used as formerly 
& many other Enormityes y*' said John Jordan Did against 
the said gson Goods & Chatells of the said John Towers y' 
which he thinks not worthy to further trouble the honored 
Court & therfore says not further. 

John Tower/ 


Complaint against John Jordan. 

Wee whose Names are here under subscribed doe Testifye 
& say that the aforesaid John Jordan did most absohitely 
& at his own pleasure Wickedlye & Cruelly treated us & 
Oui-^ not as Englishmen nor Christians but rather as Indians 
nay with less mercye then many of Our Predecessours have 
mett with from them — so that we had no Incouridgraent 
to defend Our selves from the Savage Heathen Since it w^as 
our lott to be Ruled by a Cruell Tyrant Meaning y* said 
Jordan Our Cattle & Goods he Comanded at pleasure & Our 
houses he demolisht & had he not been Restrained by an 
Almighty Power would haue done the same thing to our 
Bodeys — 

Wee haue some time since humbly gsum'' to psent severall 
other Complaints from other hand^ by M"" Edward Taylor 
the which we hope their hono''s haue received to which we 
shall not further inlarge — 

but since & After Major Savage left the Town & the fort 
the said John Jordan being suspistious of the Goverm* at 
Boston Would send some force to reduce the fort to Obedi- 
ence he Enquired of us or some of us y' were inhabitants 
of the aforesaid Town if we would be true to him, & if we 
would defend the fort Against the Boston Dogs & Boares as 
sometime he was pleased to call them to which he was asked 
if he had Amunition enough & he answered yes more then 
they should know of — & One Ray an Inhabitant of y* 
Town Was Informed of a Plott y' was layd against y® Town 
to Carry away all y® Amunition and provision y' they had 
in the fort & y' all those y' were of their Coat & were true 
to them should Escape with them to Peiiiquid & so for New 
ffrance or New York but y*" night before this design was to 
take Effect they seiz'' the said John Jordan designing to 
Examine his Pockets for letters but before strict Enquiry 
could be made the said Jordan had torn his letters into sev- 
erall peices & some of them being gather'^ & putt togcather 


they found a larixc Account of the aforesaid Plott l)y a Let- 
ter from Peniquid & the said letter was sent by the said Ed- 
ward Taylor the which we hope their hon''s haue reced & 
further saith not 

Caleb Ray 
Thomas Jent 


Henry O Mills/ 


Robert l\^ Scot 

William (/J/y Wilcot 

John .Jj Brown 

Isaac ^y^ Taylor 

X X John Tower 
Mel the Seauen persons y' haue signed this paper aboue 
y® line gsonally Appeared before me & made Oath to their 
respectiue Euidences 

Dated in Boston Janua^ 28. i^ff 

g Ja : Russell Assist/ 

Complaint against John Jordan. 

To Symon Broad street Esq"" Gouern*" & to the Majestrates 
& Representatiues of the Massathuset^ CoUony In Boston in 
New England Now Assembled 

The Complaint & Information humbly gsented to this 
Honourable Court Against John Jordan Leifteuant Jo" Jor- 
dan of New Dartmo"' &c — 


Thomas Gent Late an Inhabitant & Ensigne of the Malitia 
In New Dartm"^ was by y" abouesaid Jordan without any 
Provocation Violentl}'^ Assaulted with a large Cane Beaten 
Bruised & Wounded on the head ■& Diverse (other) Enor- 
mityes against the good^ & Chattells of the said Gent did y® 
said Jordan Doe & Cause to be done the which y'' said Gent 
Humbly thinks is not Necessary to trouble this, honor'* Court 
with & therefore at gsent further says uott — 

Thomas Jent/ 

Complaint against John Jordan. 

William Wilcott Late an Inhabitant of New Dartm*'' was 
by y* aboue said Jordan at the Place aforesaid Sometime the 
last Winter Comanded to Yoke him a team or so many Oxen 
to which y® said Wilcott answer** he had but One paire & y' 
he dared not to Yoke more to which y** said Jordan said 
if he would not doe as he bid him he y*' said Jordan would 
Sacrifice him & using many Oaths &, dreadfull Imprecations 
did Violently Assault Beat & Wound him y" said Wilcott 
on y'' head whereby he the said Wilcott is much impaired in 
his health & Ever since y^ said Wound is much molested 
with a running at y^ Place where y'' Blow was given & 
know^ not of what further trouble & Danger it may be to 
him & Other Enormityes to his Goods & Chattels the which 
he humbly thinks not fitt to trouble this honour'' Court with 
therefore further saith not his 

William Tv^ Wilcot/ 

Henry Mill' Late an Inhabitant & a sworn Constable of 
New Dartm"' Testify & saith y^ the said Jo" Jordan of Dart- 
m*" aforesaid sometime in the last Winter Comanded him to 
take his Armes &c to which the said Mill' said he tho' him- 


self Excused by vertue of liis OfEce to which y® said Jordan 
Rei)lycd (as it was iiis Custom Swearing & Imprecating) 
that tho' he y' is y® said Mill' tho' himself a Constable yet 
he should knO y' he meaning himself y*' said Jordan was the 
Constable & taking his Cane into his hand did Assault & 
Beat him striking him severall blows on the Head & Other 
Enormityes to the Prejudice & Damage of the said Mill' the 
which he humbly thinks not fitt to trouble this honour*^ Court 
with therefore furth'' say'* not Henry Mills/ 

Thomas Gent W" Wilcott & Henry Mills gsonally Ap- 
peared & made Oath to their respectiue Depositions Dated 
in Boston January 28. i^|| before me 

Ja : Russell Assist/ 

Complaint against John Jordan. 

To Symon Broadstreet Esq"" Govern) & to the Majestrat^ & 
Representatiucs of the Massathuset Collony Now Sitting in 
Boston in New England 

The Humble Petition of (Severall the late Poor Inhabi- 
tant^ of the Town of New Dartmo"' Humbly shewcth 

That whereas we haue exhibited (& are hereunto Annex'') 
severall Complaint' to yo*^ hono'"s Against John Jordan at 
New Dartraoth In which we doe Accuse the said John Jor- 
dan of severall Violences & Crueltys Offered to Our pson' & 
Estates which we humbly Conceiue is worthy of yo"" hono'"s 
serious Consideration — 

Wee knowing by Sad & wofull Experience the Malitious 
disposition of the said Jordan Doe Humbly Pray that the 
said John Jordan may still be Continued in Durance or if 
othei-wise Your honor's shall in yo"" great Wisdome think fitt 
y*' he may be Obliged to giue good securitye to Answer 
what we shall haue to Alleadge for y® Damage y' he hath 


done to us in Our Inxleys and Estates & that (wheras he 
hath bitterly sworn to be reveng*^ of us) he may be bound 
to his good behavio'' & we as in Duty bound shall Ever pray 
for a Blessing- on yo"" honors both in Persons & Consulta- 
tions — Caleb Ray 
Signed 23'^ June 1689. Thomas Jent 

William yyi^ Wilcot 
Eobert D Scot 

John 3 Brown 

Henry Mills 

Isaack 4- Taylor 

John Tower/ 

^^ Richard Curlings Testimony." 

Boston in New England Jan^^ iǤ^ 
Being desired, I thought very Convenient without y** least 
respect to Either parties, herein to give a brief Compen- 
dium, of what passed in letters from L' John Jordane to 
S"" Edmund Andros from new Dartmouth in y" Eastern parts 
of New England in America ; imprimis L' John Jordane 
finding it to be very requisite & necessary to march by night 
with a party throw y® woods to descry y® Enemie by thier 
fire, Earnestly & frequently wrote to S"" Edmund for per- 
mission, but alwayes received a repvlse : severall other let- 
ters passed between y" but I remember nothing in y™ which 


tended toy® prejudice of y® County, y** last letter y* L* John 
Jordane received from S"" Edmund was from Piscatiway. y® 
contents whereof are these, S"" Edmund haveing left his 
sloops with an Intention to goe for Boston by Land hy rea- 
son of some rumours y* ware Spread abroad, he wrote this 
letter to m"" Jordane, y*^ Contents of which are these : 

After ac(]uainting M'' Jordane y* y*^ Mary sloop was sent to 
make a Treaty with y^ P^nemie, to which he expected y"^ Ene- 
mie whould Concede, & soe desired M"" Jordane y' he whould 
treat y™ with all manner of Civillity, & accommodate y™ 
with what his Store afforded : if they came to those parts : 
finally after y*^ Councill of Boston had sent Major Savage 
with orders to displace S"" Edmunds Officers : m"" Jordane 
received a letter by Ca[)* Manning from Pemaqnid : Signed 
by James Weems : Anthony Brokholes, John Brokhaven, 
y® consequence whereof is as followeth, since S' Edmund 
Andros was imprisoned & there had hapned a revolution in 
y® Goverment they must needs Expect noe Provisions from 
Boston, wherevpon they had sent Cap*^ Manning to desire 
M"" Jordane to help y™ with some planck, to repaire a Catch 
y' they had at Pemaquid, in like manner y^ letter informed 
m"" Jordane y^ there ware 30 men at Pemaquid y' whould 
Stand sure by y™ & y* thy had a great boat which they could 
send up to bring m"" Jordane & his things of y*^ place, Soe 
y* thy might transport y"* selves for new france, or els where. 

M"" Jordane haveing caused me to read this letter twice 
over resolved to write answear, but upon Second Consider- 
ations tooke a resolution to goe him self to Pemaquid Soe 
Comeing out of y® room he sent me to call y® 3 Corpralls y' 
ware under his Command y^ he might know how y" people 
Stood affected, after haveing desired y™ to sit down after a 
small conference one of y*^ Corpralls told him y* y'' men kept 
a murmuring a mong y'^selves & said they would not tight 
against Boston men whereat m"" Jordane being moved at y* 
responce, Said y' if he had known thier resolutions before 


he had served y™ with provision, he whovld have sent y"* 
away without one morsell of bread & moreover he said he 
whovld take a bible & swear y™ soe y' night thy surprised 
him L^ tooke him Prisoner : all this I can testifie & affirme, 
without ye least blemish of partiality : 

Richard Curling 
Richard Curling parsonally appeared January 31*' ^^l^ and 
made Oath to all aboue written before me Sam" Appleton 
Assis' for y'' Colony of the Massachucets in Xew England./ 

Vote in favor of 3Ir. Benj" Rolfe. 

SO'*" January ^^fl Voted by the Representatives that m^ 
Benjamin Rolfe shall haue Sixteen pounds payd him by the 
Treasurer in or as money for his Service as a Chaplain to 
our fforces sent into the Province of Maine to Falmouth, 
from the 14 of July to the 14 of November last past Our 
Honoured Magistrates Consenting thereto. 

Daniell Epps g order 

Consented to by y^ Magistrates 
Jan*= 31. ^^1^- g Ja. Russell p order/ 

Eticourajement to such as undertaJce an Expedition against 
Fort Royal. Feb. 6, 16S9. 

For Encouragera' to any competent number of Gent" that 
shall offer themselves to undertake an Expedition against y' 
French at Fort Royal and places adjacent, as hath been pro- 
posed by the Coiuittee appointed to consider of that afla3're. 

Reporting the absolute necessity of seting forward the 
same for the Security and defence of this Country & the 
Navigation and ffishery thereof against the ill designes and 
attempts that may be made upon us by those ill Neighbours, 


and others who may be animated and succoured by them 
there being warr openly dechired by o"" Sovereign Lord King 
William ag* the flVench King and his Subjects and divers 
Acts of hostility haveing already been coiiiitted by the Sub- 
jects of the fFrench King in Surprising and takeing severall 
of the ffishing Katches & other Vessels belonging to this 

It is Agreed and Ordered that permission be given for the 
raysing of volunteers for that Expedition and that Commis- 
sions from this Governm* be granted to all necessary Officers 
for that Service. 

That one of the Sloops now in the Country^ Service be 
lent them gratis for two or three months and the other 
Sloop for lesser time as shalbe limited. 

That the sole benefit and profits of the s'^ fFrench Coun- 
try when reduced be appropriated unto the Undertakers or 
Company waiting his Ma"®^ Comands and Settlement for the 
future disposal that is to say, the Indian Trade and what 
plunder may be reasonably made both of Stores of warr & 
otherwise (saveing the performance of all such Articles as 
may be concluded with the Inhabitants upon Surrender) this 
Governm* to have the first tender and refusal of the great 
Artillery if drawn off the place :/. 
Boston. 6 fi^eb^ 1689. 

Voted in the Affirmative by the Governo'^ & Magistrates. 

Is* Addington Sec^ 

Consented to By the deputies g order 

Joseph Lynde/ 

Petition of Abraham Perkins (§ John SparJce Feb. 12, i^fg- 

To the Honoured Court now sitting at Boston or Charls- 


We your most humble petitioners having sent an account 

down to Boston of what we expended uppon the Souldiers 


that were quartered at our houses, which were vnder the 
comand of Captaine Simon Wilhird that were from the eight 
of August 1689 to y*' 2 of September entertained with good 
wholsome diet as beife pork and mutten well dressed to y* 
satisfaction of both officers and Souldiers who gaue us many 
thanks for theire kind entertainment when they went from 
us, and looking for payment to satisfaction according, hav- 
ing sett as Low a prise as we could possibly doe to witt six 
pence a meale for diners and suppers, besides the great ex- 
pence of fyerwood candle and other smaller matters we men- 
tion not, and vnderstanding by our friends that we imployed 
to Gary downe our account to y" Comitty that your honours 
haue chosen to vew the same, and a-cordingly to send their 
returne for our payment, we are informed to our great 
trouble and disapoyntment, that your Honours doe allow us 
but thre pence a meale, which will not pay for the very 
meate, without bread drink or any allowance for dressing or 
cooking of the same, and being less then what was allowed 
by the former Governour and his officers who tooke care for 
payment uppon such accounts they allowing us six pence a 
meale in mony and payd vs down beforet hey went from us 
which we can attest to by several that know it to be a truth. 

We humbly request that your honours would take it to 
concideration and to grant us what we request and what we 
may rationally look for being as Low a prise as we can pos- 
ibly ask soe as we may Line and be able to cary on in such 
a tyme of generall calamyty and trouble amongst us, and 
may I)e incouragcd for the future to doe in the like kind for 
our country uppon your comand, being ready to doe as far 
as our estates and fortunes will allow us, and we your most 
humble petitioners shall acount our selves bound to pray for 
your honours good succes that you may doe worthyly in 
your places and famously in your generations. 

ffeb. 12'" »«.5g Abraham Perkins 

John Sparke/ 


Grant to Mr John Emerson, 

Feb. 14 : &§ 
These may certify whom it may concerne y* I being Com- 
ision'd & Sent Estward aghainst y° Indian enimy & being 
coiSanded by y^ Goven® & Conncill to keep up y^ worship 
of God as much as I could during y* Expedition when I 
came to Newechewonock M"" Jn° Emerson being just leaving 
y*^ place I did desire him by vertue of my ord'' to be Chap- 
lin to o'" forces who did faithfully attend y* place, being 
helpful! to us in his advice & councill, & finding himself both 
hors & furnature Served us Eleven weekes beginning from 
y® seventh day of September 89. untill y^ twenty third of 
Novemb'' &, then dismist 

p'" me Jere'^ Sweyen Comnd"" In Chiefe 
Voted by the deputies y' m"" Emerson be paid by the 
Tresu"" of this Colony or as mony for his seruis as a minist"^ 
to the army the sum of twelve pounds. 

Dated as above s*^ Ebenezer Prout Clerk. 

Consented to by the Magistrates 

Is"^ Addington Sec'Y 

Petition of James Miller. 

To the Honner'' Counsill/ 

The petition of James Miller of Charltown Humbly Shew- 
eth that I haaeing A man John Swain that was prest from 
me and sent into the Country searuis he haueing Continued 
in the Searuis near half A year and is now in Garrison at 
Sammon ffalls and being much impaired in his Cloths by his 
long Searuis understanding he is in want of clothing and 
Nesesary that I know not how to Conuey to him : I Humbly 
beg that your Honers would Consider my Case I being A 
Husbandman and the great nesesity I haue of my Man now 

Doc. Vol. v. 4 


the Spring Corns on that you would Consider he hath been 
A great while out and I my self was out the last sumer and 
I haue none to help me in my Husbandry affjiirs that your 
Honners would pleas to fauor me in Letting my Man Com 
hom to help me in my buisnes this Spring time which if your 
Honners se meet to grant will further oblidge me Euer to 
pray for your Honners : 

Your Humbl petitioner 

Jams Miller/ 
Charlstown ffebrewary y« 17'^ 1689-9° 

Ten Single Rates to he Levied. March 14, 1689-90. 

ffor Management of the present concernes of the publiq"* 
refering to y*^ warr w*"^ the Indians, the Expedition against 
y*' ffrench, Dispatch for England to their Majes*^ prouiding 
of Amunition ; & reimburseing such as haue Aduanced mony 
for the Warr ; 

Its ordered that Tenn Single Rates be Leauyed, And that 
the Treasurer forthw"' graunt his warrant Accordingly — 

And such as make paiment in mony to be abated one 
Third part, y^ price of Corn to be g bushel as followes : 

Wheat 5' Rye 4' ottes V : 6'^ Indian Corne 3' 6*^ peas 4* 
Barley 3^ : barly malt 4^ & y* y" grounds of Raiseing this 
mony be inserted in the Tresur''^ warrant. 

March 14*^ 16§g Voted in the affirmative by the Deputies 

Consented to by the Magistrates die predict 

Is^ Addington Cl'Y 

Cap" Nathanael Green, m"^ Rich'' INIiddlccott, m'' Nathanael 
Oliver, Cap* Andrew Belcher and Cap* Samuel Legg are 
desired and appointed a Comittee to consult and devise what 
may be necessary of Shiping Provisions and Amunition and 


other Stores to accomodate the Expedition ag* the French at 
Nova Scotia and L'Accadie and make provision accordingly 
with all Speed. And Report the same to this Court 
Voted g the deputies in y" afirmatiue 

g ord"" Joseph Ljnde 
15° March 1689 

Consent"^ to by the Magistrates 

= Is« Addington Sec''>'/ 

Letter, Wm Vciughan & Richard Martyn to the Gov <& 


Portsin : March 18 ; 1G8/^ 10 a clock 
Much Hon"-" 

Wee are Just now informed that y® Indian Enemy this 
morning Attacqed Salmon falls & have surprized all the fam- 
ilies above the fort w'^'' are about 10 or 12, & have also taken 
possesion of the fort & of Loves house where severall fam- 
ilies lived. 

W™ Plaisted who gives this information made his Escape 
from Cap' Wincols house w*'*' was twice assaulted by y« 
Enemy but they were beaten of by six or seaven English m^ 
whome he left in possesion of s'' house when he came away 
from thence to give this advice & pray for reliefe he saw not 
above twenty Indians : we have already sent away from the 
banke between 20 & 30 men, & have sent to our other 
Towns for further releif ; we now here see the smoaks rise 
so y' they are burning all before them ; 

Wee humbly pray a thorough & serious Consideration of 
the condittion of this part of y^ Country, & y* such meas- 
ures may be forthw*'^ taken as in yo' Hon''s Wisdome shall 
be thought most Conducive to the preservation thereof : this 


is the whole of w* information we can at present give, as 
soon as we have A further acco* you may Expect to hear 
further from 

Much Hon*"^ yo'" Humble serv*^ 

= W'" Vaughan 
Rich-i Martyn/ 

Commander in Chief. 
Majo' Bartholomew Gidney is chosen & appointed to be 
Comander in cheife of the forces designed for an Expedition 
against the French our brethren the Deputyes hereto Con- 
senting. Is"* Addington Sec"^ 
18 March : 1689. 

Consented unto by the Deputies, 

Ebenezer Prout Clerk/ 

Neighhoring Colonies to he requested to Appoint Com- 
missioners, to meet at JSFew York. 

Their Maj**^ subjects in these Northern Plantations of 
America havinge of late been Invaded by the French & Indi- 
ans & many of them barborously Murthered, and are in great 
daingor of further Mischiefs, for the prevention whereof It 
is by this Court thought Necessary That Letters be written 
to the Several Governors of the Neighouring Collonys 
desioring them to Appoynt Comissionors to meet at New 
York on the last Monday in Apr-cl next : there to Advise 
and Conclude on Sutable Methods in Assisting each other 
for the Safety of the whole Land, And that the Gou'' of 
New York be dcsiorcd to signitic the Same to Virgenia 
Maryland & parts adjacent. 

Voted in the Affirmative by the Magistrates 
19° March 1689./. Is" Addington Sec^^ 

The Deputies Consent herevnto, 

Daniel Epps, g order/ 


Petition of Edward Pegge. 
To the IIonoM Simon Broadstreete Esqe & the rest of the 

The Humble Petition of Edward Pegge 
Humbly Sheweth 

That whereas yo"" Petitioner had a Servant pressed about 
Six months since in the Countryes service against the In- 
dians which said servant is now in Cascow Bay Garrison 
Yo"" Petitioner haveing very urgent occasion for the said 
Servant not being able to make up his accounts nor goe for- 
ward & finish any buisenesse without his said Servant he 
haveing the whole management of yo"^ petitioners afiliires 
while he was out of the Country 

Yo"" Petitioner therefore humbly prayes yo'' horio''^ would 
be pleased to grant yo"^ petitioner an order for the releaseing 
of his said Servant that he may goe forwards in his buise- 
nesse & give an Account of what he hath done that soe yo'' 
Petitioner may settle his buisenesse 

And yo"' Pef shall ever pray &c. 

Edward Pegge/ 

Petition of John Bowers and others/ 
To y® honourable Gouernour Deputy Goueruour and to 
all our honoured Magestrates and Representitues of y® Mas- 
echusets CoUony : now siting in Generall Court in Boston — 
The humble pettion of us who are sum of us for our 
selues others for our Children and Seruants whose names 
are after subscribed : humbly sheweth : y' being Imprest y° 
Last Winter seuerall of us into DreadfuU seruis : where by 
reason of Cold and hungar and Tedious marches many scores 
of miles in water and snow and laying on y'^ snow by night 
Haveing no prouition but what they Could carry upon the ire 
Backs besides theire armes and Amunition it cost many of 
them theire liues : Your humble petitioners seuerall of us 


Have been at Very great Charges to set them out with armes 
and Ammunition and Cloathing and mony to support them 
& afterwards by sending suplyes to releiue them & to Saue 
theire lines notwithstanding many haue Lost theire lines 
there others came home & Which were so surfetted if not 
poysoned y* they died since they came from thence — 

Notwithstanding all means Uused and Charges Layd out 
for there Recouery others so surfetted y' they are thereby 
Disinabled from theire Callings : Likewise your humble 
Petitioners request is y' this Honoured Court would graunt 
this fauour y* our mesengers May haue Liberty to speek in y® 
Court to open our Cause so as to giue y^ Court satisfaction — 
Your humble Pettioners humble request is further y* you 
would pleas to mind our Preasent Circumstances ; and to 
graunt us such fauour as seems to be Just and Rational! 
That we may haue sum Compensation Answerable to our 
burthen or at least to be freed from further Charges by rates 
Vntill y'^ Rest of our brethren haue bourn There share with 
us and not to be forced to pay others y' haue been out but 
Little in Respect of us : When as y^ most of us haue re- 
ceiued Little or nothing But haue receiued Little or nothing: 

But haue been At Very great charges seuerall of us. 

If it shall pleas this honerable Generall Court to graunt us 
or Pettion we shall look uppon our seines Ingaged — 
And as Dntey binds us euer pray 

John Haynes sen"" John Bowers 

Joseph Noyes Ser Samuel 1 Cranes 

Peter Noyes sen'' Joseph Glesin sen"" 

Matthew Rice thomas Rutter 

John Allen Joseph Rutter 

Mathew Gibes Sen Benjemin Wight 

Thomas Rooe Peter plympton 

Tamer Rooe Sen Isaac Millar 

Joseph Cutis Stcucn Gatts/ 

Josiah Haynes senior 
Thomas Woollson/ 


Petition of TF"* Arden. 

id ( 
in Boston 

To the Honored Couucill of the Massachusetts now sitting 


The Petition of William Arden 

Humbly sheweth, Whereas your Petitioner being Im- 
ployed on their Majestyes Service as Chirurgeon to the last 
ftbrces Sent to liallmoth under the Coiuand of Maj"" Benj" 
Church, as allso being Ordered to Attend the jBbrt, At ff all- 
moth g Cap*^ Winthriugton and Cuttler, to perform the s* 
Duty or fi'uuction (many persons being then there Sick) ever 
Since the 23'^ of Aprill last, and hath Remained their to 
Attend their Maj*^ service as Surgeon. 

Allso many Persons being dangerously wounded in the 
last Ingagement with the Coinon Enimy, are now (by the 
blessing of God) Recovered and fitt for Service, Humbly 
craves — That your Honours would consider him in pay- 
ment of those Wages that are due to him Concerning the 
Premises, having not received any consideration on the s*^ 
Acc° and the Necessity of your Petitioner is Such, That he 
is not Able to Subsist without the Same, The Performance 
of your poor Petitioner Request will forever Oblige him to 
pray for your Honours pecable Goverm' &c 

//William Arden/ 

^'•French Captive Examina'^^'^ from Piscataway Co. 19" March 


Portsm" : 19'^ ; March 16§^ 
Vpon Examination of the frenchman taken at Salmon 

ffalls, he saith 

Their Company that Attackqu'd Sallmon ffalls consisted 

of sixty men 30 french & 30 Indians who came from Can- 


ady the begining of ffeul/. from a Town called three rivers 
laying above Cabeek, that they have not been near any 
English Plantation since they came out till now but waited 
about twenty or thirty miles off severall dayes for a party 
of 20 or 30 Indians who promised to meet & Joyn w"^ them 
but came not, that they have lived wholy upon hunting, y' 
they came by ord"" of the ffreuch Gov"" at Canada & that both 
ffrench & Indians are in pay at ten Livers g month.. 

The said Gou"" is Count Fontenack y* arrived from ffrance 
last yeare in A man of warr w"' severall merchant ships w*"* 
went away again in S^'" : only two ships remain in Canada 
of Twenty five Guiis apeice. 

That two parties of ftrench & Indians of three hundred 
men in a Company came about the same time they came, 
but wheither they were design'd he saith he knows not. 
That he knows nothing of the Mischiefe done near A11)any, 
that they intended to carry their Captives to Canada & there 
sell them y* their design was not against this place when 
they came forth but priuciply against Monsuir Tyng & the 
place where he lived but he saith the Indians who were their 
principle pilots did often Vary in their Opinions about w* 
place to fall upon Wee can't understand wheither it were m"" 
Tyng of Merrimack river or Casco Bay, That they saw no 
Considerable Company of Indians in their March only a few 
in some places hunting, that they brought out w"' them two 
pound of powder & sixty bullets a peice, that there are sun- 
dry English captives at Canada but he saw only three two 
girles & a boy, that the ffrench are able to raise four or five 
thousand men in (Canada able to bear amies, & y* they have 
Thirty two Companies of fifty men in A company in con- 
stant pay. that the ffrench Cap'' name of this Company is 
Monsiur Aretall : his son being his Lieuy 


Letter from TF"' Vaughan ^ Rioh^ Martyyi to the Gov^ 
and Council 

Portsrn" 19"' March 168/^ 
Much Hon<='' 

Yes^terday we gave acco' of y" dreadfiill destruction of 
Salmon tialls the perticulers whereof please take as fol- 
loweth ; 

The enemy made their onset between break of the day & 
sunrise — when most were a bed & no watch kept neither 
in fort nor house they presently took possession of y" fort 
to prevent any of ours doing it & so carried all before them 
by a surprize, none of our men being able to get together 
into a body to oppose them, so that in the place were kild 
& taken between fourscore & 100 persons, of w'^" between 
twenty & Thirty able men, the fort & vpards of twenty 
houses burnt, most of the Cattle burnt in the houses or 
otherwise kil'd which were very considerable from thence 
the Enemy proceeded to Quamphegon where lived onely 
Thomas Homes who upon the Alarm retired from his house 
to a small Garrison built near his saw mill wheither also 
some of Salmon falls y* made their Escape fled, about 30 of 
the Enemies surrounded Holmes house, but met w"' noe 
opposition there till fourteen men of ours came up from y*^ 
lower parts of y** Town, & vndiscryed by y*" Enemy, made 
a shot upon y* party of Indians at Holmes house. Sundry of 
y"" standing before the door, at w'^'' shot they say three of the 
Enemy fell, y*^ rest run into the house & broke through y^ 
backside threof, & being more numerous than ours forced 
our men to retire, nine of them got safe home &, flue Escaped 
to Holmes Garrison, only one of ours wounded in the En- 
counter, then the Enemy burnt Holmes house & proceeded 
about a a mile lower down & burnt the miuisfs house w**^ 
two more & Assaulted Spencers Garrison but were repel'd 
& so retir'd. James Plasted who was taken at Salmon falls 
was sent by Hope Hood (Comand"^ in chief of the Indians) 


w^^ A j&ag of Truce to Tho : Holmes for y® surrend'" of his 
Garrison — promising liljerty to depart upon liis soe doing, 
but Plaisted returned not nor was y*^ Garrison surrendered. 

The s'' Plaisted who was in y^ Enemies hands many houres 
Informed y* he saw of y® Enemy one hundred & fifty men 
well accoutred & Guesses them to be about one half tfrench ; 
upon their taking possesion of y® ifort he saith that ten of 
them french & Indians made A dance w'^'* Hope hood told 
him were all officers, he also told him y*^ his Brother Gooden 
who liv'd in Loves house was going to be try'd for his life 
by A Councill of Warr, for y' in their takeing Loves house 
the said Gooden had kil'd one flfrench man & mortally 
wounded another & further that there was Eiojht french 
ships design'd for Pascataqve River to destroy y° same. 

The Alarm being given to all adjacent Towns in ord"^ to 
their releife we sent about thirty men from this Town, as 
many went from Dover, & a party from Yorke together w'** 
w* could be got from their own town, but before they could 
unite their force it was neare night & then they marcht w"^ 
about 100 men under Coinand of Cap* Jo : Hamond Com- 
and"" of y*^ uper part of Kittery, the scouts y* went before 
just as they came w"'in sight of salmon falls discovered one 
of y" Enemy who was binding up his pack & staging l)ehinde 
his Company fell into our hands w'^^'' proved to be a french- 
man whose examination in short we herew"' send you & to 
morrow morning intend to send the persons towards you by 
land, none by Water being just ready to goe : our llbrces 
proceeded in pursuit of y*^ Enemy & about 2 mile above y® 
ffort of Salmon falls at the farther house up in the woods 
there discovered them about y'^ setting of y** sunn, our men 
presently fell upon them & they as resolutely oppos'd them, 
in short the fight lasted as long as they could see friends 
from Enemies, in w*^'' we lost two men, one of York another 
of Cochecho kil'd upon y*^ place & 6 or 7 wounded some is 
feared mortally : w' damage we did the Enemy we can't at 


present say. This is all y'' acco' we can at present Give : to 
morrow intend you shall hear againe from us : we Intrem 
Subscribe ourselves 

Hon*^'' S"^^ yo"" humble seruts : 

[Superscribed] ^^ Vauo'han 

" To the Hon-'^'^ . , ^ ''"«"^'" 

^, ^ „ „ ^ .,, „ Rich*^ Martyn/ 

The Gov'^& Council! " -^ ^ 

Committee for the better ^ more s'peedy setting forth the forces 
designed against Port Royall. 

ffor the better & more speedy setting forth y^ forces de- 
signed ag^ the tfrench at Port Royall Major Gen" Winthrop, 
Major Jn" Richards, Major Elisha Hutchinson and Col" 
Sam" Shrimpton or any three of them are noiuinated & im- 
powred a Comittee by the authourity of this Court to grant 
orders, & make such Impresses as shall be necessary in or- 
der thereunto : as the Councill might doe : 

Past in the Affirmative by the Magistrates. 

19° March lQ^y% Is^ Addington SeC^ 

Consented unto by the Deputies 

Ebenezer Prout Clerk/ 

Letter W^ Vaughan ^ Rich'' Martyn to the Grov : ^ Council. 

Portsm" 20*'^ March 168/^ 
Much Hon^"^ 

yesterday we gave a gticular acco* of y® action at Salmon 
ffalls : this accompanies the ffrench Prisoner there taken. 

Wee are now advised y* Major ffrost intended this morn- 
ing w"' what force he could rally to follow in gsuit of the 
Enemy : but the Adjacent Towns will be left very bare & 
Expos'd : the People are in A great Consternation & will be 


necessitated to qvit their stations unlesse a considerable 
force be forthw"' sent for the defence of this part of y® coun- 
try : w'^'' we humbly reconiend to yo"" Hon's Consideration, 
& supplicate 3'0'" flavour therein praying also y' when forces 
are sent a SuiBcient Supply of Provisions &c : be sent w*** 
them, for the out phices about these parts have not where w"* 
to sustain themselves their dependauce having been upon & 
their constant supply from some few private gsons in this 
Town who are not able to continve the same. 

as any thing further ofters shall give acco' thereof: 
Interim Remain Hon'''' S™ yo'' most humble seru^^ 

= W"^ Vaughan 
Rich'^ Martyn/ 

Voted that Cap' Pen Townsend be Comander in Cheife 
against the French in the gsent Expedition : And that he 
haue a Majors Couiishon giuen him. 

by the Deputies 

20 : March 168^^^ Ebenezer Prout Clerka 

Consented to by the Magistrates Atf 

Is'' Addington Sec'^/ 

Payment of Soldiers Listed in the Expedition against Nova 


For the Encouragement of such Gentlemen Souldiers as 
shall be Listed for the Service of their Majesties in the pres- 
ent Expedition against the French of Nova Scotia or 

1^' It is ordered that they shall be Paid as those improved 
against the Indian Enemies, in all respects. 

2 If the French shall not surrender Upon the Articles 
Offered them ; l)ut shall necessitate our Forces to Expose 
themselves in the Assault, God Succeeding our Armes, 


Then besides their stated Pay, the just Half of all Plunder 
taken from y*' Enemy shall be shared among the Officers & 
Souldiers, (Stores of Warr only excepted.) 

3 If it so happen (which God for})id) that any of ours 
fall in the Attempt then what would rightfully have belonged 
to such Persons, if they had lived, shall be made good to 
their Widows and children ; or if none such be to those 
who have the next legal Right 

Voted in the Affirmative by the Magistrates 

20"> March 1689 Is^ Addington Sec^^ 

Consented unto by the Deputies 

Ebenezer Prout Clerk/ 

The G-overnor's presence requested, ^c. 
The Hon'''*' Gov'' is requested to afford his p''sence & to 
Joyne with y^ Gent™ impowred by this Court to grant or- 
ders, & to make Impresses as shall be necessary for y" speady 
setting forth y*" forces ag' y'^ ffrench. Also Cap' Samuel 
Sewall is hereby added to said Comittee. 
Voted in y'' affirmative by the Magistrates. 
2P March 1689./ = Is^ Addington Sec^^ 

Consented to by the Deputies 

Ebenezer Prout Clerk/ 

Frontier Towns to he strengthened. 
ffor the relieft and strengthning the ftVontier Townes Ex- 
posed more then others to the fury and rage of the Enemie 
the Majore Gen" is hereby ordered and Impowred to giue 
his warrants to the majors of the Regiments that they take 
effectuall Order, that the Mellitia of the Townes belonging 
to their Regiments respectiuely doe send vnto s** ffrontiers 
such number of foot soldiers and drag-oons for thiere relief 


and strengthning as the Majore Gen" shall Judge meet to 
order The sayd souldiers to be sent forth well fitted with 
Armes & amunition and to be relieued at the discretion of 
the militia of their respective Townes, vntill further order 
be taken in such maiier to be ordered as shall appeare to be 
equall, not Opressing any person or place while others are 

21° March 16|| 

Past in the affirmative by the Deputies, 

Ebenezer Prout Clerk 
Consent' to by y^ Magistrates 

Is« Addington Sec''V 

Men to be impressed in the Expedition against Nova Scotia^ 
^c, Sir W'^ Phips Chief Commander. 

If upon the Encouragm' given men do not readily and 
voluntarily oft'er themselves in the present Expedition for 
their Ma"*^^ Service against the French at Nova Scotia and 
L'Accadie, the Hon'''*' Gentlemen nominat*^ a Coinittee for 
the Speedy Seting forward the same are Impowred to give 
forth their Orders to Impress men for that Service so many 
as shalbe necessary not Exceeding ffive hundred in the 

And the Hon'''^ S"" W"" Phipps K"' haveing voluntarily 
offered himselfe to that Service is desired to take the chiefe 
Comand of all the Forces that shalbe raysed for that Expe- 
dition, and Shiping and Seamen Iniployed therein. And its 
Ordered that Suitaljle Coinissions be given forth from this 
Governm' unto S"" William Phipps, And to all Captains and 
other proper CoiTiission officers as well of the Sea as Land 
Officers that may be Improved in the aforesaid Expedition, 
And that Instructions and Articles be drawn up and given 


by the Governo'' and Councill unto the Comander in Chiefe 
and other officers for their direction in the aforesaid 

Voted by the Deputies in the affirmative 

Ebenezer Prout Clerk/ 

Consent' to by the Magistrates. 

22" March. 1689. Is^ Addington Sec"^/ 

Ordered that M"" Joshua Moody be Requested to be the 
minister of our fleet & army for the Estward expedesion 
against the french 
22° March 1689 

by the Deputies Ebenezer Prout Clerk 
Consent^' to by the Magistrates Att"^ 

Is^ Addington Sec"^/ 

^^ Letter to if Gov'^ & Councill of Connecticutt, 3Iarch 
240 igsa" 

Boston ; March 24. 16§a 
Hon'^'^ Gent 

Here is Cap* Blagg from N. York, and Mr. Levingston 
from Albany confronting each other. We have shewn our 
Resentm* of the undue Treatm* you have met with from 
York in our Letter to y^ Gov"" & by word of Mouth to s'^ 
Blagg, telling him that not you onely, but y^ United Colo- 
nies sent Cap' Bull when their contests about Governm* were 
unknown to us Yet we are sorry y* Cap' Lieslers harsh Usage 
has made such impression on you as to put you on calling ofi" 
Capt. Bull's Comp'' at this time of extream danger And we 
are perswaded that tis of absolute necessity that Albany lay 


down the Cudgels, and submit to York. And then we pray 
you to take speedy order that Cap' Bull be continued at 
Albany, or sent thether again if come home ; or som ])ody 
in his room, that so Reputation may be gained with the five 
Nations, when they shall take notice that we mind the same 
thino' & venture on the same Bottom. Albany is a strong: 
& well fashioned Curb for o"' Enemies, which if it should be 
broken they would run at a prodigious Rate, Albany is the 
Dam, w*^^'' should it through neglect be broken down b}'' y® 
weight of y^ Enemy, we dread to think of the Inundation of 
Calamities y' would quickly follow thereupon. Certainly in 
reinforcing of it we do most industriously consult our own 
Safety and Interest. On Tuesday y« 18"^ Ins* about 60^ 
French, i Indians fell upon Salmon-Falls ab' Break of day 
kill'd & carried away seventy nine persons. We know not 
of above 2 Fr. killd & 2 Indians & one Fr. taken who says 
are in pay from y® Fr. K. & several other parties out Name 
of y'' Cap' Mons'" Artel — Surprised our People finding 
y™ without any watch ; burnt many Houses Cap' Wincoll & 
y® Plaisteds are safe. Our pursu'd but had not success one 
of y'' men shot down by y*^ Reer-Scouts. We find that 
hardly any Garrison has been taken except by Surprize. 

'Twere much to be desired that some of yo'' men might 
accompany the jNIaquas and keep y*^ French alarm'^ at their 
own Quarters that so they might not be at Liesure to fall 
upon o'' Frontiers & make N. E. y*^ Seat of warr which would 
prove very ruinous to us our Lines of Comunication are so 
vastly Extended that tis Impossible for us to have Souldiers 
every where to defend them. A few Garrisons well ap- 
pointed seems to be o'' Safety. We find hardly any one has 
been taken but by surprise through the deadly Security of 
Souldiers and Inhabitants. 

Our Drums are beating for Volunteers to go ag' y** French 
this 25. March 1690. the begining of the year is full of 
avvfull trouble and disquietmeut. The Lord so bless yo"" 


and our Counsels and Succeed o*" Endeavours as may be for 
.the peace and Safety of this distressed people. 
We are Gent", yo"" assured ffriends & Servants 

Safii Sewall 
g order of y^ Gov^ & Council/ 

Superscribed To the Hono'''® Rob' 

Treat Esq"" Gov"" And Councill 

of their Ma"'=^ Colony of Conec- 

ticutt These present./. 

We have proposed to desire a Meeting at Rhode Island of 
Coram''^ from y® Several! Governm'^ on y" last Munday in 
April next to consult & advise of y*^ publique affayres refer- 
ring to y"* warr and providing for y® publique safety And 
desire 3'ou would appoint some fit persons as yo"" Com®' 
then and there to meet for y' end./ 

Letter Crov. Bradstreet to LK Crov. Liesler of New York. 

Boston, 25" March 1690./. 
Hon*"" S^/. 

Cap"® Blagg^ Stay here longer than was Expected gives 
us another Opportunity of adding unto what we have al- 
ready written unto you by him with reference to the Gent". 
& people of Albany, who have represented and laid before 
us the distressed and present dangerous State of that place 
of being exposed unto the rage of the Enemy : The differ- 
ing Sentiments we perceived y' have been between yo*" Selfe 
& them Occasioning no small divisions there : which we did 
not before so fully understand. Unto whome we have now 
written to perswade to a compliance with yo"" reasonable de- 
mands and that all animosities and former differences may 
be laid aside, that there may be an Uniting and combining 

Doc. Vol. v. 5 


as one to withstand and Oppose the coiuon Enemy which 
advice we are Encouraged (by some Gentlemen of that 
place at present with us) to hope wilbe complyed withall ; 
And Entreat that Such Moderation and Lenity may be Ex- 
ercised towards them as may Oblige and win them to a 
cheerful activity & vigorousness in intending their own 
Safety and preservation of their Ma"*^ Interest in those 
parts That being so considerable a Post the Loss thereof 
may Endanger the whole ; Besides their Interest in and In- 
fluence upon the Indians is a matter of no little Reguard, 
the disobliging of whome at this time may be very fatal. 
We are at present forwarding an Expedition against the 
French at Nova Scotia and L'xVcadie, our Success therein 
will Encourage to an Attempt upon Canada wherein we 
must desire the joint concurrance & Assistance of all the 
Governments in these their Ma"''^ Colonys And to that End 
have proposed to desire a Meeting At Rhode Island of Coin- 
ission''^ from the Severall Governments on the last Munday 
in April next ; whereof wee have thought meet to Acquaint 
yo''. Hono'' & desire that you would please to forward the 
notice thereof unto the Governments of Maryland and 
places Adjacent that so the Advice and Assistance of the 
whole may be had in so great an Affayre ; whereto we per- 
swade our Selvs you will readily contribute yo'' help and 
shall accordingly await yo"" Answer in Expectation of yo'' : 
Speedy Notice of yo"^ appointment of some Gent" Comis- 
sionated to that Service. 

AVe have had the Sight of a Protestation drawn up by yo"^ 
Selfe and councill against the Governm' of Connecticutt, 
which we cannot but admire at, being very Sensible what 
high reflections and Severe charges arc therein laid against 
them, which nmst needs have an ill resentment by them and 
doth likewise reflect upon the Government here, who joyned 
with them of Connecticutt in ordering Cap'"" Bulls Company 
to y® Assistance of Albany for their Ma*'"-'^ Service to Enforce 
y' Garrison — and we fear the Gent" of Connecticutt wilbe 


discouraged ; Unless you see reason to do something to Ease 

and accomodate that matier. 

Comending you to the Protection of the Almighty "We 

Subscribe. Yo"" ffrieuds and Servants 

Directed To the Honorable S : Bradstreet Gov® 

Jacob Liesler L* Governo^ in the name of y^ Councill/ 
and Comander in Chiefe of 
their Ma"*^^ Province of 
New-Yorke. These pres- 


Letter Gov. S Council to the Majo^, Recorder & Alder- 
men of Albany. 

Boston March 25° 1690./ 
Hon'''' Gent"/. 

Yours by the hand of M' Livingstone &c. are before us 
we have also had Consideration of the Memoriall presented 
by the said Gentlemen wherein they represent tlie present 
dangerous State and Condition of Albany which we per- 
ceive to be principally occasioned by the unhappy dissen- 
tions and Contest arising among yo'"selves and dissatisfaction 
with the present Government of New Yorke who expect you 
should be subject to Orders from thence as being alwayes 
an appendix to that Province ; whatever yo'' sentiments or 
apprehensions may be Concerning the Government of York 
(although we have not been made acquainted with his Majes- 
ties particular Commands to them) yet we are of Opinion 
considering the present Conjuncture of Affairs, it will be 
most conduceing to their Majesties Interest that there be 
rather a concession on your parts than by maintaining con- 
tention to be out of a Capacity of securing yo*" selves and 
resisting the Common Enemy thereby Endangering the 
whole, and the falling off of the maquas and other nations 
of Indians now Engaged with us when they take notice of 
our divisions, to take part with the Enemy : who doubtless 


are not wanting in their unwearied Sollicitations and restles 
Endeavours by all imaginable cunning to draw them to their 
side ; which if they obtaine will prove very pernicious to 
their Majesties Interest in all these Collonyes. What meas- 
ures have been taken by the Gentlemen of New York whh 
reference unto your selves that you apprehend to be hard or 
unreasonable we think it most advisable that you await a 
settlement from England for yo'' satisfaction and redres 
thereof. And that there be a present accoinodation and com- 
posure of all diflerences and laying aside annimosities on 
either side that so you may unite and com1)ine against the 
common Enemy whereto we are willing to contribute what 
assistance w^e are capable of and to Endeavour a mediation 
betwene you. 

We have written unto L' Gou® Leisler intreating him to 
use all moderation and hope he will be perswaded thereto 
and take no such measures as may be justly prouokeing unto 
yo' selves. It would heartyly rejoice us to hear that there 
is a good Understanding betwixt him and your selves. 

The Proposals offered by m"" Livingstone and the other 
Gentlemen as to the supply* of men prouisions and moneys 
from the Collony we are in no present capacity of granting 
being Infested by the Enemy upon our Towns and Planta- 
tions Eastward and Northward And are setting forward a 
nauall Expedition against the French of Noua Scotia and 
Beside the preparation necessaryly called for to our defence 
against the Attack of the French by sea, If it shall please 
God to suceed this present Expedition we shall be Encour- 
aged forthwith to bend our Force against Canada the ne- 
cessity whereof (if Judged IFeasable) we are alike sensible 
with your selves. To which End we hauc proposed to desire 
a meeting of Coinission'"" from the severall Governments to 
consult and aduise thereof, and shall speedily notify all our 
neighbours of our motions thereto that so there may be a 
joint concurrance and Assistance. And a good appearance 
prouided both of Christians and Indians to disrest and annoy 


the Enemy by Land through the Country whilst our Forces 
by sea do Attaek them at Quebeck, we desire you would 
Acquaint the Maquas of our present Expedition against the 
French and Endeavour by all meanes to hold them and the 
other nations firm to their promises and assurances lately 
given of their Fidelity and Assistance of the English in 
prosecuting the Enemy. 

We have written as Effectually as we can to stir up our 
Neighbours and Confederates of Connecticut to yeild their 
succor and Assistance to Albany which without a composure 
of your differences and better understanding betwixt New 
York your selves and them we cannot Expect will be at- 
tended) and to send some Forces from thence to joine the 
Indians in prosecution of the Coiuon Enemy, we perceive 
by what hath occurred to our veiue of a declaration put forth 
in the name of the L* Govenour and Councill &c of New 
York the Gentlemen of Connecticut have been misrepre- 
sented there in that which was intended both by themselves 
and us as a seruice to their Ma""^^ and for the Coiuon safety 
in sending Cap' Bull with his Company to Enforce and 
strengthen the Garrison at Albany, which we cannot but 
think they must needs highly resent to be so Entreated for 
their good will ; But hope it will not discourage from duty 
and intending the good of the whole. We heartily condole 
the awfull desolation lately made at Schenectady ; which is 
accompanied with the more sorrowfuU aggrauation that it 
was cheifiy occasioned thro their own carelesness and want 
of Vigilance, the like whereof hath hapned at Salmon Falls 
a Plantation in the prouince of Maine the Enemy being 
French an Indians surprizing of them there being not so 
much as one man attending duty upon the watch, and killed 
and carried captiue about seventy nine persons ; may these 
Instances be warnings to us to the more vigilance ; And stir 
up all their Majesties subjects in every place of the Country 
unto a hearty union for their own security and Engagem* 
against the treacharous and barbarous Enemy : We do again 


refresh our aduice unto you that you cease all farther anni- 
mossityes and contentions and comply with what may be 
reasonably desired and Expected in Submission to the pres- 
ent Gournment that we may all be Vis unita fortior. 

Commending you to the protection of the Almighty 
Subscribe Gent"" IV Assured Freinds & Serv"* 

The Govern^ and Councill of y'^ Massachusetts Bay. 

Signed S. Bradstreet/ 

Directed To Pe. Schuyler Esq' Major 

Derick Wessels Esq'' Record'' And 

Aldermen of Albany 

These Present,/ g m'' Rob* Livingston/ 

Letter Charles Frost ^ others to the Gov^ ^ Council 

Portsm" March 26 : 1690 
Much Hon'-'^ 

Wee have lately Avrote yo"" Hon''s : from both of y^ Prov- 
inces but so many of Each being now met together we can- 
not omit vnitedly humbly to reiterate the same : And you 
may please to know that all the Townes in these two Prov- 
inces are frontiers to the Enemy, Portsm" b}^ Water, & the 
rest by Land & none in A capacity to defend themselves, so 
y* another attack will necessitate those of the out places 
that Escape to desert & leave all to the Enemy unless re- 
leife be sent of men, provision &c to sustain them for most 
persons of late having been prevented folio ^\'ing any busi- 
nesse, to stand upon their guard have not wherewith to sus- 
tain themselves, some young men also who have nothing to 
save or loose canot be kept w"'out provision &c : we would 
further humbly offer the danger of the losse of this River if 
the ffrench by sea should make an attacke upon it ; The last 
Dutch Warrs the lower part of Kittery were appointed to 
the ffort on great Island, but nothing can be now Expected 
from them, having not men sufficient to defend their own 


Garrison, as also wheither it may not be advisaljle to reset- 
tle A Garrison at Salmon falls ; & hoards Garrison at Co- 
cliecho being the ffrontier & the only Garrison on the North 
side of that River are readie to desert for want, having- now 
lost three men, one kil'd & two wounded in the late fiirht at 
Salmon falls all w'^'* wee humbly recoiTiend to yo'' Hon"^** con- 
sideration : And supplycate such releife as in yo*' Wisdomes 
shall be thought meet : 

The bearers Lieu' Storer of Wells who was w*'' Major 
ffrost in the late pursuit of the Enemy, & m"" Sargent Coiii- 
and"" of the Garrison at Saco, will be able to informe further 
of the state of the Country, to whome we humbly refer, 
Yo<^ Hon<^s Humble Seru'" 
Charles ffrost 

W'" Vaughan 
Rich"^ Martyn 
Francis Hooks 
John Wincoll./ 

Form of Commissions. 

The Governour and Councill of the Massachusetts Bay in 

New England 

To Captain Greeting 

Whereas you are appointed Captain of a Company of 
Souldiers who listed for their Majestyes service in an expe- 
dition against the ffrench at Nova Scotia and L'Accadie sub- 
jects of the ffrench King, the Declared enemyes to the 
Crowne of England haveing also appeared in actuall Hostil- 
ity & joyned with the Indians in taking killing burning & 
distroying the persons & Estates of their Majestyes Sub- 
jects belonging to these Colonyes — 

You are therefore Authorized in their Majestyes names to 
take und*" your care & conduct the sd : Comp* & carefully & 
diligently to discharge the duty of a Captaine by leading 
ordering & exerciseing the sd : Comp'' in armes both inferi- 


our officers & Souldiers & to attack take persue kill & dis- 
troy the sd : common Eneoiy, keeping yo"' souldiers in good 
order & discipline commanding them to obey you as y'' Cap- 
taine & your selfe to obserue & follow such orders & direc- 
tions as you shall receiue from your Superior Officer accord- 
ing to the Rules & Discipline of warr, persuant to the trust 
reposed in you. In testimony whereof the publick scale of 
the Colony of the Massachusetts bay is hereunto affixed. 
Dated in Boston the day of Aprill one thousand six 

hundred & Ninety. In the second year of the Eeign of our 
Soveraign Lord & Lady, William & Mary by the grace of 
God King & Queen of England, Scotland, ffrance & Ireland, 
Defenders of the faith 

Boston 5° April. 1690/ 

Vof by the Governo'" and Councill to be the Forme of 

Comissions to be given out to the Officers for the French 


//atf Is^* Addington Sec^^ 

In the Leiutenant & Ensigues Commisions Insert these 


* To obserue & follow such 

orders & directions as 

you shall receive from 

your Captaine or other 

Superior Officers &c : 

Complaint against Three Soldiers. 

Province of Mayne 

Aprill y'' 7'" 1690 

Thes are to certifie any whome it may Conscerne & Espe- 
cially the Hon""'' CounccU Millitary at Boston That tlier is 
three souldiers namely William Williams Thomas North & 


Richard Warren : Williams and Xorth haue been qrterd att 
Benioy Hodgdons euer since the 16"' of Nouember last and 
Warren since the distraction of Salmon ffalls all three are 
this day departed from s*^ Hodgdons Garrison under pre- 
tence that they wanted shirts to chang their want being known 
they all were ofFred shirts to chang by the said Hodgdons 
wife and one Bartholemew Thompson butt they said they 
would go home for Boston and would not stay no longer 
now in o"" greatest strait and want of men Thomas North 
said hee would not be stopd nor hindered as long as hee had 
any powder and shott And that it was little odds to him to 
kill on of vs as an Indian the other 2 more Moderate Sar- 
geant Thorp heard soni of the Garrison aiBrme that they 
had shirts offerd for this morning the sargeant was att the 
Garrison and pswaded them to stay butt they would not but 
went away with a gmis to retourne att night but we are cer- 
taiue they are gone Sargeant Thorpe Cann speake more att 
larg what the people of said Garisson said into whose hand 
we haue Committed this to be sent to Boston And this to 
be sent to Major flrosts this night to be ready for the Sar- 
geants Hand in the Morning What gffers were made them 
w^ere affirmed By Bartholemew Thompson & Abigaile Hodg- 
don And ther wilfull goeing oiF without cause testified by 
all the men in the Garrison 

Benoy Hodsden "] Thes testifie that they might 

Abigaile //I Hodgdon 1 haue had shirts to Chang. 

Bartholemew J^ Thompson 

Benjamen Bridges 

John I ~ Thompson 

with the most pt of the Gar- 


thes are wittnesses to the 
opprobious h i g h e and 
Avicked speeches slighting 
of command only Warren 
was more sober butt other 
Two sordid ffellows ffull 
of Rascality in word & 
actions for to bee gone./ 


Commission of S^ TF^ Phips. 

The Governour and Council of the Massachusetts Bay in 

To S"- William Phipps K"' Greeting 

Whereas there are Sea and Land fforces now provided 
and appointed for their Ma"®* Service in an Expedition 
against the French at Nova Scotia and L'Accadie, Subjects 
of the French King the declared Enemies to the Crown of 
England, the said French haveing also appeared in amies 
and done many acts of Hostility against their Ma*'®"* Sub- 
jects belonging to the Colony* of New-England, not onely 
in takeing severall of their Trading and Fishing Vessells 
and Goods, captivating the People ; But have likewise ani- 
mated Succoured Supplyed and jo} ned with our Indian En- 
emies in their cruel treacherous and bloody Enterprises by 
Surprising, Attacking, takeing killing burning and destroy- 
ing the Habitations persons and Estates of their Ma"** Liege 
People within the said Colonys And by certain Information 
are designing and attempting farther mischiefes & Dep- 

Reposing Special Trust and Confidence in yo"" Courage 
Conduct & Loialty, These are in theire Ma"®* Names Wil- 
liam and Mary by the Grace of God King and Queen of 
England Scotland France and Ireland Defenders of the ffaith ' 
to Authorise and Impower you S"" W^illiam Phipps to be 
Commander in Chiefe of all the said Navall and Military 
fforces and to take them under yo"^ Care Conduct and Co- 
mand. Leading, Ordering and Exercising the said fforces in 
Armes as well Inferiour Officers as Souldl''* Marriners and 
Seamen. And to attack take pursue phinder Spoyle Kill and 
destroy the said Common Enemy ffrench and Indians both 
by Sea and L;ind ; Keeping yo"" Seamen and Souldiers in 
good Order and discipline ; Commanding them to Obey you 
as their Chiefe Commander 

And your Selfc to Observe and follow such Orders and 


Instructions as from time to time you shall receive from the 
Governo^ & Council according to the Rules and discipline of 
Warr, pursuant to the Trust reposed in you. In Testimony 
whereof the pul)lique Seal of the said Massachusetts Colony 
is hereunto Affixed. Dated in Boston the ffourteenth day of 
April Anno D. m One Thousand Six hundred and Ninety. 
In the Second year of their Ma"*^^ Reign. 

By Order of the Governo^ and Council. 

Signed. Sim. Bradstreet Govy 

Is** Addington Sec''y./ 

Commission of W^ 8toughton S others Commissioners. 

The Governo"" and Council of their Ma««« Colony of the Mas- 

sachu setts Bay in New England To all unto whome these 

put** shall come Greeting cS;c 

Whereas a bloody War hath been raised by the Combina- 
tion of French and Indian Enemies which is still carrying 
on asrainst the Protestant Religion as well as the Peace of 
their Ma""^^ Subjects in these parts of America wherein not 
only the Calamities and destruction already Suffered have 
been exceeding great ; but y^ common dangers and distresses 
thereb}^ are daily Spreading and increasing more and more. 
Upon Consideration whereof had And to the End that noth- 
ing may be omitted which may be needfull in this present 
juncture untill more express powers Instructions and Com- 
mands in this matter shalbe received from his Ma*^. 

It hath been concluded by a mutual correspondence & ad- 
vice between the several 1 Colonies and Govern ni^^ now more 
Especially concerned That upon the 24**^ day of this Inst 
April there should be a meeting at New Yorke of Comis- 
sion*^^ Sufficiently Impowred and Instructed from the said 
Colonys and Governm*^ for the more effectual Setlem* & well 
ordering of a ready and advantagious Assistance of Each 


other in the Service of their M;i"^* against the Common 
Enemy — 

Now Know ye that Ave the said Governo' and Council Re- 
posing special confidence in the prudence care and Loialty 
of our Trustey and well beloved ifriends William Stough- 
ton and Samuel Sewall Esq®% Have appointed and do hereby 
fully Authorize and Impower the said William Stoughton 
and Samuel Sewall as Commission^' for this Colony to meet 
at the time and place before mentioned with the Comission*^ 
of the other Colonys & Governments and with them to treat 
advise and conclude as to our said Comission^s may be 
thought fit upon such Suitable Methods as shalbe judged 
most conduceing to the Security preservation and defence 
of their Ma"''* Interest and Subjects in the Severall Goveru- 
m*' and for the Repelling and Subdueing of the coinon En- 
emy. In Testimony whereof the publique Scale of the 
aboves^ Colony is hereunto affixed. 

Dated in Boston the ffifteeuth day of April Anno Dm. 
1690. In the Second yeare of the Reign of our Soveraign 
Lord and Lady William and Mary by the grace of God of 
England Scotland fi'rance and Ireland King and Queen De- 
fenders of the ffaith. 

Signed. S. Bradstreet Gov^ 

By order of y<= Gov"' & Council, I. A./ 

Instructions for William Stoughton and Samuel Sewall 
E^(f'^ Comission''^ for their Maf^^^ Colony of the Blassa- 
chusetts Bay. In New England. J . 


You haveing accepted this Service to undertake a Journy 
unto New Yorke as Comission^s from this Colony whereto 
you are Impovvred to meet with the Comission'"* from their 
jyi^tics severall other Colonys and Governments to treat ad- 


vise and conclude of proper methods to be taken for the 
defence and Security of their Ma"''' Interest and Subjects in 
this time of publique danger and for the Subdueing of the 
Common Enemy 
It wilbe Necessary 

1. That you consult the Security and Enforceing of their 
Majesties Garrison at Albany, that being so considera])le a 
Post, In which the welfare of all their Ma"*"^ Colony^ is 
concerned, and the ffive Nations of Indians now Engaged 
on the side of the English will thereby be Encouraged. 

That a considerable party of English joyne the Maquas 
and other Nations of Indians for the prosecuting of the 
common Enemy. And that a good correspondence be 
maintained with the Maquas and other their Friends. That 
the charges of the Souldiers sent into the Eastern parts 
the maintaining of Garrisons on the ftrontiers, and charge 
of Seting forth the pnt Expedition against the ffrench at 
Nova Scotia and L'Accadie, be carried to the Generall ac- 
compt and allowed in the common charge. 

If it be proposed to make an attempt upon Canada we 
are at present incapacitated thereto without two or three 
Ships of fforce and Stores of Amunition can be Supplyed 
by the other Governm'^'' which if to be had we shalbe ready 
to furnish out our proportion of shipping, men, provisions 
and amunition for that designe. 

It may be necessary that some suitable vessells be fitted 
up and made ready at Boston Rhode Island and New Yorke 
to be sent forth upon any Occasion as a guard to the Coast 
asfainst the Infestini^s of Privateers or Pirates for securing 
of Navigation. 

If the appearance of Comission" be general, as from Vir- 
ginia, Maryland, the two Jersey', New Yorke, Connecti- 
cot, Plimouth, and Rhode Island, we apprehend our pro- 
portion may be one Quarter part. Otherwise it must be re- 
ferred unto yo"" discretion to agree and settle our propor- 


tion as you shall judge to be equal and Reasonable in the 
carrying on of this publique Affayre with those that do 
appear and in what way moneys are to be raysed for the 
defrajing thereof. 

The foregoing are onely some general heads of Instruc- 
tion what may farther Occur in any particular must be re- 
fered to yo' sound discretion and care for the good and ben- 
efit of this Colony as much as in you lyes. 

Comeuding you to the gracious guidance and Protection 
of the Almighty in yo'^ Journey and trust Reposed in you. 
Subscribe Yo*" assured ffriends 

Signed Simon Bradstreet Govy 
Boston April 17° 1690 

By approbation of y® Council./ 

Commission of the Commissary General. 

Boston in the Massachusetts Colony of New England./. 

Whereas you are appointed Coraissary General 1 to all the 
forces now in their Majesties Service on the Expedition 
against the common Enemy in the parts of Nova Scotia and 
L'Accadie under the conduct of S"" William Phipps K"' Com- 
mander Cheife These are in their Ma"*^* Names King William 
& Queen Mary to Require & Authorise you to take under 
your care and Charge all the stores of Provisions of every 
kind and cloathing that are or shall be provided for that 
Service and Carefully & faithfully to secure and deliver 
out tlje same according to the usuall and Customary allow- 
ance, takeing and keeping a just and perfect account of what 
is or shall be of that kind coiTiitted unto yo"" Charge of yo' 
distribution thereof dilligently endeavouring to prevent all 
Losse wast spoile or imbezelment and ai)point such other 
stewards or Comissarys under you for the ends afores'' as 
shall be Nessesary and in all things dilligently to intend the 


dut}^ of 3'^o'" Place and to Observe and follow the Orders and 
directions of the comander in cheifc Makeing & rendring a 
Just & true Ace' of this your Stewardship unto y*^ Gover- 
nour & Council! or who they shall appoint to receive the 
same for w*^'' this shall be your warrant Given under my 
hand & seale the day of Aprill 1690. In the second 

year of their Mat''<=« Reign. 
To M"" Henry Dering/ 

Commission for Gregory Sugars, Capt. Lieutenant. 

The Gouernour and Councill of the Massachusetts Bay in 
New England To Gregory Sugars Cap? : Lieutenant 
Whereas you are Appointed Captain Lieuten' for the Ser- 
uice of their Majes'^ of the Ship Six ffriends Mounted w"^ 
forty two Gunns & flitted our for their Majes*^ Seruice on an 
Expedition Against y® Comon Enemy ifrench & Indians in 
the parts of Nona Scotia & L'Accady vnder y^ Conduct of 
S'" William Phipps Kn* Command*" in Chief. 

These are in their Majes'^ Names to Authorize & Impower 
you to Take under yo' care & Command y*" Said Ship Six 
fi'ricnds as Cap' Lieu' thereof and of all the Marino''s & 
Seamen thereto belonging commanding them to obey you as 
their Cap' Lieu' ; And yo'' self to obserue & ftbllow all such 
Orders & Instructions in gsecution of y^ said Expedition As 
you shall receiue from y*" said S'' William Phipps or y® Gou- 
erno"" & Councill. In Testimony whereof the publiq'' Seale 
of y^ Massachusets Collony is hereunto Affixed Dated in 
Boston y^ Eighteenth day of Aprill 1690 In the Second year 
of the Reign of our Souereign Lord & Lady William & 
Mary by y® Grace of God of England, Scotland, fiVance & 
Ireland King & Queen Defend'' of the ffaith &c./^. 


Instructions for S^' W"^ PJdpps Kn* Comand^ in Chief e 
or Gregory Sugars Ca])'^^ Lieu* of y^ Ship Six ffriends 
now Equipped a Ship of warr by the Governm* of the 
MassacJmsetts Colony for their Ma*^ Service against 
their Ma^* Enemies 

Whereas we are certainly Informed that this Coast is 
annoyed & Infested by an Enemy Ship of Warr Sea Rover 
or Pirate as he have ah'eady Seised Surprised and taken 
severall fishing vessels belonging to their Ma*y Subjects of 
this Colony. 

You are forthwith to get yo"" Company on board & Set 
Sayle with y*" said Ship Six Friends Ordering Cap"'' Tho : 
Gilbert Comand'' of y'^ Ship Swan (also in their Ma"*' Ser- 
vice,) to Accompany you, to cruise upon the Coast in search 
and pursuit of the said Enemy or Pirate upon the Sea or 
within any Crick or Harbour — &*^^ according to Instruc- 

Newport on Rhode Island 
April the 18"> 1690 
Hon'-'' Sir 

Yo'-s of y' IP" instant came not to hand until y* 17"' of sd 
Instant in y® Evening, & gave us Intelligence, that You 
have Agreed to send Commission''' to York : desiring Us to 
doe y^ same, to treat & consult : wdiat may be most conduc- 
ing for the Safeguard of these American Parts, against y^ 
ffrench & Indian Enemies : The Notice being so short, (liut 
about six daycs to y'^ 24"' instant, y'^ time appointed to 
meet,) that I could not possibly convene y*' Council to- 
gether, to meet in any seasonable Time, to answer y"' Ex- 
pectation, by reason of y" Remoteness of some of Our As- 
sist'' who dwell upon the main : We are very sorry Yo"" 
Information came not sooner ; notw"'standing shall be very 


willing & ready to Assist to y^ utmost of Our Abilities : 
according to Our reasonable Proportion, to resist the ffrench 
& Indian Enemies, & preserve their Maj""* Colonies in these 
American Parts. 

We have daily Expectation to be visited by y*' Enemy 
from Sea, so that we keep a continuall Watch & Ward night 
& day, & have & are building Shelters, to place these few 
great Artillery in, which we have. 

Commending You to y® Protection of the Lord, I subscribe 
Yo"" Respective ffriend 

Henery Bull Gov' 

With Consent of some of y" Council./ 

Instructions for S^ William Phipps Km} Commander in 
chief e of all the Navall and Military forces^ provided 
and appointed for their Majestyes service against the 
Common Enemy French and Indians in an Expidition 
unto JVbva Scotia and L'accadie./. 

Persuant to the Commission given you, you are to take 
und"" 3^our care conduct and command all the Shipping, 
Officers, Marriners, sea men and Souldiers, Listed and 
appointed for the service abouesd : as cheife Commander of 
the whole. 

Haueing imbarqued 3'^our Souldiers you are to order that 
all the Ships and other Vessels under your command sett 
sayle & proceed as directly as wind & weather will permitt 
unto Port Royall — 

You are to keep your Officers, Marrin^^ sea men & Soul- 
diers in good ord"" & under Command and to take effectuall 
care that the worship of God be maintained keept up and 
duely attended on board all y^ Vessels and when 3'ou come 
to shoare in daily reading of the word of God & prayers 

Doc. Vol. v. 6 


And so faiT as the Emergency and necessity of your affaires 
will giue leaue That the holy Sabbath be duely sanctifyed 
& spent only in dutyes of piety, workes of necessity and 
mercy. That Swearing, Drunckenness, Blasphemy, and all 
manner of Prophanness be avoided or duely punished ac- 
cording to the Laws and orders of the sea, or Laws Mili- 
tary That so the presence and blessing of God may accom- 
pany you in the P''sent undertakeing./ — 

Being arrived in safety at Port Royall you are with all 
convenient speed to indeavor the Attack of that place. To 
which end you are to send yo"" summons to the Fort and 
Garrison, Requiring the Commanders, Officers Souldiers and 
Inhabitants in the names of their Majestyes William & Mary 
King and Queen of England &c : to Surrender & Subject 
themselues unto the obedience of the Crowne of England 
upon such Articles and Proposalls as yo"" selfe and Council 
shall see reason to offer them, which if they accept of, you 
are to see that the sd : Articles be duely kept and observed, 
But if they shall refuse the proposalls tendred, Then in Re- 
lyance upon the Strength & Assistance of Allmighty God 
you are to gaine the best advantage you may, and to Storme, 
Assault, fight, take, kill, destroy, utterly extirpate & root 
out the said common Enemy, burn, demolish and consume, 
their Fortifications and Shi})ping. And haueing Reduced 
that place/ 

You are to proceed along the coast for the reduceing of 
the other places & plantations in the possession of the 
French unto the obedience of the Crowne of England. 

You are to take care to preserve all the great and small 
Artillery and Amunition which you shall recover from the 

You are to take all oppertunityes to advise the Governour 
and Councill of your proceedings and what success it shall 
please God to give you in the P'sent Expidition, which to- 
gether with your selfe and all that accompany you therein 


we haue committed to the gracious and allwise conduct of 
our God who is the Lord of Hosts — 

In the managem' of this whole expedition you are to con- 
sult and advise with Cap' William Johnson M*" Joshua Moody 
Cap' John Aldcn and the Ca^)'* of the Sovevall Companyes 
who are hereby constituted and appointed to be of your 
Councill — 

No act to be concluded i)ut with your consent — 

These Instructions agreed upon 

by the Gov"" & Council. 

Boston 18" April. 1090 

Yo' assured fFriends 

Simon Bradstreet Gov"" 

in the name of the Council./ 

The Govcrno'" and Council of the Massachusetts Bay in New 
England. To Captain William Johnson. 

Whereas you are appointed Captain for y® Service of their 
jyjjjties yf ^ Company of Souldiers Listed in the present Ex- 
pedition against the common Enemy French and Indians in 
the parts of Nova Scotia and L'Accadie And Captain Lieu- 
tenant of all the Land {forces for the said Expedition under 
the Conduct of S"" William Phipps K'" Comander in Chiefe./. 

These are in their Ma''*^^ Names to Authorise and Em- 
power you to take under yo'' care and conduct all the said 
fforces as Captain Lieutenant by Leading Ordering and Ex- 
ercising all yo"" Inferiour Officers and Souldiers in Amies, 
CoiTianding them to Obey you as their Captain Lieuten' for 
their Ma"" Service And to fight attack kill prosecute and 
destroy the said common Enemy, And your Selfe to Ob- 
serve and follow such Orders and Instructions as from time 


to time you shall receive from y"" Comander in Chiefs accord- 
ing to the Rules & discipline of "\Yarr. In Testimony whereof 
the publique Seal of y*^ s*^ Massachusetts Colony is hereunto 
affixed. Dated in Boston y'^ 19"' day of April Anno Dn' 
1690 Annoq, ^ ^ et Reginoe &ca 

Signed Sim. Bradstreet Govern® 
By order of y® Gov"" & Council. 

Is'' Addington Sec"^-^'./. 


In Answer to the Proposalls of the Owners of the Ship 
named Mary a Private man of warr now Victualled Tackled 
Manned and apparrelled with all necessaryes fitt for the Sea 
Cap'" Cyprian Southack Command"" presented to the Hon""^'* 
the Governo"" and Council of the Massachusetts Colony in 
New England respecting proceeding upon the present Expe- 
dition against the ffrench along with S"" W"" Phipps Gen'^" of 
the ftbrces now raised by the said Colony and Committed to 
his Conduct and care in s'' Expedition It is declared l)y the 
Gouern*^ and Council as tfolloweth — Vizt 

Imp""' That the s*^ Cyprian Southack In Consideracon of 
his proceeding upon s*^ Expedition with the said S"" William 
Phipps and attending his Orders and not deserting the ser- 
vice untill the said Ship and Company be discharged from 
the same by him : Siiall have allowed him from the Eight- 
eenth day of Ai)rill 1(590 (the time when Ship and Com- 
pany enters into pay) For the sd ship Ten shillings p Tunn 
g month for what she measures divideing the pduct of the 
nmltiplycation of her length breadth and depth by One hun- 
dred, for soc I^ong time as shee shall be upon the Country* 
service untill discharg'' as afores'^ and each man of said Com- 
pany to be allowed Six pence p day for provisions. 

2'J'>' That AVhat Damage the said Ship Shall Sustaine in 


Fight shiiU 1)0 iinule Good by the s'' Colon}", and all other 

buzzards to be on the owno''^ account. 

3*^ That all such Provi.^ion Powder and Ball as shall be 

Expended in said Ship Shall be made good to them att y® 

Expiracon thereof by the Country, according to a just and 

True account of the same./. 

Boston. 19" April 1G90. I Cyprian Southack Coinan- 

der of said Ship Mary for 
myselfe and in behalfe of 
the Owners do accept of and 
Agree to the above written 
Cyprian Southack : Capy 

An Extract of a Letter frotn M^ Isaac Addington Secretary 
of the Massachusetts Colony, to M^ Elisha Cooke, dated 
2P Aprill 1690. 

The Gov"" and Councill have now written a Letter to the 
Principal Secretary of State & Condition of the Country by 
Reason of the distresse of the War, haveing given a more 
full and ample account before by i\P Shrimpton. The Ifrench 
and Indians are out in Partys upon the Eastern Plantacons 
waiting for Advantage to Surprise the Garrisons and to Pick 
men of in the Fields attending their Occasions, 120 men are 
hitely Sent into the Province of jSIaine, S"" William Phips 
will Sayle this day or on the Morrow, if the Wind be fa- 
vourable in the Ship Six Friends mounted with 42 Guns and 
is assisted by the Ship Mary Ca[)"*' Cyprian 20 Guns, Cap"* 
Aldens Sloop w"' 8 Guns, a small ship from Salem with Six 
Guns, and two Katches, on the Expedition to Nova Scotia 
and L'accadie, his number of Souldiers and Seamen will 
arise to 600 or upwards, men offer themselves voluntarily 
to the Service. M"" Stoughton and Cap"^ Sewall set forward 


this morning for New Yorke, being Comiss''^ for this Colony 
to meet the Comiss"'* from the severall other Governments 
betwixt Virginia and Boston to treat and conchide of such 
things as may Tend to the Setling and well Ordering a ready 
and Advantagious assistance, each to other ag*^ the Comon 

We have not the oppertunity of writing l)y Cap"^ George, 
but the Gov*" purposes to send one Letter on board for his 
jyi^jjties Pi-incipal Secretar}'. 

Instructions for John Ilatliorne and Jonathan Corwin Esq*"' 

You are desired forthwith to undertake a Journey into 
the Provinces of Hampshire and Maine to visit those parts 
& to Informe yo"" selves of the State and Condition of the 
Inhabitants there. 

You are also to Informe yo'"selves of the Number of Soul- 
diers sent from this Colony into those parts and where they 
are posted and to advise with ^Nlajor Charles ffrost and such 
other Gent" on the place as you shall see meet to consult 
therein, how many may be necessary to be continued there, 
and to Order the disposal of them in such convenient Posts 
as may be most for Security of their Ma''*"* Subjects and re- 
pelling of the Enemy, and to see that they be under good 
conduct and Governm', that they l)e constantly kept upon 
duty and thereby rendred Serviceable to the publique. 

And for othei's that are uncapal)le of Service or of more 
than absolute necessity to be continued that you order their 
return home. 

You are diligently to inquire concerning the Stores of 
Afnunition and provision there belonging to the })ublique, 
and to take effectual Order that they l)c comittod into faith- 
full hands, that no waste or iinbezelmcnt be made thereof 
but improved for jniblique Service. 


You are to advise the Inhabitants to draw themselves into 
so few Garrisons and those so conveniently situate as they 
may be in a good posture for their own defence, And that a 
convenient number of y" Inhal)itants that Know the Country 
be improved by turns in constant Scouting. 

By Order of the Governo'" and Council. 

Boston. 24^" April //1690 
You are to advise that a Suitable party 

or partys be sent forth to disrest and 

attacque the Enemy at their usual 

ffishing places or elsewhere./. 

Hj A/M^t-^^'y rpj^g Governo"" and Council of the Colony of 
the Massachusetts Bay in New England 

To John Hathorne and Jonath" Corwin Esq" Whereas 
you are desired and appointed hj the Council to visit the 
Eastern parts within the Province of New Hampshire & 
Maine to advise and consult for the security of those parts 
against the common Enemy and of the disposal of the Soul- 
diers sent from this Colony into those parts. 

These are in their Ma"®^ Names to Authorise and Comis- 
sionate you unto that Service pursuant to the Orders and 
Instructions given you refering unto this AfFayre which you 
are to Observe and follow in the managem* thereof. 

In Testimony whereof the publique Scale of the Massa- 
chusetts Colony is hereunto Affixed. Dated in Boston the 
twenty ffourth day of April. Ann" DiS. 1690. Annoq, j^ j^" 
et Regina Gulielmi et Maria Anglia Si."^ Secunda./. 
By Order of the Govern^ and Council //Signed 

Sim : Bradstreet Govy 


Commission of Noah Wiswall. 

The Governo'' and Council of their Mii"^^ Colony of the Mas- 
sachusetts Bay in New England 
To Captain Noah Wiswall : Greeting 

Whereas there is a Company of Souldiers partly English 
and part ffriend Indians now listed for their Ma"" Service 
against the common Enemy ffrench and Indians. 

Reposing special trust and confidence in your courage 
conduct and Loialty. 

These are in their Ma"" Names to Authorise and Impower 
you to be Captain of the said Company and to take them 
under yo"" Care and Conduct And to Lead Order and Exer- 
cise yo'' Inferiour Officers and Soldiers in Armes and with 
them to pursue fight take kill and destroy the said couion 
Enemy aforesaid ; Comanding them to Obey you as their 
Captain according to the Rules and discipline of Warr ; And 
yo"" Selfe to Observe and follow all such Orders and Instruc- 
tions as from time to time 3'ou shall receive from your Su- 
periour Officer or from the Governour and Council. 

In Testimony whereof the publique Scale of the said Mas- 
sachusetts Colony is affixed. Dated in Boston the twenty 
Sixth day of April Anno Dfii. 1690. Annoq, j^ j^' et Re- 
gina Gulielmi et Marise nunc Anglia &'^ Secundo. 

Signed Sim. Bradstreet Gov' 
By order of y® Governo'' & Council. 

Is"" Addington Sec*^'/ 

Commission of Lieut. Gershom Flegg. 

The Governor"" and Council of their Majesties Colony of the 

Massachusetts Bay in New England 
To Lieutenant Gershom Flegg Greeting 

Whereas you are appointed Lieutenant of a Company of 
Souldiers now Listed for their Ma"" Service under the com- 


mand of Captain Noah Wiswall against the common Enemy 
French & Indians 

These are in their Ma"" Names to Authorise and Impower 
you to be Lieutenant of the said Company And to tal^e them 
under yo"" care and Conduct And to Lead Order and Exer- 
cise yo"" Inferiour Officers and Souldiers in amies And with 
them to pursue fight talce kill and destroy the comon Enemy 
afores*^ Commanding them to Obey you as their Lieutenant 
according to the Kules and discipline of Warr. And your 
selfe to Observe and follow all such Orders and Instructions 
as from time to time you shall receiue from yo"" Captain or 
other Superiour OflScer. In Testimony whereof the pub- 
lique Scale of the said Massachusetts Colony is hereto af- 
fixed. Dated in Boston the 26'^ day of April. Anno Dffl. 
1690. Annoqj t^ i^ et Regina Gulielmi et Marias nunc An- 
glia Si"^ Secundo. 

Signed Sim. Bradstreet Gov""/ 
By Order of the Governo"" and Council 

Is* Addington Sec^/ 


Boston, April 26'" 1690. 

Cap"« Noah Wiswall 

Whereas you are appointed Captaine of a Company of 
Souldiers English and Indians for their Ma"''' Service against 
y* comon Enemy 

You are Ordered forthwith to advance with the s'' Com- 
pany under yo' Command unto the heads of the Ifrontier 
Towns within the County of Midd'' and those of Essex ly- 
ing upon Merrimack River. 

You may divide yo'' Company as you shall find Occasion 
into two or more partys for Scouting about the heads of the 
Towns for their Security against the assault of the Enemy 


And to visit the Enemys usual ffishing places where in prob- 
ability they now are And upon yo"" discovery and comeing 
up with the Enemy flfrench or Indians 3'^ou are to attack 
fight take kill & destroy them, Takeing heed that you do 
not Engage them under too great disadvantage in respect of 
number and that you be not drawn by them into any am- 
bushm* or otherwise betrayed by their Treachery. 

You arc to use all diligence to Secure the ffrontier Towns 
and to find out and pursue the Enemy And to appoint one 
certain place of Rendezvous where the se vera 11 partys you 
send forth may resort at such limited times as shalbe agreed 
upon, and Let there be a constant intelligence maintained 
between the severall party* whilst abroad that so they may 
at all times know where to send to Each other and yeild 
mutual assistance and Succour as opportunity shall offer. 
And take all opportunity* to advise the Governo'' and Coun- 
cil of what may occur and of yo'' proceedings from time to 
time that it may be known where to repair unto you./. 

You are to take Supply* of Bread out of the publique 
Stores lodged at Groton comitted to the care of Cap"^ James 
Parker, and Other Provisions and Amunition there or out 
of any other publick Store where you may come, giveing 
your receipt for the same. 

You are to attend such farther Orders and Instructions 
as from time to time you shall receive from the Governo'' & 
Council, And during all the time you shall continue in this 
Service and Comand you are to keep your Souldiers in good 
Order and under Governm* And carefully to attend the 
daily worship of God in morning and Evening prayers 
That you may obtain his presence and blessing with and 
upon your Selfe and Company, and ma}-^ be Conducted and 
Succeeded in this present Expedition by him whose Name 
is the Lord of Hosts. 

Signed Simon Bradstreet Gov'' 
By Order of y'' Gov' & Council 

Is" Addington Sec'V 


Crarrisons, Soldiers, ^c, iji the Province of Maine. 

oi jMaiii : 5 

Account of The Garisons Souldiers Amoiiition and pro- 
uisions in the prouincc of Maine 
Imp'" Casko Garison at the Towne of faniouth Souldiers 

aboute 60 — vnder y*^ Command of Cap' Simon 

AVillard besides Inhabitants Setled. 
Next. Spurwink Garison Cap* Jordan Com"" Souldiers. 4. 

3 Black})oint Garison Jn° Honiwell Com"" Souldiers. 6. 

4 Blu point Garrison ph foxwell Com'' Souldiers. 6. 

5 Saco Alias Eandivous Garison phillip ffoxwell Com' 

and Souldiers. G. 

6 Winter Harbour Garison Edw'' Serjent Com'' &. 4. 


7 Winter Harbour Neck pendleton fletcher Com'' noe 


Saco falls Cape porpus and Kenebunk all gone away. 

Wells Towne 6 Garisons (viz) L' Storer Wid° Lit- 
tlefeild Fran«« Littlefeild John Wheleright Cap' 
John Littlefeild and m"" Samuell Littiefeik? where 
was 10 Souldiers before the last ware sent, Six 
of which w^ire dismis* Lately by Cap* Littlefeild 
and are gone. 

Cape Nuduck Garrison Sam" Weber Conr noe Soul- 

Yoik Towne Job Alcock. Com'"; in s'' Towne 5 Gar- 
risons, not one Souldier befor y'^ last sent 

Lower part of Kittery 10 Garisons (viz) Jn*^ Morels, 
Jn° Shtiplcys, Jos<^ Hamonds, ^V'" Tutherlys, W" 
furnells, Jn" Alcots, Joseph Curtice, Jos. Wilson, 
W"' peprills & Wid^ Champernoons not one Soul- 
dier in them all l)ut keept & defended 
by their s'' Inhal)itants. 

The vper Kettery — or Barwick 8 Garrisons (viz.) 
Maj"" ffrosts, Benony Hodgdons, Jon'' Masons, 


Daniell Stons, En' Abotts, Kich'^ Masons, W" 
Spencer and Thomas Homes in all which Garisons 
but six Sould''^ 
The Number of the Souldiers in Maine which were 

formerly sent aboute 95 

Att Welles York &c Since sent vnder Comm"^ of 

Worm all 56 

Kettery & York vnder How 42 

193 men 
Ammunition In y® hand of Maj' frost powder about 50' 
Shott aboute 100 

Noe more in y*' prouince of publike Stock of Ammunition 
but w* is at Casco. 

prouissions in y** prouince of Maine in y'' hands of Maj"" 
tfrost 4 Bar pork 2 hh Bread 

6 Bar pork 4 hli Bread & some pease at Wells in y" hands 
of Sam' Wheleright EsqV — 

Report of John Haihorne ^ Jonath, Corwin Commissionated 
to Visit the Eastern parts. 

Province of ) ,r i at isti/>nA 
,, . > York May 1'^ 1()90 

Mame 5 

We whose names are under Written being Appointed and 
Commissionated (By the Gou"" 6i Council of The Massa- 
chusets Colony of New England) 

To visit the Eastern })arts, & in particuler This province of 
Main In Persuancc of Which, Wee doe Advise such as 
are here called unto and Intrusted with the Gouernment 
of said prouince for their Majesties. 

Im})' That they Exert thoirc power to u[)hold & Maintain 
y*^ Gouernment in keeping y^ peace and administring the 


Laws) that the End of Government may be attained To 
be a terror to Evell doers and a praise to them y' do well. 
In military Concerns that theire be due Care taken in 
watching and warding that you may not be supprized by 
the enemy and Sudenly destroyed as other places haue 

That 3'ou draw youre selues into soe few Garrisons and 
those soe Conueniently situate, as you may be in a good 
posture of defence. 

That Conuenient number of the Inhabitants that know 

the Country be Improaued by turns in Constant Scouting. 

That a Sutable party or parties be sent forth to disrest 

and Attacqe the Enemy, at theire usiall fishing places or 

Elce Where, as there may be oppertunity. 

In all which and all other 
Your Concerns, We desire 
the Lord to direct & bless 
you & Subscribe Yours to 
our power 

John Hathorne/ 
Jonath. Corwin/ 

Meeting of Commissioners at Neiv York. 

New Yorke Primo :\Iay 1090 
Att A meeting ofy^ Comission* of y® Province of New & 
y^ Colonies of y" Massachusetts, Plymouth & Connecticutt 
Itt is Concluded as their unanimous result that In y^ 
p''sent Expedicon for the Strengthning of Albany y^ pursu- 
ing & by help of almighty God Subduing y** french and In- 
dian Ennemies Continuing In hostility against their Maj"^' 
that Each of y^ Colonies aforesaid shall provide & furnish y® 


undermenconcd proportions of Sold" w*'' Answerable pro- 
visions at theire owne Charge to be sent w"' all Speed 


By New Yorke four hundred " 400 

By y'^ Massathusets Colony one hundred & Sixty "160 

By Plymouth Colony Sixty " 60 

By Conecticut Colony one hundred thirty five " 135 

By Maryland By promise One hundred " 100 

In all Eight hundred lifety five " 855 

Farther agreed y' y" Major be Apointed by the L' gover- 
no*" of New Yorke & y^ next Cap" to be apointed by y^ Col- 
lonies of y^ Massathusetts, Plymouth & Connecticutt./ 

Thatt all plunder & C'aptives (if any happen) shall be 
divided to y" oflScers & Souldiers acording to y'' Custome of 
warr : — 

Thatt all matters of great Concernment be directed & or- 
dered by y® Councill of warr Consisting of y® Major w"' y^ 
rest of y^ Comission oflicers or So many of them as their is 
oportunity for : — 

Thatt y'' Souldiers sent out or to be sent out l)e not Em- 
ployed in any other Service or Expedicon than what is now 
agreed on without further Consent of y Severall Colonies : — 
That y*" officers be required to maintaine good Order 
amongst y*^ Souldiers to discountenance & punish vice & as 
much as may 1)e to keep y" Sabl)ath & maintaine y^ worship 
of God : — 

Jacob Leisler 
"William Stoughton 
Sam Sewall 
P" D : La Roy 
John Walley 
Nathan Yold 
William Pitkin/ 


Simon Willard about to visit Boston. 

ftahnolh xMay y« 9"' 1690 
Att a Meeting of our Coini)tiny having y^ advice of y® 
Chiefe men of y^ place y*^ most of them that are there we 
having looked long for Maj"" llVost but he is not yet Come to 
Order & settle our Garrisons : y*" privat Entelligence from 
Boston having much Disturbed our Souldiers : & we being 
in somthing of a distracted condision it has been concluded 
that Cap* Davis or my selfe should be sent to Boston to y® 
Honerable Councill : & Cap*^ Silvanus Davis being unwilling 
to goe theither having charge of the Kings Fort it forces me 
to goe theither my selfe : it being thus consented too : as 
before sd : while I goe to Boston to y^ Hon'*^ Councill Lleav 
y® Garrisons in other places under y^ Command of their 
former perticuler Commanders & att fialmoth : Serj' Rich*^ 
Hicks is to be over y® Garison att Jn" Ingersals & he is also 
to Comand : in exercising y" Company & Scouting as oca- 
sion serves : Serj^ Joseph Iluit is to take Command of m"" 
Rob' Lawrances Garison : ahvayes advising with serj' Hicks 
as ocasion may be not changing of Souldiers without y'' con- 
senting of both officers concerned : Natl" White Serjant to 
be y^ Commander of y'' halfe moon Garison : all of them as 
ocasion serves advising with Cap' Silvanus Davis Cap' of y^ 
fFort : all of these Serj''* are to take dilligent heed to y^ 
Mayntaining a carefull wach : by Day & night & not to have 
lesse then: 16 or 18 hands: lodging in each ofy^ outside 
Garisons in y^ night time : these things to be observed un- 
till I come againe hiether or till a discharge Comes to our 
Conipany from y'' Councill : the Company also engadges not 
to be mutinous nor to draw otf their Post or Charge : exept 
absolute want of Victuals forces them to it untill I come 
again hiether or till orders come to draw them oft': which I 
hope will not be much above three weeks : after my depart- 
ure : & sooner if it may be : 


I also engadge to do my utmost endevour : to get a dis- 
charge for y'^ Company or if that faill : to come again my 
selfe heither within y^ time mentioned. 

Simon Willard/ 

Letter from the Grovernor and Council of Connecticut to the 
G-ov^ ^ Council. 

Hartford May 15»> 1690 
Honourable S""^ 

We being at a losse with our aelues how to understand 
your resolues as to the time when o"" souldiers should March 
so as they may haue the company of yours with them, is the 
occasion of this Expresse as allso to Informe your Hono" the 
state of o'' affaires at present We haue about seventy or 
eighty of o"" souldiers with Capt"^ Johnson at Green Bush 
neer Alban}^ & they haue as we suppose, by this time re- 
moued their Station about Twelue Miles aboue Alban^^ by 
reason of the Small pox, which at this time, we are informed 
is very breife there about one hundred & thirty are now vis- 
ited with the distemper, & it was suspitious that one of our 
Souldiers was vissited with that sickness when o"" last post 
cam from thence : which was last week, as allso the Com" 
when they last mett at yorke left it (as you know) with 
Capt" Leisler to appoynt the Majo"" whoe is to be the chiefe 
feild officer, which is very unpleasent to o'' Souldiers, & the 
rather Because it is said Jacob Milborne is thought to be 
the Man that will be imployed, which will much disgust the 
souldiers that are to goe from these partes, allso o"" post in- 
formes vs that the nine Indians & two dutchmen that went 
to Canada lately were returned & that they were at Shera- 
lee & neer the walls of the forte they killed a french man & 
took one prisoner, whome they Brought to Albany who In- 


formed them that the French are but lowe on their stores of 
prouission & that the jNIagezeen at Mount Royall l)y an acci- 
dent was lately ])h)wne up, but the truth of that is not oth- 
erwise knowne : It is Judged now is the time to be doeing 
with them If it were possible to o])teyn a Good strength to 
goe by water to stop prouissions from comeing to them It 
would be a great Incouragement to our Souldiers that are to 
goe by land. Gent" we pray you to Informe us what Tyde- 
ings you haue from your Fleet that is goun to porte Royall, 
& whether they are Intended for Canada, as also please to 
informe vs when your souldiers will be up in these partes, 
& ready to March from thence, allso let vs Know your 
oppiuions, who you thinke may be a suitable man for a feild 
officer that o"" souldiers may know who shall command them, 
we have been desireous to Imploy Majo'" Fitz John Win- 
throp & haue sent to see where we can procure him, but we 
fear it will be fruitlesse If 3'^our selues please to let us know 
your oppinion fully & plaine in these affayres we desire it & 
we thought meet to mention it to j^ou to consider If you 
cannot finde a more suitable person for that Service, whither 
Majo" Gregoram may not be a suitable person either to com- 
mand or be a pilote in this Service : a suitable cheife com- 
ander is of great necessity on all acco'^ & we desire you to 
prouide him & we shall not dissent but he must be of some 
emenency & we desire you will urge it on L"' Governo"^ 
Leishler to accept him & we shall doe the same or If you 
canot please your selues in a person for that command we 
shall prouide one more acceptable to o"" soldiers than m"" ]Mii- 
born allso we desire your consideration/ what directions is 
best for this Expedition, whither onel}' to giue the french 
what trouble we can to keep them at Home & distresse them 
(till a force can allso go by Sea to put it to the utmost dis- 
tresse) or to venture the utmost against Mount Royall, we 
Incline to the first as most safe for our army & thinke that 
till w^e can scoure Canada riuer with vessells we can but 
Doc. Vol. v. 7 


Bicker them allso it is necessary to haue a better certainty 
of the resohies of the fiue nations of Indians than yet we 
haue & would haue your Conjunction with vs in Setleing 
that matter that o'' forces when at Albany be not detayned : 
Hono'"'^ Gent" we shall giue you no farther trouble but with 
our best respects take leaue & commend you & all your 
waighty Concerns to the Guideance & blessing of God & 
are your affectionate freinds & seruants the Gov"" & Councill 
of their Ma*''"^ Colony of conecticot g their order signed 

g John Attyn Sec'^y/ 

Agreement of the CommUsioners at New York. 

Ordered that pursuant to the Agreement of William 
Stoughton and Ssunuel Sewall Esq""^ Comission*^' from y^ 
other Governm'' met at New Yorke, the first of May in- 
stant, One hundred and Sixty Souldiers be detached out of 
this Colony in proportion following, That is to Say, out of 
Hampshire Regiment fforty : Middlesex lower Regiment 
twenty, Upper Regiment Ten, Essex Upper Regiment Ten, 
Middle Regiment Twenty, South Regiment Twenty, South 
Suffolke Regiment Two and twenty, Boston Regiment Eigh- 
teen, to be Improved for the Strengthning of Albany and 
prosecution of the coiiion Enemy ffrench and Indians. 

by the Deputies. 

May 15 : 1090 

Ebenezer Prout Clerk/ 
Consent" to by the Governo'^ & Magistrates 



Letter TP" Vaughan to the Oov^ ^ Council, 

Portsm" May 18"^ 1690 
Much Hon*^^"^ 

The Inck)sed which I Just Now ReC' from Maj^"" ffrost 
Advices of y^ Enemies Assault vpon Casco as j3 Information 
of Jonathan Clark (Inhabit* of Casco who S"^'^ y* he went 
out of Piscataqua riuer in a shaUop on ffryday Morning hist 
bound for Casco bay where he Arriucd y' Euoning; & saw 
Eleuen houses burning, y*" Enemy Discouering themselues 
in sundry plases & by there gret shouting & liring of Guns 
bespoke them to be Numerous, They were very Brisk in 
ffiring vpon Engerson's Garrison who Made as briske a Ke- 
turn Continewing to fire on Each other as long as they were 
w'** in sight y® Enemy Discouering ther ShaHop Came Down 
to a point of Land to p''uent there Landing & ware so nere 
them that there shott reach' them. When they came to y^ 
Point w^'in y® Shallops hearing they made 12 or 13 Cohoo[)s 
Intimating thereby that they had killed soe many psons. 
The shallop seeing y® Enemy soe thick about & finding noe 
secure Landing came away after they had been ab' an hour 
in view of the Place & Arriued at York last Night, while 
they were w*''in sight they saw noe Guns fird at or from 
the ffort but Heard one grete Gun before they came in sight 
& 3 more after they came away when they came oft' Spur- 
wink Riuer yesterday Morning they Saw a great Smoke 
flferd it May be Jordans Garrson. 

Wee were hopefuU at y* Return of Mess'"'' Hawthorn & 
Corwin y' yo'' hon""^ would haue been satisfied y' y*" fforces 
then in y** Eastern pts had been small enough to haue As- 
sisted the Inhabit'* in their Defence Ag'' y'' Enemy & wee 
Dread to think of y® fatall Consequences of their Drawing ofl". 

Wee allso Humbly, praid by y^ said Gent" to haue som 
orders ab' o"" Province y*^ out plases whereof are as much 
Expos'd to y^ Enemy as anny other to which haue as yet 
Reed noe Answer. 


As to what I Reed Concerning The non Observance of 
the order about y^ Embargoe you may please to Know y' 
m^' Gruifort had a Pink & a small Ketch saild hence Laste 
week for w^*^ I vnderstand hee brought gmitts fron) y* 
Goue''' at Boston w"^ out which they had been stop* I am 
Your Honners Hvm'^''^ Serv" 

//W°^ Vaughan/ 

Letter from Robert Pike. 

Salsbury May 18, 1690 : 5 in afternoon 
Much honerd S'' 

All du Respects g'"mised the Inclosed came Just now to 
my hand which I presently dispatched to your honer and 
haue not to ad to it : but only y* I did vpon thursday Last 
give your honer the troubel of a letter on the behalf of 
these Estern parts that the soldieers might haue ben in thayr 
places till som news from S"" William which I hope came to 
your honers hand but I haue never heard of nor seen the 
messenger sine : and I dout it came to late to prevent them 
because thay wear then vpon thayr march : and I haue not 
to say more to it : (but) is ther any evel in the city that I 
the Lord haue not don it) who ever are Instraments We 
haue no intellent Latly as any emys seen about vs : the only 
wise god Direct you in all your Councell : that a good Isu 
may com out of these evil things w"^'' he only is able to efect 
for whose presenc with you praying take Leave to subscribe 
ni}' self S'' 

your honers most humbl servant 

Rob* Pike/ 


Letter Major Frost to Major Vawjhan. 

Kittery : 18^" May : 1690 
Maj(/ Vaughan :/ 

S'' This morning Came the barer to mee from yorke who 
Came in there Last night in a shallop from Casco advising 
of the Enemies Attaque upon Cascoe on fryday Evening 
last I : haue sent the barer to you to giue Account of what 
he knowes there of which pray 3'ou to hasten away to the 
Gouernor & Counsill my selfe Designing forth with to dis- 
patch a way the s*^ Shallop a gaine to Cascoe with som Soul- 
diers for theire better defence to make a further discouerie 
of that matter I Remaine 

S'' yo"" Assured freind 
& Seruant at Comand 

Charles firost = Majoy/ 

Letter Edward Sergent to Major Vaughan or Davis. 

Saco 18''> May 1690 
Majr vahan S"" or maj'' Dauis these with Respects are to 
acquaint you that Yesterday Casco fort is taken and all 
Burnd down : we haue account p 2 men* went frome Spor- 
wink and saw it a tier we hord them fight 1 daye and night 
our hub'''*^ Request to you is to send vesselles to Carry of 
our women and Children and what we haue or else we perish 
S'' I Remayu your frcnd and St/ 

Edward Sergent/ 
and if posible men to a sist us to convoy of our Cattle./ 


Letter Sam' Wheelwright Joseph Storer tf Jonath Hamond to 

Major Frost 

Prouince of Ma3'ne 
1690 May the 18^" day 

Major ffrost Sir these are to Informe you that the Endens 
& freinch hath taken Cascoe fort and to be feared that all 
the people are killed & taken ; theirefore we desier your 
Compeny heare with us to put us in a poster of defence ; 
for we are in a very shattered Condission ; Some are for 
Remoueing and Som ar for stayinge ; Soe that we Stand in 
great need of your assistance ; if we Sjtay we must have 
more assistance ; & if we Remoue we must haue helpe & 
assistance to gett away with what we haue left not Els we 
Remayne you'' Seruants 

Sam" Wheelwright 
Joseph Storer 
Jona' Hamond/ 

Letter, TF'" Vaughan, Charles Frost cf Bie¥ Martyn 

Portsm" May 19, 1690 
Much Hon"-'' 

yesterday Advis'd you of the Enemies Assault upon 
Casco : about two a clock this morning came a man from 
Saco through the woods w"' the inck)sed from the Comand"" 
of the garrison there, he informs y' upon hearing of the 
guns from Casco two men went from Spurwink Garrison on 
Saturday to make what discovery they could, & when they 
came noarc saw but two houses standing, The fort on fire & 
the Enemy very numerous thereal)out. Those of Spurwink 
& Black point are got on board two slupcs there, in order 
to their remove, and those of Sawco pray ndeife of Vessels 
hence w''' we shall Endevour to send them, so y* Wells is 


now y® frontier Eastward who must Necessarily remove 
forthw"^ unless present releif be sent them 6c other the out 
places in both these Provinces : Wee were amas'd at the 
Ord^s for drawing off the soldiers in the Province of Main 
after the Gentlemen sent heither to inspect the state of these 
Provinces were sattisfied y' all the fforce there was too lit- 
tle for their defence as too sad Experience dayly teacheth, 
And for this Province we have not had above 12 or 14 men, 
by whose assistance wee have prevailed w*^*^ the two Garri- 
sons at Cochecho & the out Garrison at Oyster River to 
stand their Ground in hopes more help, instead whereof yes- 
terday arived yo"" ord*" for their dismission, w'^'^ will occasion 
the quitting of those Garrisons & then all Dover will be 
lost : soe, y' shall at present await yo"" farther pleasure there- 
about. The Enemy are now Powerful & prevalent & will 
carry all before them unless a stop be put to their proceed- 
ings : so y' it will be doubtless necessary to resolve a stop 
some where, & there to have a sufficient force to repell the 
Enemy as well as in all out places y* are liable to their as- 
saults : The Lord direct you in all your arduous affaires is 
the prayer of 

Much hon'"'^ yo"" humble seru'' 

//W" Vaughan 
Charles ffrost 
Rich'* Martyn/ 

Letter from Sam} Wheelwright ^ others. 

Gen* our Sad Condition puts vs vpon yo'' Charity. 

the Enimy is now Very nere vs Sacoe is this day on fire 
we Expect them vpon vs within a few hours or da^^es at 
Least and therefore wee humly Crane Some assistants from 
you : that we may be in some measure able to stand a few 
dayes if it be y^ will of God till wee here from the Bay if 


■wee haue Dot Imadiate help : We are a lost people : So we 
pray that our good God may moove yor harts to pitty vs, 
throwing o'' selues vpon the mercy of God, wee Subscribe 
our Selues yo"^ most humble and Greatly destressed serua*% 
Wells y« 22"^ May : 1690 

Icabod Plasted Sam" Wheelwright 

Rich : Carter Jona* Hamond 

huet John Wheelwright 

Nat Ellen Joseph Stover 

ben beckford Superscribed To the hoM major 

Robert Oliver Vahon major chas tfrost capt 

John churchwell fryer capt Hooke capt Tick- 

John Hobart son & cap' Alcock hast poast 

Will Campell hast/ 

Ed Cuck/ 

Letter from Charles Frost Nath. Fryer ^ Richard Martyn. 

Portsm" 22'h 1690 
Much Hon'<* 

On Tuesday about Eleaven a clock wee sent away two 
ships hence w"' about 50 men, & 2 shallups to make a full 
discovery of the state of Casco, who ariued there y* Even- 
ing about half an hour after sun set : and returning heither 
this morning, say y' their first appearance they heard the 
drum beat, many houses in the heart of the Town, & Saw 
(at least part of the fort standing, upon w'^'' one of their 
shallops went pretty neare the shore, but tacking about 
again had a volley of small shot fired at him supposed not 
lesse the 300 guiis & 3 great guns but did them no harm, & 
then the Enemy forthw^'' sett the Fort or the remaining part 
of it, w"^ sundry houses on fire, the next morning they went 
as near as they dare adventure w*'' a shipe, but could make 
no further discovery, but the Enemies burning the residue 


of the houses, so that all there is certainly destroy 'd & not 
one alive but what is in the Enemies hands, at their return 
yesterday they saw Black }K)int, Spurwinck, Richmans Is- 
land &c : burning, so y' nothing now remaiues Eastward of 
Welles : 

We hope yo'' Hon''^ will at last see a necessity of giving 
check to the progress of y*^ Enemy by dispatching awa}' a 
considerable force forthw*'* Otherwise their successe will 
[ani]mate them to pursve their Conqvest till we are all 
over[come]. The Lord help you to pitty the distressed 
& send speedy r[elief] w'^'^ we heartily beg who are 

Hon"'' y""' yo"" humble seru*' 
Here are 3 or 400 most women & Children come in from 
Eastward this week who will perish unless assisted by the 
charity of others : 

Charles ffrost 
Nath ffryer 
Rich*^ Martyn 
Wells will desert if not forthw**" reinforced./ 

Soldiers to be forwarded with all speed to York arid Wells. 

Boston 23« May 1690. 
At a Council 

Present Simon Bradstreet Esq"" Governo"" 
John Richards ^ Tho : Danforth 

Samuel Shrimpton ^Esq''^ James Russell 
Samuel Sewall J Elisha Hutchinson 

John Phillips 

Ordered that One Hundred and twenty Souldiers be forth- 
with detached out of the Regiments of Militia hereafter 
mentioned in proportion following Vizt Twenty five a peice 
out of the South and Middle Regiments of Essex Twenty 
three out of the Low^er Regiment of Midd"" Twenty two out 



of Boston Regiment and twenty five out of the South Reg- 
iment of Suflblk the several Majors of the aforesaid Regi- 
ments to Older the detaching of their respective proportion 
of Souldiers aboves*^ well appointed with armes and Amuni- 
tion, to be forwarded with all Speed to the releif and Suc- 
cour of Yorke and Wells :/ 

By Order of the Governo'' & Councill 

//Is^ Addington Sec-'V 

Letter to Sir William Phips. 

Boston May 23" 1690. 
Hono"'" S^/. 

We received yo""' yesterday by the hand of Cap""^ Welch, 

bringing us the intelligence of the presence of God with you 

S =■ in giveing you Success, which we desire to ac- 

1 s f5 knowledge with hearty thankfulness as a smile of 
B ^ '^ providence. But the solemn tidino-s of the Loss of 

2 c = " . 

f^ & o Casco gives such an alloy to our rejoyceing as fixes 

I 5 sorrow in all faces ; And puts us on necessity of 

D- 5 sending forth this small vessell in hopes they may 

g- w meet you on yo'" Return home to Order you to call 

^ 5 at Casco with some of the Shiping and Souldiers 

ft] *-< L kD 

S 2 under yo'' Coniand to visit that place. And if advisa- 

^ ^ ble to Land three hundred or more of yo"" tforces 

I i there to seeke for and annoy the Enemy & Endeav- 

~ our a rescue of the Captives, And to march home 

I I by Land through the Country, whereby they may 

^ 9 -5 possibly gain some advantage upon the Enemy and 

I I wilbe refreshing and Encouraging to the Frontiers 

I » f to stand their ground, whilst they are reinforced 

I % with more strength for which Orders are given forth ; 

Referring it to yo"" selfe and Council to advise upon and give 


instructions to the most proper methods to be taken for the 
Ends aboves"^ with our Service unto yo'' Selfe and Gent" 
with you 

Commend you to God, And are, 
And to take in the Guns 

& what else may be Yo"" sincere ftViends & 

drawn oif the phice. Servants 

Sim Bradstreet/ 
By Order of the Governo'' & Council 

Is'' Addington Sec-'V 

Letter Edmund Quincy to the Gov'^ & Council. 
Brantry 24^'> May 1690 

To the Hon--^' GoV^'' & Council of the IMattathusets Colony. 
These are to signifie to y'' hon'"'^ that my difficulty is great : 
one thing by reason we haue noe Commission officers in o"" 
Company we haue severall months chosen Sam" Torason 
Leiut : seri' Sam" Peninian o"" Ensigne : Leiut Jvveles has 
layd downe his place he is ancient & his worke done. & 2'^ 
o"" young men : if the}^ be Impressed they will not take notis 
of it some are so disobedient &, others will escape I beg 
Commissions with S})eed in case the persons are accepted : 
& that I may be Enformed what to doe with such as are 
rebellious & will not sulmiitt to Commands I humblie take 
leaue beging the assistance and guidance of the Almighty 
God in all y' Councills & weighty concernes : I am grieued 
that I am by reason of lameness not able to acquit my selfe 
as this place calls for In haste I beg a pardon w* is amiss 

Yo"" most obliged & 
most vn worthy ser* 
Edmund Quinsey 

The messeng"" that brought this sayth that Maj"" Quinsey 
wants inforraacon to w' place his soldiers should be sent or 
where to meet with the rest. S : B/. 


Letter from Robert Pike. 

Salsbury May 24, 1690. 
Much how""^ 

After tender of ray humbl servic : these ar only to give 

Covert to the Inck)sed vv*'" is only a farther Confirmasion of 

the lamentabl Estern Desolation and to beg your present 

assistance or else all will be lost : I miseribly Lament the 

Drawing off of the Soders : w'^'' now cannot be recaled nor 

am I sure the plac had ben saned if thay had stayd but the 

occasion of evel reflections had ben taken away & wee had 

ben in the vse of means for the safty of w* is Lost : w'^'^ is 

now our duty towards those that remaine w'^'^ must be do 

presently or els that wilbe to Late also : w'=^ the good lord 

prevent : So prays 

your most humbl servant 

Rob' Pike/ 

Letter from B. Gedney 

Salem 24"^ of May 1690 
S"" I Rec'^ the order of the GoV & Councill at 3 of the 
clock this Afternoone together with Avice of the great Con- 
sternation at Wells Resolving to Quit their post if they had 
not spedie succo'' therfore haue indeavo'^ed to have o'' men 
Rallied and Ready to march to-morrow morning : att Eight 
of the clock. & not haveing any direction for their march or 
for their Comander Have sent the bearer to wait on the 
Councill for the same suposing this Affiiire Cals for the vtt- 
most dispatch. & it will be very troublesome to have them 
Lonjr billeted in Salem, for want therof S' I dout not but 
you will forward this matter & have the Returne Earlie. 
I am yo"" freind & serv' B. Gedney/ 


Letter from B. Gedney 

Siilem 26"> of May 109O 
S"" I Rec'' yo" this morning at 7 of the ch)ck Since Caine 
to hand the post Letters Sent pr this Bearer Constalile 
Sterncs whoe as he informes was very : ill treated pr : Leif ^ 
Smith & his wife denied Refreshing horce meat or ferriage 
notwithstanding my oi'der Requesting the same but seized 
his horse & stopt him then tooke away his hatt & kept it 
till he borrowed twoe shillings to pay his charg, Soe Re- 
deemed his hatt) our men were Ready yesterday to march 
well Apointed Exept Lin & beverly Lins proportion was 
fower men) but one man Last night at 9 or 10 of y® clock 
must march those we have Hope Care will be taken y* none 
be incouraged In such neclects & abuses Evry service 
becoms a great burden hj such means. I Canot gaine a Co- 
mander as I would those I have sought are doutfull of Com- 
ission after Election feare I shall not be Able to doe you 
service much Longer I shall march to soldiers under the 
Leading of John Walkutt son of Capt Walkut of Salem 
village wdio finding much difiicultie for his father to procure 
men on such a sodaine he with twoe stout young men more 
of the village voluntarilie suplied (this walkutt hath serv'') 
a serg" already against the Enemie he may be at Least a 
sarg* but Request that a Comander be Appointed b}^ the 
Councill or thatt majo"" Appleton Apoint him. hope or Comp. 
will Joine his this Evening (Lin is much out of Breath Since 
this time twelve : month : but age must have allowance 

I am yo*" Humble serv" B. Gedney/ 
I must now goe to Lin ass soone 
as thes March : to sett forth those 
for Concord whoum I shall now 
Rally at Lin and Speed them away. 

B. G./ 


Instructions for James Wood Commissary 

Boston May, 26° 1690./ 
M' Jtimes Wood./. 

You are appointed Comissary of the Forces now sent 
from the : Massachusetts Colony into the Province of Maine 
for the defence of their Majesties Subjects, and repelling of 
the comon Enemy. — 

You are to Lodge and carefully lay up all such Stores of 
Provision Amunition and Clothing as shalbe coinitted to yo"" 
charge, in One of the most Secure and convenient Garrisons 
at Wells or where else you shall be advised by m' Samuel 
'Wheelwright and some other of the chiefe persons upon the 
place. — 

You are carefully to deliver out the provisions in propor- 
tion following. Viz* for Each man p diem one pound of 
Bread three Quarters of a pound of porke or one pound of 
Beife and halfe a pint of pease — 

And to take special care to preserve yo'' provisions from 
Spoyle and imbezelment; and keep an Exact & particular 
Accompt of what Clothing and to whom you deliver out the 
same./. And send timely notice to the Governo"" and Coun- 
cil of what provisions Clothing and other supplies ma}^ be 
needed from time to time before yo"" stores be quite out./. 

You are to deliver out yo"" Amunition by Order of the 
Comander being as carefull as you can that it be not wasted 
or mispent./ 

''Letter to Lt Gov. Liesler" 

Boston, May, 27" 1690./. 
Hon'^'« S^ 

According to the Agreement of the Comission" when in 
yo"" parts our men are this day to Randevouz in order to 


their moveing towards Albany, and will make all dispatch 

We are <;iven to understand that there is a full Supply of 
Provisions for all the Forces, lodged at Albany, and that it 
may be taken up there at reasonable Rates on the generall 
Acco" our proportion whereof we shall readily pay, and to 
that end have sent up a Comissary, with a Letter of Credit 
for the furnishing him with what shalbe needfull for our men 
lookeing at it as more Expeditious than to have sent pro- 
visions from hence, which might have been long in con:|eing 
and disappointed the designe, We hope o'' Credit will be 
good and that^yo"" selfe will write to the Coinission''s and 
Gentlemen there that it may be of Effect. We are given to 
understand by Letters from Connecticut that they have in- 
vited Col" Fitz John Winthrop to serve his King and Coun- 
try in that Expedition, who seemes inclinable to accept that 
Service ; which if so, he wilbe the most suita])le })erson can 
be thought of to take the Comand of the whole, in which 
we shall readily concur and cannot thinke he should have 
any inferiour CoiTiand ; whereto we doubt not of yo"" free 
Consent that he be Comander in Chiefe, which we are sensi- 
ble wilbe the good acceptance of all the souldiers and the 
scverall Governments from whence they come, and hope it 
wilbe acceptable to your Selfe notwithstanding the conde- 
scention of the Comission'"s being a person of Honour and 
worthy of a greater Comand. 

We have received intelligence from S'' William Phipps of 
the Success it hath pleased God to give him, he having the 
Possession of Port Royal with the Garrison and Stores 
thereof, though our rejo^'ceing therein is mixt with an Alloy 
of sorrow that the Enemy hath prevailed (as we are In- 
formed) to the gaining of Casco and are prosecuting to 
make farther depradations on the Eastern parts which neces- 
sitates our sending of aid to them and puts us on the greater 
hurry' We have a Ship lately arrived from London, but 


nothing from his Majesty to the Governm* have a Rumour 
here that some ships from London are since arrived with 
you : but doubt of y'' certainty thereof We pray that you 
would please to comunicate any thing that may occurr for 
his Majesties Service, you may Expect the like from us. 
And that wee may by the first Opportunity understand yo' 
mind with referrence to the Cheife Comander. 

Yo"" very Loveing ffreind and Servant 

Signed. S. B./ 

Instructions for dipt. Stephen Greenleaf. 

Boston May 27" 1690./. 
Cap"^ Stephen Greenlefe, 

You are Ordered forthwith to Advance with the Souldiers 
now put under yo"" Coiiiand, into the Eastern parts in and 
about Piscataqua or where else you may be advised when 
you come upon the place, that you may do most Service for 
the defence of their Ma''*"' Subjects and destruction of the 
Comon Enemy, untill you receive farther Orders. 

Keep good order and Government over yo"* Souldiers, take 
the advice of the Comissioa Military Officers and other Gen- 
tlemen of the place where you may come as to yo"" proceed- 
ing, and all Opportunity' to advise the Govern©'' and Coun- 
cil of yo'' motions, Majo'' Frost and Major Vaughan will)e 
necessarily consulted by you And when the Forces sent 
from this Colony are together Cap'"' Edward Wylly* is to be 
owned as the first in dignity./ 


Instructions for Capt. John Floyd. 

Boston May 27° 1690./. 
Ciip"« John Floyd, 

Upon intelligence received of the progress of the Enemy 
in the Eastern parts. The Governor and Council have 
thought meet to Order, and do hereby accordingly Order 
you forthwith to call together the Troop under yo"" Comand, 
and to Advance with them forthwith towards Piscataqua for 
the strengthning of those parts, and destruction of the 
comon Enemy as you may have Opportunity, and move up 
& down as you shalbe advised by the Gentlemen of the place 
where you may be most likely to do Service against the En- 
emy : See that yo"" men be well appointed w"' amies and 
amunition, and take care of being ambusht, and this untill 
farther Order./ 

Instructions for Capt. Edward Wyllys 

Boston May 27" 1690 
Cap"*" Edward Wyllys 

You are Ordered forthwith to Em1)arque with the Soul- 
diers now under yo'' comand and detached out of the Militia 
of Suffolke &&■ for their Ma'"''* Service ag' the comon En- 
emy, and to dispatch away to Wells or Yorke, where you 
may find it most safe & advisable to Land yo'' men, and Lodge 
yo'' Amunition and provisions in the Securest place you may 
be advised unto./. 

You are appointed the first Captain in dig^nity of the 
fforces now detached out of the Massachusetts Colony. 

You are to keep yo"" Souldiers under good Comand and 
discipline, and to Suppress or punish all disorders & pro- 
phaness or vice according to the Laws and Rules of War, 
and to take care of all waste or Iml)ezelm' of provisions or 
Amunition, & to that End, Encourage y® Comissary. 

Doc. Vol. v. 8 


You are diligently to intend the defence of their Ma"" 
Subjects and interest, and to seek out and destroy the En- 
emy as you shall have opportunity in pursuance of yo"" 

You are to consult with the other Captains, and Gentle- 
men of the province as you can have opportunity. 

You are from time to time to advise the Governo"" & Coun- 
cil of yo'' motions and proceedings & what may Occur, And 
what Supplies you shall stand in need of. 

Keep up the worship of God among yo'" Company, and 
have yo"" dependanee on him for Success./. 

Letter, Nicolas Smith cf' others to the Gov'" cf Council 

ffrom Major ftVosts hous at Sturgen creek 

May y*^ 27'" 1690 

These are to inform your Honers y' we whose names are 
under written, are in great want of all sorts of Cloths to 
suply our nesesities we haue bin upon y^ Contries seruis this 
Eiolit or nine months & haue not hade to the ualew of forty 
shilings we ware in hops y' we should haue a dismission & 
forbor sending In Exspectation y' we should have l)in sent 
for home y* we mite a tacen uj) what is coming to us our 
selues : but seing y' we must continevv we spok to Maj'' frost 
to send and get som clots for us : but se y' we are not like 
to haue anirelef, & now presume to send to your Honers 
In exspectation y* our wants will be soc plied: or Else we 
must be forst to leue y'' place which will be a great damige 
to y° people here, for y® Indians & frence are al)ut us now 
in this town and haue don som damage all redi : & we fear 
quickly will dow more. 

we are wiling to stay if what we want may be sent us y* 
we may with stand y'^ present Enemy/ pray let what you 
send be seruisable for y*^ shous which is Comandly Sent & 


Stocking to wilnot last a man to tniuel week which is a chet 
to us & a whrong to y*^ Contry. — 

So haueing no more to inform you of we remain yours to 

Nicolas Smith 
John Lord 
Charles Penny 
John Swain/ 
[Superscribed] " These For y^ 
Honered Gouenor & Concell 
at Boostown with : C : P/ " 

Letter from TF"* Vaughan. 

Portsm" 28'^ May 1690 ten at night 
Much Hon*'' 

I have sae long & often Inform'd of the approach of y'' 
Enemy & Danger to w'''^ wee are expos'd for want of releif 
that am not like to be in a Capacity much longer to doe it. 
Cap' Gerrish, Heard, & Cap' Woodman the Frontier Garri- 
sons of Cochecha & Oyster river have stood their ground 
w"^ longing Expectation of help, but none Appearing Cap* 
Woodman was forct to break up yesterday & forthw"' the 
enemy ctime down that way & by Ctinooes pass't over the 
river to our Side & this afternoon have been killing burn- 
ing & Destroying w"'in 3 or 4 miles of Strawberry bank. 
Bloody Point & the houses above & below are all burnt and 
the people most destroj-'d ; one that Escap'd out of a house 
after it was burning saw 8 or 9 dead belonging to that fam- 
ilie, & the Succour we Sent to Wells for that p^'s' Exigent 
has rendred us uncapcable of releiving o"" Neighbours or de- 
fending o'' selves. Want of yo'' Assistance will make all o'' 
Neighbo''s round us run away & Portsni" will quickly ffbllow 
their Example, unlesse p*s' Supply of men, provision & 


Ammunition be sent to encourge their standing. As for 
that 120 men you were pleased to Advise mee were coming 
this way understand they are wholy ordered to y^ Province 
of Main & not a man to our Province who are not lesse Ex- 
pos'd to the enemy then they, but neither those 120 men 
nor Cap' Wiswall (w'=^ you have soe often Advis'd oft") have 
appear'd to this day as I can hear, Save onely ab' 20 or 30 
men that pass'd the great Hand this morning into the Prov- 
ince of Main. 

The Ind""* left Nechowanneck after haveing Dangerously 
Wounded one man burn'd sundry houses &c^ & Suppose 
they are the Same now upon us whose attempts is bold & 
Dareing & wee not able to oppose itt. I can doe noe more 
then give Ace" hereof & Soe leave it 

Remaining Much Hon*"^ 

Yo^ most humble Serv' 

//W" Vaughan/ 

Letter from B. Gedney. 

Salem 29 of May 1 690 
S'' the Inclosed Came to Hand about 5 of the Clock this 
Afi'ternoone Imediatly ordered the severall Cap''* of this 
Regiment to Rally their Companies In their Respective 
townes & to have them Ready well Appointed with armes & 
amunition to-morrow seaven of the clock to Attend further 
order & although ther l>e a Considerable Renforcement al- 
ready yet know not what further progress the Enemie may 
make In persuing their victory Judged it nessesar}? to Have 
them In a posture for action :• fitt — to Recv. such orders as 
shall be sent. 

I am yo"" Humble serv* B Gedney/ 


Cap'' GreenJeaf sends for more men. 

To the Comittcy of Melitia, of Kowley Ipswitch Wren- 
ham & Salein 
// These are to inforiue you that Cap* Greenleife hath 
sent for more Men, we haue Acco* That the Enemie Are 
Newmerous & desperate, & kills & destroys Men woemeu & 
Children & Thro them in heapes, it is Suspitious, They haue 
Attackt Portsmouth = 

pray Consider the Distress, & Nessessety of the Countrey 
& send what helpe 3'ou Can. we haue sent a hundred men 
Out of Our Towne :/ 

Tho : Noyes Cap' 
Voted May« 27''^ 1690:./. 

Vera Copia B G/ 

Instructions for Major Rob* Pike 

Boston May, 30"^ 1690./. 
Majo' Robert Pike./. 

In pursuance of yo"" Comission given you by the Governo' 
and Generall Court to be Comander in Chiefs of all the 
Forces detached or to be detached out of the Militia belong- 
ing to this Colony of the Massachusetts posted in the prov- 
inces of New Hampshire and Maine and such others as shal- 
be put under yo' Comand. — 

You are to take all the said fForces into 3'o'" care & Con- 
duct and to keep all yo"" Souldiers und"" good Order and dis- 
cipline according to the Laws and Rules of War, and to see 
that the worship of God be carefully kept up : and all dis- 
orders Vice or prophaness be Suppressed or duely punished. 

You are diligently to intend the defence and preservation 
of the lives and Estates of their Ma"''* Subjects, and to repel 
the fforce of the Enemy./. 


You are to take all care to informe yo''selfe of the Seat 
State and number of the Enemy, and to hiiprove yo'' Soul- 
diers to pursue, prosecute kill and destroy them as you shall 
have Opportunity, wheresoever they may be found. 

You are in yo'' proceedings to advise and consult with the 
Comission Officers of the severall Company^ under yo"" Com- 
and (or so man}^ of them as you shall have present Oppor- 
tunity) who are appointed to be of yo"" Council. 

And also consult Major Vaughan and Majo"" Frost or other 
Gentlemen of the Provinces when you shalbe favoured with 
their presence ; from whome you may Expect all needfull 

Give Intelligence from time to time to the Governo'" and 
Council of yo"" proceedings and what shall occur. 

Signed, Simon Bradstreet Gou'' 

with the advice & consent 

of the Council./ 

Commission of 3Iaj^ Ho}/ Pihe 

The Governo"" and Generall Court of the Colony of the 
Massachusetts Bay in New Engl*^ 
To Major Robert Pike 

Reposing Special Trust and confidence in yo"" Loialty 
Courage and Conduct, These are in their Ma"®' Names King 
William and Queen Mary to appoint and Authorise you to 
])e Comander in Chiefs of all the Forces detached or to be 
detached out of the Severall Regiments of Militia belonging 
to this Colony posted in the provinces of New-Hampshire 
and Maine and such others as shalbe put under yo^ Comand, 
And to take all the said Forces under yo'' care and Conduct 
for the defence and Security of their Ma"*^^ Subjects & Plan- 
tations and the destruction of the Comon P]ncmy French 
and Indians. Cofhanding all the said Forces to Observe & 


Obey you as their Comander in Chiefe, and yo"" Selfe to 
Observe and Obey all such Instructions as from time to time 
you shall receive from the Governo'' and Councill or Generall 
Court. In Testimony whereof the publique Scale of the 
Colony aboves'' Dated in Boston the thirtyeth day of May, 
1690. In the Second year of their Ma""^ Reign./ 


To the Queens most excellent Ma'^- 
The humble Peticon of several! Merchants and others who 

have concerns in New England 
Humbly sheweth 

That yo"" sul)jects in New England have been exposed to 
great difficulties and Unsettlement l)y reason that their An- 
cient Charter Rights and Priviledges have been taken from 
them As well by their p'"sent war with the ifrench and In- 
dians And that yo"" Subjects there (are as we understand 
very ready to endeavour That the ffrench in Canada may be 
brought into Subjection to yo'' Ma'-' thereby to enlarge yo"" 
jyjj^ties Dominions to the o-reat Advantaoje of the crown and 
English Nation — 

Therefore humbly pray that yo"" Ma*'*^ Subjects there hav- 
ing their Charter Rights and Priviledges Confirmed The 
Vessell lately come from thence for supplyes of Arms and 
Amunicon may forthwith returne And that yo' Ma*^ will 
graciously please to order some ifrigats thither for the se- 
curity of those Coasts And attacking the ffrench at Canada 
by Sea whilst your Subjects in New England shall doe it by 
Land And Yo"" Pet^s shall ever pray &c/ 


Ansiver to S'^ Edm^ Andros's Account of forces raised, i&c. 

An Answer to S'' Edmond Andross's Account of Forces 

raised in New England for Defence of the Country against 

the Indians &c in the Yeare 1688. 
Humbly offered by the Agents of the Massachusetts Colony 

to the Right Hon'''® the Lords of the Comittee for the 


Begging 3'our Lordshipps leave to Observe in the preamble 
of S'' Edmond Andross's Account the words (subvertion of 
the Government) and afterwards Insurrection) which with 
submission We take to be Expressions of Disaffection to the 
p'^sent and a vindication of the late soe Illegall and Arbi- 
trary e Goverment And Doe most humbly beseech yo"' Lord- 
shipps That what was Done by the People of New England 
with soe much Zeale and Good Affection to secure the Gov- 
ernment there to Their p''seut Ma'^®^ may be favourably 
accepted and vindicated from such vnworthy and vnjust 

Vpon The Whole Wee humbly represent to your Lord- 
shipps That the New fforts built by S*" Edmond Andross 
were meer ffancies of his owne vseless. (And soe Esteem'd 
by the Experienced Officers of the army and others Avell 
acquainted with the Country) to any purpose of Defence as 
was p'^tended and ma}' be easily made appeare vnto yo'' 
Lordshipps by the Mapp of that Country, And Consequently 
the drawing the souldiers from thence hath been no preju- 
dice to the Countr}' nor hath any loss or Damage happened 
thereby But our ffrontier Townes Strengthned which in S' 
Edmonds time were not onely left Naked But also severall 
persons threatned for ffortifyeing their houses. 

As to the perticulars in the Account AVe Declare as fol- 

„ ~ . , Was a Garrison Setled by S"" Edmond Andross 

whilst Governor of New Yorke, and in the liegin- 

ning of the i)''sent Warr put vndcr the Comaud of Cap' 


Brockholcs A Papist and for that reason was Ordered home 
vpon the happy Revolution AMiich order he never Observed 
But afterwards being suspected to be in a plott for deserting 
and running over with the Sloope Mary to the ffrench Was 
Seized l)y the Inhabitants of Daitniouth and brought to Bos- 
ton And the Leiftenant Weenis at the request of the Inhab- 
itants left in his Roome with all the Garrison not a man 
drawne oil'. The other souldiers were Dispersed by Cott 
Tyng and the rest of the Cheife OflScers, Those that were 
sick to their owne homes Those that were fitt for service 
to posts that required their Assistance there being force suf- 
ficient Left as they Judged to Defend the ffort. True it is 
that afterwards that ffort and about Twenty bouses w^ere 
taken and Destroyed by the Indians But it was Imputed to 
the Careless security of the Garrison and not want of Men 
The Towne being Surprized att noonday and noe scout 

New Dart Was Destroyed all but four or five houses, And 

mouth New Towne all but one by the Indians in the time 

of S*" Edmond Andross's Government, Done as 
was supposed in revenge of S"" Edmonds seizing Monsier 
Casteens house and takeing thence all his Amies and Mer- 
chandize and household Goods in time of profound peace 
The said Casteen haveing Maried an Indian Sachems daus^h- 
ter And so the Indians were allyed to his interests. The 
Townes being Destroyed and the inhabitants sent to Boston 
by S"" Edmond A ffort was needless thel'e being nothing to 

Redoubt on There being no Inhabitants there after that 
Damiascotty Dartmouth was Destroyed and Deserted Coll 
Tyng and Major Thomas Savage Officers in S' 
Edmonds Army and one of them of his Councell Advised 
the deserting that place And the Insignificant fforts of fl'ort 
ffort Ann Ann pegipscott &C as vseless there being no })lan- 
pegipscott tation in many Miles of them CoH MackGregory 


was seized by his owne Souldiers in regard of his Cruelty 
and Severity towards them, Severall for that reason haveing 
Deserted him before the Revolution. 

Being a tFort Erected att the Charge of the 

fBshermen they with drawing their fishery in the 
fall of the yeare the Garrison was with drawne att their 
Owne Instance. 

Faimoiitbin A flort built formerly by the iNIasachusetts 
cascoeBaye Q^lonye is Still Continued and better furnished 
and provided then in S"" Edmonds time Cap*^ Lockheart a 
reputed papist was by order of Councell for that reason dis- 
mist and Silvauus Davis an Inhal)itant of that place and 
formerly Comauder of that ffort put in his roome, here it 
was the Indians Career was stopt and they defeated l)y the 
forces raised since the Revolution b}' the vnited Colonyes. 

fibrt was deserted in S'' Edmonds time for want 

Sacoe River . . 

of necessaryes and provisions for the souldiers 
and Cap* fHo^'d himselfe made A prisoner by S"" Edmond 
vpon his Comeing to Askc provision for the necessary sub- 
sistance of that Garrison. 

, , We know of no ftort there. 


Wells— is still well Inhabited and many houses there 

ffbrtifyed and Cap' Willard with his Company posted there 
by order of the Councell for their Securitye — 
Merimack And Many other places vpon the Revolution 

^'^*"^' changed the officers they could not Trust But 

Major henchman kee})s both his station and Comand there 
All our tfrontier Townes haue had recruits sent them by 
order of Councell for the security of the Country which was 
much neglected and weakned in s'' Edmonds time by Draw- 
ing Souldiers thence to build and supply the Trifling fforts 
before menconed. 

connccticott Continues as it was only Cott Treate finding 
^'^''^''" no occasion for so great force as was sent Thither 

])V S' Edmond drew them olf before the Revolution After 


which that Colony ueassumed their ancient Government, 
(^hose the said Cott Treate Governor and hath sufTered no 
Damage by the Indians. Tiie sloopc and Brigantine with 
other vessells pretended to be prest for his Ma"^' vse in the 
service of the Countr}^ were cheifly imployed to cary Soul- 
diers to and fro att S"" Edmonds ])icasure Wee know^ not 
that they were att all made use of for the security of the 
Coast or fEsher}' or that they were iitt for that purpose or 
need be so imployed att that season of the yeare, True it is 
there was great Complaint that those who served M'ith them 
were never payed which made s"" Edmonds Government 
more uneasy. The standing fforces s"" Edmond was reputed 
to have brought with him to New England were about 120 
Men which he posted att pemaquid, Boston and the Castle. 
Some of Which dyed, Some deserted in S'' Edmonds time 
And when the warr with the Indians broke out he took part 
of them att Boston and att the Castle with him for that ser- 
vice what became of them S"" Edmond can best tell we are 
well assured not a man perished by the hands of the Indians 
nor any Indian was hurt by them or any of his forces. 

We have not an exact Inventory of the i)rovisions and 
stores found in the Garrisons att the time of the hapi)y Rev- 
olution But can averr that the principall Garrisons were sup- 
ply ed from Boston And the Men that were sent out for the 
Reinforcement of the Army were furnished with necessaryes 
for warr att the Charge of perticular persons and not one 
penny from the Treasury. 

All which Account aforesaid we have either by our owne 
knowledge or the best Informacons which were from time to 
time transmitted to the Government during our aboade in 
New England. 

The Occasion of our present Distress is the warr between 
the two Crownes of England and ffrance which prevents all 
our supplyes from P^ngland and by the Act of Navigation 
we cannot have them elsewhere That as our stores are less- 


ened so our necessityes are Increased the flfrench being a po- 
tent Enemy and a near Neighbour Wee need not labour 
vnder greater Inconveniences And the Mischeifes of the In- 
terruption in our antient Governient not yett recovered 
Wee therefore humbly propose that for a present Releife 
the Vessell may be dispatched with Convoy and leave given 
to merchants to shipp amies and Amunition as follovveth 
Viz' 1000 ffuzics 200 Barrells pistoll powder 50 Barrells 
Common Powder 20 Tunn Lead. Whereby We shall be able 
(God blessing Endeavors) to Defend our selves And if his 
Ma*y shall think fitt to attempt the Reduction of Canada 
(now soe prejudiciall to their Ma"^* Colonyes in America) 
we shall with all chearfullness and resolution give our vtmost 
assistance thereto Not Doubting But his Ma'^ will of his 
Inviolable Justice and Royall Bounty Continue and Estab- 
lish to vs our Ancient Rights and priviledges. 
May 30"' 1690./ 

Commissioners to Impress provisions. 

Ordered that Mess""^ John Foster, Edward Bromfield and 
Joseph Parson, Comission''* for the Warr or any of them be 
and are hereby Impowred to take up and (if need be with 
the assistance of a Constable) to Impi'css on the Country's 
acco' all such Provisions as they shall from time to time re- 
ceive Order from the Governour and Council, for the Sup- 
py of such Forces as are or shalbe sent forth against the 
comon Enemy : And all Constables are hereby Ordered 
to be aiding and assisting to the said Comission''' or either 
of them in the Execution of this order upon their demand 

May 30 IGOO past in the affirmative 

by the Deputies 

Ebenezcr Prout Clerk/ 
Consented to by the Governo' & Magistrates 

Att' Is** Addiugton SeCV 


3Iajo^ Ro¥ Pike Commander in Chief. 

Order'' by y^ Deputies that maj"" Robert Pike be Coinande"" 
In Cheife of the forces that are o-on & ":oein«r Eastward for 
the Destruction of y^ Comon french &, Indian Eneniie. 

The Hon'^'^ magistrates Consenting 

Boston May : 30" 1690 

Consenf to hy the Governo"' 
and Masfistrates. 

Ebenezer Prout [clerk] 
Atf Is'' Addington/ 

A detacJiment of 400 soldiers Ordered for service. 

Ordered that there be a detachment of ffour hundred able 
Souldiers well appointed with Amies and Amunition for 
their Ma"^* Service against the coiTion Enemy, out of the 
militia of this Colony (those already posted in the Eastern 
parts except Cap"^ Wiswalls Comp" to be Esteem" part of 
that number) Two hundred to be improved chiefly for the 
security of Havarill, Aimsbury, Exiter, Dover, Kittery, 
Yorke & Wells Frontier Towns, the other two hundred to 
be improved chiefly for Security Bradford, Andover, Dun- 
stable, Chelmsford, Groton, Lancaster, & Marlborough, 
ffourscore of this two hundred to be Troopers ; the whole to 
be divided into Company* of flSft}^ to each and to be put 
under suitable Comanders with full Comon to prosecute and 
destroy the Enemy in all parts as opportunity shall present 
either by joyning two or more Company* together or in 
smaller gty* and to be constantly kept together moveing up 
and down in their respective stations on the outside of the 
Towns whereto they shalbe assigned, for the defence of such 
Towns and to offend the Enemy, the Frontier Towns to send 
out two or three of their own Inhabitants who are acquainted 
with the w^oods daily for Scouting : S'' Troopers to be diuided 


Into four gts as well as the foot, & to be Comanded by y* 
cheif officer of y** foot, & y' one Cap* be Comander of one 
Hundred, & the Leu* to Comand half y" Company vnder 
him while seperated. 

Vot*^ in the affirmative by the Gov"" & Magistrates. 

4'^ June. 1690./ // Is^ Addington Sec^ 

Consented to by y" Deputies 

Neb. Jewet p Ord'/ 

Sixty of the 400 Soldiers to be under the command of 

Cap^ Floyd/ 

Ordered that Sixty of the ffour hundred Souldiers ap- 
pointed to be raysed by Order of this Court be put under 
the comand of Cap"'' John Floyd, and forthw"' posted at 
Portsmouth in East Hampshire for the farther Enforcem' 
and strengthning of that Post. And otherwise to be im- 
proved ag* the comon Enemy as they shalbe Ordered. 
Boston 10*" June 1690./. 

Past in the affirmative by the 
Gov"" and Magistrates the 
Deputy* consenting 

Is^ Addington Sec^^ 
Consented to by the Deputies 

Ebenezer Prout Clerk./ 

Petition of Jane Itylij / 

To the Ilonr'' Gov"" and Council sitting in Boston, 

The Humble petition of Jane Ryly Resident in Charles- 
town Sheweth 

That yo"" Petition" Husband John Ryly with yo'' Petition'' 
& two Children Inhabiting at Kennebeck, were the last 


yeare forced by the Enemy from their Habitation, since 
which they have resided in Charlcstowne, where they have 
nothing to maintaine them but the dayly htl){)ur of yo"" Peti- 
tions^ said Husband, who about a moneth agoe was in said 
Town Impressed into the Country's service, and hastned 
awa}" to the Eastward, not having opportunity to Address 
yo'' Hono" in order to a dismission. Yo"" Petition"" & her 
two small Children, in the mean while being in extream 
want, having nothing wherewith to feed and cloatli them. 

Yo"" Petition"" therefore Humbly prayes, that yo"" Hono" 
will please to grant an Order to the Commander at Wells 
(under whom he is) that yo"" Petition""* Husband may be 
discharged from that service, and may have Liberty to re- 
turn to his poor family, or if that cannot be granted, that 
som other way (such as to your wisdoms shall seem meet) 
may be taken, that ^o"^ Petition"" & her two young Children 
may not perish for lack of bread./ 

And yo"" Petition"" shall ever pray &c./ 

Letter from Cyprian Southack to his Father and Blother. 

S' Johns in Newfoundland June 18"'" 1690 
Hono'"'' Father and Mother 

8"" Having this Oppertunit}' to give an Account of my 
Voyage ; the 29^'' day of A})ril I set saile from Boston under 
the Comand of S"" W"" Phips, he having a Ship with 42 
Guns, and 300 men, and my Ship 119 men 20 Guns, and 4 
Pattereroes, and three Katches and One Bark with Sixty 
five men in each to Atack Port Royal. jNIay 11"" at eight 
a Clock in the morning we arrived at Port Royal and Landed 
our men, so they Surrendered up the Fort without firing 
One Gun at us ; We sent the Gov"" and Souldiers and two 
Priests to Boston, which being in Number in all Eighty 
four : and Sixty four Planters which have taken the Oath of 


Allegiance to their Maj*''^' we left there, and setting up the 
Kings Jack for thera to govern all that shall come there by 
a Power from S"" W"" Phips to Six of them : 22'' May have- 
ing sent all the Amunition, and all the Stores of Warr, and 
all other Plunder for Boston in the Fleet ; The Generall 
gave me a Discharge from him so he went for Boston, and I 
steered for Cape Sables, and the 25 Instant we came to 
Bathechr Harbour ; with my Ship and a Tender, and at 4 
a clock in the afternoone, there came off 40 French Indians 
in Cano's which we fought, and killed 2 and wounded me 4 
men, so we set saile that Night and, the 29*'^ Instant, we got 
at Leave haufe, and at 12 a clock at night I sent up my 
Long boat with 15 men, and tooke them all, and the Plant- 
ers swore allegiance to their Maj^'''^ so we left them there and 
sent the Souldiers to Boston, and so set Saile for Cansaw, 
and the 3'' of eTune I Arrived here at 5 a Clock in the After- 
noone, the 4 Instant I putt 50 men into my Tender with my 
self, and left my Lieu' with the Ship at Cansaw ; so I made 
Saile for Shal)octer Fort, which being 7 Leagues from my 
Ship, and at 4 a clock in the Morning, I landed my men 
and they fired a Gun for to Alarme the Indians, and at 5 a 
Clock in the jNIorning I came within great Gun shot of the 
Fort, so they fired Eight Great Guns, and 3 Pattereroes at 
us, comeing over a Sandy beach, and when we came to their 
Beach, whic.'h was within Pistol Shot of the Fort, no more 
than One man at a time Could go over so we sallyed up at 
the Fort at Once and they killed me three men, and wounded 
me Six, so we fought them Six houres, and they beat us off 
from the Fort, and about Pistol shot from the Fort, we gott 
into a Great house, where I found 4 barrells of Gun Pow- 
der, and I made lire balls and Arrows, and we sallyed up 
againe to the Trenches, and there got in my self with 4 men 
more, so that their Great Guns could not hurt us, and we 
threw severall balls info the Fort, at last it got into the 
House of Gaurd and set Fire, and in One houres time the 


Fort w.'is all on Fire. And then the Gov*" struck the Flag, 
and he with his Souldiers and the Priests came out, and then 
the Fort in One half houres time blew up with the P(Avder 
that was in it, and the Granado shells too, so I was 5 days 
demolishing of it ; which the Gov*" now Affirms on board my 
Ship that the Fort stood the French King in 3000£. Ster- 
ling within these two Yeares building, which was of Stone 
and Plaister of Paris, it was built with Stack Ared all round, 
and Trenched ; I have seized severall Ships of the French 
which I will give a full account of by the first Oppertunity. 
Dear Father give a full Account of my Voyage to the 
Lords of the Admiralty, or whome it may concerne. I will 
send a full Account of all my Voyage by Aug'* 1 had sent 
the full now, but haveing no Oppertunity but by Bilboa 
which is a long way about; by the first Oppertunity I will 
send the Gov'' of Shackbocker for London, and severall Soul- 
diers which I have on board my Ship now. I have cleered 
all the French from Nova Scotia and some parts of New- 
foundland. Per chance is taken this Winter by the English ; 
for the English hearts are all brisk in this Cold Country. 
S' I am very well, thanks be to God for it, I had a small 
wound in my Belly, but is almost well againe ; and at this 
Harl/ here is 5 Saile of jNIerchants Ships bound to Bilboa 
and Lisbon, and I intend to convoy them 100 Leagues of 
the Shore, for the 11*" of June there was at the Bay of Bulls 
a French man of Warr and has plundered them all, but I 
have cruised all about the Coast, and cannot find him, so I 
desire your Prayers to Almighty God. S"" I would have you 
give an Account to the Lords of the Admiralty that I have 
5 Great Guns to the Fort of S' Johns weighing 2300 weight 
each Gunn, and severall things for mounting of them with 
m}^ Owne men, for out of three hundred men belonging to 
the Harbour no more than 15 I could see for to help me to 
mount them; and the IP" of May the Bay of Bulls was 
plundered by a French man of Warr, and 2 English Ships, 
Doc. Vol. v. 9 


and 1 Katch Loaden with provisions was taken out of the 
Harbour, and this Winter Great Perchance was taken by 
some English, but the French have it againe and it is very 
Strong by Reason of Ships that are there ; But as soon as 
my Men are Refreshed I will (an't please God) make a Vig- 
orous Attempt in taking Great Perchance from the French 
againe with Gods Assistance, if no strength comes from 
France again, which Newfoundland is much afraid of, hav- 
ing a Great Many Enemies amongst themselves, and Irish 
men a great many. I shall give an Account of all my Pro- 
ceedings to the Lords of the Admiralty by the first Op- 

Dear S"" let me hear by the first Oppertunity from your 
self, and send how all things are there, and direct your Letf 
for me to Sam" Checkley in Boston, and there it will be 

So I rest 

Your Dutifull Son till Death 

Cyprian Southaicke/ 

Petition of John Kinsley in behoJf of a child of 
Abraham Collins. 

Milton July 4"' 1690 
To the Right Worshipfull Gour""" Bradstreet and the Rest of 

honourable authority of the Massachusets Collony vnto 

whome the Humble petition may come. 

Right Honnorable these lines Giue your honners to vnder- 
stand that Abraham Collins formerly of Casco-bay in the 
Easterne parts being drawn off from thence in to these parts 
by the Dcstress of Warre with a Child a bout 18 monthes 
old the said child he s'' Collins put to Nuss to a person in 
Boston a while but disliking the place he Remoued s'' Child 
to Milton & put it to Nuss to a person in s'' Milton for six 
weeks after which time the select men of said Milton saw 


meet to warn the person that ke])t s*^ Collins his Child to 
deliiier s*^ child to its farther who then was in my iniploy and 
did desire me to Giue him housroom till he could provide a 
settlment for his s*^ Child accordingly I did he the said Col- 
lins Enofao-ino- withall to ])i'oiiide for his s'' Child within such 
a time and to carrie it to Ipswich to its Grandmother on the 
twentie third day of June IGiiO which was on a monday but 
s'^ Collins Neglected till the Next wensday after we hearing 
that s'' Collins was at a Neighbors hous I and my wife went 
and deliuered s** Child Named Benjann'n Collins to its father 
before two witnesses viz William Denison and Mary his wife 
vpon which s^ Collins left s'^ Child in the street and we took 
notice of the Child and when we say that s"^ Collins nor any 
other person took no notice or care of s*^ Child and that no 
person could be found to Releiue it & that it must perish if 
we did not take care of it then I took it and carried it to a 
Nurss withall ingaging to do my best to se that shee should 
be sattisfyed for her Cost & Charg where it dus continue to 
this day & your petitioner humbly prays y"" honners to ishew 
out some order how & after what maner s'^ Child shall)e 
setled and jVIaintained not knowing my selfe obleiged any 
more then anie other perticuler pson 

Your Worship most Humble petitioner & seruant 

John Kinsley/ 

Abstract of Letters from 31^ Usher. 

Boston 4"^ July 1690. 

All Ships lye now und"" an embargoe w*^*" is to continue 
to y'' 10"' of Deceb"" next, & y' if any ship or Vessell is found 
to take any provissions or other Goods on board (w^'outt 
liberty first obtained from y'^ Governo"" & Councill) shall for- 
feitt both Ship & Goods. This Goverm' is now fitting outt 
a fleett in ord"" to y'' takeing of Canada, for y" effecting of 


w*^'' they haue taken up fine Ships for Ships of War, viz* 
Cap* Mellose ship. Cap' Gilberts ship, Tho Canter ship Cap* 
parsons ship ; Cap* Doleberrys shi}) ; w*'' Two fine ships & 
ahoutt 26 Saile of other Vessells, they design aboutt 3000 
Men 6c intend to saile hence in 14 dayes. Cap* Mellowes, 
Cap* Gilbert's ships is alredy fitted & sent outt to Cruce in 
y® Chanell &, to look for a Fi'ench pj-ivateer, whoe we haue 
enformation lyes aboutt Cape Cod & hass taken 23 small 
vessells w°^ belongs to this Country, the mony for y** carry- 
ing on this Exspedition is raised by Subscriptions some 
200' some 100' some 50' some less tis judged there will be 
enough Subscribed to sett outt y*^ fleett, y*^ Subscribers are 
promised to be pd out of y"" plund' if any gott, Otherwise 
to be pd by y" Country when able — 

The Manques mett a Considerable Number of Fren & In- 
dians Comeing over y^ Lake, where they had a fight, y" 
Manques lost aboutt 55 y^ French &c lost 40 od y^ French 
was so Humerus for y'' Manqres soe they fled y* French sent 
5 persons some say more to y'^ Manqres well clad w*'* flags^ 
of truce in there hands, to treatt for peace butt y^ M : being 
jealous of some mischiefe plotting after some time striped 
them of y"® Robes, & Roasted & destroyed all saucing one 
pson w'^'' they say is a French Knight whoe is in a Leislers 

July 7*'' in y'^ morning 
M"' Gale barque arived here w"' aboutt 50 men she was 
taken by a French privateer, yesterda}^ y*' 6*'' July came a 
post to Town from Exeter whoe came thence y*^ 5 att Noon 
&. giucs an Acco" of Cap* Hellons Garison being taken by 
y'' Indians, & y* aboutt 50 of our men mett w"' aboutt 60 
Indians whoe fought them retreating to there Garrison, 
al)outt 8 of our men gott into y'' Garrison y^ rest are Scat- 
tered abroad in y" woods, Exeter is now besett w*'' y^-In- 
dians w"^ I fear will be lost/ 


7 in y® After Xoon 
just now is come a post to Town, giving Acco" of Exeters 
being bcsett w"' y*^ Indians, where they mctt w*'' drye 
blowes ; they killed 8 persons there whoe they intercepted 
as they were goeing to y*^ releife of a Garrison then engaiged, 
Cap' Flood & Cap' Wizwell was sent outt w"" a design to 
destroy y* Indians corne, butt comeing near White hall our 
Scouts & y® Indian Scouts Scurmaged & then our Conip'* 
drew in a halfe Moon (w*^'' consisted of 132 men) 60 whereof 
was Indians where comeing on y® French & Indians early in 
y® morning as they were att Breakfast, fell on them & kild 
& scalpd 40 Indians & French & recouered A greatt deale 
of there baggage butt y*^ Enemy ralliing a gain came up & 
engaiged our men in which engagem' we had much y® worse 
of itt, y® Enemy being to Numerus for us, soe our men was 
Forced to flye. Cap' Flood w"^ 60 more recovered Strabury 
Banck. 20 whereof is Indians y'' rest is judged to be cutt 
of y'^ Enemy recovered nioste of his baggage, again this 
morning Aniesberry was moste of itt on fyer by another 
party of Indians, Essex moste of itt — in Amies, goeing 
to releiue those parts & 250 men ordered from Charlestown 
side ; if some care be nott taken I fear there will soone 
come .... doers tis indeed char«:e .... 

Und:J JSr. England 4: 7 July 1690./ Abstract of Letters 
Rec'^ 16. Sept: 1690. From M'' Usher./ 

Lett^ from y^ew England. 

Falmouth July y« 8'" 1690/ 
Honoured S^ 

It's my duty to Accquainte of my Ariveall here with some 

Prosecedings of New England sence your departure That 


upon y® 17*'' of May last y^ Indians with seuerall french did 
set upon Cascoe and burnt y® fort and towne and tooke all 
before them Carrying away men weomen & Childrin and did 
send into Piscatqua that they would be there suddenly ; 
samon falls taken Mojor frost besett and all y^ Rest of y* 
Provence of Maine deserted Yorke Excepted : I am afraid 
that this sommer they will doe a greate deale of damage 
moore then they can expect if they have not Releife from 
England, it is the Generall descourse, l)ut they make little 
Resistance nor take any Care, Vpon y® 19 of May we sailed 
and 40 : Sea S E B E' from Cape Sables y-^ 24^" of May : we 
mett a french Man of Warr of 30 Gunns who came along 
our side and bid us strike for y"^ King of france, and fired a 
broadside into us, but in two hours we satisfied him, wee 
would not goe, disableing hime in such a manner I ques- 
tion whether he got in to y*^ Shore safe, and thanks be to 
God lost but very few men : and came to litle damage. Our 
Cap* & master was killed and 3 men more and 7 men 
wounded : 

We hope in some small time to injoy y^ happeynesse to 
Pay our Respects to you and hope shall not be out of your 
mind : Paul May en dyed of his Wounds : We Remaine 
S'' Your humble seruan'' to Command ' 

W"' Banton/ 
Tho : Pound/ 

In hast to Saue y'' Post/ 

S'" Wee humbl}^ desire your hon- 
ours do favor us with a line or 
tow for we know not how long 
we shall stay here/ 

We came with y*^ mast shipps — 

From on their Majesties Ship Rose 
Cap* Condon Comand'/ 


Extract of a Letter to S"" Edmond Andros from on 
separate Board the Rose Frigat lately arrived from New 
Inserted. | England dated at Falmouth 8 July 1690./ 

End:) For/ S^ Edmund Andros/ at The Lord Craven^s 
in Drewery Lane/ / London. 8^^ July 1690 From 
New England./ 

One hundred English Soldiers, (& Friend Indians to be 


Ordered that One hundred English Souldiers with what 
number of freind Indians can bee procured bee forthwith 
raysed for the Strengthning of the Forces in the Eastern 
parts, to enable them to make out a body against the comon 

15° July 1690/ 

past in the affirmative by y" deputies 

Neh. Jewet g Ord' 
Consented to by the Gov"" and Magistrates 

Is"* Addington Sec"'V 

The One hundred Soldiers to be detached by their 
respective proportions. 

Ordered that y® Major Generall forthwith grant out his 
warrants to the Majors of the severall Regiments of Militia 
hereafter mentioned for detaching their respective propor- 
tions of Souldiers well appointed with amies and aiTiunition 
for their Ma"''^ Service, as followeth to make up One hun- 
dred men Ordered for the strengthning of the Forces East- 
ward (that is to say) Midd'^ lower Regiment Seventeen, 
Upper Regiment Twelve, Boston Regiment Sixteen, Suf- 
folke South Regiment Twenty, Essex South Regiment ffif- 


teen Middle Regiment ffifteen, North Regiment ffive, to 
Randezvouz upon Tuesday next the two and twentyeth of 
this instant where Each Major shall appoint who is forth- 
with to send away his number under some suitable person 
unto Newbury and deliver them to Cap"® Stephen Greeulefe 
jun' to be by him conducted or sent unto Piscataqua to be 
disposed of by Major Pike Coinander in Chiefe for the fill- 
ing up the severall Company^ there under his Comand not to 
be posted in Garrisons. 

Past in the affirmative by the Gov"" and Magistrates 
17 : July, 1690. Is^ Addington Sec'^ 

Voted & Consented to by y" deputies 

Neh. Jewet g Ordy 

Order for better streiigthning of the Eastern parts. 

For the better Strengthning of the Eastern parts and 
Enabling them to make out a moveing body against the 

Its Ordered that One hundred Souldiers (over and above 
those lately Ordered there) be forthwith provided by de- 
tachm* out of the several Regiments of Militia of this 
Colony, the North Regiments of Essex and Midd'' excepted 
to be sent up thither. 

And the Majo*" General to give out his warrants accordingly 
pr" Aug° 1690. Past in the affirmative 

by the Magistrates 

//Is'* Addington Sec'''' 
past by y® Deputies 

N. Jewet p order/ 

Friend Indians to he sent out against the Common Enemy. 

Ordered that Lieu' Thomas Swift take Speedy care to 
provide Sixty or more of the Friend Indians well furnish'* 


with Amies & Auiunition to be sent out under a Suitable 
Couiander ag' the coiTion Enemy. 

Past in the AflSrmative by the Magistrates 

//Is« Addington Sec'">/ 
Consented to by the Deputies. 

Neh : Jewet g ordy 

Ensign Daniel Warner released. 

Ensigne Daniell Warner who was sent out to y® East 
vnder Cap* Steeuen Greenliffe, his Family being sick this 
six weeks desires y* he may be released, y' the Company 
being in Garisons his Leiv* w*'' other superior officers may 
take the Care till another be sene needful to be Comis- 

past in y" Affirmative (That he be Re- 
leased &c) by y*" deputies. 

Consenf^ to by the Magistrates. 
August pr" 1690./ 

g order Neh. Jewet/ 
Is* Addington Sec'-^/ 

There appearing to be need of some more Souldiers to be 
sent to the Eastern parts for enabling them to pursue the 
Enemy to their Head-Quarters, It is Ordered that a Letter 
be forthwith writ to the Governour and Council of Ply- 
mouth for their speedy Assistance with one Hundred Men 
furnished with Arms Ammunition and Provisions for two 
Moneths time. 

Past in the Affirmative by the Magistrates 
pro Aug° 1690. // Is"* Addington Sec^ 

Consented too by y® Deputies 

Neh. Jewet g Order/ 


Letter from Robert Pike 

Portsmouth Sept 27, 1690. 
may it please your honors 

All du Respects fimised may you please to vnderstand 
that on thursday night Last our ffleett and Army arived in 
this River and yesterday vp at the bank whear the soldiers 
went ashore and I supose our poor Captivs of whom I saw 
only too objects of great compasion (being arived wee held 
a Councill about w* was next to be don pticulerly whether to 
make another trip Estward in psuance of w^ was begun it 
was generaly concleuded to be very advisibel and our Com- 
anders very willing but vpon examinasion of our ability to 
pform it we found our selvs by Divin pvidence hedged in 
within the Co[ntrary] Imposibility : first because our Indians 
posit [ively] will not go againe till, thay haue ben at hdm 
[and besides] ) the small pox haue Carrj^d away some & 
[besides] divers more of them haue ben w'*^ the sick so as we 
[find them all] infected & not so capibl of being kept any 
[longer in] thayer places : & thay being drawn of we [be- 
ing small in] number will not be Left to attempt such 
[things] because so many of our Soldeers ar almost [use- 
less at pre [sent] theres no gspect of any such thing [but 
it would haue [Iieen very seasonabl to haue ben a while vis- 
[ited] but not to go forwards till we see w' efects our mo- 
sions aired [y made will] du and consequently to dismiss the 
fleett at [the Bank orders] from your honers (to the Con- 
trary) which doubtless [has been] considered what shall be 
don with the Army for the resolve of w*=^ wee wayt your 
honers pleasure. as also w' setlment to be made for 

the futtur security of the frontier Townes 

Itt is the senc of all men present in Council that to Let 
any of those Towns be lost will be intolerably prejudisiall 
to the whole Country & dishoneribly reflecting all the wotd 


21y that to keep them from being Lost will of nescsaty 
be to afibrd them som farther asistanc from the Country till 
we see what the Lord will do for vs and them, it is now dis- 
corst of ranging our own fronturs to see w* Lurking eniuys 
may be mett with all vpon the confines therof and as we 
then find shall Inform your honers with humble presentage 
on of our then sent of things w'^'' in our general Aprehen- 
sion is that som strength of men may be Left for the safty 
of the places vnder Carfull Condacts & yet not so many 
Comision officer to be Constantly there because of saving 
charg and pticulerly as to Wells we hear that thayr Capt is 
minded to leaue w'^'' will be very gratefull to the peopl 
pvided thay may haue Left Andrews in his room vnder 
whose Conduct (thay sa}') thay"" so very happy & quiet de- 
siring nothing more then that he may go off with honer w'^'^ 
may be best accomplisht by thayr silenc : as to a farther ac- 
compt of our lat expedison refer 3'our honers to the rela- 
sions of the Conducter thereof who will sudanly wayt vpon 
you not hauing at present to ad but that I am 
your honers most humbl servant 

Rob* Pike 

I receued M"" Adingtons by Maj' Vahan 

I supose the Indians takn by our Army w'^'' ar in number 
eight will Com downe to your hon" in Capt Alden it is sayd 
that plimoth men ar in expectasion of som part in the cap- 
tivs by gmise what is of that natur your honers will vnder- 
stand from maj"" Church who s})eakes fayrely viz that they 
shalbe Left for redemsion of Captives if that may be don 
with them w' ever els be don if they are not so disposed of. 

They ar Hallvinses Squo. 2 of his children & 2 of her 

Hakins is saj^d to be Sagemor of pigwoket. 

2 of the children of worambo sag-amer of Amiscogin. 

child of on of Saco. 


May it please your honers by these as also by the [Gentle] 
men now coin to you will vnderstand that [on receive] ing 
your honers Letter on Lords day morning signifying your 
pleaser that an Asay shook! [be] mad to the head quarters 
before the Army was gone we in psuanc therof met on 
Munday following and I declared your pleasurs with w*^** 
all wear redy to comply that it came presently to a streiious 
indever of accomplishing maj'' Church conceiving that he by 
pshasson or compulsion hee shoold make his Indians stay 
and the people ofred thayr psonal servic & pul thayr cloths 
from thayr backs to suply soni of Solders that did want 
rather then the design shoold fayle when all came to thear 
it was re- appearing 200 the Comanders wear willing to go 
solved vpon ^.jj-]^ ^^^^^q i\y^^i ^.^■,^^\^[ lyQ ii.ij go ^yQ ^gjjt to furnish 

the vessells for the design ther was not pvision for the same 
but wear forst to give off all at ons & dismist the vessells & 
the Army to thayr quarters till your honers plesur be farther 
known concerning it shall in the mean time randg the fron- 
turs I am forst to break of that the sloop may be gon who 
stays for this Lettr maj"" Church & Capt Convers ar now 
coming to wayt vpon your honers to whose relasson humbly 
refer your honers till my next wayt vpon w'^'' will be forth 
with god assisting who am your honers most humbl servtt 

R P/ 

Cap* Floyd to take Gieorge Hastings on hoard his sloop. 

To m'' frances Lyford cap^ or Comand"" of y" sloop. 

You ar in thayr ma*-^'* names required to take abord your 
sloop George Hastings who was on of cap' floj^ds solders 
and Run away from liim from portmoth to the great Hand 
vpon the tenth day of agust Last & from thenc abord the 
privatei'c at the He of Shols wth home ho remaned till the 
29 of Sept last and then arived hear & was aprehended & 


kep in hold till now. The sam safly to carry to boston & de- 
liver to gather with this order to the govern'' or some other 
of the magists or to their order to be by them jiceeded with 
as thay shall direct. 

Dated at portsnioth October y^ 4 : 1G90 p me 

Robt Pike Asst 
Com in chfF/ 

Complaint of Gapt Floyd. 

the testymony of John ffloyd fifty fore yeers or there 
abouts testifieth and sayeth that I being abord the sloop 
l)ellecan John Lambert being Comander at the grayt Island 
Just sailing for the Est ward aganst the Enymy the last 
Expetion I wanted too of my soldars that was a shore at the 
s"* Island namly Mathv Loftos and wilyame Edmonds So I 
sent the bote a shore for them boot fovnd only the s'' loftas 
the othar came nott boot the s** loftos when Kam abord 1 
askt him whi he ded sarve me so he told me he woold sarve 
me woors before he had dvn with me for sayd he I care nott 
for yov nor for none and sayd that he hopt that he shook! 
wash his hands In m}^ blood and In thoas that ded geve me 
my powar with a many other base woord he had Also brok 
the barrel of his goon and be caas Iskt him whi he had dvn 
so he had Rathar brak his goon then too Kel ani of the En- 
imy as i cald them boot Rathar Kel me or any that ded send 
me or him ovt : then I told him that he shoold gooe a shore 
and thare shoold be a coors taken with him for thoes woords 
wich he had spok and so I tvrned him ashore thes wa the 10 
day Sept go as witnes my hand 

John floyd Capt/ 

October the : 4 : 90 
Sworn at Portsmoth October y*" fifth 1690 before me 

Robt. Pike Asset/ 


Declaration of Silvanus Davis. 

The Declaration of Silvanus Davis Inhabitant of the Towne 
of ftallraouth in the prouince of Maine in New^ England Con- 
cerning the Cruell Trechory & Barbarous manigment of a 
war against the Enolish in the Esteren parts of new enff- 
land hy the Cruell Indians being as i dout not and as the 
sarcomstances will apere set vpon ; theire Bloody desinge 
by the french and theire abeattors 

Haveing the Liberty of Walking the Towne of quabaqe 
& having oppei'tunity of Conversing with the Gentlmen of 
the place many was the Ought Reags & Insulting of the In- 
dians vpon the English whilst S"" Edinond Androus was 
Gouno"" : At north Yarmoth &, othr pleaoes at the Estward 
the Indians Kild sundry Cattell : C( ni in to houses & threat 
ned to knoke the peopele on the head and at seureall times 
Gave ought Reporte that they wold make war vpon the 
English & that thay was animated soe to doe by the freance 
the Indians behaving them selvfes soe Insulting Gave Juste 
Cause of grat suspetion, in order for the finding ought the 
truth & to Indevour the preventing a war one Captt Black- 
man a Justice of Peace with soom of the naiborhood of Saco 
Riuer seased sevreall Indians that had bin Bloodey murder- 
ous Roo;es in the first Indian wars Beini^ the Chefe Ringe 
Leadors & most fitt & Capeble to doe mischif : Said Cap" 
Blackman seassed to the number of betwixt 16 & 20 in or- 
der for theire examination & to Bringe in the Rest to a 
treaty. Said Blackman soone sent the said Indians with a 
gard to fallmouth in Cascoe bay theare to bee secured vntell 
orders Coold Com from Boston Concarning them & in the 
mene Time the said Indians was well provided with prove- 
tions & sutable nessereys. The Rest of the Indians Robd 
the English & Took som English preisnors wharc vpon post 
was sent to Boston S'' Edmund Androus being at New Yorke 
the Gentlemen of Boston sent to fallmoth som souldiers for 
the Defence of the Country & all soe the worshipfull m"" 


Stolen with others to treate with the Indians in order for the 
setling a peace & Getting in of our English Capttifs as soone 
as the s*^ Gentlemen arrived at the Estward thay sent away 
one of the Indian prisonors to the Rest of the Indians to 
sumon thorn to Bring in the English thay had taken & all 
soe that thaire seachems shovld Com in to treat with the 
English in order that Juste satisfaction shold bee made on 
Both sides : the Gentellmen waighted the Returen of the 
Indian meseng-er & when he Returned hee Brouijht answer 
that thay woold meete our English at a place Caled moquai- 
to & thare thay wold bring in the English Captifs & treate 
with the English All though the place apwinted by the 
Indians for the meeting was sora Leags distance from fall- 
moth yet our English Gentlemen did Condesend to it in 
hopes of Geting in our Captifs & put a stope to farther 
Trobles thay dispacht away to the place & Carried the 
Indian prisonors withem & staid at the place appoyinted 
expectting the Coming of the Indians that had promised a 
meetting but thay like false perfideous Roges did not apper 
with ought doubte thay had bin Counceld what to doe by 
the freanch & theire abetters as the Indians did declare after 
wards : & that Thay ware nere the place & soe our English 
that was to treat with them : but woold not show them selfs : 
but did en devou"" to take an opertunity to distroy our Eng- 
lish that was to treate them : such hath bin & was thaire 
Treachory our Gentlemen staid days to waite theire Coming 
but seeing thay did not appeer at the place apoyented thay 
Returned to fallmoth & Brought the Indian prisnors expect- 
ting that the other Indians woold have sent downe som 
Reson whie thay did not apere at the place apoyented & 
to make soom excuse for them selfs but in stcd of any Com- 
ployence thay fell vpon North Yarmoth & theare Kild seu- 
reall of our English whare vpon the Esteren parts was 
Ordred to Get into garisons & to be vpon theire Gard vntill 
farder orders from S"" Edmund Androus & that the Indian 


prisoners shook! be sent to Boston which was don with Greate 
Care not one of them hurt & Care tooke Dayly for them for 
provetions when thay arived at Boston the Gentlemen theare 
Can Give an accompt of theire vsage but S"" Edmund An- 
drous Returning from new yorke hee set them all at Liberty 
not soe much as taking Care to Redeme those of our English 
for them that was in their hands i had kept one at fallmoth 
a priseno'' to bee a gide in to the woods for our English to 
tinde ought the bants of our Heathen enemj-^s : But S'' Ed- 
mund Androus sends an Express to mee that vpon my vt- 
most perell I shook! set the said Indian at Liberty & take 
Care that all the Arems that was taken from him & all the 
Rest of those Cap" Blackman had seesed shoold bee deliured 
vp to then) with ought any orders to Receve the Like of 
ours from them, which was very straing at a gouno'^ shoold 
hee soe Carless of Ins maj'*^^ subjects <& Intrest. 

The names of those Indians that was in Custody that S'^ 
Edmund androus Relesed was 

Hope hood"] all being Cruell mordrous Rogs in 
the Rigors I the first Indian wars & soe proued 
all along in this last war, being 
often passing throw the Country 
vnto the freanch, the Indians dayly making destructtion 
vpon our English, S'" Edmund Androus Raised forsses and 
marched throw the Cowntry to the Estward in his march 
hee did Rcbuche the officers because thay did Get to Geather 
into Garisons to defend them selfs how hee maneged his a 
faiers & what mcshures hee did take with his instruments to 
iinpovrish this country & with other nations to Bringe vs to 
our wooden shooes i leave to the Inforniation of those that 
tooke a moic perticulcr accompt but it pleased God vpon 
the happy chainge in England the harts of Gods people was 
stvred vp to adventure for the Like chainge amongst vs : & 
Arested the Instruments of our misserys takeing the Gouo""- 
ment into theire hands & accordingly did Indevor to theire 

the Dowys 
& others 


power for the defence of the Country against the Common 
enemy the Heathen & french whoe Joyncd with in Cruell 
Barberous manar During our Towns Destroying their maj- 
estys subjects with fier & sord & all cruelty Imaginable my 
selfe hevins: Comand of a o^arrison in fallmoth for the de- 
fence of the same a party of french from Canida Joyned 
with : a : Company of Indians to the number of betwixt 4 
or 500 french & Indians set vpon our forte the 16"' of May 
1690 about daing began our fight the 20'^ about 3 Clok after 
noone wee ware takn. They fought vs 5 days & 4 nights in 
which time thay kild and woonded the Greatest parte of our 
men Burned all the bowses & att last wee ware forst to have 
a perly with : them in order for a surender wee not know- 
ing that there was Any french amongst them wee set vp a 
flag of truse in order for a parly wee Demand if thare was 
any french amongst them & if thay wold Giue vs quarter 
thay Answred thay ware french men & that thay woold Giue 
vs Good quarter — vpon this Answer Avee sent ought to 
them againe to know from whence thay Came & if thay 
woold Giue vs Good quarter Both for our men wiming & 
Children. Both wonded & sound & that wee shoold have 
liberty to march to the next English towne & have a gard 
for o"" defence. The Chefe of the Indians that Came against 
vs was thoes Indians that wee had in hould that S"" Androus 
ordred to bee clered & S"" Castene & Madakewando : with 
their Ester forses — & safty vnto the next English towne 
then wee wold surrender & all soe that the Command of the 
french shoold hould vp his hand &, sware by the Create & 
ever Living God that the seurell Artecules shuld bee per- 
formed all which hee did solomly sware to perforem but as 
soone as thay had vs in theire Coustady thay Broke theire 
Articcuels sufred our wiming & Children and our men to bee 
mad Capttifs in the Hands of the Heathn to bee Cruelley 
murdred & Destroyed many of them & espetishal our wonded 
men, only the french kept ray self & 3 or 4 more & Carried 
Doc. Vol. v. 10 


vs ouer Land for Canada I did desire the french that seeing 
thay woold make vs Captifs that thay wold Carey vs all for 
Canada or keepe vs to Geathr & that I might have the Lib- 
erty to send to Boston to the Gouno'' & Councell in order 
that Care might be taken for our Eansom but thay wold not 
Heere to any such terems but Tould mee that wee ware all 
Rebells and allso Boston aganst our King in that wee had 
proclamed Will & Mary King & Queue : & that thay waer 
vssarpers to the Crowne & that thay did fight for King 
James as Being vnder the procettion of the fi'ench Kinge. 
The Chefe of the Indians that Came against vs was thoes 
Indians that wee had in hould that S"' Androus Ordred to 
bee Clered & Sr Castene & Madakewando with their Ester 
forses — abought 24 Days wee ware marching throw the 
Country for queacke in Kanada by Land & wauter Carring 
our Conacs with vs. 

The french that tooke vs Came from Canada in febery 
Last past Desingnd for the Destructtion of ffallmoth by 
order from the Gouno"" there the earle of frentonach the 
Comanders name was monsir Burnif his Left^ name Monsier 
Corte te : march who was at the taking of Senecttade thay 
Brought seurall Indians with them from Canada & mad vp 
the Rest of there forses as thay marchd throw ^the woods i 
had a very hard travell throw the woods for Canada but i 
must say thay was kinde to mee in my travells throw the 
Country our provetions was very shorte Indian Corn & 
acorens Hunger mad it very Good & God Gave it strentgth 
to norrish. 

I arrived at quabaque the 14'*' of June 1690 where i was 
civilly treated by the Gentery & was soone Carried to the 
forte before the Gouno"" the Earle of ffrontonack he Receved 
me sevely and discorsed mee viz. 

hee tould mee that ou"" English at New Yorke was the 
Cause of the war in this Country betwixt the french & Eng- 
glish, for the Gour"^ of new Yorke had Hired the New Yorke 


Indians to Com over Land tooke & kild theire peopele & 
Destroyd theire Country & thay ware willing to pass it by 
Reather then to make a war with the English but still thay 
did Contenew & hired the Indians to Baeren seurell of theire 
peopell that thay had Taken which was a most Cruell thinge 
for one Christian to doe to an other and that thay woold doe 
noe such Cruell practtis i Towld him that New yorke & Bos- 
ton was tow distincte Gouourments and that the Gounou"" of 
New York must Giue a perteculer accompt to our King for 
his acttions and our Gounou"" of Boston must giue a perticu- 
ler acc'^p* to our King for his Acttions each for him selfe he 
said wee ware one nation i tould him it was true but tow 
distinct Gouerments all soe i tould him that the Last Indian 
war wee had a frindly Conuerse with the french & for ought 
i know it might have bin soe still had not thay Joynd with 
the Indians & Com over to our Country destroying our Towns 
& peopell & that the Gouno*" of Boston had only Raised 
forses to defend theire majestys subjects & Intrest aganst the 
Heathn was and had not moued ought of oure B but 

beeing forst theare vnto by theire Joyning with the Indians 
for the destruction of our Country. 

Hee said wee ware all Rebells against our King in })ro- 
claming the prince of Orring to bee our King & hee was but 
an Vserper & that King James was our King & the Kinge of 
france was his procettor in breefe thay tould me if the Gou- 
erment had not bin Chainged & that S' Edmund Androus 
had Contenued go*" whee shoold have had noe wars betwixt 
vs : but wee shoold have bin all as one people — 

which i doe beleve there was a papist desinge against the 
prodestant Intrest in New England as in other parts of the 

I Tould him : that the Condetion was with vs viz wee 
ware only vpon our Gard in our owe towns : for the defence 
of our wifs & Child : our Countery & that Littell Estate that 
God had Given vs aganst a heathen Barbarous enemy & that 


thay had Joynd with them & i said thay ware Like Robbers 
that meets with honest men vpon the High way who fight to 
save thaire mony & when thay are not able to Defend them 
selfs any Longer thay Bag for quarter & ghidly deliuer their 
purse to preserue tlieire Lifes which is promised but as soone 
as the purse is deliuerd the Robbers Cut the poor mens 
throts is our Condetion for wee war promised Good quarter 
& a gard to Conduct vs to or English but now wee are mad 
Capttiffs slafs & prisnors in the Hands of the Heathen. 

I thought I had to doe with Christians That woold have 
l)in Carfull of there Ingagements & not to violate & Brake 
theire Oaths — whare vpon the Gouno'" shaked his head & as 
i was towld was very Angrey with Burnife. 

The gouno'' Bed mee bee Corrago for i shoold be vsd well 
i thankd and tould him i did not valie for my selfe but did 
greeve for the Rest of the Captifs that was in the hands of 
the Indians he said he wold take Care that all that was takn 
with mee shoold be got ought of the hands of the Indians 
for thay did Loocke vpon vs vnder an other surcomstance 
then those that had bin sturring vp the Indians against 
them i was very Kindly vssed whilest my abode at qua- 
biicque & all soe seurall Capttifs that was takn with mee 
that the Indians Brought in : the french bought them & was 
Kind to them i was at quebaque 4 months & was Exchaingd 
for a french man S"" Will phips had taken the 15"' of octob'' 

whilest my abode was at quabaqe I did Indevor to aquante 
my selfe with the streanght of the place & the mcashurs 
thay take for the mannigment of theire war, viz. 

I find tha}' will not bee wanting by all menes posil)le to 
have the poossetion of all new England where our English 
are settled in order thctire vnto thay doe Indevor by pres- 
ents & sending peopell throw the Country with their friers 
b}' theire delutions to bringe all Indians to bee at theire 
Comand for war : thay Commonly pas buy Land in to the 


N west bay whcare our English facttory is to set the Indians 
against the English thare thay have taken all our English 
facttory thare except port Nelson which thay doe intend to 
take this winter in order thare vnto thay have sent 2 ships 
thay tooke in the Nor west from Cap" Bond & Capt Jn" 
Outslan & others of our English wliorae thay keepe in prison 
at quabaqe the said 2 ships saild from quabaqe in June Last 
past for the Nor west & thay have sent a party of frencli 
ouer Land to Joyne with Lidians & the said 2 ships for the 
destroying all our English facttory theare : they have Com- 
erse all soe with the Indians 6 or 700 Leags throw the Coun- 
try toward the Rivers of Maxico & desine, if possible : by 
presents & other means to bringe the maquis & those In- 
dians that are frindship with our English, to bee on theire 
side that thay may have them all soe to Joyne with them : 
the Jesuits & friers will speare noe Coste to Bring thire 
Cruell treacherys about which if thay Can accomplish thay 
will be in a faire way to subdue new England : tha}^ had 
desinged to send ought seurell party s of theire french (that 
can & doe Live in the woods as the Indians & which Grate 
parte of theire people Can doe) in small partys throw the 
Land in the winter to Joyne with the Indians for to Ruen 
our frontere towns in new England But it may bee S"" Will 
hath put a stope to that desinge at present but I know thay 
will vse all means possable to Indevor the destrurittion of 
theire majest^ Interest in New England & New York & if 
so : thay will not stope thare but thay will aime at all theire 
majesty^ lutrest in America ( : I giue my thoughts & vpon 
Good Grounds) if thare is not Care to prevent & I humbly 
Conceve the only way to [)revent them from theire l)loody 
desing is to subdue theire Country Remove them of & set- 
tell it with English before theare bee a peace settled betwixt 
the 2 nations for if a peace be thay will strangthen them 
seffs & secure the favors of all Indians & fight vs in time of 
peace with Indians & vpon the first Breach of a peace fall 


vpon the English with all theire forses & allso all Indians on 
theire sides : as thay are att present Judge thay Cannot make 
in Canada aboue 6 : or 7000 fighting men & thay disperst at 
seurell small townes at Greate distance theire Lining is most 
by the Indian Trade which is of a mighty value eyerly be- 
sides what thay have from the Nor west sense thay heave 
taken our English facttory. 

Theire Land is very fertell but thay have not mad such 
Large Improvements as our English have in New England 
for I linde the trade with the Indians brings them in sofisiant 
profit theare is Good Land & Good Timber if well Improufed 
& thay say at moriall a towne about 60 Leages vp the River 
to the southward from quabaque all frvtes will Grow theare 
as well as in france & that way thay desinge theire Great 
fareming & soe will settell throw the Country farther & 
farther vpon the Backs of the English But I hope God will 
prevent thaire Jesuitecull Bloody desinge. 

Thay say theire King dos mainetaine 1500 or 2000 soul- 
diers & sends ouer suploys & pay for them eyerly for the 
defence of the Country & that all fortification with stors : 
amonition & all publick worke are don vpon theire Kings 
accompt & not by the Inhal)itanc all soe thay say the french 
King sends ouer mony eyerly to dcfrae other publick Charges 
that may Arise & thare is noe publick dutys paid but by the 
Companys of the peltery which makes mee Judge the Incoms 
is Grate wheare such publick Charges is Expended. 

The Genter}^ at quabacje are very Courtious & Cevill & 
Lives very Splended only by the trade but thay heave 
abundance of poore amongst them for betwixt the Church 
men & Gentery thay are oppressed but in such a suttell way 
that the poore peopell are not sensible of the Cause of theire 
missery naither dcare they complaine if they weare. 

the french when thay take any Indians or Maquis that are 
theire Enemy s thay doe not kill them but keepe them very 
safe Giue them Clothes & vittells & Giue them theire Lib- 


erty such meshurs thay take to Bring all Indians to bee 
there freinds thay have Carried soom Maquis & other Indians 
that thay have taken for france to see the state thare & have 
Brought them backe to quabaqe Clothed them gaue them 
theire Liberty to Live amongst them or Goe to theire owne 
Country to show theire frinds how Kindly the freanch have 
vsed them. 

Reporte of an Army of English and Indians being at or 
Nere Moriall Caused the Gounour with what forsess coold 
l)e raised at quabaqe to imbarqe for Morrill vpon July 12"' 
1690 & Lefte in quabaque about 200 : men Gentellmen mar- 
chants & tradesmen to Gard the towne there was 6 a night 
vpon the Gard soe that all the men in the Towne Came vpon 
the Gard onse in 3 nights & theire douting that our English 
& Indians woold bee about them thay Roght every day to 
fortefie the towne Round which is with Stockades in the 
Ground & a banke Breast high Caste vp against it & vpon 
every Angle flankes of Good stone & Lime that will enter- 
tain 8 or 10 men to fight in ech flanker. 

there Cam often newes from Moriell of our army which 
put the Country in Greate feare. 

August lO"' nues Came to towne that our Eng-lish had 
taken 6 french ships at the He of pearsy which set the 
Greatest parte at theire wits ends what to doe douting that 
our English was Coming by Land and waiter nuse was Car- 
ried to Morriall but the Gounour Coold not Com downe 
from thence thay had theire hands full. 

18'^ nuse from Morriall that English & Indians had met 
with soom of theire french & had slaine about 3 men. 

yber 3^ — uuese from moriall that the Maquis only had 
slaine 30 french men wimming & Children. 

Newes that our ships was Gon from the He of persy which 
much Rejoiced the people. 

7ber ;i^9th jjues from Morriall that the Maquas had slaine 
one of the Kings Cap" & about 17 Souldirs & 3 or 4 Inhab- 


itance which put all in grate feare bewayling theire frends at 
Moriall and all soe theire owne danger. 

21"' Nuse that 2 french men of war had met with 5 of our 
English ships vpon the Cost of Acada which made the very 
Bells Joyfull 

24 this day newes brought to towne sartaine of our Eng- 
lish fleet being in the River now the Joy of our ships being 
taken was drowned with Greif to thinke what woold bee 
Com of theire ships that thay did expect from france y* thay 
ware in sum hopes that it might have bin a french fleete but 
sartaine Nuese Came to Towne that our English had bin 
ashore and Beaten of: the Cartaine nuse put all in very 
Great fears thay sent up to Moriall to the Gouno'' for Relefe 
all the Countrey peopell nere to quabeqe Came in which was 
not many theire numbers being vp at Moriall seurell of the 
Inhabitance of quebaqe did speake of surrendring vp to the 
English & i doe Judge thay wold have don soe if the Lord 
had Gave opertunity for our fleete to got vp to the towne 
before theire strangth of souldies had Com downe from 
Morrill the Gouno'"had sent ought seurell partys to discover 
the moshion of the Maquis his partys Returnd with sartan 
nues that thay ware Gon Back ouer the Lake & that thare 
was noe enemys by Land whare vpon the Gounou'' ordred 
the forsses from Morrill & other places for quabaqe// 

Octob"" 1** The seurell troops began to Com to town & 
soom Indians which was dispachd oute to Goe downe the 
River to discover the ships & kccpe our men from Landing 
at the Bishops & the He of Orlance & else wheare. 
4*'' The Gouno Arived with seurell troops of men. 
5**" theare Arived troops of men so with : what was in the 
Towne before about 2700 : besids a party vpon Orlance. 

G*'^ Mond morning our English fleete was Riding before 
the towne & then thare was in the towne about 2700 Brisk 
men well aremd & this day thare Came betwixt 3 or 400 
more by land : in the time of our fleite Loying at quabaqe 


provitions was very scarse very Littell Bread or Coren & 

very Littell meate only a persell of Cattell drove into towne 

which thay did kill to suploy theire souldiers. If it had 

plesed God that the Land army as was supposed to bee 

above had staid about Morriall or our ships had Come sooner 

or weather had been such that thay might have staid Longer 

with ouiiht doute wee shoold have bin masters of Canada — 

I Hope the Lord will find ought a way for the subduing 

those Blood thursty Reches : that have Joynd with the Cru- 

ell heathen to : Bucher soe many poore Innosent sovles 

whoes blood is Crying ought (how Long o Lord how Long 

holy & trve dost thou not Judge and avenge our Blood on 

them &c 

P mee Silvanus Davis/ 

William Vaughan to take the Chief command^ ^o. * 

Ordered, that ffifty of the Souldiers now abroad in the 
Eastern parts be continued at Wells under the Conduct of 
L* Elisha Andrews, Thirty at York under some fitt person 
in quality of a Sergeant to Comand them, and one hundred 
at Piscattaque under the Conduct of Cap* James Convers, 
Maj"" Pike & the rest of the Comanders & Souldiers under 
him, to be forthwith disbanded, all hired men to be detayned, 
except such as are disinabled by wounds or Sickness, Maj'' 
William Vaughan to take the chiefs Comand of the whole, 
and by the advice of the other Comission officers, and some 
of the principall Gentlemen upon the place, to Improve 
them for the discovery & prosecution of the Indian & trench 
enemie and Strengthning of those parts, untill the begin- 
ning of November next, unless the Council shall see Cause 
to Continue the whole or any pte thereof for longer time, 
Octob'' 11**^ 1690. Voted in the aflSrmatiue p"" y« Deputies 

John Clark C\qv/ 
Consented to by the Governor 

and Assistants. Is" Addington Sec"^/ 


Ordered that there be forthw**" sent Supplyes of Cloath- 
ing and all other Necessaryes for the Soljers that remayne 
at y® Eastward, to be paid out of the two Rates & halfe al- 
ready grant*^ 

Octob^ 11**^ 90 : Voted in the Affirmatiue p^ 

y® Deputies 

John Clark Cler/ 
Consenf* to by the Gov' 
& assistants 

Is^ Addington Sec*^/ 

Letter from BartJi^ Gedney. 


Salem 15^^ of OctoV 1690 
Sr Haveing heard of the offer of m"^ W™ Sawer to Raise 
60 volunteirs I took opertunitie of discource with him who 
seems very Ready to put himself on y* service if the Coun- 
cil! please to Incourage it their only dificultie is want of pro- 
vitions which the}^ are not able to furnish themselves with 
for soe Long as will be needfull to persue the designe to 
Efect therefore desire there may be order to some principall 
men at piscataque to furnish them with a months provition 
if they shall need the same) which they will allow for out 
of their body or what shall be due to them for scalps If it 
please God to Give them success & if they faile of succes 
the Contrie only to beare that charge he Informes me y' 
sine his being with the Councill he hath further Assureance 
of men Able & fitt for that service I therefore Give you the 
I'roublc of tliis Line offering my opinion that such a designe 
well Incouragcd formed & Conducted may be of great use 
and i)cnefitt & prevent much spoile and greater charge which 
will Inevitably fall upon us unless this be spedily pushed 
forward, they desire that 101 a scalp be allowed It will 


Quiken men the more : & somthing off an order Councill for 
it to List the men & that they chuse their owne officers. & 
to have Comission from the Government here are now many 
of the Easterne men In towne prompt and Ready for the 
service if the Coucill see meet to Incourage the matter I 
will use my indeavo's to sett it forward : if any order comes 
to me about it) this from 

Yo"" Assured freind & serv" Barth^ Gedney/ 
the matter Requires utmost 

Debentures to be given out to Soldiers. 

There being Severall Souldiers that were Imployed in 
their Maj*'*^^ Service Slaine & carried Captive from the ffort 
at Casco, and the Comissary being also Carried away, that 
so their accounts cannot be adjusted and their wives & rela- 
tions being in want, It's ordered that the Coinittee for De- 
l)entures, give out debenture for one quarter part of wages, 
that shall appear due to them for their Service, according to 
Certificate, from their Captains, for present ; untill there be 
oppertunity of settling those accompts 

22"' October 1690. 

past in the affirmative by the Deputies 

Tymothy Prout g order/ 
Consent*^ to by the Governo"" 

and Assistants Is* Addington Sec"^'./ 

Letter from TF"* Vauglian to Gov Bradstreet. 

Portsm" 30"' 8''^'" 1690. 
Much Hon''''' 

INIy Last Informed boath of y*" Complaints and Nessesities 
of the Souldiers w*^'' Renders them vncapable of that seruice 


your Hou''^ Designd them for. Since then on Satterday last 
wee sent out y'' Indyan Squaw w^'^ an English Man of these 
parts formerly Conuersant among y*^ Indyans who volletarily 
offerd himselfe on this occatyon to Indevor y** Recovery of 
som of our English Captiues be Exchainge &c & to make 
obserues of the Condytyon of our Enemy as opertunity 
May offer him pray god preserue and Returne him againe in 
safty which wee Doe Not Expecte in Lesse then a ffortnights 
time I am 

Much Hon'''^ 

Your Humble Seru" 
// W"^ Vaughan/ 

Wells October 31 ; 1690 
Euer Hon"'' 

These are to inform yo"^ Hon^^ that I Receiued a Coppy of 
the order of the General Court Respecting Wells of Maj"" 
pike : which order I haue obeyed ; the 28 : instant Sam" 
Storer Arriued here, with a hundred bushells of Indian Corn 
& Rye : 30 Wastcoats : 30 pair of Drawers & a hogshead of 
salt ; which is but a Small Suppl}^ Considering the pouerty 
of the inhabitants ; and the nesessity the Souldiers are in 
Respect of Cloathing Shirts shoes & stockings that I haue a 
great deal of trouble to keep them here the Inhabitants not 
Careing for our Company ; they not Desireing aboue twenty ; 
if any : Therefore I Crane of yo"" Honours that if Souldiers 
Must be kept here, that we might be Reliued and others 
Sent in our Room : for their is such Ananiossity betwixt the 
souldiers and the inhabitants ; that their is Little hopes of 
vs Doing any thing that tends to gods lion^" or the good of 
the Country ; 

The inhabitants were in but iiue Garissons when Capt 
Wyllys went away as major Pike had ordered and they are 


Rcmoucd into seuen ; and seuerall arc Discourseinii: of ffoinof 
home to their own houses ; and the most part of them is for 
Keeping Little or no watch ; for there is no Comand amongst 
them ; which makes them vncapable of Defence ; that If the 
Enemy Comes vpon vs ; I am afraid their Carelessness will 
be both their Destruction and ours also ; I intreat yo'' Hon- 
ours to take it into Consideration. 

Nothing more Material at present I Remain yo"" Honour* 
Huml)le seruant at Comand 
If yo"" Honours please to Dis- Elisha Andre wes/ 

course Cap* Wyllys he can 

Inform you of all perticku- 


Letter James Convers to the Gov'^ & Council. 

Portsm*" Nov y« S-^ 1690 
May it pleas your Hon" 

I haue often writt & I Cannot yett forbare, to Inform© 
your Hon*"^ of y*' miserable Condetion y* we are in for want 
of bread & cloaths, we haue nothing but a letle porke, but 
we haue not any bread nor haue we had any this fortnight 
or three weeks our Soldiers are sick some of y" small pox 
and others of A feaver, I haue borrowed bread for y'' Hos- 
petall, & y*" sick in severall places, and I am not Able to 
provide for so many people vpon my own account, for sev- 
erall Gennerous Gentleiu of y*' place are weary with doing 
for y® publicque haueing no Order yett to make rates which 
y'' are Exseedingly troubled at, I besech your Hon" to Con 
sider what difficvlty I meet with to provide Oatmeal, butter 
Candle &c for y'' sick with my Own money, I besech y' I 
may haue a spedy su{)plye, or Else Call me off & lett some 
other person come & bear a share — 

& altho the Soldiers are Exseedingly provoaked, yett I 

of Southfolk 


would pray y* those y' haue disorderly ran away may not 
altogether go vnpunished, 

viz Rich*^ Drew 

Tho^ Robinson 

Jn" Cooms 

Daniell Matthews 

Tim^y Dudley 

peter Yerington / 

Tho^ Cook of Maiden 
Nath" Geree 
I cannot tell y® perticuler Touns 
these belong too, but thought 
it my duty to giue your Hon""' 
this account, and remaine your 

hon" humble serv* 

James Convers/ 
[Superscribed] For the 
Honour"^'^ y*^ Governour 
& Council In 
— Boston 


pr Sam" Wheelwright Esq7/ 

Order, for the Etieouragement of X' Elisha Andrews, c^c. 

For the Encouragement of L* Elisha Andrews or any 
other meet persons that shall be Approved of by the Gov- 
erno"" & Council and such Volunteirs as shall list themselues 
to goe out w*'' them agst the comon Enimy ilVench & Inde- 
ans, Its Ordered that they shall be allowed twelue pounds 
in or as mony for every man of y'' Enimy they shall Kill or 


bring in aliue, in leiu of Wages, and to be paid three shil- 
lings p"" week a man whilst they are out in 3'^'' Service in Leiu 
of Provisions, as also Eight pounds in or as mony afores** 
for every English captiue they shall recover and bring back 
out of s'' Enimies hands, and that they shall be allowed what 
benifitt they can make of their Weomen & Children and 

past in y^ aflBrmatiue p"" y^ Deputies 
Noverab^ 6'»> 1690 

Consent*^ to by the Gov*" 
and Assistants 

John Clark Cler 

Is* Addington, Sec^/ 

Capt. John Alden to have the use of the Sloop Mary. 

Vpon the desire of Cap' John Alden to haue the Use of 
the Sloop Mary for a voyage to Nova Scotia proposing to 
Endeavour the Redemption of the English captiues now in 
the Enimies hands and to visset Port Royall to inquire into 
the State of the people there being subjected to the obedi- 
ence of the Crown of England, and to carry some provi- 
sions for their supply. Liberty is granted him to proceed 
accordingly at his own charg, Not to carry w"^ him any am- 
unition more then for the Necessary use of the vessell. And 
to Endeavour his Return to Boston again with Said Vessell 
within one month or six weeks tyme at farthest 
Novemb"" 6"^ 1690 S past in the AfErmatiue 

g y® Deputyes 

John Clark Cler/ 
Consent'' to by the Gov"" 
and Assistants 

//Is* Addington Sec"^/ 


Ordered that all the officers and Souldiers in their Maj"" 
Service now abroad at Piscattaque, be forthwith dismist, 
and drawne home only ffour & twenty to remayne behinde, 
Such as Cap* Convers, & Liev' Andrews shall appoint to 
Stay, (as many of the hired men as are fitt for Service,) to be 
of that number Twelve to be posted at Wells, and the other 
Twelve where Maj"" Vaughan, Maj"^ ffrost Capt" Convers & L' 
Andrews shall apprehend they may be most needed and to 
Continue untill the Gove"" & Council give order for their 
drawing off, Supplys of provisions, & Cloathing to be Sent 
for the Support of them that remayne, 

Wesson & Eaton of Redding, Hutchinson of Charls- 
towne, Jn° Goffe of Cambridge : John Belcher of 
Boston & John Hadlock of Salem, & Ebenezer 
Batchellor of Wenham & John Smith of Dorches- 
ter, & Samuel Shore of Brantry gticulerly to be 
dismist home 

past in y*^ afirmatiue g y^ dep*^ 

g order Joseph Lynde 

Novemb-- 7"> 1690 

Consent'* to by the Gov'' and Assistants 

Is'' Addington Sec-'V 


Instructions for Major Robert Pike, Major Elisha Hutchin- 
son &c'^ 
Let not your place of Treaty be without the bounds of 

Wells, and be very carefull to prevent any Surprise by 

Treachery. — 

You arc in the first place to Satisfy yo"" Selves concerning 

the persons that present themselves to treat w'*" you, and in 

w' capacity they come, and in case you find them Sagamores 


or appoinf^ by them You are to demand of them what Pro-* 
posals they have to make ; And Acquaint them that the 
Warr was begun neer Nine months before the Governm* 
came into our hands, and for ought we know, themselves or 
Accomplices were first Aggressors therein ; And Endeavour 
to make them sensible of the Resentment we have of their 
perfidiousness, and bloody cruelty exercised towards the 
English. — 

Let them understand that as we were not the beginners 
of the Warr, So we are not averse to Peace in a just and 
Righteous way. 

Let them understand, It is but just that they render Sat- 
isfaction for the innocent blood, which they have Shed, and 
depredations made upon the Country. — 

That you insist upon the Return of all the English Cap- 
tives in their power, and their Quitting of the English Pos- 
sessions, and Interest. 

That in case there be any conclusion of Peace, Endeavor 
to gain Hostages for Security on their part ; And if any In- 
jury be hereafter offered unto them by the English, that 
they first make complaint thereof to the Governm* before 
they seeke any revenge. 

In the Managem^ of this Affayre of so great coucernm' 
much nmst be left to yo*^ good sound discretion upon the 
place ; But let nothing be done, so as to give the Enemy 
Advantage to ensnare us, by being over credulous of them. 

Boston Nov-- 8. 1690./ 

Doc. Vol. v. 11 


Commissioners appointed. 

The Governour and Council of their Ma"''^ Colony of the 

Massachusetts Bay in New = England 

To Major Robert Pike, Major Elisha Hutchinson, 
Captain Penn Townsend, M*" Rich*^ Waldorn and 
m"" Samuel Wheelewright. 


Whereas Warumbee, John Hawkins and others of the 
principal Indian Enemy are lately come into Wells, and do 
desire an Opportunity to Treat with some Gentlemen of the 
English, in order to their obteining Peace — These are in 
their Maties names to Empower and Authorise you to be 
Commission'"s to go to AVells, there to receive the Proposals 
they shall Offer for themselves and other Indians in hostility 
with their Ma"''^ Subjects of this Country, And to make such 
Overtures to them on our behalfe as shall be for the Honour 
of God, their Ma"''* Interest, and the welfare of these Plan- 
tations, according to the Instructions given you from this 
Board. In Testimony whereof the Publick Seal of the 
Colony aboves'', is affixed to these pn'% Dated in Boston 
the Eighth day of Novemb'' 1690. In the Second year of the 
Reign of our Sovereign Lord and Lady, William and Mary, 
by the Grace of God, King and Queen of England &c*/ 


Instructions for Captain John Alden Commander of the 
Sloop Mary, and such other Gentlemen as shall accom- 
pany him in his present Voyage. — . 

In Pursuance of an Agreement made at Yorke the. 11*'' 
day of Novemb"" instant by some Gentlemen Commissionated 
by the Governour & Council with John Hawkins an Indian 
Enemy Captain in behalfe of the Eastern Sagamores refer- 


ring to the Exchange of Captives &c. Copy whereof is here- 
^th given you. 

You are forthwith to man the said Sloop with Twenty 
able men or thereabout, and set Sayle directly into Ports- 
mouth in Piscataqua River, to take in the Indian Captives, 
and such persons as the Gentlemen of Piscataqua shall thinke 
fit, and Suital)le to accompany, and assist you in this ser- 
vice, (Captain Hooke, m"" Partridge, and Captain Convers 
(if upon the place are apprehended to be meet for the 
same) with an able Interpreter : And so proceed to Sagada- 
hock, where you are to put abroad a fflagg of Truce, the In- 
dians haveing promised to bring the English Captives thither, 
which (they Say) are to the numljer of Seventeen or Up- 
wards, and send your Boat ashore with a fflagg of Truce, 
they haveing likewise promised, that at the same time, they 
will send as many Indians in a Canoe as there shalbe men in 
your Boat on board yo^ Vessell to remain there as Hostages 
until your men return, And haveing received the English 
Captives into your possession, deliver up to them their Cap- 
tives which you carry with you ; As also receive & digest 
into writing such Proposals and Overtures as shalbe made 
by the Indian Sagamores, referring to a further Treaty, ai d 
agree of the time and place for the same, which must not be 
to the Eastward of Wells, and the time cannot well he until 
the next Spring, towards the latter end of Aprill : And if 
any agreement be made of that nature, there must be Arti- 
cles likewise drawn in writing interchangably passed under 
yo"" hands of the one part, witnessed by both English and 
Indians for a Truce or Cessation of Amies, until after the 
time that shalbe agreed on for Treaty, And that neither 
themselves nor any of their men during all that time, shall 
do any Act of Hostility or injure any of their Ma"'' Sub- 
jects in person or Estate, nor hold correspondence joyne 
with, or Assist any of the French, or Indian Enemys but 
Endeavour to give timely notice to the English of any ap- 


proach of the Enemy, or designe which they may know of 
intended by them against the English, the like promiss for a 
Truce on the part ot the English you may consent to ; En- 
deavouring to obtein a Hostage to remain with the English, 
as Security for their performance ; And it wilbe advisable 
that they be limited to keep at some convenient distance 
from the English dwellings & Plantations which if they trans- 
gress and any inconvenience or mischiefe happen thereby, 
the English must be held excusable ; But if at any time they 
have Occasion to make application to the English for Sup- 
plies, or bring them intelligence, that they come to m"" 
Samuel Wheelewrights Garrison in AVells, and not above 
three of them unarmed and with a fflagg of Truce. — 

If you meet with any of our Vessells upon their return 
from Canada that are any waies distressed, or in want, yield 
them what Supplies & assistance you can. — 

The particular Conduct of this Affayre must be left to the 
good discretion of yo' selfe, and the Gentlemen that shall 
accompany you to Assist therein. In which Let all prudence 
and care bee used that you be neither Surprised, deceived 
by their treachery, or drawn into any inconvenient Engage- 
m* to the prejudice of their Ma"*^* Interest or cletrim' of their 
Subjects, And make all possible dispatch to return with the 
Yessell to Boston/ 

Agveem^ of a Truce iv^^ y^ Indian Sagamore Enemy' 
Nov^ 29'> 1690" 

Sagatahock Nov^ y« 29'" (1690) 
Att A treatee of peace with y" Eastw*^* Indian Enemy 


Cap*" John Alden sen*" and divers other Gentlein receiue- 

inff Orders from the Governour & Councill at Boston in New 


England to treat with y" s'' Eastw'' Sagamors in order to a 
truce & : C : at y^ place abous'') which accordingly was at- 
tended, where y® Eastw'^ Sagamores came and delivered vp 
ten of Our Englesh Captives, which were all y* y^ had there 
with them at y* time, the Indians also had Eight of their 
Captiues delivered vp to them at y® same time, and further 
the said Sagamores : viz : Edgareemat : Walumbcr : John 
Haukins, Watombamet, Toquelmut & Natumbomt, do here- 
by Covenant promis and agree for them selues their heirs 
and all the Eastward Indians now in open hostillety with the 
English from Pennecook Winnepiseockeege Ossepe Pig- 
wocket Amoscongon pechepscut Keneebeck river and all 
other places adjasant within the territory and dominions of 
the aboue named Sagamors, that neither them selues nor 
any other Indians belonging to y® s*^ places, shall do any 
harme wrong or Injury vnto the persons nor Estates of the 
Englesh, who are their Maj** subjects Inhabiting or y' may 
Inhabitt in y® provinces of New-Hamsheir and Maine, or 
that belong to any of y* Maj'^ territoryes and dominion of 
New-England from the day of the date hereof vntell the 
first day of May next Ensueing, at which time all the above 
named Sagamores do Covenant promis and agree, to meet at 
the Garrason hous of Leiu* Joseph Storer at Wells in the 
province of Maine, with y'' Geutleiii that the Governour & 
Councill shall send to said Wells and draw vp signe & seall 
Articles cS; peace between the said Englesh and Indians, at 
which time also the said Sagamors do promis to bring to 
said Wells all y'' English Captiues that are in their hands or 
y* yy Can procure by y* time and surender them vp to the 
English, and in the mean time dureing the whoU terme of 
y® aboues'^ truce. If any others Either french or Eiiemy In- 
dians shall Intice y™ or any of them to harme the English, 
or plott or Contriue any harme against y^ s'' Sagamors will 
timely discover y® same to som Englesh Garrason or seiz 
and secure them and bring them to y® Englesh. 


And If at any time the said sagamors or any of them 
shall haue Occasion to Speak to any Englesh within the 
terme of this truce they Coming with A flagg of truce to y* 
Garrason of Lieu" Joseph Storer afors'' and not aboue three 
men at one time, of which one of s'' Sagamors must be one 
they shall then haue free liberty to Come and Call at A dis- 
tance to s^ Garrason and haue acsess theretoo, and the 
afor.s*^ Cap'" John Alden and y® rest of y" Gentlem, do 
promis for the Governour and Councill and the English in 
the aforenamed provinces y* in Case y" afore mentioned Ar- 
ticles be firmly kept and Observed by y® Sagamores and In- 
dians afors'' y' then the s'' English shall not harme any of 
them dureing y® terme of y*' abou S'' truce, and further it is 
agreed by the Sagamors afors*^ that if y® s'^ Govern"" & Coun- 
cill will send for their Captiues to Casco sooner than the 
time abous*^ and Establish A peace there, that the s** Saga- 
mors haueing timely notice of it they shall and will attend 
it, in testemony whereof y^ s"^ p'-^*^* haue Interchangably set 
to their hands and seals y" day & year Alredy speseefyd/ — 

Edgaremett / ^ Seal. 



Ned T Higen Toqualmot v ^ Seal. 

T 1 . n . , Wesumbemt (^'^'^ Seal. 

John Alden : ju"^ ^ \>y 

Nathanel Alden Natombomet \^y Seal. 

Walumbe 1) Seal. 

John Haukins — O Seal. 
Signed & sealed Interchangabley 
vpon y" Water in Canoes at 
Sackatehock when y'' wind blevv hard. 


Letter to the Agents of the Massachusetts Colony in 

Boston. Novemb"^ 29° 1690. 
Hon''' and Worthy Sa- 
lt's now more than nine months from the time of our 
Agents departure sent from hence, with our humble Ad- 
dresses to their Majesties for our Settlement, Since which 
we have not been made happy with the receipt of a Line 
from yo"" Seh'es, that might have been of direction in the 
Conduct of our Publick Affayres, circumstanced with so 
many & various difficulties ; Although some not well affected 
to the put Governm* have not been wanting to insinuate as 
if they had Intelligences of the Issue and ill Success of our 
Affayres in England, and to spread abroad divers false 
Rumours respecting the same to amuse the People, and 
make them uneasy, and thereby to render the Administra- 
cons of the Governm' more difficult : We do not herein in- 
tend the imputation of any neglect to your Selves, or Omis- 
sion of Opportunity^ for Convayance ; being sensible that 
those so acting have not been better furnished with intelli- 
gences ; But to intimate the Spirit that is found among us, 
and that the delay of a full Settlement, Especially consider- 
ing the conjuncture of our Affayres, hath been of no little 
disadvantage. We have not knowingly omitted any Con- 
vayance to Impart unto you, what from time to time hath 
occurred with us in matters of moment particularly referring 
to the Warr, and the Expeditions set forth against the ffrench 
and Indian Enemy, A Narrative of that to Port Royal, and 
of God's Smiles upon us therein hath been forwarded unto 
you, and hope is come safe to hand, with our Letters advis- 
ing of our preparations to set forth for Canada, which was 
accordingly put in Execution ; The awfull Frowne of God 
in the disappointment of that chargable and hazardous Enter- 
prize, you will have a particular Account of in the Narrative 
accompanying of these ; Avherein, whatsoever. Some may 


charge as matter of blame upon these or those Instrum** 
Imployed in the Conduct of that Affayre ; Yet is the provi- 
dence of God, appearing against us in the same, to be spe- 
cially remarked, and taken notice of, partly by the long 
continuance of contrary winds at their Entring the River, 
retarding their Voyage that they were neer three times so 
long goeing up, as their passage was to the Rivers mouth, 
and Notices thereby given to the Enemy to prepare, and 
opportunity to draw down their tforces to oppose them. As 
also the withdrawing of the Land fforces, notwithstanding 
our pressing the necessity of a Reinforcement of that Expe- 
dition to keep the Enemy alarm'd, and buisy above. Endeav- 
ouring all we could the prosecution thereof; Although the 
Indians (as is said) fell so greatly short of appearances, as 
they had promised. Count Frontenac comeing with his Soul- 
diers to Quebeck but three dayes before our Ships got 
thither, and then the unseasonableness of the weather after 
their arrival there and several other particuhir providences 
concurring in this disappointm* gives us plainly to see the 
finger of God therein and shall our ffather Spit in our Face, 
and we not be ashamed, God grant we may be deeply hum- 
bled, and inquire into the cause, and reforme those Sins that 
have provoked so great Anger to smoke against the prayers 
of his people, and to answer us by terril)le things in Right- 
eousness ; And no less of Gods anger hath appeared against 
us in the loss of so many of our ffriends sent out in that 
Expedition, in and at tiieir return by the contagion of the 
small Pox, Fevers and other killing distempers, which upon 
a modest computation (with those Slain, and dead of their 
wounds) We cannot reckon up less than Two Hundred men 
in the whole, or thereabouts, whereof neer ffift}' are Indians. 
God is holy and righteous in all his waics, and forever to be 
adored in his wisdom and Sovereignty. We are sensible 
there will not want those who will Endeavour to traduce 
and misrepresent us in the designe and managem^ of this so 


chargeable and hazardous an Undertaking, whereto it being 
by most apprehended we were Enforced through necessity 
for our own Safety, we can truely Say, we had no other 
Ends therein, but the glory of God, the preservation of 
their Ma"" Interest, and defending of their good Subjects 
of these Colony^ against the Incursions and depredations 
of cruel Antichristiau and Heathen Enemies, who were the 
first Assailants, and made their inrodes upon us both in the 
East and West the last Spring, And arc useing all their Jes- 
uitical policy utterly to root us out, as you will see by the 
inclosed Narrative of Captain Davis, accounting us (as the 
English Nation in general) Rebels for our Loialty to their 
present Ma"""' We may not Expect to live in peace, nor can 
their Ma"''^ Interest in these parts be Secured, but by the 
Subdueing and bringing under these Malicious and bloody 
Enemies, who are wickedly designing and unweariedly in- 
dustrious, spareing no costs, and bearing with the most in- 
sufJerable injuries ofiered them by the Indians to proselyte 
and bring them over unto their side, that so they may have 
the fairer advantage to Infest and lay waste the English 
Plantations, Nor Can our Sea Coast, Fishery or Navigation 
be defended against their Invasions, without his Majesty 
shall)e pleased to afford us some Assistance of Shipping and 
other Supplies which we desire you would humbly lay be- 
fore his Majesty : And if his Ma'^ shall see cause to Order 
the setting forth any ffrigatts for the reduceing of Canada, 
our Souldiers (who generally want neither Spirit, nor reso- 
lution) are ready to ofl'er themselves again to that Service. 

It is not unlikely that you may meet with some Com- 
plaints of our countenancing or connivance at irregular 
Trading, and not giveing due Encouragement to a private 
Ship of Warr, that Seised upon & brought in two English 
Ships from Newfoundland that came thither from Ifrance ; 
You may truely Answer that we do not apprehend that we 
are justly to be taxed in the one or other of such Complaints, 


and have not been wanting to our power to prevent irregu- 
lar trading, by Imploying of OflBcers to inspect and informe, 
as also to Seize upon any such, and upon particular Occa- 
sions granting forth special warrants for the taking hold of 
any acting in that kind, and shalbe alike carefull to proceed 
against them according to the direction of the Law, One 
Ship is at present under Seisure in order to Tryal on that 
Account ; And for the ships brought from Newfoundland, 
one was Seised being wholly discharged of any flfrench 
Goods, (if she brought any) and reladen with fish, the other 
was Seised with flrench goods on board, the Captain laid his 
Informations and joyned Issue against both, upon breach of 
his Ma"*' Declaration of Warr, Inhibiting of his Subjects 
holding of communication or correspondence with y'' ffrench 
King or his Subjects. In which Declaration there is no 
penalty Set down, nor Rule given how to proceed against 
any Ships or Vessells that come from ffrance and this was an 
English Ship brought there as the merchant alledged to 
bring off himselfe and other English Prisoners, and not 
trading from or to ffrance within the meaning of the Kings 
Declaration, She was acquitted of that Information, but 
afterwards reSeised by the Country' Officer for breach of 
the Acts of Trade, which being done as is alledged in New- 
foundUmd, Security is taken for the Answering of it in 
England ; The case of the other Ship being differently cir- 
cumstanced from the ffirst, is transmitted to the High Court 
of Admiralty to be there determined, of which you may 
have a farther Account. 

In the beginning of this month, seven or Eight of the 
Eastern Indian Sagamores sent in a writing by the hand of a 
Captive, and came themselves to Wells to make Overtures for 
Peace, Some Gent" from hence were appointed to discourse 
them, but e're they came thither, the Indians were all gone 
(save onely one) pretending the time assigned for their return 
was neer out, and if they out stayed that, tlieir men would 


either apprehend they were either kild, or deteined Captive, 
and so mischiefes might ensue thereupon, our Gentlemen 
discoursed him that remained and ao^reed about the Exchange 
of Captives and that those who came to fetch the Captives 
should be instructed to receive what further Overtures the 
Sachems (who would then be together) should make con- 
cerning a Treaty, and agree of time and place for the same 
Captain Alden, Captain Con vers, and some Gent" of Piscata- 
qua are Employed in this Atfayre, an Account whereof we 
may Expect within a weeke or Ten dayes at their Eeturn, 
the English Captive that came in Saith, they are very poor 
and low, have lost a considerable number of their men, and 
some of principal Note among them. Express themselves 
Aveary of the Warr, and have this several months been 
meditating how to mediate, and bring about a peace with the 
English, the Success of this, as all other our Affayres is with 
God, who we hope in all these darke dispensations of his 
providence, will at length cause light to breake forth upon 
us on whome alone is our dependance and Expectations. 

Thus may you see the Sea of trouble we are Swiming in. 
Nor are we altogether unsensible of the great paines and 
difficulties yourselves are labouring under on our behalfe, 
their Ma"^^ flavourable Aspect towards us and direction for 
the future Management of our publick Afiiiyres, & Gracious 
Settlement of the Governm' is absolutly necessary to be 
hastned unto, which we are humbly awaiting with longing 
Expectations, and desire you to Sollicit : We are greatly 
thoughtfull about the discharge of our Debts at home, and 
the makeing of Supply' to your Selves abroad, there wilbe 
soon other Opportunity^ for writing to j^ou ; which we shall 
be carefull to improve and possibly then be able to give a 
more particular Accompt of the issue of the late great Ex- 
pedition, wherein we doubt not you will not be wanting to 
Endeavour their Ma"^* flfavourable Resentm* of our sincere 
Intentions for their Service. Giveing our hearty Respects 


and Service unto your Selves, and other jQTriends with you 
that wish our welfare, we commend you to the gracious Pro- 
tection and guidance of God both in yo'' personal and pub- 
lick afta3'res you are Engaged in on our behalfe and begg 
yo"" praj^ers for direction to our Selves in a right manageing 
of the Arduous Concerns under our hands 
We Subscribe 

Your Assured ffriends and 
Obliged Servants. 

Sim : Bradstreet Gou""/ 
in the name of the Council. 

For the Eight Worpp" S-" Henry 
Ashurst K"* & Baronet, Elisha 
Cooke Es(j. the Rev*^ m'' Increase 
Mather, and m"" Thomas Oakes 
Agents for the Massachusetts Colony./ 

Petition of Inhabitants of Salem, ^c. 

To the Honourable The Govern'' and Councill of the Massa- 
chusetts Colony in New England — 

We the Subscribers hereunto Inhabitants of Salem, To- 
gether w**^ many of our Neighbors and Friends being under 
a Deep sense of the Deplorable Condition of this Poor Coun- 
trey. By reason of our French and Indian Enemies &c. Doe 
humbly })ray that your Hon" would be pleased to Lay be- 
fore Their Majesties the same by an Address, Begging their 
Early countenance and Assistance In the Spring. We are 
not Ignorant that some Particular Gentlemen are making an 
Address to y" King partly to this Effect But we think it 
most meet to be done l)y the Government, 


We doe further Recommend to yo' Consideration, Whether 
it be not Necessary to take some Speedy course, That there 
be a Right understanding w*'' y*' Mohawks, Lest they goe off 
to the French, w'''' seems to be Threatned hy the Divisions 
at New York, The Defeat at Canada and in ^Vticuler Their 
failure On their part of y* Expedition, for w*"'' very probably 
they Conclude That this Gouernm* and all New England 
are Highly ofended w*^ Them and so may the Sooner Im- 
brace the Insinuating Tenders of the French — 

Earth" Gedney 
Benj'^ Browne 
John Price 
John Higginson Jun' 
Stephen Sewall 
Benj* Marston 
William Hirst 
Tim° Lindall 
Robert Kitchen 
Manasseh Marston/ 

Ordei' Relating to N. II. & Maine Soldiers. 

Ordered y' all the Soldiers y* are in the Countrey^ pay in 
New ham shi'' & the prouince of Mayne be forthwith drawne 

Xbr 12'*' 1690 : past in y® afirmatiue p y^ deput' 

as attest Joseph Lynde p ord"" 
Consented to by y'= Gov"^ and Assistants. 

Is'' Addington Sec'V 


Allowance to MaJ^ Robert Pike. 

Ordered That Major Robert Pike be allowed for his ser- 
vice To the Countrye against The Coman Enemye att the 
Eastward : Eight pounds per month. 

desemb"^ 19. 1690. passed in The affirmitive 

by y® deputys 
Christopher Osgood p ord""/ 
Consent*^ to by the Gov' & Assistants 

= Is^ Addington Sec"^./ 

Petition of Silvanus Davis. 

To the Hon*''* Gov'' & Councell of the Massachusets Colony 

The Humble Petition of Silvanus Davis 
Humbly Shevveth 

That whereas Yo"" Petitioner haueing Served the Country 
in their Maj"*^* Servise at the Eastward by your Hon*'' Order 
from time to time, begining about the 23"^ of Aprill 1689 
when your Hon" sent orders unto Coll ; Ipidward Tyng Maj"" 
Savage & my selfe to take Posession of the Sundry For- 
tresses and Settle them under Yo'' Hon" Authority (In said 
Expedition) & untill y^ time that y^ fourt at Casco upon the 
20'*' May 1690 : was taken by the ffrench & Heathen Enimie, 

I served Commander in Chiefe of sd fort & Towne, 

Also I did offitate in the place and duty of Chyrurgeon 
amongst the Souldiers & sick men, about Eleaven months 

time, Also I pformed the Duty of a Comesary for 

about four months time & Also I maintained A 

Drum and Drummer about thirteen montiis for the service 
of the fourt, & all the Marching fources that was sent to 
that place from time to time. 

Yo"" Supplicant Served the County in S"" Edmunds time in 
pson & Estate wh at Present I doe not Insist upon, neither 


doe I mention what I haue Supplied the Country with since 
the Revolution, (In this my Petition) it being the Estate of 

other Gen* Concerned with me, I only Petition in 

this to yo" Hon""^ that yo"" Hon" would be pleased to Con- 
sider the Premises and Order what to Allow my selfe for 
All my Severall Services as abouesd : and for my Drum & 
Drummer as aforesd; Also for a Serv* of mjme (W™ Parker 
by name) w'^h served as a Souldier under my Command 

about tenn months, and is now in Captivity Humbly 

Desireing Yo"" Hon" to Consider my necessity haueing Spent 
& Lost my Estate in the Defence of the Country. And to 
Grant EfFectuall Order for Yo'' Supplicante Receiuing what 
Yo' Hon*' shall see Cause to Allow Yo"" Supplicant for the 
Services abouesd — ./ — 

And Yo'' Petition'" as in Duty 
Bound shall ever Pray &c : 

xbr 22"^ IfiOO then this petition was 
Considered by the deputies & they 
voated thirtj' pounds to be paid 
him for his present Releife by y^ 
Country Tresu"" as mony. 

Joseph Lynde : g order/ 
Consent to by the Gov'' 

and assistants. Is* Addington Sec'^^ 




Cap"'' Convers 

Whereas you have lately been Imployed with others on a 
Treaty with the Indian Enemy referring to the Exch. of 
Captives. And likewise have agreed unto the Overtures made 
by them for a Truce and Cessation of Amies until the first 


of May next, according to Articles intercbangably passed 
betwixt you. 

And Forasmuch as liberty is granted unto y® Indians by a 
Limited number to haue their access from time to time unto 
one of the Garrisons at Wells as they shall have Occasion 
to make their application unto the English ; 

Yo'' selfe is desired and appointed to take up your resi- 
dence at Wells for the space of two or three months to 
come, until the Gov*" & Council shall take farther Order, to 
Conduct and govern that Affayre with Indians, to prevent 
any damage or inconvenience which might otherwise arise 
by meanes of their recourse unto the English in the Observ- 
ance of their Nakedness. And to take Eifectual care that all 
Trading w^ith the Indians be restreined, onely what shalbe 
supplyed unto them w"^ yo"" knowledge and consent conduce- 
ing to the Redemption of Captives or other Publick Advan- 
tage, which you are to have Special Respect unto in yo"^ 
whole Conduct, but no ammunition or armes, and to com- 
municate unto y^ Gov"" & Council from time to time what 
Intelligence shall Occur unto you from them or any others 
of y*^ Enemies motion, Either ffrench or Indians. 

And see that your Souldiers do constantly attend duty in 
watching and warding. 

Selectmen to provide a full stock of Ammunition. 

Whereas many Towns are unprovided of a Town Stock 
of Ammunition according to Law, in this time of publick 
danger by the French and Indian Enemy ; there being a con- 
siderable Quantity now brought into the Country, whereby 
both Towns and particular persons may be Supplyed. 

It's Ordered by this Court, That the Selectmen of each 
Town within this Colony, do provide a full Stock of Ammu- 


nition for their Town as the Law directs by the first day of 
April next, and make Return thereof unto the Major Gen- 
eral, under the penalty expressed in Said Law Title Mili- 
tary Sect. 15. 

Past in the affirmative by the 
Gov"" and Assistants. 

Is* Addington Sec'V 
Feb^ 10''' 1690./ 

Consented vnto g y® dep*' 

Joseph Lynde p o[rd'']/ 

Circumstances of Soldiers ^ Seamen^ wounded Sick or 
Maimed to be Considered. 

Ordered That m*" William Bond, Captain Joseph Lynde, 
Captain Theophilus ffrarey and Captain Samuel Ruggles, for 
the Countys of SiifFolke and Middlesex, M"" Samuel Gardner 
Captain John Higginson and Captain Stephen Sewall for 
the County of Essex, be two distinct Committees, to hear 
the Petitions and consider the circumstances of all such 
Souldiers and Seamen Sent forth by order of this Governm* 
as have been wounded Sick or Maimed in their Ma"*^^ Ser- 
vice in the present Warr with the ffrench and Indians and 
what is meet to be allowed unto Each of said persons by the 
publick, And to make Report of their doings herein unto 
this Court or to the Gov"" and Council. The said Committees 
respectivel}' to make known the place and time of their 
Meeting for that end. 

Voted in y'' affirmatiue by y® Deputies 

11° ffeb'-y, 1690/. Dudley Biadstreet p ordy 

Consent^ to by the Gov'' and assistants 

Is* Addington Sec''-Y 

Doc. Vol. v. 12 


Petition of Silvanus Davis. 

To the Honourable Gouerno'' and Councill of the matthathu- 
sets Collany in Boston : The petetion of Silvanus Davis 
Hvmbly Sheweth — 

That whare as your petesino' preferd a petetion to your 
Honour's Barring Date Desember 1"" 1690: humbly Craving 
your Honou'^s Considerration what to allow your Svpplicant 
for his time that hee have sarved the Country in theire maj- 
estys Sarvis : then your Honou''s was pleesed to allow your 
Supplicant for his present nessesety for his Relefe £ 30" 
Now = your supplicant humbly Craves that your Honou''s 
woold Consider his raene Condetion & to order him what 
more your Honou''s see meete to alow him for his severall 
Sarvisses that thare by hee may bee Capable to take soora 
imploy to Get an Honnest Liuelyhood = & your petetino"" 
as in Duty Bownd shall Ever pray 
ffeb' 20*»' : 169% : 

Jan. 27. 1Q>%\ 
The Testemonyes of William & Marj'^ Denison of Milton 
Concerning Abraham Collinse his Deserting his child. 

William Denison aged Sixtie years or thereabout and 
Mary Denison aged fiftie four years or thereabout Testifyeth 
and saith that on the twentie fifth day of June last past or 
about that time that one Abraham Collinse was at our hous 
and John Kinsley and his wife came to our hous and Deliu- 
ered his child tojiim and desired vs both to take notice that 
thay did then Dciliuer said Child to him but said Collinse 
seemed to take little Notice of it and after a short time said 
Collinse Rose vp & went out into the high way and the said 
Kinsleys wife took up said Child and went in to the high 
way and endeuoured to put him in to his amies but he shaked 


hir oflf & the child & so he Ran away and left s'' Child in the 
highway this we can testify vpon oath if called therevnto. 

AVilliam Denison 
Mary Denison/ 

To the Constable of Milton/ 

You are req^'' in their Ma"^** Names to warne the Select- 
men of 3'our Towne or some one of them to appeare at the 
Adjouvnni'^ of the County Court for Suffolk held at Boston 
on 27'^** instant at one of the clock to give a reason why 
they do not afford maintenance to an infant child of Abra- 
ham Collins's an Easterne man, who (as it is said) left his 
child in the High way in yo"" Towne, and is now at the charge 
of Jn° Kinsley of your towne, and you are likewise to 
Signify to s'' John Kinsley to appeare at same time makeing 
returne of your doings herein under yo"" hand at or before 
the time. 
Dated in Boston ffebruary 24'»> 169Vi 

Annoqi) ^^ et Regina Guilielmi 

et Maria, Anglia &c Tertio 

// g Curiam Joseph Webb Cler./ 

I haue Sumoned Cap*" Thomas Vose one of the Select 
men of Milton And John Kinsley to attend the Court accord- 
ing to the Teannour of this within written warrant this 
26 Phebry 1690, 

g John Man Constable./ 

Order, in answer to the petition of Lieut James Weems. 

Court at AVhitehall y« 26 of Feb'-y 1690 
By y^ L"' of their Muj"<^^ Most Hono^^'« Privy Councill. 

The humble Petition of Lieu* James Weems beino- this 
day read at y* Board praying y' y« Agents of N. E. who are 


now in towne & two of them Principal Members of y* 
Gour"* y' pi'omised to pay y^ Petitione'' & his Company who 
had y® Comand of their Maj"*^* Frontier Garrison of Perae- 
quid may be Ordered to satisfy y^ Petition"" his Pay & Dis- 
bursem'' in y' service amounting to 172" 6:2*^ It was Or- 
dered by their L'^pp' y' a coppy of y* s*^ Petitio be delivered 
to y® s*^ Agents who are to Returne their Answers in writing 
to this Board on Thursday next vvhervpon such further Or- 
der will be given as shall be fitt. 

John Nicholas/ 
Copia vera Exam"^ 
g Ri Hopkins/ 

Petition of Lieut. James Weems. 

To y« Queens Most Excellent Ma"" & to y« R' Hon'"^ y^ L**' 

of her Maj"*^^ Most Hon" Privy Council 1 
the humble Petio of L* Ja : Weems 

Sheweth That yo"" Petition"" was L' to one of yo"" Ma"''* 
Companies of ffoot in N. E. under y* Govrn* of S' E. An- 
dros & had a Comand of y"" Ma"*"^ ffrontier Garrison of Pem- 
aquid where was leaft 30 of y'^ souldiers belonging to y^ 
standing forces & two new raysed Companies sufficient for 
y** defence of y' place — that y'^ people of Boston w" they 
assumed y' Govcrm* drew off y*' s'' two Companies & leaft y* 
Petition'' only with 30 of y"" Ma"'' souldiers, notwithstanding 
ye or,.t thiiiger they were dayly threatned by y'^ ffr. & Indians, 

That yo"" Pef vpon y*' News of y"* M. happy accessio to y" 
Crown caused iinediately Proclamatio y"^ of to be made & 
continued y'= Comand of y" s'' Garrison for y^ Maj"" service 
and fro time to time advised y^ Govcrnm* of N. E. of y" 
state of affaires y"" & y' y"" Maj""* Interest & Subjects w'' in 
all likel3diood be lost without a supply of men w*"'" they 
promised to send with other necessaries, & also desired s** 


Pef to continue his care of y' Garrison for w'^'* y^^ promised 
to pay him & his Comp" as y® K. had formerl}'^ p'' y™ In 
expectatio of w''*' y'' Pef stayd y"" 4. m" but had no Reiieff 
sent him And at length was vigorously assaulted by a gr* 
number of Ind : & ftr.. & all his men killed to 7 himselfe 
blowne vp & disrobd loosing all he had in y'' world to y® 
vallue of 200" & after Capitulatio came to Boston w"" instead 
of being payd or rewarded for his service he was wholly 
slighted & y® small remnant of his men were forced to beg 
in y^ streets for Relief. 

And for as much as y® Agents of N. E. are now here two 
of whom were Principal members of y' Gouernm' who prom- 
ised to pay y^ Pef & Companie as afores*^ & haue sufficient 
Effects of y' Governm*^ in their hands yo' Pef being now in 
y'" Maj*' service & wanting his Pay for y* further equipping 
of him for y' purpose In a most humble manner prays y^ y"" 
sacred Maj"^ will be graciously pleased to grant yo"^ Order 
to y^ s"^ Agents for y® paying of yo"" Pet"^ his Pay & Dis- 
bursm^^ amounting in all to y^ suiue of 172" : 6* : 10*^ 

Vera Copia Exam** And yo*" Petif &c./ 

g Ri : Hopkins/ 

Answer of the Agents of Massachusetts to the Petition of 
James Weems. 

To the R' Hou"^'^ the Lords of theire Ma*^ most Hon'^'° Privy 

The Answer of the Agents of the Governor Council, and 
Representatives of the Colony of the Massachusetts Bay in 
New England on the Peticon of Leift James Weems./ 

These Respond'^ with all humility doe lay before your 
Lopp^ That the Authority to them given by the said Gover- 
nor, Council, and representatives is onely to bee humble 


Suitors to theire Ma*'* for the obteyneing a Grant of theire 
former franchises, and Priviledges, and to use theire lawfull 
endeavours to Justify the proceedings of the said Colony in 
rehition to the late Revolution. And therefore in case the 
matters alleadged in the said Petition or any of them were 
admitted to bee truely represented to your Lop% (as these 
Respondents are well assured they are not yet these Re- 
spond'^ doe humbly apprehend that they cannot Justify the 
payment of any money to the Pef 

All which is humbly Submitted 
to yo"" Lopp* 

Answer of the Agents. 

To the R' Hon"i« the Lords of their Ma"*^^ most Hon"« Privy 

The Answer of the Agents of the Govern'" Councill and 
Representatives of the Colony of the Massachusetts Bay in 
New England (as far forth as they are any waies Concerned) 
to the Peticon of Lift' James Weemes. 

These Respondents with all humility doe lay before Yo' 
LordP^ that they are only Imployed and Entrusted by and on 
the behalfe of y*^ said Govern'' Councill and Representatives 
and for noe other part of New England And that the Au- 
thority and Trust that they have Received is only to be 
humble Suitors to their Maj"^' for the obteyning a Grant and 
Restitution of tiieir former Ifranchises and Priviles^es and to 
Use their lawfull Endeavors To Justifie the proceedings of 
the said Colony in Rclacon to the late Revolution there And 
these Respond'^ S*" Henry Ashurst and Increase Mather doe 
Say that Neither of them was in New England dureing the 
transactions in the Petiticon menconed and Know nothing 


And the other Respond'' Elisha Cooke and Thomas Oakes 
doe not Know that the Fort of Pemaquid was soe distressed 
or taken by reason of such defect or in such manner of the 
Peticon setts forth and doe Apprehend that the Governra' of 
said Colony cann make it appeare that the Pef hath not 
truely Represented matters in his Peticon And none of these 
Respond'^ Know that the 172": 06^; 10"^: in the Peticon 
menconed or any part thereof is due or unpaid to the Pet"^ 
And if anything be due and unpaid to him They humbly 
Conceive that had he Stayd upon the place or shall make 
applicacon to that Governm' that he might or will receive 
his Due : however these Respond'' Denye that they were or 
anywies Entrusted or had or have any Authority from or 
Effects of the said Government in their hands or power to 
pay the Pef his Demands or any part thereof : And humbly 
hope they Cannot be thought lyable or Shall be any waies 
Compelled to pay the Same. 

March 18'^ 1690 Hen. A ( ) 


Letter from Crov. Bradstreet 

Right Hono"'^ 

May it please your LordsP^ 
We haue dispatched this Express with the duplicates of 
our Addresses and letters about Six weeks sence by the 
hands of our Agents (who we hope are safely arrived) and 
farther to lay before their Majesties the present state and 
condition of their Colony's and plantations in these parts, 
being annoyed and infested with both tfrench and Indian 
Enemys, the first (tho formerly more Secret in the animat- 
ing and supplying the Indians against Majesties Subjects) 
have of late openly appeared and joyned to their Assistance 
in the Actual assaulting and desolating some more remote 
Villages and Plantations of the English, as Schenectady 


upon Hudsons River about Twenty Miles above Albany, 
and Salmon foils a Plantation upon a branch of Piscataqua 
River (altho the losse of both must principally be attributed 
to their own deadly Security and treachery of the Enemy 
(The Enemy having killed and captivated at both places 150 
thereabouts men women and Children. We have not been 
wanting on our part to doe our utmost to Intend the safety 
and preservaton of the whole of their Maj'''^^ Interest and 
had men in Garrison at both places sufficient with their own 
Inhabitants to have repelled the force of the Enemy. We 
are certainly informed by Examination of some ffrench Pris- 
oners lately brought in that the ffrench from Canada have 
five or six hundred joyned with the Indians in severall par- 
tys towards this Country Eastward and Westward which 
hath necessitated our consideration of the most effectual 
means to resist and repell the further Attack of that Violant 
and restlesse Enemy ; And together with the enforcing of 
our ffrontiers, exciting of the Maqua's and other Indians in- 
gaged with us to Alarme and molest the Enemy by Land) 
have resolved upon an Expedition against them by Sea to 
Port Royal and other places adjacent, where they have taken 
severall of our fishing Vessells : and are setting forward the 
same under the condut of S"^ William Phips. It being the 
general opinion of the whole Countrey that there is no ex- 
pectation of the putting an Issue to the Indian Warr; nor 
will their Majesties Subjects here ever live in Peace ; but by 
the dislodging and removal of those ill neighbours the ffrench ; 
their Increase and Strengthening themselves in these parts 
being judged utterly inconsistent with the interest of the 
Crowne of England. God succeeding this present Attempt 
it will greatly encourage to an Attack upon Canada ; if his 
Ma*y be pleased to countenance the same, and to afford some 
Assistance of Shipping with a Speedy Supply of Amunition 
of which we are in great Want, and can hardly spare sufli- 
cient to furnish the present Expedition. 


We have been humbly bold to supplicate his INIajesty to 
Order a supply of Arms and Amunition for us. And that 
this small Vessel cheifly sent on that Occasion may be per- 
mitted speedily to returne that we may not be unprovided 
for our Necessary defence and to resist the Assault of the 
Enemy — 
Right Hono^'^ 

We humbly pray the Hon*" and advantage of your Lords^P' 
favourable Representation of the premises on our ])ehalfe 
unto his Majesty, and your Lordspp^ assistance and further- 
ance of our Agents ; whome we have directed to wait upon 
his Majesty on occasion of this and other our Publick Af- 
faires : Praying for your Lord pp' Prosperity 
Boston 20 March 1690. We subscribe 

R' Hon"« 
Y' Lordspps sincerly devoted and 
most humble Ser^^ 

S. Bradstreet Gov"" in the name 
of the Council 1/ 

Letter to Gov^ H. Slaughter of New York. 

JJoj^oble S^ 

I was glad by the Receipt of yo" of the 20"^ Instant to 
understand you were safely arrived, And am heartily greived 
to hear of the Mischief hapuing at New Yorke just before. 
Not doubting but such Measures have been since taken by 
yo'' prudent Conduct, as have ere this disposed the Afiaires 
of that Citty in a perfect Settlement. 

Rendring you thanks for the kind expression of your In- 
tentions to maintaine a good Understanding at all times, and 
joint defence in the present War with the ffreuch to which 
shall willingly contribute my utmost. I have nothing at 


present worthy yo"" Remarke : It having pleased God for 
severall months now past to give us quiet from the Annoy- 
ance of the Enemy both ffrench and Indians ; the Indians 
some time since sollicited a Peace and seem still desirous of 
the same, a Truce was agreed upon until the first of May 
next and possibly there may be a Consent to enlarge the 
time thereof, but they are so perfidious a People, and have 
so basely began a Warr, and barbarously murthered the 
English, that it will be hard for them to ofler such Terms of 
peace as may be just and hono"® to accept of, besides 
Confidence to be reposed in their promises that it is neces- 
sary notwithstanding to make suitable provision for our 
defence ag' any Invasion by the ffrench ; which I shall stren- 
uously Intend. 

I shall take care to Answer yo"" desire in the stay of the 
Ships bound for London, during the time proposed. And as 
any thing shall Occur for their Maj"®^ service shall give 
advice thereof. 

Boston. March 30*^ 1691 S^ Yo^ humble Servant./ 

Letter, Sam} Wheelwright, John Littlefield <£• Joseph 
Storer to the Gouernor and Council. 

To y« hon^" Govern^ & Council! Wells Aprill : 7'" 91. )>. 
The unexpected comeing in of y® Indians, (w'='' was this 
day ;) is y^ occasion of these Lines ; judging it meet y^ your 
Hon" should be acquainted with it. their number was 6 ; 5 
men & one youth ; their pouder was spent, y"* fore they 
came in so soon, they say they haue not been near nor seen 
an}'- Indians since they were in last, they say y' tenn dayes 
hence they will be in againe, expecting to speak with Cap* 
Conuerse ; & after y' time, to haue y^ next treaty at Casco, 
with trading, haueing (as they say;) much Moose, Beauer, 
Dear Skinns ; &c : viz ; y* Kennebeck Indians, their speach 


& carriage y® same as formerly, but we are not without our 
fears, y'fore humbly crave yo"" Hon" to be mindfuU of us, 
desireing y* Cap* Conuerse may be with us within y* tenn 
dayes. Sam" Wheelwright 

John Littlefeild 
Joseph Storer/ 

^^ Letter to Gov. JS'icholson of Virginia.'^ 

Hono'"^ S^ 

I have yo" of the 11"' of March Ult. before me whereia 
you are pleased to Remarke unto me the Hon"" done you by 
their sacred Maj"''^ in appointing you their Maj"*^' L' Gov*" of 
Yii-ga an(j tiie desires of your being informed of the state 
of this Country with reference to the Comon Enemy ffrench 
and Indians ; As I am studious at all times in all things to 
approve my duty and Loyalty unto their Maj"*^^ so likewise 
to maintaine a good Intelligence and correspondence with 
their Maj"*"' Governm"'^ of the Neighbouring Colonys and 
Plantations in whatsoev"" may conduce unto their Maj"*^* ser- 
vice ; The unhappy disappointm"' of our last Summers enter- 
prize ag* the ffrench of Canada, and the loss of men sustained 
therein (far more by sickness than by the Sword) has laid us 
under no small disadvantages ; In w*^'' the Providence of God 
by a long continuance of contrary winds and tempestuous 
weather is more to be taken notice of; than any prepara- 
tions or strength of the Enemy in frustrating of that de- 
signe ; An account of that affair is long since transmitted to 
England to be laid before their Maj""^^ and S"" William Phips 
(who had the cheif comand of those fforces) is in person 
gone home to Attend their Maj"*"' with a particular Narrative 

Since Octob"" last we have not been alarm'd by any motion 
of the Enemy ; but thro Gods Goodness have been free from 


their ISIolestations all this winter ; not understanding that 
either the ffrench or Canada Indians have come over on this 
side the Lake ; The Eastern Indians have held a Truce these 
several) months, and earnestly sollicite they may be at peace ; 
their former treacherys make the English more jealous of 
them ; and Scouts are constantly abroad on the head of the 
ffrontiers to be observant of their motions ; what will be 
further done w*'^ relation unto them is yet undetermined ; 
what troubles y® ensuing Summer may ordaine is alone with 
God ; our present sollicitude is to make due provision for 
our owne security ; and to repulse the A.ssaults of the 
Enemy ; I suppose no further advance will be made to the 
Attack of Canada for the p"*^ unless his Maj''' shall please to 
give special Order and direction thereabout. 

I am glad to hear that their Maj'^^ Territory under your 
Governm"* is in peace, and pray there may be a continuance 
thereof; And that all their Maj"*^* Colonys in America may 
have a happy settlem'^*^ & lasting tranquillity ; there are sev- 
erall Ships in this port laden for London, and I suppose will 
saile w"'in 14 dayes at the longest ; what shall occur to me 
that may be conducing to y'' Maj''*^^ service, or concerne the 
Security of yo"" parts ; I shall take care to transmit y® speedy 
intelligence thereof unto yo"" self And am S"^ yo'' humble 

Commissioners to meet with the Eastern Indian Sachems. 

Thomas Danforth Escj W" Stoughton Esq, Major Barthol- 
omew Gedney, Major Robert Pike, Major W™ Vaughan, 
and Major Charles ffrost are desired to undertake a journey 
to Wells, as Commission" from this Governm* to meet with 
the Eastern Indian Sachems there according to Agreem' 
upon the first of May next, relating to the lengthning out 
the time of the Truce, or concluding a peace, as the said 


Commission''^ shall thinke advisable upon their discourse 
with the Indians and receiveing such Overtures as they shall 

And that a Commission and Instructions be accordingly 
given ; any three of the said Gent" to act in this affayre 
April 15"' 1G91./. Past in the affirmative by the 

Gov"" and Assistants 

Is"* Addington Secry/ 
Consented to by y" Deputies 

Dudley Bradstreet g ord""/ 

Neios from New England 

Some perticulers w'^'' are come to hand from N ; England 
y® Auther of w'^'' is a person in greatt Esteem & of greatt 
repute in s'' phice/ 

Thatt this people of God is now in Such distress & dan- 
ger as itt never saw before, & y* there Councells are clogd 
w'*' Such delays & Slownes ; as terrifies us in our moste ra- 
tionall Exspectations/ 

The last Evening filled us, w*'' New Alarms of an Attack 
from New France, upon this poore land, w'^'' was before in- 
volued in Calamitys w*^*" astonished us/ 

We are precipitated into such distress & danger, as we 
haue never seen before nothing Soe Exquisite hath hitherto 
befaln us. 

God is now come forth ag' us w"' an ax, a French Ax, ac- 
companied w*'' Indian Hatchetts, & our very roote is like to 
receiue y® Stroake thereof; even soe att this time there is a 
voice, Comcing almoste from every side of us, there is a 
voice from y'' East, a voice from y^ North & one from y^ 
AVest, w'^'* says this voice butt this, they are goeing to be 
cutt down for ever, this is y* voice of y*^ Combinations, w"'' 
our Adversarys haue made ag^ us, this is y^ voice of Strange 


distractions & divissions, w'^'' the quarrelsome among our 
selues, doe infest us w"^ all, & this is y" voice of all our 
fears ; every thing looks black. 

Now tis a dismall uncertainty & ambiguity ; y' we Se our 
selues placed in, breifly Such is our case y' Something must 
be done outt of hand, & indeed our all is att Stake, we are 
besett w*'' a thousand perplexitys & Eutanglem'y 

We haue ben giving our litle Scratches to one another, 
while we haue ben managing y® debates, thatt y^ unsetlem* 
of our Goverm* hath furnished us w"' all, butt whatt shall 
they turn into Gangeres. 

Are we nott now languishing und"" y® fullfilm*^ of y* word 
we haue had wrath a Mong us, all our affaires haue ben en- 
flamed by wrath one Ag' another/ 

Nor can any thing be More ill boding to us & our all then 
y** Cursed Murmurings w*^"" the Almighty God hears in our 
Streets from day to day ; instead of praying to God for the 
direction of our Goverm' att this Extraordinary time, we 
Spend our time in Fretting & raileing att them ; Nothing 
they doe can pleas./ 

End:) 1691 New, ^ from N England 

Extract of the Paris Gazete touching S'' W"" Phips 
Expedition to N: England. 

De Paris, le 3 Fevrier 1691. 
Le Comte de Frontenac, Govcrneur de la Nouvelle France, 
etant a\\6 du c6te do Montreal, ou les Francois avoient rem- 
port<i plusicurs avantages sur Ids Anglois, aprit qu' ils dtoicnt 
entrez dans la riviere au nombre de 34, voiles, a dessein d' 
attaquer Quebec, ou il se rendit le 15. Octobre. Le Cheve- 


lier Guillaume Phips, Comandant des Anglois, envoya le 
lendemain Sonimer le Comte de Frontenac, de rendre la ville 
ftu Roy Guillaume, il luy repondit qu' il ne connoissoit point 
le Roy Guillaume, mais que le Prince d' Orange etoit un 
usurpateur, qu' il ne S9avoit point d' autre Roy d' Angleterre 
que Jacques ii. Que quand il seroit d' humeur a receivoir les 
conditions que le Chevalier Phips luy ofFroit, les Officiers n' 
y consentiroient pas, & ne luy conseilleroient pas de se fier 
k un naitre, qui avoit manqud a la fid(^lit^ qu' il devoit a son 
Roy legitime : enfin qu' il luy repondroit par la bouche de 
son Canon, Le 17. Octobre les Anglois 1' attaquerent Ayant 
mis deux mille hommes a terre, Tout les milices des habita- 
tions de la cote avoient pris les armes ; & a pein les Anglois 
avoient fait demy quart de lieiie qu' ils se virent attaquez 
par^ plusieurs petits detachmens, qui leur tuerent beaucoup 
de monde, Quatre de leurs plus gros vaisseaux s'approche- 
rent de la ville dont le canon de mata presque ^ntierement 
leur Amiral, & en maltraita se fortement les trois autres, 
qu' ils furent Obligez de se retirer pour se ra double. Deux 
jours apr^s, ils s'approcherent de la ville, pr^s de la petite 
riviere, Comme a dessein de la passer, Le Comte de Fronte- 
nac fit, sortir toutes les troupes regimes, pour leur en dis- 
puter le passage, toujours avec beaucoup de perte de leur 
part. On escarmoucha assez long temp, & ils se retierent 
a leur premier Camp, ou ^tant toujours harcelez par les 
troupes & les milices, ils se rembarquerent avec precipitation 
le 22. profitant d' une nuit Obscure, ils ont perdu plus de 
cinq cens hommes dans cette Expedition, dont on donnera 
detail au public. — 

End:) 3 Feb: 1690 Extract of the Paris Gazette touch- 
ing 8'^ William Phips Expedition to New England./ 


Canada 1690-1691. O. II page llfl. 

Memoire du Roy aux S" Comte de frontenac et Cham- 
pigny Le Roy a vu par les lettres et par le rapport qui a 
^td Fait a Sa Ma'® par le S"^ marquis de demonville et par 
celay du Lieu* envoy^ par le d' S^ de frontenac I'Estat des 
aft'aires de Canada, Sa Ma*'' a ^te inform^e des Irruptions 
que les Iroquois ont Fait dans 1' Isle de Montreal, et des 
soins du d* S"" de frontenac pour essayer de traitter de la 
paix avec ces sauvages par le moyen de ceux qui ont et^ en- 
voyez de france ; les affaires considerables que Sa Ma*® a a 
soutenir a present ne luy permettent pas d'envoyer en Can- 
ada de uouveaux Secours de troupes, n'y de penser a I'entre- 
prise qui avoit 6td propos^e Tannine derniere, sur la nouvelle 
york, Elle approuve le party que le d* S'' de frontenac a pris 
de continuer la guerre par une vigoureuse deffensive ; Les 
Entreprises Faites par les Iroquois obligent Sa Ma'® de rec- 
onimander au d' S* de frontenac de prendre de plus justes 
mesures que par le pass^ pour les empescher et de tenir la 
main, a ce que tous ceux qui occupent des partes soient tou- 
jours sur leurs gardes, merae quils envoient des partys pour 
avoir connoissance de leurs marches, et par le moyen des 
bateaux armez, quil peut mettre dans les endroits ou iis doi- 
vent passer sous le commandement d'officiers vigilants, et 
qui puissent penetrer les precautious avec lesquelles, ces 
Sauvages ont coutume de marcher afEn de les en esloigner, 
et quils ne puissent entamer le corps de la Colonic. 

Bien ne paroit plus necessaire pour cet effet que d'exe- 
cuter les ordres qu'elle a ddja donn^ pour la reunion de? 
habitations ou viHages, et particulierement au dessus des 
trois rivieres afin que les habitans soient mieux en etat de se 
deffendre II faut merae quil les oblige a fermer ces villages 
de palissades et a se mettre par ce moyen hors d'insulte. 

II doit aussi appuyer les habitans dans le temps des se- 
mences et des recoltes, pour quelques officiers et soldats aux 


endroits ou Ics cnnernis pourroient venir pour prendre avan- 
tage de la necessity; ou ils sont d'estre pour lors a la cara- 
pagne. Quoy qu'il doit faire son capital de conserver les pays, 
et d'y employer particulierement les troupes, Sa Ma'" est 
aussi persuad^e quil peut faire attaquer les Anglois, et les 
Iroquois par les sauvages allies, comme elle apprend quil a 

II doit aussy donner du secours aux S" de la forest, et 
Tonty, ausquels elle a accorde S'Etablissement qu'avoit le 
feu S"" de la salle aux Ilinois, pour les mettre eu Etat d'agir 
de leur part contre les Iroquois. 

II pourra fiiire encor agir les Iroquois alliez, et pour cet 
effet il paroit convenable 4 Sa Ma'® de renvoyer au lieu 
nommd le Sault, ceux qui en avoient 6t6 tirez pour les faire 
venir a Montreal, et de leur donner touttes les assistances 
qui seront necessaires tant pour la subsistance que pour la 
garde de leurs families, et les engager a faire une forte 
guerre aux Iroquois ennemis 

II paroit a Sa Ma'** que comme rdtal)lissement des Canibas 
est particulierement du cotd de Lacadie, et dans le voisinage 
des habitations de la nouvelle angleterre ou ils ont enlevd le 
fort de Pemcuit (1691) et plusieurs postes fortiffiez lis 
doivent etre excdtez d'y continuer la guerre, et pour cet 
etfet, le d' S'' de frontenac entretiendra correspondance avec 
le S' Meneval qui commande a Lacadie auquel ils ont beau- 
coup de confiance et pour luy donner moyen d'y concourir 
Sa Ma'® luy ordonne de leur faire les memes presents que 
I'annde derniere Elle espere que la negotiation quil a com- 
mence avec les Outawaces, sur I'avis quil a eu de la paix quils 
ont faitte avec les Iroquois aura en le succes quil en a at- 
tendu, et qui les aura engage, a leur renouveller la guerre 
ce quil doit procurer par tons lez moyens possibles, meme 
en leur faisant faire quelques presens 

Sa Ma'** est bien aise de luy dire a cette occasion que 
n'estant plus oblig<^e aux Extraordinaires depenses quil a 
Doc. Vol. v. 13 


fallu foire cy devant, pour attaquer les Iroquois, II trouvera 
dans les fonds qui seront faits cette aniK^e, de quoy assister 
dans ces sauvages pour en tirer les services ausquels il trou- 
vera a propos de les employer — 

II doit profiter des dispositions des Interess^s en la com- 
pagne du Nort, pour le dessein quelle a de faire attaquer le 
fort de Nelson, par le S"" d'Iberville, et de les aider de son 
authorite, dans les choses ou ils en auront besoin pour les 
mettre en etat de chasser les Anglois de ee poste, qui est le 
seul qui leur reste de l:i l^aye d'lludson. 

Quelques veuees que Sa Ma*** donne au d' S"" de frontenac 
pour le maintien de la Colonie et reduire les Iroquois a de- 
sirer la paix, cependant pour la confiance quelle a en son 
Zele, et en son application EUe se remet a luy d'y ajouster, 
et de faire en cette occasion ce quil estiniera de plus conven- 
able a sou service, ne doutant point que par la connoissance 
quil a des manieres des sauvages de ses forces, et du pays II 
ne soit en etat de prendre le meilleur party. 

Sa Ma'*' ayant appris que les hal)itans de Quebec ont fait 
preparer pour fernier cette ville, des pallissades, il faut qu il 
les oblige a y travailler sans retardement, et que s'ils ne se 
pouvoient absolument passer de quelques secours pour 
achever cet ouvrage les d* S'"'* de frontenac et de Champigny 
exaniineront les moyens d'y pourvoir, et de leur faire donner 
ce qui sera Indispensablem* necessarie — 

Le S"" de Denonville ayant fait remarquer que dans I'aban- 
don du fort de Catarakouy celuy qui y couiniandoit n'en 
avoit pas Fait sapper les Fortiffications suivant son ordre et 
qu'ainsy si les Anglois, ou les Iroquois occupoient a present 
ce poste, lis y seroient bien fait en Estat de deifence ; II 
est tres necessaire que le d' S'' de frontenac y envoye pour 
achever de les destruire, sil ne la pas encore fait, et quil 
fasse aussy recliercher les deux canons de faute qui ont 6te 
tirez de ce fort, et laissez au lac S^ Francois 

La depence faite par les forts de Missilimakinac, et du lac 


Eri^ devant etre reml)ours^e sur les premieres congez qui 
seront delivrez sur la traitte suivant I'ordre de sa Ma^ du 8* 
mars 1688. ; Elle ne veut pas quil en soit donn^, aucune 
que cette depense ne soit entirement acquit^e 

Le dit S"" de Denouville a represents a Sa Ma*® la neces- 
sity quil y a d'occuper la jeunesse des families nobles de 
Canada, et a proposd de les fiiire passer en france pour ser- 
vir dans les gardes du corps, ou de les employer dans les 
troupes a mesure quil vaquera des places ; sur quoy Sa Ma'® 
avant de se determiner est aise d'avoir I'avis des d" S" de 
frontenac, et de Cbampigny pour ce qui pent etre de plus a 
propos pour son service 

Quoyque Sa Ma*^ ayt expliquS aux S" de frontenac et de 
Champigny ses Intentions sur ce qui regarde la guerre. Elle 
estime necessaire de leur dire sur ce qui regarde la paix 
qu'elle agreS que le d' S"" de frontenac continue a se ser- 
vir du moyen quil a commence d'employer obliger les 
Iroquois a la paix, et observant de ne rien faire quil leur 
fasse connoitre quil la desire, par la crainte de la continua- 
tion de la guerre, ny dont iis puissent prendre ancun avan- 
tage Cependant Sa Ma'® est persuadSe que dans I'Estat ou 
est a present la colonic il est d'nne extreme importance pour 
sa conservation quil puisse parvenir bientot a conclure ou 
traitter avec ces sauvages, et a finir cette guerre dans la- 
quelle par I'evenement, il se trouve quil yn beaucoup a per- 
dre et rien a o:ao;ner. 

L'affection de Sa Ma'® pour I'avancement de la religion, et 
le service de dieu, oblige a recommander encore fortement 
aux d' S'^ de frontenac et de Champigny de continuer leurs 
soins pour concourier au zele du S"" EvSque de Quebec, et 
pour secourir les Ecclesiastiques, dans les occasions ou ils 
aurant besoin de leur authority s'assurant que les dits eccle- 
siastiques de leur part feront tout ce qui dependra d'eux 
pour contribuer dans cette conjoncture a maintenir les liald- 
tans dans une bonne union, et dans la bonne voloutt^ d'em- 


ployer leurs biens, et leurs personnes pour son service, et 
pour leur propre conservation 

Les S" de Denouville, et de Champigny ayant trouv^ k 
propos de promettre six congez pour la traitte, aux reli- 
gieuses et a I'hopital de Montreal, Sa Ma** vent quelles en 
jouissent, et que le d* S' de frontenac donne les d^ congez, 
afin quelles puissent subvenir a la subsistance des malades, 
et a la reparation de leurs batimens. 

Sa Ma'® a ^t^ bien aise d'apprendre la facility que ses 
sujets ont encore trouve I'ann^e derniere pour leur traitte, 
avec les Ontawacs ayant apport^ pour 8000000" de pelleter- 
ies. L'importance de ce commerce doit engager les d^ S" 
de frontenac et de Champigny a ne rien oublier pour entre- 
tenir une bonne correspondance avec ces Sauvages, et pour 
assurer le retour des effets des fran9ois 

Le S"" de Denonville ayant rendu compte du progres des 
entreprises du S'" Rivarin pour la peche des balenines, et de 
la molue les d' S" de frontenac et de Champigny doivent 
I'exciter a les continuer, et a fa9onner les hal)itans a ces 
peches, et I'assurer que Sa Ma'*^ fera consideration de ses 
soins, et depences, et des partes qu'il a souffert, Elle desire 
cependant qu'ils le fassent jouir des cong(^s qu'elle luy a cy 
devant accordd, quand il y aura occasion, et qu'ils luy fas- 
sent S9avoir leui avis sur hi demande qu'il fait du privilege 
de la traitte avec les Sauvages, du lac de Thoraascanung./. 

page 185, Memoire Concernant Le Canada du Mary de 

1690, Janvier . . _ 

Denonville Pour Monseigneur Le Marquis de 
Seignelay fait en Janvier 1690. 

La Jalousie du Comerce des Anglois Contre les fran^ois 
jtiiousiedes est la principale raison qui rcndra toujours les 
,."m'"^ • deux Colonies incompatibles et nous doit con- 
Contre nous, vciucrc (|ue jamais les fran^ois ne se doivent her 
aux Anglois ou holandois de se Pais la outre les interets de 
la Religion Catolique a laquelle les dits Anglois et holan- 


dois ne permetront jamais de faire aucun progres parmy les 
sauvages, regardant tous nos Missionnaires coinnie leurs plus 
cruels Ennemis quils ne veuleut pas soufrir avec les sauvages 
qui sont a port^e d'eux. 

Le Premier motif que la feu Reine Mere a eu pour com- 
mencer a soutenir le Canada, a este de faire publier levang- 
ile dans ce nouveau monde, ou il y a un nombre infin}'^ de 
diferentes nations qui n'ont aucune connoissance du Vray 
Dieu les Anglois et hollandois ont toujours traverse Ce des- 
sein et I'ont aussy regard^ comme contrare A I'interais de 
leur commerce. Tout leur navoir Faire a toujours estd em- 
ploy^ a faire Chasser tous les Missionnaires qui ont este ches 
les nations qui sont a port<ie d'eux. lis y ont si hien reussy 
que nous n'en avons plus aucun ches les iroquois depuis 
plusieurs ann^es 

Quant I'enterais de levangile ne nous engageroit pas a 
tenir des missionnaires dans tous les villages sauvages iro- 
quois et autres L'interais du Gouvernement Civil pour le 
bien du Commerce nous doit engager a Faire en sorte d'y 
en avoir toujours car ces peuples sauvages se peuvent gouv- 
erner que par les missionnaires qui seuls sont capables de 
les maintenir dans nos interais et les empescher de se re- 
volter tous les jours contre nous. 

Je suis convaincu par experience que les Jes- 

Influence des. i r i 

jesuites sur uites sont le plus capables de Gouverner lesprit 
auvages. ^^ ^outes les nations sauvages estans seuls mais- 
tres des differantes langues outre leur SQavoir faire, par une 
tres longue experiance qui s'est aquise ches eux successive- 
ment par les missionnaires qu'ils ont eu et qu'ils continuent 
d'avoir en grand nombre. 

Sauvages. ^" partant de Canada J'ay less^ une tres 

Abenakcsdu graudc disposition a atirer au Christianisme la 

Cdt^ de Baston , ^^ , . y i o i ■ • 

plus Grande partee des bauvages abenaquis qui 
habitent les bois du voisinage de Baston ; Pour ceia il Faut 
les atirer a la mission nouvellement etablde pres Quebec sous 


le nom de S* FranQois de Sales, Je I'ay vue en peu de temps 
au nombre de six cents ames venues du voisiuage de Bas- 
ton. Je I'ay laiss^e en etat de I'augmenter beaucoup si elle 
est protegee ; J'y ay Fait quelque depence qui n'y a pas 
este inutile, La bonne intelligence que J'ay en avec ces sauv- 
ages par les soins des Jesuites et surtout des deux Peres 
Bigot Freres a fait le succes de toutes les attaques qu'ils 
ont Fait sur les Anglois cet Este ausquels ils ont enlev^ 
saise fors outre Celuy de Pemcuit ou il y avoit vingt pieces 
de Canon ils leur ont tu^ plus de deux cents hoinmes avec 
des presens de hardes, de poudre et de Plomb, ou les main- 
tiendra aisement dans nos interais. lis seroient tres utiles 
a la Colonic Francoise surtout si ou les Engage a se venir 
etablir dans la nouvelle mission de S* Francois de Sales, qu'il 
Faut contenir avec soin et Fortifier le vilage Car sans doute 
les Anglois pourant les Envoyer ataquer par les Iroquois, 
Cette mission Couvre Quebec qui ne sera pas attaqu^ qu'elle 
ne soit enlevde. 

De toutes les nations sauvages celle qui a plus de disposi- 
tion au Christianisme est labenaquy apres eux sont les hier- 
ons qui restent en tres petit nombre et ensuite les iroquois 
Mais la Mechante volont^ des Anglois est un empeschement 

II est constant que les iroquois ont plus d'estime 

L'interet du 

boiimarche ct d'incliuation, pour nous que pour les Anglois, 
fait passer les j.^^^j^ l'interet du meiUeur marche qu'ils ont des 

Iroquois clu 

Ci>tede8 merchandises qui leur sont necesaires prevault 
Aiigioia- (^ytj.(5 qije les Anglois achetent lecastor plus chere- 
ment que nous. 

La Mission d'iro(juois que nous avions a la prerie de la 
Madelaine et que J'ay est^ oblige de porter dans I'enclos de 
la ville dc Montreal doit esti-e regard^e comme un levain qui 
.scrvira utileincnt un jour a la conversion generale des iro- 
quois, pai'cequ'il y en a dc tous les vilagcs, et qu'il y a lieu 
d'esperer qu'ils atii-cront leurs parens avec eux si Ton prant 


soin de cette mission et de la tirer de Montreal ou I'ivrogne- 
rie le Fera perir, II la faut mettre en bon lieu et en etat de 
se bien defendre des Ennemis, avec de bonnes redoutes de 
pierre Flanquens de bonnes palissades, il faut y Faire trav- 
ailler les troupes le nieilleur poste pour eux me paroist En- 
tre Chateau Guay et leur Antien vilage 

II faut les Eloigner de I'ivrognerie ; Je I'ay mise dans la 
ville de Montreal parceque J'avois avis, que I'ennemy avoit 
resolu de I'enlever, Le Fort ou cette mission estoit estant 
tres mediant et ne pouvant se retablir pour plusieurs bonnes 

II y a encor un'autre mission de sauvages, dont le Semi- 
naire de S* Sulpice praut soin situ^ a trois quarts de lieue de 
la ville de Montreal, elle est compos^e d'iroquois et de heir- 
ons, pour I'augmenter il Faut I'Eloigner de la ville et des 
habitations francoises. 

Dereaude ^^ Y ^ ^^^S temps que Ton se plaint avec raison, 
vie, suries des maux que I'eau de vie Fait et des empesche- 
mens qu'elle aporte au progres de la Religion, 
Lavaris seule a Fait dire le contraire a ceux qui croyoient 
s'enrichir par ce malheureux trafic qui asseurement e.^it la 
Perte non seulement des sauvages mais des Fran9ois et de 
tout le Comerse, La preuve est dans I'experience depuis plu- 
sieurs ann^es que Ton n'a vu personne s'enrichir dans ce 
negosse et que Ton a vu perir tout ce grand nombre de 
sauvages anns, que nous avions autour de la Colonie et 
dans le peu de vieillards que Ion voit parmy les Francois 
qui sont vieux et us^s a I'aage de quarante ans. La debauche 
d'eau de vie est Frecuante en ce pais comme celle du vin 
Test en Alemagnd Les femmes meme en boivent — 

J'ay I'experience des maux que cette boisson cause parmy 
les sauvages c'est I'horreur des horreurs il n'y a crime et 
infamie que ne se commete entre eux dans leurs exces, une 
Mere Jette son Enfan dans le feu, lis se mangent le nes 
c'est ce qui se voit communement, L'image de L'Enfer est 


chez eux dans ces debauches, il Faut avoir vu ce qui en est 
pour le croire tel tres souvent lis s'en ivrent exprds pour 
avoir droit d'exercer les vieilles rancunes, Les Chatimens ne 
se peuvent pas Faire corame ou le Feroit de Francois qui 
tomberoient en Faute, Les remedes sont impossibles tant 
qu'il sera permis a tout le monde de vendre et trafiquer avec 
I'eau de vie quelque peu que chasqu'un a la Fois en puisse 
donner les sauvages s'en ivreront toujours, il n'y a artifisse 
dont ils ne se servent pour en avoir et pour s'en ivrer autre 
que chaque maison est un Cabaret, Ceux qui disent que si 
on ne donne de I'eau de vie aux Sauvages ils iront aux An- . 
glois en chercher ne disent pas vray car il est certain qu'ils 
ne se souscient pas de boire tant quils ne voyent pas I'eau 
de vie et que les plus raisonnable voudroient qu'il n'y en 
eut Jamais eu car ils se ruinents en donnant leurs pelteries 
et leurs hardes pour boire et se 1)rulent les entrailles 

L'union seule du Clerge avec M. le Gouverneur G^n^^ et 
L'Intendaut est I'unique bon moyen pour bien Gouverner ce 
peis dout le peuple n'est pas aise a conduire 

II seroit a souhaiter qu'en toute la Chretiente le Clerg^ 
Fut aussy S* qu'il Test en toute la nouvelle france ; La Pau- 
vrete ou il est me Fait dire qu'il ne se peut soutenir sans la 
Continuation des liberalites de sa Majesty et surtout les deux 
hopitaux de Quebec et de Montreal ce dernier est sans 

La grande difficult^ pour le Gouvernement des Peuples 
vient de ce que Ton a lesse trop etendre cette Colonic et que 
chaque habitant estant separ^ et sans voisins se norit dans 
un independance sauvago outre I'irapossibilit^ au un Gouver- 
neur General est de defensive Je ne voy de remede a cela 
que de resserrer la colonic et de rassembler les habitans For- 
mans de bons vilagcs Formes quelque difficult^ qui s'y puisse 
rencontrer il y Faut travailler si ou ne veut s'exposer a 
perdre tout le peuple. 

L'Etendue de la Colonic depuis la Baye S' Paul du coste 


du nord du Fleuve S' Laurent Jusques au bout de I'isle de 
Montreal est presque de cent lieues et depuis la Riviere du 
loup, Jusques a chateau Guay est aussi etendue 

Toutes les habitations separ<^es et avoisin^es de bois infinis 
sont la Foiblesse de ce Peis si avec cela on veut continuer 
d'ocuper des forts Eloignes comme ccluy de Catarocaury ou 
Fortde fort de Froutenac ce seroit Encor affoiblir le pais 

Frontenac. ^^ augiuanter la depance qui ne nous pent etre 
d'aucune utility quelque chose que Ton puisse dire au con- 
postestrop traire car ces postes ne peuvent nuire aux Sau- 
eioignes vagcs enuemis niais bien a nous par les diflBcultes 
d'y aller et par la depance pour les soutenir 

II n'y a rien de plus certain que cest un grand raal que 
d'avoir perniis que par le pass^ on ait occup^ des Postes si 
Eloignes que ceux que Ton a occupd qui sont si hors de por- 
tee de la Colonic que Ton ne les pent soutenir. Ce qui a ne- 
cessite ceux qui les ont gard^ d'entrer dans les interais des 
peuples qui leur sont plus voisins et de cette maniere ou a 
est^ necessite d'entrer dans leurs querelles pour leur plaire 
et se les concilier ce qui nous a atire linimitde de leurs En- 
nemis et le mepris de nos amis qui ne pouvant estre secourus 
de nous comme on leur avoit Fait esperer ou comrae ils le 
pouvoient desirer nous ont traverse en plusieurs rencontres 
plus que nos Ennemis meme ce qui a este experimant^ bien 
plus d'une Fois. On auroit bien mieux Fait de ne point en- 
trer dans toutes leurs querelles et de lesser venir tous les 
sauvages chercher les marchandises qui leur sont necessaires 
dans la Colonic, que de les prevenir en leur en portant en si 
graude abondauce que souvent on a est^ contreint de les 
donner a si vil prix que cela nous a decre^ chez les sauvages 
et a ruine le commerce car plusieurs de nos coureurs de bois 
ont souvent perdu a leurs voyages au lieu d'y profiter 
Coureurs de Outrc ccla Ic Grande nombre de coureurs a Fait 
bois un notable prejudice a la Colonic en corompant 

lesprit le corps et les meurs des habitans qui s'entretenans 


dans I'esprit libertain et independant et Fanieant empesche 
qu'ils ne se marient car I'air de noble qu'els prenent a leur 
retour par leurs ajustemans et par leurs debauches au caba- 
ret depensant anisy tout leur profit en tres peu de temps 
Fait que meprisan les paisans, ils tiennent au dessous d'eux 
d'epouser leurs fiUes bien qu'eux metiie soient paysans 
comme eux, et outre cela ne se veulent plus abaiser a culti- 
ver la terre et ne veulent plus entendre qu'a retourner dans 
le bois continuer le meme metier ce que donne lieu a quan- 
tity de debauches que plusieurs sont avec les sauvages qui 
atterent beaucoup des maux par les desplaisirs que les sauv- 
ages ont qu'on debauche leurs femmes et fiUes et par le Tort 
que cela Fait a la Relegion les sauvages voyans que les 
Francois ne pratiquent rien de ce que les missionnaires dis- 
ent de la loy de levangile 

Le remede a cela est de ne pas permettre autant que Ton 
pourra qu'il retourne personne dans les bois que ceux qui 
ne peuvent faire d'autre metid et qu'on ne lesse mouter aucun 
des libertins et que tous soient obliges d'aporter au Gouver- 
neur et L'intendant son certificat des missionnaires comme 
ils ont este de bonne vie et de bonnes meurs ; Que Ion trouve 
moyen d'ocuper la Jennesse du Peis ce qui est tres ais^ au 
moyen de la pesche de molues et de balennes qui est un ne- 
gosse infaillible si on s'y veut adonner serieusement et s'en 
faire un'afiaire, II y a lieu de croire que les Marchands les 
plus sages et Antiens du Peis sont degoutes de renvoyer 
dans les bois, mais il n'y aura toujours que trop de pe- 
tits nouveaus marchands ambitieux qui voudront tenter 
d'envoyer dans les l)ois et sans congd et avec cong^ il est 
tres apropos qu'il y ait un ordonnauce qui rende les mar- 
chands responsables de la faute des coureurs de bois sans 
cong^ Car si le marchand ne donnoit point de marchandise 
il n'y auroit point de coureurs de bois. 

Ou a este obli":^ de Faire des despences pour 

Champljjny " t- ir 

I'entretien des forts eloign(is qui ont estd avancdes 


par les raarchans aus quels M de Champif^ny a Prorais le 
rerabourseaient sur les Premiers cou<:^6.s qui se donneront, il 
sera bien apropos que Monseigneur le Marquis de Seignelay 
eu ecriree et ordonne que cela soit Giney 

, J'ay deiia marqud qu'il est de consecance que 

De la necessiW ^ j ^ i n 

deiaisseiie les Sauvages ne soient Gouvern6s que par les 
5°"^^"'^"^*'"*Missiounaires et que le Gouverneur General et 

des sauvages ^ 

aux Mission- L'inteudaiit soient toujours do concert avec eux 
pour le Gouvernement General du Peis, sans quoy 
on sera Sans les Jours expos^e a mil inconveniens dans les 
quels on est entrain^ par les interais des particuliers qui ne 
sont conduits que par I'avarisse, cette verity n^a este que trop 
souvent eprouv^e Ou doit estre extremement en Garde sur 
I'inquietude de tous les coureurs de bois dont I'esprit est 
d'aller toujours au loin et de toujours courir ; tous les jours 
ou est accabl^ des propositions de nouvelles decouvertes. 

II sera difficile de trouver des gens asses entreprenens et 
Moi-tde asses seurs pour soutenir les difficult^s d'aller 
La Salle chcrcher par les terres ceux que M de lassalle a 
less^ au mexique — La nouvelle de sa mort a fort decredit^ 
ce voyage II y a deux ans que J'avois en main des gens 
pour cet Entreprise si M Cavelier m'eut Faire part du secret 
de la mort de son Frere. 

Les Missionnaires que nous avons aux ontaouas qui sont 
en grand nonibre sont fort traverses par les libertins et de- 
bauches, ils ont besoin de la protection de Monsieur le Mar- 
quis de Seignelay. 

Les Missionnaires qui sont du Costd de Tadoussac sont Fort 
en repos par le bon ordre q'y aporte le S'' de Granville 
Charge de faire la traite pour les fermiers, On a decouvert 
depuis peu des sauvages du cost^ de labrador qui tesmoig- 
nent desirer entendre I'Evangile des missionnaires y sont 
alles de tadoussac 

Du Coste de la Baye d'udson nos affaires y vont assez bien 
si la Compagnie du nord veut continuer de travailler a ce 


qui se peut Faire et seconder les desseins de Diberville un 
des fils de Feu le moiue que J'ay laiss<^ dans la resolution 
d'aler Enlever le seul poste du port de Nelson que les Ang- 
lois y ont ; Pour cela Je crois qu'il est absolument neces- 
saire que Monseigneur le Marquis de Seiguelay dise a M de 
Laguy que I'intention du Roy est que la Compagnie du Nord 
Entreprenne d'enlever ce poste, et donne au dit Diberville 
tout ce qui luy est necessaire pour reussir dans son dessein, 
II luy faut deux navires ilen a deja un a Quebec qui est ce- 
luy qu'il a pris cet hiver aux Anglois. En verity Mg"" il se- 
roit tres utile au service du Roy que le dit Diberville eut 
quelque degrd d'honneur dans la marine pour servir d'emula- 
tion aux Canadiens qui s'adonneront a la Mer un brevet de 
Lieutenant feroit des marvelles. C'est un tres joly homme et 
tres capable de se rendre habil et de servir utilement 
Guerre centre La Gucrrc de I'lroquois continuant comme il 
I'lroquois jj'y .^ p.jg ]jg^ ^^ doutcr quelle ne continue et con- 
tre nous et contre les sauvages du coste des outaouas, qui 
commercent avec nous assurement le plus gros commerce se 
tournera du cost^ du Port Nelson ou riviere de Bourbon ; 
Ce que J'ay apris des facilitds que les sauvages qui sont au 
dessus, du Lac superieur ont d'aller a la Mer de ce coste la 
me persuade tres Fort de la necessity que nous avons de 
songer a oter ce commerce aux Anglois, mais il le faut faire 
durement car les Anglois songeront cet Annee a quelque en- 
treprise contre nous, 

Cette Compagnie du Nord a besoin que Mg'' ordonne a 
M de Champigny d'assister quelque fois quant il le jugera a 
propos a leurs asseml)ldes Je crains qu'il ne s'y mete de la 
desunion qui la fera echouer, II n'y a point a craindre que la 
presence d'un Intendant fait conirae M de Champigny leur 
fasse aucun tort. — 

Desseins des Je nc sais si Mg"" le Marquis de Seignelay est 
Anglois (le jnform(* que les Anglois de Baston et de Manat 

Baston ct de _ 

Manattequi ont rcsolu dc dctrultc la Colonic Fran9oise de 
tendantaru- Canada; lis I'ont j)romit plusieurs fois aux sauv- 

nierlaColonie , , ,;••,! i i 

fran9oise iiges, ct Icur out lait de grands presens pour les 


engager a nous Faire une Guerre irreconcilable. lis leur 
ont promis qu'ils envoyeroient cinq au six navires de Guerre 
dans le fleuve qui ataquens la Colonic et la tenant ferme^ de ce 
cost6 la, tandis que du coste d'en haut les iroquois I'attaq- 
ueroient comme ils ont deja fai't ils la ruineroient Gincy en 
un' Annee : II est certain que c'est leur vue et qu'ou a en avis 
que cela a este resolu en pleine assembl^e, il faut pour cela 
qu'il leur vienne des navires d'Angleterre a I'egard de L'Aca- 
die ce Pais est fort en danger vu, qu'il n'y a aucun fort rais- 
onnable et que les habitants y sont separds et disperses 
comme en Canada. 

II seroit a desirer que le roi cut un bon fort a la beve pour 
y tenir des navires en surety ; Ce poste seroit bien plus 
avantageux que le Port Royal d'ou il n'est pas ais^ de sortir 
pour deffendre la Coste des Corsaires et estre plus a ported 
des isles du Cap Breton et terre neuve Comme aussy du 
Grand Banc, 

Toutes les Costes des terres du Roy sont si 

De la pSche _ _ _ *' 

costes poisson-poissonneuses qu'il seroit souhaiter qu'il n'y cut 
neuses ^^^^ j^^ g^jets du Roy qui y pussent aller pescher 

et que sa Majesty fut asses puissant en ce pais la pour oter 
aux etrangers la pesche du Grand Banc au moins devroit au 
oster la pesche des Costes du Roy, Les Espagnols y vont 
tons les ans sur celles de labrador du coste du detroit de 
Belle isle. Les Anglois y font plus de commerce que nous. 

Jusques icy tons les habitans de I'Acadie aussi bien que 
ceux du Canada ont plus songe a la trette du Castor et au 
debit des eaux de vie qu'a etablir les pesches qui sont cepend- 
ant le profit plus assurd et plus durable et plus convenable 
aux habitans du Pais, et a L'augmentation de la colonic car 
ce que chaque habitan pourroit Gaigner par Annde I'entre- 
tiendroit fort largement de hardes et ce travail ne se faisant 
qu' apres les semences et finissant avant la recolte chaque 
particulier laborieux trouveroit moyen de bien faire ses 
affaires sans abandonner la Culture de la terre comme font 


les coureurs de bois ; Les canadiens sont adroits et En peu 
de temps deviendroient habilles a prendre des baleinnes 
comnie les basques se ils s'y vouloient adonner, II y a Lieu 
d'esperer qu' ils le feront y estant poussds avec I'attrait du 
profit si ou persevere a Etablir cette pesche, mais celuy qui 
la veut commencer est Foible de Finances et aura peine a eu 
soutenir la depense, Les derniers vessaux ont anient a Que- 
bec de Bayonne des harponneurs pour le S"" Riverin, Je 
doute qu'il soit en etat d'en payer les frais, il m'a fort prom is 
de ne se pas rebuter. M. I'intendant le servira en ce qu'il 
pourra pour le soutenir 

L'Etat ou j'ay laiss^ les affaires du Pais demanderoit un 
Meneesdes prompt secours Car il n'y a pas lieu de douter que 
Angiois igg Anglois ne continuent leurs fortes mendes pour 
obliger les Iroquois a ne pas cesser de Faire des Courses 
dans la Colonic pour la desoler comme ils ont commence 
sans qu'on y puisse aporter des remedes efficaces les iroquois 
ayant ^prouv^ la Foiblesse de la Colonic ne ferout point de 
Paix solide estant toujours soliciter par les Anglois 

Que le Pels entreprenne quelque chose de considerable 
Suri'Entre- contrc 1' Iroquois la chose n'est pas possible car il 
prisecontre faudroit allcr en meme tems a tons les villages et 

New York , « . ,. ^ . o . • . '• 

Orange et leur fairc ce que tut lait au bonoutouan qui estoit 
Manatte perdu si il n'avoit pas trouvd retrette dans les qua- 
tre autres villages iroquois ; II ne faudroit pas moins de trois 
ou quatre mil hommes pour cela car on ne pent pas aller en 
un Et6 a tons les cinq villages I'un apris S'autre il faut aller 
a tons en mcmc temps ce qui n'est pas difficile en se precau- 
tionnant un 'Aiui^e auparavant ; Mais comme le Roy a besoin 
aillcurs de ses troupes en ce temps de Guerre, Je ne vois 
qu'un moyen certain qui est que par Mer sa Majeste se sais- 
sisse de Manat qui a un Fort fermc de murailles avec une 
ville ferm<^e de ])alissades ce que Je crois fort faisable avec 
six fregates sur lesquelles on aura mis douze cents hommes 
qui m'etant prest a terre dans lisle prendront la ville I'ep^e a 


la main avec les haches et Ensuite avec quelques bombes se 
rendront raaitres du Chateau ; Cependant du Coste de Ca- 
nada on pourra aisement se rendre maitrc d'orange avec un 
bon detacheraent de huit cents homines an phis qui bruleront 
et orange et toutes les habitations des environs Jusques a 
Manat. il faudra que le Corps reste a Orange Jusques a ce 
que les gens detach(^s pour Bruler du Cost^ de Manat soient 
de retour, il faudra aussy attend re de bruler orange et les 
habitations des environs Jusques a ce que les habitations 
^loiquees soient l)rulees il sera bon d'amener a Quebec tous 
les prisonniers que Ton fera et n'en lesses aucun dans le 

Monseigneur le Marquis de Seignelay ne doit pas attendre 
que du Coste du Canada on puisse faire d'avantage ni de- 
tacher d'avantage de monde dans exposer entierement la 
Colonic Encore faudra-t-il que I'ou fasse marcher aux trois 
Rivieres et a Montreal tant ce que Ion pourra assembler 
d'abitans du Gouvernement de Quebec [)our y rester tout le 
temps que I'entreprise d'orange durera 

II ne faut pas que I'entreprise se fasse autrement qu'cn 
canot avec les gens choisis des troupes et les coureurs de 
bois, ou n'y scauroit niener des bateaux a cause des portages 
pour passer du lac Champlain a la riviere d'Orange Ces de- 
taches doivent se preparer a estre attaqu^s par les iroquois a 
leur retour apres lexpedition, il faut que le depart du Pais 
et la marche soit diligente et se fasse en bon ordre. Mon- 
sieur le Chevalier de Calliere est le plus capable de bien 
conduire cet entreprise qui se doit faire dans le meme temps 
que celle de Manat si cela se pent car la distance des liens et 
rincertitude des vents empecheur les communications decon- 
certent tout et necessitent de faire Tattacjue de Manat seule- 
ment par la mer sans attentre aucun secours des terres car 
autrement Ton tomberoit dans des inconvenieuts trop dauger- 
eux. Ce qu'il y a a faire est de donner avis en Canada de 
tres bonne heure de ce que le roy jugera apropos de faire ; 


Je ne doute pas que Ton ne se soit dispose pour avoir toutes 
choses en etat de marcher au premier ordre. 

Les Raisons que J'ay pour desirer que Ton brule et de- 
truite orange sont que i'on n'est pas en et;it de contenir En- 
core un si mediant poste que celuila et aussi ^loign^ de nos 
habitations, de cette maniere on rompra le commerce des 
Anglois avec les iroquois qui pouront Gincy etre oblige de 
recourir a nous pour avoir des marchandises ; II ne faudra 
pas negleger d'y en avoir a Manat en aces Grande quantity 
pour qu'ils n'en manquent pas sans quoy au lieu de nous 
concilier les sauvages ou les irriteroit et or les contreindroit 
de recourir aus autres endroits ou les Anglois sont ^tablis 
dans la coste de pensilvanie vers la Virginie — 

Un' autre raison qui doit obliger d'entreprendre sur Manat 
est que ce seroit un moyen assure d'empescher les hurons et 
outaouas de s'acomoder avec les iroquois pour profiter par 
leur moyen du meilleur marche que les Anglois font de leurs 
marchandises et du Castor qu'ils achetent plus cherement 
que"nous. 11 est certain que tons les sauvages ne cherchent 
que le moyen de negocier avec les dits Anglois 

Manat pris et les habitans desarm^s il faudra laisser une 
bonne Garnison dans le Fort qui soit capable d'y faire une 
bonne defence en cas qu'il fut attaqu^ par les habitans de la 
coste de baston qui peuvent raettre quantity de barques en 
mer, II ne faudroit pas aussy negliger de desarmer le peu- 
ple de la longue isle de manat si on ne juge pas apropos de 
les enmener dans le navires 

II seroit encore aise aux fregates de desoler tout le pais de 
Baston (jui est sans fort le long de la coste suposd que ces 
fregates en eussent le temps. Car comme Je crois que sa 
Majestd ne pourra se dispenser d'envoyer un puissant secours 
aux isles, soit pour en Chasser les Anglois, soit pour les 
garantir des courses ct entreprises que les dits Anglois ou 
hollandois feront Je ne doute point que ce secours partant 
de bonne heure de France ne pent faire aisement I'entreprise 
de Manat et s'en aller Ensuite aus isles 


Baston sans La Coste (\e Imston est peupled mais il n'y a au- 
fortiflcations ^^^^ poste qui vaille ; Baston nierne est sans palis- 
sades a moins qu'on n'en ait mis depuis six mois, il y a bien 
du peuple en cette colonie mais assez difficile a rassembler, 
M"^ Perrot connoit cette coste et le S"" de Villebon qui est a 
La rochelle a present avec le nomm^ la motte qui tous ont 
souvent ^t^ a Baston et a Manat il y a aussy le nomm^ P^r6 
(|ui est a la rochelle qui connoit parfaitement les Environs 
de Manat du cost^ des terres ce P^r6 peut servir tres utile- 
ment a cet Entreprise il est de bonne volants 

Voila le remede plus certain pour assurer le Canada, 
obliger I'iroquois de faire la paix et pour se rendre Maitre 
de la Colonie Angloise qui dans la suite par un traitd de 
Paix avec I'Angleterre pourra etre ceded au Roy ce qui ne 
fera Jamais si sa Majeste ne s'en rende une fois le Maitre 

II faut remarquer que toutes les Enterprises que Ton aura 
a faire par mer de ce cotd la il faut que ce soit depuis le mosi 
de May jusques a la fin d'Aout car dans les autres saisons 
les vents d'ouest impetueux qui rcgnent frecamment en ce 
pais la eloignent de la coste. 

Les Sauvages nos allies sont tres aises de nous voir en 
guerre avec les iroquois parcequ'ils sont chez eux en repos, 
tout leur scavoir faire a et6 d'empecher en 1688. que la paix 
ne se conclut entre les iroquois et nous — 

J'avois Envoyd ordre au Captaine Commandant au fort 
de Cabarocauy de quitter ce poste apres en avoir sappd les 
nmrailles en les et aneannans avec des bois debout bien ffon- 
dronnes auxquels mettant le feu en sortant du fort les mu- 
railles seroient tombdes entieres au lieu de cela il s'est con- 
tente de faire des mines qui sans doute n'auront pu faire au- 
cun effet les murailles n'etant que deux pieds d'epaisseur ; 
pour remedier a cela il sera bon d'ordonner a M"" de Fronte- 
nac d'y Envoyer un part}'^ alege, de trois cents hommes avec 
des outils En un jour ou deux ils renverseront toutes les 
murailles • 

Doc. Vol. v. 14 


Je dois dire icy que M. de Frontenac n'est pas 

FortdeCata- . ,., . 

racouy est ^e moii Sentiment qu il laille detruire ce fort ; Je 
d'aviscieie jjg gouste aucune de ses raisons, si Je n'avois cru 

faire deti'uire 

faire la paix des I'annde 1688. Je I'aurois fait, ra- 
ser, Je dois repeter encore icy qu'on ne doit point negliger 
de chercher tous les moyens de diminuer le nombre des 
coureurs de bois et d'enipescher qu'il ne s'en fasse aucuns 

J'adjouteray encor qu'il est absolument n^cessaire de don- 
ner de I'emplois a un grand nombre de jeunes gens nobles 
ou vivant comme tel, qui dans la faineantise et dans la Gau- 
serie sont capables de se porter a toutes les dernieres ex- 
tremite^s. Si on pouvoit faire venir une bonne partde en 
France pour les mettre dans les Gardes du Roy, ou en 
quelqu' autre lieu pour leur donner raoyen de vivre ce se- 
roit un grand bien pour le Pais, ils sont bien faits et braves 
gens fort adroits mais legers et mal disciplines. Le moins 
qu'on pent faire pour eux est de leur donner des charges des 
troupes qui y sont. 

Monseigneur le Marquis pouroit Fort bien faire revenir 
un bon nombre des officiers qu'il y a Envoy^. Le service du 
Roy n'en sonfriroit point en conservant les meilleurs et rem- 
placant les Charges de Canadiens. L'ecole d'hydrographie 
seroit mieux entre les manis des Jesuites qu'en celles des 
S'' Franquelain qui ne se donne pas un Grand soin de faire 
des pilotes ce pais en a tres Grand besoin. 

Je dois rendre temoignage a M*^"" le Marquis de Seignelay 
que M. de Champigny est un tres bon sujet et capable d'un 
plus grand emplois et d'une fidelity incorruptil)le 

M le Cher, de Calliere est Connu de M'^'" et est toujours 
fort appliqud et fort attentif a son devoir 

M. de Vaudreuil est tres bien et est rempli de bonne vo- 
lonte M. Gaillar Commissaire est tres exact et laborieux Le 
Pais est trop rude pour luy sa santd n'est pas bonne, il a 
bescrtn d'etre appeler en France M^"" 



Le S"" Provost Major et Commandant de Quebec est un 
tres bon officier fort sage et le plus capable de tous les 
autiens officiers il est homme d'autorite cranit et aim^ a 
Quebec. Parmy les officiers des troupes il y en a un bon 
nombre de tres honnetes gens capables de bien servir M. 
le Chev. de Calliere en pent rendre un tres bon comptc a 
M^"" car il est droit et tidele au service du Koy. 

M" de Cresaty suplient M*-'"" de se souvenir d'eux ce sont 
de tres honnetes gens — 

II faut envoyer ordre de cesser de donner des concessions 
telles qu'on les a donnd par le pass^ et de revoquer celles 
qui ayant ^t^ donndes a des particuliers n'y ont point fait 
travailler. Pour faire des villages il faudra faire une ordon- 
nance par laquelle il soit dit que tout bois debout est Com- 
mun et a celuy qui les defrichera. II faudra marquer les 
endroits seuls ou Ton jegera apropos de faire des villages 
pour en Eloigner les bois et y faire des plaines, il faudra 
destiner des bois communs pour ces villages tant pour batir 
que pour le Chantage, 

II faut conserver bien soigneusement le fort de Chambly 
et y faire un village qu'il faudroit mettre dtins lisle que le 
seigneur s'est conserv^e et qu'il n'a pas defriche^ 

II faut tenir la main qu'il se fasse des forts par toute la 
Colonic ; il seroit bien a souhaiter que Quebec fut aussy for- 
tifi^ car en I'etat ou il est il pent etre brul^ et sacagd comme 
un village ouvert de tous cotds au bord du fleuve, au dessons 
d'une montagne. 

Le Gouvernement des trois Rivieres etant Vacant par la 
mort du S"" de Varenne sa ferame et huit enfants sont a hi 
mendicity Plusieurs se presentent pour avoir ce Gouverne- 
ment Le S"" de Ramezay offre de donner mil ecus aux enfants 
et I'avoit promis au S"" de Varenne avant sa mors suppose 
qu'il eut I'agrement de M^"" il a de bonnes qualitds et est 
desir^ du peuple et des Ecclesiastiques, Je luy connois du 
talent pour bien faire si il y avoit lieu d'ajouter quelque 


petite pension a cette pauvre famille ce seroit une Grande 
Charity c'est une bonne noblesse 

Je crois etre oblige de dire a M^"" que c'est un grand mal 
pour le pais que de laisser marier facilement tons les officiers 
qui se veulent marier a des filles d'habitans qui ne sont que 
paysans sans bien, cela met un air de vanity et de faineantise 
dans les families des habitans qui sortant de leur etat en 
prenant Pair de faux nobles se rendent inhabiles a tout et ne 
produisent que de la mis^re qui se multiplie beaucoup par 
ces raechants manages, le Mal en est plus grand que Je ne 
le puis exprimer 

Les Scieries de Planches du seiminaire de Quebec et du S"" 
Azur Marchant reucistent tres bien il y a de mats en abond- 
dance, il etoit alld cette annee une Grande fleete pour en 
apporter mais etant arriv^e trop tard elle n'en a pu charger 
que quelques echantillons mais Je ne sais si cette iSeete est 

II est d'une tres grosse consequence de donner ordre que 
dorenavant les navires de Canada ne reviennent plus si tard. 
C'est un miracle comme tons les ans, il n'en perit j>oint M" 
de la Compagnie des fermes du Roy y ont un Gros intdr^t 
ils devroient avoir a Quebec un Magasin et ne devroient 
faire venir leurs pelteries qu'au mois de Juin 

II seroit bien necessaire de donner de bons ordres pour 
qu'on fit En france de mellleurs fusils pour n'en 

Mauvals fusils . /^ i i • i 

pomt porter en Canada de si mechants que ceux 
qu'on y porte ce qui discredite beaucoup notre commerce 
])army les sauvages qui sont souvent estropios par ces me- 
chants fusils. 

Pour I'autre II ira mettre le S"" de Villebou alors dans 
rendroit(iu' II Choisira pour son etablissement, et 


().,t 20. 1G91 - a ordre de passer a Port Royal de Pousser jusqu'a 

3 lines from j^.^^^^^ ^^ ^ Manath ct dc prendre toutes les Con- 
bottom of p. '■ 
'i:j7. cotte noissauccs et lumieres (ju'il pourra de toutes ces 

Costes, afin de Vous en faire un tidellc raport, qui 

c & D. 


puisse faciliter L'execution des entrcpriscs qu'on Vaudni 

faire de ces Cotes la — 

L'occasiou auroit 6t6 La plus favorable du nionde cette 

ann^e par la situation ou sont les affaires de ce 
Cotte o. . 

pais, et les brouilleries qu'on dit estre a Manath, 

Comme vous Verrez par la Copie des lettres du S"^ de S* 

Castin que Je vous envoie Celles que le Gouverneur de Bas- 

ton et le S"" de Nilson m'ecrivent et (jue J'y joints, Vous 

feront aussi je crois juger que les especes d'avances (^u'ils 

font et les formes honnetes dont ils se servent bien differ- 

entes de Ceux dont ils avoient autrefois Ecrit a M. de De- 

nonville marquent que leur arrogance est un peu diminu^e 

et qu'ils craignent beaucoup les Incursions de uos Sauvages, 

aussy bien que les nostres. 

Je ne sais si vous approuveriez nia reponse et 

Cotte D. 

les planites que Je faiss qui sous pretexte de de- 
mander la liberte de retirer leurs Captifs d'entre les manis 
de nos Sauvages, ils semblent avoir plutot le dessein d'es- 
sayer de les aliener de nous, et meme de debaucher nos 
Francois. Comme ils n'ont point de nos gens entre leurs 
mains nous n'aurous pas d'interet d'entendre a un Echange 
a moins qu'ils ne retirent Ceux qu'ont les Iroquois afin d'en 
faire Un general. 

II seroit neanmoins toujours bon de scavoir ce qu'ils Vou- 
dront proposer, et s'ils faisoient d'autres ouvertures que Je 
puisse Vous en rendre Compte par nos derniers Vaisseaux. 
Je Vous supplieray de me prescrire Ce que J'auray a, faire 

Ce seroit Inutilement (jue Je vous repetterois toutes les 
raisons que J'ay marqu(3cs dans les depesches de feu M"" le 
Marquis de Saignelay qui doivent faire regarder la prise de 
Manath et de la nouvelle yorck comme le moyen le plus as- 
sure de finir cette Guerre et de reduire entirement L'lro- 
quois II n'est pas necessaire non plus que Je vous dise que 
selon mon peu de Lumiere les forces de Canada ne peuvent 
point concourir a Cette entreprise ; quand elles seroient beau- 


coup plus nombreuses quelles ne sont, a cause de l^loigne- 
meiit des Lieux de la difficult^ des Communications, dea 
rendez vous justes quil faudroit prendre et beaucoup d'au- 
tres raisons (^ue J'ay expliquez assez au long, Qu'ainsy la 
seule chose que nous pourrions entreprendre d'icy seroit 
Tattaque d'Orange pour laquelle il faudroit encore avoir et 
du temps, et des Forces entres que nous n'avons, afin de ne 
point exposer ce pais en le degarnisant sont a fait, et que sy 
on formoit le dessein d'aller a Manath Ce ne pouvoit estre 
que par Mer en I'envoiant bombarder, et faisant en meme 
temps debarquer des Troupes a terre qui sen rendroient 

Jo proposois aussy d'envoyer d'autres Vaisseaux devant 
Baston, pour y Jetter des bombes, et Voir si la frayeur que 
les habitans en auroient ne les obligeroient point a se rendre 
Comme il y a apparence, Ce qui feroit du moins une diver- 
sion qui les occuperoit et les empescheroit de songer a en- 
voier du secours a Manath, dont la prise est Uniquement 
necessaire pour la surety de ce pais pouvant fort bien se 
})asser de celle de Baston qu'il fiiudroit Je croy bruler et de- 
truire enteerement si on en estoit les maistres, et ne songer 
qu'a Etablir solidement le poste de Port Royal. 

Je scay que dans la scituation ou les affaires sont en 
Europe, il sera peut etre difficile de penser a des choses 
si eloign^es, Mais les armies du roy sont accompagn^es par 
tout de tant de bonheur, et de succes advantageux que jes- 
pere que ceux quil aura remi)ort^ sur ses ennemis Cette 
Campagne, le inettra en estat dentreprendre Ce quil voudra 
dans les pais les plus Eloign^s. — 

Extrait de I'lnstruction donnde au S'' de fronte- 
nac au sujet de I'Entreprise a faire sur la nouvelle Yorck. 

Je rinformo des ordres donnds a Rochefort pour I'arrae- 
cana.iaiie iHcnt dc dcux vaisscaux qui doivent servir a cette 
1(589^90. entreprise, et de celuy qui a estd donn<5 au S"" de 


la Caffiniere qui les coramande d'executer ceux que le d' S' 
de frontenac luy donnera. 

Sa Ma'® desire quil se rende Incessament a la Rochelle et 
qu'il parte aussitot qui Vy sera arrive 

Qu'il fasse Son atterrage a la Baye de Campsceaux, ou il 
s'embarquera sur le meilleur des vaisseaux marchands qui 
Tauront Suivy pour se rendre a Quebec. 

Avant de partir II donnera ordre au d' S"" de la CaflSniere 
d'attendre de ses nouvelles et luy prescrira ce (ju'il aura a 
faire Jusques a ce quil les ayt receus, et le lieu ou II les 
devra recevoir II fera partir avant luy par quelque voye 
prompte le S"" Ch"" de Caillieres pour preparer toutes 

Aussytost qu'il Sera arriv^j a Quebec II achevera de dis- 
poser tout ce qui sera necessaire pour cette expedition, et 
envoyera ensuite ses ordres au d' S"" de la Caffiniere pour luy 
marquer le temps qu'il se devra rendre a Manatte — 

Comme on ne pent prendre d'autre rendez vous que Man- 
atte pour les d' Vais"" Le d*^ S"" de frontenac ordonnera au d' 
S"" de la Caffiniere de s'y rendre directement, et de prendre 
tous les vaisseaux qu'il trouvera dans la Baye de ce lieu Sans 
cependant s'exposer a aucune aventure qui pent le mettre 
hors d'estat de sevir a cette entreprise. 

Avant de partir de Canada, II laissera le S"" Ch de Vaud- 

reiul pour commander dans le pays apres que M"^ de 

Denonville en sera party. 

Sa Ma"" luy recommande de cacher avec beaucoup de soin 
le projet de cette entreprise afin que ceux d'orange n'en 
puisse avoir aucun avis, et EUe desire qu'avant que les Enne- 
mis puissent etre advertis de sa marche, II fasse un detache- 
ment pour s'assurer des batimens qui seront sur la riviere 
afin de s'en servir pour descendre a Manatte, et pour ne pou- 
voir etre attaqu^ par derriere lorsqu'l y sera arrivd 

Lorsqu'il se sera rendu M® de ces deux postes, Sa Ma'^ luy 
recommande de prendre une connoissance exacte des habit- 


ans, En cas qu'il ayt des Anglois au hollandois Catoliques de 
la fidelity desquels Je crois qu'il puisse S'assurer, II pourra 
les laisser dans leurs habitations 

II pourra garder aussy les Artisans et les gens de service 
necessaires pour la culture de terres ou pour les fortifica- 

II fera retenir en prison les off" et les principaux habit- 
ans desquels on pourra tirer des rangons. 

A Teo-ard des autres habitans Anglois et hollandois, horn- 
mes femmes et enfants, L'Intention de La Ma'*^ est qu'ils 
soient mis hors de la Colonic, et envoyes a la nouvelle Aug''* 
a la Pensilvanie ou en d'autres endroits Suivant qu'il I'esti- 
mera plus a propos. 

Et il renvoyera en France les frauQois fugitifs et particu- 
liereraent ceux de la R. P. R. — 

Sa Ma** veut qu'il ayt soin d'empescher qu'il ne soit fait 
aucune dissipation de vivres, marchandises, nunitions effets, 
Bestiaux Utensils et principaux meubles des habitans 

II fera faire du tout des luventaires exacts par le Corn- 
miss'''' qui sera a sa suite 

II choissira ensuite parmy les off''' et soldats ceux a qu'il 
sera apropos de donner les habitations abandonn^es et leur 
en donnera des concessions au nom de Sa Ma*'' en leur lais- 
sant les vivres qui s'y trouveront, et dont ils auront besoin 
pour subsister Jusques a ce quils en ayent pu faire d'autres — 
II envoy era a Sa Ma*'' un Inventaire de tons les effets qui 
se seront trouve^s dans cette Colonic avec un estat des habi- 
tations qu'il aura distributes, en marquant ce qu'il croira 
que ceux a qui elles auront est^ conceddes pourront payer 
annuellement a Sa Ma*" 

Sa Ma*'' veut aussy qu'il examine les moycns de debiter 
les d* effets, et qu'il luy fasse savoir son avis sur cela aussy 
bien que sur les gratifications quelle desire faire la dessus a 
ceux des off""" des soldats, et des habitans qui se seront dis- 
tinerues en cette occasion 


Sa Ma'® luy recommande particiiliereiii* de mettre les forts 
en estat de deffense, et qu'il y fasse mettre la plus grande 
quantite de vivres qu'il se pourra. 

Aussy tost que cette expedition sera faite I'lntention de 
Sa Ma'® est qu'il retourne en Canada, Et en cas qu'il luy 
restat quelque chose a faire de ce que Sa Ma'® luy ordonne 
EUe veut qu'il Uiisse ses ordres pour Texecuter au S"" Ch. de 
Caillieres a qui Sa Ma'® a donu^ le gouvernement de la nou- 
velle York. II choisira avant son depart les off "^ et les sol- 
dats qu'il trouvera apropos de laisser en ce pays et Si — 
apr^s I'avoir pourveu suffisanient de troupes. II n'estoit pas 
necessaire de ramener en Canada tons ceux qui resteront, 
II pourroit envoyer par les vais" de Sa Ma'® ceux qu'il trou- 
vera Inutiles, en observant d'en garder 30 ou 40. pour 

En — cas que la saison ne luy permit pas de retourner en 
Canada Sa Ma'® trouve bon qu'il reste dans la nouvelle York, 
et qu'il s'employe pendant I'hiver se mettre sa conquete en 

Apres cette expedition, Sa Ma'® luy recommande de faire 
en sorte de conclure la paix avec les Iroquois a quoy Elle 
est persuad^e qu'il trouvera beaucoup de facility Elle veut 
aussy pour oter aux anglois les moyens de faire des entre- 
prises contre la nouvelle York qu'il detruise les habitations 
des Anglois qui sont proche de Manatte. 

Mais en cas que contre toute apparence et par des raisons 
que Sa Ma'® ne pent prevoir cette entreprise ne se put exec- 
utor II envoyera ordre au d' S'" de la Caffiniere do faire la 
guerre aux Anglois et deranger les costes de la nouvelle 
Ang'® et de la nouvelle York, pour y faire le plus de prises 
qu'il pourra et y demenrer Jusques a ce qu'il ne luy reste 
plus de vivres que pour revenir en France — 

Maintenant Monseigneur que le Roy a Triomphd de ses. 
Ennemis et par Mer et par terre, et qu'il est le maistre de 
la Mer, Croiroit-il mal employes quelquO unes de ses Escad- 


res de Vaisseaux a punir I'insolence de ces Veritables, et 
Vieux parlementaires de Baston, de les faudroyer aussy bien 
que ceux de Manath dans leur tainere et de se rendre 
Maistres de ces deux Villes qui mettroieot en Seuretd toutes 
Ces Costes et les pesches du grand banc dont la Consoma- 
tion n'est pas d'une petite importance n'y d'une Mediocre 
Utility — 

Ce fut en mesme temps Madame que le S"" de Louvigny 
obverse of Capitaine reforme que M. le Comte envoyoit a 
p. 14-— Missilimakinac pour y relever le d' Sieur de la 

Durantaye aussy Capitaine reform^ qui y Commandoit par- 
tit de Montreal avec le Sieur Nicolas perrofc qui etoit charge 
des presentes, et de paroles que Monsieur le Comte adressoit 
a toutes le nations d'Enhault, II devoit les dissuader de I'alli- 
ance quils uegocioient avec I'lroquois et I'Anglols et qui etoit 
presque Conclue Je vous envoie la copie de ces paroles. 

II etoit accompagn^ de Cent quarante trois fran9ois Voy- 
ageurs et de six Sauvages, des francois alloient chercher la 
pelterie qui leur appartenoit et quils navoient pas amener 
Icy bas les ann^es precedentes a cause de la guerre. Le S' 
d'hosta et le S"" de la Gemeraye Lieutenant reformes eurent 
aussy ordre de les accompagner avec trente hommes seule- 
nient Jusques aux Calumetes a soixante Lieiies de Montreal 
atin de rapporter des nouvelles de leur passage ny ayant 
plus de risque au dela de Ce detroit 

lis partirent du tout de Tlsle de Montreal, vingt deux- 
ieeme de May, le deuxieme de Juin ayant fait alte trois 
rivieres au dessus de Lendroit noramd Les Chates a Labry 
d'une pointe qui advancoit fort au large dans la Riviere lis 
decouvriront deux Canots Iroquois qui paroissoient au bout 
de la pointe, 

Les S" de Louvigny et hosta resolvrent dy Envoyer trois 
canots de 10 hommes chacun, et que doixante iroient par 
terre pour les prendre de tous Costes Les S" d'hosta et de 


La gerneraye s'embarqueront dans les Canots et Le S"" de 
Louvigny devoit Couduire ceux qui alloient par terre Les 
trois Canots furent bientot a Tendroit ou estoient les Enne- 
niis lis y essuyerent un fort grand feu a bout portant, Les 
Ennemis les tirant de terre ou ils etoient anbusquez II y 
eut quatre francois de tu^s de cette premiere decharge, il 
n'en resta que deux quils ne furent point blesses dans le 
Canot du Sieur de la Gemeraye, qui vouloit aborder le pre- 
mier ainsy ils furent obleges de revenir a I'endroit ou ils 
avoient laisse les autres Canots, ils y trouvoient le S"" de 
Louvigny que Perrot navoit Jamais voulu laisser partir 
craint de risquer trop les jH'esentes du roy, et de netre plus 
en etat s'ils etoient deffaits de Continuer leur Voyage et 
d'achever la negotiation qu'ils alloient faire avec les Nations 
d'Enhault, Les Instantes priv(^es du S' d'hosta et le deses- 
poir ou etoit le S'' de Louvigny de la perte de ses gens, 
L'Empecherent Sur les raisons de Perrot lis se murent a la 
tete de Cinquante a soixante homnies et Coururent par terre 
donner dans I'Embuscade des Ennemis Leur premier chocq 
fut si rude quils les obligerent a sembarquer avec precipita- 
tion, lis durent en tout plus de trente Iroquois, et dans les 
quatre Canots qui se sauverent de treize quils etoient il y 
en avoit plusieurs de blesses, Ils eurent quatre prisonniers 
deux hommes et deux femmes un des liommes a este men^ 
a Missilimacinac, et mang^ par les hurons et outaouaces, 
L'autre qui fut amoine a Quebec a 6t6 donne par M. le 
Comte a orvaoiie 

Le d' S"" d'hosta revint a Montreal apres le Combat, et le 
S"" de Louvigny Continue sa route sans aucun Mauvais ren- 
contre vous apprendrez par la suite le succes de leur 

Peu de temps apres on eut nouvelle de L'expedition du 
S"" Hertel qui Commandoit le party des trois Rivieres par 
quelques Volontaires qui en revinrent et par les prisonniers 
quils avoient faits. II etoit accompayn^ de trois de ses fills, 


de vingt quatre francois de vingt sauvages soccoquis, et de 
Cinq algonquins Ce qui faisoit en tout Cinquante deux 
hommes, ils partirent de trois rivieres le vingt huit Janvier 
apres Une marche assez longue et fort facheuse, II arriva le 
vingt sept Mars aupres d'un village anglois nomm^ Jernon 
Fales qu'il avoit resolu d'attaquer ayant fait reconnoitre le 
lieu, II fit trois detachements diffe rents pour donner au trois 
principaux postes, Le premier de onze hommes pour attaquer 
un petit fort depieux a quatre bastions, Le second de quinze 
qui devoit prendre une grande maison fortiffiee, et luy avec 
Le surplus devoit donner a un autre fort ou il y avoit Une 
piece de Canon ; ces trois postes furent emportes sans grande 
resistance ; Ceux qui se deffendoient furent tues ; et Ton prit 
prisonniers les autres, au Nombre de Cinquante quatre, un 
Frangois eut la Cuisse Cassee dans cette attaque et mourut 
le lendemain II y eut vingt sept maisons de bruits et deux 
milles pieces de bestail perirent dans les etables ; 11 ne resta 
gu^re apres son Coup fait sur le lieu n'etant dloign^ de pes- 
cadoiiet Ville Angloise que de six lieiies dont il pouvois sor- 
tir bien du monde pour le charger dans sa retraite et effec- 
tivement sur le soir, deux sauvages luy rapporterent qu'un 
gros de deux cens hommes venoit Lattaquer, II tit ferme sur 
le bord d'une petit riviere que les Ennemis se trouvoient 
obliges de passer sur un pont fort etroit pour venir a luy II 
en Jetta huit Sur la place en blessa dix autres et les obligea 
a luy abandonner le Champ de bataille, les fils du S"" Cre- 
nier Seigneur du S' francois et un soccoquis y furent tu^s ; 
Le fils aine du Commandant fut blesse d'un coup de fusel 
dans la Cuisse dont il est rest(5 boiteux. II continue sa re- 
traite le plus vite qu'il luy fut possible et trois jours apres 
ayant envoye deux decouvreurs poir Voir s'il n'etoit smoy, 
Ils reucontreront des decouvreurs Anglois, et en tuerent 
trois. II acheva sa retraite sans aucune autre advantage, 
Jusqu' un village de sauvages entre les mains desquels il 
mit son fils pour le faire pauser, II aprit la que le S' de Port- 


neuf navait point encore fait Coup, et qu'il n'etoit qu 'k 
deux journees, cela lohligca de depesclier a Monsieur le C" 
le S"" Gastineau son neveu, avec quelques frangois et des pri- 
sonniers pour luy apporter icy la nouvelle de Cette expedi- 
tion, le S"" Maugras se detacha aussy avec Cinq algonquins 
et prit la route de Saint Francois, ou a en depuis aucunes 
nouvelles de luy, le Sieur Hertel joignit ent^uite le Sieur de 
Portneuf prist Keskebe^ avec trente six homnies tant Fran- 
cois que Sauvages, 

II etoit party de Quebec le vingt huit Janvier avec cin- 
quante francois, et il avoit pour Lieutenant le Sieur de Cour- 
teraanche Repentigny son Cousin, Le Sieur de Portneuf est 
le troisieme fils de Monsieur de Becancourt, II devoit aller 
joindre la Compagnie du S"" de Menneval dont il etoit Lieu- 
tenant, et il avoit servi Icy en la mesme qualitd, soixante 
Sauvages abenakis du Sault de la Chaudiere Laccompegne- 
ront lis employerent tons les mois de fevrier Mars, avril et 
la moite^ de May pour se rendre en chassant avec de tres 
grandes difficult^s a un autre village d'abnequis ou lis ne 
trouvereut personne, lis pousserent plus bas dans la riviere 
de Kenibequi, et rencontrerent dans un autre Village Les 
Sauvages de retour de la guerre Contre les Anglois, dont ils 
en avoient tu^ six, il fit amasser tous nos sauvages allies 
d'alentour et se rendit le Vingt cinquieme May a quatre 
lieiies de I'endroit qu'ils devoient attaquer, Ce poste s'ap- 
pelle Kcskebee, et est situ^ sur le bord de la Mer il y avoit 
un grand fort bien garnj de Munition et de huit pieces de 
Canon quatre autres petits forts en ^toient assez proches, 
Mais ils ne se trouverent pas d'une si bonne deffence des le 
lendemain de leur arrivde quatre sauvages et deus Fran9ois 
se mirent en Embuscade aupres du fort et un homme en 
etant sorty au point du jour fut tu6 et les Cris de Morts 
faits ensuite, et qui fit connoitre aus Anglois qu'il y avoit 
des Sauvages aupres d'Eux, sur le Midy trente homme sor- 
tirent du grand fort et vinrent droit a I'endroit ou nos gens 


etoient qui apres leur avoir fait leurs decharges de dix pas. 
se Jetterent sur eux L'epde et la hache a la Main et les 
poursuiverent sy vivement qu'il n'en rentra que quatre dans 
le fort qui etoient tous blessds, Coranie nos gens s'etoient 
engages fort avant dans la poursuite ils essuyerent le feu 
d'un des forts du quel ils se trouverent fort proche et y 
eurent un Sauvage de tu^ et un Francois de bless^ a la 
Cuisse lis envoyerent sur le soir sonimer le grand fort de se 
rendre Mais on leur repondit qu'on sy deifendroit Jusqu'a 
la Mort — 

Lordre de Monsieur le Comte etoit de n'attaquer aucun 
fort craint d'y perdre trop ne Monde et s'attaeker seulement 
a ruiner la Campagne Cela ne se pouvoit executer tous les 
lieux d'allentour ayants et^ abandon nes par Ladvis qu'un 
soldat qui etoit avec le S'' hertel et que les Anglois avoient 
pris, avoit donn^ de I'aproche de ce party, aussi il passa 
tout d'une voix que Ton devoit Continuer a attaquer le 
grand fort dans les formes etant impossi1)le de I'avoir autre- 
ment tous les ennemis sy etoient retires et avoient aban- 
donn^s les quatre petits la unit du vingt six au vingt sept 
nos gens se logerent sur le bord de la Mer a Cinquante pas 
du fort et se murent a convert d'une tres fort escarp^e doii 
ils ne pouvoient pas craindre les cannonades Continuelles et 
le grand feu de la Mousqueterie des Ennenjis, La nuit du 
vingt huit la tranch^e fut ouverte, nos Canadiens et nos 
sauvages netoient pas fort experimentds sur la maniere 
d'assieger des places lis ne laisserent pas de travailler fort 
vigourousement et par bonheur ils avoient trouves dans les 
forts abandonnes des ontils propres a rouvrir la terre, cet 
ouvrage s'avancoit avec tout de vitesse que le soir du vingt 
huit les ennemis demanderent a parlemcnter, on demanda 
leur fort Munitions et Vivrcs et Ton prom it bon quartier a 
leur garnison Ils demanderent de leur Cost6 six jours pour 
penser k ses propositions, on ne leur donna que la nuit pour 
se resoudre et le travail fut Continud leur feu redoubla le 


lendemain matin lis jettercnt quantite de grenades sans 
grand etFot on se preparoit Lorsque Ton seroit(i arrive par 
tranch(^e a lours pallisades a y mettrc le feu avcc un haril de 
gouldron que Ton avoit aussy trouv^ et quelques autres 
matieres Combustibles, Voyant Cette Machine s'approcher 
fort pres d'Eux et ne pouvant L'Empescher ('eux qui la 
poussoient etant a Convert dans la trancliee ils mirent pavil- 
ion blanc pour Capituler et pen de temps apres le Com- 
mandant se rend it luy meme aupres du S"" de Portneuf tout 
sa garnison et Ceux qui etoient dans le fort sortirent ensuite 
au nombre de soixante dix hommes, sans compter les femmes 
et les enfants, lis furent tons Conduits au Camp ; un mo- 
ment apres il parut quatre batiments charges de Monde, Mais 
ne voyant paroitre ancun pavilion Anglois ils se retirerent, 
le feu fit mis au fort, le Canon enclou^ les Munitions bruises 
et tout ceux qui etoient trouvds dedans faits prisonniers Les 
sauvages en ont gard^ la plus part le Commandant nomme 
Capitaine denis et les deux filles de son Lieutenant qui avoit 
^t^ tu^ ont ^t^ conduits Icy avec quelques autres personnes 
nos gens decamperent le premier jour de Juin apres avoir 
mis le feu a toutes les maisons quils trouverent a deux lieiies 
antour et qui se rencontrerent toutes vides Ils sont arrives 
Icy le vingt Troisieme du meme mois veille de la S' Jean, 
un fran^ois a en dans la tranchee le bras cass^ d'un Coup de 
Canon et un Sauvage La Cuisse perc^e 

II se fit un autre party en Canot Contre les Anglois Le 
S"" de Beauvais 'Lieutenant Fils du Sieur de tilly accompagne 
du S"" de la Brosse Lieutenant reform^ et quatre francois alia 
joindre Les Sauvages du Sault et de la Montague qui de 
Composoient, et a la tete desquels etoit le grand agnier 

lis marcherent sans rien trouver depuis le dixhuit May 
Jusqu' au vingt six du meme Mois des decouvreurs qu' ils 
envoyerent Le matin leur dirent qu' ils avoient entendu tirer 
un Coup de fusil et peu de temps apres ils attaquerent deux 
Cabannes ou ils se trouva quatorze personnes qu' ils enleve- 


rent. Ces prisonniers leur donnerent avis que sur le Chemin 
quils trouvoient pour aller a un fort anglois quils voulaient 
attaquer ils rencontreroient le reste de leurs gens au nombre 
de trente hommes avec leur femmes et enfants lis continue- 
rent leur route de ce Cotd la et furent charges les premiers 
dans une ambuscade que Ces gens leur avoient dress^e lis 
donnerent le sabre a la main et enleverent tout apres avoir 
tue quatre hommes et deux femmes ils firent quarante deux 
prisonniers au nombre desquels il y avoit huit Anglois 

lis ne jugerent pas apropos de passer outre ayant apris 
quil y avoit sept cens sauvages Loups a une journe et demie 
de la qui les attendoient et reprirent le chemin de Montreal. 

Le quatrieme de Juin etant arrive a midy a la Riviere au 
unemeprise Saulmou qui tombe dans le lac de Champlain ils 
fataie y fii'ent des Canots pour leur retour et comme ils 

prirent Dieu le soir lis furent decouverte par un party dal- 
gonquins et abenaquis des trois Rivieres qui alloient en 
jruerre au meme endroit dou ils venoient et qui les charsje- 
rent. Le lendemain au doleil levant et leurs tuerent deux 
hommes et en blesserent dlx deux francois six Sauvages et 
deux Esclaves Angloises 

Cette meprise est d'autant plus facheuse que le grand 
agnier dont on vous a parle Madame dansl'affaire de Corlard 
y a ete tue c'est une perte irreparable et qui a tire les larmes 
des yeux de tout le pais, II semble que le Malheur etoit at- 
tache a ce parti tous ceax qui y ont ete defaits et pris pris- 
onners par nos gens etoient nos allies les plus fideles lis 
venoient de faire Coup sur les Anglois avec le S"' Hertel, et 
les prisonniers quils avoient en pouvoient faire foy, c'est ce 
que les sauvages du Sault et de la Montagne ne scavoient 
point. Cette meprise a peuser Causer beaucoup de trouble 
Mais cela n'a pas en de suitte par I'adresse que Ton a eu de 
Menager leurs Esprits — 

On eut avis a Quebec en meme temps du Combat qui 
setoit donne a la pointe aux Trembles dans I'isle de Montreal 


entre quelques Csinots Iroquois qui vrassembleblement etoi- 
ent un reste de chasseurs qui avoient en avis de I'afraire de 
leurs gens par le S" de Louvigny et d'hosta et etoient de- 
scendres pour s'en venger par la riviere dcs prairies qui est 
un bras de la grande riviere qui passe au nord de la d" isle 
lis furent decouverts pur un nomme Tallot chirurgien qui 
donna avis de leur marche au S' de Colombes Lieut reform^ 
II se mit a la tete de vingt cinq habitans et leur dressa une 
ambuscade, Les ennemis les chargerens vigourensenient et 
en furent re9us de menie mais comnie le nombre de nos gens 
leur etoit a beaucoup pres inferieur lis furent oblegds de se 
retirer avec perte de 12 hommes parmi lesquels le S"" Colom- 
bes Les ennemis y perdirent 25 hommes et se retirerent 

II avoit paru quelque tems auparavent un partd a la riviere 
puante vis a vis des trois rivieres qui en tua 15 ou 16 per- 
sonnes femmes et enfans ou courut apres et comme en les 
])oursuivoit chaudement ils tuerent leurs prisonniers pour 
fuir plus vite 

Monsieur le Comte avoit fait 2 detachements de troupes 
pour le surety des costes du Sud qui avoient le plus a 
Craindre La premier etoit commands par le S'' Chev. de 
Clermont Capitaine reform^ et il devoit decouvrir continuel- 
lement le pais de Montreal jusqua Sorel environ 18 lieiies 
de pais. 

Lautre qui etoit commands per le S"" Chev. de la Mott^ 
aussd Cap" reform^ devoit aller des trois rivieres a S' Fran- 
cois dans le lac S*^ pierre et venir au dessous en tirant du 
Cot^ de Quebec. 

Le Chev. de Clermont arrivant a Sorel aprit que 5. en- 
fants qui gardaient les bestiaux aux environs du fort venoi- 
ent d'etre enlev^s par un party ennemie il les suivit avec les 
meilleurs hommes du sien et quelques habitans qui se joig- 
nirent a luy. II les ent bientot attrapds et en tua un sur la 
place, delivra 4 de ces enfants et mit le reste en fuite, on a 

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trouv^ depuis quatre autres horames de tr^s du nieme parti 
parmi lesquels etoit un Anglois dont la Commission dn 
magistral d'orange a 6t6 prise et eiivoyde a Mg'' les 5^ en- 
fants qui etoit le plus Jeune avoit ^t^ tu^ par eux ne ppu- 
vant les suivre 

On avoit appris par le retour de M. de Portneuf que 
. , quelques batimens venant de baston avoient paru 

pns de -^ ^ i 

Port Royal sur les Cotes ou etoit fait son expedition ils tour- 
foTs ^^"*^"^ noient du Cotd des port royal qui est le principal 
fort que les francois ayent en Arcadie, on eut con- 
firmation de cette nouvelle au mois de Juillet et ont scu les 
particularites de la reddition de cette place. M. de Menneval 
y commandoit pour le roy et etoit gouverneur de tout ce 
pais il avoit 60. a 80 hommes de garnison 18 pieces de Canon 
qui netoient point en batterie et les fortifications etoient si 
peu de chose quelles ne se mettoient aucunement a Couvert 
d' Insulte T navires qui paroissoient assez bien amies I'en- 
voyerent sommer de se rendre II y avoit plus de 700 hom- 
mes dessus. II accepta une capitulation assez avantageuse 
ne se croyant pas en etat de pouvoir resister on luy promet- 
toit de le laisser sortir avec sa garnison armds et baggage et 
de le remettre a Quebec II se rendit sur la parole de Gen. 
Phips a son bord Mais des que les anglois furent maistre du 
fort ils ne se crurent plus obliges a luy rien tenir Le gouv- 
erneur et toute sa garnison furent faite prisonniers avec 
Mess" petit et Trouve pretres Missionaires en ce pais la. Le 
magasin de la Compagnie, la maison du gouverneur et celles 
des pretres furent pillds Leglise selon leurs bonnes con- 
tumes fut deshonoree par plusieurs moqueries et actions in- 
•fames et tout ce quil y avoit dornements en furent enlev^s 
lis laisserent un sergent de la garnison pour y commander 
sons eux les habitans qui avoient signd la convention par la- 
(luelle on le\ir promcttoit de les laisser Jouir paiseblement de 
leurs biens i)ourvu quils vollussent, se mettre sous la protec- 
tion du roy Guillaume Ils firent arborer le })avillon Anglois 


mais depuis les habitans I'ont enlev<:? a Tarriv^e de M"" Pcrrot 
et leurs niaisons ont 6t6 brulees pour cette raison et quclques 
uns ont 6t6 pendus par d'autres Forbans Anglois qui vivrent 
au lueme endroit 

M' de Menneval sa garnison el les pretres ont et6 conduits 
a Baston et ils y sont encore pour la pluspart prcsentcnient. 
M'' Perrot etoit absent des port royal quand il fut pris il y 
arriva presque en menie temps que son navire que venoit de 
france avec M"" de Villebon qui conimandoit une conipagnie 
a Lacadie il fit avancer son vaisseau du cot^ de la riviere S* 
Jean pour le pouvoir faire decharger sans craint mais quel- 
ques forbans anglois en ayant en connoissances vinrent L'y 
attaquer et il fut contraint de se sauver avec le S'' de Ville- 
bon II ne resta de personne Considerable dans le vaisseau 
que le S"" de Saccardie Ingenieur qui passoit en ce paq pour 
la fortification des port royal. II fut pris avec le navire M"" 
Perrot s'etant cach^ quelque temps dans les bois et se re- 
posant un pour fut decouvert et pris lis luy ont fait souffrir 
mille indignit^s Mais il a et^ assez heureux a ce que len nous 
a rapports pour etre rencontr^ par un Vaisseau de flibustie- 
res francois qui ont repris son navire avec les forbans anglois 
dont il etoit prisonnier, il s'est pass^ plusieurs autres actions 
entre les francois de I'acadie nos sauvages et les anglois Ils 
ont ^te sommes les habitans de la riviere S' Jean de signer 
la convention que ceux du port Royal avoient accept^, mais 
ils y ont 6i6 fort mal recus et s'en sont retires avec perte des 
Leurs. Nos sauvages Canibas et abenaquis nont point dis- 
continude de leur faire la guerre depuis le depart du S'" de 
portneuf lis ont 6te les brulds Jusqua pres de baston Les 
ont battus accompagnds de quelques francois en plusieurs 
rencontres considerables et quelques foibles qu'ils ayent etd 
contre de tres gros partes, ils ont toujours restd maitre du 
champ de bataille les fils du Sieur de Cellesfonds qui est un 
homme de ce pais aflfectionne a M le Comte qui avoit fait des 
merveilles dans le party du S"" de portneuf et etoit restd avec 


les Sauvages pour aller encore en guerre apr^s plusieurs 
belles actions dans un Combat ou quarante abenaquis se bat- 
toient Contre 600 homines a et^ malheureusement tu^ avec 
6 sauvages leur petit nonibre ne les a pas empecher de met- 
tre leurs ennemis en fuite et d'en tuer quantity 

Puisque Je suis Madame sur le chaptre des abenaquis Je 
Collier (les vois vous rappoi'tcr I'extrait d'une lettre quils ont 
abenakispourj^d^j^.ggg^ a M-" le Comte avcc un Collier pour le 

prier le O" de . 

rendre leurs pricr de Icur faire rendre les prisonniers que les 
prisonniers gauvages du sault ont fait et qui tout Ceux dont 
Je vous au part^ dans I'expedition de Beauvais voyez leurs 
paroles — 

SoufFrez mon pere que Je vous aille interompre un moment 
pour Vous raconter mes peines. Car a qui un enfant peut 
il decharger son ceur qu a son pere, vous savez qui est 
arriv^ a mon frer^ I'lroquois qui prie (c'est ainsi quils mo- 
ment les Iroquois nos allies et qui se sont fait baptiser) II a 
pris pour Ennemis mes parents et quelques uns meme de 
Ceux qui avoient peu de temps auparavant accompagnd les 
francois que vous aviez envoy^ contre I'anglois il les tient 
encore comme esclaves Voila ce qui fait ma peine, Je luy 
vient dire que regardant cet accident comme une pure me- 
prise Je nen avois point a la verite Tesprit mal fait mais que 
Jesperois que sen apercevant il desannonceroit sa meprise et 
me rendroit mes parents mon p^re ce collier que Ion vous 
presente est pour vous prier de fortifier ma parole par votre 
voix ou plutot tirer de Votre Ceur plein de sagesse des 
paroles plus efficaces que les mcmes pour le porter a nos 
rendre nos parents qui viendront icy demeurer avec nous si 
vous le trouvcz bon, J'apprehende que si on refuse de nous 
les rendre Mon frere qui est a lacadie ne sercssent de eel la et 
n'en ayt I'csprit mal fait au lieu que Je suis sur qu'il m'ecou- 
tera quelques mecliantes pens(>es quecela luy ayt donn^ sy 
on ne nous les rend. 


Voicy aussi le Collier quils addressent aux Iroquois 

Mon frere I'lroquois qui prie car enfin c'est le nom dont 
nous t'fippellous depuis que la priere et lobeessunce a Oiuioii- 
tio notre pere comtnun nous ont heureusement renuis, Je 
vais te trouver par ce collier pour te dire que ceux que tu 
garde encore comme esciaves sont mes parents et pour te 
prier de mes les rendre, ne crois point que J'aye I'esprit mal 
fait de ce qui leur est arriv^ c'est aussy que la guerre est 
faite Ton se tue souvent sans se connoitre les uns les autres 
ce sont des nialheurs qui accompagnent la guerre et que Ton 
ne peut eviter mais tu aurois lesprit mal fait si apres pri^ 
pour Envoier tes allies mes parents, apres les avoir menes 
dans ton village comme esciaves tu t'opiniatrois a les garder 
lorsque tu connois ta m(^prise Je mesure ton esprit sur le 
mien sy ce qui t'es arriv^ metoit arrive et que Jeusse pris 
pour Ennemis tes parents. Je ne ra'apperceverois pas plus- 
tot de ma meprise que Je leur donnerois la libertd, et te les 
rendrois ni croy point mon frere que Je te trompe lorsque 
Je te dis quils sont mes parents les francois peuvent bien 
rendre temoignage Connne quelques uns de ceux que tu as 
tu^s ou pris les ont accompagnez aussy bien que nous lors- 
que nous avous ete contre langlois et cela fort peu de terns 
avant que ce malheur arriva, Je ne te dis rien de la perte 
que tu as faite d'un de tes braves (c'est le grand agnier) 
quoique Je la ressente extremement Je suis occup^ a le pleu- 
rer avec deux de mes braves que J'ay aussy perdus dans 
cette triste rencontre, Mon frere I'lroquois qui prie pluvront 
les braves morts sans que leur raort nous renverse I'esprit, 
et separe nos coeurs que la priere et I'aimtie vuisscnt depuis 
sy longtemps 

Sur ces paroles les Iroquois du Sault ont renvoyd les 
principaux choses et quelques femmes, ils ont promis de 
rendre les autres lorsqu'ils I'enverront tous disposes a se 
joindre a leurs freres qui sont icy dtablis au sault de la 
Chaudiere a deux lieiies de Quebec — 


^* Letter from Gov'^ Sloughter of JSf. York relative to 
property at Pemaquid.''' 

/ Inclosed containes his Majestyes comands for the de- 
livery of the Records of this province, his Maj"'*'* Sloope or 
Yacht in yo"" possession, and the guns &c belonging to the 
fort at pemaquid, w*^*^ I have sent you by Thomas Newton 
Esq"" and desire that the records may be delivered to him 
forthwith in order to their being brought hither, the other 
particulars I desire may be in a readiness, and I shall 
speedily advise you, how they shall be disposed off, for 
their Maj"®' service, as I am directed ; I have further to in- 
forme you, that an Assembly of this province is now sitting 
and have vnder their Consideracon the necessary defence 
and p''servacon of Albany ag' the ffrench and Indian Ene- 
mies, w"'' we looke vpon as the flrontier and Bullworke, and 
the adjacent Colonys and am therefore willing to know what 
you think is reasonable on yo"" part for the support thereof, 
we shall maintaine there two foot Companyes of near two 
hundred men, w^'' with some addition from your parts might 
make capable of some little incursions vpon the flrontiers of 
the Enemies Country and thereby secure our selves and 
ahirum them, I cannot but with good reason, expect, that 
as you have beene ready when this province was in other 
Circumstances to offer yo"" assistance for the Coiiion defence, 
so now their Maj"'^'' Imediate Comands for Governm'^ are 
here you will not be less careful! or willing to Afford yo' 
help towards the generall safety, and am willing also to 
know whether you intend to make any advance towards 
Quebeck or Canada River this Spring; We have this weeke 
newes, by the returne of some Maqua's troopes, and some 
Christians from Albany, who have been lately in the Ene- 
mie's Country and brought home with them four Captives 
taken last year from Schenectada, that the ffrench at Que- 
beck and mount Royall have noe supplyes from tfrance and 


are very much straitned for provision and other necessaryes, 
and in dayly expectacon of an attack by the English, 

this is what occurs at p'"sent, and am 
New York 16'" April Gentlemen 

1691. Yo' humble 

H. Slouffhter 


Instructions for the Commission" appointed to meet the 

Indian Sachems at Wells. 

In pursuance of your Commission, the following Instruc- 
tions are Recommended unto yo"" Observance 

V^^ That you receive Satisfaction in the Indians who shall 
come to treat with you, That they be either Sachems ; or 
others of Chiefe Account and Command, that so what Over- 
ture and Agreements shall be made by them may be bind- 

2'y. Informe your Selves what they pretend to be the 
causes provokeing to the Warr, and Remarke to them the 
high Resentm' his Majesty hath of their makeing a "War 
upon and destroying so many of his Su])jects, and laying 
such a part of his Territory waste ; As also the unjustness 
of their going on to shed so much blood after some of their 
„ ^ ^ ^ Sachems and chiefe men had been at Boston 


& with the Council, were civilly treated and dis- 

lo ancet, c. ^j^^ ^^^jh ^YxQ. assurancc that the present Gov- 
ern m* were ready to hear and redress any agrievances and 
injuries done them, the said Sachems promiseing to endeav- 
our a Cessation of Armes, and not to engage in the "War ; 
and yet joyned with and assisted the Enemy. 

3'y. If you perceive the Indians continue their former In- 


clinations and desires of peace, and appear to be in good 
Earnest thereabout Eeceive what Overtures they shall make 
for the same, to be taken into consideration, and give them 
to understand that his Maj'^ hath lately sent a Governo'' to 
New Yorke, who must be advised and consulted with in that 
matter, part of the Eastern Country being within his Gov- 
ern)* And consent with them for a cessation of Amies and 
Lengthning out of the Truce for some further time, until 
there may be opportunity for such Consultation. 

4}^. Insist upon their Returning all the English Captives 
in their hands and within their power; And Engage them 
to forbear all correspondence & Intelligence with the ffrench 
Enemy, or the giveing of them any assistance, and Like- 
wise timely to notify the English of the designes or Motions 
of the Ifrench against them, so far as they shall know. — 

These are some general heads of Instruction, the particu- 
lars must be referred unto yo'' prudent Conduct and good 
discretion as you shall judge advisable upon the place when 
you understand the Inclination of the Indians ; Praying that 
you may have the special presence & direction of the God 
of peace to guide unto a good issue of this weighty aftayre. 
Boston, April 23"^ 1691. 

Consented to by the Gov"" & Council. 

Atf Is"* Addino-ton Sec""' 


Sim. Bradstreet Esq"" Gov"" of their Maj""^^ Colony of the 

Massachusetts Bay in New England : 

To Tho. Danforth Esq"" &'" Greeting 

Whereas the Gencrall Court of the aboves'' Colony sitting 
in Boston by adjoui'nment the fourteenth day of this instant 
month April have past a Bill to desire Tho : Danforth Esq"" 


W™ Stoughton Esq"^, Major Bartholomew Gedncy, Major 
Robert Pike, Maj'' W" Vaughan and M:ijor Charles ifrost to 
undertake a journey to Wells as Commission" from this 
Governni' to meet with the Eastern Indian Sachems there 
according to Agreement upon the first day of May next en- 
suins: : relatino; to the lengthnins; out the time of the Truce 
or concluding a Peace as they shall think advisea])le upon 
discourse with the Indians, and receiving what Overtures 
they shall make ; Any three of the s'' Gentlemen to Act 

In pursuance of the before recited Act of Court ; These 
are in their Maj"*^^ Names to commissionate and fully im- 
power you the within named Gent, or any three of you 
whereof Tho : Danforth Esq'' being one, to negotiate and 
manaoe the above mentioned Affaire with the Indians. 

Observing therein the Instructions hereto annexed. Given 
under my hand and the publick Seale of the afores*^ Colony 
at Boston the 23"^ day of April 1691. In the third Year of 
the Keigne of our Sovereigne L'^ & Lady William and Mary 
by the grace of God, of England Scotland France and Ire- 
land King and Queen Defenders of the ff'aith Si"^ 

Signed, Sim Bradstreet/ 

** Agreement w^'^ Indians at Wells, 1. 3. 91" 
•* The Covenant of y« Indians made at Wells May 1. 1691. 

Rsa 60 ]VJay 1691./." 

Province of Maine at Wells 
May 1^^ 1691 : 
Tho : Danforth Esq, Maj^Rob' Pike Esq"" Maj"- W" Vaughau 
Esq' Maj"" Charles Frost Esq"" Commissioners impowered by 


y^ Gen. Court of y® Mattachusetts, being mett at y® house 
of Liev* Joseph Storer, according to articles of Agreement, 
made w''' Edgaremett, Toquahiiott, Wesoraban't Natombo- 
mett Walumbee & John Hawkins [Indian Sagamores & 
Chief men] at Sagatahock Nov. 29. 90 : & by them then 
signed & stated ; There appeared Kenawoonett, on behalf 
of Edgaremett, & Wesombanet & Tantoegan on behalf of 
Warumbe, as also eleven more Indians in a private capacity, 
& being demanded why y^ other Indians named in y® above- 
said Articles did not make their appearance, they answered 
that y'' were not come home from hunting ; also being de- 
manded y^ Captives according to Covenant they denyed their 
promise, but afterward brought forth two Captive children, 
& confessed y' there were seven more Captives at Kenebeck, 
& named some of them, & sundry more were toward Penob- 
scott & y^ Eastward ; & being again urged w"' their failure 
to perform their Covenant, w*^'' on y® English part had 
punctually been observed,) they answered it was not now 
in their power to help it, but that they do engage within 
twenty days to make good their Covenant in returning the 
Captives, to be brought to Wells & there delivered at y' 
house of Lievt Joseph Storer, & such as are nearer then 
y* rest within ten days at furthest, & to bring to Cap' Con- 
verse y® desire of y® Sagamores as to a further lengthning 
out of y'^ time for a Cessation of y^ War, in order to be 
communicated to their Majestyes Governours of Boston & 
New York ; in y® mean time that, untill there be y" answer 
of y*" said Govern" returned to them, the Truce shall be 
continued in like manner as was agreed by y** above recited 
Articles, y® performing whereof without fraud or delay they 
do solemnly oblige themselves & have no doubt but y' y* 
Sagamores absent will with like good hearts perform : as 
wittnesse their hands & scales this first day of May Anno 



Domini one thousand six hundred & ninety one Annoq 
^j^' & R"" Guilielmi Maria tertio. 
Signed & Sealed in 
presence of us 

Jonathan Remington 
James Convers 
W" Partridg 

marks of 


Samson Hegan . V^ 

Rob. Dony ( xv 

Sabadis /jj 

The Marks of 



Kenowonit "^y^ Seal, 

old Dony ^^^^^^ Seal. 



Letter from Gov. Sloughter. 


I sent you by M*" Newton his Maj"** Letter referring to 
the Records of this Province and other thinos belonsjinor 
and Order'd hither, but he being not returnd I have no Ace* 
nor answer to that Letter & now Coll. Dudley Presid' of 
their Maj"''' Counsill of this Province being bound to Bos- 
ton directly from Albany where I am, I have Opertunity to 
write you again and desire you if the Kings Sloop be not 
sayled for York according to the direction I gave M"" New- 
ton y^ you will acquaint Coll. Dudley what you have done 
referring to his Mnj"'^' direction, whom I have desired to 
speak w'"" you and understand y' answer thereupon. I have 
also desired him to acquaint you w"' the attendance of the 


Maquaes here and their answers and resolutions upon my 
demands and also to obtain from you an ace* of your Pro- 
ceedin2;s w"' the Indians at the Eastward of w"'' I desire a 
Perfect understanding that I may do what is Propper on my 
Part referring to the County of Cornwall a dependance of 
this Province. 

I am sorry I cannot hear from you or other parts of New- 
EngF w* may be done upon the ffrench at Quebeck I gcieve 
this summer will be lost and the ffrench ghaps supply'd and 
put into a good posture before any agreem' can be had of a 
Joynt proceeding which will leave many parts of these 
provinces but Especially Albany in danger and protract a 
Long and Charo-able war w'^'^ with the Blessing of God 
would be perfectly ended if propper methods had been 
taken the Maquaes in their answers observe their Brethren 
of N. EngP to be alike Concern'^ in their Support as this 
Province, I gcieve them in some Consternation for fear of 
the Praying Indians gon over to the french and doubt I 
shall be necessitated to send forces to march if not reside 
sometime in that Country town towards w'^'' I am of opinion 
you will willingly Contribute your [Quota] of men and 
mony let me hear from you thereupon. 

Since the writing of this Letter the affair of the french 
and Indian enimy's is farther open'd to my self and Coun- 
cill now at Albany, and we see an absolute necessity of an 
agreeiu' between the severall Provinces and Governments 
belonging to the Crown to advance their Proportion of men 
and mony towards the reduction of our revolted Indians & 
the Subdueing the ffrench and have written agreable here- 
unto to Virginia, Maryland & the other Colony's in N : Eng- 
land and desire you will appoint and inipowcr some persons 
to hear & agree w"^ us at York for your Quota unless by 
discourse w'" Coll. Dudley you shall propose to him what 
may be thought reasonable on your Part whereby the Charge 
of your Comissioners may be saved we having apointed and 


irapowered the said Dudley to treat in the matter andaceept 
your offer thereupon 

I am, 

At ff*ort Albany y' friend and Servant 

this 3^' day of May 1891 H. Sloughter 

[Superscribed] To The Hon**'* Simon 
Broadstreet Esq, and others con- 
cerned in the Government of their 
Maj"«« Collony of Massachusetts 

Letter from Gov. Sloughter of JSTew York to Gov. 
Hon^-'^ S-- 

We Received yo" of the 16*'' of April last past by the 
hand of Tho : Newton Esq, together with his Ma"«* Com- 
mands relating to the Records of the province of New- 
yorke, the great Guns belonging to the fFort at Pemaquid 
that were brought to Boston, and one of the Sloops which 
his Maj'y has been Informed were built at the publick charge 
while the Colonies of New-yorke and New-England were 
united. In Observance of said Commands we have accord- 
ing to your Exc^^ appointment caused the Records to be 
deliu'' unto said m"" Newton, and Ordered the great Guns to 
be in a readiness to be disposed as you shall advise. 

As to the Sloop w^e are not advised that any such is in 
possession of this Governm* as was built at the publick 
charge while the aboves'^ Colonies were united, there havcing 
been a misinformation given to his Ma'^ in that matter, the 
onely Sloop that we know of to be upon the publick charge, 
was finished and improved some considerable time before 
New-yorke was annexed to these Colony's, and is the same 


that transported S'' Edmond Andros thither when he went 
to take in that Province : the other Sloop we understood 
was set up by S"" Edmond Andros his order in the province 
of Maine and brought to Boston not fully finished, a little 
time before his removal, the Builder keeping her in his 
own possession, and was as he declared unpaid for her, 
which m*" Usher Treasurer likewise Informed A private per- 
son who had disburs't considerably for the Riggin & Other 
Materials belonging to her, for the Securing of his own dis- 
bursments purchased her of the Builder, paid him and had 
his bill of Sale for her, and afterwards sold her to the pnt. 
Governm^ who dispatch't her for England with Expresses to 
his Maj*y and She is not yet returned : 

This Accompt we have transmitted to be laid before his 
Ma'^', that so we may know his farther pleasure therein, in 
which we shall rest. 

We are glad to understand from yo"" Selfe that so good 
provision is made for the defence and preservation of Al- 
bany, and shall be as ready as formerly to do anything 
reasonable and necessary on our part in affording help & 
assistance as we are able toward y'' general Safety and for y* 
defence of their Ma"**^ Interest, And shall offer the consid- 
eration of what you propose in that matter unto the next 
General Assembly, tho this Colony lyes so much ffrontier 
both by Sea and Land to the ffrench and Indian Enemy that 
obliges us to make such necessary preparations to defend 
our Selves against their attacks as puts us to great Expence 
and Imployment of Souldiers, besides the calamity of Sick- 
ness wherewith this people have been sorely visited for above 
the space of a full year now past. 

We do not thinke of intending any further advance to- 
wards Quebeck this Spring without we receive Special direc- 
tion from his Ma'^ in that matter. 


We would Acquaint yc/ Ex'^y that in y*' beginning of y* 
last winter at y® Sollicitation of the Indian Enemy who 
moved for a peace we consented to have a Truce with them 
until y® first of this instant upon their promiss to bring in 
all y® English Captives, and at that time to appoint some 
Commission" to meet at Wells, to receive what further 
Overtures they should make which was accordingly attended 
on our part ; but all their Sachems not appearing, it was 
agreed that they should bring in y^ residue of the Captives 
within twenty Dayes, and that the Sachems should in that 
time make their proposals to be offered unto their Ma'"'^* 
Governm^ of this Colony and yo"" Selfe, and all acts of hos- 
tility to be forborn until a consultation were had with yo"" 
Selfe thereupon, and they should hear from us again ; In 
which we desire your advice and shall take care to transmit 
unto you what overtures shall be made by them ; And shall 
be studious to maintain a good intelligence and correspond- 
ence with yo'' Exc^ in all things conduceing to their Ma"" 
Service and the general Safety. 

Boston in New-Engl"^ Honb'« S"" 

May 8^"^ 1691 : Yo^ humble Serv« 

Signed : S. B. G, in y*^ name of y* Council 

For Gov' Sloughter. 

Letter from Capt Greenleaf & Oapt Wicom to Major 
Gen. Winthrop 

To the WorshipfuU major Generall Waitt Winthop esqire. 

These are to inform you that whereas by order from your 
selfe we prest seuerall of our troopers to gard the commis- 
sioners that went to Wels to treate with the Indians the first 
of may instant, that order may be giuen that those troopers 
may be paid for said seruis which will oblige your most 
humble seruants Stephen Greenlef Cap' 

May : 21 : 1691 : Daniell Wicom Cap'/ 


Letter from 8am} Wheelwright & others to the Governor 
and Council. 

Wells y« 25"' May 1691 
To the Hono'"d Gouerno"" and Counsell ; 

Wee humbly coneeiue our selues bound to giue yo"" Hon" 
to vnderstand somthing of the state and Condition of our 
towne : in Respect of the great danger that at this time we 
are in : the Indians not Coming in according to their in- 
gagem' and promise to your selues when at wells nither at 
the ten dayes end nor at the twenty days nor yet being tiue 
dayes since hath any of them performed any of theire prom- 
ises which Looks as deceitfull as them selues and giues vs 
sfreat cause to feare that all our Labour and Cost in this 
treaty is lost, our Condition needs not much opening to yo' 
Hon''s Som of yo''selues being very Sencible how vnable wee 
are of our Selues to withstand such an Enimie as we dayly 
Expect to Come vpon vs if God in mercy to vs puent them 
not : our Humble Request to yo' Hono''s is that you would 
pitty our distreaed Condition and Releue vs with some men 
as in yo'' wisedom you shall Judge to be Suteable for our 
defence with out which wee Cannot Expect to Continue 
Long in these parts we desire if it be yo'' pleasurs to grant 
vs assistance : 

that Cap* James Conurs may be Improued as the Com- 
auder of the Souldiars and also to be aded to our County 
here as to our towne Garrisons to dispose of them for our 
best defence. 

Thus leaueing our Selues to yo'' Hono''s Care and the pro- 
tection of almighty god and Rest yo'' Hon''s all Humbleness 

Sam" Wheel wriijht 
Joseph Storer 
Jon" Haiuond 
John Wheelwright 


Letter from Major Ben] church 

Bristol this 16 of December 1690. 
honor^'^ Gentel""*" 

The ocasion of trobelinii; 3^011 with these lines are the 
resapte of those within : inclosed from Laurence Dennis of 
Beuerly whearin he mackes this SoUem complant which uery 
much Aflictes my Mind all tho no wasc procured by any 
defect of mine : the cattel he hearin mentions was those that 
ware kilde upon Rousock Hand Kenebcck Riuer for the 
youes of those forces that ware Improucd under my Comand 
in the year 1689 and his Soun John Dennis how was then 
our pilot was very desierous that we would plese to mack 
youes of those catel for the releef of the Armey hoo was 
Extremly Stratned for want of prouision at that time he 
hoping that you honers would haue bein plesed to haue 
alowed his Aged father Sum Resonabel Compensation for 
them : his soun John cam to speck with me I not at home 
he mist of me and afected not his end : the Cattel that we 
killed that John Dennis informed us ware his fathers ware 
sixtene in number : the most of them ware Cowes : the rest 
ware smaller Catel : I then ordred the Sad John to tack all 
the hides which he did : Now I Erncstly intreete you gentel- 
men that you plese to Doue me that ffauour and the good 
ould man that Just Right as to pay him In rcson what the 
meat of his Cattel is worth : and any others that mack the 
lick Complant thay macking proof of thear clam ; for we 
kiled in all in those partes twenty six head I ordred all the 
hides into the handes of John Dennis and ould John parker 
oure then pilots to be deliuered to them that oned the Cat- 
tel : for thay informed thay knew both cattel and owners : 

thus Euer praying for youer honners wellfare I subscribe 
gentelmen youer most humbel Saruant that haue formerly 
Sarued to my out most power. 

Capt" John Alden Can give 

lite in this matter. B. C. 

Doc. Vol. v. 16 

Benja""" Church 


ffrom Beuerly y« : 29"^ of October 1690. 


Major Church you are not Ignorant of my Cattle that 
were made vse of by your selfe at y'' Eastward, nor of my 
Detriment that I sustained by beinge berreaued of my all in 
this world, but hoping I should haue had some recompence 
for my Cattle soe taken now in my nesesitie & to that End 
I haue made application to y"" Councell and Court at Boston 
and they tell me they Cannot releiue me w^ithout an account 
from your selfe (under hand) of what you tooke of mine, 
and to that End I sent my sonn vnto you but Lost his 
Labour besides I have sent by writing vnto you as now and 
still I am where I was, I am Loath to trouble you but am 
nesesitated my: 3: sons being gon on the Cannidie Expedi- 
tion my wife now at y® point of Death wee being Visited 
with that Epidemicall Disease of y® smale pox & my 
streights arr many I hope y*^ Lord will stir you vp to think 
vppon me in my Low Estate I shall Line in hope to here 
from you to Answer me in some way that I may not be thus 
wronged thus with my kinde Loue & respects vnto your 
self I Rest your vnfeigned freind & seruant 

Laurence Dennis 

Lam^ence Dennis to he paid 

Ordered y* Laurence Dennis be paid by the publike for 

his Sixtene n" Cattle Twenty pounds as mony 

May 30 : 1691 past in y<= Affirmatiue 

g the Deputies Joseph Lynde g ord"" 

Consented to b}^ the Deputy Gov"" and Assistants. 

Is" Addington Seciy 
[Superscribed] To And for the 

Honoured major Church New 

Plimmouth Colinie in New 


per Ensigne David Perkins./ 


''Letter from Fortsm'> lls'^ June 11" 1691 " 

Portsm" June 10'*' : at one in the morning. 
Much Hon'''' 

About an houre agoe m"" Jn" Plaisted came down from 
Newichawanick, & informs us that there were three men at 
jor near the great works there : one in the Mill, and two at 
the logs a little distance from the Mill, one of w'='' was Wil- 
liam Spencer, who told the said Plaisted that he saw about 
twenty Indians who fired vpon them, vpon w'^'' the s** Spen- 
cer ran away into the bushes &, soe escaped the Enemy, but 
knows not Avhcither the other men are kild or taken : said 
Plaisted tells us he saw ten Indians himself: the whole River 
is alarmd, what the Issve will be God only knows, Ave pray 
yo"" Hon" to consider in what a weak condittion our two 
provinces are, & send us some help speedily : the Lord 
direct you & us w* to doe in this euill time we remain 

Hon'^'^ S" Yo' humble seru''' 
W™ Vaughan 
Rich" Martyn 
[Superscribed] To the Ilon"'''*^ the 

Gov"" & Councill pseut In Boston 

Hast post hast 

Inp'' 180 men to be raised of this Collany proportionably 
Except Hampshire/ 

''Order to several majors to have soldiers in readiness to 
act against Indians, wJio are hostile.'" 


Vpon intelligence received last night from Piscataqua of 
the appearance of Indians to the number of twenty or there- 
about at Newichewannick that fired upon some English at 
worke, at or neer the Mills ; Its thought advisable to remit 


the notice thereof unto 3'our Selfe, that so you may take 
such Orders in the severall Town's with in your Regiment, 
that they attend their necessary duty for their own defence. 

And it's likewise Ordered by the Governour and Council 
that upon any Exigent by an Alarm, or attack made by the 
Enemy upon any Town, or out Plantation (tho out of your 
Regiment) you take effectual care that a sutable part of the 
Soldiers under your command be in a readiness, and do 
forthwith issue out to the Releife of those assaulted, and to 
pursue the Enemy, And that others be advanceing forward 
unto the next adjacent Towns to that assaulted for the 
strengthning of them, without expecting further Order. 

And in particular to afford Assistance to those of Piscata- 
qua in the present danger, if you understand they are as- 
saulted until other provision he made in that matter./ 

Boston June 12"^ 1691./ 

Letter from Francis Hoohe. 

Kittery the 14"^ June 1691 
May it please yo"" hon""* 

This morninge came a post to me from Wells which giues 
an account of theire beinge atact l)y french & Indiens one 
man kild and two wounded which letter I posted away to 
jSIajor Vaughon which I doubt not but that he posted away 
to yo'' hon" after which I went to Yorke for further inteli- 
gence, and l)eing theare I doe understand that the enemie 
was not gon this morninge but cannot here the}^ haue done 
any Damadge more theare only I heare they haue kild one 
man and wounded two at Exettor. — 

at wells I haue farther information that on theyre parlie 
the enemie declars that the reason why they tight us is 
l)ecause they were under some feare in regard that Casteen 
took three of our men : 21y because that they have lost 
fower men, which they conclude we haue kild & thirdly 


because we gaue them noe satisfaction for the two captius 
which they brought into Wells at our last treaty with them 
these are theire pretenses which must be beleaued with 
(liscreation, howeuer what they hauc all ready done giues 
sufficient grownd to us to take all measurs imaginable in 
order to theyre distruction : or otherwise they will soone 
destroy us : I am alsoe informed that Moxes is the chiff man 
among the enemie ; who desired at Wells to treat on ^P 
Battler who was then theare ; who readily went to him 
aloane and had a great deale of discours with him & cam 
away peaceably which gius suspition that he is an ill man 

I suppose he will soon be at Boston where yo'' hon" will 
haue an opertunity to discours him ; all that I have more to 
say is that for sertayne the enemie is numerous and are at 
this time round about us, and are euery day upon one place 
or other, but through mercy we are hetherto preserud but 
cannot imadgine to stand longe without speedy help which I 
humbly intreat yo'' hon""^ to take into yo"" serious considera- 
tion those men you sent to Wells came there but half an 
bower before they were besett, a prouidence neuer to be 
forgotten ; which smile of God, may be matter of great 
incoragement to proceed in such a blessed worke to improue 
the second means to preserue theire Majestys interest in 
this poore prouince ; who are only wayghtinge for yo"" speedy 
releiff, or els we are a gon people, thus beggin y"" excuse for 
my bouldnes ; I take leaue & rema^^ne 

Yo'' hon''' perpetuall seru' 

Francis Hooke/ 
The people at great Island are now sending 

a letter to Major Church for assistance for 

they say he promised them to attend it as 

soon as he heard from them thoy haue 

been with me to signe it but I am not free 

before I here from yo"" Hon""' 

Just now we see smoaks up in the Contery. 


Letter from Robert Pike 
Salsbury Jua : 14"' foure of clock afternoon 
Much honr^'^ 

About Jin hour ago I received the inclosed from Maj'" 
Vahan as I had the same account a little before from Capt 
Sherburn concerning the exeter disaster with this farther 
adision that because the enemy is in every hole (they being 
so few) coold not send to give notis till it was night. 

that the case is alredy very bad and like to be wors is 
very aparent w*^ the Keson of thayr taking this method of 
pceeding with vs I cannot Imagin 

That the truce is brooken with great Isolency by them I 
Dout not but that we & thay also ar very sensibl of: and 
whether to Let them alone wilbe safe or honerabl for vs is 
seriously and speedyly to be considered. I humbly offer 
the senc of some advised psons in the case viz : That an 
Army be forthwith sent out against them that may follow 
them to their quarters whearsoever thay go and make w* 
spoyle thay can ; w°'* Army may be competently abl to 
aquit them selvs tho thay meet w"' emys they may Justly 
expect. Conducted by such faithfull and prudent Comanders 
as we haue any power to vse such methods as Reson expe- 
reuce or information may Dictat to them by order of the 
authority — and that a pty of hors should attend them to 
carry suplys by Land and bring inteligence and also som by 
Sea to go to meett them with releof about Casco or if it 
may be in your wisdoms thought most convenient and so 
not to give it ouer while an Indian can be heard of in the 
Country w'^'' by the blesing of god may give pspct of an Isu 
within few months (if not weeks) or els that Som Course 
be takn to strengthen our frontcir Towns that thay may be 
inabled to Attend getting victils or all will)e starved. 

the only wise god direct your Councells in all these way- 
tey concerns to a good Conclusion so prays 

Your humble servant 

liobt Pike/ 


7 of clock Just as I was scaling vp came 
in the post from Wells w'='' giues vs 
cause to say that the lord is gracious 
and that his mercy indures forever — 
I humbly beg your speedy returne of 
your pleasur in general. 

Letter from X. Saltonstall to 3Iay Pike 

Ilaverhil June 15 : 91 : at 12 in y*" night. 
Hon'i ^jyjr pike^ 

S"" This day about Sunsett came information by two men 
that there is grounds to fear y* John Rol)ie is killd by y® 
Enimie ab* 2 houres before sunsett, by hearing of a Gun & 
y" Shreeks of his son he had w"^ him in y' part of y® woods 
ab* Bradleys where they formerly did mischief, In all y* 
Inquirie we can make no certainty can be had to giue acco' 
of; I have been looking out for to fitt for a full enquirie ; I 
feare y*^ Report is too true. Before day Ave hope to have 
men out to know w* is y*^ truth. There will be good reason 
for yo"" taking care for your securitie by good, strong watches, 
& Scouts ; we were vpon it before this report come ; I look 
for nothing but trouble ; & tho : this will not be pleasant, 
give me leave to say y* I acco' it my duty to acquaint 3'ou 
w"' it, were there no other reason but yo"" careful! informa- 
tion given us, twice yesterday & once before y** 11th instant, 
for w*^ I give you most hearty thaukes. The Lord guide & 
preserve you, and encourage us All in a way of duty in the 
use of suitable means, w^^'^out w'' we cant : expect his 


Sir I am 

IV fr" & Serv' N. Saltonstall/ 

[Superscribed] To Maj'' Robert Pike to 

be exposed to y*^ view of Capt : Tho : 

Harvey, & by him sent forward. To 

Maj'' Pike in hast. Gentlemen & Fellow 

Souldiers be faithfull. 


Letter TJiomas JDoivns to Capt. Gerrish 

June 15, 1691 
Capt Gerrish Sir yasterday goeing out after the raine 3 
of our men Goeing ouer the brook dovvne below the house 
did discouer the track of the indans then went out 10 men 
to see furder and they saw the tracts of 10 or 12 and one 
tract within halfe shott of the garrason which we doe Judsr 
itt was yesterday morning therefore Sir our Condition is 
very bad and wee doe desire if posable may be to haue some 
relife if not that some Speedy Care may be taken for to 
draw vs of for wee suppose our selves to bee in eminant 
danger — 

Yours Thomas Downs/ 

Letter John Gerrish to Maj^ Vaughan.^ 

Cochecha. June 15"^ 1691 
Majo'' Yaughan Sr. yo''^ I Receued &, haue attended yo' 
order & all is in Garrason except Timothy Hanson & fam- 
ely & they will not Remoue, I haue sent unto y^ Upper Gar- 
risson. & y® Inclosed was sent to me Dessiar yo*" pusall & 
Indeuer to make our case knowne & if w^e cannot haue sud- 
den help we Dessiar help for to Draw of for we are all Pened 
vp in our Garrissons & all our Corn will be spoyled for w^e 
cannot soe much as ventor out for to Look to our fences or 
anythinge els & y^ Peopell is much afraid more then euer : 
therfor Dessiar you to Doe w* you Can for us so Desiar : 
god to Direct you & us in this wayty Concern. I shall 
Rest yo" to Coiuand 

John Gerrish/ 

Letter Major Vaughan to Major Pike. 

Portsm". 16"^ June 1691 
Major Pike 

& Much Hon'"'^ have Nothinge new at presente Saue what 
is Inclosed = an Lerne No Intelcgens as yet aboute y^ In_ 


dyans, when Doe you shall here it, or what else occures. 
jSIutch wonder Nothinge yet from Gouernor & Councill yet, 
Nor no assistanse from Anny plase, till when, all y® ould 
plases are shutt vp. Not Dareinge to venture oute to looke 
after there ftences, So y' in a Littell all tiierc ^Corne will be 

I am S"^ Your Humble Seru" — 

// W"» Vaughan/ 
[Superscribed.] fibr Major Pike Ilom- 
bley present In Salsbury — 

Letter from W"^ Vaughan & RicM Martyn 

Portsm" June 17"' 1G91 at 6 in the morn. 
Much Ilon-"^' 

Yo*"^ of 15"' Instant came just now to hand wherein you 
are pleased to tell us of one hundred & fifty men you intend 
to send for our releife, for w'^'' care of us we render humble 
& hearty thanks — never more need than now, for severall 
of our Garrisso are alreadie broken up for want of help : as 
Hiltons Garrisson at Excetor, & Holmes Garrison at New- 
chawanick : & if help doe not speedily come : l)oth Cap* 
Gerrish & Herds Garrisons at Cochecho will also break up, 
& we hear m"" Andrew Wiggins Garrason intend the like, 
w'e are alarmed in every [)lace, & none in any of our out 
places durst goe from their Garrisons, if they doe they are 
Either Kild or taken by the enemy : this morning I rec** an 
acco' from Capt More of Excetor y' yesterday there were 
two men went to a house about half a mile out of Town, & 
the owner of the house carried the Key of it with him, the 
Key was found in y^ dore of y® house but both of the men 
carried away : major Pike also gives an acco' of w' the en- 
emy hath done at Haverill & Amsbery : which are the 
wounding of sundry persons there : the Enemy as we per- 
ceive by their motion are resolved to starve us, l)y allarming 


vs every where, & keeping us from attending our corn & by 
Killing our cattell, & it must needs be ruinous to us if our 
people cannot attend their husbandry : we have no help from 
Either Major Appleton or Major Saltinstall nor are we able 
one Town to help another : we here the Enemy is come over 
upon our neck of land last night, surely we are very weak 
& unable to defend ourselves, haveing not above sixty men 
in this part of the Town : Hon'"'' S""^ we are in an evill case, 
& if God doe not incline yo"" hearts to send us speedy releife, 
we can se nothing but ruin before us : The alarm mentioned 
in our last, by sea was only the N : york men of warr : we 
pray God to direct You to that w*^'^ may be for Gods Glory 
& the safety of his poor people. Remain 
Much Hon'''' yo'' humble Seru^^ 

//W^ Vaughan 
Rich'^ Martyn/ 

Letter from Major Pike to the Gov'^ <& Council. 

May it please y'' Hon" 

Salsbury June 17. 1691, 12 or 1 : a clock 
That the post may not be hindred I give your hone's the 
trouble of the sight of Avt day ly accears — only ad-ing that 
Roby of Haverill is found brought home & yet Living 
though barberously handled but his son not heard of: yes- 
terday about : 7 : in the Afternoon your Honers to maj"^ 
Valian came to my hand w*"'' I presently Sent away but know 
not the Content nor the Lest hint in the world of w' your 
hours intend or advise (for w'*' our people are much troubled) 
and things Look very blak : many ways : I (never saw peopl 
in such a condision as now) Doct. Dole now tells that .John 
Roby is dead. I am now mouing (as before) that som of vs 
may go & help our distressed neibours till we can hear w' 
your hon''s will do : but I fear I shall give a lame accompt 
about it all things speaking such Discorridgmeut. 


yesterday 2 men takn away at Exeter I Dread wliat a Day 
may bring forth if not presently prevented : I h()[)e your 
hon" haue givn Maj"" Vahan some help of w''' we on way 
or other may have som notis. 

I haue had som thoughts about that pretenc of y° enemy 
at Wells of having nothing for the : 2 : captives brout in 
ther w*^'' is falascous for though thay did at first speak of 
paying for them to som Indians : yet after thay wear 

brot in the Dept & m"" moody went aside with them & Left 
vs to further Discoui's with the Indians : and among other 
things we told them — we weare honest w'*^ them & expected 
the Like of them to vs and demanded of them w* thay payd 
for the s'' Captive and thay sayd (no pay) of which dout not 
but m' Br & the other Gentl. present ther can tell 
that the only wise god may direct you in these wayty aflfayrs 
is the prayer of your hon''* most humble servant 

Eobt Pike/ 

Letter from the Gov'^ & Council to Gov. 8loughter of 
New YovTc. 

Hono^'« S"" 

In our last of the 8"' of May past we acquainted yo"" Ex- 
cel*^^' of the Overtures made by the Indian Enemy upon dis- 
course with them at Wells the V^ of the same month, they 
then promi-iing to returne all the Captives within twenty 
dayes, and to make some proposalls for an Accomodation to 
be offered unto the consideration of their Majesties severall 
Governments, and to forbear all Acts of Hostility until they 
should have an answer, w"^'' proposalls w^e intended on re- 
ceipt thereof speedily to have communicated unto yo^self ; 
but their failing to appear or bring in the Captives as was 
then promised gives just Suspicion that they intend further 
Mischiefs, and are influenced by fl^'rench Counsells ; which 


has put us upon a new Enforcem* of the out Garrisons and 
keeping Rangers constantly on the heads of the frontiers to 
observe their Motions and prevent Surprizalls : the effectual 
subduing of this Treacherous Enemy is the best Security for 
the future tranquility of their Maj*'®* Subjects, there being 
no trust to be reposed in them, further than Interest obliges. 
It would be of advantage to us to understand whither yo' 
Excel'^y do intend the present Setling of a Garrison at Pem- 
aquid or elsewhere in the County of Cornwall ; and what 
further Methods you may propose to be taken with reference 
to the Indian Enemy. We have further to acquaint you 
that the ffrench Privateer that lately visited Block Island, 
has lyen upon the Coast and taken three small Vessells be- 
longing to this Colony inward bound ; Viz* two from the 
West Indies, and one from Connecticot ; Cap"^ Kid and 
Cap"'' Walkington in their passage from Road Island to this 
place came in sight of the Privateer being before advised of 
her, and as some English prisoners then on board say, neg- 
lected a fair advantage to take her, and to have made them- 
selves Masters of very considerable purchase, they reporting 
her to be a Ship worth Tenn Thousand i)ounds or more. 

At their arrival here, very fair proposals were made and 
encouragment given to the s** two Captaines to be further 
enforced with men to cruise some dayes for her ; but they 
saw no reason to accept thereof, notwithstanding the pros- 
pect of gaine so great as might have been sufficient to invite 
thereto, besides the service it would have been to their Ma"®' 
to have had such an P^nemy suppressed. And we cannot 
))ut reinarke unto yo*" Excel''^ the account wo have of their 
behaviour at their departure especially of Cap'"-' Walkington, 
not oncly in entertaining and carrying away divers mens 
Servants and Ncgros than ran from their Masters ; but also 
in forceably takeing away men out of severall Merchant Ves- 
sells and Coasters, and the abuse given to other of the In- 
habitants who were passing in small Boats about their occa- 


sions, commanding them on board his Ship and forccably 
detaining and carrying away some of them from their homes 
and iraployraents, which is so intolerable that we cannot 
but highly resent the same, and shall expect that he be 
sharply animaverted upon. 

S"" Since the writing of the foregoing we received yours 
dated at All)any wherein you are pleased to intimate unto 
us the Attendance of the Maquas there and their answers 
and resolutions to yo'' demands, Also to desire a perfect un- 
derstanding of our proceedings with the Indians at the East- 
ward ; We have in our former letters together with what is 
now written advised you of w' has lately passed betwixt us 
and them, and the engagein"'* they last made at Wells, in 
w*"*" they have failed and contrary thereto without any prov- 
ocation given on the part of the English ; About a week 
since (having as we are informed some ffrench w**^ them) 
perfidiously assaulted the Garrisons at Wells w"' a consider- 
able strength, but they being enforced by a fresh party of 
men sent from hence and providentially arriving there about 
halfe an hour before the Assault, were inabled to make a 
good defence, the Enemy dispersing themselves in suiall 
party's, alarm'd divers other places in those parts at the 
same time, and surprized and kild two or three men abroad 
in the woods : this breach has put all former Overtures to 
and End, And our present concern is to apply our Selves to 
a vigorous prosecution of that treacherous Enemy ; The dis- 
advantage of the woods and Rivers in the Eastern Country 
has rendered our expeditions thither less succesfuU formerly 
than otherwise they might have been tho the number and 
strength of the Enemy has thereby been considerably wcak- 
ned and lessned and their losses greater than what we had 
the present notice of, the Endeavouring to defend their 
Ma"*' interests in those parts has drawn a vast charge upon 
this Colony ; The renewed attempts of the Enemy in those 


p'cirts and the annoyance given us by Sea with w* we may 
probably expect, necessitates those preparations to be made 
for our owne and their defence and repelling the Enemy as 
renders it impracticable for us to afford any aid for the West- 
ern posts at present, having need rather to receive Assist- 
ance from the neighbouring Colonies, the Enemy pressing 
so hard upon us ; We are now equipping of a Ship of Warr 
and another Vessell to cruise upon the Coast for defence 
thereof and Securing of Navigation And raising forces to 
prosecute the Indian Enemy w^'^ will require the taking off 
so many men from their imployment at this Season of the 
Year l^esides w' interruption may be given to others as will 
render the necessary Occasions of Husbandry very difficult 
to be carryed on. We are sorry our Affayres are so cir- 
cumstanced, that we are incapacitated further to Answer 
j'o*" Exc''^^ proposal, being as willing as ever to contribute 
our utmost Assistance for the Service of their Ma"*"^ in any 
of their Interests, 

And are 
Boston June 18^'> Hon'^i« S"" 

//1 691. yo'^ ffriends and Servants 

Signed, Simon Bradstreet Gov"" 
in y*^ name of y^ Council/ 

Letter Major Pike to the Gov'^ & Council 

may it please yo"" Hon" 

Salsbury Jun 19 : 91 12 at night 
yours of the 18 Instant dated & Sul)scribed by m"" Sewall 
p order this day recciued about : 5 : of clock as also yours 
to maj"" Vahan to w'=^ I gaue present dispatch give your 
honeys most hunibl thanks for your Letter & the content 
thereof w*^*" gave a litl Life to an almost disj^ayring peopl 
Several portsmouth Gentlemen yesterday told me that your 


former Letter to in'' Valian he has so Improved as that there 
is hope that several garrisons that were ready to go wool 
stand yet a litl longer in hope of releef. 

your honers will vnderstand by maj"" vahans & (Capt 
Hooks) w'^'' for hast 1 sent your honers not having time to 
write a eoppy as by him desird. 

I Lament the breaking vp of Cape Nadik Garison I haue 
spokn with Left Hunewell and the rest of the men who say 
thay will return againe if ralef Com into those parts. 

I this night had an accopt of Leift Hunawell concerning 
the whoUe Attack of Wells on Saterday Last an accompt of 
w*=^ I shall iiidever your hour as soon as I can haue a time 
orderly to take it from him only at present concerning the 
number of y'^ enemy his aprahension was y' 150 was the 
Least that coold rationally be thought for by report thay 
had not Less then 50 or 60 aganst Storers garison 15 or 16 : 
in the medows aganst the vesslls and thay in the other gari- 
sons think ther wear not Less then 70 or 80 more and then 
ther wear Som that Lay off from Storers garason that neuer 
ingadged in fight and he beleeved that thay wear squos : 
thay also told him that Moxe's or Dockawondo was ther but 
he had forgot w''' but w*^'' ever it was he refused to treat with 
any of y'" becaus thay wear not Sagemors ; but I shall not 
farther troubl your honers — but only to consent with you 
in this that I had rather be w^ronged by them then to break 
one with them hoping the righteous god will take 

the case into his owne hand to whom all tak leave 

to subscrib yo"" Hon" most Humbl servant 

Rob' Pike/ 


Letter from Francis Hooke to major Pike. 

Kittery the 19, June 1691. 
Hon^' S-- 

This morninge I receiued information from York & Wells 
as alsoe Newichwanocke each place gius an account that the 
enymie constantly remayne about each of their towns and 
are seen euery day ; and are constantly killinge and destroy- 
insre both fatt and lean cattell and it is taken for ijranted 
without some speedy help corns that they will not leaue a 
beast aliue in the whole prouince they haue kild noe one 
since tewsday as I here of and that man was kild or caryed 
away from Yorke and one house burnt, I haue alsoe infor- 
mation that the Indians haue taken possession of the uper 
garrison at Newitswanocke comonly caled Homes his garri- 
son and there they keep, and we haue our garrisons soe 
thinly maned that we are not able to sally out after them, 
therefore doe humbly request yo"" hon'' to signifye this unto 
Major Aplton & Major Saltonston who haue a perticuler 
order from Gouern"" & Councill that if we are asaulted & in 
destress before the armye apoynted doe come unto us, that 
then they are without further order from the Gou'' & coun- 
cill presently to afourd helpe to us, neuer more need then 
now for the enemyes is one euery quarter of us and seuerall 
garrisons broak up allready & others breakinge up ; & in a 
little while without present help we shall be all gone, not 
els but concludeing yo"" hon"" will doe what posible in this 
matter I take leaue beinge in great hast I reniayne S'/ 

Yo"" obliged serunt 

Francis Hooke 
pray S"" be pleased alsoe to send a copy of this to the gou- 
ern% & councill, forthwith that help may be hastined, it 
would doe uery well if our eastern men that are lately gone 
from us were all prest & sent back agayne, good S"" excuse 
my bouldness becaus of hast. 
[Superscribed] To maj"" Kobt Pike at 

Salsbury hast post hast./ 


Letter from major Vaughan to the Gov'' and councill 

Portsm" 111'" June 1691 
Much lion'" 

My la»te gaus Acconip* of ye (juitinge scuerall of y^ IJVon- 
teire Garrisons, Manny other vig^ Cochecha Oyster Kiucr 
&c. are Redy to nioue vnlessc present Helpc appere for all 
plases are so weeke they are capable of nothinge but Stand- 
ing vpon there Guard within there Garrisons to preserue 
there Hues and wee haue now Advice that the Enemy arc 
Daily appearinge both at Wells Yorke & Nechowonack and 
Destroyinge there cattell of all sorts, wee are Aduized by 
m"" Waldron who came Hoome laste Night y' your lion''* are 
Determind to Doe what is possible to be Done for y* Defence 
of y^ Country Considering its present circumstance & praye 
y' No more of y'' frontere Garrisones may be quitted l)ut 
Inabled to Stand there Groond, wee were Hoopefull accord- 
inge to your Honners Directyon of som present Relefe from 
Major Appleton and Major Saltenstall till further order was 
taken but none yet Comes. 

I am Much Hon'"'^ 

Your Most Humble Seru" 

//W" Vaughan/ 

Letter from Thomas Noyes. 

Honored Sir 

I Receiued yours Bearing date June y^ 18: 1691; by 
which we haue an account of y^ distressed condition of our 
friends at y** Eastward, it tis Sad and lamentable to heer of 
it, but far wors to endeure it, your worship wase pleased to 
send to us for a party of hors which we did not moue for 
menshion to y^ people, because we finde y''™ very much dis- 
coriged by reason they can haue no incurrigement from y* 
Counsell for any servis they have done uppou such occa- 

Doc. Vol. v. 17 


tions, the time we haue expended uppon such occations, 
have bin uevy greeat to y"* damige both in estate and other 
wise, y^ comitty of militia of our towne, did petision y® 
counsell for Releeve in this mater but could haue none for 
y^"" time nor yet for their ailmnition, our Soldiars do think 
them selve much Ronged and can hardly be quiated, I should 
be glad ther coulde be a way found for their satisfaction, 
otherwise the ege of our sudden expeditions will be much 
dulled, for I haue giuen y^ Reason we did no more in y* 
riiatter yourselfe wrote for pray pardon my boldness in it 
Sir I am your Seruant at all times 

Tho. Noyes/ 
June y« 19 : 1691 : 

Letter from major Pike 

May it pleas yoxxv honer this came Just now to my hand 
and as the accoumpt of that indevor of mine as from that 
ca])t and all the accoumpt that I haue yet received from any 
of Nevvbery and is indeed the Lamentable complaint of 
these times yet I haue som hint as if Capt Greenlef by or- 
der from your honers is pviding to com ouer with his troop 
and haue so signifyed to maj"" Vahan & the people estwerd 
(with all) the incuriging hopes imaginabl — and yet thought 
it my Duty to send this to your honers for your considera- 
sion, your hon'"s most humbl ser^ 

Jun 20 3 aclok in the morning R. Pike/ 

Letter from Rev, SJtuhael Dummer. 

York, June 22 (91) 
Br Sncll 

this last night y"" sad news of nine of our Pincipall men 
sorely wounded by y' Indians & one man KilF at Cape Nud- 


docke. Calls for prayer & pitty & speedy releife by men 
forth with sent unto us. Y"" were about 40 Indians we are 
in hourely Jeopardy Hues & Estates. Pray comunicate to 
major Vaughan, to whome present my service. Cape nud- 
docke Garrison is burnt. 
[Superscribed] for M'' George Snell 

at y^ Banke y* hast post hast or 

for Capt Francis Hooke. 

23 June 1691 

The above came Just to hand from York from m'' Dumer 
y^ Messinger y' brought it declares the matter thus that yes- 
terday 13 men went thence to Cape Nuddick to load a Sloop 
w'^ Staves, the Sloop rid off, but most of y*^ men ashore in 
y* Canoo were Surrounded by y® Enemy & fired upon but 
got all into their Cannoe where one was shot dead another 
is since dead & 3 more of y** Wounded like to die but they 
got all on board y^ Sloop, left neither Dead nor liveing in 
y* Enemies hand, but forthw"" way'd Anchor & came to 
Sayle w"* much Difficulty receiveing many Shotts in their 
Sayles &c. Soe arived this morning at York & say further 
y* Cape Nudduck Garrison was burnt Yesterday the people 
haveing deserted it ab' a week agoe./ 

Letter from Major Vaughan 

Portsm" 23'' June 1691 
Much Hon'"'' 

The Inclosed Gives Accomp' of what Hapned yesterdaye 
at Cape Nuddik, two Dayes since was allso a boy Carried 
Captiue from Nechewanneck & y® Enemy are Dayly Alarm- 
ing vs in all quarters so that all persons are Necessitated to 


Stand vpon there guard w^^'in there Garrisons & None able 
to giue the other relefe Nor to preserue there felds of Corn 
from Destructyon soe y' vnles Speedy help Come there Can 
be Noe Expectatyon of a haruest Nor of Anny Cattell to be 
left aliue. I yet here nothing of Cap' Greenliefs Motyon 
vf^^ his troop nor (in my Humble Opinion) can it be of much 
avail for a troope to March in our Eastern woods who will 
be Exposd to y** Enemy at there Pleasure if they be of Nom- 
ber suffityent to Dare to show themselues I haue Nothinge 
ffurther at present nor can your Honners Expecte anything 
but Dayly Accom})'' of Killinge & Destroying till Relefe & 
Assistance can be had in order to preuent y^ same — I am 
Much Hon*"^ Your Mos*'' Humble Seru" 

//W" Vaughan/ 

Letter from Major R. Pike to the Gov. S Council 

Salsbury Jun: 23: 1691 
May it please your hon^s 

Sine my last to your honers nothing of moment haue ac- 
curd but only the Sad accompt of a man that was Last night 
half an hour after Sun sett on John Ring of Salsbury going 
out of Jacob Moralls garison to fech in a Cow (as he had 
don severall nights before) was caryed away by the enemy 
who way Layd him and took him not much above 20 Rod 
from the garison as did appear by his hatt and his shows 
that wear thcr found this moring great part of our towne ar 
now out in the woods after them and many of hampton ; 
but haue Litle hope of recovering them the truth is we ar a 
Distressed people because ar a fronter Towne and : but few 
men in it and several of them sik and yet : 2 : of our men 
ar prest for Wells and we haue order from the maj"" to Im- 
press : 3 : more w'^'' if they be caryed away will more weake 
vs w*'*' we humbly pray your honers to pvent and if it may 


be send vs som help for enemy is in all places of our Towne 
which we cannot without great toyle discover it is full of 
hideous swamps. The man that is now takne we greatly 
Lament becaus he was a stout man & on that had ben often 
in servic aganst the enemy and don them much damag and 
they know him & we fear will extrendy tarter him, on Sat- 
urday Last Capt Greenlef to Haverill with about 34 horse 
nothing of them sine nor from any other plac. our people 
are much aflicted Impoverished and discoridged the only 
wise & Soveraine Lord vndertake the gtection of vs and di- 
rect of your hon''s which is the prayer of your honers most 
humbl Servant 

Robt Pike 

May it please your hon''s it is the humbl 
request of our milisia that our Towne 
may have the providing of a frontere 
towne as Last year when ten men were 
sent to vs for we fear the enemy will 
opress vs as thay did the Last year : 
and we now hear that hampton men ar 
not gon out to day as we heard thay 
had no Newbury men so abl to Assist 
vs as Last year thay wear. 

[Superscribed] To the honorabl 
the Govern"^ & Counsell hum- 
bly p'^sent with all Speed in 
Boston hast post hast/ 


Instructions for Captain John March and Cap°^ Daniel King, 
the like for Cap"" King and Cap"« March./. 
Whereas your selfs are commissionated to take the con- 
duct of the Soldiers now raised out of the Militia of the 


Massachusetts Colony for their Maj"^' Service against the 
ffrench and Indian Enemy, to be disposed at yo"" place of 
Generall Rendevouz into two Companys of equal number. 

In pursuance of your s'' Commission% you are to take 
effectual care that the Soldiers under yo'' conduct, be kept 
under good order and discipline. 

That the Worship of God be daily attended among them 
in publick prayer morning and evening, and reading of 
Gods holy word as you have opportunity ; and to keep an 
holy rest on the Sabath, so far as the Necessity of your ser- 
vice will give leave. — 

That all disorders, Mutinies, cursing, swearing, drunken- 
ness, Stealing and all manner of Prophaness and Wicked- 
ness be suppressed and duely punished according to the 
Rules and discipline of Warr. — 

Yo' Soldiers being mustered and furnished with amies 
and Amunition fit for Service, you are forthwith to advance 
in search of the s'^ Enemy ffrench or Indians, first ranging 
the woods about the ffrontiers on the North of Merrimack 
to clear off and sculking Parties of them, and then march 
further East in pursuit and prosecution of the s*^ Enemy 
according as you may receive Intelligence of their motions, 
or the most likely places where to find them, and make what 
Spoiles you can upon them ; Also give necessary releife and 
succour as you have Opportunity to any Towns Plantations 
or persons of the English that may be endangered or dis- 
tressed by the Enemy. — 

In all yo"" Marchings and encampings be sure to keep out 
Good Scouts and watches, that you be not Ambuscadoed 
surprized or overpowred by the Enemy. 

If any of yo"" Soldiers happen to fall lame or be disabled 
for Travel, you may to the next Garrisons to have them 
exchanged. — 

When yo"^ Company* happen at any time to be joyned 
in any Expedition ; Let there be no contending for Superi- 


ority, but lot each one l)e ambitious who shall do the most 
Service to God their King and Countrj'^ ; And as you have 
Opportunity advise with Maj"" Vaughan Maj"" Frost and other 
the Gentlemen of the Provinces of the best Methods to be 
taken to effect the same ; And let your deligence and indus- 
try appear in Action as much as may be. — 

You are to advise the Goveino'" from time to time of yo' 
proceedings and what Success it shall please God to give you. 

Boston June 29"^ 1691. 

Past and agreed by the Governo' and Council 

//Is^ Addington Secr^./ 

Letter from Rich'^ BucMey Gomm^ 

Portsmouth July y° 11"> 1691 

These are to giue you advice of our safe Arriual here, and 
that Major Vaughan and the other Gentlemen that are to be 
aduised with here, with Cap' March & Cap' King are debat- 
ing a Voyage by Sea to Sawco & with additional ftbrces, and 
in order thereto haue proposed to me to supply them out 
my Store, which by my orders I cannot understand I can 
Comply with being neuer mentioned to me in Boston S"" I 
do therefore humbly request that by this Express you would 
pleased to signitie your Pleasure as perticulerly by a line or 
two concerning it, after your Hon""^ shall have understood 
the purport of this Messengers letters. I would as near as 
may be obserue my instructions to a tittle. 

M"" Eastwick the deputy Collector here has vow'd to seize 
the sloop with all her loading if he haue not from M' Bren- 
ton a Clearing what she had on board M"" Parson has an ac- 
count of I remain your Honor' Most humble seruant at 

Rich<^ Buckley Comniy 


«'aS''« from Cajp''^ King and Cap'"'^ March R"'^ July 12^^ 

May it pleas y"" Hon''* 

Portsmouth the 11 July 1691 

Our last was from Haverill ; Answer of w'='' we had the 6*** 
Instant w'^'' procured vs 17 men from Maj"" Saltinstall out of 
his regm'^ though left two of our being lame & Sick Not 
able to goe w"' us, one of w'='' was from Maj'' Hinchmans 
regm* (and the only man,) he being all from thence. 

from Haver" we marched to Exef through the woods, ac- 
cording to y"" Hon" directions, in w*^"" march fourteen of our 
men failed ; but by horsses we got them to the Towne the 
same day we Sett out ; w*^*^ was the 9'" Instant from thence 
we marched to Portsmouth (where we now are) and in this 
March (w'^'' was not very long) we was forced to leaue a 
considerable quantity of our men att Greenland (who this 
day came to vs) the quallity of w'^'' besides the badness of 
their Armes makes them very Insiffitient for the Service y'' 
Hon" haue sent vs About (viz") a flying Army or Attacking 
the hed quarters of the Enemie ; and w"' respect to the 
quantity we haue w**" those at York, and those Transported 
in the Sloop, l)ut one hundred and eight men ; Not aboue 
Sixty of w*^'' are fitt for any Service but to Keep Garrisson : 
So that we humbly crave that y"" hon'^ would be pleased to 
till v}) our company s to performe what y" first proposed ; or 
permit vs to be servissable to the frontier ; Garrisons and 
Townes onely ; w'^'' their is great Nessesety of as well as the 
other, As we Are informed, or advised here &c. we have 
According to y"" Hon" Instructions Advised w"' Maj"^ Vaugh" 
and the rest of the Gentlemen here & have concluded that 
if y"" Hon" will be pleased to send ord" for the Impressing 
or Incouraging of men here (viz") the valve of fiuety or 
Sixty; and vessells ; ( \v"' an able chirurgcon) for Transpor- 
tation To goe by water to Sauko (where, we haue Informa- 
tion that their is many of the Enemie and hope (w"' the 


Blessing of God) to Surprise them ; we Intend w"* all speed 
to goe thither ; also desire that Orders may be given to the 
Commissary to provide vs w*"" things Nessesary for the Ex- 
pedition w^'' w"^ our humble Seirvice to yo*" Hon" is what 
offers from y"" Hon" most Humble Serv''* 

Daniel King 

John Marsh 

Postcript Wee cannot gett a Docter here 
So that wee can prossecute not anything 
to the purpose w'"' out one K 

J : M/ 
[Superscribed] For the Hon''^'® the Gou- 
ern"^ & Councill of the Massachusetts 
Collony w^'' Speed These 

g L^ Sam" Winslow/ 

Letter from W"^ Vaughan & Charles Frost to the Gov- 
ernor {& Council. 

Portsm** 11"' July 1691 
May it please yo"" Hon" 

Last night came to Town Cap' March & Cap* King w"^ 
between three & four Score men, & of these not above fifty 
able for a march many of y™ haveing already tired upon the 
Way hither, Soe y' all they are at p''s' capeable of is y^ de- 
fensive part & to give releif to any that may be Attaqud, 
the Cap*^ were this day w"^ us & some other Gen* upon the 
place to Advise concrning their Further Motion & we hum- 
bly offer yo"* Hon" o'' Opinion as ffott viz* that the Enemy 
have been & probably Still are upon Sawco river at their 
Fishing places makeing provision for their Future Subsis- 
tence & that if a Competent number of men were trans- 
ported hence by water to land there in the night undiscover'd 
they might have an oportunity of doeing Good Service & 


Altho these parts are naked & Expos'd yet for Such a Short 
time there may be a Comp* of men rais'd in these provinces 
to Joyn w''' y^ Forces now here for this Service (all others 
Standing upon their Guard in y® mean time) SoeyMfyo" 
Hon" See cause to approve this Motion & give orders for 
the Impressing 8 or 4 Score men & 2 or 3 Sloops for their 
transportation, it may be y" best Service can at p®s' be done 
till yo"" Hon" see cause to Send a greater Force & give 
Further Direction therein, a Surgeon must be also Sent w*" 
the bearer for wee have but 3 in these parts & two of them 
are wholy uncapeable of travail & y^ 3'' has y*^ York wounded 
men under his care they all say they have already done more 
fory** Country Service, y" all y^ Surgeons in y® Country See 
y* none can be had here, it may be alsoe Necessary to give 
Some Further Directions to y*^ Comissary who Seems to In- 
timate he has noe orders to Supply Provision or amunition 
to any but the Souldiers now come under these Comand" all 
w'^'' is humbly submitted to yo"" Hon" by 

Much Hon''* Yo' most humble Serv^' 

/y\ym Yjiugban 
Charles tirost 

[Superscribed] To The Hon''*"'^ The Gov' 
& Councill humbly P's' In Boston hast 
post hast R'** y^ 12"> in y" Evening./ 

Letter from the Governor and Council. 

Boston July 13" 1691./ 

Yo" of the IP'' curr* by the hand of L* Winslow was re- 
ceived the hist night ; together with one from Major Vaughan 
and Major Frost, who propose to rayse some fforces within 
the two provinces to joyn you, for a present Expedition by 
water to Saco to visit the Indian fEshing places in Expecta- 


tion of Surprising some of them there ; which if managed 
with good prudence and Conduct may be probable to Effect 
some Service — Those Gent" are written unto and impowred 
to Encourage that Expedition and ordered to provide a com- 
petent number of men to Enforce the same with sutable 
Vessells for yo"" transportation ; And the Commissary is di- 
rect"^ to supply provisions and Ammunition for that Occa- 
sion, And Major Vaughan, and Major Frost are desired to 
accommodate a chyrurgion to attend you in this Expedition, 
one from hence could not possibly be provided and fitted 
out in time ; which may be supplyed for yo"" further motions, 
The Council are strenuously inquiring into and pursueing 
the delinquencies of such as have made default in attending 
the order for a detachm* to compleat yo'' numbers, and Ex- 
pect a good issue thereof in some few days ; Be diligent to 
improve yo'' time in prosecuting of the Enemy, and securing 
the Frontiers praying God to Succeed yo"" Endeavours. 
By order of the Gov"^ & Council 

60 small armes 

12 lb« powder & Shott/ 

Letter from the Gov^ and Council 

Worthy S^- Boston July. 13" 1691. 

Yo" of the 11*'' curr* is before us, wherein you advise of 
Cap* King and Cap* March with the Souldiers under them, 
being at Portsmouth, and of their incapacity to without 
some additional Forces to make any advance with prospect 
of Safety or Success unto the places of the Enemy^ Rende- 
vouz or head Quarters ; And yo' Selves propose (if it may 
be with approbation) to rayse three or four score men within 
the two provinces to joyn them, and to make an Expedition 
by water unto Saco &c. to visit the Indians at their ffishing 
places ; where it's hoped they may be Surprized ; which de- 
signe is approved of and if managed with good Conduct and 


prudence may be probable to Effect some Service ; And 
your Selves as being the chiefe Military Officers in the re- 
spective Provinces are desired and impowred to take effect- 
ual Order for the providing of a competent number of men 
to joyn those under Cap"** King and Cap"® March with all 
possible Speed to prosecute the said designe, with sutable 
vessells for their transportation, the Commissary has orders 
to Supply provisions and Ammunition for that Occasion ; A 
Chyrurgion cannot be timely fitted out hence for that Ser- 
vice, its of necessity that one of yours do attend it; which 
yourselves must Encourage ; we haveing dependance of one 
in yo'' parts to accompany the Forces sent out hence, did not 
take care to provide one as otherwise we should have done 
and cannot possibly accommodate it for this Expedition, but 
shall hold our Selves concerned to see him paid as if he had 
been sent from hence ; Let all possible diligence be used for 
the Setting forward this Expedition with utmost Speed that 
the Opportunity be not lost & that the Souldiers who are at 
so great charge to the publick may be improved to advantage ; 
Wee are glad to understand there is so ready a disposi- 
tion in yo' people to do something for their own defence and 
security; (which alwaies appeared in yo"' Selves) and hope 
it is an Omen for good. 

The Gov"^ and Council of 
the Massachusetts Bay 
Signed p their order 
Is" Addington Secry/ 

"Cop'** Kinff and Gaf^ March' Letter 17" July, 1691.'' 

Portsmouth the l?'"^ July 1691 
May it pleas y' Hon" 

Yours p L" Winslow wee received the 14"' Ins* by w'^'' we 
vnderstand that y" Are pleased to approue of our proposed 


Expedition and have desired Maj' Vaughan & Maj' ffrost 
to provide vs w'** A Chirurgion, who by all means haue 
done thier Endevour (l)oth by perswasiue Arguments & 
proffittable premisses, to cause one of them to goe w**^ vs 
(viz") Maj' Vaughan offered that if any one of them would 
goe he (w"' the rest of the Gent'"') would collect or contri- 
bute a considerable SuiTi of mony to Satisfaction, but they 
all of them refused Saying that they had Secured the Coun- 
try more than any Chirurgions in the Country and haue not 
been paid any thing for all their disburstments nor prayers 
So that they cannot (if they w'ere willing) provide them- 
selfs w**^ things Nessesary for Such an Affair — by w''*' means 
our desighne is frustrated, for our men will not goe w**^ out 
a Chirurgion — therefore we humbly craue y' Hon" direc- 
tion (or ord"") in this matter, accordingly have sent L" All in 
the Bearer hereof to wait on y' Hon" to whom wee refer yee 
to a more Ample & perticular account of our condition ; and 
Affairs here (viz") y" quantity & quallity of Our men &c. 

in the mean time we Intend w"' Blessing of God to march 
to Cochechy, Sammon falls, Nechawanick & the rest of the 
frontier parts till we haue y' Hon" further Ord' for Nesse- 
sarys To prosecute that Affair w'^'^ yett is Accompted fcas- 
zable by some Gentl" here that say they know much of the 
matter. — 

^ch ^th Qm- iimiii)ie Seervice to y' Hon" is att p'"sent what 
Offers from y' 

Hon" Humble Serv'* 

Daniel King 
John March 

[Superscribed] For The Hon^''"' the Gou- 
ern' & Counsell of the Massachusetts 
Collony These/ 


'' Maj""" Vaughan and Frost, 17 July 1691.'' 

Portsm^y^ 17 July 1691. 
May it Please yo' Hono" 

Yo' Hono'^^ Approbation of y® Motion to Saweo put vs 
vpon Exerting vtmost Endeavo' to Accomplish it with all 
Expedition And though it would have bin very hard to haue 
taken men from these parts yet for soe Short a time Dure- 
ing y** vacancy between hilling their Corne, & their Hay & 
English harvest, we found them Soe Spirited to it That noe 
thinge would haue Diverted the Design, But w* wee wrote 
you in o"^ last, viz y® want of A Surgeon (w'** out w'^'^ men 
would not goe) and none to be Obtained here, on Any 
termes notw^'^standing greatest Encouragem* Offered Soe y* 
now Cap" March & Cap" Kinge are vpon Motion to Range 
y'' heads of y® Towns for the Better Securety of the fron- 
teres vntill yo"" Hon''* shall make such an additionale Force 
as shall inable them to further Servis, wee are Much Hono"^^ 

yo^ most Homble Serv*^ 

//W" Vaughan 
Charles ffrost/ 

Letter from the Governor and Council to Capt. March & 

Capt. King 


We have yours of y^ 17"' Curr' wherein you advise of y* 
retarding of y'' proposed Expedition to Saco for w^ant of a 
Chirurg" It's very unhappy that a matter of so great im- 
portance having so fair prospect for service should fall throw 
and it seems strange & very absurd that notwithstanding y* 
proposals & Encouragem' offered they should decline their 
Maj" Service, and in which themselvs are so nearly con- 
cerned. If they have not yet reed Satisfaction for y' past 
Service (w*^^'' was expected had been done ere this within y* 


Province) yet its s^ some of 'ein have had considerable ad- 
vantage by a Supply to y' particular occasions whilst they 
have been in Service. It had been meet upon y' refusal to 
have constrained one of them to have gone upon this Emer- 
gency. Care is now taken for a Chirurg" to come up w'** 
L' Allin ; and a further sui)ly of Medicines will be made to 
him by the next conveyance. We are inform'd that more 
Souldiers are now upon y"" March in addition to y'' two 
Comp'^' And expect that you speedily & vigorously rein- 
force the Expedition to Saco, or elsewhere, as you may be 
advised of y" apearance of y^ Enemy. And let not y^ Soul- 
diers y' are at so great a charge ly still but be constantly 
improved upon Service ag* y* Enemy ; Wishing good Suc- 
cess to them. 

By order of y® Gov'' and Council 

Boston July 20'*^ 1691./ 
Cap"^ King and Cap"® March are desired 

& Ordered to send a particular List of 

their several Companys and of y" places 

y® men come from and "^ime of their 


Letter to Gov. Sloughter, iV. Y. July 20'^ 1691. 

Hon S' 

W^ of the 29"' of June last past is before us advising of 
the receipt of ours of the 8"" of May foregoing, and of m' 
Newtons arrival with the Records, we likewise observe 
therein the reflection you are pleased to make upon us as 
mistaking and evading his maj""* Order by denying to send 
his Sloop and contriving to misinterpret his Commands, 
which is utterly without our Intention, and it was not a lit- 
tle surprizing to be so suddenly and harshly censured upon 
80 small acquaintance and that any false insinuations should 


make so deep impressioD on you, as to render us not hearty 
to his niaj"'' and his interest ; we hoped that what we truly 
and phiinly answered referring unto the Sloop would have 
satisfyed until his maj"''* further pleasure be knowne here 
in, who might cause you to think that those who in preju- 
dice to us misinformed his ma*'*^ in that matter, do rather 
deserue that Character. 

S' In our last of the 18''' of June past we advised yo' 
Excell'^y of our proceedings with reference to the Indian En- 
emy in the Easterne parts and preparations we were making 
to releive and assist their maj''*^^ Subjects there ; as also for 
their defence by Sea, which are both now reasonably accom- 
plished according to our ability, some Companys of Soul- 
diers are gone Eastward to joyne those of the place (who 
must also be maintained from hence) to pursue the s'' Enemy 
and a Ship of Twenty four Guns with a Katch are set forth 
to gaurd the Coast ; besides the numbers of men imployed 
for garrisoning and securing of the Sea ports and frontier 
Townes, which will not onely contract a ver}^ Great charge, 
but by this means many particular persons are greatly dis- 
advantaged, being taken from their imploym"* and families 
at this Season of the year. Upon consideration of all which 
the Generall Assembly have thought it impracticable at pres- 
ent to answer yo"" Excel^^^ proposall for the supplying of 
men or mony from hence for the securing of Albany the next 
Winter, not knowing but that some of these parts may be 
as much or more exposed than that being as accessible to 
the Enemy, besides the readiness of the Eastern Indians to 
joine them : there are some of our Neighbours whose Scitu- 
ation and other Circumstances will render them more capa- 
ble of Assisting in the defence of y' Post. 

We thank you for y'' expressions ofyo' readinesse to 
maintain a friendly Correspondence with us for the defence 
and support of their maj""* interest and Gouernment on this 
main, and are sensible that at this juncture there needs an 


hearty union amongst all their Subjects, which thing we sin- 
cerely wish, and shall ever approve ourselves therein being 
ready to the uttermost of our power at any time to answer 
what shall be reasonably desired of" us by our Neighbours 
for their maj"°^ service and interest, yet are unwilling to be 
imposed on or required by any that have not Authority so 
to do. 

By the Vessell sent from hence to the Isle of Antecosta to 
fetch off some men cast on shore there we had intelligence 
that on ther Voyage homeward in June last, they saw nine or 
ten saile of Ships bound as they apprehended towards Canada 
River ; The Indian Enemy have made no late appearance in 
the Eastern parts, since the Arrival of our Souldiers there, 
who we hope will give some Check unto their Insolence, and 
intend a prosecution of them at their places of Randevow 
which we are sensible will be with no little difficulty by 
reason of the disadvantages of that Country to pursue them ; 
however desire to be waiting upon God for his blessing to 
Succeed our Endeavours and pray for the like on yours that 
we may at length see a good issue of all these troubles. 


Boston July 20'" 1691. Yo^ ffriend and Serv' 
Signed. Sim Bradstreet Gov"" 

in y" name of y" Council/ 

Letter from John Hill to the Governor & Council 

Wells; July 20*": 1691 ^ 
To y" Hon'"'' Gouern' & Councell 

Whereas I rec*^ an order from your hon''^ to take charge 
of a company of Souldiers till Cap' Convers came, w*^" was 
thought would be about tenn dayes w''" tenn dayes being 
expir'd & about a month since ; & not finding a fredome in 

Doc. Vol. v. 18 


myself to serue in y® Town, yet willing to be seruiceable 
in any expedition against y** enemy ; humbly request your 
Honours would relass rae, & set some other ouer them ; not 
else ; I subscribe my self, 

y hon" most humble Ser* 

John Hill/ 

Letter from Francis Littlefield ^ others to the Governor 
and Council. 

To y^ Hon''d Gouern*^ and Councell 

Wells July: 2 1"' : 1691 : 
AVee being the front of all the Estern part of the Contrey 
Remoatly Scituated ; for Strength weak ; and the Enemie 
beating vpon us ; wee Can think no other but that we are 
foire for Ruin ; and Humbly Conceiue yd" Hon"'s are Senci- 
ble of it ; with out Seasonable help : our Stocks are wasted 
the 13*^ of June last the enemie Killed and draue away vp- 
ward of an hundred head of cattell beside Sheep and horeses 
Some of our Corne is alredy lost and more in great hazard : 
wee therefore destressed make our humble address to yo"" 
Hon" : for men with provision and amunition for the 
Strengthening of our Town ; with what forces yo"" Hon" 
shall see fit to keep out to destress the Enemy allso that 
there may be a magaziene in the prouince that Supply may 
be nere where by time will be Redeemed Souldiers Incour- 
aged and oppertunitys Iinprooued against the Enemy ; also 
that there be an effectuall care taken that the Inhabitants of 
this prouince may not Quit theire places with out liberty 
first obtayned from Legucl Authoi'ity ; that Incourageing 
our Selues with the hops that yo"" Hon^s will kindly answer 
vs herein that so we and the Rest of this pore prouince in 
great hazard may yet Stand ; which may be to the Hono"" of 



God the Interest of his 

Rest yo"" Hon''s 

Humble Ser*^ 

The Town hath made 

Choyce of the worshipf " 

Samuel Wheelwright 

and Jonathan Hamond 

in the Consern 

[Superscribed] To the 
Hon'"'' Gouer"" and 
Councill In Boston 
In new england 

majesty and of the Countrey We 

ffrancis Littlefield 
George Burroughs 
John Littelfield 
Josep Storer 
John Wheelwright 
John Hill 
Pendlton ffletcher 
John Cloyes 
Nathaniel Cloyes/ 

Letter from M. Clarhnon Secretary to the Governor and 



I am Directed 
To give you the Sad news of the Loss of our Governor 
on the 23"' Instant by a Sudden Death having Walked upon 
the Bridge in the Citty not above a Quarter of an houre be- 
fore : he hath frequently Since he Came from Albany Cora- 
plained of a stoppage and pain in his Breast ; six of the 
most able and SkilfuU Doctours and Chirurgeons in this 
Place have opened and Viewed his Bowells and find the 
Defect to be in his Blood and Lungs that by a Glutinous or 
Tough humour in his Blood the Circulation thereof Was 
Stopped in his Lungs Which grew upon him by Degrees 
untill att Last it Carryed him oft". Itt is Expected that you 
Will hold a fair Correspondence With this Government 
Which will always be Ready to Doe the Like with you and 
Whatsoeuer else may Conduce to the Peace and Wellfare of 


their Majestyes Interest in this and our Neighbouring Colo- 
ny s I am 

ffort William Henry Your Humble Servant 

Date 25^'^ July 1691 ; M. Clarkson Secry 

[Superscribed] To Such as for the time 

being Take Care for the Preservation 

of the Peace and Administrincr The 

Laws in The Masathusetts Collony New 


"6V Soohe^ Letter, July 1691./'' 

Kittery the 26 July, 1691. 
May it pleas yo"" Hon"" 

These are to inform you that one Wensday last there was 
sent to nie two captius, which cam from penopscott who cam 
as farr as Wells in a birch Conew an account pertickular of 
theire escape you will haue hear inclosed one of which cap- 
tius whose name is Jacob Holoway went away by land for 
Boston ; the other whos name is Edw'^, patishall goeth by 
watter, the bearor will giue yo"" hon"" an account of him, that 
so if you pleas you may haue an opcrtunity to speak with 
him ; — 

consideringe what they relate ; I cannot imadgin any bet- 
ter mcasurs to be taken, then to send imeadiatly to penop- 
scott, though they doe nothinge but destroy theire corne it 
will be a great aduantage to us to aduize, l)ut must aquiess 
in what yo"" hon"" pleas and remayn perpeatually 

Yo'' hon""* humble seru"' 

Francis Hooke/ 

If my thoughts that I shold ofor might be any ways accep- 
ta})l to y"" hon"" it wold be ucry well to send all our eastern 


men back or loose theyre plantations ; which if thoy did 
retourne we shoold haue the less need of yo"" hon" help if 
not retourne then theyre plantations shold help to defray 
yo"" great charge ; I hope you will excuse my bouldnes/ 

" Cap*'^ Martch, Cap*'^ King, Cap*'^ Slwrehorn Liften* Allen 
^ Liften^ Winslows Deposityoiis aboute y^ Herleburley w'^ 
y^ Privateers At y^ Grrete Hand.'''' 

The Deposition of John March Aged 33 yeers Saith that 
Ackording to my Comitiou and orders from the Honorable 
Gouerner and Counsell : my self with my Company was goe- 
ing downe piscateque Riuer in a Sloope one the 29"' day of 
July 1691 and as wee saild by a briganden and a small 
sloope with the Kings Jack fiiing : the s'' briginden fireed two 
guns at our uessell and theaire shots ware lilie to haue done 
great damage and wee ware forced to desist theaire Majestis 
and Contrise Saruis upon theaire firing theaire guns at our 
uessells and theaire Swaring that they woold kill the people 
heare : and theay Refused to giue an Ackount why theay 
tireed at us and Major Uhan with the Athority heare Com- 
anded them A Shore to giue anackount why theay fired at 
us : but theay Refused and woold not Com : and then Cap* 
ffrier : fired seuerall guns at them and Commanded Cap*^ 
Dew a shore which the men said was Cap* of one of the ues- 
sells : and s** Dow when he Came Ashore he utterly denyed 
to giue the Athoryty any ackount of these things which was 
don : and allso I heard the sd. Dew Sware one this 30"' day 
of July 91 in the morning that he woold Run his Sloope one 
shore Against theaire majestis fort upon the great Island 
and land his men theare befor the Sun was set this day. 

The name of the Capt" of the briginden which is Aboue 


mentioned which fired at us was Kid : and said Kid belonged 

to New York as wee ar informed 

John March 
Samuel Sherborn 
John Allin 
Portsm" pri'' August : 1691 Cap*" Martch Made oath to all 

y^ above writen & Cap" Sherborn & Liftent Allen to all y* 

aboue writen Exep* what Dew said on y'' 30"' Daye — 

Before vs W"' Vaughan 
Nath ffryer 

> Just^Ps./ 

Deposition of Capt Dan'- King 

The Testimony of Daniel King Aged twenty seven years — 

Sayeth — 

That being in prossecution of an Expedition to Sauko or 
Elswhere Eastward Against the french and Indian Enemie 
(by vertue of a Commition granted by the Gouern'' & Coun- 
sel! of the Massachusetts Collony N E'^ (for the Service of 
our Souerane Lord & Lady William & Mary of England, 
Scottland france & Ireland &c King & Queen) : and (coun- 
try of New England) was Impcedcd or Stoped by the pre- 
sumtion insolency of Some privateers or pirates in a brigan- 
teen and a Sloop att a place called the Great Island in pis- 
cataque on the 29'" day of July 1691 (viz") the Cap* of the 
Sloop said if his men had been as willing As he they would 
fired att the fort in the place aboues^' And that his Commi- 
tion was better then thiers And After he w"' the Cap' of the 
Brigantien (viz") Cap': Kid) had weighed their Ankers and 
come to sail Either Cap' Dew or some other man on bord his 
Sloope vpon the (Quarter deck brandished his Sword and as 
the deponent thinks he did itt in defiance to the Kings & — 
fort aboues'' — tlie Kings Coulers being hoysted, After w'^'' 


the Cap' of the fort (viz") Capt fryer or some other Officer 
Ord'''^ the fireing of Gun to Stop them athwart the fore foot 
of the sloope (or before her stem) w*^'' he did not regard 
Either by loseing any Saile or any other Means Intelb'gable 
or visable to vs but on the Contrary Some of them (viz") 
on bord the Sloop that Cap' Dew was in Sayd fire yee dogs 
And after the first gun too Guns was fired att the Afores'' 
sloop but whither the Guns or the tide and Wind hindred 
thiere goeing out the deponent knoweth not but they re- 
turned & came to An Anker in the riuer of Piscataque agen 
to the great fear of the inhabitants of the place as the depo- 
nent was informed by them — & further the deponent saith 
Not — 

Portsm" y^ pr*' August ; 1691 Cap*"* Daniell King Made 
oath by y® aboue writen before mee 

//W^ Vaughan Just' Ps./ 

The Deposition of Lifte"' Sam'^ "Winslow Adged Twenty 

Three yeres or thereaboute — 

That Beinge on y^ Grete Hand on y® twenty ninth of July 
1691 In y^ Hurleburly w'^ y'' Privattre I did here Cap' Dew 
one of y® Comanders of y® Slopes sware that hee would go^ 
out & Com in againe & if y*^ ftbrte Did ffire at him hee would 
Run his sloope a shore w"' his Men & Distroye it & fire all 
y® houses on y® Hand before hee went awaye & farther saith 

not — 

Samuel Winslow 
Leftenet Winslow Cam Before me And mad oath to the 
truth Above wreten this 1 day August 91. 

Nathanell ffryer : Jestes : pec'/ 


" Major Vaughan^ L""^ and Evidences aht Griffin Sf Due w*^ 
Answer thereto Aug° 8'-^ 1691.'' 

Portsm" 4*^^ August : 1691 
M' Is'' Addington/ 

S"" Inclosed is sundery deposityones which was taken 
aboute y^ Hurleburly — w*'' y^ Privatteres w'=" thought good 
to send you y' if there be Anny thinge In them , worth y« 
Gouernor& Counsells Notis you will plese to Let them know 
it, y*" Bearer M"" Brinton saw moste of y*" Hoole Actyon 
I am 

S' your Most Humble Seru" 

y/^ym Vaughan/ 

[Superscribed] flfor y^ Worship" Isaake 
Addington Secretary Humby p''sent In 
Boston g m"" Brenton Cole'' 

Q : D : C — 

^^Accompt of the Eastern Expedition Aug. 7, 1691." 

Portsm" 7"' August: 1691 
An Accompt of y'' Expedytyon of y^ fforses EstW* who 
Ariued thense this Daye, Aug'' 1'^ being Saturdaye we 
saled from Grete Hand & ariued at Sawco aboute 2 a Clocke 
Nexte Morning wee landed our Men & Marched before 
Daye, & sent out our Scoutes but could make no Discouery 
of y* Enemy, nor when wee came to Salmon ffalls (y" Prin- 
sipall fishing plase) Could wee find y* y^ Indyans had bin 
there this Soinmer so wee Returned to our vessells that Even- 
inge & Not willinge to Return home w"' oute Makeing som 
ffurther Discovery of y*= Enemy wee forthw"' Embarked & 
Sallied Estward & y" Nexte Daye being Mondaye wee 
Landed at Juclls Island where it was supposed y" Indyans 


might haue planted but wee ffound No such thinge soe thens 
sailled to Chebcag where wee ffound two Indyan Dogs & 
Eleuen ffier Plases which had Not ben Lefte by the Enemy 
aboue two or three Dayes, thens wee sailled on Monday 
Night for Macquoit but by Reson of contrary winds ariued 
Not there so as to land our Men till tusdaye aboute one a 
Clock when wee tforthw"' Marched to Pegypscot ffort but 
saw No signe of Indyans there soe Returned to our vessells 
about an ouer by some (but by y'' waye tooke a ffrench Man 
Knowne by sundery of our men to be one of those brought 
ffrom Port Royall who gaue Accop' y' he was taken at 
Exeter by 3 of our Enemy Indyans) when wee came to 
our slopes y*^ Laye aboute a small gunshoat from y® shore 
agrownd vpon the fflatts wee orderd our men to Embarke 
but while there was about 40 Remaineinge a shore Amongst 
■^ch 'vvere moste of y^ officers y*^ Enemy Appered in grete 
Nombers and violently Assaulted vs Indeaoringe to sor- 
rownd vs beefore wee could Recouer y^ slopes Killed & 
wounded sundery Accordinge to a Liste hereof sent wee 
Cannot Imagin there Number to be lese then Three Hondred 
& parte of them ffrench they Continewed ffiringe all night 
at our sloopes & wee at them till ffaire Daye Light by which 
time our sloopes ware aftloote & then wee made y'^ Beste of 
our waye & Ariued here this Daye. 

7th Augst 1(591 

A List of Men Killed & wounded in y* late Expedytyon 
Estward viz' 

Cap" Kinges Men 
wounded Hen^ Dier of Boston of y® Men belonging to 

W™ Pursley of Ipsw"='' y*' Provinses of Hamp- 

Dosset J L J f 

Tho' Larrison of sheire & Maine 

David Kcane of Boston Kild — Cap'" Sam" Sherborn 

John ffarthinige of of Hampton 

Temothy Machew of Nath" White— Ditto 


Jn" Townsend } ^ . James Dolle — Ditto 

^ ^^ , . } Indyans . , _ 

Jn° Howkius ) waimoth Dover 

W" Neff of // 

// Woonded Capt" Sliedroke Portsm<> 

Cap" Marches Meu Eu^^n L^dd — of Exeter 

Wounded Jonathan Robinson — Ditto 

Liften' Jn° Alden Salsbery Rob* Lightou Portsm" 
Liften' Hunnewell Pilott Tho' Abbett Kittery 

Sarg' ffreeman Clarke of Ipsw*'^" W"^ Haies — Ditto 
Jn° Vie of Newbury // 

W" Davadge Topsfeld 
George Lilly of Landn 
ffran^ Britton of Newberry 

[Superscribed] To the Honr*^' the Govern"^ 
& Couusell these present hubly in Bos- 
ton hast post, hast/ 

Letter from Capt. Dan^ King ^ Capt. John March to the 
Ofovernor ^ Council. 

Portsmouth the 7th Aug° 1691 
May itt Pleas y"" Hon" 

According to y"" ord""** we haue prossecuted our desighne to 
Sauko where we could fine none of our Enimies, & from 
thence we Sailed to Juells Island (haueing had Intelligence 
of thicr planting thier) but found Non of them ; and then 
to Chel)crg where wee discouercd Eleucn lire places, from 
whence we belieue the Eniniie had departed two or three 
days ; and from thence w"' all Expedition to Macquait in or* 
to march to Pegipscott fort w*^** we Effected, and att our re- 
turne to our Vessclls were attacked by about three hundred 
or more of our Enemies, who killed and wounded twenty 


seven of our men ; And by our being on this Expedition and 
former Long marches, many of our otlier men arc nmch dis- 
abled wanting sundry things Nessesary (viz") hose & Shoos 
and Cloths So that they cannot be Serviceable, And our 
docf Not provided w"' things convenient for our wounded 
men, & we therefore humbly craue y' Hon" consideration 
in this matter ; And if y'' hon'"'^ desires our further proceed- 
ings we think we Cannot Secure our Country in hurting our 
Enimie vnless we have three or four hundred sufficient men 
well accoutred for war &c. — 

And as for a more p''ticular acco' we humbly reffer y° to 
Maj'' Vaughns letter we haueing informed him of the matter 
and also to L' Plasteed the Bearer hereof; w*^'' w"' our hum- 
ble Scervice to y® hon''^ is what att p''sent offers from y"" hon" 
humble Serts Daniell King 

John March/ 

Letter from the Governor ^ Council. 

Boston August 8*^ 1691 

This day Cap"'' Wilkinson waited upon y® Gov"" and Coun- 
cil and Inform*^ them of the unwarrantable action of Cap*^ 
Griffin and Cap"" Due in a hostile manner tiring at and Sur- 
prising of his Ship (belonging to their Ma*'*^* Subjects) on 
the high Seas dispossessing the Master of her carrying of 
her into Isles of Sholes and since into y"" River, imbezelling 
and disposing of her Cargo without any due Tryal or adjudi- 
cation ; As also there is lying before the Council the Informa- 
tion and Evidences of y® Insolent and intollerable behaviour 
of the s'^ two Captains in yo'' Port disturbing y® peace and 
quiet of the place, putting their Ma""^ Subjects in fear, and 
aifront offered to y*' Goverum' of all which y'^ Gov"" and 


Council have a just Resentment and hold themselves Obliged 
to maintain their Ma''*^^ honour and to bring the said Cap- 
tains unto Reason. 

For which end inclosed is an Order and precept unto 
Cap"® Goffe, to Seize and take into custody their persons and 
to cause them to be safely convayed to Boston before y® 
Governor and Council to answer for their said misdemean- 
ors in the Execution whereof he is directed to advise with 
yo'' Selfe of y® most proper and easy methods to be taken 
for y® Effecting 3 ® same without causing any disterbance or 
Exposing of any on either side, confiding in yo'' prudence 
to direct therein, and so to contrive it that there may be no 
fear of opposition or disturbance in y^ place. 

M*" Brenton has also promised to assist with his advice in 
y' matter. Cap' Goffe is likewise directed to Stay with his 
Ship in y'' River for y® Safety of the place, until farther 
Order if there be need or until he be dismist by yo"" Selfe ; 
Expecting that you will detain him no longer than is of 
absolute necessity, and Speedily advise of what shall be 
done herein — 

After y® riseing of y^ Council yesterday a Vessell arrived 
from Piscataqua with y° intelligence of the Return of y® 
Forces sent Eastward and the loss and disappointm' they 
met withall ; an awfuU frowne of Providence, under w^*^ we 
have cause to be humbled, it's hoped meet provision will be 
made and due care taken that the wounded men be well 
look't after, if anything be further needful in that behalfe 
let it be advised : m"" Brenton will bring a Supply of powder 
for y"^ Souldiers, who will need to be very Vigilant in in- 
tending their duty for the preservation of the places in yo' 
parts, and to repel the assaults of y° Enemy, who will be 
Encouraged by the defeat of ours ; I Suppose the Governor 
and Council will speedily advise and give further directions 
for y° improving of them so as may be most likely of their 
doing service it it shall please God to own them therein, 


unto whose gracious protection I commend you, and am 
with all hearty Respects 

Yo"" assured ffriend and Servant 

Aug« 9» 1691./ 

Letter from Gov Bradstreet to Jf, ClarJcson, Secretary 

By yo" of the 25*^ of July past I bad the s*^ news of the 
Sudden death of yo'' Governo"" which was no little Surprize 
unto me and I heartily condole with you in that Great loss- 
especially under the present conjuncture of Affaires fearing 
least his removal have such influence thereon as to occasion 
alteration in the Measures lately taken by the Maquas «feca 
and their resolutions for the English Interest, and to prose- 
cute the Enemy, But the Great Sovereigne of the World in 
whose hand is our life, breath and all our wayes disposes of 
all things in infinite wisdome, and will accomplish his owne 
pleasure by what instruments he pleaseth, I should be glad 
to hear of the Good success of yo"^ late Ex}:>edition from Al- 
bany. Some Companys of ours the last week being abroad 
in the Eastern Country on discovery of the Enemy having 
visited severall places of their usual Reudevouz and finding 
none of them at length returning unto their Vessells in order 
to their comeing home, and most of the men embarqued just 
at evening, about forty still remaining ashore they were sud- 
denly and violently assaulted by a numerous Company of 
the Enemy, as was judged three hundred at least ffrench 
and Indians ; who firing on our men slew three and wounded 
upwards of twenty ; but they recovered the Vessels and got 
ofl'; and we have reason to think that the Enemy are gath- 
ering to pursue some great designe ; which will necessitate 
our affording what aid and succors we shall be capable of 
unto the Eastern parts. I am desirous of and shall maintaine 


a good understanding and Correspondence with yo*" Govern- 
jjjiit jt^^^ hope and expect that they will intend the same 
with this and other the Neighbouring Colonies that we may 
all pursue the same designe, namely the promoting of their 
jyj.^jties Interest and the suppressing of the Comon Enemy. 
Boston Aug^* 10'^ 1691 IV friend and Serv* 

Signed SiiS Bradstreet/ 


Maj'' Vaughan, Maj' ffrost M"" francis Hooke ra*" Richard Mar- 
tin Cap"*^ Dan" King and Cap"*^ Jn« March. 
The Gov"" and Council have had the consideration of yo" 
since the return of the iforces and the unhappy defeat of the 
late Expedition being not without fears of the Enemies 
makeing fresh Assaults upon the out Towns, and therefore 
think it adviseable and order for the p"* Wells be enforc't 
with thirty Souldiers more than are now posted there, and 
that either Cap""" King or Cap"'' March go thither to take the 
Command of that Company ; Cap"'' Convers \ying very dan- 
gerously sick and so rendered uncapable of Attending that 
Service as was expected. And that the rest of the Souldiers 
be disposed into the severall Towns and Plantacon of the 
two Provinces for the better enforcing of them ag^ the As- 
saults of the Enemy according as yo'' selves shall direct and 
'apprehended most adviseable for their Security, until fur- 
ther measures be taken, and that they diligently intend duty 
of watching, warding and Scouting. A supply of Medi- 
cines are sent for the Chirurgeons and some supply of Pro- 
visions Stockins & Shooes &""■ for the Souldiers. 

This is as far as the Council can at p"' direct until further 
consideration l)e had and what resolutions may be taken 
thereupon sluill be comnumicated unto you. 
Boston August 12"' 1691/ 


Letter from Thomas Griffin 

Piscataqua August y' 12*'' 1691 

I understand by Some men lately come from Boston y* 
Tho : Wilkinson did make his Comp" to you concerning his 
vessell being taken from him by me ; the day I did write to 
you for Some Supply of men & provisions in order for y^ 
takeing of a french busk y* had donn damage on this Coast. 
I saw this vessell Tho : Wilkinson was master of not unlike 
y® ffrench busk w*^'* I had notice of & comei ng upp w'*' her 
fired Severall Shott at her to lower her top Sayles but would 
not before wee had fired 3 great Shott & a volley of Small 
amies av'^'^ gave me cause to comand him to come on board 
my Sloope & to Examin what he was, & finding y' he was 
come from Cadiz loaden w*^ Severall prohibited goods, made 
Seizure of her for their Maj"*^^ & did design to send her to 
my Comission Port, but found her not capable to be carried 
there as by y® deposition of Three Carpenters I requested to 
survey her may appeare, therefore proceeded by vertue of 
ye Power I have (being Satisfied y' noe larger cann be 
granted out of Boston to Condemne her as by Law is p'- 
scril)ed designeing to be answearable for y^ same at my Coui- 
ission Port where I will answear any thing y' cann be al- 
leadged against me, I have been Informed by Severall & 
Comp" is made to me y* Vessells are Suffered to goe out of 
Boston to furnish y^ ftrench y* live at Port Roy" w*^ Amies 
amunition Cloths & other things in truck for beaver & other 
goods w'^'' gives me great cause to suspect I should be un- 
kindly dealt w*'' being a Subject to y^ Crown of England, & 
likewise yo"" neglect in forwarding my designe ag^' y^ ffrench 
& Suflering y^ Provisions I sent for to be Stopped. 

Thomas Griffin/ 


Letter from Francis Hoohe to the G-overnor ^ Council. 

Kittery 13 : 1691 Au<^^' 

This morninge about two of the clock cam a post to me 
which gius this account, that there was seen yesterday about 
three of the clock in the afternoon at Newichwaneck twenty 
fine Indiens nere to Will Spencers garrison : Shott two men 
that were mowinge close by the sayd Spencers garrison : 
one found dead the other left for dead beinge scalpt ; but is 
since com in to the Garrison ; we haue at present allarams 
round about us ; we are in a uery Awfull condition, & can- 
not expect to stand but a uery little time if God doe not 
moue yo"" hearts to send speedy help as for Capt March & 
Capt Kings company, most of them that are well are sent 
away to Wells & Yorke to strengthen theire hands ; but all 
will signifie but uery little without further relieue ; I begg 
you for to consider of it ; & minde us for Christ sacke. 

there is one Joseph Wheeler a prest souldier run away 
from his comander if he coms to you pray send him back & 
pay him nothing untill yo"" hon'' here further, not els beinge 
in great hast I tak leaue & remayne 
[Superscribed] For Syman Brad- Yo"" hon" huble seru* 

street esq'' Gouern"" of the Mas- Francis Hooke/ 

etusetts & the Councill this 

present //Boston 
Hast post hast/ 

Letter from W"* Vaughan to the Governor ^ Council. 

Portsm" 13"' August 1691. 
Much Hono""^ 

Vpon the Arivall of o"" fforces from Eastward w'^'' came in 
A shattred Condition (some haneing lost their Guns cS; 
maney their Shoes & stockins &c) we considered how to 


dispose thera, for best advantage vntill yo"" Hono" should 
give further ord"^ Concerning them, And accordingly being 
Drawne vp to y® Number of About Eighty in all, vncapea- 
ble of any ffurther Service att p^sent, y" strengtheing the 
ffrontiers, wee Sent 25 to Wells 20 to Yorke And y"" rest to 
y® Seuerall out Garrisons round to Exeter for their p''sent 

Last night came Advice from Maj"" ffrost of y*^ Enemys 
appearance at y° vpper Garrison att Nechewonuck who 
Killed Two of our Men Mowing in the feild Neer y^ Gar- 
rison & shewed them Selves to y^ number of 25 many 
Guns were heard, also at Cochecha & Oyster River, but 
thence wee have not yet Any Acco* the Enemies Successe 
East hath doubtles given y"^ great Encouragem* & wee may 
rationaly Expect they will prosecute their designes Against 
vs w*^ vtmost vigour, Soe y' hope yo"" Hono" will consider 
y® same. And take measures Accordingly, The Comisarys 
Stores will quickly want recruit [ing] as he tell raee, he hath 
already Advised, of, those Shoes, Stockins, Shirts &c will 
be also necessary But this & w' Elce Concernes y® Eastern 
Expedition you haue a more perticular Acco' by Lew* Plais- 
tead who I vnd^stand went on purpose — . 

By m"^ Brenton who Arived here last night, came yo"^^ of 
y« 8'" Aug° w^^ y^ Inclosed to Cap" Goff w'='> I forthwith de- 
livered to him (he being) then at y*^ Banke ; vpon Receipt 
whereof, he p^'sently went downe on Board his Ship in ord'' 
to y® Execution of yo"" Hono" Cofiiands But Eare he came, 
y® Two Sloops were both gone out in y*^ night. Suppose y® 
returne of m"" Brenton heither whome they Saw at Great 
Island at his Arivall might give them Ocasion of suspision 
& soe affright them away. They yet lay of y^ Harbour But 
Cap" Goff should he follow y" twould Signified Little they 
being much better Sailers then hee : 

Cap" Goffe haue desired me to informe yo"" Hono" y' he 
hath not aboue five dayes provissions on Board Soe vuless 

Doc. Vol. v. 19 


Supply be made he will be necesitated to returne to Boston 
forthwith w'^'^ may be ill conveuiant whiles y'' witers are here 
abouts I am 

Much Hono'^'' yo"" most Humble serv' 

/yWtn Vaughan/ 

Letter from Christopher Goffe 

Pastaqua the 14 of August 1691 


Yo" I receiued by m' Brynton and shall abay your honers 
Comand : in making Seasuer of Cap" Griffin and Cap" Dew 
It lies in my power to meet w"^ them ; but being at the 
Bank my Selfe when the Colecter Came to this place : the 
said Cap" Griffin & Dew Soposeing that I had an order to 
Stop them Came to Sayle and one of them is now in Site 
Standing of and on between this place and He of Sholes. I 
could desire that if it ware posabell for us to Com up with 
them : in ower ship ; butt the Sayle two foot to ower one : 
your Honnor with the Councell may be informed by these 
that ower Bread and beare is all most Expended and If your 
Honner shall think fitt to Call us in to Nantaskett and thare 
to prouide what Neseareys We Stand in need of: as to the 
Docters Chest Espeshely : I am Your Honners Humbell 
Searuant to Comand Christopher Goffe/ 

Capt. G-offe ordered to cruise betwixt the Capes^ etc. 

Boston, August 21° 1691./. 
Cap"« Goffe./. 

You arc hereby Ordered to cruse with yo' Ship betwixt 
the Capes and off towards y*' Sholes for y^ Safeguard of the 


Coast and the seeming of Merehaiit Ships inward and out- 
ward bound, for the Space of Ten dayes next comeing and 
by the End of said time to return to Nantaskett to receive 
farther Orders ; This Order you are to Attend with the men 
now belonging unto yo"" Ship, and not to impress any more 
men. Sign'^ Sim : Bradstreet Gov'/ 

To Captain Christopher Goffe Com- 
mander of y® Ship Swan in their 
Ma*''^^ Service./ 

Orders to Capt. Groffe 

Captain Goffe 

You are hereby Ordered to pursue the warrant formerly 

given you for Seizing and bringing in Captain Griffin and 

his Vessell, and bring them with you to Boston, to Answer 

what shall be Objected against him on their Ma"" behalfe ; 

hereof faile not at yo"" peril : 

Boston, August 30"^ 1691./ 

Sim : Bradstreet Gou""/ 

''Letter to Cap""^ King and Cap''^ March Sep'' 18, 169iy 

Boston Sepf 18, 1691/ 

Vderstanding by Cap'"" King that according to former In- 
structions the Companys of Souldiers under yo"" several com- 
mand are posted out in the Towns and Garrisons within the 
Provinces of Hampshire and Maine and that yo' Selves can- 
not be further Serviceable in takeing the care and conduct 
of them as they are now dispersed. So that yo'' longer Stay 
abroad seems to be unnecessary, there beii>g no present 


prospect of makeing out any new Expedition against the 
Enemy, and the daily growing charge to the publick being 
great, It's thought advisable and hereby accordingly Ordered 
that yo' Selves, with other yo'' Commission Officers be and 
are dismist ; And that yo'' Souldiers continue in their several 
posts under the care of their Inferiour Officers with the ad- 
vice and assistance of the cheife Officer of y^ respective 
places whereto they are assigned until further Order. 

Cap"® March' habitation being neef in case there be Occa- 
sion for their Embodying, notice may soon be dispatcht unto 
him that he may return to take command of the whole. 

And each of you are forthwith to make a perfect List of 
y® names of y*^ Souldiers under yo"" several command and the 
places from whence they were drawn, the time of their En- 
trance and discharge of such as you have dismist ; with an 
accompt where they are now posted that remain, and trans- 
mit y® same to y" Gov"" and Council, advising what supplies 
are wanting for their continuance ; 

Accepting yo"" readiness and Endeavo'''* of Service for their 

Ma"®^ and yo"" Country 

Sign'' S. Bradstreet Gov'' 
g Order I. A. Secr^. 

Sent by Cap'"' King himselfe being then in Boston./ 

Letter from W"^ Vaughan ^ Rlch'^ Martyn to the Gover- 
nor and Council. 

Portsm" Sept 26"^ 1691 
Much Hon'^'^ 

Yo" of IS'*" Instant came to hand, by w*^'' we vnderstand 
that all the Comision officers belonging to the two Compa- 
nies now posted in these two Provinces are dismised & are 
just now returning home ; we heare that there is great mer- 
ing among the soldiers in the Garrisons for that both the 


Captains are going away, and many of them we are informed 
will not stay when their Chief Comand^s are gone, & we 
fear it will be soe : Although they say that if Cap' March or 
Cap* King doe stay here they are willing to be under Either 
of their Comands, we are afraid the Enemy will vissit us 
Ere long, & if the souldicrs should now leave the Garrisons 
we shall be as lyable to be a prey to them as ever ; Cap* 
March tels us he is willing to stay longer if yo"" Hon"^^ please 
to order him so to do ; w*='^ wee (w"' humble submission) 
thinke may doe very well : we pray God to guide in these 
& all yo*" other arduous Concerns, Remaining 

Yo'' Hou*'^ humble seru*^ 

W"' Vaughan 
Rich'* Martyn/ 

Letter from John March to the Grovernor and Council. 

Newbury Sep* 27"^ 1691. 
May It please your Hon*"^ 

According to your last ord""^ we dismised our Commission 
Officers, and was harty glad that your Hono'"'^ would be 
pleased to dismis me ; butt y** Soulders being very unwilling 
& likewis the wounded also very desirous of our Staying 
there & also Maj"" Vahn & y*' Rest of the Gentelmen att the 
Esterne parts. So Eairnest in desiring that one of us may 
Still Continve there vutile Such time as your Hon'"* Sees 
Cass to drawe of the Soulders Opon which Reason the 
Jentelmen of the Bank Prevailed with Cap* King to Stay 
tile next ffriday. In which time thay Expect to here (from 
your Hon''* there Earns* desire to me was that I would In- 
forme your Hon""* in what Condistian thay ware like to be in 
with out your Hon"* doe se Cass to plase Some fitting per- 
son to take Care of the Whole, & that your Hon"* would be 


pleased to Recrute the Stores with Cloathing Sutable ffor 
Could weather, Soulders being out of Cloathing thay are 
not ffitt to doe Service. 

not to Truble your Hon®""* with a Long discource & Beging 
your Hon""" Pardon for my Bouldness : I take leve to Sub- 
scribe my Self Your Hon""^ most Humble 

Servant At Command 

John March/ 

Letter from Rev. Geo. Burrougli to the G-overnor and Council. 

Wells: Sept: 28*^ 1591^ ^ 
To y^ hon'"'^ Gouern'" & Councel 

Whereas it hath pleased God (both formerly & now,) to 
let loose y*^ heathen upon us, who haue been a sore scourge 
to us, & still distress us, by holding us off from our im- 
prouements. Keeping us in close Garrison, & dayly lying in 
wait to take any that goe forth wherebj' we are brought 
very low, not all y® Corn raised in y*^ Towne is judged 
enough to keep the Inhabitants themselues one half year, & 
our Stockes both of Cattle & Swine are much diminished ; 

We therefore humbly request your hon'* to continue soul- 
diers among us, and appoint a Commander ouer them ; & 
what number shall l)e judged meet to rcmaine with us for 
the winter, that prouisions Corn & clothing sutable for them 
may be seasonably sent ; also one hogshead of Salt ; all ours 
being spent, who a present suppl}' , in that, what was sent 
before is almost gone, we had a youth of 17 years of age 
last Saturday carryed away, who went (not aboue gunn 
shott,) from Leiut : Storer's Garrison to fetch a little wood 
in his amies, we haue desired our loueing friends. Cap* John 
Littlcfield & Ensigne John Hill, to present this to your 


hon'^ who can giuc a further account of our condition, we 


y : hon""^ most humble ser*^ 

George Burrough. 
Sam" Wheelwright 
Joseph Storer, 
Jona" Hainond 
John Wheelwright. 
John Cloyce. 
Nath : Cloyce. 

Letter from John Alen ^ others to the Grovernor ^ Council. 
To the Honor'' Gouen"" and Counsell : 

May it please yo"" 'Hon"^ : wee that are Souldiers now in 
theire majestys seruis in the town of wells : wee Humbly 
Conceive it is not vuknowm to yo"" Selves that wee have ben 
in y^ seruis a long time : and as farr as wee Can vnd^stand 
are like to Continue longer ; which wee are not Capable to 
doe ; being maney of vs alredy almost naked ; we are willing 
to Serve yo'' Hono''s in what we are Capable of, but with out 
Cloathing we are not fit to Serve nither Contrey : 
if it be yo"" Hono""^ : pleasure to Continue vs longer in this 
place be pleased to Send Cloathing sutcable for the winter 
with out which we Cannot Continue./ further we : Craue 
that yo"" Hono" would please to Remooue Cornelus Creek 
from being a Comand'' ouer vs : we Judge him not Capable 
for any Comand, \ve are not able to bare his Cursing & 
Swareing and tircany ouer vs : a Kingdome Cannot be Es- 
tablished by iniquity ; nither Can we expect a blessing where 
Sin Reins with the allowance of it thus Craning yo'' Hono*^ 


pardon : we subscribe o'' selues yo"" honor most Humble 
Seruants : 

this 28 Sep* 1691 

John alen 
Samvel Norcros 
John geral 
Peter hinksman 
John Ashcraft 
Thomas Willson 

Thomas hasten 
Will Shaltock 
Frances Carol 
Joseph Hindrick 
Bennony More 
Jonathan Molton/ 

[Superscribed] To the Honor'' Goueri^'' 
and Councell in Boston In New 

Letter from Henry Dow to Major Pike. 

Majer Pike Sir we haue Receiued intilligence ffrom San- 
dibeach that since twelve a clock this day the luemy haue 
kild or carried away sixteen persons of which ould goodman 
Brackitts And goodman Rands family haue the greatistblow, 
and the messengers that brought the news two of them Re- 
turning Home about the time the Moon did Rise this night 
att a place called Raggie Neck about halfe a mile this side 
Sandy beach garrison thay doe afeirme to me they See as 
thay adjudged about ffortie Endiens coming towards Hamp- 
ton with ffive or sixe Cannoes on their Heads which cased 
them to Come to Hampton againe and brought us word of 
it which we thought conueniant to Signifie to your worship 
least thay should come along with their Cannoes in the night 


and doe dama2;e to Houses nere the sea. we are in a sad 
condition the inemy so violent the Lord give us all wisdom 
to teach us what we ought to doe so with my Jlespect pre- 
sented to you 

I Remaine your loving ffrind & servent 

Hampton 29 or 30 September 1691. Henry Dow 

[superscribed] Thes ffor the Worshipffull 

Majer Pike Hast post Hast. 

Gentlemen I am extream Sick and it is now about 11 at 
night that this came to my hand w"' the confermasion of Six 
kild at Newechewanick the day before I am your Hubl ser* 

Robt Pike 

[Superscribed by Major Pike] if Capt 
March be not at home carry it to the 
court yourself or by a safe hand 
Dat. 29. 7, 1691 

P Robt Pike 

Carry this Immediatly to Capt Mosely 
who is alik required to hasten it to y® 
Mag** at Ipsw'^'' cort. 

Sept 29, 91 late in y'' night neere to break of day this 
came to hand w" I was a sleep at my lodging at Ipswich be- 
ing there on Court service: & y"" f : send it forward toy® 
Governour &c. 

Yours N : Saltonstall 
[Again superscribed] To y'^ Honorable y° 

Governor & Councill In Boston Haste 

post hast./ 


Letter from W^ Vaughan to the Grovernor ^ Council. 

Portsm" y<^ 30"^ Septeml/ 1691. 
Ma}^ it please yo'" Hono''^ 

Yesterday about noon y'^ Enemy Appeared within the 
Limets of o"^ Towne about 4 or 5 Miles from Straberry Banke 
By the Sea Side, & Destroyed Sundry of o"" Inhabitance w'^^ 
Omitted to give yo' Hono''* An Aceo* till had full Informa- 
tion of y'^ Matter, And in ord"" thereto Sent away this morn- 
ino; w* men wee Could raise in o"" Towne vnd"" Comand of 
Cap° Pickerin (who was also there met, by a Comp'' from 
Hampton And vpon his returne, Saieth that they found y^ 
Dead Bodies of Ten persons — And did suppose by w* they 
found in the Ashes that three were burn* in the House, And 
seuen oth'" wanting, in all Twenty Lost, of w'=^ but two men, 
& they verry aged y*" rest women & Children : By two men 
comeing last night from Hampton wee are Informed that 
about 8 a clock at night they saw y'^ Enemy earring five 
Cannoes vpon the Sea Shore in ord'" to their returne, Sup- 
posing they came from y^ Eastward by water, And o' men 
this day discouered their track vpon y^ Land as also the 
track of two woman & one Child w'='' its thought they car- 
ried Captive w"' others yet wanting whose Dead Bodies can- 
not be found this Mischiefe was don about halfe a Mile dis- 
tant from a Garrison house, but they made noe Attacq vpon 
y* the day before being Monday — the Enemie Killed four 
men & a woman at Nechewonick w^'^in sight of the vpper 
Garrison there, but neither there nor here can we vnd'stand 
y* aboue 20 : or 30 : of y' Enemie appeai-ed we are in a verry 
deplorable Condition w'^" hope yo"" Hono"^ will Consider of & 
doe therein w* may be thought most necessary for y^ better 
defence of y" Countrey — I am = 

much Hono'"'''^ 

Yo'" most humble 

//W" Vaughan/ 


Letter from Rieh'^ Buckley Comiii^ to Isaac Addington 

"To Isaac Addington Sec^" 

Portsmouth Octob-- y'' 17'" 1G91. 

I Cannot understand of any Cloathing to come for the 
Soldiers without which I Conclude it Impossible for y*^ most 
of them to subsist, therefore I expect e're long to be call'd 
home, these are therefore to advise that ye there Remaineth 
in the Store upwards of twelve Hogs''* of Bread & upwards 
of twelve Bar'''* of Pork and I belieue about sixteen or 
seauenteen bush"^ of Indian Corn, a bar" & two thirds of 
Powder & some shott fflints. it being pretty Considerable I 
humbly Request I may before I be commanded home haue 
from y* Honr^ Councell perticuler Instructions how to dis- 
pose of it y® Soldiers as yet as far as I can perceiue continue 
in reasonable good order but I fear they will no longer than 
till they shall understand there are no supply's comeing I 
Remain S"" your most humble 

Seruaut Rich'' Buckley Comm'/ 

Ulch'^ Buckley Comm'^ to Isaac Addington Secretary. 
Portsmouth October y"^ 26'" 1691 
Honor" S' 

I Re*^'' your commands y^ 22'' towoords night & in obedi- 
ence thereto I did immediately Apply myselfe to all possible 
dispatch : I had at that time many acco'' to Post, all to tran- 
scribe & Compare and haue finished them with all y^ dili- 
gence I could, and sent them jj this bearer m"" Samuel Shep- 
herd. I wrote to you Sr g m' Jn° Cotton y® 17"' Instant 
which I doubt not is Re''' wherein I gaue acco' y' there was 
then Remaining in the Store more than 12 hog''' of Bread & 


as many Bar"* of Pork with about 16 bush"* of Indian a 
bar" & i of powder some shott & fflints, & there is also 
some sugar & tobacco and about 20 pr of hose, & as then I 
humbly Request I may before I be sent for home, have the 
Honr*^ Councels orders how to dispose of it so as I may be 
Clear in my acco"% S'' I have some small business of my 
own & Crave I may haue 2 or 3 days notice before my 
Return. I hope S'' it may not be taken Amiss to aduise that 
y^ Soldiers not yet dismis't from y*^ date hereof may Run 
farther into my books and My acco*' not mention it p this 
bearer I do therefore before any after this date be paid desire 
their debentures may be delay'd and I would if I might be 
so bold to Craue S"" so soon as your pleasure is, an answer 
of these letters. 

I remain S'' your most obedient Seruant 

Rich*^ Buckley Comy 

S'' paper is scarce. 
[Superscribed] These ffor Isaac 

Addington Esq-" Sec^^ &c. 
with a paper of In 

accounts g m' 

Sam" Shepherd/ Boston/ 

" Letter to Plymouth^ R. Is. ^ Connecticut as to aid for 
repelling attacks of the enemy.'" 

Boston Oct° 30"' 1691.— 
Hon""' S" 

You cannot be altogether unsensible of the growing Dis- 
tresses of the Country by the long continuance of the AVarr 
the sad effects whereof have hitherto principall}^ fallen upon 
our fellow Subjects in the Eastern parts and on this Colony ; 
yo'selves providentially more remote from the p"' Seat 


thereof, the vast charge drawne thereby upon this People in 
the constant assistances afforded unto the Provinces of Maine 
and N. Hampshire, and the Severall Expeditions formed ag*^ 
the Comon Enemy, with what is daily called for to the 
Gaurding of the ffrontiers and Seaports renders the same 
very insupportable. It having pleased God to frowne upon 
Endeavours used to give check unto the Enemies Insolence, 
who are flusht with Success ; And as we are credibly in- 
formed by Intelligence lately received from Johns River are 
combined in fformiug of a body to make fresh Attacks, and 
the Indians in small partys in a sculking way are breaking 
in upon out Plantacons ; so that it's of Necessity to raise a 
considerable fforce,by Gods blessing to repel their Assaults. 
We cannot think but that you look at yo''selves as concerned 
in this Common Cause and that you will willingly contribute 
yo"" Assistance thereto. As you have both formerly and of 
late found a readiness on our parts to giue the like to your 
Selves when Occasion has been for the same. We therefore 
desire you would please speedily to advise and make your 
Kesolves on this matter, and let us understand what Assis- 
ance of men and provisions we may expect from you for the 
Gene" support of their Majesties interests and the Common 
safety. Provisions being more plentifuU with you than in 
this Colony, and the provinces of Maine and Hampshire 
having this dependance on this place for Supplies ; not onely 
for the maintenance of the Souldiers posted there, but also 
for the releif of the Inhabitants who must else unavoidably 
draw off. Thus Comending the whole Concerns of this dis- 
tressed Land to the Care and good Providence of him who 
is the Lord of Hosts ; with the tenders of our respects We 

Yo' ffriends and Neighl/y 


Pro'posah hy the Committee of Militia of Salem. 

Its Humbly proposed by y^ Comitte of Militia of Salem 

Octob"- 31, 1691. 

That Considering y^ 111 Circumstances y* wee are under 
y® Expectation wee may Justly haue of y*^ ffrench & Indian 
Enemies coming downe vpon Our (frontiers Especially 
Straw berry Banke y* likelihood y' Our Enimies will driue 
in Our frontiers vpon vs Naked & Seize thier prouisions & 
Estates by which they will be inabled to proceed further 
vpon us &c : & the little Incouragement that Our Souldiers 
haue had & may haue for time to come to Serue vs against 
y® Common Enemie — 

That their being 7 Regiments in this CoUony (besides Our 
Westerne Regiment) that there be 50 able good men de- 
tached Out of Each Regiment Equaly proportioned On y® 
Townes where Said Regiment belongs & y' y^ respectiue 
Townes for y* Encouragement of y® Souldiers detached doe 
prouide good and Sufficient armes & Engage to pay y'" wages 
in mony or other good pay to Content — 

y*- the Gouerment doe take care to prouide Stores of pro- 
uision & amunition in Conuenient places at y* publique 
Charge — 

That y* Gentlemen of Pascataqua & Plymoth Collony be 
treated withall & pswaded to beare thier Shares thereof — 

That Good Able Hardy Officers be appointed to manage 
this affaire & these together with all y^ forces of Hampshire 
& Main & Salsbury Newbury & places adjacent be at y^ 
order direcon & absolute Comand of Some One Sutable gson 
Impowered Sufficiently for that end for Managing y® Warr 
as well for finding Out y*" Enemie & destroj'ing y™ as for y® 
Vide defence of those Townes — 

Mr Mathers rpj^.^^ ^^^ humblc Adrcss be Sent to y Maj''«^ 

letter to 111' "^ •' 

Adam winthrop praying an Eaily Settlement according to y^ 
Kings Royall word : 


That y"" be Endeauors by Our friends in England to haue 
Inspecons of y^ french Kings Measures relating to These 
parts & in case any Ships of warr be fitted to attempt These 
parts : that a proportionable Strength be asked of Our King 
to be Sent for y^ preseruacon of this Territorie from de- 

y' a line be Set for y® friend Indians on pain of death to 
be found without it — 

y^ due care be taken about all y® french amongst vs in 
perticular y* Captiues y' are inconueniently and dangerously 
Scattered amongst vs. 

y' Care be taken y* y^ Countrey be not too much of pro- 
uision by forreigu Transportation./ 

Letter from W^ Vaughan to G-ov. Bradstreet 

Portsm" 17*'' Nouemb"" 1691 
Much Hon^'' 

The bearer Cap" March comes to give yo'' Hono" Account 
of the Condition of the Soldiers in these parts, and the Nec- 
esar}'- Occasion of present Supplyes, Ensigne Hill that Com- 
mands those at Wells^came here With m'' Wheelwright, and 
Saith they haue allrealy Killed So many Cattle for the Soul- 
dires, that they haue hardly left where with to Sustain their 
one family's this winter & that many famylyes haue hardly 
bread to eat, Soe that without present help they are unable 
to stand ; the Soikliers In all Parts haue allsoe, Soe great 
awant of clothing that they are untitt for any Service, I hope 
your Houers are forwarding a Dispatch of men and Necesa- 
ries for the Defence of the Country this winter, Soe as to 
giue the Enemy a repulse whereever thay Shall make an 


Attack vpon us, otherwise wee shall be in a Miserable Con- 
dition, I am 

Your Hon" Humble Seru" 

//W" Vaughan/ 

*' Order to several Majors as to collection of provisions, 
^c, for Soldiers.'''' 

These serve to give cover to the Treasurers Orders to the 
Constables of the respective Towns within yo"" Regiment 
which I am Ordered to inclose and direct unto yo"" self, and 
to desire you to forward them unto the Committee of Militia 
in the Severall Towns to shew forth to the Constables, and 
to urge them unto a speedy complyance therewith, in the 
gathering and paying in unto some Suitable person to be 
appointed by the s*^ Committee in each Towne, a Supply of 
Provisions and Cloathing for the Support of the Souldiers 
that are and shall be improved in their Maj""^ Service, or 
that which shall purchase the same, to the Sum mentioned 
in s** Order, that so direction may be given for the distribu- 
tion thereof accordingly ; The Country cannot be unsensible 
that there is not otherwise in the Treasury to provide the 
same, and without which it will be impracticable to do what 
is of absolute Necessity for the defence of their Majesties 
Interests, and Subjects against the Cogamon Enemy ffrench 
and Indians. 

Yo' Countenance and encouragemnt in this matter may be 
very Serviceable, and is no way doubted of. 

Boston Nov"' 1691 g Concilium/ 

" Letter from Q-ov^ Eaton of It. Is.''"' 

Honered Neighbors 

Yours of the 30*'' ocf we Receved and haue perused : of 
the which we are truly senseble and it hath impretion upon 
our spirits considering the distress & Afflictions that hath 


been & are upon this Country and doe Really smppoothise 
with the AtBcted also that hath not been to our selues or at 
our own doors : and wee doe beleiue you hauo been willing 
& at Charge to Assist us : and we are thankfull to you 
therfore : and so we are willing & know it is our dewty to 
be willing & outt our pro})ortionall Charge for their Majes- 
tys Interest in deffence of all English men : l)ut we haue 
hinderances from doeing as wee would : it is thus with us : 
We Cannot Rais mony by tax: but as it is Aparent : & 
thretned that it will not be : but by blud shed : we haue A. 
Rate to pay y'' charge we haue been at all Redy : & are not 
otherwise Able to gitt it : ol though tor their Majestys in- 
terest & our own Saffty ; & so for y'' most part lyeth yett 
unpaid : : olthough but few Amongst us of the ftaction for 
y*^ papist or french form of Gouerment or of thos that are 
for him that was King James : but w^ho are in disguis : or 
who couertly would haue it so : under the name of King 

but we are sattisfied that ther is noe Caus for Any espe- 
tially for Any in Magestrasy in this Contry to be in Any 
maner Slack to propegatt the Caus that King William is 

Although we think that som people Are Afraid to doe 
Justly for fear or doubting that y'' french party might pre- 
uaile & that then it might be wors for them for so doeing. 

So for A man to keepe his mony blindeth him to make 
Any Exscus therfore : And it was so that Cap* Gilbert who 
you sent heither did say that the best farme upon block 
Island should haue been his : for if it had been taken by y* 
Enimy he doubted not but to haue Retaken it Againe : & thay 
said his staying so long was ther fore : but we are sattisfied 
that not Any blame did so belong to you : thay say that 
Connedy exspeditiou was only propagatted for som pvrtic- 
ullor interest & not for their Majestys & as defence at hom 
was negletted : and that from Amongst you : y® french & 

Doc. Vol. v. 20 


indions are shuerly suplyed w*" A monition : & gained Ex- 
sesiuely by trading w**^ y*^' indians : and thay say that y^ In- 
dians had some Just cans of offence that Corn was promest 
them for harm thay Receued by Sawmils soylling their 
fishing this could not be Cald truth: And "that many })re- 
tend purchas of great tracts of Land & not as they had 
Athority from Any under y*^ King to purchas as it was not 
for A township — and that y® indians toke notis that A 
soruoy was taken of All y^ Contry on this side y'^ lake : and 
that when their Kings would sell no more land : that then 
y^ English would caus other Kings that would so doe or 
would say it was all theirs AlRedy : and that what Euer 
Any indian did it was but as for A Raccoon to put his paw 
to it : & many other griuences that y** indians haue taken 
notis of. 

Although we doe not Esteem our capasitys as large as 
yours or that it should ouer Reach yours : but as we know 
somtims wise men may Receive benitit by her^' fools : our 
Aduis is that as King William hath done to y*^ trench that 
so you would give forth Just terms how y" indians might 
haue peace : And how wee & trench in this Contry might 
not vvarr Against on Another or Asolt on Another in Each 
others limits untill the higher power would not Exscus us 
from so doing : for what we can for or Against y"^ proseed- 
ing in Urop : but if that so doing will not preuaill for peace 
that then A general 1 Contrebution be gathered through out 
y*^ CoUonys & that thes in magastracy or Any as thay haue 
power in Each County may proportion y^' tax : & if Any 
will pay more that to be taken notis of: & all that will not 
so pay : to be now only so taken notis of for it is in uain 
now to be Against Enimys Abroad as we make Enimys at 
home : but for you to make Apeer that y'' Enimy may 

haue noe suply from Amongst you & then for their majes- 
tys interest & all our Countryraens Releeff some should be 
imployed as well in defensiue warr & all at home for them 


to be sopplyed : And all particular interests to be laid 
Aside: we herd that y*^ Gouernor of York sent mesengers 
in to plimoth Collony : (that by Athority ther) thos that 
had Adresed to him should not be molested concerning or 
About y" warr or if thay ware he would subject y*' moles- 
tors or y*" like. So with our desirs to the highest : Euen 
to him who Rules ouer y^ Kingdoms of men & alters & 
changeth them as pleaseth him) that he may keepe both 3()u 
& us as we may doe & liue only to his Glory & do our 
dewty to all English men, So y*" Lord will be our stay in 
time of aduersity/ 

We Remain your friends in 

the behalf of as many of 

y® Councell as then present 

as knowing it is y*^ mind of 

us all 
Newport Rhoad Island 

the 19'" of y^ 9'"" nouembe^ 

John Easton G" 

Reed Novemb-- 26. 1691. 

Letter from Tho^ Hinckley, Gov^ to Gov. Bradstreef. 

Barnestable Novb. 13, 1691 
Hona'^"''^ Sir 

Your Hon-^^ L'' of 30*" of Octbr last in y« name of the 
Councill I received and CoiTmnicated to such of y^ Councill 
here as I could conveniently obteyn to advise w*" & some 
other of our principall men : who notwthstanding our de- 
sire to sympathize w'" you in those growing distresses y" 
good pleasure of God sees meet to exercise you vnder, and 
to affoord you y® best assistance we can. Yet such is the 


distressed conditio Gods holy and righteous hand hath left 
this Colony in, for want of some expresse fro their Ma"^^ of 
their owning vs in our p^sent station till theire further pleas- 
ure : that sev'^all of our Towns at least considerable num- 
bers of their inhabitants do renounce and disclaym any author- 
ity that we haue here — & forceably refuse to pay y"^ Rates 
made for y® payment of y*" souldiers heretofore sent forth 
(on your motion) for the defence of their Ma^^*"^ interest & 
y^ Coiiion safety of their Subjects and are now also further 
animated to cast off y*^ yoke of Gov''ment, not only by what 
they received fro Gov''nor Sloughter, but also by a L"" lately 
to them from the p'^sent Gov^^nor of N : York, (as is credi- 
bly informed) directing them to pay no Rates till their Ma"**^ 
pleasure be known, w'^'^ begins to spread also into some 
other of our towns and takes w"' some male contented 
theirin. So that things being at p^'sent so out of course & 
in confusion we are not in any capacity to exert any power 
to send men or provissions as you expect and their Ma"®* 
interest & their Subjects call for, till their Ma"®' pleasure be 
known, to strengthen our hands and allay those pverse 
mutinous spirits, and therefore in vayn to call a Gen'^all 
Court to advise [about] that affayre : But must in y® 
way of humbling our selves vnder his mighty hand Comitt 
owr all to him, who will judge his people & repent himself 
concerning his servants when he sees their power is gon, 
and will take his own time to avenge the blood of his ser- 
vants & render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be 
n)ercifull to his land and to his people according to his gra- 
cious promise in hope whereof, w"' all due respects p'"sented 
I rest 

Your Hono" 
in all humble & ready Service to my power 
Tho* Hinckley 
Rec'i Novemb'" 25^ 1691./ 


^^ Letter from Sed^^ Ally^i of Con*' concerning illness of 

magistrates, — & coiitribution for families of 

Soldiers at Easl^ " 

Hartford Decemb-- 3'^ 1691. 

Your letter of Octob'- 30''> 1691, I receiued & posted it 
to our Governo"^ whoe called a court to meet at Hartford 
November 19*'' last past, but by Reason of the Sickness 
that some of our Magistrates were at that time visited with ; 
there did not meet a number sufficient to keep a Generall 
court, & so were not capacited to Answer the contents of 
your Mono''' Letter, yet the magistrates & deputies then met 
did aduise the Governo'" to order that there be a free & vol- 
unteery contribution made throughout this colony for the 
releife of the garrisoned souldiers Imployed against the 
comon enemie in the eastern partes & the poore famelyes 
yet remayning there or forced away from their habitations 
in distresse & want, which contribution will speedily be 
put in practice, & your Hono"" may w"' in a shorte time If 
oppertunety presents haue an acco* of what shall be gatherd. 

we haue no News here to present you w"' but shall be 
glad to hear from your parts what is communicable. & coms 
to your hands, o'" Gent" simpathize with you in the many 
sorowes & troubles that you at p'sent labour under by the 
comon enemie & disturbenccs in your partes, the Good Lord 
in his own way & Time grant a Good Issue & saue & bless 
his poore people which w'"' humble seruice to your hono' & 
the Gent" of your Councill, is all at p'^sent from your 
Humble seruant 

This is by desire of o"" Gov"" 

John : Allyn 

^gd xbr iph 1691. 


*^ Letter from F. Hooke & JSF. Fryer about attack on York, 
Jan. 25, 1691." 

Piscataqua the 25, 169i 
Hon''^* Gentlemen 

May it please yo'' hon'" thes are to giue yo" an account 
that this day the towne of Yorke is besett with the enemy 
many we know iskild, and are still tyring, it is to be feared 
the whole towne will be destroyed and what more the Lord 
knowes ; but our sircumstauces ar such, as we caniit thinke 
to stand long without God moue yo'' hon" hearts to send 
speedy releife & what euer yo" doe hasten withall expedi- 
tion or both our prouinces will be gone Capt Flood is gon 
with his Company for York ; fiffteen from the great Island 
& som from the poynt but we feare all will be to Little 
purpos if God in mercy doe not deuert them. Som wants 
that we cannot think of, this is only in geuerall the pertick- 
ulars at present we cannot say only leau all to yo' hon" 
seiious consideration & in great hast remayne Yo"" hon''* 

humble serua^^ 

we expect euery Francis Hooke 

moment the enemy Nath tfryer 

to be alsoe upon us 

ther is serten Neus com of 137 pasons keld And cared 
Away M"" Domer is found dead And his wife carrd Away 
I cannot understand that ther was Aoue one honerd 

Dr. Bradstreefs Letter, &c. 

Portsm° January y"^ 26 : 169i 
To the Hon'"'*' the Gouern"" and Councill of y^ Massatuset 
Collony in N. P]ngland. 
May it please your honours I make bold with All humble 
suI)mission to acfjuaiut yo"" Honours that I am Altogather 


out of Medicens for gunn shott wounds as for y^ first Inten- 
tions — and as wee haue had verry lamentable Incursions 
soe lately at York and killing and wounding & Carrying 
away, as your Hon""* haue already heard wee humbly hope, 
and how suddainly we may haue y*" like God only knows 
— w'^'' in his Mercie preuent. and should I be Commanded to 
march out with an armie speedely such things must be 
procured but Cannot be had here, and for those few medi- 
cens y^ were last sent Some of them might be prop' for y^ 
last Intentions but not for ye first, I haue made bold to In- 
timate vnderneath what medisens may be proper 

humbly subscribe that I am Yo"" Hon""' most Ready and 
humbly denoted Seru* 

Humphry Bradstreet 

Electuarium leuitivum 2£ 

Pilula Rudij i£ 

Olium catellorium 2£ 

Olium hypericonis Cum guuiis 3£ 

Olium hyperici Simp. 2£ 

Olium Terebinthani 2£ 

Olium Succini 13 

Vnguent de minio Suce rubrum camphra l£ 

Vng album 1£ Vng Nicotiona 1£ 

Vng Dialthea 1£ 

Vng Diapumphologus 1£ 

Vng : populeon 1£ 

Vn ! anodinum 1£ 

yng : Egiptiacum 1£ 

fflos Vnguentorum 1£ 

Emplas? Sticticum 1£ 

Empla — Diapallma 1£ 

Emp* diachylon Cum gum 1£ 

Emp"* Diacalcitheos 1£ 

Sperrit of wine 1£ 

Gum Galbanum 43 


gum Elemni 53 

Gum olibanum 43 

GuQi. Vphorbium 33 

Hordium galicum 6£ 

Petition of the Inhabitants of the Isles of SJioles. 


The honourable Gouernour and Counsel! of the 
Massathusets Collony Sitting in Boston 
The humble petition of the Inhabitants of 
Isles of Sholes 
Much hon'"'^ & worthy Gentlemen. 

The prouidence of almighty god (whose judgements are 
past finding out) hauing to our great horror and amazement, 
lately caused [us to be] eye-witnesses, of the sad destruc- 
tion and ouerthrow of our n [neighbors of] the Towne of 
Yorke, by the common enemies (partly occasioned [by want 
of] Security the common fore runner of desolation) ac- 
count our selues to [haue been] thereby sufficiently warned 
and therefore also obliged in point of discretion to arme 
ourselues accordingly. Especially being deeply sensible how 
we lye exposed as (marks or Butts for our Enemies) round 
about both from Sea & land to shoot theire meleuolent 
arrows against as also if there should be an Attacke either 
by the Indians or French how uncapal^le we are (our men 
being almost all att Sea euery day & somtimes a whole 
weeke together) to make any resistance against them, but 
must of necessity without a Speedy releife &, assistance be 
forced to quitt and totally forsake the place which will not 
only be destructiue to us, but a great disaduantage, (as we 
conceiuc) to the publick Interest, inasmucii as the Islands 
will be left as Receptacles and lurking places for our ene- 
mies. And therefore hope that th8 we are ])ut small branches 


sprung into this remote part upon the sea yet we shall not 
want your countenance and kindness as y" matter may 

And to that end we beseach and intreat your honours 
that we may not be left to the fauour of our enemies (whose 
mercies are cruelty) nor to that confusion of Gouernement 
under which these Islands haue so long groaned, but you 
will please to send us a man of strict & good conduct with 
a comission for a captaine that may joyne with the heads of 
this place to bare Rule and keep ordour amongst us for want 
whereof we are so much debilitated by the desolating dis- 
temper Diuision. as also with the said Captaine & under his 
command we desire Fourty sufficient souldiers fitt for Ser- 
uice, whose charge both for meat drinke and wages we will 
att our own cost freely disburst and discharge, according to 
Souldiers allowance : please also to send with y® captaine 
such ordours & liberties as your honours shall think most 
proper and conduceing to the general! wellfare of his maj- 
esties subjects in this place. 

That the great God of heauen will please to blesse your 
honours with assistance to uanquish & ouercome our insult- 
ing Enemies & be y'' Instrum*^ of peace & settlement 
amongst us, is & shall be the hearty prayers of your most 
humble s^'ants and petitioners, in y^ name & att y" desire 
of y^ rest &c. Roge Kelly 

Isles of Sholes John fiabes 

Jan. 26. 1692. James Blagdon 

Richard Wellcom 

the marke of T fi Dy ) Rich : Ambros 

the marke of My' W"" Lakeman 

thomas dimond 


Letter from Cap* John Floyd to the Governor and 


Janua'-y 27, 1691 
To the Hon''* Gouernour & Councill 

These informe your Honors of my welfare w' my Com- 
panies although our neighbours haue been exposed to great 
outrages of the heathen : w° news in part we trust you haue 
already heard : The 25 of this instant I hauelng information 
that York was destroyed made the greatest hast that I 
could w' my Company for their releife if there ware any left 
w*^ I did hardly expect : when we came we found Cap* 
Alcocks & Leiv* Prebles Garisons both standing the great- 
est part of the whole town was burnd & robd & the 
Heathen had Killd & Caried Captive 140=48 of which are 
killd & 3 or 4 wounded & the rest Caried away : M"" Dum 
that man of God who hath stood in the gap to defend us by 
his prayers is barbarously murthered stript naked Cut & 
mangled by these sons of Beliall, his wife & family Carried 
Captive so that there is not only a tamine of bread among 
them by reason of the indians Carriing away so much of 
their provision but also a famine of hearing the word of 
God : Their Case is dolefull & miserable & calls for great 
compassion : If the place so much of it as is left be kept it 
nmst be by a speedy supply of men & provision I haue 
Caused all the inhabitants to be in three garisons 2 at Yorke 
& the other at Scotland I haue left 12 men there ; w° is more 
then they can provide for one week : for there is a hundred 
souls in Cap* Alcok' house that haue their whole depcndance 
upon him for bread & likewise at Leiv' Prebles for the 
houses are all burnd & refled except half a duzen or ther- 
about they haue carried away 2 o 3 C" of i)()wd'' by information 
& haue Carried away all the Leads from the windows as well 
as puter & other lead for their supply of shot ; A captive 
boy that run away from them that night giues information 
that there was about a hundred of Indians & no french, 
there is about seventeen or eighteen houses burned : It is 


thought they will be at Amaros Coggin speedily & if men 
could be sent away they might happily giue them a great 
blow but they must haue rackets for the snow is very deep. 

I haue sent you here inclosed Theodore Adkinsons Let- 
ter & there treaty w* the flag of truce. 

The Country store of provision is spent w* us at Stra- 
bary bank we haue livd on the inhabitants a fortnight or 
3 weeks some of whome haue not sufficient for their wifes 
& children & many of my men are destitute of shoos & 
almost naked for want of clothing. 

I would intreat a speedy supply or I must be necessi- 
tated to send them home. 

ffarther I would intreat the favor of your Hon''^ that I 
may haue Liberty to come down to settle mine affaires at 
home I came away in such hast I could not leaue things as 
I would haue done & also to Confer w* your Hon"" what may 
be most advantagious for the Estern parts : Not else but 
your prayers for Me & mine 

I Remaine 

Yours to Comand 
Cap* Allcock being at work at Cape nuttick & young m"" 
wheelright & his wife making there escape toward Wells 
informed him the town was beset & they went to Wells to- 
gether & he returned again the same night 

Yours as aI)oue 

John ftloyd Capt 
The Indians Incampd that night they went away at Cape 
Nuttick pond about 5 miles from the town of Y^orke. & left 
30 of their cheifest men for their rearguard that night : the 
snow being so deep we Could not follow them. 
The Hour'' Governour 
& Councill Resident 
In Boston Q D. G 
Post Hast for the 
Countries Service. 


Letter from Rev. George Burrough & others. 

To y** hou'''* : Gouern"' : & Councel at Boston 
Jan : 27"" 169i )> 
We doubt not but your hon'' : (before now) have receiu'd 
y® Sorrowfull tideings of y*" death & captiuity of aboue an 
hundred persons at Yorke, of y*" burning of houses, y^ kill- 
ing and wounding of Cattle, Sheep & horses (Jan : 25"' : by 
y° Indians, in number one hundred, or (supposed to be) y"" 
about, both by those of y"^ Towne who saw y™, & by a Cap- 
tive youth who made his escape from y"', as y® beholding of 
y^ Pillours of Smoke, y*^ rageing of y*^ niercyless flames, y*^ 
insultations of y^ heathen enemy, shooting, hacking, (not 
haueing regard to y® earnest supplication of men, women, 
or Children, with sharpe cryes & bitter teares in most hum- 
ble manner,) & dragging away others, (& none to help). is 
most affecting 3'*^ heart ; (as w" David & y*^ People y' were 
with him beheld Zeklag in ashes, & their VViues & Children 
carryed Captiues, lift up their uoice & wept, untill they had 
no more power to weep. & saith Jeremiah, mine eye affect- 
eth mine heart, because of all y*^ daughters of my City.) 
so y^ hearing y'' of hath questionless its impression. God 
is still manifesting his displeasure against this Land, he 
who formerly hath set to his hand to help us, doth euen 
write bitter things against us. y*^ course of God's most sweet 
& rich promises, & gracious prouidences may justly be in- 
terrupted by y® sins of his People. We desire humbly (in 
y* first place) to make our address to God (y* God of all 
grace & mercy,) & nextly, to your honours who cannot but 
be sensible of y*^ low condition, & eminent danger we are 
in. we y'^fore humbly intreat your honours to consider us, & 
take some speedy course for our standing, yt y"" may be not 
only a sufficient strength to keep Garrison, & defend y^ 
Towne, but also to issue out upon, t^ pursue y^ enemy, to 
their discouragement, if not destruction, y' y"* may be also 
a full supply, for haueing spent so long upon our own pro- 


uision we are brought uery short, if some such course be 
not taken we must of necessity draw off; & if it must come 
to that, we entreat your honours assistance. This day two 
Indians came into Wells with a flaog of truce, & said ; if y^ 
English will come to Saccadchoc (in a fortnights time, 
three weeks y*^ out side,) they may redeem their Captiues. 

y'' Lord sit in counsel with your honours ; y'' Lord set 
his eyes upon us for good, & build us, & not pull us downe, 
& plant us, & not pluck us up ; are y* hearty prayers of 

Y"" : hon"'^ : most humble Ser'* 
Wells ; Jan : 27*'^ George Burrough. 

169^. y John Littlefield 

Jona" Hammond 
Joseph Storer 
John Hill 

We haue desired y* Worshipfull Sam" Wheel- 
wright, & nV ffrancis Littlefield to discourse 
your honours. 

Francis Hooke to the Governor & Council. 

Kittery 28"^of Jan-" 169i 
May it pleas yo"" Hon""' 

I take it for granted that yo"" hon''% before this time haue 
had a pertickular account from Maior Vaughen & Cap* flood 
of the dreadfull spoyle that the enemy hau don att Yorke, 
therefore need not pertickularis what hath hapened, but in 
generall ther is 137 men wemen and children kild and 
caryed away Captiue ; about 100 of them captiuated &, are 
gone eastward, but expect euery moment the retourne of 
some of those enemys that were at Yorke or at least the 
french & Lidiens from the east who desighned to com 
amongst us the last fiill which I take for granted are not 
yet com therefore we may dayly expect them ; & such ar 


all our peopls feares in this poore distresed prouince, as 
that they ar all upon the w'^inge if God in mercy doe not 
touch yo"" hearts with a sens of our deplorable condition to 
send present releiff neuer more need then now now pres- 
ently or els we are a gon people if the enemy destroys us 
not the people will be all gon & leau what they hauc left 
which is uery little indeed not worth they stay soe as to run 
the hasard of theire liues, the good Lord sturr up yo'' hearts 
to doe somethinge for us imeadiatly : amongst the rest of 
the slayne was that holy & good man y*^ reuerend M"^ 
Duiiier, which I supose yo" liaue an account of, but I men- 
tion him the rather ; becaus it dos bespeak Gods dreadful! 
displeasure agaynst us the tirst minister kild in all our warrs 
throuout the contry that I hau herd of, all his familly 
captiuated ; there is now in two garrisons at York aboue 
200 souls and ar all ready to perish for want of releiif & 
how to gett them away we cannot tell at present, I hope y' 
hon"""* will be pleased to consider & send word what is to be 
done, the last night aboue 100 guns heard up in the Con- 
tery but doe not hear where it was but expect euery mo- 
ment if aliue I shall wright more at large to morrow by M"" 
Snell & in the intrim remayn 

Yo"" hon"^" humble seru' 

Francis Hooke 
For the hon'*''^ Syinon 
Broadstreet Esq*^, and 
goucrn'" & his honorable 
Councill of the Masacusets 
Colloney thes 

hast post hast 
For theyre Maiestys 


Letter from Capt. Job Alcock. 

Honored goufernor : and Councell gentellmen youre Sellfes 
being the fathers of thes Comonwellth I Cold dou no les 
then to giue you an a Compt of that whech I haue bin an Eie 
wetnes ton and that does moste atext the hartc and the rem- 
nante that is left are in a perishin Condition if not 
there hus not bin a bouf 7 or 8 of ous that haue borne 
the booden and we haue not had eny theng from the Contry 
that nou it is time to yous all meues that may be to get of 
tho I Kannot se any way thay Kan get of without youre 
oneres Send som fesselles for that end : I intend to stay till 
I here from youre oneres and no longer I shall leue it to 
youre oneres Consederation the Kas being so dangerovs as 
it is and Sobskribe my sellfe your oners serfiinte. 

Job Alcock 

Yorck the 28 of Jen 1691 

''Letter from Ens. J. HilV 

From Wells January y« 28*'^ 169^ 

I haue thought It Nedful to giue your Honers An ac- 
count of What souldjers I Haue here I haue therty Eight 
here and doe Exspect Eight more euery day which neses- 
ity forst me to send whome to Recrut I humbly desier your 
Honers would bee plesed to send Cap* Conuers to this Town 
with more men spedily for wee may Exspect the Enimy 
euery day with Great force. 

I Hemane your Honers humble saruant to Command 

John Hill 



the Hone"^'* Gouerner 

and Council In 


g m' Sam" Whel right 


Letter from Francis Hooke. 

Kitteiy Poynt, Jan'- 28, 1691 
May it pleas yo'' hon''* 

These are to Second what formerly was sent gtickularly 
from Maior Vaughon Cap* Flood and my self som of which 
if not all I dou])t not but is com to yo"" hands, all which 
deraonstrats the deplorable estate of our poore desollat 
province but in gtickular Yorke which haue lost noe less 
then 137 men wemeii & children nere 100 captiuated of 
them besids seuerall of them wounded & not one of them 
like to escape their Hues three or fower of them beinge dead 
all ready : — amongst the slayne that holy man of God the 
reuerend M"- Dumer was one & all his familly captiuated. 

The bearer M"" Snell is willinge to aduenture his life if he 
may haue liberty from yo'' hon''% to goe to redeem his freinds 
and relations theare in the hands of the cruell enemy in or- 
der thearunto he is com to yo" one purpos pray God derect 
for the best 1 shold rejoyce if there might be a way found 
for to incoradge him — the dreadful! spoyle at Yorke haue 
put such feares into the hearts of those few that ar yet re- 
mayninge in this poore distressed prouince that they are all 
fittinge to remove hens nothinge will posibly stay them ; 
exept speedy releif be sent from yo'' hon'' which I begg yo'' 
hor"-^ to hasten if not it will certaynly be to late ; there is 
now two sloops at Wells which I supose will cary from 
thence most of that towne & the rest com away by land 
but this is only a report though I feare it will proue a truth, 
if not preuented by yo*" hon'" & soe it will be with this 
towne ; & for York there is now in two garrisons aboue 100 
soules which are all ready to perish without speedy releife 
I hope the Lord will moue yo"" hearts to take pitty one 
them speedilly : Just now from Wells I haue receiued an 
account that yesterday last cam two Indiens with a flagg of 
truse unto Lft Storrers Garrison theyre buisnes they pre- 
tended was to know whether they woold redeem any cap- 


tius, if they woold they shold send to Sacodehocke where 
they might haue what they pleased, Lft Storer did desyre 
to know of them if they might not redeem som then they 
sayd noe, for the}'^ were all gone as farr as blew-poynt : & 
so departed, I am apt to think for all theire pretence that 
y"" er'' to Wells was in expectation to fynde them secure 
there ; as they had found Yorke : we are all in a dredfull 
posture I nmst i)egg yo'' pardon for present defects & tak 
ieaue & remayn yo'' hon""* hunibl seru' 

Francis Hooke 
Post scrip there is 47 buryed & 90 captiueted. 

^' Instructions f 07' Cap^^ Aldeii and Cap^^ Corivers, 
ffeb^y 5\ 1691 r 

You being appointed to Negotiate the Affayre with the 
Indians for the Redemption of our Captives, the well man- 
agement whereof is of great concernm*. And tho much must 
be refer'd unto yo'' prudent care and good Conduct, yet in 
general the following Instructions are Recommended unto 
yo'" observance. 

First It will be necessary that you Represent unto them 
their baseness, treachery and barbarities practised in carry- 
ing on of this warr, and y* contrary to the methods of 
Christian or Civilized Nations, haveing alwaies declined a 
fair pitch't battle acting like bears and wolves. And uro^e 
upon them their falsehood and breach of promiss made in 
their former Capitulations. 

Let them also understand the Regard which their Ma"*^* 
of England &c. our Sovereigns have for their Territory and 
good Subjects here, and their high Resentm' of y® Spoyles 
and mischiefes that have been perpetrated upon them by y^ 
Indians, and their Instigators and Supporters y" ffrench, 
and that they may Expect their Ma"*^' will sharply revenge 

Doc. Vol. v. 21 


it upon them, And notwithstiinding the advantages they 
have had upon the English partly occasioned thr8 their own 
Security and want of Subjection to order by reason of our 
unsettlement, yet now our King is sending a Governo*^ over 
this Country of N. England with men and Ships of warr, 
two great Ships being already arrived with stores and Sup- 
plies, and they may expect a more vigorous prosecution to 
to be made of y"^ warr, and what the Issue thereof may be 
on their side may be worthy of their consideration, It being 
probable that y^ ffrench will be incapacitated to afford them 
Succours most of y*" Princes in Europe being joyned in a 
confederacy against flfrance. 

Endeavo"" to gain a certain knowledge of y® numl)er and 
names of y*^ Captives which shall be with them at or near y® 
place of Treaty, And if you iind any wanting especially of 
those lately carried from Yorke, Examin that matter 
strictly and urge it upon them that they have offered foule 
play unto them and be not gulled by them in their reserve 
of persons of the best accompt. 

Insinuate unto them that we doubt not by the blessing of 
God to oblige them to deliver our Captives without make- 
ing Terms for them ; But the severity" of the weather are 
such at this time that the fears of their being exposed by 
cold and hunger (consisting mostly of women and Children) 
induceth us out of meer pity and compassion unto them to 
treat in this way for their Redemption, not that we intend 
the practice thereof for the future. 

You are to Insist upon the delivery of all the Captives 
both formerly and lately fain into their hands especially all 
those lately carried from Yorke, and do not easily depart 
from that demand, urgeing upon them their promiss that they 
shcmld all be there to be ransomed ; But if finally you can- 
not obtain the whole, then agree for all that shall be at the 
place on the P^asyest Terms you can, And ol)lige them by 
writing under their hands with further Security of hostages, 


or else to return all the Rest at an appointed time and 
place for a certain Sum. 

Contribution recommended for the redemption of people in 
the hands of barbarous and merciless Enemies. 

By the Governour and Council 
of their Ma"<^^ Colony of the 
Massachusetts Bay./. 
It haveing pleased the holy and Righteous God in his Sov- 
ereign pleasure at several times to suffer many of their Ma"''* 
Liege People to fall into the hands of barbarous and merci- 
less Enemies, and to be led away captive by them out of their 
own Land, whose miseries and Sufferings bespeake pity and 
Succour. It's therefore Recomended unto the several Min- 
isters throughout this Colony in their respective congrega- 
tions to Excite their people to put on bowells of Compassion 
and Christian Charity towards their Bretheren and neigh- 
bours who are in such distress in the Enemies hands, and to 
contribute towards their Redemption ; what shall be so col- 
lected, to be paid in to Samuel Sewall Esq"" and Captain 
Jeremiah Dumerby them to be imployed tor the Ends afores** 
Boston, ffel/y. pr'' 

= Js'' Addington Secry./. 

"Ca^'»« Hatche' Instructions ffeb^'y 10*^ 169 1^ 
Cap* Nath" Hatch 

You are to take the first Opportunity of wind 
and weather and saile with the Slooj) Mary 
whereof you are Commander unto Sagadahock, 
taking under yo'' convoy the Sloop of which 
Nathanael Jewell is Master ; and in yo' way 


to Sagaclahock you are to call at Piscataqua 
and take in Cap' James Convers who is appointed 
with others to negotiate the Affaire of treating 
with the Indians for the Redemption of the 
Captives in their hands ; when you come at Sag- 
adahock and while you remaine there you are 
to attend the Order of Cap"*" Jn*' Alden and 
Capt. Ja : Convers for the Security and defence 
of themselves and of the other Vessell and men 
during the Treaty and abode there ; and for their 
safe comeing oflf, and conveying the other Ves- 
sell as far homeward as Piscataqua. And haveing 
gformed the same to make all possible dispatch 
with yo'" vessell and men unto this Port. Be sure 
that yo"" Vessell and men be alwaies well fixt and 
in posture ot warr both for defence and Offence. 
Boston Feb'-y 10"^ 1()91. 


Instructions for Major Elisha Hutchinson 
Command^' in Chiefs for the better Gov- 
erning of the Forces under his Conduct. 
Pursuant unto the Comission given you for y^ chiefe 
Command over all the Forces that are now actually in Ser- 
vice and further Ordered to be raysed within the Governm*^ 
of the Massachusetts Bay, for their Ma*''^'* Service against 
their ffrench and Indian Enemies. 

You are to take under your care and Conduct all the said 
fforces and to lead order and dispose of them in such man- 
ner and to such Posts as you shall apprehend best conduce- 
ing to their Ma"'" Service for the defence of their Interests 
and Subjects And by all advantages and opportunity* to 
prosecute the said Comon Enemy. 


You are to take care and order that the worship of God 
be kept up in your several Company' in daily prayers unto 
the Lord of hosts both morning and Evening for his pres- 
ence and blessing, and in the reading of his word, and 
Sanctifying of his holy Sabl)aths. 

Let all wickedness prophane cursing Swearing, stealing 
and other crimes be Suppressed and duely punished accord- 
ing to the Rules and discipline of War, And see that 3'our 
Souldiers be well disciplined and instructed in the use of 
Armes, And held strictly to their duty And take all effect- 
ual care from time to time that they be Supplyed and pro- 
vided of all necessary^ 

In case any of yo"" Officers or Souldiers be unfit for Ser- 
vice, prove mutinous, or for any other just cause deserving 
the same, yo" are to cashier and discharge them, and place 
others in their room. 

You are to visit all the Frontiers, especially those on the 
north of Merrimack and Eastward, and to State Settle di- 
rect Order and dispose the Garrisons Inhal)itants and Soul- 
diers in each of the ffrontiers so as may best tend unto 
their own Safety and defence and repelling of the Enemy : 
And the Orders & directions by you so given are accord- 
ingly to be observed & attended. 

Consult and advise with yo*" Coinission Officers and some 
of y® principal persons in the Towns and places where you 
shall come, of the most proper Methods to be taken for 
effecting of the Ends herein proposed as you haue oi)portu- 
nity and y^ occasion will permit. 

Lastly We commend you to God, praying 
his blessing and Success to attend all yo' 

Boston ffel/y 11° 169i. 


Letter from W^ Vaughau to the Governor & Council. 

Poi-tsni" 22^^ Fel/y 1691. 

M'' Fia : Tucker of Gr' Hand taken captive at York came 
hither yesterday in a Fishing shallop that put in to Sagade- 
hock & came thence on Saturday Evening &, Informs as 
ffol Viz' 

That y^ Sloops arrived there on monday y*' day after they 
Sail'd hence, & after a day or two's capitulation, agreed 
upon the ransom of all y^ Captives & had receiv'd on board 
y'' Sloops thirty Six w" they came away, the rest being dis- 
pers'd at Some distance they were Sending for y"" in daily, 
the Sloops awaiting to get in w*^^ possibly they could & may 
not be Expected till the latter end of this week, their 
agreem* was for Soe much g head w"'out respect to gsons 
(but how much he knows not) as they were brought in 
their masters carried y" on board & there rec*^ their pay & 
Soe niarch't off, There were 3 principal Sagamores Viz* 
Maduckawando, Edgeremit & Moxis, his Master was Edger- 
eniitt Comand'' in cheif Ab' Kinibeck &c whose Inclination 
(he S'") he finds for a Cessation of Arms, That the number 
of Ind"' Att York was noe lesse then two hundi'ed able 
Fighting men, who have been long abroad & whose design 
was to meet w*'' o'" men in the Woods haveing been (as they 
Say) advised by some of Sandy beach Captives that y® 
Boston"' were provideing many Snow Shoes & Design'd a 
Considerable army out this winter to Disrest y™ at Some of 
their head quart" w'^*^ has made y™ Very uneasy this winter 
& this Comp*^ has been long out ranging y*^ Woods to meet 
w"' o" or their tracts, w'^*' Failing of they fell upon York 
that y'- Ind"' Say at y*" fight at Macquait (where Cap* Sher- 
bon was Kill'd) if o' men had Staid ashore one hour longer 
thi'y w" have left none alive, there being two hundred Ind"' 
then [)' s' & (jC n(>ar which they Say were gather'd together 
from all along y' Coast of Cape sables Expecting to meet 
w"' no oposition but tinding Such a number of o"" men in y^ 


Woods in their enemies country they were discouraged & 
return'd for w*-'' they give them y'^ Character of being noe 
better the Squaws. That M""' Dumer died in ab* 10 dayes 
after she was taken that 5 or 6 were kill'd in their march 
most children that were unal)le to travel & soc burthcnsorae 
to them. That they have Sent 2 captives away to Canada 
to Sat istie y"" french w"' y® truth of this Exploit, they for- 
merly not beleiving the Ind°^ report of w* Service they doe 
ag** us. That the Enemy wants noe Amunition, & that 
they wond'' wee have not Sent all this Sumer for the re- 
demption of o"" Captives Saying that wee may at any time 
come w*'' a Flag of truce & be Assured of al Security. 

Portsm" 22^^ Fel/y 1691 
May it Please ^^o"" Hon''* 

This is onely to give covert to y*' Inclosed Information 
from y® Sloops Eastw"^, being willing To forw*^ : any thing of 
a Publick nature y*^ Occurs here worthy yo'' Hon""^ Notice 
I am 

Much Hon'"*^ 

Yo"" : most humble Serv' 

=W'" Vauofhan 

Request of James Convers that Ebeii^ Hills may be com- 
missioned as Ensign, cC'c. 

To y^ Hon^ Gov"^ & Councill sitting in Boston 

James Convers of Wobourne humbly moueth, y* foras- 
much, as through some Illness of body I am Constreigned 
to stay at horn a while to take phissick &c : 

I abtained Maf Hutchinsons Consent so to do, my L' vi : 
John Wilson, was also willing provided he might have an 
Ens to assist him in y® Goverm* of y® Company, and I pro- 
vided A meet person for y' servis, one Ebenezer Hills who 
had formerly been A Serg* with me and behaved himselfe 


very well, and since y* to Caiiadai in y® like Capasety. If 
your Hon''^ pleas to Allow me an Ens'* Comiss for him I 
hope y^ will Carry on y''' affaires sufficiently without me for 
a while otherwise I fear y*^ L' will haue too much v})on his 
hand, Considering y* he hath not (as yett) been acustomed 
to such servis. I moued it to Ma]'' Hutchinson and he 
aproved of it very well, 

Also vpon y*^ 3*^ Instant I receiued an order from your 
Hon"^' to take A Journey Eastw*^ to viset y"" Maj*' Subjects 
at York &c : y® which I attended. Cap*" Stephen Green- 
leaf accompanying & assisting me in s'' servis according to 
order, & one young man to attend vpon vs, I payed for all 
y® Exspences for y"" three horses which cost me twenty two 
shilling & six pence, for ferriage, provissions & other Ex- 
spences Cost me fifteen shillings, Cap*" Greenleaf Expended 
but Eleven shillings, y* (I sopose) he will Informe your 
Hon" of when he looks for his pay) I was Gone Just one 
fortnight. It is worth twenty shillings for a Good hors 
such a Journey — besids my own time pleas to say what 
your Hon""^ will allow me, and an order to receiue it. & I 
remaine 3'our hon"^^ Humble Serv* 
ffeb 22"^^ 169i Ja : Con vers 






Letter to Gov^ H. Sloughter of New York. 

Hono'^'« S-" 

I was glad by the Receipt of yo" of the 20"^ 
Instant to understand you were safely arrived. 
And am heartily greived to hear of the Mischief 


hapning at New Yorko just before. Not doubt- 
ing but such Measures have been since taken 
by yo'' prudent Conduct, as have ere this dis- 
posed the Aftaires of that Citty in a perfect 

Rendring you thanks for the kind expression 
of your Intentions to maintaine a good Under- 
standing at all times, and joint defence in the 
present War with the tiVench, to which shall 
willingly contribute my utmost. 1 have noth- 
ing at present worthy yo"" Remarke : It having 
pleased God for severall months now past to 
give us quiet from the Annoyance of the Enemy 
both fFrench and Indians ; the Indians some time 
since sollicited a Peace and seem still desirous 
of the same, a Truce was agreed upon until the 
first of May next and possibly there may be a 
Consent to enlarge the time thereof, but they 
are so perfidious a People, and have so basely 
began a Warr, and barbarously murthered the 
English, that it will be hard for them to offer 
such Terms of peace as may be just and 
bono'''*' to accept of, besides [there is no] 
Confidence to be reposed in their promises that 
it is necessary notwithstanding to make suit- 
able provision for our defence ag*^ their assaults, 
and likewise ag' any Invasion by the ffrench ; 
which I shall strenuously Intend. 

I shall take care to Answer yo*" desire in the stay 
of the Ships bound for London, during the time 
proposed, And as anything shall Occur for their 
Maj"''' service shall give advice thereof. 
Boston. March 30"^ 

1691 S^ IV humble Servant. 


Petition of John Hammond 

To the HoDo'^ : Govoni''. & Council sittinof 
in Boston 
The Humble petition of John Hammond 
Sheweth That yo' Petition' being in Commission as Cornet 
of the Troop under the Con)mand of Cap* : The. 
Prentice, hath need of & (if he be not mistaken) 
is allowed by the Custom & Law of Arms, a 
man to attend hiin on all occasions when Called 
forth to Service, in the discharsre of his said 
Commission. For w*^'' cause yo'^ Petition' did for 
sora moneths past, present his Sonn John Ham- 
mond to Cap* Prentice, to serve under him in 
that Capacity in this Troop, who readily ac- 
cepted & Listed him accordingly, yo' Petition' 
having, not without considerable charge, Com- 
pleatly fitted him a good Horse & all Arms meet 
& proper for that Service. Notwithstanding 
w'^^ the Militia of Watertown have lately Im- 
pressed yo' Petition" said Son, to Serve as a 
foot Souldier in the Expedition against the En- 
emy to the Eastw'ard, to the great damage of 
yo' Petition' & his Son, who is of a tender & 
weakly Constitution, unaccustomed to travail 
much on foot, & very unable to undergo the 
difficulties & Hardships attending foot service 
in those remote parts, wheras he is in Some 
measure well acquainted w"' the management of 
a Horse, in w"^'' Service both yo' Petition' & his 
Son shalbe alwayes ready to serve their Maj"" 
in the defence of this their Country to the utter- 
most of their power. Yo' Petition' having 
alwayes carefully maintained a Horse or Horses 
free from the Cholar, in good heart & spirits for 
that end. And having applyed himself to the 


Militia of the Town for Redress in this matter, 

but to no Effect. 

Yo"" Petition"" doth therefore humbly pray 
that the premises may be duly Consid- 
ered, & that yo' Hono" will please to or- 
der his said Son may be continued in, & 
not unreasonably taken off from that 
service he is engaged in unto that w''** he 
is in no wise fit for. 

And yo'' Petition'" Shall ever pray &c. 


To the Hona^^^'^ Gouernor and Councill with the 
Representatives of the Massathusets Now As- 
sembled at Boston 

The humble petition of Joshua Scottow on 
the behalfe of the town of Scarborow : 
Humbly Sheweth — 
That wheras you"" ]ietitioner lately received advice from 
his Sonne Thomas Scottow (who hath the charge of the said 
towne Committed unto him) relating their dangerous Es- 
tate, dayly Expecting the Attaque of the Enimie, and their 
Small Store of Amunition, and wheras S"" Edmond Andros 
in his late march East Saw meet to Setle A Garrison at 
Quenibonke, betwen Wells and Saco, Borrowed of him 
About halfe A hundred waight of Pouder besides Ball, and 
their being now at Casco in the Store which Silvanus Davis 
by order brought from ffort Ann — divers Barills of pou- 
der &c. 

That You"" Hono'"s Avill please out of the same or 
otherwise to Order said Scottow the delivery of 
a Barill of Pouder, or what you"" wisdome shall 
thinke meet for defence of the said town, which 
will further Oblige You"" Petitioner euer to 
Pray &c : 


To his Excellency Sir William Phips Knight ; 
Goue'' of the Massathussetts Bay &c in New= 
England, And Honourable Counsell, And to the 
worshipfull Representatiues, sitting now in Gen- 
erall Court. 

The Humble petition of Edward Willy the 
Attorney of Richard Arnall in behalfe of 
him and Cap* Andrew Knott 
Humbly Sheweth unto yo'' Excellency, and Hono"'s that 
the said Richard Arnall march* and Cap* Knot, had in the 
expedition to Cannada one Ketch of thairs impressed, for 
the seruice of King William &c. And this Country, called 
the Hannah and Mary, connnanded by M"" Thomas Parker, 
which Ketch, was cast away, upon the cost of Cannada, 
And upon search made, the persons concerned, found the 
said Ketch was valued, at one hundred and Thirty pounds, 
which apprizement was made without the knowledge of the 
owners. The said M"" Arnall hauing a few weeks l)efoire, 
bought the said Ketch, and payd in money one hundred and 
seventy pounds, and after apprizement by the Countrey ; 
payed (befoire she went the voyadge) for one Saile, l)eing 
afoirsaile, and other things for fitting her out ; The sume of 
Twenty fiue pounds odd money, which purchase, and dis- 
bursements was sixty fiue pounds money exspended ouer 
and aboue, what the Ketch was Valued at, and allowed the 
owners of the said Ketch in paper money or Bills of the 
Countrey Credit. 

Yo"" Petitione'' prayeth yo'' Excellency and Hono''s, 
In l)ehalfe of the owners, that releife may be 
giuen them, in giuing farther Debenter for the 
remainder of the Short value and disbursments 
of the saide owners, upon the Ketch afoirsaid 
And yo'' Petitioned" shall as in Duety bound, 
for yo"" Excellency, and the Honorable 

Court euer pray 

Ed- Willy 



To his excellency S"" William Phips Knight Gou- 
erno'' of the Ma!?!?athusets=Bay &c in New = 
England ; And Honourable Counsell, And to the 
worshipfull Representatiues, Sitting now in aen- 
erall Court. 

The Humble petition of Edward Willy in 
hehalfe of him selfe, souldiers, and Sea= 
men, concerned with him ; in the Voy- 
adge to Canuada. 
Humblie sheweth unto yo"" excellency and Hono''s, that in 
the said Voyadge yo' petioner in the Riuer of Cannada 
coming home ; did with his companie and Seamen aboard 
the ketch ffraternity ; meett with a ffrench barque bound to 
to Quebeck ; which wee atacked and brought a prize, unto 
the Honorable Sir William Phips, who then w^as in the 
riuer ; who ordered Roger Stanor his boat swane, to com- 
mand her, in the voyadge, with whom my Ensigne and four 
Souldiers being aboard ; came to the Isle of Shoals, where 
she was run ashoare, though the Cargo (excepting salt) 
most pairt, with the riging saued, but imbezilled by the 
Command"", And no pairt to the value of Twenty shilling 
came to the hands of yo"^ petitioner, or those concerned in 
takeing her ; either of what was betwixt decks, or in hould ; 
The Ensigne and Souldiers loseing their cloaths, and amies, 
And euer since receauing no satisfaction for them by armes, 
or what was brought from the Isle of Shoales to Boston ; 
which was Two hundred and Thirty odd barrells of fflowr, and 
porke ; with some of the ships armes ; and other things, to 
what value yo"^ petitione'"s knows not, was committed to the 
dispose and caire of Majo'' Elisha Hutchinson, for the use of 
the Country and all others concerned, and yet no Satisfac- 
tion giuen yo"" petione''s, for one Moyety of what was in her, 
brought hither, which yo"" petitione'^s humblie supposeth be- 
longs to them. 


Yo'' Petitione'^s Therfor humbly pray eth, that you 
will order; that thaire proportion of what the 
said goods was sold for, may be deliuered unto 
yo'^ petitionees or Some other person, for the use 
of him, and others concerned with him, and 
other guns (or fire=Locks) may be ordered, 
the men who Lost them ; in the seruice of the 
Country on board the said prize. 

And yo' Petitionees, shall as in duty bound, 
for yo"" Excellency ; and the Honourable 
Gen era 11 Court euer pray 

Ed^ Willy 

Letter from Elisha Hutchinson to the Governor & 


Portsmouth April 13° 1692. 
Hone<^ S" 

Wee have had divers discouerys of the Enimy in 
sundry places about this day sevennight at 
Wells the Watch at Jos Storers Garison thought 
they Saw two Indians, fired upon them, in the 
morning no track was found, but the next day 
its said three ware seen upon the Hills at a 
distance, also at york bridge a footting was dis- 
couered in the path Supposed to be aii Indian 
footting, on ffryday morning the Scouts going 
from Oyster River towards Nechewanick, in an 
ould mast path y* leads to Cochecha, they found 
a track of three men in Indian Shoos, being 
torne left the print of their toes, they followed 
the track in said path about two mile, then 
turned into a foott path and followed s'' track 
within halfe shott of Cap' Gcrishcs mill by Bel- 
lamans bank, could not perseave y® track any 


further, the same dtiy about three miles above 
the place wher the track was first discovered, 
was found, the tops of y" Bushes broke in a 
Ring, & the like bushes broke in a line tending 
Westward, w"''' is to Signifie they are gon West- 
ward, on the Sabath day at York, the Ward 
saw three men at a distance while the people 
were at meeting in y'^ Afternoone, In y^ fore 
part of that night, the watch heard a gun, (& 
its s'^ See y'' fflash) and towards morning at an 
other Garison heard a whiseling two or three 
times, on Monday a Cano was found at Coche- 
cha River w"' bever guts in it, & a track of three 
men, a perdue is ordred to waite coming back. 
This Morning about tw^o a clock came in a post 
Letter from Wells with a Short & Imperfect 
acco" of ffouer Indians came in to Jos Storers 
Garrison, desior a trade, say nothing of peace, 
in the mean while Nine Indians ware seen to 
take the path y* leads to Nechewanick, their 
Scouts were out in that path, they ware sending 
men to meet the Scout ; y^ Indians say they 
have two Captives not farr oflf, they intend to 
keep y^ Indians in a treaty until I can send to 
them, the aboue is y^ Exspressions in their Letfs : 
the messenger to me came but from York Saith 
the Indians are Surl}', tolde them at Wells there 
was no more Indians neare, being towld nine 
ware Scene, answered may be English man ly. 
I dispatched the mesenger befo"" day with a 
Letter & best advise I am capable of; also sent 
Lev' Rodgers to treat them (if not gon) & bring 
a fuller acco" who & whence they are &c w'''* I 
Exspectthis night, I hope those gon from Wells 
wil Endevor to take y^ Nine I have given Infor- 


mation to all our posts what I herd yesterday, 
& ordred them to be very careful to attend all 
duty & watch every opertunity that p^'sents, to 
be upon theire Watch, Ward, Scout, & perdue, 
& persute when any discouery is made. Wee 
have no bread only a little save for a sudden 
Expidition & all the Corne we have wil not last 
aboue ten or twelue da^^s, & now the Souldiers 
live upon the Store we finde it dificult to ^et it 
into bread, I Exspect that from Haverel as 
soone as a vessel can be orott to briiio; it & more 
nmst be Spedily sent, York hath none at all. 
please to lay yo'' Comands on me w°'' I shall 
redily attend to y*^ utmost of my ability, who 
am — Gen!i j^o"" Servant 

Elisha Hutchinson 

Letter from Elisha Hutchinson to the Governor aiid Coimcil 

Portsmouth April 23° 1692 

Hon^"* S" 

Since my last we have not any thing new to En- 
form y"*" Hon'"% only of the three men taken 
from Andiver w'^'' Suppose yo"" Hon''^ have a 
fuller acco" of then I can give, if not Cap* ffloyd 
the bearer (who hath been along time here & 
now visits his ffamely & to Returne before this 
month be out) will give the full of what we 
heare, we have taken care to Send out Scouts & 
perdues from Exciter Oyster River & Nechewan- 
ick also Wells, to all places where the Enimy use 
to march, Sum we hope may light on them if 
they com Eastward ; Wee have but twenty two 
barrels of meat left in the Store, w'^'' wil Serve 


our men about a month, we have not a hanful 
of Corue here, nor at York, & I fear little at 
Wells, but are forced to bo row from the poore 
that are redy to Starve, we have about five 
hogseds of bread w'^'' we are forced to keep by 
us for Supply upon any Suden Expedition, I 
sent for the Corne from Andiver but the Con- 
stable failed geting it downe, & the Vessel came 
with out it, I hope we may get it here next 
week if it com it may last us about a fortnight 
or three weeks. If yo"" Hon'' Expect Souldiers 
to Stay in these parts provision must be Sent 
for its not to be had here, the use of Souldiers 
here is only for defence & preservation of the 
Towns, and by the best Information y* I can 
get there is no way to do any Spoyle to the 
Enimy (they being light of foott, no abiding 
place & not to be found) Except at their tfish- 
ing, or planting places, & that by Maintaining 
a garison at Pegipscott or about Kenibeck, with 
a Sufficiant force of Stout able men (& not such 
Children as usially are sent for Souldiers) to 
Range the woods in a body from one planting 
place to another to distroy their foode & give 
them no Rest, 

to this end the s** garison must be well furnished 
w*'' all Stores of provision & Amunition for fouer 
Months & two Vessels to attend there to trans- 
port men & pvision. 

what ever yo'' Hon""' please to Coinand me I 
shall attend as far as I am Capable & Remaiue 
yo*' Hon'''* most humble Serv" 

Elisha Hutchinson 

Doc. Vol. v. 22 


Letter Elisha Hutchinfion to the Governor S Council 

. Portsmouth Apr. 28. 1692 at 4 in Morning 
Hon'-'i S" 

Just now came a post from York Eoformes that 
about Eaight aclock last night came in a Shalop 
their who Saith that about twelve yesterday, off 
with out boon Island, a Sloop & a Ketch chased 
a bote whereof Rowland Young of York was 
master, fired a great gun at him, & made him 
Strike & toke him then the Sloope gave chase 
to the other bote w*^*^ did escape in to York, they 
can give no acco" of their Strength but say they 
suppose them to be ffrench & y' they saile In- 
comparably well, yesterday Morning about 
Nine aclock I wrote M"" Addington an acco" of 
y® Alarme we had y® night before a Man 
Wounded, & Just then we had an other w'^'* was 
occasioned by about thirty of o"" men w"^ Lev' 
Wilson y' ware out in persute of the Indians y' 
Shot y** man, they came up with five Indians 
kiled one wounded two & made them leave their 
packs of w'^*' ones arme was broke, & the other 
had seven holes Shott through his blanket as 
foulded at his back & they say could not go far, 
the Cap of the man that was wounded the Night 
before they Recovered, upon the news of this 
Alarme One coming down y*" River, said y® Re- 
port of y® first guns fireing thick made him Judg 
their was sum Engagem", upon w'^'^ I sent thirty 
Men from the Bank (but had no Sertain Returne 
while Sun Set) those thirty are Joyned w"' 
about Seventy More victuled for three days gon 
this morning to Range the woods hopeing they 
may finde more of the Enimy abrode, we have 


our Scouts & perdues upon constant duty, use- 
ing the best methods we can think of, I am 
Y"'' Hon" most humble Serv'* 

Elisha Hutchinson 


By the Governo'' &'^ 
Instructions for C'aptain Cyprian Southack Com- 
ander of the Briganteen W™ and Mary, now in 
their Ma"*^^ Service. 

The s'' Briganteen being recruited, with provisions & 
other necessarys, you are forthwith to set Sayle from Bos- 
ton, and to cruise within the Bay for the Security of Ves- 
sells inward & outward bound and along the Eastern Shore 
as far as Casco, or further as you may receive Intelligence 
or have a prospect of doing Service against the common 
Enemy tirench or Indians, and Omit no opportunity that 
shall be put in yo'' hand, for pursueing and prosecuting the 
said Enemy, makeing what Spoyles you can upon them by 
Sea, or Land ; but let yo"" Station be principally betwixt 
Piscataqua and Cape Cod. 

And as you meet with any Coasters or Fishing Vessells 
make a Signal that they may know you when you come 
neer to, or are minded to speakc with any of them, that 
they be not driven out of there course or from their imployni* 
for fear of your being an Enemy. 

You are to give all protection and assistance you shall be 
capable of unto the Subjects of their Ma''®' their vessells 
and goods. 

You are from time to time to advise of what shall occur 
for their Ma"®* Service, and of w^hat course you are then in- 
tending that so it may be known where to Send to you. 
And you are to return w"^ y*^ said Briganteen and men unto 


this place within y® space of one month, unless you receive 
further Orders before that time. 
Boston. May 9°. 1692. 

Letter Elisha Hutchinson to Isaac Addington "7?ec'^ May 
20^'' 1692 at 12 at noon./:' 

Portsmouth. May 19. 1692 about noone 

I expected to heare from you before this time, am now to 
Enforme here is Just now two men, that wei'e taken on 
Monday sevennight by a Small open Sloope w^'' ten hands 
(off He Sholes five or six leags) belonging to Penobscot, 
&. ware caryed in to a place a little East of Penobscot on 
Wensday following, Say while they lay there Several In- 
dians came on bord, would have had the ffrench dell these 
there Captives to them, w*^*^ y^ ftrench refused, & on y^ con- 
trary ware Kinde to them, only divided Avhat they had 
taken in y® Shalop among themselus. Also Say there Cap* 
y* toke them, tels them, the tfrench Gen""^ or Comand'' that 
was at the takeing of Casco fforte, was com in to that place 
from S' Johns, (they Saw him, he came in a Small biscan 
Shalop) Enformes he was bound to Castene to See what 
Strength he could raise to Joyne him & his tibrces to com 
against Pescataque, one of these men Say y^ Cap* Tould him 
y'^ ffrench & Indians difer about the way of their coming, y^ 
Ifrcnch are for coming b}'^ water, y*^ Indians for coming 
by land, the other Saith that y'' Cap' tould him they in- 
tended to com by Land : And Saith there is a Ship of Thirty 
or 36 guns w*" three hund** men & two Small Vesels arived 
from ffrance at S* Johns & is going to Port royal. Several 
others Exspected from S' Mallows, These men cannot Say 
thay Saw above a Hundred men women & Children & that 
about Six or ten at a time & not more. That left the 
Sloope at y'' place above, & came out on Satterday last in 
their prise Shalop w*'' Eleven llVench, & y*^ fouer English 


that l)elonged to the Shalop, Say y' Castene had been at 
the port whence they came the morning before they came 
there Exspecting to find goods there w*^'' he Sayd Cap* 
Alden owes him & promist to leave there, but finding 
none threatens what he will do when he meets hira 
againe, & that he might have had near a hundred Cap- 
tives would he have given y^ Indians provision for them, 
w*^"^ they very much want both for themselus & the Cap- 
tives, being like to Starve for want & must com this ways 
to get gvision. this vesel was forced to go a Shore & kill 
foule & get Eggs on Sabath day for gvision. on Tuseday 
they made Cape Ann, that Night Rode und'' Nahant, a 
Sloope (we Supose Ben Bagway) came neare them towards 
night, they could not borde her y*^ Sea Run so high. — 3'cs- 
terday they toke a black Rownd Starned Sloope off Cape 
Ann, three men two women & a Child on bord, we know 
not who it is, they Say She went out of Pescataque. And 
the last night toke a Sholes bote of m"" Wainwrights with 
three men in her, gave this Shalop to these men & Sent 
them away, they haveing before put fouer of there men on 
bord y*^ Sloope, She was gon in chase of other Shalops with 
her owne crew on borde, these men arived at Isle of Shouls 
this morning before day, are now here and say Three Shal- 
ops & thirty men from y® Sholes went out this morning in 
persute of these pirates. Just now while I am wrighting 
Cap* ffryer sends me word there is a Sloope & a Shalop 
Said to be Seen of Boone Island b}- a Sloope belonging to 
Gloster. I am forced to Send the messenger quite through 
because none on the Rode take care to Send letters forward 
let the occasion be never so urgent. 

S"" I am Yo"" Servant at Comand 

Elisha Hutchinson 
To Isaac Addington Esq"^ 

/ Boston 

Haste post Haste 


Letter, W'^ Vaughan to U Gov. Dummer. 

Portsm" 22*1 May 1692 
May it Plese yo*" Excellency 

Last Night Arived here y'^ Capean Sloop latly 
taken by y^ ffrench & — In her y" Master John 
Sergent another young man that was a Passinger 
& one ffrench IVIan Sergeant Sales hee has 
bought his Sloope & Loodinge of y** Cap* (viz' 
Young S* Tobins) that tooke him ffor fforty 
Pounds payable in Prouisions &c. That they 
haue Kep' his Brother & Two Woomen Pas- 
singers as hostages till hee Returns w"' his pay — 
that y® ffrench j\Ian w*'' him was sent to Assiste 
him in saileing y*^ Sloop becose they Kep* bake 
his Brother, hee Intends with y^ ffirs* Wind to 
saile for Boston from whome yo'' Excellency will 
have a gticular Accop* of this Matter Intrim 
I Thought it my duty to glue Information 

I am 
Yo"" Excel'^'^^ most Humble Seru" 

// Wm Vaughan/ 

Petition from Wells. 

To his Exelency y" Gov'' & Councill, Sitting in 
Boston — 
Wey^ subscribed humbley pray y' your hon'"* would pleas 
to Consider y*^ destressed Condition of y® Inhabitants of 
^^'ells who are not only objects of petty, with referanc to 
their Spirrituall Concerns, there not being one minester of 
y'' gospell in these parts and in this Toune of Wells there 
are about forty soldiers and no Chai)lin, which doth much 
dissatesfy them, Espessially some of them, If your Exelency 
with y'' Hon'*' Councill will pleas to send vs a minester to 


be Chaplin to y'^ soldiers, and also mincster of j*^ Toune, we 
will allow him what we Can for Incouragment, with what 
y" Countrey may allow him vpon account of y® soldiers, we 
hope will be suflBciant sattisfaction and encouragem' to vs to 
stand our ground, as also to y^ soldiers to Continue there, 
find so shall your serv'** Kemaine to pray &c : 
Dated May y*^ 28"', 1692, 

Sam" Wheelwright 
Jn° Litlefield 
Samuell Storer 
James Gooch 
In y^ behalfe of y** soldiers subscribs James Convers 

these live persons subscribing, are personall}^ here in Bos- 
ton. If it were at Wells we have Grounds to beleive there 
would be y® Geiierall Voice y^ Toune for y* same/_ 

Letter, Francis Hoolce & Charles Frost to Sir W^ Phips 

May it pleas yo"^ excell : 

We should not haue been soe bould as to haue troubled 
yo"" exelency with those rude lines, but that we are con- 
strayned to it by the late and continuall outcrys of that 
small handfull of people yett reniayninge in this poore 
county ; whos constant fears ar such as that they are in con- 
tinuall expectation of being destroyed and cannot beleeue 
iiny thinge less consideringe our circumstances exept yo"" 
excell out of pure care & pitty will be pleased for to take 
some speedy measures to strengthen our hands agaynst the 
comon enemy which we expect dayly to be upon us agayne 
a discovery of which we haue almost euery day, soe as that 
we dare not aduenture from our houses about our familly 
concerns, but with the hazard of our liues, one last Lords 
day the Indion were doing spoyle upon the sheep of that 
poure people yett remayninge in Yorke, they were seen one 


second & third day there. And from Wells this day I re- 
ceiued a letter from Capt Conuers who gius this account 
that two days past they saw the tracts of seuerall Indions 
neere to the towne ; & that he sent seauen men upon a dis- 
couery to Sacoe, & beinge there they discouered smoaks on 
the North east side of the riuer as alsoe three or fower wig- 
wams but some of onr men beinge imprudent discouered 
themselus to the enemy, who presently ran away which 
they conceiue to be al)Out 20 : or thirty in all who ran hast- 
illy away doubtles they were afrayd of an army persueinge 
of them, which if true woold exceedingly discouradge them : 
this day we have an AUiram in seuerall parts about us but 
cannot as yet here the ground of it, but doe tak it for 
granted that the Indions are not farr from us ; besids all we 
are informed that the french & Indions are sertaynly gath- 
ering into a head for to com this way on us & how soon we 
cannot say : all these things haue put such fears on our peo- 
ple in each towne that they are redy to take winge ; we 
dare not prescril) what yo"" excelency shol doe in this mat- 
ter, only thought it our duty to inform yo" how matters 
are ; begginge yo^' excuse for our bowldnes we take leaue & 
subscrib our selus yo"" excellencys 

Kittery the 30"' June 1692 Most huble Seruants 

[Superscribed] Francis Hooke 

For his Exl=y S^ William Charles ffrost 

Pliips Gou'' of the guince 

of Massachusetts bay this 
huml)ly present 


S"" William Phips K"' Captaine Generall and Govern'" in 
Chief in & over their Maj""' Province of the Massachusetts 


Bay in New England. To Benjamin Church Gent Greet- 
ing Reposing Speciall Trust and Confidence in yo'' Loyalty, 
Courage and good Conduct I do by these presents Consti- 
tute and appoint you to be Major of the severall Companys 
of Militia detached for their Maj^''^' Service against their 
flfrench and Indian Enemies, You are therefore Authorized 
and Required in their Maj"*''' Names to discharge the duty of 
a Major by leading. Ordering and Exercising the said Sev- 
erall Companys in Armes both Inferiour Officers & Soul- 
diers, Keeping them in good Order and Discipline Com- 
manding them to Obey you as their Major. And diligently 
to intend the s*^ Service for the prosecuting, pursuing, kill- 
ing and destroying of the said Common Enemy. And Your 
Selfe to Observe and follow such Orders and Directions as 
you shall from time to time Receive from my Self accord- 
ing to the Rules & Discipline of Warr pursuant to the Trust 
reposed in you for their Maj"""* Service. Given under my 
hand and Seal at Boston the Twenty fifth day of July 1692. 
In the IFourth yeare of the Reigne of our Soveraign Lord 
and Lady William & Mary by the grace of God King and 
Queen of England Scotland France & Ireland, Defenders of 
the faith &'''' 

Lieut. Gov. Stoughton Acting Governor. 

By his Excellency. 
Their Majesties Service necessarily calling for my 
Visiting the Eastern parts of the Province to 
give directions and dispose of the fforces now 
sent thither against the ffrench and Indian En- 
emy ; I do direct and Authorize you with the 
Advice of the members of the Council, or so 
many of them as shall be present during my 
absence to do and Order whatsoever shall be 
necessary for their Ma"*"* Service in the Levying 


of Souldiers, drawing upon the Treasurer to 
advance and make payni*^ according as any Exi- 
gence and Emergency shall occur. Given un- 
der my hand at Boston the first of August. 
1692./. William Phips 

To. William Stoughton Esq'' 
Lieu* Governo"" 

Letter from Francis HooTce 

Hon*"^ SV 

It was not long since that I made bold to wright 
to the secretary intreatinge of him to giue the 
gou'' & council : an account of a prisoner who 
hath longe been in hold for killinge his owne 
brother in our own towne, who would gladly 
com to a triall, & soe should we in regard he is 
a poore man & haue not wherewithal 1 to mayn- 
tayne himself, but relyeth one the bountie of 
others howeuer it is most meet we should 
wayght yo"" pleasure ; yett neuer the less not 
knoweinge wdiether mv former cam to hand or 
at least if it did. it is like buisness of greater 
importance might ocation the forgettinge of it 
therefore haue made bold for to reminde 3^0'' hon"" 
of it that if yo" shall think fitt to apoynt a time 
& place in order to his tryall it will be gratefull 
to the person himself, and to many in our towne 
and soe alsoe in perticuUar unto him who is yo"" 
hon""^ most humble serua* 

Francis Hooke 

Kittery this 9"^ of Aug"* 
we are at present in our county at a loss in re- 
gard we haue noe sheriflf apoynted for us, or at 


least unknowne to us we hau heard that Capt 
Joseph Hamans was nominated ifyo"" hon'', thinke 
nieete he is a uery meet person uon like to him 
amongst us/ 

Orders to Capt. JR. Short Sept. 16, 1692. 

By his Excellency the Gov'^ 

You are with the first oppertunity of wind & 
weather in their Maj""^^ Ship Nonsuch under 
your Comand to sayle directly to Pemaquid and 
to continue there till you receive further order 
from me Given under my hand at Boston the 
Sixteenth day of September 1692 in the fourth 
year of their Maj*'"^ Reigne 

William Phips 
To Capt Richard Short 
Comand of their 
Ma^'*^' Ship Nonsuch 


Boston the ?>^ of Octob^ 1692 
I am informed that there lately arived at Quebeck 
two flfrench men of Warr and y* they designe to 
take two hundred land men in order to attaque 
Wells or Piscataway about this time to be ex- 
pected. You are to be upon your Guard & to 
continue at Pemaquid with the Nonsuch, if you 
discover them Captain Short is to send the Sloop 
that comes with the Nonsuch through Corben 
Sound to give me an Acco^ upon which I shall 


send the Swan & the Brigantine to your assist- 
ance & to surround them in the Bay but you are 
notwithstandino- to take all advantages to fight 
them assoon as you can if they stand this way 
you are to follow them if they are discovered 
here you shall have an Acco' thereof Given under 
my hand att Boston &c. 
To Cap! : Rob* Fairfiix 
Comander of their 
Maj"*^^ Ship Conception 
Benjamin Jackson of Boston in their Maj"'^* Province of 
the Massachusetts Bay in New England maketh oath That 
being Secretary to his Exce 

Phips Governour of their Maj"*"^ Province of the Massa- 
chusetts Bay in New=England and by his Appoyntment 
Clerk of the Adrairality by his Directions this Deponent 
writt an order unto Captain Robert Fairfax then Comander 
of their Maj""^ Ship Conception Prize Contaiiig the same 
w**^ what is before written which order was signed by the 
said S' William Phips and sent to the said Captain Fairfax 
and another order was sent at the same time Signed by the 
said S"" William Phips unto Captain Richard Short then 
Comander of their Maj"'^'^ ship the non such w'^^ order was to 
the same import with that of Captain Fairfax notwithstand- 
ing which orders w""'' directed them both to stay near Pema- 
aquid and to fight the French ships, if they discovered them 
and not to returne without further order they soon caused 
both their Maj""^ ships afores*^ to come to Boston And this 
Deponent saith that hee heard the said S'' William Phips 
Declare hee never sent them orders to returne & that 
whereas they pleaded when they came back that they 
wanted Provisions this Deponent heard the s'' S"" William 
Phips Say that hee had directed them to send to Boston for 


Provisions by a sloop w'=" if they iiad Done hee would have 
ordered a Supply for them 

Benj* Jackson 
Sworn before the Lieu* Gov"^ & the Council November 
15'^ 1694. 

Js'' Addington Seciy 


By his Excellency the Gov"" &c. 
Cap* Short/ 

Whereas I have thought it convenient to Order 
their Maj*'*"^ Ship Nonsuch to be laid up at your 
instant request, & you have given your promise 
to me to send your men in a Sloop or other 
Vessell from time to time as there shall be occa- 
sion for their Maj"''' Service between this Town 
& Pemaquid or elsewhere during this Winter. 
You are hereby required in the Names of their 
Maj"^^ King William & Queen Mary & for their 
especiall Service forthwith to Supply Cap* Na- 
thaniel Hatch Comander of their Ma*'*' Sloop 
Mary with four men for the p''sent occasion to 
Pemaquid & to have thirty six more in readi- 
nesse for that their Ma*'"^' Service will very 
speedily require that Number of men hereof 
faile not for the necessity of their Ma*'*' aifaires 
require it Given under my hand at Boston the 
fourth day of January 1691 in the fourth yeare 
ot their Maj*'*' Reigne 

William Phips 
To Cap* Richard Short 
Comander of their Ma*'^^ 
Ship None Such 


Petition of the Inhabitants of the Isles of Sholes 

The honourable Gouernour and Counsell of the 
Massachusets Collony sitting in Boston 

The humble address & Petition of y*" In- 
habitants of Isles of Sholes 
Much hon'"'^ & worthy Gent. 

We haueing lately receiued credible information 
from S* Johns, as if the French and Indians cer- 
tainly designe an Attacke upon us Speedily, 
which intimation we would account and esteem 
as a sufficient caueate ; especially knowing what 
our present circumstances are, and how easily 
they may accomplish theire designe against us, 
doe make bold to renew our former Request 
to your honours, intreating, that you would be 
concerned for us, and take speciall notice & cog- 
nizance of our present unhappy and dangerous 
condition, and please to send us some Speedy 
assistance viz a Strict cap^"^, with fourty Soul- 
diers well fitted, whereby we may be able (att 
least in some respect) to defend our selues 
against those who are contriueing our ruine & 
destruction, & without which we cannot pos- 
sibly keep these Islands any longer. 
In granting this our earnest request you will accu- 
mulate great obligations upon, Gent : y' honours 
most humble & obedient S''uants & Petitioners 
in y'' name & att y" desire of the rest of y'' In- 
Isles of Sholes. Rogr Kelly 

Feb: 17. 1691-92. thomas : dimond 

We desire a speedy answer 
that we may Know how to act. 


The honorable Gouernor & 
Counsell sitting In 

these p'"sent 


Captain Willey : 

You have herewith a Copy of the Pet"^°° of the 
principal persons of Isles of Sholes in the Name 
of themselves and at the desire of Inhabitants 
there, that a Captain with a Company of Forty 
Souldiers might be sent unto them for the de- 
fence of their Ma"^^ Interests, and Subjects 
there, to be Supported and maintained at their 
own charge, and to joyne with the heads of the 
place in bearing Rule and Keeping Order 
among them. 

You are therefore forthwith to Embarque with the 
Company under yo"" command, and make all 
possible dispatch unto the said Isles of Sholes, 
and in pursuance of yo"" Commission to intend 
their Ma^'^^ Service for the defence of the said 
Islands, and repelling any attack of French or 
Indian Enemies 

You are to keep yo"" Souldiers in good Order ac- 
cording to the Rules and discipline of warr, and 
to Instruct them in the use of Amies. 

You are to Suppress and punish all Curseing, pro- 
phane Swearing drunkenness and other Vices — 
And Let the worship of God be daily attended. 

You are to take effectual care that yo"" Souldiers 
and also the Inhabitants of the place do attend 


their duty in watching warding, and being suta- 
bly furnished and provided to receive the En- 
emy, and to prevent any Surprise 

You are to joyne with and be assisting unto those 
ah'eady in Commission for the peace upon y® 
place in the well Ordering ruling and governing 
of the people there, for the conservation ot the 

You are to advise of what shall occur for their 
]y[j^ties Service and to attend such further Instruc- 
tions and directions as you shall receive from 
Major Elisha Hutchinson Comander in Chiefe, 
or the Governo*" and Council for their Ma"*^ 
Boston ffeb'-y 17° 169^ 

Hon"^"^ S-- 

" Letter to Mr. BlaithwaW Feb. 21, 169f 

We have been made sensible of the Obligations 
you have laid upon this people in the advanta- 
gious circumstances attending their Settlement 
by their Maj"*^^ Royal Charter. And th8 our 
present poverty by reason of the great losses 
and vast Charge drawn upon us by the War, in- 
capacitates us to render you any Compensation, 
yet We crave yo"" acceptance of a Testimony of 
our gratitude and thankful acknowledgm' of yo"" 
kindness, Avhich We have directed m"" John Ive 
Merch*^ in our name to present you withal, and 
shall further Testify our Obligation to you upon 
all occasions, in whatever shall fall within our 

We are also bold to pray the continuance of your 
Favour knowing that as well you"" Interest ; as 


Hon'''*' Stiition do's greatly advantage you, to 
further the good of this people. & are perswaded 
your Generosity is such to incline you to be 
Kind unto them, who need & rely upon yo' 
Goodness for the same. 

S"" You will have transmitted unto you by this 
Conveyance the Acts and Laws niade and passed 
by the General Assembly for the well Ordering 
and Governing of their Maj"^^ Province being 
adapted to the same and so far agreeable to the 
Laws & Statutes of England as the circum- 
stances of y"" place & people may well admit of, 
which necessarily require some diversity in 
many things We shall gratefully acknowledge 
your kindness in y'" promoving of their Maj"'''' 
Royal Approbation and Confirmation of the 
same and that none of them be rejected thr6 de- 
fault of being well rendred in any Clause or 
Expressi(ms thereof But that We may be noti- 
fied of the Exceptions thereat, in order to their 

We have likewise forwarded our Address to be 
presented unto their Maj"''* therein humbly rep- 
resenting and laying before them the low State 
and Condition of this their Province thro the 
difficulties and distresses of the War. and the 
discouragements their good Subjects here la- 
bour of, having no prospect of an issue of their 
troubles, whilst the French continue their Set- 
tlements at Canada, humbly supplicating their 
]^,[.jjties Pi-incely Consideration thereof, As also 
of the great Charge and Expence for the Erect- 
ing a Fort, and supporting a Garrison at Pema- 
quid, which if it should lye upon this people, 
they must inevitably sink under it. We are 
Doc. Vol. v. 23 


assured, the Success of our Address, do's not a 
little depend on your Favour to further the 
same which We pray and hope will not be 

The Minutes of the Council and other writings 
will give you an Accompt of the Trou1)le and 
Disturbance occasioned at a place called Little 
Compton, within this their Maj*'*^^ Province, 
lying next to Rhode Island, thrO the instiga- 
tion of the Islanders, and under the Influence of 
their Authority, absurdly pretending to incroach 
upon their Maj"''^ Rights & Governm* there, not 
contenting them selves to withold their own As- 
sistance from prosecuting the War against the 
common Enemy. But labouring also to with- 
draw others from their duty and obedience, be- 
ing exempted from the smart of the War on 
their own backs, by reason of their Scituation, 
& unaftected with y*^ calamaties and distresses of 
their Neighbours & Fellow Subjects whilst their 
own private Interest is thereby greatly advan- 
taged in the Increase of their Trade and En- 
hanceing the price of their Provisions, of which 
they raise considerable. But that disturbance 
is now over. Some of y'' principal Actors therein 
being taken up and under Bonds to answer the 
same, th6 one of the chief Criminals, To wit, 
Christopher Almy is escaped, and it's said in- 
tends to visit Whitehall. Your Honour will be 
presented with some Depositions of his Sedi- 
tious words and ill l)ehaviour which may give 
him a Recomendation to his deserts- 

If an}' thing be offered l)y way of Complaint 
against the Admin*^*"" of the Govern in* here in 
which some restless Spirits may not be wanting, 


We pray to be notified thereof, that so We may 
make our defence, and have requested S"" Henry 
Ashurst and m*" Constantine Phips to present 
our Address, and to wait upon their Maj"*^^ in 
our Affaires, as there may be occasion. The 
distresses of the War and Taxes necessarily re- 
quired for dcfreying the Charges thereof has 
rendred our circumstances more difficult, thd 
his Ex^y has meditated to manage y^ Govern ui* 
vrith what possible Ease may be. 
We have had some considerable Respit from the 
Attacks of the Enemy, but are in daily Expec- 
tation, of fresh assaults. The frontiers are con- 
stantly upon their Guard, and Charges thereby 
growing. The newes of the happy progress and 
Success of their Maj"*"^ Arms in Europe would 
animate their Subjects here & damp the spirits 
of our Enemies, the which we daily pray for- 
wishing all health and happiness to your Honour. 
We are 

Hon^i« S'- 

Your humble Servants 
in the name and by 
appointm' of y'^ GoV 
& Council 

I. A. Seciy 

Boston Fel/y 2P'^ 


A coopey of a letter to m^ Wainwright ^c. 

Star Island 2° March 169i 

I haveing been sent heare by the gouero"" & Coun- 
sell of y*" Massathusets CoUony with forty Sovl- 


djo''% which was Ordered vpon the request of 

the Inhabitants of these Isles in obedience to 

theire commands I am. Com'^ w*'^ so many men ; 

*-| to tlie defence of theire maj*y Subjects & Inter- 

^ est and to Joyne w"' the heads of y® place in 

<2 bearing rule and keeping Order among them, 


§ and though yo" doe not Inhtdiit heare among 


S them ; by the apperance of yo"" conserns & num- 

S ber of seruants, yo" ar concerned to contribute 

§ yo"' countinace in seteling the place by giveing 

a yo'" aduice, and otherwise doeing for the welfaire 

H of it, I theirfore desire 3^0'' presence and m"" 

o Dimonds heare to assist in y* matter, and in the 

e meane time to order yo"" Seruants so to accomo- 


M date the Souldjors with quartors that they not 


^ for want of them be uniited to serue theire Maj- 


^ es"* and defend the place if attacked by freuch 

^ or Indian Enymis, which I hope yo" will order 

it being a debt due from yo'* in Justice as yo" 
haue an Estate heare ; & Righteousnes not Im- 
pouerish others for want of yo"" assistance in 
bearing yo"" part of the charge, and force them 
for want of abilitye & yo'" assistance, to solicet 
the gouernment y* sent us heare to call us back, 
who came not for amantanance but in obedience 
to the gouernment y* sent vs heare ; but we left 
our ocations and trades to serue god in seruing 
our Conter\' & being of defence to this people 
& place, the losse of which will be of such III 
consequence, if it should be left by us & be a 
pray to our Enyiiiis french or others ; that not 
onely their Maj"'* Interest, yo'" propertyes & Im- 
ploys lost, but allso the rest of the nihboring 
subjects anoyed, by such a nest as may be heare, 
& y" place is capeable to be a reseptacell of; but 


allso the greiite caire y^ governm* hath taken of 
thoire maj"^ Interest, y'^ people & Isles heare ; 
in such a day as this, to spaire men to accomo- 
date y^ people and place for theire saifty ; be 
ungratefully requited hy yo" desiei'ing yo"" speedy 
answer, and ni' Dimonds y' I may not be iorced 
to opply my selfe to y'' power y* hath sent me ; 
nor be active by y* power they haue given me, 
but I rather desier to haue your personal! assist- 
ance, then to use it either by my selfe or with 
others heare in commission w*^ me for the con- 
seruatio of y*^ peace & for y*^ well ordering 
Ruleing & gouerning y*^ people in this place, if 
yo" will not afford yo'' presenc, Send yo"" order 
to yo'' Seruants heare to giue quarto'' to y" ac- 
comodation of y*' men (y* ar sent to serue yo") 
Sutable to yo"" concerns heare, and yo" will 
obledge him y' is & euer was since acquanted, 
ridy to serue yo" and at present is S''* yo' Lou- 
ing ifreind &c Ed^^ Willy 

S"" I desier yo" to conjnmnicat this to 

m'' Dimond & send an answer by 

the bearer. A true Coppey E AY : 

Andreiv Dimond 

Since my writing the letter to m"^ Wanewright &c* I have- 
ing yet no answer but se 2 letters directed to his seruants 
w"' y^ follow^ing order to them (viz*) 

To William Stephens at Hogg Island Ipswich the 2 March 
169i Know yo" y*^ I will not neither Entertane any man 
vpon that cost yo''' have writ me of Either by feeding of 
them or paying any thiuge more or less towards y* charge ; 
for I Judge there is no present need & forther let any man 
of the place Know they shall not be master of my Esstate. 


the other letter to y^ same effect. M"" Dimond order as 
ffoUoweth (viz*) 

ftVeind Perkins Ipswich 4 march 169^ These ar to desier 
yo" not to entertane any man or men in my house under y® 
notion of Souljo" vnles they be put vpon yo" by exspres 
order from autboryty, then shall I be wiling to beare what 
they shall Impose to the vtmost of my abillyty, but for the 
present proceding y* ar now on foot amongst yo" ; in as 
much as it was begun w*''out my Consent let it be carryed 
on w^'^out Exspence for my resolution is That I will beare 
no part of this charge and theirfore by these I warne yo"" to 
admit no person into my house vnles as aboue. 

sioned Andrew Dimond. 

Letter from Edward Willy to the Governor Sj- Council. 

Star Island 11'" March 169^ 

Much Honored & Worthy 


By the prouidence of the almighty god after being 
aboard w"' my men two nights in an open Sloupe 
& one night ashore at Marvelhead, Tewsday y® 
23*'' ffebuary in y*" morning we weyed ancor 
and arived at the Isles of Shoales that night, 
whear we mett with kind reception from most of 
the subscribers of y*" petission sent yo'" Hono's In 
Obedience to yo"" Orders I could not Omitt give- 
ing anaccoumpt & advise what might or may oc- 
cur for their Majs** Seruice and the well ordering 
& ruleing y'' people hear, the fishermen of home 
sum of them hath no fam lives hear but upon 
their uovagees according to contract with their 
owners, they com from the maine to auoyd all 
])ublique Sei'uicc & sui)port y*^ p'sent charg y* 
the warr calls (or, as I doe Judg. others y* haue 


famillys hear they doe thear utmost to accomo- 
date men and ar will ins to beare thear charge 
proportionable to thear abillytys thovgh they 
plead much poucrty, «o y' at present I have not 
seteled quartors at y"" Ishmders charge but thirty 
one men & my self, the pore y* is wiling to 
comply is not able and the Rich (vizt) m"" fiVan- 
cies Wanewright Seno"" & Andrew Dimond y* 
Hues at Ipswitch & nf Natha" Baker of Boston 
will not giue any assistance, though they have 
Esstates boates & seruants heare but hath 
given Order to them not to qvarto"" any, so I am 
forced to becom secueryty for dyet whear I can 
get it for y® men that hath no seteled quarto'''' In 
which matter I hope yo"" hono""^ will giue speedy 
aduise and relef me either by more fuller orders 
to force qvartors or remand so many of them 
back to their masters y' wear not hiered men 
but prest for y'^selfes and cam vollenteares in 
this service ; I have writt to m"" Wanewright & 
m'' Dimond a coppey of which I haue Inclosed 
sent yo'' Honor's but as yit I haue no answer, 
when all the boates was at home, last Tewsday 
by the Constables I gaue sumons for all y'' men 
belonging to the Islands to appeare at Starr 
Island, whear the Constables vpon thear re- 
turnes of thear warrants, gaue y*^ names of one 
hundred and six men at \v'='' time I Red y® laws 
miJlitary unto them, which directs how they 
should be furnished w"' armes, they did then 
pretend they most of them haue them, but as 
yet I haue not seen them, nor shall vntill sum 
wether y* confines y*^ boates at home giue an 
oppertunity, their being of y*^ aboue number 
constantly in good wether about ninety of them. 


I hope yo"" houo" will be speedy in hearing my 
complauts and answering them to my releif. I 
assureing they shall not be without nessesity, 
but all things to my best vnderstanding & y^ 
exstent of the power given me (by the helpe of 
y'' lord almighty) be performed I hope to yo"" 
Hono''^ satisfaction & quite w^'^out my com- 
plants. though my burden at presen*^ is great 
haueing but two Sargan'' and three Corporalls 
as yit to helpe me in the affaires of the company 
the blank Commison being yit in my custody 
hear being none capable to officiate, and y*" peo- 
ples complant of the charge, and my unwiling- 
nes to augment it, if I can possable performe yo"" 
Hono""' Seruice y^ I am Intrusted in without doe- 
ing it. and to the helpe of the conseruation ofy® 
peace and well ordering and ruleing the people 
and place I finde none hath power at p'sent but 
M'" John ffabins for Star Island theirfor if yo'" 
Hono""^ see meet to giue the like power to M"" 
Roger Kelley for Smutty nose Island and Hogg 
Island, it countinance authoryty heare, there be- 
ing no other p'son liueing vpon those Islands y* 
1 doe Judge capal)le to serue but he, heare ar two 
Constables one vpon Star Island and one for 
snmty nose & hogg Islands, I find no other order 
amongst y" whearby they ar capable by law to 
make raites therfore if yo' bono''" think convenient 
to appoynt & order the principell persons of y® 
Islands or so may of them as yo" think fit of, to 
Joyne with those y* ar or may be put now by yo"* 
into Commission to make raites for the defraying 
the charge of the Islands for paying the Souljors 
or doeing any thing y' may be of farther vse to 


their defence and saifty against any of their 
Enymis. yo*^ bono"''* orders therin will I uerly 
beleue add uery much to the right ordering of 
those y*^ ar obstinate and the continuance of the 
morose fishermen in good Order in whom I find 
a great alterration since I came amongst them, 
if the people be not now setelled and the place 
left in sum way of capal)le defending y^selfes, 
many after this voyage will go of to y*" majne and 
the place left to be a I'eseptacle of our Enymis 
the place being uery capable to be defended w*"" 
a few men against a great many y' may com 
aganst them, the Islands being naturally well 
fortyfyed, heare artwo great guns at Star Ishmd 
in a small foort but they haue nether powder 
bullet nor match nor a platforme or carrage fitt 
to trauis them on, & their is a very good con- 
veniency vpon Mallago Island wher at p'"sent 
there is no Inhabitants to have a platforme \v"' a 
brest work whear six guns & sutable amonis- 
tion, it commanding Euery Enterance y' coms 
amongst whear thear is landing Excepting y^ 
north side of hogirs Ishmd, w"^*^ mio-ht be other- 
wise with a few men defended. 
If m"" Wanewright m"^ Dimond or Nathanell Baker 
be in Boston I humbly request yo"" hono''^ to send 
for them to giue their reasons why they doe dis- 
corge y^ worke yo" haue sent me about and oth- 
ers y* ar wiling to doe to the utmost of abillyty 
(nay beyond it) for the defence of the place. I 
doubt not but if sent for they will comply and 
not be 111 Exampells (to those y* are hear) any 
longer who will as charge Increses be of m"" 
Wanewright & the rests minde if not timely by 
yo"" bono""' preuented : 


This day majo'" Hutchinson w"' Majo'' Vaghan and 
Cap* iflud came to vew thes Ishmds w'^'' I was 
glad to se & I hope their coming will make yo"^ 
Hon'* forther Orders more Riddyly Obayed. 
which I pray may be Speedyly sent as yo'' Hono" 
may Judge most meet to conduce to answer y* 
end for w'^'' I was sent and it will Euer Ingage 
him in yo'' hono""* service y*^ is yo"" Honers Obedi- 
ent & humble seru' Ed^ Willy 

To the Honora''^ : Simon 
Bradstreet Esq'" and 

the Honora''' : Counssell 
of the Massathusets 

New England 

Address of some of the Inhabitants of the Isles of Sholes to 
the G-Qvernor and QouneiX. 

The honourable Gouernour and Counsell of the Massachu- 

sets Collony sitting in Boston 
The humble address of some of y® Inhabitants of Isles of 

Honourable Gentlemen 

What we designc to troul)le you with at this time, we 
shall (under the dignation of your hon'' leaue) wrap up 
under a testimony, complaint and further request ; our tes- 
timony respects a gratefull humble & hearty acknowledge- 
ment of your abundant fauour which you haue indulg'd us 
withal, inasmuch as you haue been pleased to grant an 


answer to our Petition which in our great Surprise and fear 
we made unto you : forasmuch also as you haue not only 
sent us the complement of men which we desired for our 
defence, but also a commander & connnissioner, in all re- 
gards beyond our Expectation and reciprocall with our 
hopes, being most suitable for us under our present circum- 
stances, nor could your hon''' (as we humbly imagine) haue 
sent a person more zealous for y"" honour of god, promot- 
ing of his worship, & furthering of the generall wellfare & 
prosperity of theire majesties subjects in this place, both in 
ciuill & Ecclesiasticall affaires ; then he whom you haue 
priviledg'd us withall. We haue therfore to complain not 
of the ruler but of those who like Bullocks unaccustomed 
to tho yoke are exceeding loath to be ruled they beins^ many 
of th(!m persons, who came here for an employ, only be- 
cause they would be ungouerned & free from all manner of 
publick charge; & such as thci heretofore we thought would 
be willing to comply with what might be for the preserua- 
tion and good of this place : yet now we finde altogether 
unperswadable to any thing y* is rationall, either for quar- 
tering' the Souldiers or helping to defray the charge of theire 
wages, moreouer seuerall of the owners who haue y*" most 
particular interest here in respect of boats & stages, & haue 
alwayes carryed away the greatest proffit of this place, 
whereby they haue gotten the greatest part of theire es- 
tates, euen Those, are resolued that they will still get what 
they can, but will contribute nothing for the maintaining of 
our publick charge in order to the preseruation of these 
Islands, as by theire orders to theire seruants they haue sig- 
nified unto us.~ Vpon all which accounts we must (to our 
unspeakable griefe) acquaint you, that notwithstanding the 
great obligation conferred upon us by your hon''% in afford- 
ing us your Kinde assistance according to our own request, 
yet our remedy for the aboucnamed reasons, will without 


your further Kindness, proue as bad, if not worse then the 
disease unto us. 

Wherefore our request follows, with which we shall con- 
clude this our address intreatig you will please to give 
some speedy order wherby those, who, th6 theire persons 
are absent, yet haue considerable estates & trade here, may 
pay theire oequall propoi'tion with other proprietors, as also 
that power may be giuen to oblige those that are Thirdsmen 
& other inhabitants in the owners Employ, to allow what 
may be thought rationall to the charge, which will a little 
alleuiate, tho not so much as we must of necessity desire, 
for furthermore we must in all humble manner assure your 
hon'^'^ that the burden under which we already groan contrary 
to our expectation (for we writt our Petition to you in Sur- 
prised great hast, by reason of y® dreadfull apparition &c & 
so had not time to consider of it as we should) the burden 
we say is so uery exceeding great for us, that we cannot 
possibly of our Selues be able to bare it one month together, 
and tho we the sul)scribers & seuerall others are freely will- 
ing to disbust and pay towards the charge according to our 
utmost capascity & ability, yet unless your hon" for the 
preseruation of this part of theire majesties subjects & do- 
minions (which in many respects 'tis a great pitty should 
be lost) will please to assist speedily in mittigating our 
charge & placeing the greatest part of it to the publick 
account of the country in generall, as some haue already in 
particular; and therfore unless you will please to doe as 
aboucsaid &c. we must intreat an immediate order from you 
to draw of all the souldiers att theire monthes end. 

Thus we thought it our duty to returne gratitude for 
what fauour you haue already manifested to us, and to 
spread our complaint and further request to you ; if your 
hon" will please to take special 1 notice and cognizance of 
the one and grant the other ; you will thereby accumulate 
further obligations upon those who pray that all your En- 


terprises may be crowned with diuine and happy success, 
and Remaine your thankfull earnest petitioners & humble 
Servants. ~ 

Isles of Sholes Rog' Kelly 

March. 12. 1691-92. James Blagdon 

Richard Wollcom 

y'' mark of /^ Zi Richard Ambrose 

the marke of \V/ ^^'"^ Lakeman 
thoinas Dimond 
Phillip Odiorne 
Edward Gould 
The honourable Gouernor 
and Counsell of the 
Massachusets Collony 
Sitting In Boston 

These g'sent 
With care and Speed. 

'■'Apprizem^ of M' Christopher'^ Sloop. March 16','^." 

To Cap*^ Samson Stoddard, and Cap' John Walley 
Gent" Whereas the Sloop Supply burthen ab' 5 or 
six & twenty Tuns belonging to Mr. Richard 
Christophei's of New London/ is taken up for 
Maj^ Service in a Voyage to Gascon Bay & their 
John's/ You are therefore to take due order S* 
for the Api)risement of sd Sloop by able & in- 
different persons, and make Return thereof to 
the Council as is Customary. 

By Order of the Gov"" & Council 
Boston March 12*'y Sam Sewall p ord"" 



In pursuance of the aboues*^ Order we haue desired Cap* 
William Clarke and Andrew Belcher mutially chosen by m' 
Rich*^ Christophers and ou"" Selues to Apprise the Slope 
Supply taken up for thire Majts Seruice giuen und"^ ou'' 
hands dated in Boston this :'^ 12 March 169i S 

Samson Stoddard 
John Walley 
Richard Christophers 

Persuant to the within written Order at the request of 
Cap' Sampson Stodard Cap* John AYally and m"" Richard 
Cristophors to Apprise the Slope Suply taken up for thire 
Majts Seruice to goe to Casco Bay and S' Johns for the re- 
lefe of the Captiues ; we haueing had an Inuentory of the 
Tackell and Apparill & Stores belonging to s'^ Slope when 
taken up which we haue hereunto Annexed And haueing 
ben on bord s'' Slope and taken a uew of the body of s** 
Slope and the tackell and Apparill and Stores Contained in 
s*^ Inuentory we doe according to the best of ou"" Judgments 
Apprise and uallew s'^ Slope and Tackell Apparills and 
Stores contained in s** Inuentory at One hundred and 
Eaighty pounds Currant mony of the Massechusetts Col- 
lony in New Engld 

iriuen under ou' hands dated in Boston this 18*^ Merch 

i69i a 

And'" Belcher 
Will-" Clark 

Petition of Charles Makarty 
To the Honour''''' Council in general Sitting at Boston 
The humble petition of Charles Makarty of Salem 
Humbly Sheweth 

That yo'' petition' about a yeare & three quarters 
agoe being in their Maj"''' & this Countrys ser- 


vice in y® Easterne parts as a Corporall iind'^ y® 
Command of Cap* Flood, lost his hand in y*' s^ 
Service w*"' was Tenn weekes vnd"" cure, where 
by he is in a manner wholly disabled from fol- 
lowing any Calling to gcure a maintenance for 
himself & poore family having only hitherto 
rec'' but six pound in Bills of Credit from y^ 
Country & fifteene shill' from y'' Towue of 
Salem, Towards his releife 

Yo"" petition'" therefore humbly prayeth that 
yo"" Hono""' of yo'' Clemency will be pleased 
to take his distressed Condition into yo' 
Hono""^ Serious Considerations & Ord'' 
him some Compensation for y'' Time 
whilst vnd'' cvre, as alsoe to alow him 
such Annval pay for y® future as is gen- 
erally alowed b}^ y*^ King to maimed & 
disabled souldiers for & towards his & 
poore familis maintenance And farther 
prayeth yo"" Hono'' that he may have a 
Lycence granted him to keepe a house of 
publick Entertaineni* for the better Sup- 
port of him selfe & his s'' poore family^ 
otherwise knows not what to doe : 

And yo"" petition'" as in duty 
bound shall ever pray &c 

Letter from Edward Willy 

Starr Island 19"^ March 169i 
Hono'"'^ : S-" : 

I writt to the Honor'"' : Counsell last Saterday by 
the way of Pissquataquay, by the Hono""'' Maio' 
Hutchinson & Maio'" Vaui^han then goeino: from 


Hence being hear to uew this Garrisson and to 
se the Strength of these Islands 1 doubt not but 
yo" will receue their report how matters ar heare 
(as well as Else whear) agreable to mine, and 
I hope for a spedy answer & to have y® farther 
Comands of the counsell to strengthen my hands 
to y*^ ordering and ruleing this people in refer- 
ence to forther assistance in the conseruation of 
the peace and regolateing the persons y' ar able 
& not willing to accommodate the Souldjo" 
under my command, the l)earer our ministor is 
capable to y® honor"''' Counsell to giue a full 
accoumpt how matters stand heare in respect to 
the Islanders my selfe, & souldjo's unto whom I 
hiibly Refer yo*" bono""' 
S"" as formerly I requested y'^ favor, of yo'' remem- 
brance of me, in my absence, so now doe desier 
of yo" the favor to prefer the two petissions in 
yo'" Custody by the hand of m'" Devenport 
(whom I did formerly speak to in y' matter) 
viz') the petission in my owne name & in behalf 
Souljo''' concerned w"' me in the french prize y* 
we tooke, and a petission y' concerns Cap' 
Arnall & Cap' Knot who gaue me letter of at- 
torney to act for them in the matter concerning 
the Ketch y' Cap' Parker was in which was cast- 
away coming from Canada. S'' I pray yo*" par- 
don for this bouldnes and trouble assuering yo" 
y' I shall be very spairing in troubling the 
Counsell or Geno"' Court but as little as possa- 
ble, & the ocations of him will allow of, who is 

Hono''^' S'" 
yo'" fathlull & obdin' 
Seru' : 

Ed"': Willv 


S"" in my last I forgot to wi-itt y^ names of the principell 
inhabitants of these Isles capable of bisnes 

M-- John Fal)e« — 
m' William Lakeman ]VP Roger Kelley — 
^_^ Phillip Odiorne m"' James Blagdon 
C3^ Rich :d Ambrose m'' Thomas Diniond 
_^^^^.^__^ Richard Gould - 

Those y' haue Estats vpon y*" Isles, 
m' flrancis Wanewright 
m"" Andrew Dimond & 
Natha" Baker. 

" L^ to Oap'^^ Willey and the Inhabitants of Isles of Sholes. 

March IQ'' 169J./'" 
Cap"^ Willey 

Yo""* ofy'' 11^'' curr' is lying before the Gov"" and 
council, Avho are glad of y*^ Safe arrival of yo"" 
Selfe and Company, Expecting you would have 
met with a more kind reception than yo" inti- 
mate from some who have no small Interest and 
concerns upon the place ; you have with you a 
Copy of the Pet*^"" Signed by the principal per- 
sons in the Name of themselues and with the 
general consent of the dwellei's there that a 
Cap"° with a Comp^ of 40 Souldier might be 
sent unto their aid and defence, and that good 
Order might be maintained among them, prom- 
iseing to be at y'^ whole charge thereof them- 
selves ; which is not irrational to Expect, con- 
sidering they have hitherto contributed nothing 
towards the general defence which has been very 
expensive and whereof they have received ben- 
efit, haveing also been providentially exempted 
Doc. Vol. v. 24 


from those common calamity^ which have befaln 
others of their neighbo'' and fellow Subjects, 
this charge upon a just computation will not ex- 
ceed their proportion of what has been necessa- 
rily expended for the common Safety. You 
may peruse the inclosed directed unto the Shoal- 
ers and Seal up and deliver the same ; And take 
the first opportunity to advise what Effect it 
hath upon the people, and whither they will 
answer their Engagem*^ of bearing yo*" and Com- 
pany^ whole charges ; which you are to take 
care be effectually Secured And if you find by 
them that they apprehend the charge will be too 
heavy, and it be thought that fewer men may 
Serve the Occasion you may discharge some of 
those you mention that are not of y® hired men 
but were impres't for themselves or went volun- 
teers, Seeing that they be duely paid for their 
time according to y*" accustomed allowance be- 
fore they come away or secured the same ; And 
finally it they will not performe their own En- 
gagement to maintain you there you nmst be 
Satisfied by them for the time you have already 
Served and draw off, and leave them to stand 
upon their own defence Whilst you remain 
Endeavour that the place be put into the best 
posture for defence it's capable of, and let yo"" 
Souldiers be kept upon duty, not doubting of 
yo'" prudent Conduct of this whole Affayre ; In 
which heavens blessing attend you. 


Letter from the Crovernor ^ Council to the Inhabitants of the 
Isles of Sholes. 

19° March 169i 

It was not a little surprising to understand by a Letter 
from Cap"^ Willey that he meets with any diiBculty with 
you for the Entertainment of himselfe and Souldiers, when 
upon yo*" own application, earnest desire and free Engage- 
ment to maintain them, they were not without trouble and 
charge raysed and sent unto you"" aid and succour, at a time 
when you seemed to be under a deep sense and a[)prehen- 
tion of danger ; And however that sense may be now in 
some sort worn off: yet it's rationally thought that Alike 
(if not greater) danger dos still continue ; Nor is it with- 
out just fear's least this Country be invaded this Spring or 
in y^ Sunier advanceing with a fforreign iforce by Sea ; yo"" 
Selves lying more open to such Invasion than some others, 
and what a reproch would it be that their Ma"®^ Subjects 
and Interests should be exposed, and not ouely all their Es- 
tates but their lives too be lost, thr6 a base covetuous hu- 
mor in witholding of what is necessary for their own just 

Your Selves hitherto have shared but little in y'' comon 
calamity with others of yo'' neighbours and fellow subjects ; 
nor have 3'ou contributed towards the charge of War, the 
Support of the Souldiers now with 3^ou for yo"" Enforcenit 
and defence, will not surmount yo"" proportion of the pub- 
lick charge upon a just Acco" to be made thereof; Neither 
has any thing in that kind been imposed upon you, it 
was yo"^ own voluntary offer to provide them with all neces- 
sary^ and to pay them their wages ; which is accordingly 
expected from you. And that you take effectual care by 
such proper methods as you shall thinke most advisable to 
see the same faithfully performed : It w^as not any private 
advantage or our mens want of imployment at home that 


induced the sending of them abroad, their own particular 
Occasions in y^ mean while Suffering ; but their Ma*'^* Ser- 
vice is to be prefer'd ; and should the unwillingness & re- 
fractoriness of any among you to contribute to their Sup- 
port, oblige y" calling of them home, it may occasion no 
small Sorrowfull Reflections, when yo"" Selves and Estates 
become a prey to the Enemy, that you rejected the Assist- 
ance readily offered you upon yo"" desire. 

And Order is now sent unto Cap"*^ Willey that unless he 
be forthw"' sufficiently Secured his own and Company* 
wages, and comfortably provided of Quarters, that he ac- 
cordingly draw off, receiving first Satisfaction for the time 
they have already been on y* service. 
To Mess"^*^ Roger Kelly 

John Fabes To be comunicated to the 

& James Blaadon Inhabitants of Isles of Sholes. 


The Gov"" and Council of their Ma"*"^ Colony of y® 
Ma. Bay in N. England. To Cap"'' Jn° Alden 
Greeting c^'^ 
Whereas you are appoint*^ : to take the command of y® 
Sloop Supply alias Hopewell . set forth for their Mat'' Ser- 
vice in an expedition to y'' Eastern parts for the recovery 
and bringing home the English Captives out of y^ hands of 
y^ Enemy tfrench and Indians These are in their Ma"^* 
Names our Sovereign Lord and Lady W"" and Mary by the 
grace of God of England Scotland ffrance and Ireland King 
and Queen, Defenders of the ffaith to comissionate and im- 
power you with yo"" vessells and men to pursue fight take & 
destroy the s'' ffrench or Indian Enemy, their Vessells or 
goods, that shall fall within yo"" power, bringing what you 
shall so take, with you to this port for Tryal and Adjudica- 
tion ; Connnanding yo' Officers Marrin" and Souldiers to 


Obe}' you as their Captain. And you to observe such Or- 
ders and Instructions as are or shall be given you by the 
Gov"" and Council for their Ma** Service 


To Captain John Alden 

Captain James Convers. 

You being now upon yo"" Voyage to Negotiate the 
Affayre with the Indian Enemy, for the recov- 
ery of y*^ Captives in their hand, For which In- 
structions have formerly been given you and 
are recommended unto yo'' observance. 

You are to Issue that Aft'ayre as far as you can at 
the place appointed for meeting at Casco Bay, 
and what Captives shall be returned unto you 
there, you are to send home in the Sloop Sup- 
ply with Captain Convers putting in at Piscata- 
qua to Set them ashore, and return such men as 
you shall carry with you from thence. 

Captain Convers, with the Sloop Supply being 
come off and Safely set in his way homeward. 
Then you Captain Alden with yo'' own Sloop 
which you are to Enforce so many men as you 
can reasonably Entertain for your defence, are 
to proceed in yo'' Voyage to S' Johns River for 
y^ fetching home of L' Col" Tyng and yo'' Son, 
touching at Penobscott to take in what Captives 
shall be brought thither. And if you have an 
opportunity w"^ safety to bring home the Eng- 
lish Prisoners from Port Royal. 

Take special care in yo*" whole voyage that yo" be 
not Surprised or betrayed into y® hands of y® 


Eoemy either fFrench or Indians. And make 
all possible dispatch you can ; wishing you a 
good Voyage 
Boston March. 19^ 169i 

Capt. Alden to deliver French Soldiers to Moris'^ de Villehone 

To Cap"^ Jn° Alden 

Whereas Mons"" de Villebone did Return the Eng- 
lishmen lately taken with you by a French Ship 
of Warr and carried to S* Johns River, As also 
three Captives redeemed out of the hands of the 
Indian Enemy, and has given his assurance of 
the dismissing of all the rest of the English 
within his power can Expect that the French 
Souldiers brought hither from Port Royal be 
permitted to return unto him. You are there- 
fore Ordered to Entertain such of the ifrench 
Souldiers as shall present themselves unto you 
to take passage for S' Johns River and deliver 
them unto the said Mons"" de Villebone at yo"" 
arrival there. 
19° March. 1G9J 

Letter from Nath^ Hatch to G-ov. Bradstreet. 

Rase Poynt of Cape Cod the 9'" 
afternoon, March 24"^ 169i 
Hon-^ Sy/ 

The last presented your Honour was at Nine a 
Clock this Morning p Nicholas ffollett Master of 
a Brigadine, Since the Wind being far South- 
erly, & a Strong Tide of Ebb Made, I could not 
gett into the harl)our but have Sent the Boate 


Ashoare, who traveled Over to the Same, & 
^ive Ace** That there is no Vessell Riding there, 
great nor Small, they went to two houses usu- 
ally Inhabited One M"^ Peakess & Mayhues, 
One house is broken Open, the Other part of it 
beat down being only Single Deale, and all 
things left Confusedly, So that in all Probabil- 
ity there was Some Mischeif done but by whom 
we Cannot tell, the Reason, we Could not Speak 
with any Person, the Inhabitants being about 
twelve Miles Distant, S'" My Purpose is to Stand 
the Bay Over to Cape Ann, & Consult if any 
Damage is done the fisher}^ & So to Isle of 
Shoales, Then with all Expedition to Return to 
Long Island (viz. M'" Nelson) which was one of 
the Places Appointed by the Committee for 
further Orders, and there Shall Wait y' Hon- 
ours Leasure for the Same, I Take leave to 
Subscribe with Submision 

// Y^ Hon" humble Serv* 

Nathan" Hatch 

To the Honorable 
Symon Broadstreet Esq"" 
Govern'' of their Maj*^^ 
Colony of the Massa^ 
=chusetts // 

// These 

ffor their Majestyes Service 
g Cap* Sampson Waters 
Q D C 


Salem 25 March. 92 
Cap^ Belcher 

Edmon Gayle who was taken by y® port royall Sloop at 
Cape Cod Saith y* abord y*-' Sloop he met w*'* one Philip 
Cock who was taken last Sumer by y'' Indians at Cape 
Sables & Sould to y^ Cap' of y*" Sloope he reports y' at port 
Royall they are a w^eek people haue no fortifications want 
prouision much. & Salt & many of y*" people their will not 
opose y** Eng'"' this Sloop has 43 men (no Grat Guns) has 
14 Oares most of y® men are of y*^ Inhabitants of port Roy- 
all y* haue wiues & Child'' their & haue no amunition at port 
Royall & y*^ men abord are porely armed & fited y® Cap* of 
y^ Sloop Saith y* he has an acc° of what Vessells are bound 
out & in to this Bay. (Certainly we haue some Judases- 
amongst us y* giue information to our Eniniies) y^ said 
Cock thinks it may be very Easy to take & demolish port 
Royall : penobscot &c. we canot be Safe so long as these 
Vipers nests are Standing it is thought y"^ if y'^ Country will 
find Vessells & provision ther may be men Enough found 
to doe y*" w^orke no purchas no pay : & if they may be dis- 
patched away quickly may Either take these roges here at 
Cape Cod or at port Royall. y'' Cap* of this Sloop further 
Saith y* they Expect Eight men of warr from y*" West, 
Indies in the next month. 

^''Letter from Major T. Hinehinan.'''' 

May it pleas yo"" Honour 

Yesterday y"* old Sachem Wonnalansctt & Wottonoomurn 
Came in to m"" Tyngs, & are now at my hous, y'" familys 
they have left on this Side pennecook y'' is desire y* they 
may be pmitted to live w*'" y'- English : last Surher they say 
they came from Mon Royall, w'' VVottonoomu saith he hath 
been a prisoner about a year, he saith he w*'' others were 
first taken by y"-' Eastern Indians fro who they Escaped &. 


afterward by ffrench Indians : y*^ old Sachem is vncapable of 
Travailing to Boston, If y*" Councill pleas to send any to 
disco'"s him here or at Billireca I shall wait y"^ Signification 
of y"" pleasure y'in, & whilst an order Conies Concerning 
y shall Take Care of y, y"" familys will Exspeet y"" family in 
within 4 days becaus they ly in danger & may want pro- 
vision, w* Account these Indians give of y*' Travails suffer- 
ings Actings off y" ffrench &c : sees to Agree w"' w' reports 
have been Among us. I hubly Crave y*^ H'' Govern"^ will g 
y® bearer send a line Concerning his pleasure as to y® 
premises. — 

I am yo'' Hon'"* huble Serv" 


25 March 1692. 

Tho : Hinchman 


By the Governo"" and Council. 

Upon Consideration of the present danger to Ships and 
other Vessells inward and outward bound, by reason of a 
Vessell of the ffrench Enemy lying upon the Coast : It's 
Ordered That all Ships and other Vessells lying in any 
Port or harbour within this Governm* be and hereby are 
restreined and Prohibited from Sanding out or departing 
thence until further Order : the cleerings or dispatches to 
any already granted notwithstanding: And the Captain of 
the Castle and Officers of the several Ports are herel)y re- 
quired to see to the effectual Observance of this Order. - 

And forasmuch as there is a prospect of the Expence of a 
considerable Quantity of Provisions in the publick Occasions 
for their Ma"^* Service, relating unto the War and the com- 
mon Safety, and but little expected in from other parts. 

It's likewise Ordered That from and after the date and 
publication hereof, no kind of provisions, (Fish and Mack- 


arel onely Excepted) be laden or put on board any Ship or 
other Vessell for Exportation ; Or be carried out of this 

Boston March. 26° 

P order ut Supra 

Js* : Addington Secry 

Capt. Match to Cruise upon the Coasts ^c. 

By the Governo"" & Council 
Capt" Hatch 

These are to Order you forthwith to set Sayle with the 
Sloop Mary whereof you are Comander and Cruise upon the 
Coast for y*" Security of Merchant Ships and other Vessells 
inward and outward bound, giveing them all the protection 
& Assistance you may be capable of And make yo'' course 
first towards the Eastward as far as Casco Bay and speake 
with Captain Alden if not gone from thence and give him y^ 
notice of a Vessell fiting out for the Bay of flundy agreeing 
with him of a place where they may meet him and signify y® 
same in a Letter by the first opportunity you can ; Endeav- 
our the pursuit and prosecution of any Vessells of the 
ffrench that you descry or shall have the notice of; Let 
yo'' chiefe Station be according to former Orders and take 
all opportunitys to advise of yo'" proceedings ; Praying God 
to give yo" Success. 

Boston. March. 29° 1692 

Capt. Hatch's Instructions, March 29, 1692. 

Captain Hatch./- 

These are to Order you forthwith with yo'' Vessell 
and men to set Sayle towards the Eastern Shore 


in pursuit of the tfrench Vessell thtit has lately 
annoyed this Coast and use utmost dilij^cnce for 
the finding and attacking of them ; And call in 
at Casco Bay to speake with Cap"" Alden if not 
gone from thence, and give him what assistance 
you are capable of, and for the safe bringing oflf 
the Captives in case they be recovered out 
of the hand of the Enemy ; and having done 
what you are capable of there, return back again 
in to the Bay, and cruise betwixt the Capes for 
the Security of Navigation, and the prosecution 
of any of the Ships or Vessells of the Enemy 
that you may descry or shall have the Notice of ; 
until farther Orders arrive unto you, which you 
may Expect ; Praying God to give you Success 
in yo'' Enterprize. 

" Cap'^^ Southacks Instructions, March 1692 " 

To Captain Cyprian Southack Commander 
of the Briganteen William & Mary./. 

Whereas this Coast has lately been annoyed by a Vessell 
nian'd with French men and others comeing from Port Royal 
or S*^ Johns River, who have committed divers Spoyles, and 
Surprised several vessells with their goods belonging to 
their Ma*'''^ Liege people of this place And the Briganteen 
William and Mary, whereof you are Comander being Set 
forth on their Ma"'^'' Service to pursue and attack the said 
Enemy, and for the recovery of said Vessells and goods and 
the doing of such further Service against their Ma"'=' Ene- 
mies flfrench or Indians as you may be capable of and shall 
have opportunity for. 

In Prosecution thereof you are to Observe the following 


At yo' going forth you are to speake with Captain Hatch, 
Commander of the Sloop Mary, if you see her in yo"" course, 
that you may be Informed by him where you shall meet w"' 
Cap"*^ John Alden, who is hereby appointed to accompany 
you w"' his Vessell, and Impoured to be of Council with & 
Assisting unto you in the pursuance of yo'' designe into the 
Bay of Fundy ; Missing of Captain Hatch, you are to touch 
at Mares Point in Casco Bay, and Captain Alden being gone 
from thence, Sayle forward to Naskeag and any other place 
of which you shall have notice or may Suppose him to be 
gone unto ; And with him (in case of yo"" meeting together) 
or otherwise with yo'' own Vessell pursue after the said En- 
emy to Penobscot, S'^ Johns River, Port Royal or elsewhere 
Avithin the said Bay, where you shall understand or suppose 
most probable to find them, and them take Seize fight or 
destroy, with such others as have or do harbour aid and 
assist them in their hostility's ag' their Ma"''' Subjects, with 
all such Vessells and Goods as you shall find belonging to 
them or in their possession, and bring or send them unto 
this Port in order to a Tryal and adjudication. 

In case you hear of the said Enemy or any of them at 
Port Royal, there meditate and practice the most Easy 
waies and Methods for the recovery and Seizing of them, 
that you can, SO as to avoid all Violence or injury to such 
of the Inhabitants as continue firm in their Obedience to 
the Crown of England, requiring their Assistance and En- 
couraging them in their duty but suffer no Vessell capable 
of being improved for further mischiefe to remain in the 
hands of any of the ffrench Nation if they fall within j^our 

Improve your utmost diligence in the dispatch of this 
Affayrc lest some French Vessells should arrive of too great 
a force for you, and be very carefull in looking out to pre- 
vent your being Surprised or betrayed ; doing the utmost 
Service you can in the time for the makeing of Spoyle up on 


their Ma"''^ Enemy% French and Indians, And giveing As- 
sistance to their Ma"'-'* Subjects. — 

See that yo'' Officers Marrin" and Souldiors be Sutably 
provided and keep them in good Order and under Com- 
mand, and Let all prophaness, cursing Swearing or Blas- 
phemy be Suppressed and duely punished, And the holy 
Name of God be duely Sanctified in daily worshiping of 
him./. — 

Dated at Boston March. 31°. 1692 
By Order of the Gov"- & Council 

Js"* Addington Secry/ Signed. Sim Bradstreet Gov"" 
A true Copy of my Instructions 

Rec'' from the Gov"" and Council 

g nie Cyprian Southack 

Petition of Thomas Footman. 
March the 29''^ 1692 

to the honorable Court now sitting in portsm" the 
humble peticon of thomas ffootman humbly Shueth 
that youer petitioner being Imprest almost two years past 
to serue their magstys and one the first Expedition was 
Listed vnder the honrable Cap^ John floyd where upon y^ 
first ffight our commander had (which was at osteriuer New 
town) your petitioner was wounded, on which wounds your 
petitioner is not healed, nor cannot Exspect to be euer Able 
to work to get a Competant Liueing, your peticoner beino: 
Reduced to so weake ami Low Estate nothing to help him- 
selfi" for present nor for futuer no wages Rescued, nor non 
to pitte a pore wounded soulder, Charritye also grone Cold 
the docters they demand rnony, your peticioner hauing for 
hmiselfi' nether meat nor drink nor Cloths, makes your pe- 
ticconer humble addres his pore and miserable Lowe Con- 
dition to this honorable Court humbly Craueing Releff 


not douting but this honorable Court will be 
plesed to Consider youer peticeoners Case and 
find a way that your petitioner may may be Re- 
leued & your petitioner shall pray 

Thomas fFootman 
The Court haueing Considered the petitioner & not being 
in a Capasaty to yeld Releue in this matter Refere the 
petitioner to to the honrable the gouener & Councle : 

John Pickerin Clark — 
A trew Copy of the petition on file in the quarter 
Court Records : taken this 5"^ : of Aprill 1692 

John Pickerin Clark 

This is to Sartifi tham to home it may Consarn that I 
Imprast Thomas footman on the 20 day of June 1690 per 
order of Maj°'' Vaughan for the Exspedition to Winipisiocke 

gisCataway Aprill the 4 Day 1692. Lowis and Cristan 
Willames aCount of ther Charg to Thomas fottman for his 
tendance and seuen months diate during the Cure in which 
time the said fottman not able to put on his Cloathes which 
is 7 : Shillings and : 6 pence a week. 

For his Cure to the Cherorgon this 7 months time which 
is 6 pound to me 

John Dauies 

Petition of Thomas Footman 

To the Honour'^'^ the Goucrner of their Maj"" 
Colloney Massatusets in New England- 

The Humble Petition of Thomas Footman 
Humbly sheweth 

That Your peticoncr being Imprest about 2 years 
Since in their Majes*' Seruice and Serued vnder 
Capt. John Floyd, and in flight wee had at 


Oyster Riuer yo'" Peticouer was greiuiously 
wounded of which wound he is not healed, but is 
disinabled for euer to get his Lieuing by Labour 
of his hands Your peticoner was aduised to peti- 
tion a Court y* was holden at Portsmouth y® 
29''' of March Last, (for Reliefe) accordingly 
your Peticoner did. That Court aduised me 
to petition your Honours, y^ said Court hath 
also Referd y* petion Signed by y^ Ckrk to your 
Honours as by y'' the Enclosed appears. 

Your petitioner most Humbly prayes that 
your Honours would be graciously pleased 
to Con[sider] the poor and miserable 
Case of your petitioner and finde a way 
for his Releife and yo*" peticon"" shall pray 
Thomas Footman 

Robert Mitchell aged 24 years or thereabouts sayth that 
beinge master of the Barke Mar}^ belonging to Kittery in 
the county of Yorke alius the prouince of Mayne ; beinge 
ariued from Salt tartudas and saylinge into the riuer of pis- 
cataqua in order to my sayling ouer to Kittery side where 
my owner dweleth ; but seeing y*^ fliigg abroade upon the 
fort at Hampshire I struck downe both my top sayles in 
honour to the theire Maiestys ftagg — but cominge in with 
both my topsayles downe, notwithstanding soe soon as I 
cam within shott they fyred a great shott at me and withall 
hayld me. And comanded me to com in under the fort and 
com to an anker, on which I informed them that I was 
bound ouer to the other side meaninge the prouince of 
Mayne, they answeard me if I did not luff up & com to an 
Anckore there, he would fyer through me, where upon be- 
ing comanded I cam to an anker and haised out my boat, 
and went ashore, and went to the deput}" Collecters hous 
where the gouernor and deputy collector was together it 


being Saturday in the after noon about one or two of the 
clock being the sixt day of May, at which time he informed 
both the gouernour and deputy Collecter from whence he 
cam and what his loadinge was ; after som questions the 
souernour informed him that he must enter & unlade theare, 
then the depon*^ sayd to him he could not doe any such 
thinge ; before he had spoken with his owner, one which 
takeinge his leau ; he presently went one the other side to 
his owner which was M'' Peperill & informd him what the 
gouernour aflbrsayd had sayd unto him : on which his owner 
informed him, that he would not enter nor unloade of that 
side, neither did he beleive that they had any power to com- 
and him soe to doe, becaus here was a Nauall office on this 
side, and comanded me the depon*^ to make a report of his 
ariuall unto Cap* Hooke where he entere'd & cleared when 
he went out and then to goe ouer agayn to the great Island 
& to take his mate and som other of his company with him 
and demand the liberty of the Gouernour to bringe away 
the vessell unto Kittery side, and take of the sayles, and 
accordingly he went and made the report unto the sayd 
Hooke, & afterwards went ouer to the great Island & tooke 
his mate John Moore & two of his men and went to s'^ Gou- 
ern'' ; and desired liberty of him to take y*= vessell to carry 
her ouer to Atend his ownei'S order, on which sayd gou'' in- 
formed hiiu if he offered to budge or waygh an anker he 
would sink him ; then the depon* sayd he must goe & move 
the vessell but the goucrn'' ; bid him be gon for he would 
answere him noe questions ; one which he went abourde & 
moved y'^ vessell in a short time after there cam abourd two 
men with a warrent as they sayd from the gou^ to remayn 
abourde & to see that there was nothinge taken out of the 
vessell, nor the vessell to sturr chargeing them if they did 
to giue notice of it to the fort by fyring of a muskett, both 
which men were armed, one which the depon* did desire a 
copy of sayd warrent but they refused it sayinge that theyr 


order was to the contrary ; where they remayned and on 
monday followinge in the morninge the depon* went agayn 
to the sayd gou% and desired liberty to com ouer on Kittery 
side or els to sayle for Boston on which the gou"" replyed 
that he should not stur without he entered & payd powder 
money, on which the depon' went on Kittery side to giue 
his owner an account thereof", hut hetbre he returned to his 
vesseil agayn ; the Dep' Collect'", had been one bourd & 
clapt the broad I^ on the mast and sealed the hatches 
which was about twelue of the clocke, and doe still remayn 
in there custody — 

Robert Michel! cam & made oath to the uerity of 

all the within & aboue written this 8"' of May 


Before me Francis Hooke Just pea 

John Moore Noah Parker, Pris. Silke & Thomas Millford 
cam and made oath to the veritty of all the within & aboue 
written exepting the discours that was l)etween the gouern'^ 
and master and Collect'', when s'' master went Hrst ashore 
as alsoe one the monday morninge followinge, nither doe 
they know the discours that was from time to time between 
the owner and master all the rest they haue made oath unto 
this 8"' day of May 1693 

Before me Francis Hooke Just pea 

Noah Parker & Thomas Millford did not here the gouer"" 
say that he wood sink the vesseil the seccond time the mas- 
ter went ashore, but all the rest of the depon'^ heard him 
say soe. 

Sworn before me this 8"' of May 93 

Before me Francis Hooke Just pe 

Doc. Vol. v. 25 


Petition of W^ Peprell June 6, 1693. 
To his Excelly S"" W"^ Phips & the Hon'^'« Councel for their 
Ma''"' Province of the Massachusets Bay in New England. 
The Humble Peticon of W™ Peprel of Kittery in y* 
Province afores*^ Mariner, 
In most humble wise Sheweth 

That yo"- 
Peticon' made Application to his P^xc''^ and this hon"^^ 
Board on the 18"> day of May last past by Peticon spread- 
ing his case before yo" concerning the Seizing and de- 
teyning of his Barque Called the Mary laden with Salt 
from Tortudas prosecuting hei- Voyage towards her intended 
port of Kittery but was compelled thr6 terrors and threat- 
nings after lawfull entry at their Ma"^^ Naval OiEce at Kit- 
tery and an unjust Seizure l)y Pheasant Eastwick to enter 
at Portsm° by Robert Michel the Mast'' Contrary to yo' 
Peticon"" y« (Owners Order to him the s'' Master and unless 
several unreasonable Exactions be payd yo'' Peticon" Ves- 
sell and lading must and wilbe by force kept and deteined 
from him In answer to w*"'' Peticon and Complaint yo"" Peti- 
con" was favoured with the Assistance of his Excellencys 
Letf directed to John Usher Esq'' Liev* Governo'' of the 
Province of New Hampshire to dismiss the s*^* Barque or set 
forth the cause of her Deteyner w'''' s"^ Letter Arrived not 
until the s*^ John Usher Esq"" was on board a Sloop on his 
way -toward Boston but was reed read and Answered by 
Nathsmeel Fryer then President That by Order of s'^ Usher 
the Barque must not he removed untill such time as Pow- 
der money was Payd for the last and this Voyage and Way- 
ters Charge & whatsoever appeared to be due nor that the 
s'' Barque should be pmitted to unlade her Salt at Kittery 
w'^*' is testifyed under the hand of Cap* Francis Hooke one 
of their Ma"''' ,Ius"*"' of the Peace for s'' Countie Now may 
it please Yo' Exc"^ and the Hon'''^ Board seeing Ju° Usher 


Esq"^ is now resident in Boston tliat he may be certified of 
yo'' good pleasure herein and Summoned to shew what 
Authority or ground he hath for the said illegall Seizure 
and detinue and may be ordered to release the s^ Barque 
and that yo'' Peticon'' may be directed by yo*" Wisdome to 
do that which shalbe most for y® Honour of their Ma"" 
Gratious Charter to this Province the good & Interest of 
the Inhabitants thereof and yo"" Peticon"^' owne benefitt & 

And Your Petition"" As in Duty bound will 
always p''ay &c 

William Peprell 
June 6'^ 
Anno Dofii 

M^ Hathorn 

M-- Baffin & 

Cap"'' Thomas 

Appoint*^ to wait on m"" Usher 

to know upon w* grounds he 

detains y'^ Vessell. 

who return'' m'' Usher did 

lay claim to y® whole River 

Thomas Millford testyfyeth & saith that one the 27''^ of 
June last beinge at the great Island with Robert Mitchell 
master of the Barque Mary at M"" Hincks his hous at which 
time he heard the Master ask M"" Dauis who it was that de- 
tayned the barque from him, the s*^ Dauis replyd that he 
did it by uertue of the gou"^' order & warrent on which the 
depon', with some other of the company belongeinoe to sayd 
Barque asked of M' Dauis who : should pay them theire 


wadges for they were poore men & could not beare it one 
which Dauis replyed that if they would yeld up the Barque 
to him he would soone gett theire wadges for them, And 
further sayth that the Master & himself with others of the 
company went presently to Cap*^ Walten And desired of him 
to know who it was that detayned the sayd Barque, whose 
answear was that it was he by M"" Hincks his order ; and if 
he would bring aline or two from under M^' Hincks his hand 
he would lett her goe, then the master replyed M"" Hincks 
denyes that he did stopp her, then s^ Walten declared that 
M' Hincks sent him an order to mak redy fine or seauen 
o-uns, that if the vessell did offer to sturr, that he should 
fire & not miss but teare the uessell and men in peeses if he 
could ; And further sayth that a night or two after s*^ Wal- 
ten sent two men armed abourd the Barque to comand 
him the depon* & another of the seamen ashore ; but y^ 
depo' refused, & sayd he had noe business ashore, for the 
barque was his habitation then s'' Walten caled to the men 
he sent abourde, & asked them whether they woold com 
ashore or not on w4iich they Answeared that the seamen re- 
fused to com ashore one which sayd Walten comanded his 
men to goe into theire Kaneu cleare of the Barque for he 
would bringe his gunns to Beare & teare the Barque all in 
peeces if they did not com ashore, one which they went 
ashore, & Asked s^^ Walten where he should haue enter- 
taynment who answeard the deuell should gett him lodg- 
inge for he would not pay for any, on w'^'' the depon* sayd 
he would goe aboarde agayne one which s'^ Walten caled to 
his gard which he had putt aboarde, & comanded them if 
s"* seamen cam aboarde to shoot them thorow, & alsoe com- 
anded the watch at y' fort to fyre at them if they did offer 
to goe abourde ; and further the depon^ sayth that they 
would not suffer the s" master to bringe ouer the Barque 
after all theyr demands was payd, on which the master was 
constrayned to gett boats and to fetch the salt from on 


bourd the Barqu from great Island which was much to the 
owners danuuloe ; & further sayth not. 

Thomas Millford & Prise 8ilke cam & made oath 
to the verity of all the aboue w^ritten the 5**" day 
of Jully 1693 

Before me Francis Hooke Just pea 


Robert jNIitchell comander of the Barque Mary sayth that 
one the 25 day of June his owner cam home from Bostone 
and by his order he went the next day to the great Island 
to M"" Hincks & demanded the sayd Barque whos answear 
was that he should not cary her away, though for his part 
he was not at home when shee came into the riuer but had he 
been there he would have done the like &, is resolued if M"" 
peperill haue any uessell com into the harl)or he would doe 
the like as haue been done by this, the same day the depoii* 
went volentarily without M'' peperills order ; because he 
would free himself from further trouble and p"* AP Estwick 
45* for powder money & soe obtayned from him a permitt 
to unloade and accordingly went ouer the next day, because 
M'' Hincks refused to lett the barque to be brought ouer on 
Kittery side for to unloade; but if he did pay all charges 
he might haue a pmitt to goe to Boston, but should not goe 
ouer to Kittery side, on which y'' depon*^ pcured boats to 
unloade the salt at great Island so as to bringe it ouer to 
Kittery but haueing in part loaded one of them with salt, 
there cam abourd Cap* Waltcn & declared that he should 
not cary away from the side any salt before he had payd all 
other charges that is for the wayghters which was three 
pounds fourteen shillings, which: I did pay & after that 
had liberty giuen me to unloade there and did accordingly 
after a great deal of charge gett ouer all the salt left & uu- 
wasted in seuerall boats/ 


further the depon* sayth that when M'' fFollet was at the 
Isle of Sholes loaden with salt there cam on bourde of the 
s'' Barque which was about the later end of May last Fra : 
Tucker of the great Island with some others sent as he 
supose by M' Vsher, for Vsher then cald from the shore to 
s^ Tucker & ordered him to make hast ashore upon which s^ 
Tucker took two of his company & sayd they must goe into 
the boate to row them ouer to the Isle of sholes & accord- 
ingly caryed them away & further sayth not 

Taken on oath this 5^^ day 
of July 1693 
Before me Francis Hooke Just pea 


To his Excellency S"" W°^ Phips Kn* Cap- GenerS & Gov- 
ern'" in Chief of their Ma"^" Province of the Massachusets 
Bay in New England and the Hon'^''^ the Council for y^ same 
Together with the Representatives of the s*^ Province con- 
vened in one Great & Generall Court or Assembly now 
sitting at y^ Town House in Boston in y" Province aforesaid. 

The Humble Peticou of William Peprel of Kittery in y* 
Province afores*^ Marin' Unto this Great & Hon'^"^ Court in 
most humble wise Sheweth & Complaineth 

That upon the Sixth day of May last past Yo"" Peticon"-^ 
Barq, called the Mary Robert Mitchel Ma'" thereof arriued 
(laden with Salt from Tortudas) at the Mouth of Piscata- 
qua River intending to sayle to Kittery according to his 
Orders and Instructions but sayling I)y the Fort at Great 
Island in the Province of New Hamphire altho her Top- 
sayles were Lowred a Great Gun was fired from the said 
Fort with a Cross her forefoot whereupon she bore up and 
commins: neer v^ fort those in the Fort commanded her to 
come to an Anchor threatning if y^^ did not luff and come 
to Anchor they would fire at her Whereupon being under 


command were forced so to do. The master going on Shoar 
found John Usher Esquire & y^ Deputy Collector together 
which s'' John Usher Esq' declared to the said Masf that it 
was his will and pleasure that the s** Mitchel should Enter 
and unlade his Barque there and pay Powder Money both 
for this and the last Voyage and if he did offer to budg or 
weigh an Anchor he would sink him as by Affidavit of the 
s** Master and Company taken before Cap* Francis Hooke 
one of their Ma"''' Justices of the Peace for y^ s'^ Province 
bearinir date the Eiohth day of Mav last reference there- 
unto being had doth and may more fully appeare And not- 
withstanding Application hath been made unto the s'^ John 
Usher Esq"" again and againe yet the said Barq and lading is 
illegally and unjustly deteyned to the very great Damage of 
yo'' Peticon"" And therefore yo' Peticon'' desires to spread his 
case before this great and hon''''' Court craving Redress by 
reason it is not of private but Publick concerne All y*' In- 
habitants of this Province being therein concerned and had 
it not been for vo"^ Peticon" hearty good Will which he doth 
& did always bear to the Interest and Welfare of New Eng- 
land, might for a very triviall matter have avoided all Dam- 
age hereby and yo'' Peticon'" being confirmed by His Excel- 
lency S"" William Phi})s o"" bono"' & Worthy Goveruour and 
patriot that the forcing any to Enter and unlade & pay 
powder Money there who were not bound into that Province 
that it was Illegal & unjust usurpation, wherefore yo"" Peti- 
con'' lookes upon himself oblidged both in Duty and Con- 
science to endeavour to preserve our Rights in opposing the 
same according to his capacity and ability and the Governm* 
having made provision for the Erecting of an Naval Office 
on the Province of Mayn side of the River at Kittery and 
it was never known that ever any Governo"^ of the Province 
of New Hampshire was so arrogant as to impose or Demand 
the same being also contrary to Use and Custome of all 
other their Ma"^^ Colonics in America or Elsewhere And 


yo"" Peticon' is incouraged from the Royall Grants of their 
Ma"^'" Royall Predecesso'^'* to y'' Province of main which 
is far more antient then y'' Province of New Hampshire and 
the full and concurrent Vote of the Jnhabitants at a Legall 
Towne meeting in the s** Towne of Kittery for there assert- 
ing the Rights and priviledges of y*^ Inhabitants of this 
Province y*^ they would assist and stand by the same and 
not knowing any other means of Remedy save by this Great 
& hono'''^ Court and well knowing that if this matter should 
pass over by Submission concession or easy complyance it 
wilbe a means of giving those who claime it a confidence 
for the future to put in execution all their Illegal Imposi- 
tions and Determinacons ag* the Rights and priviledges of 
the Inhabitan*^ of this Province in that place Therefore yo'" 
Peticon"^ Earnestly implores that this Hon''''^ Court will take 
the matter into their Serious Grave and Judicious Conside- 
racon and not Sufter the Privilidges w*^'' by their Royall 
Ma"" & their Royall predecesso'** by their Royal Charters 
have given and Granted to and entrusted you with to be 
violiited intruded on and rendered insignificant by such who 
designe not the Welfare of this their Ma"''" Province and to 
Order remedy and redress as to your great Wisdomes shall 
seem meet And direct yo"^ Peticon'' what he shall and ought 
to doe Yo*' Peticon"" looking u})on you as his Polestarr to con- 
duct him and direct him out of the Labyrinth of this Ardu- 
ous Afi'ayre Which if this Great and bono"' Court shall 
Vouchsafe to grant it shall alwa^^es maintain in yo'' [)eticon°' 
a thankfull Remembrance and due acknowledge'' of the 
same — . 

And yo'" Peticon"" as in Duty bound shall always pray &c 

"William Peprell 

Reed July 11'" 1693. 

Sent into y'' house of Represen- 
tatives July. 11'" 1()93. 


Read tit the Council Board June l(V^ 
1693. John Usher Esq' bemg present. 

Petition of John Wheelwright. 

To his Exilencey S"" W°> Phips Kn* Capt" Gener" and 
Gov"" in Cheife of their Maj'' province of the Massatusets 
Bay in New England- 

And y*" Honour'"° their Maj'^ Councill in said province. 
Together with y*^ honoured hous of Deputyes, all assembled 
in Geiierall Court sitting in Boston (p"" his Exelenc'* Espes- 
ciall Coinand) Novem^y^ (8"') 1693 

John Wheelwright of Wells in y^ County of York in the 
province afors** his petetion afors*^ most Humbley sheweth, 
y^ ..ince it hath pleased y*" allwise god to suffer A Long and 
bloody warr to happen amongst vs, and it hath fallen very 
sorely vpon this poore County, and your Exel^* poore pet- 
tetioner hath felt A great share thereof, whereby 1 (as well 
as others) am reduced to great uessesset3^es, and since it 
hath (of late) pleased god to grant vs a little respit If it 
continue, I think it my duty to be putting my selfe in y® 
best way y*^ I can to recrute, and to gitt into some feizable 
way to y^ End y' I may be better able to bare vp in all pub- 
licque charges, And there being A place vpon Cape porpos 
River, not far from Wells, it Lyeth al>out sixteen Miles 
from y'' sea ; about six Miles vpinto y*" Countre}^ aboue y" 
bounds of y" Townes, which place is very Convenient to 
l)uild A sjiwmill vpon, which may not only be A pri- 
vate but A publicque benuifett and it is adioyning to 
M"" Simons his ffarme on y^ south west side of y*" river and 
those GentlefTi. that have bought y* farme of M'' Simons, 
Intend to build A sawmill there, and Your petetion'' is de- 
sirous to Joyne with them therein, y*^ which I Aprehend we 
Cannot legaly do without this Honourab'*' Courts leaue, be- 


cause it is land y* is Volgerly Called Comon or Countrey 
land y* is on one side y® river, y® other side is proyjriaty as 
afors'', now since y** land belongs to their Maj'% my humble 
prayer to your Exelencey & your hon"''* is y* you would be 
pleas to grant me a liberty to sett A Sawmill there, with A 
liberty to cutt some timber, in y* countrey land, for y*^ sup- 
ply of s'^ Mill, on y' side, for they y* own y^ Other side 
haue timber Enough, and this y* I request is only A pitch- 
pine-plaine there is no Masts nor such like trees thereabouts 
and will be no damage to their Maj'^ vpon y* account ; and 
as I haue both with person and Estate borne my part, in 
their Maj*' servis ag'* y® ffrench and Indian Enemy hithertoo, 
so I hope (If need require) I shall redely do againe, not 
only in y* but all bounden duty, so not doubting of A fa- 
vourable answer, I forbare to trouble your Exel^^ & this 
hon*''^ Court with any moor words but rest, subscribing my 
selfe your most Humble serv' 

j^o Wheelwright 

Upon Reading the within Petition in Council Nov"^ IS^*"- 
1693, Ordered That Francis Hooke and Charles Frost Esq^ 
and m'' Jonathan Hammond of Wells be a Committee to 
make Inquiry if there be any Claims to the Land Petitioned 
for, and a general Survey of the Quantity and Quality 
thereof and to Report the same in order to grantinsf the 
Pef what he moves for. ~ 

= Js^ Addington Secfy./ 

the within Petition being Read the Representatiues 
haue voted their Concurrance to what is aboue 
written Boston Novbr 14^" 93. 

Natha : Byfield Speaker 

In p''suance of this order within writen Wee whose names 
are Vnder writen being appoynted there vnto haue ben vpon 
the place and doe finde the falls to be within the Towns 


bounds of Wells but the timber Chefely with out which 

must Come down the Riuer by water a Considerable way. 

Dated in Wells this IS^"^ May 1694 

Francis Hooked 

Charles ffrost } Committee 

Jona° Hamond f 

Petition of Sam} Wheelwright ^ W^ Screven 

To his Exellency 
S'' William Phipps Knight Cap* Gen" and Gov'' of their 
Majestys province of the Masathusets in New England 
and the honored Councill and Representatives convened 
in great and Gen" assembly in Boston this 10 of instant 
November 1693 

The Most humble pettitiou of Sam" Wheelwrite and Will"* 
Screven in behalf of the County of York, allies, province of 
Maine most humbly sheweth 

That wheras for a long Time Notwithstanding the sev- 
erall circomstances of goverment we have always had a 
superiour Court : but Now since this Goverment by which 
we hoped To Enjoy our former priveledges. a superiour 
Court is Taken from us and men may be sued to Boston in 
any action above ten pounds, which besides the loss of so 
Great a priveledge, will be greatly detrimentall to poor men 
in our County, wherfore your humble pettitioners pray 
your honours serious Concideration in this matter as also a 
Restoration of our so long inioyed and much desired prive- 
ledg of a Superiour Court as in other Countys : wherby your 
humble petitioners shall be oblidged ever to pray. 

William Screven 
Sam" Wheelwright 

Voted & past in the Affirmative & sent vp to his Excell 
& Councill for their Concurrance. 
Boston Novb"- 22'^ 1693 

Natha^ Byfield Speaker 


Read, Voted and past in the Affirmative Novemb'' 23*^ 
1693. in Council 

Js* Addington Seefy 

Petition of Sam'' Wheelwright in behalf of Wells and Yorh^ 

To his Excellencie the Governor, the Honourable 

Councell and Representatives in Generall Court 


The humble request and motion of Samuel Wheelwright 

by the desire and in the behalfe of the Towns of Wells and 

York which Towns he is chosen to represent in this great 

Assembly : 

This Honoured Court is we doubt not very sensible of the 
great and awfull Providences we have been & are yet labor- 
boring under whereby we have been deprived of the minis- 
try and through our great and extraordinary losses we are 
disinabled for the support of such to preach the Gospel to 
us as we doe earnestly desire. Therfore we humbly re- 
quest that this Ho noured Court w^ould so far favor us in our 
low Estate as to encourage us with such present mainte- 
nance of a Minister in each place : as we when we have and 
shall do our utmost may be short of hopeing that it will not 
be long if the Lord continue peace and prosperity but we 
shall be able as foruierly to maintaine the ministry amongst 
us without any charge to the publick. Your granting our 
request will very much oblige your Petitioners who shall as 
in duty bound ever pray &c. 
The 15 of Nov: 1693. 

Sam" Wheelwright 
Read 1 time 15. 1693 
Read 2'' time afternoon 
"Read 23"" 


All accompt of Sould" dyeted in his Miij^'s Service 

in Yorkc in the Yeare 1694 by Old"- of Maj^ 

Hook and are yet Unpayd — 

Billitting £ s d 

Aurther Braggdon 1 man from 16 Aprill to | 

y^ 20 Sep-" 22 weekes 3 days | 

Jer. Moulton 1 man from 16 Aprill 20 SepH- } 

\ yjo 07 Od 
following 22 weeks 3 days j 

& one more from 16 Aprill to y'^ 3"^ June 7 ) ^. „ 

weekes at 3^ p j 

Abram Prebell 1 man from y*" 16 Aprill to I , „ r.-, ^ . 

y« 20"> Septr 22 weeks 3 days j 

Mathew Austen 1 man from y'^ 16 Aprill to ) ^o ^r, ^^ 

y<= 20**^ Septr 22 weeks 3 days ( 

& one more from y'' 16 Aprill to y*" 3 July \ r.-, -.o 

11 weeks 1 day at 3' p j 

James Plaistead 1 man from 3 July to y'' ) ^-. ^ . _ 

20 Seph- 11 weeks 2 days at 3" p j 

Henry Milburry 1 man from 16 Aprill to ) ^o r,^ 

y^ 20 Seph- 22 weeks 3 days at 3^ p j 

Thomas Traffton 1 man fro 16 Aprill to y*" ) „„ ^_ ^^ 

20 Sep'-- 22 weeks 3 days at 3^ p ( 

24 13 06 
The aboves*^ is a true & faithfull accompt 
taken by me 

Abra : Preble )>Lieu' 

This may Certyfy y' haveing pervsed y® Books find the 
above Ace" major ftrancis Hook hath taken out debentures 
for y'^ whole sum July 30"' 1698 

John Walley 

Petition of TT'" Screven in behalf of Kittery. 

To the Right Honorable His Exeleney S"" William Phips 
Knio;ht & governor of their magesties teretories in New 


England y^ honoured Councell and Representatiues in 

Genera 11 Court Assembled 
The humbl petition of William Screven in behalf of y® 
towne of Kittry : shevveth : y' whereas our towne as well as 
others in our County hath ben y® seat of war for about fiue 
years : haue ben forsed to Close garrezon to build our forte- 
fications watch ward scout & sum times March after y* 
Enemy vpon Allarom or sudden surprisals : & this att our 
one Cost : as sum of ours wounded others killed, others 
greatly straightened & brought low : besids y*^ care of seu- 
erall pore which wee are Oblidged in duty to take care of: 
sum are begining y^ world again : & att present are pore & 
low :^wherfore I humbly pray this honred Court : to pas 
by y^ pore town of Kittry in y® Next tax: I hope wee shall 
bee more Able an other yeare & hope willing also to doe 
what wee Can to help to y" suport of gouerment : y® which 
if your honors pleas to grant you will oblidg your petitioner 
& town by double bonds alwais to pray : 

AVilliam Screueh 
June 18 : 1694 : octob'' 16 : much more may bee s'^ g thee 

Voted y* when the s^ Towne haue made theire re- 
turne of what it is If y'' house se cause when y^^ 
know what y® suin is y''^ shal be willing to 
Consd'' his request in behalf of s*^ Towne. 

Petition of John Wheelwright 

To his Excelency the Govenor Honoured Counsill 

& Representatiues in Genirell Court Assembled, 

May : 30 : 1694 

The Humble Petition of John Wheelwright sheweth that 

whereas I haue obtained a Grant of a falls for a saw mill 

Upon Mousum Reuer as allso of sum timber for suply of A 


mill within the tovvneship of Wells : Humbly Pray this 
Honoured Coart to grant me youre Petishiner Liberty to 
Cut timber on the Province Comons nere s*^ Reuer for a 
suply for my mill as allso a Liberty of the streame to bringe 
timber to s'' mill, & youre Petishiner shall Eu" Pray 

John Wheelwright 
Indorsed [In council] " Read 21° June 1694." 


Whereas Jn° Wheelwright of the Town of Wells by his 
petition hath prayed that this Great & Gen' Court would 
please to Grant him liberty of felling Cutting and Carrying 
of Timber from off the Lands of or within this province at 
or near adjacent to his Sawmill Grant by the Town of Wells 
upon a certain Stream called y® River of Mousum as g his 
s*^ Petition is more at large Expressed. 

In answer to which Petition this Court have Graunted 

and hereby do Graunt liberty unto s** Petitioner paying into 

the Province Treasury yearly 5' to make use of any Timber 

up or near adjacent to s** River for the next twenty year 

(not prohibited by their ma"*^' most Gracious Charter for 

masts &c provided also that none of their ma*'" subject be 

by this Act or Graunt Restrained from building any mill or 

mils up s'* streame or from felling and floating down of 

Timb'' & Improving the same when such liberty from s'^ 

Gen' Court shall be by them first obteined 

Voted & past in the affirmative 

by the house of Representatives & 

sent up to his Ex'^y for Consent 
June 5, 1694 

Nehemiah Jewet Speaker 



The Deposition of Capt° John March Comander of 
their Ma"*^^ fort at Pemaquid called William 
Henry who Deposeth and Saith 
That sometime in the month of Jan'y 169f : he the De- 
ponent was at Boston in New England upon a certain wharfe 
comonly called McKellums or Cap" John ffoster Esq"^* 
wharfe in Comp"^ of Cap" Nathaniell Hatch then Comander 
of their Ma''®' Sloop Mary it being then about Eight of the 
Clock in the morning and there found his Exc^ S'' William 
Phips Kn^ Gov"" &c And Cap" Short then Comander of their 
Ma^'®' Ship None such discoursing with his Exc^ his Exc^ 
charo-ing him the said Cap" Short that by letting the men 
belonging to their Ma"*' Ship None such aforesaid goe in 
Merchants Imploy their Ma"*"' Service was neglected, which 
Cap" Short denyed alledging that it was false, the Gov"" still 
charg'd him with it Saying that he could Prove it, upon 
which happened some Angry discourse on both Sides And 
Cap" Short lifted up his cane, then the Gov' Sayd you do 
intend to Strike mee do You, and with his Cane gave the 
said Cap" Short a small touch on his Shoulder, Cap" Short 
thereupon with all Imaginable Violence strook the Gov% on 
the head and other parts of his body then the Gov"''" threw 
him the said Cap" Short on the ground and went from said 
Cap" but said Cap" rising followed the Gov"" Strook him 
ao-ain with his Cane then Gov"" threw him the said Cap" on 
the ffround aiiain and broke his head. And further he the 
Deponent Sayes not 

As Witness his hand in Boston 
the 17'" day of Sepf 1694 

John March 
And further he the afores'' Deponant Adds, That 
On the Evening before the afores'' dillerence 
being in Company with Cap' Short, asked s"* 
Short whether his men were ready which he 
had promised should go with us in their Ma"®' 


Sloop the Mary to Peniaquitl ; .s"* Short replyed 
No but he would wait on the Governo' in the 
Morning, I the Deponent Replyed I thought he 
need not, unless he would let the Governour have 
the men desired, which s'' Short said he Scorned 
to do, or words to that purpose. Witness my 
hand at Boston day above mentioned. 

John March 
Sworn in Council, Sepf 17° 1694. 
Is" Addington Secry 

York, Kitf.ery ^ Wells, Tax abated. Oct. 23, 1694. 
Upon a Representation made of the impoverishment of 
the County of Yorke by reason of the great desolations 
made upon them lying Frontier to y'' Enemy and the Inhab- 
itants there being taken off from their business and con- 
stantly upon duty for their defence, 

Voted and Granted, That the seual Towns of 
Yorke Kittery & Wells, be abated their respec- 
tive proportions to y'' late Tax or Assessment 
23 Octob"" 1694 past in y*" affirmatiue by y® House 

of Representatiues & sent up to 
his Exc' & Council 

for Consent 
Nehemiah Jewet Speaker 
Vot*^ a Concurrancc in Council 
Oct" 23"^ 1694. Is'' Addington Secry/. 

Petition ''Nov'' 1694^ 
To his Excellency y*" Governour & Council and y'' honourall 
The Petition of W^illiam Tomson Most humbly sheweth 

That whereas your Petitioner was prest by May"^ 
Swain in y'^ Province of INIain to attend their 
Doc. Vol. v. 26 


Maj"*^ Service in y® Warrs against y® Comon en- 
emy and remained twele months in y' Service 
under y*" Coiiiand of maj"" Church Gen" and 
Sydrick Walton Cap^ in which service your poor 
petition"" was wounded, having his Thigh-Bone 
miserably Broke, of which wound he is not yet 
recovered but is now under y'' Ciiirurgeons 
hands in Boston 
These are therefore humbly to intreat yo"" Excel- 
lency and this Honor" Court, that I may have 
Consideration for y*' loss of my Limb as afores*^ 
and may have some Competent allowance aforded 
me as to yo"^ Excellency and this Honor" Court 
shall seem meet. And yo"" Petitioner shall (as in 
duty bound) Ever pray for yo' Excellency &c. 


upon Reading the above Petition of W"" Tom- 
son, Voted that there be pd the Sum of Twenty 
Pounds out of the Publick Treasury to m"" Tim° 
Thornton to husband it for s'^ Tomson that he 
may be cloathed & his Cure be effected, past 
in the affirmative by the house of Representa- 
tives & sent up to his Ex'^y & Council for Consent 
Nehemiah Jewet Speaker 

3° 9^'" 1(394, The Council voted their concurrance for Ten 

pounds to be p"^ as above 

Is'' Addington Secry 

Benjamin Jackson of Boston in their Maj"" Province of 
of the Massachusetts Bay in New England maketh oath that 
beino- secretary to his Excellency S"" William Phips Gover- 
nour of their Maj"'' Province afforesaid and Clerk of the 
Admiralty by apijoyntni' of the said S"" William Phips as 


Vice admirall, by vertue of an order from the said S' 
William Phips hee writt an order to Captain Richard Short 
then Comander of their Ma]"" Ship Nonsuch (of vv'^'' what 
is before written is a true Coppy) and that the originall was 
signed by the said S"" William Phips and Delivered to the 
said Captain Short by this De}){)nent, And this Deponent 
saith that the said S'" William Phips signed the said order 
before hee went to Pemaquid and went thither him selfe 
expecting Captain Short would follow according to the 
order But when the said S'' William Phips returned to Bos- 
ton hee Declared in the hearing of this Deponent that the 
said Captain Short was not arrived there according as he 
expected although the wind had been long enough faire 
for his goeing thither And that his neglecting to come had 
hindred his Excellency from putting a designe in Execu- 
tion aoainst the Indians w*^'^ was his main end in goeinof 
thither and the Governour was informed that Captain Shorts 
neglect was occasioned by his stopping or goeing out of his 
way nere Piscataqua wheras his order Directed him to 
Sayle directly to Pemaquid. This Deponent further Saith 
that if there should bee by mistake in Copying any differ- 
ence in words between the original! order to Captain Short 
and this Coi)j)y Yett hee solleonly Declares upon oath they 

are both of the same import 

Ben]" Jackson 

Sworn before the Lieu* Gou'" & the 

Council November 15'" 1694 

Is" Addington Secry 

Letter = John Welch to the Grov^ ^ Council 

Sants Johns Riuer ffeabary y" 22'" 169 J 

Honered Surs my Request and my mens is to you — that 

you will Sende a small vessell with fore or fine mene to y* 

Riuer of Sant Johns to Redeame vs, for we are prisners 

hare, and it is very harde with vs to be prisners soe nare 


our habitasions and families and Cannot "'it home: but du 
not dought butt that you will be Charritibill to vs : In send- 
ing e forthwith for the gouener of Sant Johns and Capt 
Cattis is very much displeas that The Capt of the galle 
should come with a flag of truse vpon treatie to Redeame 
m"" Sunderline and bringe the goueners Letter of boston to 
the gouener of Sant Johns River : and sende a letter hime 
selfe to y'' gouener of Sant Johns Riuer that he was Come 
to Redeame m'' Sunderline and had brought the money 
which he aareaed for, his vesell and goods and Thomas 
boys, which the gouener of Sant Johns was very glad that 
the gouener of Boston : and Capt of the galle had Ritt : See 
Kindely and had brought the prisner and mony : which 
maide all dispach he Could in sendeing m"" Sunderline 
doune to y*^ Riuers mouth but when he Came doune Capt 
mouls had ))urned a barke and was gone and went to pisa- 
maguade and burned a house of a pore mans ; which he took 
and sent vp the River to the gouener of Sant Johns with 
the Letters and tould hime he had beene att his hous att 
pisamaguade : and promised hime he would not burne it, 
nor due hime any damage which maid all the hast he Could 
vp the Riuer : and down : againe but Capt mouls neuer staid 
tor answer or Letter from the gouener of Sant Johns which 
the gouener is very much trubled and angrie for he had a 
packett to Sende from the gouener of Canada to the gouener 
of boston and his one Letter : which makes vs prizners fare 
the worse and will make a great many more hare after if 
such things be dune which was neuer knowne to Come w^ith 
a flasf of truse and burne a vesell and house which the o'ou- 
oner of Sant Johns Expetes Sattisfaction for : the damage : 
and the bayer hareof Cane giue you an a count allsoe of itt 
for he was the mane that Capt molds tuk : and sent vp the 
Riuer with the Letters to the gouener. 

Honered Surs our hops is that you will be mindcfull of vs 
you pore Cuntrie men which arc prizners and sende a small 


uesell with fore or fiue mene for vs and Thomas boys which 
is a prisner thare and any other french prizners that is thure 
at boston for the gouener of Sant Johns ordered me to Rite 
for the prizners : for he h;is beene the means of agreat many 
sent to boston : and nauer had wone Sent to Sant Johns 
which he wonders att itt and ses he wohiot treat with the 
gallie if she Comes bcCasc Cap* mokls has plaid such a trik 
for he he will not trust hime agine : but ordered me to Rite 
to you as itt is before mentioned to sende a small uesell 
with fore or fiue mene and the bayer hare of and Thomas 
boys desireingc your Honers to order the master to take the 
bayer hare of: his Connow into the uesell : and when he 
Comes prittie nare the Riuers mouth of Sant Johns : that he 
may Come ine furst with his Connue to saue trubble if any 
french mane of war Shuld be thare : Honered surs we hoj^e 
you wmII send the baj-er hare of in fiue or six days after his 
ariuall to boston away for the goucnor of Sant Johns ex- 
pects hime with all spead : thathee may be hare be the Last 
of Aprill or suner if yow Can possibill and would be very 
glad that things went better and that the Capt of the galle 
had not dune as hee has : and if your Honers dunot Consid- 
der and sende for vs we shall sufer very much :uid agre.-it 
many more for the gouerer will keei)e all the prizners th:it 
is taken hare after and giue vs to the Injens for out I know 
for the Sauage is mad to haue vs : but hope you will Con- 
sider our Condishon and be mindefull of us : noe, more butt 
your hnmbell Seruaut 

John Welch : 


To Thee 

Gouenor and Counsell 

of Boston 

g"" Sent 



N. Sunderland to the Gov. and Council 

Sauts Johns Riuer fleabary y« 22"' 169| 
Honered Surs my Request is to you that you will be 
mindefull of me which am a prizner att the Riuer of Sant 
Johns : that Thomas boys and any other prisners att boston 
may bee sent to the Riuer of Sant Jons and that you will 
be pleased to Considder how long I haue beene hare by 
Reasone of Keeping Thomas boys which Is the Cap* of the 
galles fort Samuell mould for If he had Staid butt two dayes 
Longer att the Riuers mouth I had Come with hime to bos- 
ton and the gouenors Letters of Cannada and the gouenors 
of Sant Johns Rmer had Come but haue Laid hare a great 
while ; and wold Saued agreat deale of trubble for the gou- 
enor is \evy angry that Capt Molds should Come with a flag 
of truse to Redeame mee and brought the gouenors Letter 
of boston and sent a letter to the gouenor of Sant Johns 
that he was Come for me and had brought Thomas boys 
and my mony which I agreed with y^ Capt for my vesell 
and goods which the Gouenor tuck itt very well and Sent 
mee downe with all spead : which when I came downe to 
the Riuers moth Capt molds was gone which was a great 
deale of trubble to me to trauell vp againe twentie fine 
lea^s one the Ise : and Capt moulds burning a uesell which 
makes the gouenor very angry Coming one such aCount to 
parley which was neuer knowne before : and burnt ahouse 
a pisamaquadie : which makes vs pore prisners faire the 
worse : and Exspects sattisfactione for them : Cominge one 
the aCount as he did — promisinge the mane that he would 
stay till he Came which maid all the hast he Could : and 
before he Came dune the uesell was gone and burned his 
house att pisaraaquade which the bareer hare of will ineforme 
you of all his actions. Honered Surs I hope you will be 
very kinde to the bayer hare of and that you would despach 
hime in fiue or six Dayes after his ariuall att boston and 
send asmall uesell with fore or fiue men: for if you send 


the galle the gouenor will not Treat with hur because Ca[)t 

moulds has serued hime so basely: but if you will send a 

small uesell as is mentioned before he will treat with you 

and noe harme shall come to them desireinge your Honers to 

order the master to bring the baycrs Connue in the uesell 

with hime that he may Come ashore before the uesell Comes 

to Sant Johns Riuer to saue trubble if any french man a 

ware should be hare which is the gouernors desire : and dus 

expect the bayer hare of by the middell of aprill or Latter 

end att furdist if Longer Stayinge will be lofft to treat with 

them : and if the bayer be not sent hare back againe with 

all expedition from boston we shall be all I)e put in Irons 

which are priznors and itt will be uery harde with vs and if 

it had not beene for me the gouenor would not have Lett 

this mane Come : to boston for he is very Loft to trust the 

Inglish any more be cause y® Cap' of the gallie has Serued 

him so noe more att present but desireinge you will be 

mindfull of vs : your Huml)ell Seruant 

Nathaniel Sunderland 


To Thee 

Gouenor and Consell 

of Boston 

g"" Sent 


Proposalls to defend our selves and to offend our Enimys. 

That there be forthwith Raised 300 or 400 able Choice 
and picked Englishmen, and 100 Indians to be sent to Nor- 
idgwock or Wennepessiockit as it shall be Judged best by 
the Lift. Govoror & Councill, and that they be well pro- 
vided for both as to provision and Ammunition. 


And vessells to wait on them, to transport them from 
place to place as occasion shall present. And that when the 
Army is out on said service that they procecute the war and 
pursue the Enimy as it shall be Judged best by the major 
part of the Commission officers then in said service 

2 And if it be Thought too Late for this year that then 
said Designe be followed as vigourously as may be in the 
spring of the year as soon as Conveniently it may be to 
prevent their ffishing and Raising Corne and to distress the 
Enimy in their seuerall head Quarters. 

3 And for the Securing the tfronteer Towns that the 
seuerall Towns here after mentioned shall be streno-thened 
and sup[)lyed with an adition of men with what they have 
already to keep garrison and the defence of the Towns as 
ffolloweth Amesberry 4. haverhill 4 Billiraca 4. Chelmes- 
ford 6 Dunstable 6. Groton 2. Marlborrow 3. 

The Towns already have as ffolloweth Amesberry 4. 
haverhill 12 men. Billirica 4. Chelmesford 6. Dunstable 6. 
Groton 10. Lancaster 14. 

And that these severall souldiers l)e disposed of into the 
severall garrisons and for the defence of the I'owns as the 
Lift. Govornor shall order. 

And if it be thought not Convenient to send fforthwith 
to the Enimys head Quarters then so many as wants of the 
ffoot souldiers to supply the severall Towns as afforesaid to 
be taken out of the company, vndcr the command of Major 

4 And that there be a scout of 30 troopers to scout and 
Quarter at the seucral Towns here after mentioned Haver- 
hill 6. Billiraca 4 Chelmesford 4. Dunstable 4 Groton 4. 
Lancaster 4. Maulbery 4 and the Limitation of the severall 
scouts to be ordered by the Right Honorable Lift. Govenor. 

And Beeing sensable of gods hand against vs in the many 
trol)les that are Now vpon vs desire a day of fasting & 
prayer May be apointed. 


Petition of Joseph Hammond in behalf of John Leighton 

To his Excellency the R' Hon'''^ Rich'' Earle of 
Bellomont Cap' Gen''" and Governo"' in Cheife of 
his Maj*''*^ Province of the Massachusetts Bay in 
New EngU' Ac'* the hon""'' Council and Repre- 
sentatives now convened in Gen""" Assenil)ly~ 
The Petition ot Joseph Hammond of Kit- 
tery for himself and in y'= behalf of .John 
Leighton of said Kittery 
Humbly Sheweth 

That yo"" Petition's since the Late Warr 
began with the fFrench and Indians, have 
quartered Severall Souldiers Posted in 
said Towne, and also layd out and Ex- 
pended Money for a Supply of provision 
for the s'' Souldiers in his Maj"*-'* Service 
in their March (as p the acco'' thereof 
herewith presented may appear) for w'^'' 
they have not been reinl)ursed out of the 
Pui)lick Treasury. 

Yo"" Petitione''s doe therefore humbly 
Pray that the Accompts thereof That 
has been avouched by Majo"" ffrost 
and now p'sented to this hon"''' Court 
may be allowed & ord''s given for 
the pa^Mnent of the same 

And Yo"" Petition''" as in duty 
bound shall ever pray &c 

Letter ~ U Grov. Stoiighton to Major Front 
For Maj"- Frost. 

S"" Cap"^ Chubb and L' Brackett are design** w"' some 
Forces to range the woods as far as Casco Bay, for disrest- 


ing and annoying of y^ Enemy, if God siiall grant them op- 
portunity, and it's probable that their provisions may be so 
far expended before their return as that they may be in want. 
If so and that they should desire any recruits out of the 
Stores with you, I direct and order y^ you Supply them 
w*^ w' is necessary. So far as you can Spare, takeing an 
accompt of w* you do in that respect 

I am &^ 

Letter fj'om John Hill 

Sacoo fals fort Mary April y« 9**' 1695 
An Please your Hon"" After due Respects pre- 
sented these are to Inform your Hon"" of y*^ Loss 
of three of my men since I haue been Absent : 
y® forth of this Instant being out of bread y^ 
sar" sent three men to Wels for a supply y^ 
freset being uery high one of them wass 
drownded In Moussom Riuer : the other two : 
one wass forst to Return back a gaine y® other 
got to Wels I Could not get home til this morn- 
ing because there was no pasing y® Riuers and 
I brought A Little bread A Long with me from 
Wels thorow A great deal of dificulty yeasto .. 
day morning two ot my men ware about two 
gun shots of from y*^ fort geting ground nuts 
for to Eat with thare meat y'' Indians Came upon 
theui kild one and Carried away y® other : thay 
Judg thare was not Aboue four or fine Indians : 
since I haue bene gon thare Is about twenty feet 
of y^ fort wall fel down by Reason of which we 
are in a great deal of dainger should y* Enemy 
make an asalt upon us : I humbly craue your 
honour would speedyly send y* masons If thay 
are not allredy with gouch — that we may be In 


a better way of defence : I humbly Craue your 
Hon"" would grant me nine men more: for I 
haue now but one and twenty which number Is 
two small by Reason we ly so Remote : and y* 
Enemy will without dought Know now how 
those Indiuns ware Kild here Last fall : I Re- 
maine your Hon" Humble saruant to Command - 

John Hill 
peter Abut drownded 
thire nams ~ deliuerance Rich Kild 

Sam" Dean Carried away 
Letter from Charles frost 

Kittery Aprill : 30 : 1695 

May it please 
yo' Honno"" 

yesterday I gaue yo"" Honn"" : an account of a yong 
Indian : who was taken nere my Garison about 
three yers & a halfe since : & Run away from 
the Indianes the 16 : Instant Came to Saco fort 
the 25 : sent from thence by a gard to me I 
haue now sent him to Boston to be Conuaid to 
yo"" Hon"" for yo'' pleasure about him : he is one 
that was brought up amongst the Inglish : & 
hath fought for us against the Indian Enemie : 
he is sent by m"" Robert Mooer : master of the 
Breginteen Mary of Boston : who Came in her 
from Medero : he pretends to be uerie willing to 
Serue the Inglish against the Indianes : hee is 
Cald by the name of Hector ; So with my hum- 
ble serues to yo"" Honn"" 

1 am yo"" Hon" humble seruent 

Charles flfrost 


Letter from Pasco Chubb. 

York: 10: May: 1695: 

Hon*^ S-- 

Last week arrived at York m"" Thomas Waters with the 2 
french men from boston bound to Pemmaquid, desired of 
me a couple of my men to accompany him, & guard him 
thither, & urging his necessity so much, as also the verball 
orders pretended from maj'' Walley. I sent one of my men 
with him ; presumeing upon y'^ Same account I sent 5 or 6 
a little before with m"" Goughe to Sawco only required & 
requested of me by s'^ Goughe by words without any writ- 
ten order Immediately from yourselves, which man Cap* : 
March has upon what grounds I know not detained from 
mee, without sending me any account why he has so done, 
I therefore request your honours for some order for the re- 
turn of said man whose name is Joseph Benjamin, unto me 
or else another man In his Room, as also that I may not be 
put upon it to Send away any more without Immediate 
orders from yourselves. & am 

your Humble Servant 

Pasco Chubb. 

S"" I make bold to Renew & 
to urge my request, y* I may 
have Liberty to go home to my 
family as soon as may be, & also 
to come to Boston : 

Lieut. G-ov. Stoughton to Capt. John Everett 

Boston, June 6" 1695. 
Cap"'= John Everett 

I have written unto y*^ President & Council of 
New^Hampshire to pay and Satisfy yo"" Selfe 
and Company the proportion of yo"" wages due 
from that Province by order of their General 


Assembly, being one third part ; And hiiveing 
Occasion for a Company of Souldiers to wait 
upon the Comission" : intended for Pemaquid 
during their negotiation with the Indians there ; 
I Order that you and yo"" Company attend that 
Service ; whereto you must be in a readiness to 
Embarque upon the arrival of the Vessell that 
shall be sent to take you in by which also shall 
come Supplys of Clothing &c. failc not to be 
ready for that Service for his Maj'^ being neces- 
sary to be forthw''' prosecuted 

yo-- Lo: Friend. W. S. 


To the Hon'"« William Stoughton Esq' Leiv* Gov- 
erno"" and Command'' in Cheife of his Maj*'^^ 
Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 
land with the Hon"' Council and Representatives 
of the same now Assembled in Gen'" Court held 
att Boston June 8"^ 1695 

The Petition of John Alden sen"" of Bostou- 
Humbly Sheweth 

That yo"" Petition' in the yeares 1691 & 92 was 
Imployed by the hon''' Gov' Bradstreet and Council To goe 
to Sagatehock in the Sloop Mary to buy the Captives of the 
Indians, and afterwards in the months of Aprill & May in 
the yeare 1694 was ord''' by the late GoV his Ex^'y S' W" 
Phips to goe with his vessell thrice to Penobscott to Stay 
with his Vessell for captives, w*^'' accordingly he did. 

That y^' charges of y*^ severall voyages For hire of 
said Vessell and provisioning her therein, ac- 
cording to y^ underwritten accompt amounts to 
One hundred and Two pounds Twelve shillings 


and Tenn pence of which hitherto nothing has 
been rec'^ by him 

Your Petition' doth therefore humbly En- 
treat the favour of this high & hon''''^" 
Court to consider the premisses by being 
pleased to order unto him the payment 
of said Moneys, and that if need shall 
require he may be Admitted to declare 
his case Before yo' hono'''* 

And Yo"^ Petition' as in duty bound 
shall ever pray- 

An Account of money due to John Alden from 
the Country for service done 
Ordered by Governo"" Bradstreet and Coun-^ 

cil to goe to Sagatehock in the Sloope y £10 : 00 : 00 
Mary to buy y^ Captives J 

For the hire of my Vessell on the same Ser-"] 

vice for Captives to Casco Bay and y 18 : 00 : 00 

Penobscott in March and Aprill 92 j 

Ordered by Governo' Phips in Aprill &"] 

May 1694 to Penobscott thrice to Kene- 

beck and there to stay for y'' Captives, 

charges of Vessell men & provisions 

£74 : 12 ; 00 

£102 12. 10 
John Alden 

To the Hon'*^'" W'" Staughton Esq' Lieut* 
Gov' and CoiTiandcrin chief of His Maj"*"* 
Province of the Massachusets Bay in New 
England, with the Hon"* Council & Eep- 
resentatives thereof, now convened in 


Gen^' Court held at Boston June IS^'' 
The Petition of Nathanael Hall Your Supplicant 
Humbly sheweth. 

That, whereas Your Petitioner hath been greatly 
importuned by His-Excellency Sir William 
Phips Go"" to serve in an Expedition to Pem- 
aquid, at the time of the building of the Fort 
there, & withall was promised by His Ex- 
cellency and Maj"" Richards not less than six 
pounds per month which encouragement, with 
the duty he owed to God & his People, induced 
Yo"" Petitioner to undertake so difficult and hard 
a piece of service ; And yet after twenty six 
weeks service on his return with leave & order, 
He has not received more then four Pounds 
g month, which is something gricveous to Yo*" 
Petitioner : He doth therefore humbly pray, if 
any thing can be alledgcd, that he hath been 
any wayes unfaithful or negligent in said ser- 
vice, that he may be made sensible of it ; if not, 
that Your Honours will be pleased so far to con- 
sider your Petitioner, as to doe for him what may 
be just and honourable. — 
Also, when Your Petitioner had served with his 
own Medicines in the Cure of many sick & 
wounded seamen & soldiers on their Return from 
Canada, he made conscience to charge in his 
Account as reasonably as could be aflbrded, & 
the Surgeons that were appointed to audite his 
Accompt, found it reasonable : Yet nothwith- 
standing, he received but twenty two pounds, 
whereas his Accompt amounted to twenty seven 
pounds odd money. 

Further, Your Petitioner by an Act of a 


General Court holden at Plimouth, formerly 
had a Pension allowed him during life, in com- 
pensation for the loss of the use of one of his Amies, 
which was occasioned by a dangerous wound he received at 
the Narraganset-ffight, but has fallen short of five pounds p 
year of said Pension, ever since the arrival of Sir Edmond 
Andross ; yet has he not been backwai'd to pay all rates and 
taxes imposed on him, nor would he now appear, if he could 
comfortably comply with what his rates and engagements 

Therefore he doth hunibly pray your Honours, that You 
would candidly consider the Premisses, and doe for him as 
Justice and Your great Wisdom shall direct. 

So shiiU your Petitioner 

ever pray/ 

Your Petitioner humbly conceives that there is due to him 

ffor Wages at Pemaquid £13 ,, 00 „ 00 

ffor what he did for sick & wounded men £05 ,, 00 ,, 00 

By Arreares in his Pension 9 yeares £45 ,, 00 ,, 00 

£63 ,, 00 ,, 00 

Nov : SO*!' 1695 

This Petition Read & Voted That Cap' Nath : Hall shall 

haue fifty pounds paid out of the Treasury of this Province 

in flfull for his Wages at Pemiquid (yet due) & for what 

he did for Sick and wounded men, and for all he demands 

for his stypend or pension of five pounds a yeare duering 

his life (in Plymouth late Colony)- But this Lycence 

granted him to keep an Ordinary in Yarmouth in the County 

/ of Barnstable by y^ late Generall Court in Plymouth is 

J Still to Remaine him & his Assignes According to that 

(Courts Grant 

Past in the afiirmatiue & Sent up to the hon^'''' 
L' Gou"" and Councill for a Concurrance. 

William Bond Speaker 


Voted Dec: 1P'> 1695,, 

December 11'" 1G95 
Vot^' a concLirrance in Council aftei" y" 
liueing out of the three lines and halfe, 
made by the Representatives 

Is^ Addington Seciy 

Capt John Everett to L* Qov. Stoughton 

May it please 
Y-^ Hon'- 

Y''^ I Received and forthwith attended yo"" Order 
of being in a readyness to wait upon y® Coinis- 
sioners motion for Pemaquid during their Nego- 
tiation with y*" Indians their. I haue once and 
again made ap})lication to y"' President and 
Council of this Province for paym' of their third 
of Waoes according to agreem*^ who inform mee 
that the}' haue lately writt to y"- Hon'' and Coun- 
cill concerning it. for y*" accomodation of m}^ 
Souldiers I haue almost Expended the whole 
sum, would therefore humbly Supplicate y"^ that 
y" Gen*™ here may make Speedy paj^"" accord- 
ing to ^portion := 

Yo-^ Hon" 
Newcastle Most humble Serv' 

June 17*" 1695. John Everett 

Crrant to the County of York. June ^i, 1695. 

In answere to the motion of the County of York setting 
forth their inability to raise Money for their defraying of 
County Charges by reason of their poverty occasioned by 

Doc. Vol. v. 27 


the War, and praying that y® Fines in the hand of their 
Sheriff may be granted them for Repairing of their Jail, 

This Court do Order that Mr. Treasurer doe pay to 
the Treasurer of York Ten pounds out of the Fines in 
the Sheriff's hand toward the repairing of their County 

Orderly Eead in the house of Representatives June 21"' ; 

Voted in the affirmative — Sent upto the hon'^'*' L* Gou"" 
& Councill- 

die gdict. 

Yot^ a concurrance in Council. 

=1^^ Is* Addington Secry 

L* Gov. Stoughton to Capt. Everett 
Cap"« Everett 

The Governm* of N. Hampshire have written unto 
me desiring that yo"" Selfe and yoxxv Comp* 
might be ordered to yo'^ Post with them upon 
yo'' return back from Pemaquid and have as- 
sured the payment of their proportion of vrages 
both for time past & future. Upon which I have 
consented to yo"" return thither and do accord- 
ingly so Order you to land yo"" men at Piscata- 
qua ; and dispose them to their late Posts ; that 
they may there attend his Maj'^^ Service. And 
to that End, Acquaint the Comissioners, and 
master of y"^ Sloop with this Order; that so 
they may direct, that y° Sloop touch at Piscata- 
qua to putyo'" Selfe and Company on shore there. 

Boston June. 27° 1695 

yo"^ Lo. Friend 

W. S. 


Vote upon the Application of the G-overnor of New York. 

Whereas the Hon^'^ the L' Governo'" has been pleased to 
lay before the Councill and Assembly A Letter receiued 
from his Excellency the Governo'' of New York, during 
this Sitting of the Geuerall Assembly here, In which he 
makes application unto his Hono"" for a Quota of three hun- 
dred and fifty men to be Posted at Albany/. 
We humbly ofler- 

That We are in no Capacity to Answer his Exc'y' De- 
mand for y^ said Quota, without apparent hazard of Ex- 
poseing his Maj"''^ Interests within this Province, haveing 
not nien Sufficient to preserve our own Ifrontiers, which 
are of so Large Extent, and to offend the Enemy, by 
whome we may rationally Expect to be Suddainly Assaulted, 
and are Necessitated, to apply unto our Neighbours for 

All which we haue humbly Represented & laid before his 

Orderly read in the house of Rep'"sentatiues, 
Voted in y*^ Affirmatiue, and Sent up to y* 
Hon''''^ L^ Governo"' and Councill for Concur- 
rence & Consent- 
June : 27"^ 1695z 

William Bond Speaker 

Read in Council and Voted a concurrance 

die pdict 

Is" Addington Secry 

John Pike to Lieut. Gov. Stoughton 

Penuiiaquid July. 4. Ifi95 
I need not trouble your Honour with any relation 
of our late transactions because y'' Commission's 
are now Returning home — We understand y' 


neither y'' Council nor your honour did approve 
our former treaty with y'' Indians. 
We plainly told y'", we Could make no Truce or 
Agreemets with y'" ule.'^s y" Councill approved 
therof, & if were not so expressed in our Letter, 
it was for Lack of time to word it Right, but 
Could not get y*^ Captives out of y'' hands by 
any thing Less than what was done. I presume 
the Gentlemen sent hither to treate, are suffi- 
ciently Convinced, there is nothing to be Gained 
of this Subtle & deceitful eneni}^ by holding y^ 
to strict tearms, neither will y'^ be held to y"" 
own words & promises. But what I always 
thought, is now apparent, they only Aymed at 
y*" getting of Bommazeen &c. in all y"" pretences, 
which not according with y"" expectation, y"^y 
seem little Concerned about peace, & went off 
with much discontent — Tis also evident they 
have been Frenchitied both in spirit & apparell 

since their former treaty with us 1 have 

acquainted y*^ Gentlemen sent hither, with my 
necessity of Returning home, (as I formerly 
signified it to your honour,) w'^'' is strongly 
urged vpon me by y*^ danger of y'' enemy & 
spreading sickness in those parts — Craving leave 
to subscribe my selfe yo"" Honours humble 
serv^ John Pike 

Letter '-'-from Maj^' Charles Front " to Lieut. Crov. William 


Kittery in the County of York. 29"' July 1695. 

May it Please yo' H(jn' 

// Since my Last to you there 

has ben Seur" Small Scouts of Indians discouerd in Seuer" 

parts of o"" Towne but of Late has done no damage, and 


Seuerall of o"" Inhabitants and men for want of Iniployment 
are gone out of o"" parts into Newhampsh'' & Some y' are 
house keepers haue holy deserted us of Late by w'^'' we are 
much weakened. — I haue ben w"' the Authority In New- 
hamsh"" for assistants if there should be Occasion and they 
cannot moue a Man out of the Prouince w"'out Perticular 
order from theire Le* Gouern'' & Councill, as by this coppy 
of the Law here Incloased. you may please to peruise & 
see as by yo'' Letter the 25"' of May Last yo"" Hon"" was 
pleased to writt me wee might haue assistants from them in 
case of an Attack but here you may see to the Contrary. 
So y* we are in a Verry weak Condition Considering wee 
are a ffrontiere to the Enimie. 

S'' here is one Moses Dodey of Newbery y* has ben Seuer'^ 
weeks 111 w*"^ a Swelling but now is Something better but 
not fit for Seruice & if yo"" Hon'' pleas' to giue ord'' to the 
Millitia at Newbery he may be dismist & an other man Sent 
in his Roome So haueing no more to Trouble yo'' Hon"" w*'' 
at Present I Remaine yo"" Hon""' Most 

Humble Seruant 

Charles ffrost = 

Instruct ion-s Aug. ^, 1695. 
Province of 
y« Massa : Bay. By the R' Hon'^'" the Lieu* GoV & Com- 
ander in Chief. 
Instructions for m'' Matthew Carey. 
Whereas my Selte and Council have appointed you to 
undertake a Voyage to Canada in the Briganteen Tryal, 
Jonathan Lambert Master designed thither for the fl'etching 
oft* the English Prisoners, pursuant to the Permission and 
Passport given by Count Frontenac Governo'" of Canada 
you are to observe the following Instructions.- 

You are not to permit the Vessel I to pass higher up the 
River of S* Lawrence or Canada, than to Tadousae or the 


River of Sagueuay, but to stop at s'^ place, where you may 
expect to meet some persons on behalfe of y® Governo'' to 
conduct you to him. 

At yo'' first waiting upon the Governo"" present him with 
my Letter herewith deliu'^ you, which will Informe him of 
yo'' character and the Occasion of yo'' coming. 

You are to Eudeavo'" to make him sensible of the kind 
treatment & good usage which y^ ffrench Prisoners have at 
all times received here and the liberty that has been given 
to them of disposing themselves at their own pleasure, and 
that there are none detained here as such: nor has advan- 
tage at any time been taken to put any of them to a ran- 
some or to purchase their Liberty, but whilst they have 
remained here, they have had the benefit of their own Vol- 
untary agreement. 

Give him also to understand That it is not from a desire 
or our need of y*^ Comp* of any of the French Nation that 
any of them have resided here their own profit and advan- 
tage onely obligeing their Stay ; had the English that fall 
into the hands of the French, the like liberty allow'* them 
to return at pleasure, It would be as much as would be 

You are to insinuate the great charge the Governm* here 
are now at in Seting out this Vessell not onely for fetching 
home the English Prisoners ; But for the return of theirs. 
And have remitted home from hence near a hundred pris- 
oners at one time. 

If you find y*^ Govcrno' has Expectation of receiving any- 
thing in way of ransome for the Prisoners, It is more than 
I have understood in the Cartel or Accord made betwixt 
the two Crowns for Exchange of Prisoners, to which Count 
Frontenac refers himselfe And had there been more of their 
Nation here as Prisoners I should have willingly released 
them in Exchange altliO it were then for one, and 1 hope to 
find the like generosity from him. 


[But if there be a premptory insisting to be reimbursed 
what may be pretended to have been paid to the Indians for 
recovering them out of their hands, and that you Cannot 
obtain y'^ Prisoners on any other Terms you must receive 
the Gov^^ demands, and Value yo"" selfe upont he Governm' 
here to order payment.] 

Note. The paragraph in brackets erased in original. 

The Season of the year advances apace ; which forbids 
yo' long stay, and calls for all possible dispatch, so that you 
must not divert, but Endeavour as speedy a return as 
may be. 

Boston Aus' 2'^ 1695 

Letter John Hill to U Grov. Stoughton 

Sacoe fals fort INIary August y^ 7 : 1695 
An Please your Hon'^ : yeasterday morning : y" Indians : 
Kild one of my men with In gun shoot of y" fort : Tho haly 
by name and staid here all day after Kiling of Cattle and 
now and then fireing at y^ fort til night and then drawd of: 
and I suppose are gon Avestward : thay ware In number 
about fifty : as we Judg : I would pray youu hon"" : y' my 
number of men may be Inlargd for I haue but twenty In all 
now : we are as diligent as we can In finishing y^ fort : 
haueing no more to troble your hou"" with I Remaine your 
hon'"'* humble saruant to Command — 

John Hill- 

To the Honoured Lev' Govern' Councill and Repre- 
sentatives assembled Aug. 14, 1695 
The humble Petition of James Emery Representative for y^ 
Town of Kittery 

Humbly beggeth this Honoured Court to take into 
their serious Consideration the present Deplor- 


able Conditions of those Towns of their Gov- 
erment which do lye On y« °^CPast Side of 

Piscataqua River Namely Kittery, York, and Wells who 
have a long time been, and still are under great Suffering 
by reason of the present wasting Warr ; and being brought 
very low thereby are incapacitated for the discharge of such 
publique Duty that hath been Imposed upon us. 

Wee are not unsensible that tis a Time wherein Taxes lye 
heavy On Our Brethren In other places and therfore An 
hard time to begg In, Also wee know that many Towns are 
Exposed to Danger, Yet there are no Towns in the Prov- 
ince that do tast so deeply of y^ Cupp As Wells. York, Bar- 
wick alias Newitchawannick, who have our Hands much 
taken from Our Labours, by Watching, Warding, Frequent 
Alarms, many of Us are driven from Our Homes, Much of 
Our Stock is killed by y*^ Heathen : Many Of Our Able 
Men removed from Us, And Many thinking of Moveing if 
they knew whither to goe. Haveing many poor Widdows 
Among Us, And publique Charge growing On Us by Sev- 
eral Poor in Our Own Towns, likewise wee are often neces- 
sitated to Relieve the Souldiers, And wee daily grow more 
& more feeble and deplorable daily Walking and working 
with fear. Trembling & Jeopardy of life. Needing rather to 
have somthing given to Support Us, than to have any thing 
taken from Us// Wee humbly Crave Therfore the hon- 
oured Court wold consider Us And give us Ease by omit- 
ting to Impose any Rates upon Us till such time Providence 
shall Inable Us to do duty in that Matter, Also wee begg 
That the Honoured Court Wold Shew the Same fatherly 
Compassion to the Upper part of Kittery commonly called 
Newitchawannick as they have done to Our Neighbours of 
York and Wells, brought very low, and labouring under y® 
Same Need for to Support y"' Ministry In that poor place 
That so they may not turn heathen but that the Poor may 
have the Gospel preached among them 


Which will heartily Oblidge Your humble Supplicants 
James Emery In the behalf of the Rest 

ReC^ & read 21^* (9,) 95 
Read y^ second time 23*^ In answ"" to s" petition 

Voted, y^ ten pounds be allowed for this year If it appear 
they 1)6 Supplyed with such a Minister — 

Past in y affirmative in the house of Representatives & 
Sent up to the Hou'^^'' L* Gov'' & Councill for Concurrance 

William Bond. Speaker. 

Letter Barth° : Gedneij to Isaac Addingtoyi Esq 

Salem August 23'' 1695 

Since the mischeife done on the Isle of Shoal Shallops 
the same Barque yesterday about one of the clock took ]SP' 
Craties fishing Barque within fower Leagues of Marblehead 
the perticulars whereof the Bearer will Inforrae which Hath 
provoked the fishermen of Salem & Marblehead to ofi'cr 
themselves to pursue the Enemy forthwith to the number of 
40 or fifty & we have a Ketch Suittible that Sailes very well 
& Can procure a shallop suitable to tend & asist & being 
Advised that major Browne ketch that was taken and other 
ther booty Is In a hab'" at or not far from Casco bay I have 
Incourao-ed their undertakeing if the Hon'"'''' the Leift GoV 
pleas to send a blanck Commission with order to Insert his 
name that shall be Appointed to conduct this aflfaire I shall 
Indeavo'' to procure a fit person. 

It will be needful to Give Cap* Steven Sewall order for 
takeing up provition & Amunitiou suitable there is some 
Bread pouder & shott that was Returned by Litherby In 
the hands of major Higginson which help towards it : I am 
of opinion this designe is Rationall & if It pleas god may 


have good Succes therefore lutreat yo"" self to promote the 
same & Give It the utmost dispach. thus In hast 
Subscribe my self 

yo"^ Assured freind & Serv" 

Barth'' Gedney 
Capt Sewall still persisting in his desire of being 
releast from his Registers place by Reason of the 
hurries of his other ocations I Request a Line 
or twoe whither it be taken for granted that by 
the Late Law Inabling the Justices of the sev- 
erall Judicatories & Courts of Justice to chuse 
there own clercks : doth Inable the Judges of 
probate &g to chuse their Register I know In 
the raakeing that Law It was Intended but I 
thinck not soe fully Exprest) or to direct what 
is farther to be done I Judg m"" Jn° Croad a fitt 
person haueing assisted Cap* Sewall therin 
hitherto Barth° Gedney 

[In the hand-writing of Secretary Addington] 
Sixty pound allowance 
grant*^ for Encouragem'-. 
Isaak Addington Esq° 
In Boston 

Letter ~ Capt. Pasco Chubb ^ Lieut Brackett to Lieut. Gov. 


York: 31 August: 1695 
Hon"-*^ S"- 

We have been In Expectation of more men, to make up 
a flying army, for the offending the Enemy, and Defending 


our frontiers ; but there are none come, & being sensible of 
tlie great benefit hereof, that the Enemy may be molested, 
& the little good we are capable of doing for this respect, as 
long as we are thus housed up In garrison, we have there- 
fore thought meet to move your hon'^ : that myself & Lef : 
Brackett may be Impowred to take out a Detachment of 
about 3 score or 4 score men out of our 2 Companies & to 
Scout y* woods as far as Casco Bay. we have named it to 
maj"" Frost & others who do highly approve of the thing, 
we desire order for it, as also for a Pilott. we may have 
occasion for Provisions as we come back, it may be conven- 
ient that we have an order to Sawco for a supply if we should 
be in want : thus In Readiness to serue our country in such 
an Expedition we are willing, our King & your hon''s & are 

Pasco Chubb Cap* : 

Antony Brackett ; Lef 

We have a good Pilott here 
that is ready & willing, 
viz. Cap* : Honniwell : 

''Yorke ayid Kittery Pef""'' Sept"- 1695^ 

To the Hon'' the Left' Governour and Councill the 
Request of your humble Petitioners Sendeth 
Greeting & humbly Sheweth 
That whereas we have Receaved a warrant from m"" Treas- 
urer to assess the Ratable Inha])itants of our Respective 
Townes; we your petitioners as In duty we are obliged, are 
ready to obey them as far as we are able, but In as nmch 
as In sd warrants are Excepted all Such who thro' age. In- 
firmity, or Poverty In the Discretion of the Select men or 
Trustees are rendred uncapeable to Contribute towards the 
Publick charge, we humbly conceive that few or none of 


our Inhabitiints can be so assessed by us, because we have 
none but must come under one of those Denominations, for 
our County haveing- been the Seat of the warr these 7 
years current, are extremely wasted & Impoverished, and 
Weakned thereby both In person & Estate, more by far 
than any other part of the Province, being continually Con- 
fined to our garrisons, wherein we may Easily & quickly 
Indeed Expend what we have, but with difficulty & Jeop- 
ardy retreive our unaccountable Losses, besides, the con- 
tinued alarms we are accosted withall, whereby we are 
obliged to be In arms upon Every report or approach of 
the Enemy does abundantly disappoint & discompose for 
buisiness, and being In actuall & personall Service upon 
Every such Emergency by watching & warding, & Scout- 
ing, Exposes all unto Poverty Enough ; for tis allwayes 
with our own arms, our own ammunition, our own Provi- 
sion, we are Indeed by an act of the Gen"" assembly con- 
fined here, and cannot remove now, without the Loss of 
our Possessions, or else we should quickly & vuanimously 
pluck up stakes & be gone, & betake ourselves to some 
other Place, where we might live tho poorly yet safely & 
securely, our poor are here Increaseing upon us, & our wid- 
dowes Every day, the Patronage of them & of our ophans 
is recommended both unto yourselves & us, for tho we do 
with all thankfullness acknowledge the Security we Enjoy 
under your Government, & owe all that we are & have unto 
it ; yet what can be Expected now we are l)ecome Insol- 
vent : besides necessity is laid upon us to uphold the minis- 
try amongst us, that we may not perish for lack of vision ; 
and that is more than we are al)le to doe : upon such vrgent 
considerations only do w^e humbly & Earnestly address your 
Hon" that a Supersedeas may be Granted unto Each of 
those warrants ; that the Rigour thereof may not be Ex- 
acted upon us, but that the Execution thereof may be 


suspended. & so shall your Humble Petitioners Ever pray 
for &c. 

(^John Hancock Co mm'' 
Rowland young ^ ^^^^^^ 

for York <l , 

\ James Plaisteed ^men for 
[lucs Bane j York 

William ffernald 


John Sliapleigh 

T,,-i i-i • " >men for 
Ehhu Gonisen ^j..^^^.^ 

Richard Cutt 

Letter- Charles Frost to Lieut. Q-ov. Stoughton 

ffrom Kittery : Sep^ 7'" : 1695 
May it please yo"^ Honnor = 

On Lords da}^ last the Enemie Alaromd wels by 
shotting of Many guns in the woods nere the 
garisons : on monday A party of Souldiers from 
Barwick & York went out noe signe of them 
only seuerall Cowes wanting that were wont to 
Com home on wendsday morning last the In- 
dianes beset Cap' Hamonds garison at Kittery 
a bout thirty of them as they Judge wonded 
one main in the garison throw both thies they 
being Close under the garrison })ut his gunn 
throw a Litle Craues of the pallosadoes, there 
being but fower menu in the garison at that 
time : they beate them of Soe they went a waie 
into the woods Carring a waie three of there 
wounded menu Left behind them a french pistol 
hatchet a small bag in which was his beads Cru- 
setix Almanick : & : som other tromperey ; leue- 
ing much blod behind them a bout the garison, 


the same day they were on the upper End of 
york & a bout the Same number : our men haue 
bin rangen the woods Cannot meete with them : 
Som scoulking indian haue bin sen since in our 
tovvne : guns herd goe of in the woods : this I 
thought it my Duty to In forme yo'' Hon nor : 
who am 

Yo"" Honno""* most Humble Serv* 
[Superscribed] Charles ffrost 

To the=Honnord=William 
Leiu^ Gouernor of his 
j^^^jties Pi-ovence of 
the Masathusets=In 
Boston =:for 
his Maj^" Serue8= 

Letter from U Grov. Stoughton 

I have received the Proposals of Cap' Chubb and 
Lieu' Brackett, that they may be permitted to 
make a detachm' of Sixty or Eighty men out of 
the two Companys that are under them and in 
pay, to range the woods as far as Casco Bay, 
and that they may have a Pilot to conduct them, 
for the disresting and prosecution of the Indians, 
they intimate that they have already made your 
selfe acquaint'' with it. 

And in case you thinke it advisable, and that dur- 
ino" their absence vou can secure and defend the 
Frontiers ; I would have you to Encourage and 
set forward the designe with what Speed may 
be and to see that the Company be well pro- 
vided and fitted tor Service, and that Captain 


Honniwell attend as their Pilott ; I have here 
inclosed an Order to Cap"" Hill Command'' of 
Fort ]\Iary at Saco, to Supply them w*"' Pro- 
visions in case they should be streitned upon 
their return. I shall be glad if God please to 
favour them with an o[)portunity to chastise the 
pride and Insolence of the bloody and barbarous 
Salvages, and shall at all times be ready to give 
meet Encouragem* to generous and active Spirits 
that willingly offer themselves to the Service of 
their King and Country. Let me have an ac- 
compt of the time of their Setting forth and 
their numbers & what else shall be further need- 
ful referring to the State of the Garrisons in yo'' 

I am 

Yo"^ Loveing Friend 
Boston Sep'^ 9"' 1695 W. S. 

Letter from Major Charles Frost to Lieut. Grov. Stoughton 

Kittery : Sep': 21'": 1()95 
May it please yo"" Honn"^ 

I Reed yo''^ of the 9"' : Instant : & haue Sent out A party 
of Souldiers under the Comand of Cap' Chub & Leu' 
Brakett with Cap' Hamwell for there pilot there number is 
in all seuenty fower — they went a waie on wendsday last 
Designd for Casco Bay & them parts the}^ are w^ell fixt 
with armes : and are the best of all the souldiers : the rest 
are orderd to keepe Close to the garisons till those that are 
gon forth doe return : wee are but wekely mand by reson 
seuerall of o'' men are gon in to Hamshire for Impliement & 
if we should be attakt with the Enemie Avee Shall not haue 
any helpe from o"' neighbors of Hampshire they tell us they 
Cannot Com out of there owne prouence : o"" souldiers are 


cliscoridg for want of a Curirgent there is non in o'' County 
if we should haue wounded men as we may Expect I know 
not what to doe with them : I Humbely pray yo'^ Hounor to 
Consider of it : I am yo'' Honno's most Humble Serueut 

Charles ifrost- 

Petition of James Convers in behalf of Elizabeth Stover, 


province of the Massatusets Bay &c 

To the right Honour'^ W"^ Stoughton Esq"" Leiu* 
Gov"^ Comand'' In Cheife in and over his Maj'^ 
s'* province &c~ 

Together with the Honour'® Councill 
sitting in Boston &c 

The petition of Jam'^ Convers in the behalfe of y*^ Widow 
Eliza"' Stover late of Cape-Nudick in the County of Yorke, 
now Situate in the County of plimouth — 

Humbley Sheweth, 

That the s*^ Widow (in the 
begiiiing of this present Warr) lost her husband, and she, 
with much deficoulty & Charge maintained her fort at Cape 
Nuddick, about two Years but in the year (1691) she was 
Niglected, her neighbours left her, her sons remoued, she was 
forced to quitt the (then) best fort in the Easterne parts, 
which was within one Week Seized by the Eiiemy, her 
houses one of stone an other of wood within the Wals burnt — 
dureing the time of her abode there she was very Redy and 
forword, to su})plye soldiers with beefe and other provisions 
vpon their March & otherwise — as need recjuired, she ob- 
tained a ticket from your petetior and some other Comand" 
of her disbuii'stments, and had A debenf signed to the 
Tresurer for fifteen pounds and seventeene shillings (accord- 
ing to my best rememberance) sent it to her by her son-in- 


liiw, to Situate, and her ?«'' son lost it hy the way, the books 
haue l)een seiched, but no payment thereof found, she hath 
made as many Journeys vp to Boston with A man she Hired 
to Come with her (about it) as cost her aboue three pounds 
in money & alwayes mett with disapointments, altho o'' lat(! 
Hon'* Gou"" promised her she should be pay^, yett she being 
weary, left the matter w"' y"" pettction"' &c : 

Now my prayer to your Hon*^^ in the behalfe of 
this poor old Widow is, y' after all her great 
losses she may haue this Just debt honestly pay'' 
her, — and the petetion"" shall remaine Your 
hon'^ humble Serv* 
ffeb. 26'" 169§- eTam' Convers/ 

Read In the House of Representatives March 26, 1697. 
Voted, That the s'' Elizabeth Stover be paid the sum of 
ffilfteen pounds Eighteen shillings out of the publick Treas- 
ui'v and that the lost Order be cautioned ag' if it be found; 
That so the publick may not Suffer thereby. 

Penn Townsend, Speaker 
Read in Council March 30'"', 1697 and voted a concurrance. 

Is*^ Addington Secry./. 

This may Certyfy y' by y*^ Comittees books it appears y' 
on y'' 3 June 1691 There was a Debenture given out to 
Eliz : Stover for fiveteen pounds eighteen shillings & was 
for Beaf & quartering of Sould'^'' & y*^ debenture was num- 
bred 513 : John Walley 

Boston y'' 22 march 
£15 : 18 : QOy/ 


March 23'", 169f 

These are to Certetie y' I cannot iind any payment made, 

to Eliza. Stover, as is Exprest within this order- 

Hump"" Parson. 
Doc. Vol. v. 28 


Petition of Charles Frost 

To the Great and Generall Court of the Massachusetts 
Province now sitting in Boston May 27"' 1696 
The Petition of Charles ffrost 
Humbly Sheweth 
That Quickly after the death Majo*" Hooke in the month 
of January 169* Your petition"" was Ordered by the Right 
Hon''''' the L*^ Govern'" to take the Conduct and Governm* of 
all the officers & souldiers under his Maj'^^ Pay in the 
County of Yorke, to see that the souldiers in their Severall 
posts constantly did attend their duty in keepeing of Good 
watches, and Scouting from place to place to observe the 
Enemies approach. As also to take account of all the Pul>- 
lick Stores that were in the hands of Majo"" Hooke or else- 
where. According to w^'^ order I have acted ever since w"' 
as much care and dilligence as in me lay. The doeing 
whereof hath occasioned a great deale of Travill paines and 
Expence, A perticular acco' whereof I know not how to 
render, besides my owne personal 1 expence there hath been 
anecessary Expence upon the Souldiers to Incourage them 
in their duty, for which I have not been allowed any thing 
by the publick. And since the providence of God hath so 
ordered that my hal)itation is a frontier, wee have been 
greatly under the pressure of the Enemy, & soe Rendred 
less Capable of Serveing the King and Country (without 
support) being much Impoverished by this Long and Grev- 
ious warr which forceth me to make this my humble request 
att this time to this hon'^'" Court Which is 

That you please to take my case into yo*" 
Consideracon And allow me Some meet 
Satisfaction for my Trouble and Expence in 
the matters aforesd for the time past, & set- 
tle some Certaine Allowance for the Time 
to con)e That soe I niay be incouragcd to a 


Vigilent Care & dilligence in the King and 
Countrys service — And be obliged to 

Yo-- Thankful! faithful! serv* 

Charles ffrost 

Applications to be made to Conn. R. I. ^ N. H. to defend ^ 
secure this Province June S, 1696. 

Whereas the frontiers of this his Maj"" Province is very 
Large, which are Continually exposed to the Rage and Cru- 
elltys of our trench and Indian Enemies ; the Secureing 
whereof Calls for such a Constant Supply of Such a num- 
ber of Soldiers to Be in Garrisson, & to Attend the Dutyes 
of watching & scouting ; and also the Keeping out of the 
Galley to Secure y^ Coast, & to be a Conuoye to the Coast- 
ing uessells, coming into and sa^^ling from this Province ; 
all which are accounted highly nessesary to be done, and 
Since these his Maj"*^' Territoryes haue an equall benifitt 
with our Selues, in the Secureing the Coast, & frontiers of 
this Province ; the Great Charge whereof is become unsup- 
portable by his Maj'''^'* Subjectes inhabitting this Province 
are Humbly of opinion that speedy & Due Applications be 
made, to the Gouernments of Connecticoat, & Road Island, 
& to the Hon^''"' John Vsher Esq"^ L* Gouer"" & Comand' in 
cheife of his Maj*''** Province of New=Hampshire for such 
aides & Assistances as ar absolutely nessesary to inable his 
maj*'*"* Subjects here to Defend & secure y^ Province./ 

Read 5 June 1696 In the House of Representatives 

Voted & passed in the Affirmative, & sent up to the 
Hono'''® the L^ Governo"' & Council for his & their Assent 
Read. 5° June Penn Townsend Speaker 


Encouragement to prosecute French ^ Indians June 16, 1696. 

Pro. of y« By the Hon'^'*^ the L* Gov"' &c Coun- 

Massaehusetts Ba}^ oil & assembly convened at Bos- 

ton upon Wednesday y** 24"' of 
May 1696, In the Eighth year of 
his Maj^y^ Reign 
For better Encouragement to prosecute the 
French and Indian Enemy &c 
Ordered That if any Suitable person or persons shall offer 
themselves to take the Command of a Company 
ao'ainst his Ma*^' Enemies and obtain a Commis- 
sion from the Hon^''' the Lieu' Governour or 
Comander in chief with Orders to raj^se a 
Company or Companys for his Ma'^^ Service 
Such Officers &, Companys (over & above the 
Encouragem* given by an Act of this Court of 
Fifty pounds g head for every Indian man and 
twenty five pound p head for any Indian woman 
or Child Male or Female under the age of four- 
teen yeares taken or brought in Prisoner the 
Scalps of all Indians Slain to be produced and 
delivered to the Comissioner or Comissioners for 
War as the Law in that case provides, and the 
benefit of Y)lunder) shall be allowed and paid 
out of the publick Treary their necessary pro- 
vision, Ammunition & accustomed Wages for so 
long time as they are seeking or pursueing said 
Eneniy. But when they shall return to any 
Town, Fort, Garrison or Vessells for so long 
time as they stay in any such place they shall 
be out of pay. And the chief Officer and Clerk 
of every such Company shall each of them keep 
a Journall of their proceedings from time to 
time and return the same unto the Comissioner 


for War. And that thoy be further Supplied 
with Vessel Is for trunsportation & Boates as 
needed. And in case of receiving any Wounds 
in the s** Service Shall be encouraired as to cure 
andpentious as is by Law provided for Souldiers 
that are impressed, & likewise to be allowed a 
Chirurgeon with them if to be procured under 
publick pay. 

And for Encouragement of speedy Succours & re- 
lief to be yeilded unto the Frontiers upon an 
Alarm or attack made upon them by the Enemy 
Such of the Neighbouring Towns as move to 
their reliefe & towards the Surprizal or pursuit 
of the Enemy by virtue of the Law of the 
Province or l)y virtue of any order of the Lieu' 
Governo'" or Comander in chief or Comauder of 
the Regiment Shall have the like Encourage- 
ment as afores*^ if such persons shall have pur- 
• sued the Enemy farther than they may reasona- 
bly return in twenty four houres otherwise to 
be allowed no wages — 

Provided That this order shall continue in force 
for the space of six months next comeing & for 
no longer 

Read June 10*'' 1696. In the House of Representatives 

Voted ; And sent up to the L* Gover- 
no'' and Council for their Concurrance. 
Penn Tow'nsend Speaker 

Read in Council 16° June 

1696 and voted a concurrance 

Js** Addington Secry 

I Consent 

W" Stouffhton 


Letter from Charles Frost June 2^^ 1696 

from Sturgeon Creek June 24"' 1696 
about One of the clock in the morning 
May itt Picas yo"" : 
I haue Just now received account by two men Poste 
from York, that three men w**^ their wifes one Thomas Cole, 
Jeremiah Storer and Josiah Littlefield goeing from Yorke 
to Wells this Evening about Sun Sett, on the Esterne Side 
of Cape Nettick between York & Wells, mett w"" a great 
body of Indians judged to be Severall hundreds, the Enimie 
Shott killed Cole and his wife, and Jeremiah Storers wife 
is either killed or taken by the horse's Starting, but Storer 
gott his Horse and is come to Yorke w"^ Littlefield and his 
wife, I Sent forthwith to giue notice to all our Garrissons, 
and Province New Hampsh' I much Expect the howerly At- 
take of the Enimie many Gunns heard this day att Wells; 
wee are in great want of men and desire Speedie Reliefe we 
being very weak to withstand the Enimie thay being soe 
Numerous, I haue noe more to add att present but as I re- 
ceive farther intelligence shall send express to yo'' Hon'' 

Yo"" hon" humble Servant 

Charles ffrost// 

Letter from W"^ Redford 

Portsni° June 25"' 1696 
Hon"'« S^ 

my father Frost Sent the aboue to be forwarded to yo"" 
Hon"" open as Directed : but Since I came from his house I 
have mett w"' Jeremee Storer who has Relived his wife 
and brought her hither for cure being Shott through the 
Knee only Cole & his wife Killd, M"" Storer tells me the 


Eniinie was very many, but doth not mention what number 
only saith about 60 gunns was fired at him, beirging yo"" 
Hon'"^ pardon for this i)0stscript I am att Comd of yo"" Hon"" 
whilst W" Redford 

For his Majesf Service 
To the Hon"'" 
William Stoughton Esq'" 
Lieutt Govern'' &c : of his 
Majest^ Province of 
Massachusetts Bay 

/ _ 
To be Comunicated in the Townes as 
itt is Sent along 

hast Poste hast — — 

Letter D Gov. W^ Stoughton to Col Saltonstall ^ U Col. 


Boston July 9'" 1696 

I have just now rece'' Intelligence from L' Gov"" Usher of 
the arrival of the Yott assigned to attend upon the Frigats 
in their Cruise to the Bay of Fundy, at Piscataqua, and 
that the s'' Frigats being engaged with two Frencji Men of 
War of 50 Guns a p** Cap' Paxtons Topmast being Shot by 
the Board after an hours fight he Struck to them, its hoped 
Cap' Ernes made his Escape from them in the night the s*^ 
Yott seeing a single Ship the next day. On board the s'' 
Yott came a Captive Woin;in & gives an Ace" of 18 Canooes 
comcing this way from Cape Sable, and also a body of In- 
dians by Land. 


I thought it necessary to Send you the notice hereof that 
you niay have your Regiment in a readiness to pass upon 
duty in case of any Attack by Sea or Land. And order 
That if there be any such Attack made on any of the Towns 
or places within the Province of New hampshire, You forth- 
with upon notice thereof cause such a number of the Soul- 
diers in your Regiment to be dispatched for their relief & 
assistance as shall be necessary and that they be listed be- 
forehand and in a readiness to attend S'^ Service as occasion 
shall offer and let me have a Speedy Acconipt of what ma}^ 
occur for his Ma^^'' Service. 

I am y^ 

your Loving Friend 

W"" Stoughton 
Col° Saltonstal & U Col° Peirce 

" Letter from Major Frost Aug^ 15^^'- 1696 ^ Copy of a Let- 
ter to Col"" Gedney August 17"' 1696:' 

Kittery 15"' Aug-* 1696 
May it please yo'' Hon"" 

In Obedience to yo^' Hon'"'* Comands ftbr the Demolishing 
of Sawco Fort I fforthw"^ gave out orders For horse & Foot 
to Attend y'' Service & Accordingly Marched w"^ fifty men 
to Wells on Thursday where I found y** People in great 
Consternation being in Expectation of the body of the En- 
emys beipg near y'" haveing that morning discovered Six 
Ind"'* at the Towns end next next towards Sawco, Soe y* I 
found mySelfe too weak to proceed & leave Wells Expos'd 
however y' night I sent away to Sawco to learn w" Condi- 
tion they were in & had a return next morning that they 
were all well & y' y*" Enemy had not yet a})i)car'd & thurt 
the late Fireing of Guns heard there was onely to clear y"* 
that they might be in a readinesse to receive y® enemy w" 
they came & now am Inform'd by Col Gedney that yo"^ Hon"" 


has ordred y^ Enforcem* of That Fort if not Demolish'd, 
Soe y* I proceed do Farther in y' Affair 

Yo"" Hon""' most humble Serv* 
[Superscribed] = Charles ffrost 

To the Hon"-"'^"^ 
W" Stoughtou Esqj 
L* Gov'' & Comand'' in chief 
of his Maj"*^" Province 
of Massachusets Bay 
humbly P""^' 
In Boston 

Letter BarV Gedney to U Crov. Stoughton 

Portsm° August 16''> 1696 

S"" I am advanced with about fower hundred & sixty 
men well Appointed All feried over to Kittery yesterday 
afternoone ordered the twoe formost Comp"" to make best 
of y"" away to Sacoe fort haveing good Scouts before them 
In y® march they will Reach their post tomorrow I Expect/ 
Have posted Cap* Wainwright at Newichawanack the Rest 
march on shall Line yorke well & proceed to make Wells 
my head Quarters. Have drawne back one Company viz* 
Cap* Browne Consisting of the Soldiers of Andover Box- 
ford &c. with orders to Cover the upper towncs on meri- 
mack & Regaulate the Scouts untill further order I yester- 
day^ waited on m"" president & his Council at great Island 
Concerted the matter of Scouts on their parts for their 
frontiers obtained an order of Councill to make It Certaine 
Copy whereof I have Attested gr m"" president shall make 
it iny first work to form the nessesary Scouts on o"" part 
which must needs if well attended prevent surprize the 
Stores are arived Last night & I mind the Regard to my 
table) Have about a fortnights provitiou if not Recruited 


forces Cannot be Continued if any designe of prosecuting 
the Warr this time should have had some power of directing 
maj'' church whoe tels me he was promised to be Renforct 
out of the forces under my Comand which I Earnestly pray 
against for the decoy will Horibly prejudice future under- 
takings, but if the Kings Service Requires it Let It be with 
Intire Companies under the Captaines they raarcht out with 
for the soldiers will sinck unles they may serve soe) had we 
Come out without that Litle puree we must have Sneakt 
away Evry man to his tent miserably Ashamed I have fed 
the men with fat mutton & beef & paid for docters mede- 
cines & have some mony Left, had my choice yesterday of 
arming the Soldiers Snapsacks with very mouldy Bread or 
peblestons none Els to be had In the whole place : which 
borrowed of m"" Walden had about 70' of pouder & some 
ball to suply the defects in the Anmnition before we marcht 
farther. We have had much Civillity from o"" old freinds 
majo'' Vaughon m'' Walden &c nor 111 accident or bad occur- 
rent hath yet Hapned to any : if you Intend a vigorous pros- 
ecution of the warr at this time It will be needfull to suport 
it hon''bly you will not Easily have the Advantage of soe 
many Able willing Soldiers or good suitable Comanders all 
Except my self but the sooner you draw me oif the shorter 
Adjournment will my Ipswich Busines suffer what store of 
Amunition is In Garrisons I am Ignorant but Suitable Sup- 
lies Is absolutely nessesary not els at present but Request 
harty prayers Subscribe his hone's. 

most Humble Serv' Barth" Gedney 
I have one troop vnder Cap' Turner 
find it nessery hitherto, and alsoe 
for it to be nominall mai"' March. 

All Rejoice y' Sacoe fort is not Levell Cap* 
hils wife y* was In the fort oposed the demolish- 



ing of It & major frost would not use violence 
to his daughter if y* stake had been pluct vp. 
none would have Stood on y' side the River the 
very Report of the order for It moved the harts 
of y' people as the trees of the woods, the fort 
was not Attact but upon the news of pemaqvid 
Cap* hill was Clearing his Guns. & puting all 
things in posture & I beleiv would have held it 
against the utmost Efforts of the Enemy untill 
Releived for I doe not take him to be a chubb I 
pray God kee up o"" Sperrits & lead us by gra- 
tious providence. 

[Superscribed] B. G. 

For His Majesties Spetiall Service 

To the Hon'""'^ Isaak Addington Esq-" 

At Boston 
Hast post Hast // 


List of Captains. 

A List of the Cap'" of the Several 1 Comp-"** now 
Vnder Comand of The hon""^* Co" Bartholemew 
Gidney for his Maj"*^" Service 
Maj'" John March Comand"" Next to the Comand'' 
in Chieffe of all the rtbrces, and 

First. Cap' of a Companie, Leff Jame March 

Sccound Cap' John Bro\vne ' 

Third- Cap' Thomas Flint 

Fowerth Cap' Fra. Weinright ' 

Fiffth Cap' Edward Seargent ' 

Sixth Cap' Henry Sumersbee ' 

Seventh Cap' Joseph Boynton ' 

Eighth Cap' John Knight ' 

Benj"* Stephens 
Benj"* James- 
Will'" Buttler 
Samuell Sawyer 
Tho Fiske 
Jer Pierson 
Thomas Gai^e 

<& Cap' John Turner Comand"" of the Troope & his Lefi"' of 


the Horse Jacob Manning the Companies for Sacoe are Cap' 
Sargeant & Cap' Sumersbie weare al:>out fifty In 
a Compy some a litle over & Some a litle under. 

B G 


Letter Bartli. Gedney to Hon Isaac Addingt07i 

portsm'h August 16'" 1696 

Sine I wrote the Inclosure the president & Councill 
Here [have] been Consulted for Sum Kenforcement of major 
Church & Its found that if Capt Walton Gives himself to the 
Service he will Have a good Company forthwith : & not Els 
we sent for him & he Expreseth himself Ready to serve but 
major Church Haveing promised to s*^ Walton that he shall 
goe his 2^^ It will not be Smoth Except he be so quallefied 
CoiSander next under major church of those forces Such 
Cofiaission I Gaue majo"^ march : but you have not Inabled me 
to Give comissions to these therefore pray y' blank Comission 
may be sent forthwith or y' you Inable me to Give them, 
I beseech you dont stick at trifles, tomorrow I intend at 
Yorke to Renforc m Church what will Remaine needful out 
of the Garrison Souldiers & such as will voluntarily serve 
under him of the now Raised forces : Bracket to Coman*^ 
get but major church well on his march with numb"" suffi- 
tient & you may draw of the most of the new Raised under 
me I pray god direct to Improve the Advantages of the 
present time I am 

His hon'' Humble Serv" 

Barth^ Gedney 


His Maj**^ Service 

To y" hon"''" Isaak Addington 

In Boston 


Letter from Benj. Church. 

Portsino 1(3'" Aug"*^ 1696 
May it Please yo"" Hon' 

I thought it my duty to let yo"" Hon"" Know that wee 
arrived here last night & am Endeavouring to make up my 
Comp^ a Competent number ftbr y^ Expedition I am upon, 
& am hopefull of Getting a Comp" out of this Province und"" 
Cap* Walton who is now Soe well that he has promis'd to 
goe w"' mee in case he has L' Govern' : Vshers leave to 
whome if yo"" Hon"" will condescend to Speak a word it will 
Forward y*" business & I pray he may have a Comision for 
my Second, Col Gedney gives mee Encouragemt of make- 
ing up the rest out of the Province of main & I beg yo'' 
Hon'"'* Orders to him Accordingly who am 

Yo-" Hon" humble Serv* 

Beuja" Church 

" Copy of a Letter to Col° Gredney Atcyust W^' IGdGT 

Boston August 17'" 1696 
at nine a clock at night- 

I have rec"* yo" of yesterday from Portsm'' and am glad 
to hear of y*^ welfare of yo"^ Selfe and y^ Forces under you ; 
and that Maj'' Church is safely arrived ; I am glad that my 
Order came so seasonably to prevent y^ disniantling of Sacoe 
Fort understanding thai y*" people in those parts are so 
much concerned about y*^ Support thereof. I apprehend y^ 
Enforcem' of it with an addition of thirty men may be suf- 
ficient, and y' y^ remaind' of y'' recruits sent thither by you 
may be drawn off; or else they will soon want Supplys of 
Provision which it will l)e difficult to convey thither. As 
to the Re in forceing of Major Church I must refer it unto 
yo'" Selfe to Encourage it as you can, I have spoken w'" L' 


Gov'' Usher about Cap°^ Walton* goeing ; who is not willing 
to consent to his leaving his Post at the Fort at this junc- 
ture, reposing great trust in his Comand ; But is willing 
that any other Oflacer or person within the Province should 
go on that designe I have here inclosed two blank Coinis- 
sions which I leave to yo'' prudence to fill up y" names of 
sutable persons as shall offer themselves to y* Service, and 
what are more necessary I direct & Impower you to Com- 
missionate ; I am very desirous that y'' w^ar may be pusht 
forward if possible to some good Effect, and am well Satis- 
fyed your Selfe is in Coinand for that Service, knowing y* 
you will give proper directions ; In case any of y'^ Inhabi- 
tants or Souldiers under pay in those out posts shall offer 
themselves to go w"' Major Church in his Expedition ; It 
will be necessary that you Enforce those places with some 
of your Forces until their return again, and do it in such 
manner as will best reach their Satisfaction I am very un- 
willino; that anything should be put upon yo*^ men contrary 
to their own inclination, being so ready and willing to offer 
themselves in makeing so briske an Expedition ; I am cred- 
ibly inform*^ by a person that was upon y^ Spot and made 
his observation and had it also from the French themselves 
that y^ whole body of Indians y' appeared at Pemaquid w° 
all was added to them out of the Ships did not make up full 
three hundred, and there was but one hundred ffrench be- 
sides those y' belonged to y*" Ships ; the rumour of so nu- 
merous a Company as was at first reported, and y^ so easy 
giveing up of y® Fort at Pemaquid, put people under much 
consternation ; ; who I hope have a little recovered them- 
selves. Major Walley is directed to send you a further 
Supply of Provisions. 

It seems very unreasonable that the Province of Hamp- 
shire who receive so much benefit and Security by all our 
Expeditions to y* drawing of so Vast a charge upon this 
Province should be altogether unconcerned therein which I 


desire you to lay before and uri^e upon the Gentlem" there 
that they may be excited to contribute thereto. 

Our Naval })reparations are near ready, it is very great 
fatigue unto me to set forward that Expedition & dispatch 
the French Prisoners. 

Let me have advice what is further necessary, being in a 
great hurry I am with due res):)ects. S'' 

Your very loving Friend 

W" Stoughton. 

Letter frow, John Hill 

Sacoe fals fort Mary Sep*"^^ y^ 13"^ 1696 
An Please your Hon"" : After due Respects I Rec'^ yours 
with a comison : this Instant : y*' which I shall to m}^ utmost 
Comply with : until y** Gou™ : shall Grant me a dismison : 
y*^ which I hope will not be Longe. 

I would In Treat your hon*" If a supply be not alredy 
sent of amunion and prouison : to hasen major Walley 
about It for I haue but one weeks In'ead Left which Is all 
from your Hon" Humble saruant At Command — 

John Hill. 

Address to the King. Sept. £^, 1696. 

To the King's most Excell* Ma*'' 
The humble Representation and Address of the 
L* Govern"" Council and Assembly of yo'' Ma*''' 
Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 
land in America 
Most Gracious and Most Dread Sovereign./. 

The Illustrious Rays and benigne Influence of yo*" 
Ma'y Princely Care of yo"" Subjects so remote 


reflected by the R* Hoii^'*^ the Lords of yo'" Ma^^' 
most hon'^''' Privy Council in their bite dispatch 
to this Yo"^ Ma*^' Governni* have confirmed our 
hopes That yo"^ Ma*^' will be pleased o:raciously 
to Entertain the humble Address of yo"" Loyal 
and dutiful Subjects, in most humble manner 
representing y*^ distressed and (unless Almighty 
God shall incline yo'' Ma'^ early to interpose) 
despairing Condition of this yo"" Ma'^^* Province. 

Whereupon We humbly crave leave to lay be- 
fore yo-" most ExcelP Ma^^ That this yo"" Ma^^^ 
Province as it hath been for a long time past, is 
still lano-uishing under a wasting War with the 
French and Indians, by which the Estates of yo"" 
poor Subjects here are much Exhausted and 
very many of their persons destroyed and 

That the s** Enemy is reinforced by Indians drawn 
from the remoter parts of this Continent and 
Adjacent Islands, and l)y large Supplys of 
Armes, Amunition, Clothing and other Stores 
and Ships of greater Force than formerly, by 
which they have been Enabled to make and 
they have made very deep Im})ressions upon yo'' 
Ma'y* Interests in these parts of America this 
Sumer, in the loss of yc/ Ma^^' Frigatt the New^- 
port Galley, being on a cruise for ^'o"" Ma'^'* Ser- 
vice in the Bay of Fundy, in Company of the 
Sorlings, and there taken by two French Ships 
of War of considerable strength, which Ships 
of War together with the Newport and a Land 
Force of neer Four hundred ffrench and Indians 
provided with Canon & Bombs afterwards came 
against yo'' Ma'^*" Fort at Penuuiuid, and unha})- 
ily gained possession of and demolish't that 


Fort, alth6 well Supplycd and every way fur- 
nished for defence, and Seasonably Reinforc't 
with men. 

That the French Interests in America is greatly 
advanced whilst yo"" Ma'^s Interests in these 
parts are in a very languishing State, the Places 
whence yo"^ Ma*^ has been Supplyed w*'^ Masts & 
other Naval Stores in danger next to be Seized, 
and by reason Of the growing power of our 
French Neighbours, both the Southern and 
Northern Trade and Fishery is much damaged. 

That the charge of the War hath layen heavy upon 
the Province Connecticut haveing contributed 
little, Rhode Island and New Hampshire nothing 
at all towards the Support of yo"" Maj'^^ Inter- 
ests ; But have drawn a consideralile charge on 
this Province for their defence. 

Wherefore we yo'' Ma^^* most humble & distressed 
Subjects Implore yo'" Royal Aid, humbly pray- 
ing That yo"" Majesty would be graciously 
pleased to order that yo"" Ma'^* several Govern- 
ments within these Territorys may be jointly 
concerned in the prosecution of the War, and 
Supporting the Charge thereof. 

That Port Royal and S' Johns in Accadie or Nova 
Scotia may be Setled by Erecting of a regular 
Fortification furnished w"' all necessary warlike 
Provisions and Stores and a Suitable number of 
Souldiers posted in Garrison at each of the said 
places at the charge of yo"^ Ma'^"^ Exchequer ; 
which is apprehended will be a greater bridle 
upon the Enemy by reason of their Scituations 
than Pemaquid could be. 

That a Sutable Supply of Ainunition & other War- 
like Stores may be Early and speedily dispatcht 
Doc. Vol. v. 29 


hither for the defence of yo'' Miitys Forts & Gar- 
risons within this Province. 
That there may be an Addition of some further 
Naval Force to the two Frigatts now here, by 
one or more ships of greater Strength for the 
Guarding and Defence of the Sea Coasts and 
Securing the Navigation, the French Ships of 
War that liave visited these parts this year ex- 
ceeding both in number of men and Guns, what 
has formerly been : And that one of yo"" Majtys 
Frigatts may be permitted in the winter Season 
to convoy and attend our Vessells goeing to the 
West Indies to lade Salt for carrying on the 
Fishery, being the Chief Staple of this Coun- 
try, the Seamen belonging to such Frigatt will 
thereby be the better Secured b}^ yo"" Ma'^s Ser- 
vice And the Charges not augmented. 
That yo"" Ma*-^ wx)uld graciously provide and Order 
the payment to such Seamen belonging to the 
Province Imprest here for yo^' Majties Service on 
board yo'' Ships of War, at such time as yo' s*^ 
Ships are laid up in the winter, many of them 
haveing wives and Familys that entirely Depend 
upon the Profits of their labour for Subsistance ; 
which would be a great Encouragem* unto yo' 
Ma^^s Sea Service, and a releife unto yo' poor 
Subjects : Also that a Clerk of the Cheque 
may be appointed to muster the Seamen from 
time to time belonging unto yo' s'^ Ships of War ; 
whereby the great agrievance of yo' Ma'^s good 
Subjects by continued and needless im^jresses 
will 1)0 redressed. 
Finally we humbly crave leave to pray. That yo' 
Majty would please to take under yo' Royal 
Consideration the reduceing of Canada, the Chief 


Seat of the French Interests in these parts, and 
the unhappy Fountain from whence issue all our 
Miserys. Hereby we humbly conceive the Hon- 
our and Revenue of the Crown will be greatly 
advanced, the Northern will be entirely 

gained, And the Inteiests and Trade both of the 
Northern and Southern Plantations will be re- 
vived and Secured. 
Thus in a humble dependance and Confidence of 
yo'' Ma'^' most Gracious and Favourable Answer 
for theRescueing of a languishing Province, and 
preserving alive a People entirely devoted unto 
yo'' Ma'^s Service We Prostrate at yo"" Royal 
Feet, desiring to be remembred amongst 
Royal S-- 

Yo-" Ma*y^ 
Sep'- 24 1696 Most humble Obedient 

Dutiful Subjects 

W. Stoughton. 

Penn Townsend Speaker. 

Letter to the Lords of the Privy Council. Sept. 2^, 1696. 
May it please yo'" Lord^'* 

The General Assembly by this Convayance forw*^ their 
Congratulatory Address for the merciful Providence of God 
in the Signal Deliufance and preservation of his Ma'^'^ Royal 
person from the hands of those bloody and barbarous Con- 
spirators and Assassinators and his kingdoms from the 
intended invasion. As also the humble Representation and 
Address of his Ma^^ with Reference to the distressed 
and languishing State and Condition of his Ma'y* Interests 
and Subjects within this his Province ; wherein is Set forth 
the deep Impressions made by the Enemy upon the same 


this last Sumer in the loss of his Ma'^'* Frigatt the Newport 
Galley ; which was by iiie Ordered in Company of the Sor- 
lings and a yatch Tender on a cruise for his Ma^^^ Service 
into the Bay of Fundy for the intercepting and Surprizing 
of the Stores of Amunition and other Suppl3^s for his Ma'''^ 
Enemy s yearly brought from France to Johns River and 
parts adjacent ; but was unhapily overpowred by two Ships 
of War of greater Force than Ordinary that came this year 
thither, being of too great Strength for his Ma'^' s*^ Ships a 
particular Narrative of that action given under the hands 
und upon Oath of the Officers belonging to the Newport I 
have transmitted unto the Right Hon'"'*^ the CoiTiission" for 
Executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of England &c'' 
In the s*^ Representation and Address is also Set forth 
the loss of his Ma*^^ Fort at Pcmaquid being beset by the s^ 
two French Ships of War together w*^'' the Newport & a 
Land Force of near Four hundred French and Indians pro- 
vided w"' & bomlis for the Storming thereof; A Copy of 
the Narrative given in by some of the Officers and Souldiers 
belonging to that Garrison I herew"^ transmit unto yo"" 
LordP^ The Comander is under Confinem* in order to a fur- 
ther hearing upon that matter Cap"^ Paxton late CoiSander 
of the Newport was then a Prisoner on board one of the 
Ships of War, who will be able to give yo"" Lord^* some In- 
formation thereabout. The Fort was well furnished and 
8upplyed w"^ all Necessarys and Seasonably reinforced with 
Forty fresh men upon the Intelligence of the disaster be- 
falling the Newport, and I sent an Express to notify the 
Comander thereof and of the strength of the French with 
directions to be very careful and vigilant and to have all 
things in a posture for defence in case any Attack should 
be made upon them. It was feared That the s*^ French 
Ships of War and Land Force would have come forward to 
have made some further attempt which its said they de- 
signed for Piscataqua River had they not been Inform'* of 


the Arrival of his Ma'^' Frigatts with the Mast Ships and 
several merchant Ships from England ; whereupon I Or- 
dered a Levy of neer five hundred men for the Enforcem' 
of the Frontiers and guarding of that River ; And also 
caused a Merchant Ship of good burthen to be taken up 
on his Ma^y* Service and Equipped for War, together with 
a Province Galley and a Fireship, to joyne his Ma*yse three 
Frigatts the Arundel, Sorlings, & Oxford and sent them 
forth in Search of the s*^ French Ships and to attack 
them and Endeavour the Recovery of the. It so hapne'd 
that they came neer to the place at Mount desart where they 
were all three lying at Anchor, but providence so ordered it 
That by reason of the wind dying away they could not 
reach it before night ; the French haveing Intelligence of 
them in a great hurry and affrightm* prepared forthw*'' to 
come to Sayle and get away, and haveing the advantage of a 
small gale of wind comeing off the high land got out of the 
place & were descried the next day by one of our Ships 
who then lay becalm'd; but when the Sea breeze came up 
afternoon gave them chase and fetched upon them consider- 
erably being come neer up with them by night ; but so 
soon as the French had lost Sight of our Ships by reason of 
the darkness they altered their course, the next morning 
and all y** day proveing very foggy, our Ships could not get 
sight of the Enemy ; who stood away to the Eastward at a 
considerable distance into the Sea and met some of our 
flBshing Vessells comeing homeward from the Fishing ground 
about Cape Sables and parts adjacent and tooke three of 
the s^ Fishinge Vessels one of w^'' they sold to the Master 
and sent home the men in her to whome they gave accompt 
they were chased by seural Englishmen of War and were in 
danger of being come up with and taken by them, had they 
not lost them in y'' night and Fogg, fearing lest they were 
still in pursuit of them and made all y° Sayle they could to 
get away : 


His Maj'y Ship Arundel, the Province Galley and several 
other small Vessells of War, transports w^** neer live hun- 
dred Efi'ective men under y*^ Comand of L* Col° Hathorne 
&c* are now abroad in the Eastern parts of this Province 
with Orders to attempt the takeiug of the Fort Setled upon 
Johns River and the removeing of that Enemy, and for y® 
makeing other attempts upon the Enemy in those parts w*=^ 
will much conduce to his Ma*^* Service if it please God to 
give Success. Some Private Ships of War Set forth by 
Merch*^ and others within this Province w*'' Comission agt 
his Maty' Enemys, have taken several French Fishing Ves- 
sells on the Banks of Newfoundland and brought them into 
this Goverm', and there .being no Judge of the Admiralty 
appointed and Comissionated within the same I have been 
prevailed with upon due proofe made to declare them Prizes. 
It beino- thought of absolute Necessity for his Ma*^* Service, 
and would otherwise have greatly discouraged the same and 
occasioned a great many Seamen to have left the Province, 
could they not have had their Shares of y" Prizes by y"* 
taken which might have been of ill consequence, I have pro- 
ceeded according to the directions in the Act of Parliam* 
and taken effectual care for Securing the parts or Shares of 
y'^ proceeds of such Prize Goods belonging to his Ma^^ 
which is ready to be made good unto whom his Ma'^ shall 
ai)point. I should be sorry to incur his Majtys displeasure 
for my Sincere intentions therein for his Service not with 
designe of particular Advantage or assuming of a power 
not vested in me by his Ma'^" Royal Comission. I have 
had y® opinion of y*" Council here y' it was advisable for his 
Ma'y^ service, In which I pray yo"" Lord^' Favour. It seems 
highly necessary R' Hon'"'*-" that there be a Judge of y*-' Ad- 
miralty Comissionaf^ for this his Ma'^"* Province. 

I humbly begg yo'' Lord'''" pardon for the troul)le of these 
tedious lines wherein I have Endeavoured to lay before his 
j\Ia*y & yo"" LordP' as briefly as I well could a plain Narra- 


tive of the late passages of tiiomeiit i-clating to his Maj'^^ 
Service beseeching yo'' LordP' Favour in countenanceing the 
humble Address and applications made unto his Ma'^ by his 
poor distressed Subjects within this (jovernm* That they 
may receive a Gracious Answer to the same. 

I crave leave further to observe unto yo'' Lord^P^ That 
whereas y*' Narrative given in by some ofyMate Garrison 
at Pemaquid Fort, It's said that the Wall in one of the 
Flankers was defective haveing been prop't up all winter 
and began to tumble down upon fireing the [guns] That 
stood thereon. I never was advised by the Cap""" or any 
others of any such defect which should have been timely 
cared for, and have Examin'^ Several others of the Souldiers 
thereabout who deny the same; and say the wall was good 
and did not give way upon useing of their Guns. 

Letter from Vincent Bigot to Greorge Tarfrey 

Vincent Bigot of the Society of Jesus to the Most friendly 

Person George Turfrey, 

Sendeth Greeting 

What is the matter most friendly George that now for a 
long time we have not reed the Least Line from you in 
answer to ours. Certainly there is some reason, as I 
supose ; or if there be none, it is a great fault in you than 
wdiich nothing hath befallen me more contrary to my Ex- 
pectation, a long time. I prethee do you think is it fair 
and friendly not to return an Answer ; and so to cause your 
friend to pine away w'" longing for your Letters. If any 
thing had been written by us somwhat harshly ; I should 
have thought that you had revenged our ungenteelness with 
your Silence. But neither would this have justified your 
not returning an answer. For thus I think with my self. 


Certainly he would have courteously expostulated with me, 
if I had any way offended him : and then I should willingly 
and Easily have cleared my self. But I am well assured 
that whatsoever I writt to you it was written most kindly, 
by which you might see our most ready inclinations to you. 
Indeed I am not ignorant wherein the civilities of friends 
consists in writing to one another or in contending about 
Religion in a friendly way. If I did affirm that the Princi- 
ples of your Religion were altogether idle ; I do stand to it 
and will evince that you might see by my writing, I did it 
not out of anger. My George, believe me, This One thing 
I aim at in writing, Warning, Chiding ; that you may be 
sensible of the vanity of 3'Our Religion, that so you may 
look out and take care of yourself. For you are Undone 
unless you take care of your Salvation ; which if it were 
possible I would willingly secure to you with my blood. 
Neither may you imagine that I write these things by 
chance, or upon some sudden fancy. What I speak is of 
set purpose, so that nothing could prevail with me to change 
my mind. But hearken most courteous George to w^hat I 
am about to say to thee. I did and do still very much 
wonder at what I lately heard of a certain Indian ; viz. that 
the Earl of Bellomont earnestly desires to get us into his 
hands ; so as to hire the Indians themselves with a great 
Reward that they would eifect it ; and that he gives out 
that if he once take me, that I shall not go away Scot-free 
but that he will thrust us into a most loathsom Prison, 
where we shant see a glims of Light at Noon-day ; and that 
he will keep us there at his pleasure by the space of six 
whole years ; and then take order for our transj)ortation to 
England. But when a certan Indian that heard this, re- 
plied that the Earl of Bellomont went about a business that 
was odious to the Indians as well as to the French, He 
added that the Earl of Bellomont indeed desired the Friend- 
ship of the Indians but was not very thoughtful! al)Out the 


French whether they were friends or foes. I have not writt 
this in my own, but in the very words of him that rehited 
it to me. I call to witness that holy and inviolated Faith 
& Credit amonir all Nations mutually one towards another, 
unless happily it be banished from you, how barbarous this 
Desiofn I AVith the good Leave of the most illustrious Earl 
I would say, that He would not thus Speak, if He would a 
little recollect, and come to himself, and weigh what a man- 
ner of thing it is in a time of Peace to deal Cruelly and 
rigidly with tin ingenuous people that love & cherish Peace 
being innocent and uncondenmed. But whence is this I 
beseech you, that He should have so much hatred and Mal- 
ice against us as not to be able to hide it. For certain, as 
to me reasoning with my self, and viewing things with the 
greatest heedfullness. Nothing occurs whereby we might 
deserve this Animadversion w'^'^ he would exercise towards 
us. But this He has eft'ected by his Threats even to atibrd 
me the most pleasant Remembrances of my Conscience. 
For I remember how industriously I behaved ray self, that 
I might save many English from death, which I also ob- 
tained : Others I brought to French mens Houses : And 
such as 1 could not do this for, living here as I doe, they 
are not ignorant how orreat mv care was to do them good, 
helping of them with my small estate comforting them, 
getting some Supings for the Sick, asswaging y'' misery, 
and easing their mind one way or other. This they them- 
selves I supose will not disown that there was no duty of 
ours lacking to them : I might rather say, that 1 had a ready 
mind to do them good. But I am ashamd to cast this in 
your teeth, my George, as if it repented me of m}' good 
deeds. Yet they have more need to be ashamd, who by 
their unmercifuUness and Inhumanity compel us to do so. 
I Ijeseech you, what could I doe more fully to oblige all y® 
English to me, if they had any thing of a thankfull mind. 
Are these the incentives of so uusrenteel a Hatred against 


US? If we have procured so Unniercifull an Inclination 
against us by loving the English, cherishing, helping, com- 
forting, truly pitying them : if we had evil entreated them 
not much regarding how the wretches pined away with grief 
& Misery, how they destroyd themselves with continual 
Cares and by themselves bemoan their own misfortune. 
We Speak what I think : Surely I think no less than that 
things are otherwise circumstanced with you, than any 
where else in any other place : and that which elsewhere is 
accounted the chief Benefit ; is with you accounted an ill 
Turn, and so taken as an Injury & Reproach. Truly upon 
this head I am very freely willing to be hated by you ; and 
I should chuse nothing rather than that the Earl of Bello- 
mont should know that we are not the men that should be 
stricken with a sluggish fear alth8 w^e should have fallen 
into his hands, forasmuch as we are innocent, and have a 
good Conscience. If that should hapen I would comfort 
m}^ self with this hope ; that hereafter 1 and the Earl of 
Bellomont shall have the same Judge, which will give unto 
every one according to his Works ; and therefore unto him, 
if he should have ventured to deal any thing harshly or un- 
mercifully by us, unto whom it would more have becomd 
him to have given Thanks. For happy Avere we, if that 
onl}^ befell us w'='' befell our brethren who it is certain only 
upon the account of Religion y^ was hateful to you, were 
hangd and slain with all maiier of punishments : and not 
being at all affrighted with the death of their l^rethren, suc- 
ceeded one another as heirs of their Labors and Death. 
Neithei' do we complain of their being made away, but 
rather envy them their Lot, accounting it a great Honor if 
so great a good should befall us, being ready to render im- 
ortal Thanks to the Earl of Bellomont, and to beseech God 
with our daily prayers, for liis return to our most holy Re- 
ligion. By this one thing he may certainly know that we 
love him, concerning whom he talks so vainly that we hate 


him. I know well enough and will inaintain it, that no suf- 
ficient cause can be produced by the most illustrious Earl, 
for which he should hate us. But what can one doe to that 
man that has a mind to hate one for nothing. Be sure tho 
he hate, he shall not get this by his hatred of us, that we 
should hate him again. He shall not gain it I say, as I 
supose. Yea our Love towards him and you shall increase 
daily. We will conquer & overcome Hatred with Love. 
It is a sure and ruld case that a man in publick place, as is 
fit, and is in vogue not only for his Nobility but also for his 
Warlike Valor, should very much value himself upon his 
Honor. And when I recount that these chief Ornaments 
belong to the Earl of Bellomont I can hardly imagin that 
he should have so unpleasing & unmercifull design against 
us. I mean that he never of his own accord contrived, 
whose innate Civility joined with his Nobility I know. I 
am well acquainted with the guise of Tale-bearers who so 
greatly hate our Country-men, that they cant contain them- 
selves but they nuist do them some Mischief, & y* at una- 
wares. I say, the Hatred of Back-biters is inveterat, and 
they have been accustomed to hate our Country-men, who 
for the restoring of them to the Catholick Religion did lay 
out themselves in England many years agoe, and their La- 
bor & life ; Bestowing their Endeavours to the Catholics 
privatly & under a disguised habit : Not at all shunning 
death, but suposing they should do rashly, if crouding 
themselvs upon death, they should anticipat the time fore- 
ordained them of God, and by an untimely death have with- 
drawn their small Endeavour how little soever from the 
Catholicks : Therein following the Example of the Apostles 
& others of the holiest of Men ; who were not at all ashamd 
to abscond & conceal themselvs, when the affairs of Chris- 
tianity required it. Out of all doubt we are become Odi- 
ous to them upon no other Account. For certain they 
mistake themselvs, and are unacquainted with us, if they 


supose that we shall be frightened from our undertaking by 
theese Odiums. We will not give over to reprove, chide, 
in friendly niaiier call upon you, that you speedily remand 
& banish from your Coasts that Religion which hath im- 
ported so many Monsters of Religion into 3'our Country of 
England. It doth appear, and will be manifest to after 
Ages ot what profligat manners those men were, that were 
the authors of that Religion : that so at length you may 
give place to Truth, being so often convinced of the vanity 
and folly of your Religion. He that shall deny the Truth 
of what I say, he is unacquainted with what has passd in 
our Times. Hearken a little I say, most dear George ; I 
speak of the most ftimous things that have been done in 
France & England. In France how often have the most 
learned champions of your Religion been convicted that 
they profess & teach a false Religion ; insomuch that some 
of them there have been driven ingenuously to acknowledge 
their Conviction ; and having ownd the Catholick to be the 
True Religion, have heartily embraced it and having thus 
embraced it, have defended it by publick Writings. Oth- 
ers much more Unhappy refused the Sincere Light of the 
Truth which shined upon them ; postponing the Loss of 
their Soul to dishonourable Gains, making a foolish Excuse 
that if they should yield the acknowledged Truth they 
should be Undone with their family, Wives & Children for 
whom by their Ministry they provided the Suports of Life. 
Also in your England, we arc not ignorant that your 
Ministers were often convinced by the Catholicks ; yea that 
the whole Rout of your Ministers has been once & again 
conquered by one single Catholick. I will Instance one. 
One Parsons not unknown to you shall be in stead of all 
(except you are altogether iirnoraut of things transacted 
among you) whom a glorious death undergon by the hatred 
of our Religion, enroll'd him in Heaven. For what should 
your Ministers doe, when they saw their ignorance openly 


exposed by a publick dispute with Parsons about Reliofion ? 
What shoukl they doe I say, not being able to endure their 
Disgrace & Reproach? 

They reckond they shouhl ])e contemned by all ; unless 
by renewing the Combat they did overcome him by whom 
they had been basely foiled. They goe to Elisabeth and 
petition. Was ever any more Unworthy Action done I 
They starve the man with long hunger, supposing they 
should not find him a very difficult Enemy, that he would 
hardly be able to speak with any Sense or Coherence, be- 
ing enfeebled with long hunofer. 

A Day is set for the New Encounter. Both the Nobles & 
comon people With great Eagerness flock to the place as- 
signed for the Dispute. After they were set. Persons is 
brought forth pined away with hunger and Leanness, and is 
placed upon a low Bench thwackd with a great parcell of 
the Ministers books. You may see the Contest was man- 
aged very Unequally ; viz. That one single man should 
encounter Many Men ; One naked man an armed Multi- 
tude. In the first place for fear the Dispute should never 
come to an End, this Rule was established by the Peers ; 
That whom they should pronounce Overcome : It should 
not be at all Denied. They go to it. One Antagonist after 
another sets upon Persons, and is as easily overcome by 
him. Inasmuch as the Truth of our Most holy Religion in 
this weak dwarf pined with long Continued hunger, w^as not 
Weak ! Inasmuch as it stands in no need of humane help 
for its own defence ! What needs many words. He be 
above board, and declare plainly what was done in your 
Country of England in the Open Light. 

At last it came to this, The principal men grudging at it, 
and openly Complaining of the indignity offered them by 
their Ministers in setting a false gloss upon Religion : the 
ministers were forcd to provide for their safety by flight : 
And hardly so did they escape the assaults of the inraged 


Multitude, who iu like maiicr clamoril that they were 
Mock'd by their Ministers. In truth I think those Minis- 
ters of yours were very uiuch to be pitied ! The same Per- 
sons whom they dreaded as the Enemy of their false Re- 
liirion ; which they defended, and he oposed in his health 
and vigor ; they find him an Antagonist not a whit weak- 
end, wdien debilitated b}^ long continued hunger. So that 
their most wicked Tricks did nothing avail them. Nay, 
they were so far from gaining the victory that they were 
Cock-sure of, as also their Honor shaken in the first En- 
counter, the Loss of which they hoped to have repaird in 
this new Dispute, they Utterly lost ; having much adoe to 
escape with their Lives. 

Look ye, most dear George, and diligently weigh with 
your self. I assert, and will evince, that almost all the 
Learned and sound Men amongst 3'ou do throughly see 
the Errors of your Religion ; that you may not think I 
write all this to you out of Ingorance & Imprudence. How 
long yet it shall it be before you take care of your Salva- 
tion? How long will you cheat yourselves, or however 
suffer your selvs to be Cheated with the silly forgery of 
your most Vain Religion? I pity thee, and thy people, 
most friendly George ; and there is nothing that I desire 
more than that you would at length unlearn your Errors, 
and embrace that one only most uncorrupt Catholick Re- 
ligion : which for so long a time did most holily flourish in 
England, as I have now written to thee, which is yet also 
there most holily observed ; which hath brought forth so 
many most sacred Kings for Heaven, so many most valiant 
Martyrs. Except perchance you excell these (Oh iiuortal 
God, how Great Men) in Judgment & Prudence. You 
should have more regard to these the Uprightest of men, 
your own Countrymen ; and not to those filthy Varlets 
which have cheated you with a most foppish Religion. 

The day I think will fail me before I make an end ot 
writing. But you will say. To what purpose is all this? 


Did you iiuiimiie this affair? AVhat is become of the Earl of 
Bellornont, how did he get away from you? 

My most courteous George, I my self scarce well know 
from whence, which way, and in what manner I am come to 
this place, being unmindfidl of my first Design. Sure by 
this you may plainly discern two things ; first how Unangry, 
yea how friendly an adversary the Earl of Bellornont has : 
the other is. How vehemently I desire that you would study 
the Catholick Religion. But I must dispatch, I return to 
your most Illustrious Earl, whom be sure I Love & honour 
with my whole heart ; and to whom I believe it is not nat- 
ural to think or speak so harshly and unmercifully of us. 
That He doth under the severest penalties forbid the Eng- 
lish furnishing us with provisions ; no great hurt or trouble 
accrues to us thereby. 'Tis twenty year & more that I 
liv'd among the Indians, without any lack of your diet. If 
indeed we have among them load a life hard and sorrowfull 
enough be sure it was voluntary ; we were not brought to it 
by the force of any person. Unless the love of Christ, 
which always puts us forward, have constrained us. More- 
over the Earl of Bellomont effects nothing by all this ; Will 
he, nill he, so far as I can conjecture, your provisions will 
be brought to me. Unless perhaps he should bring you 
to this, that no provisions at all should be bought of you 
by the Indians. For certain, in my opinion it had been 
more mild, if he had warned us in an amicable manner, or 
caused us to be warned. We could have cleared our selves 
with a wet finger; and have taken away all suspicion out of 
his mind concerning us. But let this suffice. My George 
I embrace thee with all my heart, most friendly of men. 
Farewell, and always love me. In the Village called An- 
messoukkauti, the fifth of October. 

[The four and twentieth of September, in the Julian 


Letter to Sir Henry Ashurst from Isaac Addiwjton, Sept. 29, 


I have the Honour of yo" of the IS"' January 
past wherem I observe the Expressions of yo^ 
Hon ours undeserved Kespect and reguard to a 
pe rson so inconsiderable in yo'" care and En- 
deavours to supersede the Sollicitations of those 
that have Emulated his Ma'^' Favour towards me 
in my present Station ; who would find them- 
selves disappointed of their Expectations of any 
great Advantage thereby : The People of this 
Province what by the Calamitys of the War 
and the failing of the harvest both the last year 
and this are reduced to great wants and ditficul- 
tys and unable to bear up under the insupport- 
able burthen of their publick Taxes for the 
Support of the Governm* and the prosecution of 
the War against a growing powerful Enemy ; 
who have made very deep impressions upon his 
Matys Interests here this Sufner in the takeing 
of his Ma*^^ Frigatt the Newport Galley and the 
Fort at Pemaquid ; which is humbly Repre- 
sented in the Address of the General Assembly 
and the particular acco' thereof in the L' Gov- 
ern o""^ Letter To the Right Hon'^^'^ the Lords of 
his Ma*y^ most hon''^^ Privy Council Besides the 
Rapines and Murders comitted by Sculking par- 
tys of the barbarous bloody Salvages, with the 
State of the Afiayrs of the Province, all which 
will fall under y°'' Honours observance comeing 
under cover to yo''selfe, Also the publick Let- 
ters from y^ Governm' direct*^ unto yo"" Honour 
and m''Phipps, and m"" Benj" Jackson w"' several 
other worthy Gent" that come passengers in 


this Fleet will fully and particularly Informe 
you of our present circumstances, to which I 
must pray you to be referred. I have here in- 
closed y^ Acts and Laws which were made the 
Last year at the four several Sittings of the 
General Assemlily, and at their first Session in 
Ma}^ this year, they being now again Sitting and 
have under consideration the Laws lately re- 
pealed with the Reasons thereof given by their 
LordP' in order to amendm'^ I have not to add, 
but my thankful acknowledgm*^ of yo"" many 
Favours, and to give you y® assurance of my 
inclinations to Serve you craveing leave to Sub- 
scribe myselfe 

Hon'"*^ S'- 
yo"" Honours 

much obliged and thankful 
Boston, Sep-- 29° 1696. Serv' 

I: A. 

Letter from Barth. Gredney 

Ipsw. octob*"^ 1696 

Sr Craving pardon for my Truanting I make bold 
to transmitt the Inclosed wherein you will observe the wick- 
ednes of Chub the guilt whereof made him uncapable of 
doing y^ part of a good Couiander & we have felt Heavens 
Rebuke for It but how to Remove the Scandall is very diffi- 
cult Its horrible that the Indians shold have the Advantasfe 
of taxing us with soe high a transgretion I pray God di- 
rect yo'' hon'' soe to dispose the matter that the guillt may 
not Lie upon the Gov'm' but y* Chub may bear the burden 
of his Iniquity & the heathen should know that we Abhorr 

Doc. Vol. v. 30 


such things : Joii. Gutch is out with majo'' Church, I Can 
not find wheur Jams Tailer is but the Rest are to be found 
here not Els at present but subscribe myself 

Yo'' Hon"^* Humble Serv" Barth° Gedney 

Sacoe tals fort Mary No^^-- y*^ 12 1696 
An please your Hon'' after due Respects I would Humbly 
Tntreat your Hon"" would Grant me Liberty to Com to bos- 
ton to make up my accounts with y^ Com'' y*^ next month 
If your Hon"" Please will be as Little dainger as any Time. 
Haueing no news to Inform your Hon'' of I Remain your 
Hon'' humble Saruant At Com'"^ 

John Hill 



The Rt Hon"^ 

Will-^ Stoughton 

Leuit Gou"' and 

Com'^'" In Cheif 

for his Maj"' seruice 

Petitio7i of A¥' Cock 

To the Right Hon'^'*^ W" Stoughton Esq'" L" Governo'" 
and Comand'' in cheife in and over his Maj"'*'' Province of 
the Massachusetts Bay in New England, with the honored 
Council and Representatives thereof now assembled in 
Gen""" Court held att Boston by adjournem' Novemb' 18'" 

The Petition of Abraham Cock 
Humbly Sheweth 

That yo*" Petition' about a yeare a goe att Pemaquid ffort 
und' the Command of Cap" John March, as he (with others 
was gocing to fetch wood for the use of the fort, was way 
layd by Indians from whome yo' Petition' received a Shott 


in his left arme, w'^'^ by reason thereof was Cutt of from his 
body. That for the Space of Six months past yo'' petition"" 
has beene a Souldier att y'' Castle, butt by reason of the 
Coldness of y'^ Season and the tenderness of his body by 
the Loss of his arme, he is wholey rendred uncapable of 
ptbrming any the souidiers worke there incumbent on y™ as 
also of doeing any thing whereby to procure a livelyhood 
for his Subsistence : being destitute of a Calling, besides he 
is in continual! feare that the Stump of his healed Arme 
will breake out againe to his greate Sorrow. 

Yo^ Poore petition"" therefore humbly prayes and 
Entreates, That this high and hono'^'*' Court will 
please to take his distressed condition into Con- 
sideration soe as that he may either have Some 
annuall pension settled on him for terme of Life, 
or else such a Summe of mony as may compen- 
sate the Loss of his Arme (as in yo'' wisdom's 
shall seeme meet) whereby he may be Enal^led 
to rubb through & conflict with those difficul- 
ty es daily attending him. 

And Yo"" Petition"" as in duty- 
bound shall ever pray &c 
The marke of 


Abraham Cock 

Read. Novemb"" 21^' 1696 

In the House 

of Representatives. 

Voted In answer to the aboves*^ petition. That 
the above named petitioner Abraham Cock be 
allowed and paid out of the publick Treasury 
of this Province, the Sum of ffive pounds p 
ann. as a pension, during his Continuance in s'' 


Sent up to the L* Governo'' & Council for Concurrance. 

Peun Townsend Speak"" 

Read in Council 2-^ Dec-- 1696 and Vof^ a 

Is^ Addington Secry./ 

Petition of James Convers, Nov. 18., 1696. 

To the Right Hon^*' W" Stoughton Lieu* Gov-" & Com- 
and" in Cheife in and Over his Maj*"' Province of the Mas- 
satusets Bay in N : England &c together with y^ Honour^* 
Councill, and Representatiues assembled in Gen" Court, at 
Boston by adjournm' NoV y*^ 18"^ 1696^ 

The petition of Jam^ Convers of Woobourne in y^ County 
of Midd'' in y'' province afores'^ 

Huml)ley Sheweth, — 

That whereas in the year 1693, y'^ Eastw'^ Eiieniy Indians 
by their Letters, pretended to Humble them selues, and 
subject to the Crowne of England, — his Exelencey S"" W"" 
Phips (our late Gov'') vndertook A Voiageto [pemaquid] and 
vpon that accS being accompany*^ with divers of his Maj*^ 
Councill =: his Exel*^y desired your petition"" (who had for- 
merly been Improved in severall Expeditions, as also sever- 
all treatyes, Eastw*^ &c:) that he would wait vpon him to 
pemoquid at whose Comand your petif went, again in June 
95 : y*" s*^ Indians by letters (and pretended faire, but realy 
falce promises) were the Cause of this Gen'^ Courts, send- 
ing two of the Hon'"'^ Councill, and your petetion"" to Nego- 
tiate y* affaire, with Comission and Instructions, from his 
Hon"" & Councill to y* End ; since Avhich, this last Sumer, 
His Hon"" was pleased to send me on A Journey to Groaton 
to meet with som Volunteers y* Come from quonecticut 
Collany, with Instructions how to act in y* Matter, I was 
ordered to take A man or two with me for advice, 


and one soldier, &c I Requested Cap'" Bancraft, who was 
with me, three days, and y® soldier three dayes, Your pete- 
tion'' was fiue dayes, & also pay*^ all the Exepences for vs 
three and our horses, which Cost nie fifteene shill% the 
whole of the time vpon tliese three ocasions was aboue six 
weeks and money Nessessaryly Exspended near three 
pound, and there being no act of the Gen" Court, to direct 
how persons shall be recompenced for such servise, — your 
petition'' prays, that this Hon""'' Court would 
please to determin what he shall receiue for the 
same, and how he may Couie bye it, so shall 
your petetion"" be redy to serue y^ Publick as 
formerly he hath l)eene, and remaine as in duty 
to pray &c Ja' Convers/ 

In y° House of Representatives 
Decemb"^ 8*^ Read 
1696 9'^ Read a second time. 

Voted, That the abovenamed petition'' be allowed 
& paid out of the publick Treasury of the prov- 
ince, besides what he hath already received, the 
Sum of Tenn pounds Tenn shill. he paying Capt 
Bancraft and the Souldicrs that went with him 
to Groton. 

Penn Townsend Speaker 
Voted a concurrance in Council Dec"" 9° 1696 

Is'"* Addington Secry 

Petition of Pasco Chubb Nov. 18, 1696. 
To the Create and Gen" Court of his Maj'^^ Prov- 
ince of the Massachusetts Bay in New England 
Assembled att Boston by Adjournem* Novemb'" 
18"> 1696 The Petition of Pasco Chubb Late 
Comand'" of his Maj'^" ftbrt AYilliam Henry att 


Humbly Sheweth 

That Yo^ Petition"" stands comitted a Prison'' in 
Boston Goale for his Late Surrendring & de- 
livering Up the afores'' Fort and Stores thereto 
belonging unto his Maj"^^ Enemies, &c 
And Whereas yo"" Petition'' is a very poore man, 
haveing awife and children to Looke after w'='^ 
by reason of his confinem* & poverty are re- 
duced to a meane and necessitous Condition, 
haveing not wherewithall either to defray his 
prison necessary charges or to releive his In- 
digent family. 

Yo'' Petition'' Therefore humbly prayes that 
this high and hon"^^® Court will please to 
consid'' the p'misses, Soe as that he may 
now either be Brought to his Tryall, or 
else upon giveing Sufficient Bayle, be 
released from his present Confinem*^ 
whereby he may be inabled to take Some 
care of his poore family for their Sub- 
sistanee in this hard & deare Winter 

And Yo'' Petition'" as in duty 
bound shall ever pray &c 

Vote. Illegal payments. 

Whereas in an Act Entituled : An addition to y*" Act for 
Setting forth Generall Priuiledges : It is prouided ; that no 
money may or ought to be drawn or Paid out of y® publick 
Treasury of this Prouince but by Warrant or order of y* 
Gouer'^ : with y" Aduice and Consent of y*' Councill for y* 
time being, expressing Perticulerly, the Act by w'='' y*' Said 
mony was Raised ; and for what Perticuler Seruice the 
Same is designed, and to be applycd })ursuant to y" Said 


Act, or Acts ; and it appearinir by the Treasurers Acco'* 
now Lyeing before this house that Great Summes of money 
haue Issued out of the Treasury for y"- Payment of y" offi- 
cers and Soldiers, who went volunteers in a Late Expedi- 
tion Eastward und"^ the Command of Major Benj'' Church ; 
and the Treasurer not haueing any Ord'" from his Hon"" the 
L' Gouer"" with Consent of his Councill for said Payments 
persuant to y'' Said Act ; and the Act incourageing the said 
expedition under y^ Command of Major Benj'"^ Church not 
haueing bin Attended in makeing y*^ said Payments. 

Voted that the said Payments are Illegal & In wroung of 

y® Person that hath presumed so to doe Contrary to 

his Duty & the Law of this Prouinoe. 

In the House of Representatives NoV 27"' 1696 
Voted, And sent up to the L' Gov"^ & Council for 

Penn Townsend Speak^ 

ifep Wheelwrights peticon on hehalfe of if Town of Wdls 
Granf^ Bed^ 1696.^ 

To the Right Honou"^ W" Stoughton Esq"" L* Gou"" and 
Coman'' In Chiefs, in and over his Maj^ Province of the 
Massatusets Ba_y In New England &c : — together with the 
Honoured Counsill, & Representetlues assembled in Gen" 
Court at Boston, Nov-- y" 18"^ 1696. 

The petition of Sam" Wheelwright of Wells in the 
County of York 

Humbly Sheweth 

That Your petetion"" with the rest of the Inhabitants of s'' 
Wells haueing been (by the Righteous hand of god) for 
more then Eight Years, Vexed with the attacts outrages 
and barbaretyes of the french and Indian Eiiemy, your 
Petetion"^ & re'-'* were at Considerable charoe to Erect forte- 


fycations and to repaire them all this time, but now they 

are most of them quite Rotten, and of very little value 

as to any deffence, and it is credabley reported y* y^ ffrench 

& Indians, Intend a more strenuous attact vpon vs y*^ next 

Spring, If god prevent not, and our Estates are so wasted, 

and our strength so small, that we are not able to bare vp 

our part of publick taxes (as hethertoo we haue done) and 

to build these forts a new, y' we may be in a more likely 

way of deffending our seines and repulsing y° s*^ Enemy, 

and to quitt y*^ place, We are unwilling, for besids what may 

be s'' of our own Intrests, it will be a farr greater damage 

to the publick, and without som assistance we must of Ne- 

sessety draw off and shift for our Hues, — the premises 

Considered, your petetio'- In the behalfe of 

the Inhab*^ of s'^ Wells, humbly prays that this 

Hon'''^ Court would pleas to remitt what rates 

are alredy due (from s'^ Towne) to the publick 

tresurey of the province and oniitt y^ Rating of 

vs in the Next assessment, and that his Hon'' the 

Leiu' Gov"" would pleas to giue Comand to Cap*" 

Everitt or whom the hon'''^ Lieu* Gov'" shall 

appoint y' he with y^ soldiers there assist vs in 

the rebuilding and repairing those Garrasons, as 

his Hon'" may think fitt, So Will Your peteti' 

&c. Rebuild and further adventer their Hues and Estates in 

standing their ground, and deffending his Maj'^ Intrest in 

these Eastern parts, as god shall assist -and remaine as 

in duty Ever to pray &c : , 

In the House of Representatives 
Read a first and Second time 

Decemb'" 5"' 1696. Voted That the above named 

petition he consented unto ; provided the 
Inhal)itants pforme what is promised, & 
engaged for in s'' petition. 

Perm Townsend Speaker 


Read in Council 5^ Dec^ 1696 
and Vof' a concurrance 

Is" Addington Secry 

" Letter to Mess^^ Cooper ^ Jacksoyi^ 

Boston December 5^^ 1696. 

You were not altogether unsensible of the dangerous and 
difficult circumstances attending this his Ma'^** Province at 
the thne of yo"" late departure from hence which are since 
no whit abated but rather augmented, more especially by 
the unhappy disappointm'^ of the Expeditions then on foot 
under the conduct of L' Col° Hathorne and Major Benj* 
Church, the issue whereof was chiefly the recovery and 
bringing away the Ordnance Shot and other appur°*^ there- 
to belonging, brought from France this last Suffier and 
landed at y^ River of S' Johns in Nova Scotia for the En- 
forcem' of that River. The General Assembly have form- 
erly and by this Convayauce do renew their humble Address 
unto his Maj'y for a Supply of Amunition and other War- 
like Stores w"' an addition of further Naval Force for the 
Security and defence of his Interests within this Province 
and that the same may be dispatch't so as to arriue here 
very early in the Spring. Our Agents are referred to 
amore full and particular Information of our State from yo'' 
Selves. And it is desired by my Selfe and the Council that 
you with other of our Countrymen in Loudon with such 
Gent" as are concern'' in Trade hither would wait upon 
them, and acquaint them with our particular wants, and 
difficultys and how insupportable the War will be unto us 
without we may be assisted by the Neighbouring Governm'* 
of Rhode Island and Conneticot, who you know have l)een 
greatly increased and enriched by the War whilst the bur- 
den and charge thereof has layen upon this Province ; 



And likewise to press their earnest and unwearyed Sollicita- 
tions that we may be Speedily Supplyed as we have humbly 
Supplicated. I doubt not but yo"" Interests as well as affec- 
tion to the Country will readily prompt you to be Service- 
able unto them so far as may be within yo'' Compass ; and 
herein you will not onely oblige them, but in particular him 
who is Gent" Yo' assured and affectionate Friend 

W Stoughton 
To M"" Thomas Cooper & M"" Benj^ Jackson. 

Address to his Majesty. Bee. 5, 1696. 

To the most Illustrious and Mighty Prince 
William the third of England Scotland 
France & Ireland King, &c. 
The humble Address of the L* Govern'", Council 
& Assembly ofyo"" Ma'^* Province of the Mas- 
sachusetts Bay in New England in America 
Eenowned Sovereign 

Upon a Review of our warlike Stores ; which are exceed- 
ing low ; and the very Sensible apprehensions entertained 
by us, how much yo"" Maj^ys Interests within these yo"" Ter- 
ritorys are in danger of being exposed unto the Insults ot a 
powerful Enemy flush't with late Successes in the parts of 
America and thereby animaf' to make further Attempts 
wherewith we are particularly threatned at the return of 
the year, has moved us in sense of duty, esteeming it highly 
necessaiy for yo^ Maj'^^ Service in all humility to lay before 
yo"" Princely and Compassionate Consideration the greatly 
distressed and veiy hazardous State & Condition of yo-" 
Ma^y^ Interests and Subjects within this yo-" Province, almost 
quite exhausted and ready to sinke under the Calamitys and 
fatigue of a tedious consuming War, the direful Effects as 
well as charge for the prosecution whereof has principally 


fal'ii Upon the Estates and persons of yo'' Maj'^ good Sub- 
jects within y*' same, divers very costly and well formed 
Expeditions have been made and cheerfully Supported by 
them in their own Neighbo'"s defence and for the disresting 
and Subducing of yo'' Ma^^' Enemies, tho unhapily failing of 
the desired & Expected Success. 

The circumstances of this yo'' Ma*^'^ Province we conceive 
with humble Submission to be very different from most of 
yo"" Ma*y^ other Planta'^°"'* we haveing not onely the same 
warlike & Politick Enemy with them to guard against and 
oppose : whose appearances near to vs of late have been 
more formidable ; But are very grievously oppressed also 
with the bloody Salvage perfidious Indian Kebels, who are 
borderers on all o'' Frontiers, and can at their pleasure make 
inroads into y^ bowells of y*^ Province (such is y*^ Scituation 
of our Towns) and all y"-' by passages leading thereto so 
well known & traversed by them) So that we are obliged to 
maintain constant Guards to secure us from their Incur- 
sions as well as upon the Sea Coast, the benefit whereof 
extends unto yo"" Maj'^' Subjects of the Neighbouring Gov- 
ernments : who notwithstanding decline to aflford either a 
Quota of men or money thereto : which is humbly Repre- 
sented in our late Address transmitted by yo*" Maj*^'^ Ship 
the Sorlings Convoy to the Mast Ships. 

We probably hope. That the Severitys of the winter and 
difficultys of the Coast at that Season will give us a present 
Respit from Forreign Invasion ; Yet have reasonable grounds • 
to expect That so soon as the Spring advances we shall be 
attacked by a considerable Naval Force ; besides what Force 
of the French & Indians may be drawn together at the 
same time to fall upon our Frontiers, the apprehensions of 
our danger puts us upon makeing all the preparations we 
are capable of to Repel the Enemy, but all that we can do 
therein is likely to be inefiectual ; Unless yo'' Maj^^ be gra- 


ciously pleased of yo'' Royal bounty to afford us early Sup- 
ply's of Amunition and other warlike Stores necessary for 
our defence. 

We therefore most humbly Supplicate yo"^ Ma'''* 
favourable acceptance, and Gracious Consid- 
eration of what we have herein very truely 
Represenf^ of the distresses and dangerous Cir- 
cumstances attending your good Subjects within 
this yo"" Province ; who have none under God 
but the Lord the King to cry unto for help and 
Succour haveing formerly rec*^ very sensible 
marks and expressions ofyo' Ma'^^ Royal Fa- 
vours, care of and reguard unto them, and have 
been particularly encouraged by an express dis- 
patcht from the R* Hon'^'^ the Lords of yo"^ Ma'^' 
most Hon^^*^ Privy Council ; with JSTotification of 
the French Preparations for an Attack upon 
some parts of America in y*^ Sumer past and 
assurance of such Speedy assistance to be sent 
as the State of Affayres at home should permit 
w"' particular reguard to y*^ Exigencies they 
should lye under. 
We are humbly emboldned to hope and pray. 
That yo'^ Maj'^ of yo'" wonted Grace and innate 
Goodness will be pleased to Order a Sutable 
Supply of Gunpowder and other warlike Stores 
to be forthw'^ dispatch't into this yo"" Maj'^^ Prov- 
ince ; And that we may be further Streugthned 
by some of yo"" Maj'^* Frigatts of greater Force 
than those at present in this Station for guard- 
ing of the Coast during the Sumer Season ; The 
hearts of yo"" Ma*'** good Subjects will be hereby 
revived and Encouraged to expose themselves 
with utmost hazards in the defence of yo"" Maj'^' 
Interests and the opposing of all yo"" Enemys 


and a considerable Branch of yo"" Maj'^^ Domin- 
ions by the blessing of Almighty God will be 
preserved ; otherwise in no small danger to be 
Swallowed up and made a triumph to the 
Enemy — 

Royal S^ _ 
In the House of Representatives Yo"" Ma^^^ 

Decemb"^ 5'^ Read Loyal & dutiful Subjects 

and Voted & humble Supplicants 

Penn Townsend Speaker Signed W"" Stoughton 

die preedict. 

Voted in Council. 
Is^ Addington Secfy 
Boston December 5"' 1696 

Penn Townsend Speaker. 

Decemb' 13''^ 1696 

In the House of Representatives. 
Voted That all the Souldiers under the Command of 
Major Benjamin Church in the late Expedition 
Eastward, shall receive according to the Com- 
putation made in the Debentures already granted 
by the Committee 
Sent up for a Concurrance 

Penn Townsend Speaker 
Vot*^ a concurrance in Council 
Dec-^ 18"' 1696 

Is* Addington Seciy 

Petition of R. Honnywell March, 169f . 

To the R' hon'^"' William Stoughton Esq"" L" Gov- 
erno"" and Comaud"" in cheife of his Maj"^^ Prov- 
ince of the Massachusetts Bay in New England 


with the hon'^''' Council and Representatives 

thereof now assembled in Gen'"" Court held att 

Boston by adjournemt March 18"' 169f 

The Petition of Richard Honnywell 
of Yorke 
Humbly Sheweth 

That yo"" Petition"" for Some Time hath been Im- 
ployed in his Maj"*'*' and this Countrys Service 
against the Common Enemy in which Service 
he hath been wounded Severall Times in his 
Arme by divers Shott, which has rendred him 
uncapable of any Servile Labour whereby to 
procure alively hood for himself and poore fam- 
ily w*^'' are now in great want of necessarys for 
their Subsistance 

Yo"" Petition"" doth therefore humbly entreate 
the favour of this high and hon'"'^^'^ Court 
to consider his necessitous Condition by 
being pleased Speedily to order him 
Some thing out of y*^ Publick Treasury, 
for his present Supply, as also that some 
future and annuall Stipend may be Set- 
tled on him in Consideracon of his being 
rendred uncapable of procureing a Lively 
hood as aforesd 

And Yo"" Petition"" as in duty bound 
shall ever pray &c 

The marke ^ of 

Richard Honnywell 
These are to Satisfie those whome it Shall Concerne that 
Cap" Richard Honnywell of York hath been wounded sever" 
times In his arme l)y Sever" Shott, whcrby he Is disen- 
abled to performc any Servile Labour. 

As witness our hands 

John Cutler 
Jn° Morris 


March SI'** 1697. Read in the House of Represent. 

Voted That the petitioner be allowed and paid out 
of the publick Treasury the Sum of Teun pounds 
for his present Releife. 

Sent up for a Concurrance 

Penn Townsend Speaker 
Read in Council & Vot^' a concurrance March 31° 1697./. 

Is'"* Addington Secfy 

Petition of Major B. Church March 169^. 

To the Right Hon*''*' William Stoughton Esq-^ L* 
Governo'' and Commander in Chiefs in and over 
his Maj"*^^ Province of the Massachusetts Bay in 
New England with the Hon'"'^ Councill and Rep- 
resentatives thereof now assembled in Gen""" 
Court held att Boston by adjourement March 
18*'^ 169f 

The Petition of Benjamin Church of Bristoll 
Humbly Sheweth 

That yo-- Petition-- on the 14'-" of June 1696 by 
Advice of the L* Gov' & Council of this Prov- 
ince, in ord"" to raising forces for his Maj"*^^ Ser- 
vice to goe to the Eastward against y^ Common 
enemy Came from Bristoll to Boston and went 
from thence to Stonington New London and 
Norwich into Connecticott Colony and from 
thence to Bristol againe, and from said Bristoll 
into the Severall Townes of Barnestable County, 
soe farr as Eastham and soe to Plymouth and 
into severall Townes of Plymouth County, and 
from thence to Boston againe, and being in- 
formed That y° act Intituled an Act for Encour- 
agem* to prosecute y*^ Enemy would not answer 
the end of his Intentions in proceeding on the 


aforesd designe : Yo' Petitio' was forced to take 
ajourney from Boston to Connecticott Colony 
asaine, and from thence Returned to Bristoll 
aforesd, where in Bristoll County he raised Two 
Companys the one of English the other of In- 
dians. And in & dureing which Time yo'' Pe- 
titio' is well assured That he Spent in horse 
hire, Travelling y*" afores*^ journeys, passing 
Ferrys, upon Companyes, and in Necessary 
Treating of divers persons for an Accomodation 
in the premises, above Six and thirty pounds 
money,- whereof he only reed Twenty Seven 
pounds out ot the Publick Treasury towards 
the dischargeing the same. That upon the third 
day of Aug* Last past he reed his Commission 
att Boston to proceed in the Quality of Majo'"on 
the aforesd Expedition to y'' Eastward agt s*^ 
Common Enemy and in his way thither ex- 
pended very considerable of his owne money 
upon the fForces raised in the Provinces of Maine 
& Hampshire, to accompany him and was upon 
sd Expedition thence forward to y*" 26"' of 
Octob"" following att w°'' time he Landed on 
shore att Boston. Soe that the whole time of 
his being upon said service from y** s'^ Four- 
teenth of June to y*^ sd 26"' of Octob'" is Foure 
months and Twelve dayes. 

Yo' Petition'' therefore humbly Prayes That 
this high and hon'''*' Court will soe Con- 
sider the premisses as allow yo'' Petitio"" 
Such sufficient Compensation for his time 
service and Expences, in the afores'' Ser- 
vice as to Yo*" wisdoms shall seeme meet 
and fitt. 

And Yo"" Petition'' as in Duty 
bound shall ever pray &c^ 



In Answer to INIajor Clmrch' petition Voted y* he 
be allowed Twenty Seven pounds Three shil- 
lings for his expence in raising Souldiers Eleven 
pounds for his time therein expended & Twenty 
Seven pounds Ten shillings for wages as major 
in s'' expedition in all Sixty five pounds Thirteen 
shillings, He Allowing Twenty Seven pounds 
Advanced to him in money &, takeing y® plank 
in his custody belonging to y^ province at ffourty 
Eight pounds Thirteen shillings, And paying y^ 
Ballance which is Ten pounds to y*" Treasu"" he 
is to have his Bond Relateing to Silid plank De- 
livered to him. 
Voted In the house of Representatives 
March 27'" 1697. 

Penn Townsend Speaker 
ditto. 31° Read in Council and Vof^ 

a concurrance 
Is"* Addington Seciy 

Vote in relation to Col. SaUonatall and CaiJt. Chuhh. March, 


Whereas it is reported y* Coll Saltingstall hath bin uery 
negligent of his Duty as Coll : & that y'' late Damage at 
Hauerell wherein about 40 : of his maj''*^* Subjects were 
Killed & Captivated by the Heathen enemie besides six 
houses Burnt & much spoile, and y' the said Coll : Did not 
as he ought) when he had notice of y*^ enemies approach 
take Care to Draw them into Garrisson ; nor incourage the 
persute of them when persons offered ; that his Hon''e will 
be pleased to make inquiery unto said Affair and see that 

Doc. Vol. v. 31 


there may be Due animaduersions ; w'^'' may be a proper 
manner to preuent y" like miscarryages — 

That Cap* Chub, who hath Long Laid in prison may be 
Brought to his Tryall ; the negglect whereof is agreiuance 

March 22^ : Read a first & Second time in y^ House of 


Penn Townsend Speaker 

Petition of the Selectmen of Kittery. 

To the Right Hono'''''^^^ William Stoughton Esq"" 

Leift* Govern'' & Command"" in cheif of his 

]y][.jjties Pi-ouince of the Massachusetts Bay 

in New-England, Together with y^ 

jjQj-iQrabie Counclll of thc Said 


The Select men of Kittery humbly Petition That yo'' 

bono" would Condescend to take thought concerning o' poor 

Estate and accordingly be helpfull to us. Tis more difficult 

abundantly plainly to represent our Calamity to yo"" Honor's 

than solemnly here to groan under it ; the latter during 

Gods good pleasure we must endure : which we hope by 

your sensible acquaintance therewith may in some measure 

be alleviated, if it might please yo'' Hono""' to abate the 

whole set proportion in that Province Rate which was 

Granted Nov'"" 18° 1696 aniountting to 36"' according to y* 

Treasurers Warrant Mar. 11" 169^ which (seuerall things 

considered) we think scarce possible to be collected within 

our precincts 

1 May it be thought on the Town in Gcnerall are all- 
most ouercome & discouraged by the tediousness of the Warr 
finding their Estate daily decaying and Expecting Poverty 
to come upon them like an armed man 


2 As indeed (blessed be God) some and those but a 
very few that can w"' much adoe Get a Comfortable lively- 
hood, so uery many are in the greatest extremity not hav- 
ing a days Prouision to live upon nor any thing where by 
to procure sustenance insomuch that it's wonderfull y* some 
do not perish for want, and as they are destitute of money 
wherewithall to assist y™selues with things necessary (so we 
yo"" Hono's humble supplicants cannot (with conscience) 
impose any burthen upon y"" except yo'' hono'"s after Con- 
sideration of y° Circumstances are pleased not to release y'' 

3. As many of oure Inhabitants are very poor so we 
are uery much charged by the maintainance of others who 
are not capable of getting y^' necessary sustenance, as some 
aged some maimed and severall whose livings (further 
toward the East) the Enemy has ruined w'^'^ makes o*" own 
Town taxes not a little burthensome. 

4 No small charge considering our Poverty is ex- 
pended in repairing o"" Garrisons whereby yet we are more 

5 We have disbursed this year already more for y® Pub- 
lick then doth well consist wnth o"" Living especially seing 
th8 we are for the most part husbandmen yet the greatest 
part of y^ Town haue had little or no help by y"" Summer 
Lab"" for Grain w'^'' has occasion the disbursm*' of most to 
be Large and of many Greater then their Incomes. 

6 We are daily in Expectation of the Enemies invading 
us (The Good Lord prevent them). We beg yo'' Hono's 
would Consider our condition and be mindful 1 of our hard 
Circumstances, and would see Cause to release us from w*^ 
Publicq, charge your Hono''s Prudence shall think fit, Espe- 
cially the forementioned Tax : However we humbly signify 
o"" Case (resting in Yo*" Judgm*) which if yo'' Hono''s please 
to pitty in this regard we shall be very thankfull. We 
rest, Praying &c^ 


Yo"" Honors humble Petitioners and Seru*^ 
Kittery Apr. 13« 

Select men 

Daniel Gooding 

James Emery 

eTames Warren 

John Shapleigh J>of Kittery 

Elihu Gunnison 

Joshua Downing 

William ffernald 

June 12"' 1697 Read in the House of Representatives 

15"' Voted, in Consideration of the Circumstances 
of the province and the Helps afforded to s*^ 
Towne, That the small proportion levyed on 
them they ought to pay 

Penn Townsend Speaker 

Petition of Sam} Wheelwright June, 1697. 
To the R^ Hon"^!'^ William Stoughton Esq^ L* Gov"- 
& Com'^'' in Cheife, Council and Representatives 
now setting in Boston, June 1697_ 
The Humble P'^tition of Samuel Wheelwright. 
Humbly Sheweth 
That your Petitioner hath of late been seueral tymes 
Imployed in the Publick service of this Province, besides 
formerly much more, for which he hath not Rec*^ any sat- 
tisfaction or Recompence, viz^ Atleast a weekes time ex- 
pended in Giveing the appoyntcd oaths to the Inhabitants of 
the seueral Towncs within the County of Yorke with men 
& horses attending that service, there dyett, expences & 
ferridge_ .. 

I also spent al)out a weekos time to settle the seueral 
Garrisons in the s'' County this spring by Order of the L' 
Gov"" myselfe a man, two horses & Expence. 


And in the Yeare 1G91. after s p p™ : Willis came away 
& left his soldjers under the Com'' of his L* Andross I was 
Improved as a Comissary for the distributeing & delivering 
of provitions & Cloathing to the soldjers for the space of 
two months. And Considering the Continual troble, Great 
diflSculty, with y^ Hazard of life, & Considerable Charge I 
an) at not only to Garrison our selves but to lodge all the 
soldjers Ijelonging to my Garrison — 

Your Petitioner Humbly Prays yo"" Hon'' and the 
Councils Consideration of the Premises and that 
you please to make you Petitioner such allow- 
ance as in your Wisdoiiies shall seem meete~ 
And yo"" Petition'' shall ever Pray 
June 15*'' 1697 Read in the House of Representatives 
Read a second time and debated. 

In Answer to s'' petition 
Voted That the abovenamed petitioner shall be 
allowed and paid out of the publick Treasury the 
Sum of ffifteen pounds 
Sent up for Concurrance 

Penn Townsend Speaker 

James Weemes' Petition. 

Province of the > 

> ss 

Massachusetts Bay ) 

To his Excellency Richard Earle of Bello- 
mont Cap' Generall & Govern'' in Chiefe 
in and over his Maj'"'^ Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay &c and the Territo- 
ries thereon depending in America and 
Vice Admirall of the same, and to the 
jjQjjbie i^jg Maj"^^ Council of the s'^ prov- 
ince, and the Rep''sentatives convened in 
Generall Assembly. 


The humble Petition of Cap*^ James Weemes 

That whereas yo'' pef was Leiv' of a foot Company 
durino; the time S'' Edmoud Andros was Govern' 
of New England, and was in the service at the 
Eastward ag* the Indians for severall months, 
and continued therein till the time of the Revo- 
lution here w*^'' happened on or about the 18*'^ 
day of April 1689, and at that time yo'' pef and 
Company was at the Garrison of Pemaquid ; 
and the Govern'', Council and Rep'sentatives 
convened at Boston agreed and ordered that yo"" 
pef should be written unto, to take care of the 
s^ Garrison, with a promise to him & his Com- 
pany of the Kings pay. And yo"" pet'' continued 
in the s"^ Garrison till the 13"' day of August, 
then next following, where 3-0'' pef" suffered 
very much hardship, severall of his Company 
deserting him, and those that remained were 
very disorderly and threatned to run away 
unless yo"" pef would pay them dayly w'^'' he was 
necessitated to do for the p''servacon of the said 
Garrison, and having but 30. men left the said 
Garrison was forced out of his possession by the 
french & Indians, where yo'' pef also suffered 
greatly^ having his face very nmch injured 
with the blowing up of some gun powder, and 
narrowly escaped with his life, and lost all his 
furniture to his further damage, for w°'' yo*" pef 
never rec*^ any pay. 
Now for asmuch as their Excyes the Lords Jus- 
tices in Council the 26"' day of August 1697. 
have recoiTionded yo"" pef to his Excy the 
Govern'" to take Eftectuall care, that yo"" pef be 
satisfyed what shall appear due to him for his 


services at Pemaquid out of the puljlick Revenue. 
Yo'' pef therefore humbly prays that your 
Excy and hono''" will be pleased to take 
the p''inisses into yo"" consideracon and 
cause him to be paid what shall appeare 
to be due to him for his said services and 
Disbursem*' at Pemaquid, pursuant to the 
said Order. 

And yo"" pef as in duty bound will 

James Weemes 

Boston 14'" June 1689 
Leivt Weemes 

The Govern'' and Councill and repi-esentatives of the 
Massachusetts Colony convened att Boston have this day 
agreed and ordered that you be written unto to take care of 
the Garrison of Pemaquid and that Promise be made you 
and your Company of The Kings Pay from this time for- 
ward till farther Order, and That there be a supply of what 
Provisions &c is Necessary for the said Garrison praying 
you to Advize of the state of the Countrey in Those Parts 
and what is the P^sent Condition of the Indians/ 

By Order of the Convention 
of y*^ Govern'' & Councill 
and Representatives 
was signed // 

Is"^ Addinijton Sec^ 

True Coppy 



Leiv* James Weemes 

Comm"" of the 

Garrison of 






A List of y® men that was under y'' Command of Leiv* 
James Wemmes when y" Enemy did attack that garrison of 
Pemaquid in August, 1689. 

Rodger Sparke Jun"^ 
Paul Myhan Serg* 
James Murreday Corp' 
Robert Smith Drum'" 
Rulord Chiy 
John Peterson 
William GuUington 
Brugan Org 
Richard Dicurows 
Thomas Mappelston 
Rich'' Clifford 
John Beimes 
Thomas Barbor 
Henry Walton 

Rob* Jackson 
William Jones 
Mat. Taylor 
Fred'' Burnet 
Rob' Baxter 
John Banels 
Thomas Shaffs 
John Allen 
Roger heden 
Joseph Mason 
John herdin 
Benj Stanton 
Rob' Lawrence 
Thomas Baken 
Owel James 
Ralph Praston 


These are to Certify that Cap' James Weemes hath this 
day made affirmation before us that the above Number of 
thirty men was actually with him in the Engagement when 
y'^ Enemy did assault the Towne and fort of Pemmaquid and 
y' y'' said Thirty men was dayly paid y" Kings Pay in 
Money or Money worth by said Cap' Weemes according to 
his account now in hands of M"" Thonias Newtoune at Bos- 
ton — Given at Albany this first day of June 1700 — 

Peeter Vanbrugh May*"" 
I Jansen B Recorder 

Leivtenant Weeme' Accompt of his Pay and Disburse- 
ments at the garrison of Pemaquid From the 18"' day 


of Aprill 1689 until the : 13'" day of august Ensueing 
bein<>- 117 days 
To the Leiv* pay and his Servants 

. . Q 1 r»- ' £27:6: — 

at : 4 p 8d p Diem 

To y^ Gunners pay S 18d p'" Day 

To y"^ Sergeants pay 9 18d p Dicni 

To the Corporals pay a 18d p day 

To y*' Drums Pay S 12d p Day 

To the Pay of 30 Private men at 

6'-^ p diem 

To Cash Paid for fyre & Candles 

To Boat hyre in Severall Times ■\ 

to "five Intelligence to Boston > £ 6 : — 

of y" Condition of the garrison ^ 









: — 






: - 


£ 157 : 6 : 
James Weemes 

Att the Councill Chamber in 
Whitehall the 26''' day of 
August 1697 
Their Excellencies the Lords 
Justices in Councill 
Vpon reading this day att the Board the humble Petition 
of Captaine James Weemes, humbly praying, that His 
jyjjjjties Order of the Two and twentieth of October, one 
thousand Six hundred Ninety and Four may be Renewed to 
the Government of New England, for paying the Petitioner 
for his Services and Disbursements att Pemiiquid against 
the French, out of the Publick Revenue of that Province 

Their Excellencies the Lords Justices in Councill, upon 
Consideration of the Matter are pleased to Order that it be 
Recommended to the Rioht Honoble the Earle of Bellomont 


Governour of the Massachusetts Bay to take effectual Care 
that the Petitiouer be Satisfyed what shall appeare due to 
him for his said Services and Disbursements att Pemaquid 
in Course out of the Publick Revenue of that Province ac- 
cording to His Majesties said Order. 

W"" Bridireman 

At a meting held at Barwick by y'^ parish of Barwick 
Sept"" y^ 3. James Emery was Chosen to go to Boston to 
Represent y^ Condition of our parish before y** Gouerner & 
General asembly : with y** greuences of our s"^ parrish pre- 
sented & to Receue what healp shall be Granted by y'' sm 
as att tests Nicolas Gowen Clar- 

'' Kittery Petition present^ Sepf^ 1697.'" 
To the Right hon'''''' the Lieut Governour 
with his honourable Council 
and y^ Representatives 
Convened in General Assembly for his Maj"*^^ Province 
Of the Massachusets Bay in New England 
we The Subscribers, (in behalf of the Parish of Barwick) 

Humbly Shew 
^J^^_ Whatsoever Building, Shipping, or Fishing the 
town of Kittery is Concerned in, doth not per- 
tain, any of it, to Barwick, Neither are any 
I)ersons thereof Interested therein. 
^Zf^ The greater part of y** s*^ parish is wholly wasted 

by the Enemy. 
_jj^ Our principal dependence hath been on Mills, 
which brought the most of our incomes to us : 
w° are all burnt or by the war made Useless. 
_jK^ The whole Parish (remaining) is much Exposed to 
the danfjer of the war, & as much a Frontier 


place as Any town in the prov"' Every one be- 
ing Closely Confined to Garrison, and Cannot 
attend their Ordinary Occasions, w"'out Ex- 
treme danger. 
_5^ Our Inhabitants are generally Exceeding poor, & 
not w*^o* great Scarcity & Suffering able to live. 
JD^ The Enemy have very Lately destroyed Several 
men, made some widows, & wounded Others, 
whereby much of their Litile Estate will be ex- 
pended if not all w^asted. 
_A_ Our Crops of Corn (w^ at best are very small be- 
cause of y'^ want of safe Laud) have Extremely 
failed ; the last year not a tenth part (scarce) of 
grain being raised w'^'' y'' people needed for 
their years Provision. Insomuch, that. Several 
families might have perished w^'' hunger, had 
not y^ Charitie of o"" Connecticut Neighbours 
O. We are very much oppressed by y"" maintainance of 
poor y'^ are Continually admitted at Kittery. 
jy^ We have been forced (by y^ Continuance of y* 
War) to Expend not a little in Repairing all C 
jAX Although we have been by degrees almost utterly 
Consumed by this tedious war yet Rates have 

fallen very frequent & heavy upon us. 
We humbly petiou, y* yo"" Hono""" would Consider 
of these things & Believe that unless o"^ Intrea- 
ties find Audience, we must of Nessessity, be- 
fore long. Quit all y'^ Little we have Left, & flee 
before the enemy ; And to prevent Such a 
Ruine to o'' selves & Dammage to His Maj"*^ & 
yo"" Hono""^ we beg_ 
\ That whereas by o"" Numerous Calamities we are 
rendred uncapable to maintain the Publiqj wor- 





Bar wick 
Sop* 4. 1697 

ship of God among us (alttiough to o"" Utmost 
ability we endeavour it) without your help. 
Your honours would, while o"" Sufferino's are so 
Deep please to grant us the Sum of twenty 
pounds a year, for that end, by the Addition of 
w*='^ & no Less, to what we may raise among 
o''selves, we hope to accomplish it. 
And, that we may receive for the Year Past, to y* 
same end, the sum of ten Pounds, which have 
Already petitioned the Hon^^'^ Liev' Gov*" & 
Council for, as presuming it was granted in y® 
year 1696 witho* which it will be hard to pay o'' 
Last-years arrears to y^ Ministry. 
And Lastly we would Request y' we in y^ Aboves** 
Parish may be Considerered in regard to the pres- 
ent & future Rates, for we are wholly unable to 
pay them, & Stand in need of relief o'"selves in 
almost All respects. 
If o'' Condition thus faithfully Represented (tho' 
not fully) meet not with yo"^ Hono" favo"", we 
are (Unless God unexpectedly & speedily 
Change his dispensations of Judgm* into mercy) 
Quite Undone : but if Yo"" hearing affects you 
"w"' a Compassionate resentm' of o"" woes, we are 
then, more than Others, Obliged to Acquitt o'^ 

Yo"" Honour's 

Very Obedient Serv''' 

Thomas Abbott 

Benjamin nason 

Daniel Goodin 

James Emery 

Thomas Gooding 

James Warren 

and others 
Chosen for 
I this End 
by the 
of Barw'' 


John Wing's Petition. Oct. 1697. 

To the Greate and Generall Court of the Massa- 
chusetts Bay in New England now convened att 

The Petition of John AYinof of Boston. 
Humbly Sheweth 

That Yo"- Petition-- g ord"" of S"" William Phipps 
Served this Province att Pemaquid for a consid- 
erable Time in building the Late Fort there, for 
w*^'^ the said S"^ W°' Phipps in the name of the 
Province promised to give yo*- Petition"' One 
hundred Pounds, none of w'^'^ to this day your 
Petition^" hath reed altho he hath divers Times 
petitioned This hon'''® Court for the Same. Be- 
sides w'^'' there is due to yo"" Petition' tor his 
service and wages pd to sould'"^ and dieting y™ 
in S'' Edmond Androsses Time, One hundred 
and Tenn pounds as may appeare by y*^ accounts 
thereof made up b}'^ a comittee of this present 
Govern m', as also Twelve pounds more due to 
him for billitting of Souldiers w'='' came to Bos- 
ton from y" Port lioyall Expedition, und"" y® 
Comand of Cap' Thomas Barnard all which 
amounts unto the Summe of Two hundred 
Twenty Two pounds. 

-- — . Now Forasmuch as yo"" Petition'' for a 

Considerable Time hath been out of Imploy- 
ment, he is thereby in much want of said INIon- 
eys for the Sustentation and Support of his 

Yo'' Petition'' doth therefore humbly pray 
that this high & hon'"^ Court will Take 
the premisses into Consideracon, Soe as 
that Some Speedy payment of s"^ moneys 
may be made to him./ 


And Yo'' Petition"^ as in duty bound 
shall ever pray &c 

John Wing 
Boston Octob'^ 

15"' 1697 Read in the House of Represent 
In Answer to this petition 
Voted, That the hundred & Tenn pounds vv'^'' he claims ta 
be due in S^ Edmund Androsses, time, it is re- 
ferred to be accounted with other charges that 
were contracted in y^ day ; and that for a Gra- 
tuity for his Extraordinary Service done at 
Pemaquid ffort, besides his Ordinary Wages he 
is allowed twenty pound to be paid out of the 
publick Treasury, if nothing hath been before 
allowed in that respect And if anything be yett 
due to him for billetting of Souldiers under the 
Command of Cap^ Barnard, he is referred to the 
Committee for granting Debentures 
Sent up for Concurrence 

Penn Townsend Speaker 

Humphry Bradstreet, Chirurgeon, his Certificate. 
These may signify to whome It may Concern that Petor 
La<n-oue was wounded In the Last Ingagement with the In- 
deans being under the comand of Maj' March his wound 
was a Large deep wound In his thigh with the Laceration 
of the Nearves and muscles he has bein under my care and 
dresin^J- : for cure to the parfecting of the same from time 
afor s** to this Instant.- 

Humphry Bradstreet Chr'" 

Decern^-- 8"' 1697 



This may Sartify whome It Doth Con Carne that peter 
Lcgroue : a Soulder under my Comand In y® Expedison To 
y^ Est ward at y** weniganc : In y^ yere : 1G97 y^ s*^ peter 
Legrouv was wounded: y'^ 9"': day: of Septembr : 1697: 
the manor of his wound : & how h)ng he lay lame the Doc- 
ter hath signitide In his noat but for his Time and Smart he 
hath had nothing as yet Therfor macks his adres To your 
honors: for Relef: he was prest from, wenham : & listed 
vnder my Comand for his magistis Saruis : in : y" yere above 
s'' as a test : Daniell Rindge Cap' 

Dated Ipswich Febry : y« : 2 : 1698 

Petition of T. Phillips ^ J. Luffkins Dec. 1697 

To the R' Hon'"^ the Lieu' Govern^ the Hon*^'* 
Council and Representatives of the Massachu- 
setts Province now assembled at Boston in Gen- 
eral Court Decem-- 20"' : 1697 

The Petition of Timothy Phillips of Charlestown 
and of Jacob Luffkins of Wells. 
Humbly Sheweth 

That the s*^ Timothy Phillips as Captain & the s'' 
Jacob Luffkins as Serjeant Served his Ma'^ in 
the late Expedition against the Conion Enemy 
to the Eastward. Where upon an Engagem' 
with the Enemy French & Indians upon the 9"* 
day of September last past both yo"^ Pet" were 
Wounded through their Thighs by means where- 
of much of their Strength is impaired, & lay 
eight weekes & three or four da3'^es under the 
Doctors hands, and arrived here at Boston, s* 
Phillips on the Twenty Sixth of September and 


s^ Luffkins on the third of October last from 
which time after their arrival, they have not been 
allowed one farthing, a]th6 they lay under the 
Doctors hands till the tenth of November last. 
And the Comm''" of the War declare to s'^ Pet" 
that it was beyond their power to allow them 
any thing from the time of their Arrival, whilst 
under the Doctors hands. 

Your Pet" therefore humbly pray that this 
high & Hon'''* Court would be pleased to 
consider the premisses, and allow them 
what in yo'' wisdom shall be thought meet 
for their time whilst under the Doctors 
hands with Smart money 

And your Pet" shall ever pray &c 
Tim° Phillips 
Jacob Luffkins 
Copy : Exam"^ Is* Addington Seciy 

Province of the Anno RR^ Gulielmi 

Massachusetts Bay Tertii Angliee &c nono 

At a Great and General Court or Assembly begun 
and held at Boston upon Wednesday the 26'*" of 
May 1697. and continued by Several Proroga- 
tions unto Wednesday the 15"' of December 
following, and then met 

That Lieu* Col" Elisha Hutchinson, Samuel Sewall 
& Peter Sergeant Esq" be a Committee to re- 
ceive and inquire into the demands that are or 
shall be made for Allowance unto any Officers 
or Souldiers which were wounded in his Ma*^' 
Service in the engagement with the Enemy this 
last Summer in the Eastern parts of this Prov- 



ince, and to muke report thereof unto the Gen- 
eral Assembly — 

By order of the Lieutenant 
Governour, Council & Assembly 
Is^ Addington Secry 

We the Committee aboue appoynted haue attended s'' 
Service & finde only the under written to make demand, 
w*^*^ we think ought to be alowed viz 

Cap* Tim« Phillips £10 : - : - Elisha Hutchinson 
Serg' Jac Lufkin £ 3 : - : - Sam Sewall 
Joseph Soper £ 2 : - : - Peter Sergeant 

Writt to y® County of Yorke for choice of Assembly men 
return'i May. 1698./. 

Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay 

William the Third by the Grace of God of 
England, Scotland, France and Ireland 
King, Defender of the Faith &c To our 
Sheriffe of Our County of Yorke Greeting. 
Wee Command, That upon receipt hereof 
you forthwith make out your Precepts 
directed unto the Selectmen of each re- 
spective Town within your Precinct Requir- 
ing them to cause the Freeholders and other 
the Inhabitants of their several Towns duely 
qualified as in and by Our Royal Charter 
is directed, to assemble at such time and 
place as they shall appoint, to elect and 
depute one or more persons (being Free- 
holders and resident in the same Town) 
according to the number set and limited by 
Doc. Vol. v. 32 


an Act of Our General Assembly within 
Our s*^ Province of the Massachusetts Bay 
in New England, to serve for and represent 
thetn respectively in a Great and General 
Court or Assembly by Us appointed to be 
convened, held and kept for Our Service at 
the Town house in Boston upon Wednesday 
the Twenty fifth of May next ensueing the 
date of these presents. And to cause the 
person or persons so elected and deputed 
by the Major part of the Electors present 
at Such Election to be timely notified and 
Summoned by the Constable or Constables 
of such Town, to attend Our Service in the 
s'' Great and General Court or Assembly 
on the day above prefixed by nine in the 
morning, and so de die in diem during their 
Session and Sessions, And to returne the s^ 
Precepts with the names of the persons so 
elected & deputed unto your selfe. Whereof 
you are to make return together with this 
Writt and of your doings therein under your 
hand into Our Secretarys Office at Boston 
one day at the least before the Courts Sit- 
ting Hereof you may not faile at your Peril 
Witness William Stoughton Esq"" Our Lieu- 
tenant Governour and Commander in chief 
in and over Our Province of the Massachu- 
setts Bay aforesaid. Given at Boston under 
the publick Seal of Our s*^ Province the 
Twenty first day of April 1698. In the 
tenth year of Our Reign 

W" Stouditon 

By Comand of the Lieu* Govern'' &c 

Is* Addington Secry./. 



Petition of Selectmen cf others of Barwick. 

To the Hono'-'^"' William Stoughton Es(i 
Lieu* Gov"^ his hon"^'' Council & the Rep- 
resentatives, Assembled, May 25. 1698- 
"Whereas y*" Circumstances of y'' Parish of Barwick 
Continue as Sad as, or rather more grievous 
than hitherto by reason of y*^ Not ceasing of y* 
Wars & y® Extreme deadness in trading o"^ 
humble petition is y* o"" Case as Represented in 
o"" Last Years Petition may be duly Considered 
& y*' like Bounty yo"" honour'd Assembly was 
pleased to Allow us for y*^ year 169^ toward 
maintaining y'' Ministry in o"" s'' parish. Viz*^ 
twenty pounds, may be granted to y^ same Use, 
for the Year ensueing, which will Oblige us to 


May 20*'^ 

be ever 


Yo-" Hono" 

Most devoted Serv** 


f Daniel Goodin 
James Emery 
James Warren 
Peter Grant 
Benony Hodsdon 
Nathan Lord 
Thomas Goodin 
Benjamin Nason 

Select men 

& others 



Act in 


of s'l 


Ordered That the Inhabitants of Berwick be allowed 
fiveteen pound out of the Publick Treasury of 
this Province, to be imployed towards the 
maintenance of their ministry for this year be- 
ginning In Sepf last. 
Dec"" 2^ 1698 In the House of Representatives And sent 
up for Concurrence 

Natha^ Byfield Speaker 

Dec' 7° 1698 Read in Council and vof a concurrance 

Is'' Addington Seciy 


Petition of Abram Prehhle. 

To y« Hono'"^''i« W"' Stoughton Escf L* Gov' & 
to y® Hono'*''*^ Counsell & Rep''sentatives 
Convened in Gen" Co'-te May 25 1698 
The Humble Petition of Abram Prebble of York Humbly 
sheweth That Whereas Yo' Petition"" hath b}- himself & oth- 
ers his Neighbor's Expended Considerably on the Countrys 
Service by Billitting of Sould'-s in y« Years 1690 : 91 & 94 
the bill of w*"'' that were taken and approved of in the day 
of it I have still by me & they I have since carried to y® 
Comittee for y*^ Warr w°'' they are not Willing to act upon 
saying they are Out of Season & However y*^ Expence was 
Really due by Ordei- & is a Due Debt Therefore these in- 
treate Yo"" Hono'"s to Consider this case & Grant to me that 
w*^"^ you will finde by my bills just & due as I doubt Not but 
that you will & 

for yo'' Houo''s I shall ever Pray._ 

Abram Prebble 

June 3'^ Read in the House of Representatives 
" 10'^ Read a Second time 

June 10*" 1698 

Resolved, In Answer to the within written petition That 
the within named Abraham Preble be allowed and 
paid out of the publick Treasury Eleven pounds 
Eighteen Shillings and eleven pence, To Mathew 
Austin Eighteen pounds and eight shillings, To 
Arthur Braggdon Three pounds seven & sixpence, 
To Jeremiah Moulton ftbur pounds Eight & Six 
pence, To James Plaisteed One pound ffourteen 
shillings, To Henry Milbury three pounds seven 
and six pence, to Thomas Trafton 3. 7. 6. _ the 
whole amounting to 46- 12- 5, Each man to be 
paid his respective part thereof as aboves*^, (ex- 


cept part thereof do appear (by the Books of the Commis- 
sioner of for the War) to be payd already. 

Sent up for Concurrance 

Natha' Byfield Speaker 

June 10»" 1698. In Council 

Resolved a concurrance 

Is^ Addington Secry 

these may Certifie all Consernd that heare is a trve accompt of My 
disburstments for billiting of Sovld'"s for thire Majes^s from the yeare 
16|^ to y® date as folio weth ; by Lv' Abraham Preble of york as wee 
shall attste 

\ s d 
Feb-- 25" 16 |f To 6. men. 2. meales meals 12 00 00 03 00 

To 19 povnds i of poark & ) ^^ ^ . ^^ 

bread answerable 10 5 

Apr 28 : 90 To one sould"" 2 meales ; J>in 1689 maj^ 2 — 00 00 06 
— Swaine. 10. men. 40 meales meals 40 — 00 10 00 
To 10 horses 2 Knights"] 

at y^ same time ' pasto'ing 00 10 00 

To halfe a bvshell of bar- I 

ley at y^ same time J 00 02 00 

To diating 1 sovld"" one weake weake — 00 03 00 
June 9 To 3 men 8 meals meals 48 — 00 12 00 

August 5, 1690 To 2 men 2 meals 1 man 2 meale meale 6 — 00 01 06 
To 6 men one meale, Come from 

Wells meale 6 — 00 1 06 

Oct. 29 1690 To 3 men 4 days diate meale 24 — 00 6 00 

ditto To 2 men taken to diate 3. ) ^^^^^^ ^ ^ ^^ ^^ ^^ 

weakes want one day J 

Jvne 25'" 1691 To 1 Sovld^ to diate 4 weaks 

& three days weaks 4 3 00 13 06 

To 6 men one meale meales 6 — 00 01 06 

Augvst 5, 91 To 5 men one meale as they 

ware o-oino- to Wells meals 5 — 00 01 03 


Augvst 10, 91 To 1 sovld'- taken y« 10'^ ^ 

agvstkepthim toynS'' >weakes 22 4 03 08 06 

of Jen'' next fowlowing ^ 
To 6 men 1 raeale meale 6 — 00 01 06 

Feb-- 8. 9i To 1 Sovlcf diate weakes 3 5 00 11 00 

To 16 men 2 meals g ord'' n 

of mj'' Savage for S'' > meals 32 
Eadmond Andross j 

weakes 34 5 days 
g meals 150 
p me Job Alcock Cap^ 

08 11 05 

York, March 13^^ 1693 
as attste 

8-11- 5 
3- 7- 6 

John Bancks "i o i . /• . i 

/ helect men tor the 
James Plaisteed V ^own of York 

Thom^ Donell ) 


[This may serttify to whome it may Consearn that I Abbraham 
Preble doe order Will" Sayer of Wells to Reseue this aboue an a Count 

Abra : Preble] 
Haveing Examined y° Books of y® Entry of Debentures cannot find 
that the within Ace" hath been allowed or any thing Granted for y* 
same Certifyed This 30"^ July 1698 

p John Walley 

These may Certifie all conserned that Matthew Avstiu billited 
Sovld""* for thire Majes''' Servise p ord'" of the militia, in York as 

meals weakes days 3s 

May y« 8^^ 1690 To 2 sovld" 5 weaks billitted —10 — 01 10 00 

Octob-- 29 To 2 sovld"-^ 3 weaks billitted _ 06 — 00 18 00 

To 4 of Cap" Wormewoods men 

billitiiiir one weak — 4 — 00 12 00 


To 2 SolcV^ 10 weaks billiting 

Cap" goodls men — 20 — 03 00 00 

Agvst 10*^ 1691 To 20 weaks & 1 day billiting 

2. men — 40 2 06 01 00 

To 3 men. 2 meals 6 00 01 06 

To 1 man 2 mals 2 00 00 06 

To 1 Sovld"" tending in sicknes & 1 

a winding Sheate to beiie him • 00 U) 00 

in tendance before death one i 

weake J 

To 8 men 4 meals 32 00 08 00 

To 5 men 2 days — billiting 2 

meals apiece 00 05 00 

To 3 men 2 meals 6 00 01 06 

13-07 06 

p me Job Alcock Capin 
York March y« 15^ 169| 

as attster Abra : Preble Left 

1 [This Certificate I have Sighd to m"" Will™ Sayer as if I my selfe was 
there to act in my behalfe as wittnes 
York March y° 16^^ 169| 

Mathew Avsting] 

24 • 13 • 6 13 : 7 : 6 

13 • 7 • 6 3:7:6 

8 • 11 -5 16-15:0 

46 • 12 • 5 ^-^^- Q 


Having Examined y^ Books for entry of Debentures cannot find y^ 
y" within Ace" hath been allowed or any thing granted for y^ same 
Certyfyed This 30*'^ July 1698 

p John Walley 

1 The paragraphs in brackets erased in original. 


An accompt of Sould""^ dyeted in his Maj's Service in Yorke in the 
yeare 1694 by Ord"^ of Maj"" Hook and are yet Unpayd 

Billitting I s d 

Aurther Braggdon 1 man from 16 Aprill ) 
to y*^ 20 Sep"" 22 weekes 3 days 5 

Jer. Moulton 1 man from 16 Aprill 20 

03 07 06 

03 07 06 

01 13 06 

01 14 00 

SepV following 22 weeks 3 days ' 

& one more from 16 Aprill to y*^ 3'' ) ^^ ^i ^^ 

'■ > 01 01 00 

June 7 weekes at 3^ p 5 

Abram Prebell 1 man from y** 16 Aprill 

to y^ 20"> Septr 22 weeks 3 days 
Mathew Austen 1 man from y*^ 16 Aprill 

to y*^ 20"^ Septr 22 weeks 3 days. 
& one more from y*" 16 Aprill to y^ 3 

July 11 weeks 1 day at 3' p 
James Plaistead 1 man from 3 July to 

y*" 20 Seph- 11 weeks 2 days at 3' p 

Henry Milburry 1 man from 16 Aprill to > ^^ r^-, r^n 

^ "^ ^ C 03 07 Ob 

y® 20 Sep*r 22 weeks 3 days at 3* p 5 

Thomas Trafl'ton 1 man fro 16 Aprill to ^ -^o ny r\^ 

y« 20 Sep*r 22 weeks 3 days at 3^ p 5 

The aboves'' is a true & faithfull 

accompt taken by me 24,, 13,, 06 

Abra ; Preble )> Lieu* 

This may Certyfy y* haveing pervsed y^ Books find the above 
Ace" major fi'rancis Hook hath taken out debentures for y® whole 
sum July 30*'^ 1698 

John Walley 

Ja* Converse's Petition. May, 1698. 

To the Honourable W" Stoughton Esq'''^ Leiu* Gov-" & : C : of 
his Maj*' province of the Massatusets Bay in New England, 


together with the Honoured Councill and Repre- 
sentetiues, asenibled in Gen" Court, at Boston 
May y'' (25'") (1698) in the tenth yeare of his 
Maj'^ Reigne &c 
The petition of Janr' Converse of Woobourne in the County 
of Midd'' in y^ afores** province 

Hurabley Sheweth 
That your petetion"" haueing been Considerably Improued 
In his Maj'^ Service in this present warr with the Indians, 
for severall years together, as most of your hon" know, — 
but your petetion"" hath not yett rec'^ y"-' acustomed Wages 
nor that Incouragement, that others (of the like circom- 
stances) haue had, for in the Yeare ninty, &, part of the 
year ninty one, by a Coniission from the Gov"" and Council, 
for halfe a yeare together he had a truce with the Indians, 
in ord"" to the Redemption of Captiues, for which service he 
rec'' but fine pound p"" month, there was six pound of y*^ 
acustomed Wages kept back, also in y® yeare ninty three 
Your peteti'" (by a Comission from his Exelencey S'' W"* 
Phipps) had the Cheif Comand of A small Regament, 
against the ffrench and Indian Enemy, as Maj"", which Exs- 
pedetion held about three months, at which time also your 
petetio"" rec'' but Eight pounds p"" month, when as the Rule 
of this Court then was, and pass'' into an act since, ten 
pounds p"" month, so that there was six pounds kept back of 
the acustomed Wages, also If Your Hon""' pleas to Remem- 
ber, that som other Comanders of the like Circomstances, 
as Maj'' Church and Maj"" March, did not only Receiue ten 
pound p' month wages but money to bare their Exspence, 
for Mustering and the like, one of them twenty seven 
pound, y*^ other Eighteene or twenty, now y"^ Comission" 
promised your petetion'" that as Maj"" Church and other 
Comanders of the like Nature, did receiue, he should have 
the same made vp to him afterwards, and your petetion"" 
hath Exspended of his own money vpon these Ocasions 


aboue thirty pounds, and hath not rec'^ one peney of the 
Countreys to help therein, and the most part of the pay he 
rec** was in bills, which then were sold som for twelue som 
forteene or sixteene shilP in y*" pound, whereby your pete- 
tion"" lost considerabley ; som Comand""' bought their mens 
debenf' vnd"" price, whereby some haue been s*^ to advan- 
tage themselues hundreds of pounds, but your petetio"" never 
bought somuch as one tho he had y*' offer of many hun- 
dreds, — so y^ in the whole he never Eec*^ clear for his 
Wages not three shillings a da}^ and somuch A porter 
might haue had Every day, besids your petetion"^ supplyed 
the place of A Chirurgeon in his severall Companyes for 
near two years, and as yett hath not had one peney allow- 
ance, which saued the prouiuce above a hundred pounds, 
and further y* other Comanders haue had the benefit of Cap- 
tives & plunder but your pet'" had all his captiues Improued 
to redeeme som of our English, Maj"" Church had fiue pound 
apeice for his. Your petetion"" also in y^ year (93) did by 
the Gover'^' ord"' twelue days hard work at Salco fort. In 
Clearing ground near twenty acres, and diging stons (made 
hand barrows) and Carryed them to place, and dugg Clay 
and loom Enough to build the fort with (as was Judged) 
other Comanders haue been allowed for such Extraordinary 
work but your petetioner was allowed nothing, and further- 
more your petition'' in y'^ year (92) was sent Eastw'^ in ord"" 
to y^ Redemtion of Captiues, where y^ lay along time in 
Cold wether, and he being 111 when he went from hom, got 
an Exstream Cold in his head, which much Impairs his hear- 
ing, of which Mallady (as yet) he can gett no Reiuedy thS 
he hath been at pains and Cost aV)out it 

The premises Considered in Each and Every part 
your Hon""' petetio'' humblcy prays that he may 
haue ordered him l)y this Court som meet Com- 
pensation, in A way of Equity Compared with 
others of his fellows, as to all y'^ former pertic- 


ulers, but as to his loss of hearing which y^ 
providence of god ( vpon y' ) brought 

vpon him, he never expects a full Recompence, 
how Ever what this high and honourable Court 
pleaseth he hopes shall make him quiettly sub- 
mitt, how Ever it may pleas god to deale with 
him in y" matter 

and Remaine in all bounden dutyes Ever to 
pray &c : Jam^ Converse 

May 28*" 1698 in the House of Representatives 

Read and Committed 
June 7*'^ 

In answer to the within written petition 
Resolved That the s*^ petitioner shall be allowed and paid 
out of the publick Treasury the Sum of Twelve pounds 
as a Compensition for the premises within mentioned. 
Sent up for Concurrance 

Natha^ Byfield Speaker. 
June 8'" 1698 
Read in Council, and Resolved a concurrance 

Is"* Addington Secry./ 

Seth Popes Petition in behalf of two indians June 1698. 
To the hon'^'^ the Create and Generall Court of the 
Province of y^ massachusetts Bay now sitting in 

The Petition of Seth Pope of Dartmouth in behalf 
of Sam Quobiscom ats Sam Nopye and Job Pen- 
watcheage two Indians of s'' Dartmouth who 
were Souldiers in his maj'^** Service in an Expe- 
dition to y"" Eastward in y^ yeare 1696 und"" y^ 
command of Cap" Jethro Church an Indian Cap" 
Then subject unto & und"" Majo'' Benjamin 
Church's Regiment 


Humbly Sheweth 

That after the aforementioned Indians were (with 
others of their Comp'"*) discharged from y^ said 
Expedition, they returned to their habitation, 
and although y^ wages of s^ Indian Company 
were delivered by Majo"" Walley to y^ s*^ Cap'' 
Jethro Church, for payment thereof to y^ re- 
spective Indian Souldiers under his command, 
yett they say that they had no Notice of y^ 
same given them thereof nor ever were payd 
one penny of their wages by y*^ s*^ captaine, nor 
did they know of y*^ same till of Late, after y^ 
death of y** s*^ Jethro, and there being Two 
pounds Foure shillings and foure pence, due to 
y^ sd Sam Nopye and one pound seventeene 
shillings and Eleven pence due to y*" sd Job Pen- 
watcheage for their said service as appeares by 
a note of their wages herewith presented, and 
for w*^*" they are incessantly applying themselves 
to yo"" petition'' to take some care about it soe as 
that they may have sd moneys payd them. 

Yo*" Petition'" therefore on behalf of said 

Two Indians humbly Entreates This high 

and hon'"''^'^ Court to consider the prem- 

June 7"^ 1698 ises by ordering paym* of their respective 

wages unto them as soone as may be soe 

as that yo"" petition"" May be quiet from 

their continuall clamour when att home 

And as in duty bound 

shall pray &c 

Seth Pope 
[Cap^ Jethro had a Debenture for y*" Indians Wages y' 
were vnder his Comand & have been Informed y* he took 
care to pay every one according to what* was there Due, but 


one or two Indians y* lived remote came not for y' wages 
until Capt Jethro was drowned & Sam Nopy a Martin' 
vineyard Indian saith he is not paid & his due Comissary 
Deducted was one pound Seventeen & Eleven pence & this 
was done while our orders were to deliver y"" Cap*' Deben- 
tures for them selves & Companys 
Certyfyed this 8 Dec. 1698 

p John Walley Com] 

Read in y® House of Representatives 
Read Dec"" 9° d° 

Ordered That Sam" Quabisquam & Job Penwacheg 
be paid out of y'^ Province Treasury their re- 
spective sumes above petitioned for 
Dec"" 9"' 1698 In the House of Representatives 

And sent up for Concurrence 

Natha' By field Speaker 
Dec-- 10"> 1698 

Read in Council and Vof' a Concurrance 

Is" Addington Secry 
Indorsed — 
Referred to Maj-- Walley June 7"> 1698. 

NaM Collinses Petition. June 1698. 

To the R* hon""^ William Stoughton Esq' Liv* 
Governo'' and Comand"" in Cheife of his Maj**®' 
Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 
land with y® hon'''^ Council and Representatives 
thereof now Assembled in Gen""" Court for s'^ 
Province att Boston _ 

The Petition of Nathaniel Collins of Boston 

Humbly Sheweth 

That yo"" Petitiou"" for the Space of three Yeares 


Together hath Served his Maj""* and this country 
in the present warr ag* y*" Indian Enemy and 
Last ffall being in said Service in the East- 
erne parts und'' the Command of Cap" Brackett 
he was by him Imployed as a scout ; and other- 
wise, and in the performance of his duty and 
office by watching warding and wadeing through 
rivers he gott such Surfeits, as that the Effects 
thereof first settled in his right side and afterwards 
fell into his Groyne and there swelled & broke 
insoemuch as that he was forced to come und"" 
the hand of one M''^ Littlefield who administred 
some Externall applycations to him, & whilest he 
was und"" her hands, there came an ord"" from the 
L*^ Cover"" to bring the sick and wounded men 
from Wells to Boston, amongst w°'" yo'' petition"" 
was one, and being come to Boston one M"" 
Geerish a Chyrurgeon Appointed to look aff y® 
sick & Lame men, for some small time before 
he left him applyed some plaisters to his body 
^ch slightily healed up y® wound without being 
throughly searched, and yo"" petitio"" growing 
careless of himself by reason of some small Ease 
neglected to apply himselfe to a skilfull Physitian, 
to make a thorow cure of said Wound, insonmch 
that the said Wound & his paynes & swelling 
anew Increased againe upon him w'^'^ have beene 
soe greivous to him that he was necessitated to 
goe to Docter Cutler whose hands for a consid- 
erable time he has now been und"" & knowes not 
when he shall be well haveing at this time a 
of five Inches long in his Body 
Now Forasmuch as yo"" Petition"" is a poore man & 
by this sad disaster gott in the Countrys Ser- 


vice is wholey disencappacitated from doeing any 
worke wliereby to procure himself a .sul).sistence 
Or to pay y*^ Docto"" for Lookeing aff him haue- 
ing neitli'' house nor home to goe to, nor any 
support other then the charity of good people to 
releive his present streights and cxcgencics 

He doth therefore huml)ly Entreate the 
favo"" and Compassion of this high and 
hon"' Court to take his miserable & dis- 
tressed condition unto Consideration Soe 
as that he may receive a supply for his sub- 
sistence out of y° publick Treasury whilest 
und*" the Docto"^ hands and that some care 
may be also taken for paym' of y*^ Docto'' 
And yo"" Petition'" as in duty 
bound shall pray &c 

Nathaniell Collins 
June T"" 1698 
Read in the House of Representatives 

Read in y*" House of Rep'sentatives 
June 14 And Voteed that s'' Petition"" be allowed fifteen e 
1698 pounds Out of the publique Treasurie for his 
Subsistance & paym' of the Docto"" to be payd 
to Cap' Ju° Burrell of Lin to be improved for 
y° Ends afores*^ & Ordered to be sent Up to 
y^ Hon° L* Gov"" & Counsell for Concurrence 
the said Burrill to be Ac- Natha' Byfield Speaker 

comptable to y*" treasury 
of this Province for the 
ouer Plus if any their 
shall be 

- Read in Council 22'' June 1698 
& Resolv'^ a concurrance. 

LA. Secry 


Eliezer Rogers' Petition 1698. 

To the Hono'^'^ William Stoughton Esq"" Lieutenant 
Governour and to the Council and Representa- 
tives in General Court Assembled, The humble 
petition, of Eliezer Rogers of plymouth 

That your Petitioner being a Soldier under the 
Comand of Captain Thomas Dymock did on the 
ninth day of September last (1(397) receive 
Several Wounds in an Engage m^ with the ffrench 
and Indians att Winagants. particularly he was 
shott through the Thigh, and through the right 
side of his head which put out his Eye, and has 
made him in a great measure incapable of his 

Yo"" Petitioner therefore humbly prays that 
he may have his Cure perfected att the 
publick Charge, and may have Such fur- 
ther Stipend and pension as to this Hon- 
o*"^® Court shall Seem reasonable, and yo"" 
petitioner as in duty bound shall ever 
pray &c Eleazer rogers 

May ult. 1698 Read in the House of Representatives 

and Committed. 
June 7"^ In Answer to this petition 

Ordered, That the petitioner shall be allowed and paid 
out of y® publick Treasury the Sum of 
Twenty pounds in full compensation for 
smart money, and for the loss and dam- 
ages abovementioned, by him sustained 
Sent up for Concurrance. 

June 8*'' 1698. In Council. 

Read and Resolved a Concurrance 
Is" Addington Seciy./ 



Some proposalls Referring to y^ Deffenee oi' y" Frontiers 
Imp" twenty four men in Garrisson at Wells 

twenty in Garris-son at York 

twenty five in Garrison at Kittery 

twenty men for a Scout for them three Towns 

One Cap" & two Leuf's to Comand them- 

m"" Wheelwright Majo'' Hamond & the Cap"""' of y^ 
Companys to I)e a Comittee for Warr to direct for 
y® improvement of them ~ 

Salco twenty men 

Salsberry two men 

Amsberry four men 

Haverhill Eight men 

Andover fowr men 

Belirca four men 

Chelmsford Eight men 

Dunstal)le Eight men 

Groaton Eight men 

Lanchester Eight men 

Stow two men 
In Hampshire 

Derefeild Sixteene men 

Brookfield Six men 

Hatfeild three men for Town & ffarme 

Northampton two men 

Had ley two men 

Westfeild two men 

ffortie men in two Companys to Scout One half of 
them from Amsberry & so on the North of Haver- 
hill as far as Dunstable The Other Half from Dun- 
stable to Nashaway On y^ North of Nashaway 
River & 

Alsoe that an Address be sent to his Excell'^y y* Earl 
of Balemount that he would be pleased to take some 
Doc. Vol. v. 33 


Order with the Maquas to call or draw of any of 
the Scatecooke or other Indians Under there Co- 
mand from Winepeseocket the white Hills or the 
places thereabouts ~ 

That it be taken into Consideration by this Co'"te to 
Raise a Tax to Enable & forward y" afores*^ affaire as 
well as the other incident Charges of this Province 
June 10"' 1698 In the House of Representatives 

Resolved, And sent up to His Hon'' the Lieut"' Gov- 
ernour and Council for Approbation 
Natha' Byfield Speaker 
die pdict. Read in Council 
and Resolved a concurrance 

Is*" Addington Secfy 

John Nelsons Petition. 

Boston Novemb'- 30 : 1698 — 
To y^ hono'^'^' W^ Stoughton Esq"" L" Gouernor of 
y*' Prouince of the Massachusetts Bay in New 
England, The Councill & Asseuibly now Sitting, 
The Petition of John Nelson Gentleman hum- 
bly Sheweth 
That whearas y'' Petion"" hath for neare Seaven years last 
past been a prissoner unto y'' french under pretence of a 
reprisall for Sundrie Souldiers, which had been taken at 
port Royall, by the Late s"" W™ Phipps, in y^ yeare 1690, 
and as they said were Contrarie unto y*" Articles then made 
by him, Instead of returning them unto some of y*^ french 
Kings dominions, they were here detained as prisoners, by 
reason of which y'^ P'^tioner, and Sundrie others of this prou- 
ince, haue been great Sufferers in france, Soe that y"" P'^tioner 
for y" Obtaining of his lybertie, was Constrained to Com- 
ply with y" Demands of y"^ french Court, by ingageing the 
returne of y^ said Souldiers, in the space of Eighteen 


monthes after y^ Inlargeni* ofy'' P'^tioner, from his Coii- 
finem* In pursuance of which, by Solicitations of Sundrie 
p'"sons, The Authority here were prcuailed with, to p'niift 
y'' Sending back of the said Souldiers, in Order whereunto 
Y"" Petitioners Wife & freinds were at y*^ Labor & Expence 
of finding out such of y*" Said Souldiers, as yett remained, 
they being dispersed throughout y'^ Country, & by theire 
great paines & Charge, did gather togeather Sundrie of 
them, with hopes they should haue been Sent to Quebec, on 
y"' Ace" & for y'^ behalfe of y"" Petition"", But soe it was that 
Instead of the said Souldiers being Sent for the release of 
y*" Petition"", they were by Order of y^ Gouerment Carried 
to Canada, and were there Exchanged for a Considerable 
Number of English prisoners with out any regard or men- 
tion of y' s'' Petitioner, Soe that y"" P'^tioner receiueing noe 
benifitt thereby was constrained in discharge of his promise, 
and the Securities he had left in france to Surrender hini- 
selfe againe a prissoner unto the french &c — And Wheareas 
y"" P'tioner durenig his being with y'' french at y*' Eastward 
did buy & release from y'" Indians Seauen English Cai)tiues, 
Some of which would haue l)een put to death according to 
theire Barborous maner, if y'' P'tioner had not Interpos'd, 
by his interest w y'' french, & redeeming of them at his 
proper charge, of which y' P'tioner has here diuers Evi- 
dences, The pmisses Considered togeather with y' P-'tioners 
Sufferings, losses, & diuers other things to teadious here to 
relate, will noe doubt be of Suflacient Inducement for this 
honorable Court to render y"" P''tioner Justice in repaying 
unto him his disbursments for y" takeing up of y*' Soldiers 
affores", according to y° Ace" here Anexed, as allsoe some 
Consideration in regard of the Captives ransomed by him. 

A due and fauorable answev unto y"" P-'tioners request is 
humbly prayed by 

Y'" Most humble & Obedient Servant 

J° : Nelson 



In order to the Reimbursing of m'" John Nelson y* 
money expended by him in Getting the French 
Prisoners & Redeeming the Captiues and other 
his Good Service for this his Maj"^* Province 
Ordered that that tliere be one hundred pounds in 
money paid unto the said M"" John Nelson out of 
the Pu})licke Treasury of this Province and sent 
up to the Right Hono the L* Gouer'' & Council 
for their 

Decembr 2^^ 1698 

Natha^ Byfield Speaker 

Dec'- S'' 98 

In Council Read and vof^ a concurrance 
Is* Addington Secry 

List of Captives. 

A List of the names of the Captives Brought home in the 
Prouince Gaily & of them that are yett in the Indians hands 
y« 24"^ Janu^y 169| 

Cascoe Bay y^ 17"> Janu'^ 169f 

The Names of the Captiues Reed Aboard the Province 
Gaily from the Indians 


Mary ffarbankes 

of Lancaster 


Mary Glasser 

of Lancaster 


Suzanna Wood 

of Haverhill 


Daniell Lade 

of Haverhill 


Hannah Bradley 

of Haverhill 


Elizbeath Egerly 

of oyester Riuer 


John Deery 

of ditto 


Suzanna Egerly 

of ditto 

9 : 

Sam" Hutchings 

of Spruce Crick taken in March Last 


Beathia Paine 

of Yorke 

11 : 

Mahital)le Parker 

of Yorke 


12 : Dorathy Millbery of Sandy Beach 

13 : John Houlding . of Grotten 

14 : Tamasin Rouel of Grotten 
15: Mary Katter ofKettery 

Casco : Bay y« 24*" Janu^ 169^ 
The names of the Captiues yett in the Indians hands. 

1 : Steven Houlding of Grotten 

2 : Steven Houlding Juni"" of ditto 

3 : Sarath Boragintou of Yorke 

4 : Mary Parker of Yorke 

5 ; Abial Masterson of Yorke Gon to Penacooke 

6 : Judah Emtuerson of oyester River 

7 : Joseph Egerly of oyester River 

8 : Petter Denbow of oyester River 

9 : Amie Nell of Newichawanick 

10 : Ephriam Ropper of Lancaster 

11 : Hannath Rugg of Lancaster Gon to Allbanie 

12 : Joseph Bean of York A young man 

13 : Mary Sanders of Billerica 

14 : Benj'^ Hutchiugs ot Spruce Crick 

15 : Mary Emnierson of Haverhill Gon to Penacooke 

16 : Elizbeath Sanders of Pemaquid 

17 : Jane Higgaman of ditto 

18 : An Eastard Boy his name is Robart Cannot Speak one 

word of Englishe att the ttort Cald Xarrockcomegog 

19 : Daniell Bradly of Ilauerhill Carrid to Cannada 7 yeares 


20 : Joiia : Hatchings of Spruce Crick : 14 : yeares ould 

Carried to Cannada the Last octol/ 

21 : Sam" Gill of Salsbery Carrid to Cannada 

/ / ' / / 

Nich ffrost Drowned 

Able Mt)rton drowned 


Sam^ : WheehvrigW s Will. Jan. 30, 1699. 

In the Name of God Amen. I Samuel Wheel wrio-ht of 
Wells in the County of York in His Majesties Province of 
the Massachusetts Bay in New England, being weak and 
infirm of Body, but of perfect Memory and of sound Under- 
standing Do make, constitute and appoint this my last Will 
and Testament. 

I commit my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God my 
fiiithful Creator and merciful Redeemer, and my Body to 
the Earth from whence it was taken, to be decently buried 
in hopes of a joyful & glorious Resurrection through Jesus 
Christ Amen. And as for my Worldly Goods and Estate 
I do will and bestow as folio weth. 

Imp^ My Will and Intent is that my funeral Charges and 
all my lawful and just Debts Shall be discharged and paid 
by my Executors out of my moveable Estate. 

Item, I do give and liequeath unto my Daughter Mary 
One Quarter Part of my Farm where I now dwell, after She 
is married and to the Children that Shall be born of her 
Body for ever, And for want of Such Heirs, to the Heirs of 
my Son John Wheelwright forever. 

I do except Twenty Acres of Land out of the whole Farm 
where my dwelling House and Barn Stands, which I have 
already excepted in a Deed of Gift to my Son Joseph. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my Son Joseph Whel- 
wright one Quarter Part of my Said Farm together with 
Twenty Acres of Land before excepted, with the Housing 
and building that are upon it after my Decease and the De- 
cease of Hester my Wife, She having the Use & Income 
thereof during her Natural Life, Only Joseph Shall have 
the Liberty to make Use of one Half oi" the dwelling House 
and Barn if he hath Occasion before my Wives Decease, 
Also I bequeath to my Son Joseph half that Land which I 
bought of Augustine Legendra, and all that Land and 
Meadow which I have at Merryland, Except that part 
which I have already disposed of. Also I give to my Son 


Joseph all that Town Grant of Land & Priviledge for a Saw 
Mill at another Phice near jNIerry land all to be to him and 
his Heirs lawfully begotten of his Body and for want of 
such Heirs to my Son John Whelwright and to his Heirs 
forever, a double Part thereof; And the other part to my 
Daughters and theirs Heirs forever. 

Item. I do give and bequeath unto Hester my beloved 
Wife all my Cattle of all Sorts, with one Negro Servant 
named Titus, with all my moveable Estate which is not 
hereafter excepted, Also one Acre of Marsh which I bought 
of Moses Littlefield, all this to be at her Dispose to all or 
any of her Children at her Decease, I do also give to her 
all the Rent which was due to me from my Land at Crofts 
in the County of Lincoln in England until the Time it was 
Sold by M"" Edw : Loyde, if the said Loyde hath made Sale 
thereof, and if the Land be not Sold, my Will is that Hester 
my beloved Wife Shall have all the Rent of Said Land dur- 
ing her Natural Life to be at her Sole Dispose, And in Case 
the Said Land be sold, then my Will is that She Shall have 
One Hundred Pounds out of the Money or principal the 
Land was Sold for, out of which Hundred Pounds She Shall 
pay to my Daughter Mury Forty Pounds and to my Son 
Joseph Thirty Pounds and to my Daughter Hannah Parsons 
Thirty Pounds, All to be paid at Such Time or Times as 
my Wife shall See most fit and convenient. And the Re- 
mainder of the Said Estate I do give to my Son John 
Whelwright to dispose of and improve for the Use and ben- 
efit of my Wife during her natural Life And at her Decease 
I give the Said Estate to him and his Heirs forever. I also 
give to Hester my Wife the Use and Income of the one 
Half of another Farm in AYells during her natural Life, 
which Farm I have by Deed of Gift given to my Son John, 
Also provided my Land aforesaid in England be not Sold 
Then I give to my Wife the Use of the Said Land during 
her natural Life, and after her Decease I give and bequeath 
to my Son John Wheelwright all the above mentioned 


Lands in Crofts in England with all the Use and Interest 
and Benefit thereof to him and to his Heirs forever, out of 
which he Shall pay Forty Pounds in Money to my Daugh- 
ter Mary to be paid Twenty Pounds thereof within one year 
after the Said Estate comes into his Hands, and the other 
Twenty Pounds to be paid within two years after, and also 
to pay Thirty Pounds to my Son Joseph half Money, and 
the other half equivalent to Money; And Thirty Pounds to 
my Daughter Hannah One Half in Money and the other half 
equivalent to Money All to be paid within Two years after 
the Estate comes into his Hands to them and to their Heirs 
forever, And in Case any of them have no Children then to 
the Heirs of my Son John Wheelwright forever. 

Item. I do give to my Son John Wheelwright all my 
Books now in the Custody of M'' Eliakim Hutchinson in 
Boston and I give also to my Son John one Suit Cloak and 
Hat and Stafi' I also give to him all my Estate, which is in 
the Hands of Capt" Bozon Allen of Boston due for my 
Wive's Portion, One Quarter Part of what he Shall recover 
I do will to my Wife. 

And I do constitute and appoint my dear and loving Wife 
Hester together with my Loving Sons John Wheelwright 
and Joseph Wheelwright to be Executors of this my last 
Will and Testament, And I do appoint my trusty and well 
beloved Friends Capt" Job Alcock of Portsmouth and M"" 
Samuel Emery and M'" Jonathan Hammond of Wells to be 
the Overseers of this my last Will. 

In Witness whereof I have hereto Set my Hand and Seal 
this Thirtieth Day of January One Thousand Six Hundred 
Ninety nine, Seven Hundred, ^^ 

Signed and Sealed 

in presence of us, Sam" Wheel wi'ight 

Sanuicl Emery 
Jonathan Hammond 
James Addams 


A true Copy of the Original Will transcribed and 
compared the 22" Jan"^ 17 ^ 

p Charles ffrost Reg"" 
A true Copy of Record 

Exam*^ p Simon Frost Reg'' 

Letter from James Weemss. 

Since my last to you. I am Informed it would a been 
Convenient for me to be at Boston my selfe in case any ob- 
jections should be oft'erd but it is too Late neither can I 
imraagine that any such thing may happen if Rightly Con- 
sidered, for my case was then Singular and Such perhapps 
as never or Seldome hath hapened for an officer to be Posted 
at a fronteer Garrison by his Generall with a Sufficient force 
to defend it. and afterwards have them privately commanded 
away from him and he Left with a handfull Exposed to all 
danger., the which proceedings gave opportunity to some 
of my men to Leave me as the Rest did Intend, for they 
apprehended the danger that followed and became disobedi- 
ent & told me that I was no longer there commander since 
the Cap' Gen" was out of all power and that they were not 
oblidged to Stay after the 3 Companies was gone to become 
a pray for a morsall of Salt provision : on which I was 
forced to come with capp in hand to them and used severall 
arguments to perswade them to Stay but all would not doe 
unlesse I would oblidge my Selfe to pay them the kings pay 
over and above there provisions which proposalls I was very 
Ready to Embrace which I then thought Reasonable as may 
appear to men of Sence on which they all promised to stand 
by me as Indeed they did till theire Enemy knocked them 
downe and accordingly I payd them Every day in money or 
money w^orth and if M"" Jeckson who was then our doctor 


be a Live he can declare the truth of y® matter so that if 
those Gentlfiii of the Committee should demand any other 
proove or Vouchers it is not in my power to produce it the 
major part of the men being kiled on the Spott (and Some 
of the Rest Since in flanders) where I was wittnesse neither 
was it Ever Customary in any Regement Troop or Compa- 
nie that a Soldier should Every day give a Receit for his 
pay, when payd dayly or weekly for I am this day Some 
hundred pounds out upon my Comp'' and no mans Receipt 
to show for it Except officers, this is all I can afford only 
my most humble Service to those worthy Genhnen and Ex- 
cept y® Same your Selfe from 


Your most hum^® Serv* 
James Weemes 
Albany y* 
2° feb im 

John Ellenwood'' s Petition 
Province of y® "] To The R' Hon'^"' y'^ L* Gouernour 

Massachusetts Bay • & Councill & Representatiues in Gen- 
n New England i erall Court assembled at Boston 
sc J Febru. M^- 
The humble Petcion of John Ellenwood of Beu- 
erly in y'^ Countey of Essex in s'' Province 
humbly Sheweth 
That whereas your poor distrest petitioner was in 
y^ latter End of y*^ first Indian Warr viz about 
y^ yeare of Our Lord God 1676 Imprest & Sent 
toy^ Eastward as a Souldier in y'^ Countrey Ser- 
vice against y'' Indian Enemy & in y*' Towne of 
Wells being then vnder y^ Comand of Cap* Frost 
& Leiu* Sweat your petitioner was sorely 
wounded in my right hand my fore fingei" being 


shott away & y'^ rest of my hand So greiuously 
Shattered & Torn & bones broaken y' it hath 
been thereby rendred almost altogether vseless 
Euer Since Whereby it is very difficult for me 
to provide for my wife & family hauing 6 Chil- 
dren which otherwise were my hand well with 
y® blessing of God I could Comfortably doe. 
Wherefore your Supliant prays that this Hon"'"" Court 
would Consider off & Compassionate my Sorrowfull Condi- 
tion & Either allow me some small yearly Stipend or Some 
Certaine Summe towards my Releife as in yo'' wisdom you 
may think best. 

Yo"" petitioner doth Gratefully acknowledge that some 
Small Matter hath been done for me formerly which hopes 
May not hinder Something further being done & yo"" peti- 
tion"" as in Duty Bound shall allwaes pray &c 

Maike of 

John XjEllenwood 


Wee y^ Subscribers being Souldiers at y^ Same 

time with John Ellenwood doe Certify y* to our 

Certaine knowledge he was wounded as aboues*^ as 

witness our hands this Feb — 1700/ 
his mark /701 

Thomas / Parlor 

Sam" Collins 

Henry Herrick Constable 1680 
In the year — 1680 
I heard Hennery Constable of Beuerly say that he payed 
forty shillins out of A countery Rate to this petitioner John 
Elenwoord. By me 

Roger hascoll 

In answer to y^ Petition within written. It is the 
opinion of the Comitte that there be paid to y® 


Petition' out of y^ Province Treasury fiue pounds 
Towards his present releife, and for the future 
Three Pounds g ann during his life 

Sam" Phipps 
In the House of Representatives 

March 8*^ 1700 the abovewritten Report Read 
and voted That it be Accepted 
Sent up for Concurrence. 

John Leverett Speaker 
In Council March. 11° 1700/ 
Read and past a Concurrance / ^ 

Is^ Addington Secfy 

Letter John Baker to Maj . Ja^ Converge 1699. 

To the Noble hardy and Well beloued Majev James 
Convers : 

S'' as I haue made bold 
with you time past to act and doe for me as 
Conserning my wound, which haue bene grevi- 
ous and Chargable to me : these are to informe 
you hoAV it hath bene with me of late, I pre- 
• sented a petion to his Lordship at Rehoboth 
when he went to the Island and he gaue it to m"" 
Isaac Adington : and charged him to keep It 
and ordered me to Com down to boston to him : 
which accordingly I did but his Lordship was 
so bad with the gout that I could not Come to 
spake with him : which Jurney was greatly to 
my Damigc in respect of ni}"- wound : which is 
the reason that I Cannot Com Down now : but 
have bene vnder the Chirurgeons hands Euer 
since Last September and having som hoops of 
a Cure : S"" these are to request y*^ fauiour of you 
that you would shew my Condition to y*^ great 


and generall Court theare assembled at boston 
now this : hoping that you will haue 

Comi)assion on me in my pore Low Condition : 
the Chirurgeon hath sent an accompt vnder his 
hands : So Craning your assistance I rest your 
humble servant in what I may 

700 John Baker 

Swanzey the 6 day of March 1699 


This for 

Majo"" James Con vers 

at his house at oburne 

PQ D*^ 


This may certifei y' 3 years agoe I cured the arme of John 
Baker now in Swanzey which now is badd againe and a very 
great sore haueing 3 holes w'^'' is constantly running and 
uery Vncaple of labor an questionable whether he can be 
his own man any more. 

Swanzey y^ 7"> of March 

1699 or 700 

Thomas Estabrooke 

Certificate _. 

Swanzey the 7"' of march 1699 
These may sertifie any whome it may Concern that I 
toock Joh Bakers Arm in hand a bute the 27*'' day of Sep- 
tember Last which said bakers was wounded in Swamp fight 
at Naraganset and His Arm when I toock it to Cure at the 
time Aforesaid was Hollow from the shoulder to the Elboe 
the Boane ffoul the arm had five holes in it aboue and vnder 
his Armpit Alwayes Runing now it is Almost fild vp with 
flesh and there are now but three holes in it and I am in 


som hopes that I shall heal it vp But Question whether ever 

hee will Bee A sound man any more no more But Rest 

yours to serve in what I am Able 

Edward Pratt 


Letter — John Baker to Major Converse 

May the 29 1699 
Mager conurs my kind Loue to you with my wife hoping 
to god that you are in good helth. 

The case of my writing is to you to know of you what 
what I am to due my brother John Polley hath sent mee a 
Letter but I saw it not but I due understang that it is to get 
the men sworn that was out with mee in the Seruis when I 
was wounded by the ingins at the swamp fite. 

Mager conurs Sur if I may be so bould as to request so 
much at your hands if it must be that these men must be 
sworn by a magerstreat ; willyani pearce John Kindel John 
Cutler Zacraiah Snow Elias totman John polley. I would 
in treat you for to due mee that kindnes if you can is not 
I pray for to git brother John polley for to due it for me 
ther is a riting that I sent down by my wife which came 
from Rode Hand to you if it is not done as it should be 
pray send it up to mee that it may bee rectifyed or you 
may send us word I would a come dow my selfe but my 
arme hath roue this yeare and I cannot git no cure for it & 
there for I am lame and weake and cant come 

So I rest youer frent to command 

Joh Baker 


This for Mager 

Conurs Lining 

in Oborn deliuer 

it with care 

I pray. 


Peter Legroove'' 8 Petitio7i. 1699. 

To his Excellency Richard, Earle of BcUomont 
Captaine Gen' & Governour in Chief of His 
Maj* Province of the Massachusets Bay in New 
Engl'' and to the hon^''' Council & Assembly sit- 
ting in Boston March, 13. 1699/ 

/700 The Petition 
of Peter Legroove Wounded Souldier, 
humbly Sheweth — 

That your poor Petitioner late Inhabitant in the Town of 
Wenham, was from thence impressed into His 
Maj'^ Service the 9^*^ day of September 1697. 
and put under the Comand of Capt : Daniel 
Rindge, and at the Winnegance at the Eastward, 
was wounded in the Thigh, and was obliged to 
ly near three Moneths under the Chirurgeon's 
Care, Enduring the Pains that were necessary 
in order to his Cure. And when I was left by 
the Doctor, I was unable to labour for the earn- 
ing of my Living ; having no hope of ever being 
my own man again, as formerly; or of being 
able to doe any hard Labour. 

Your poor Petitioner therefore humbly Prays that his 
deplorable Condition may be taken into Con- 
sideration and that his incurable Hurt may be 
somwhat eased by an Allowance of such Sti- 
pend for his Life as to your Goodness & Pru- 
dence shall seem meet 

And your Petitioner as in Duty bound 
shall ev Pray &c 

Peter Legroove 
In Answer to the within Petition y^ Comitte are of 
Opinion y^ the petitioner be Alowed, out of the 
public^ Treasury of this province, the sume of 


Three pounds g Annum for three years Next 
House of Representatives March 20"^ 1699. 
Read & Pass'd Sent up for Concurrance 

Jam' Converse Speaker 
March 22" 1699. In Council 
Read and Voted a concurrance 

Is'^ Addingtou Secfy 

Petition of Mr. Sam^ Moody 

To his Ex'=y Richard Earle of Bellomont Captain 
General and Gouernour in chief in & over his 
Ma*^'^ Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New 
England and to the Hon''^^ the Council and Rep- 
resentatives of the s" Province convened in Gen- 
eral Assembly, June 1699 
The Petition ot Samuel Moody Preacher of the 
Word of God at Yorke in the County of Yorke 
within the Province aboves" 
Humbly Sheweth 

Whereas this Hon^'*^ Court hath so far considered 
the desolation and distress of the s" Town of 
York as to order an augmentation towards up- 
holding the worship of God there, which is 
gratefully acknowledged by the Inhabitants. 
And whereas 'tis certain the s" Town is unable to 
afford a competent Maintainance and that there 
is as much need of help as ever, having no 
house for the Ministry, and many remaining stil destitute of 
habitations for themselves. 

Your Petitioner therefore humbly prays in behalfe of 
himselfe & Family that you will please to order your Peti- 
tioner such allowance for the last year beginning the IS'*" of 
May 1698, as to your Wisdom & Justice shall seem fit 


And your Petitioner as in duty bound, sliull ever 
pray. &c. 

House of Representatives July 13, 1699. 

Read a first time, Read a 2'' time July 15 
& Twelve Pounds Resolved to be i>iven in answ'' to the 
Peticon afores'' out of the Publick Treasury to M' 8am''" 
Moody Preacher of y" word of God at York 
Sent up for Concurrance 

Jam'* Converse Speaker 
July 18^' 161)9 
Read & Past in Council, Is*" Addington Sec 

Consented to Bellomont 

To y" Hon''"'- y'^ Comissioners foi- warr. These may certify 

that M' Sam" Moody hath" served as A Chaplain 

to y'' Garrisons Att Yorke, from the 18"' of May 

last, unto y** day of y'' date hereof 

Yorke April 20"' 1699. 

Daniel Bltick ^ 

Lues Bane > Selectmen 

Joseph Banks ) 

To y'' Honour'"''' Conunissioners for warr &c : 

Please to order y" Money granted to me as Chaplain for 
y'' year past, unto Sam" Sewall Esq"" 

Your friend & Serv' 

Sam" Moody 
Yorke Apr: 20"' 1699 

Petitioyi of Sam^ Donell in behalf of York. 
To his Excellency Rich' Earle of Bellomont Cap" 
Gen'"" and Comand' in Cheife of her Maj""* 
Doc. Vol. v. 34 


Provvince of the Massachusetts Bay in New 
England & to the Hon'''"' Council and repre- 
sentatives thereof now assembled in Gen""" Court 
held att Boston 

The Petition of Samuell Donell representa- 
tive for and in behalf of the Towne of 
Humbly Sheweth 

That the Inhabitants of said Towne by reason of 
the late Distressing Warr have been brought 
very low, and are still conflicting with many 
difficultys, yett nevertheless by the help of y^ 
Lord they have obtained a minister among them 
to carry on thepublick A^^orship of God (namely 
M'' Samuell Moody a worthy Young man (for 
whome they have been att a considerable charge 
in Building an house for the accomodation of 
himself and family, and not being able for the 
present to afford him such suteable maintenance 
as the Circumstances of his Condicon Calls for y^ 
s*^ Towne being only able to aford him thirty 
pounds for y*^ present yeares salery) 

Yo"" Petition"" in behalf of s^ Towne doth 
therefore humbly entreat this high and 
hon''''^ Court, to consider the premises, 
by being pleased to ord' unto their s'' 
minister, out of y'' Publick Treasury such 
farther supply, as in yo'' wisdoms shall 
sceme mecte. 

And yo'" Petition*" as in duty 
bound shall pray &c 

Samuell Donell 
June 6"* 1700 Read. 



In answer to y° Petition within mentioned It is the 
opinion of y" Comittee, That there paid out of 
y® Piiblick Treasury Ten pounds for y" help of 
yc yd Town of Yorke, for and towards the sup- 
})ort of the ministry of said Town for y*^ year 
House of Representatives June 14, 1700 
Read and Pass'd Sent up for Concurrance 

John Leverett Speaker 
In Council 
June 17'" 1700. 

Read and past a Concurrance. 

Is^ Addington Secfy 


Abbett, Thomas, 282. 
Abbott, Thomas, 492. 
Abenaquis, the, 197, 228. 
Abott, Ens, 92. 
Abut, Peter, 411. 

Acadia, volunteers desired to re- 
duce, 19; mentioned, 51, G2, (57, 
74, 77, 78, 79, S3, 85, 152, 19.3, 
205, 217, 226, 227, 228, 449. 
Act of navigation, 123. 
Acts and laws, copy of, sent to 

England, 465. 
Adams, James, 520. 

Isaac, letter of, G, 85, 86, 464, 
letters to, 7, 8, 299; men- 
tioned, 13, 18, 20, 2.3, 24, 25, 28, 
47, 49, 50, 51, 52, .59, 60, 61, 
62, 63, 74, 75, 84, 88, 89, 90, 
106, 107, 124, 125, 126, 135, 136, 
1.37, 139, 153, 154, 155,1.59, 160, 
173, 174, 175, 177, 232, 242,263, 
268, 280, 300, 394, 396, 401, 402, 
403, 417, 418, 419, 425, 426, 433, 
443, 444, 468, 469, 473, 477, 478, 
481, 487, 496, 497,498, 499, 501, 
507, 509, 511, 512, 514, 516, 524, 
528, 529, 531. 
Mrs. Isaac, 338, 340, 341. 
Jsa., .323, 349, 378, .381, 437. 
Address of some of the inhabi- 
tants of Isle of Shoals to the 
Governor and Conncil, 362; to 
the King, 447, 474. 
Adkinson, Theodore, 315. 
Agreement with the Indians at 

Wells, 233; of truce, 1690, 164. 
Albany, 56, 63, 64, 65, 67, 69, 70, 
77, 93, 96, 98, 111, 184, 230, 2.35, 
236, 237, 253, 272, 275, 285, 419, 
517, 522. 
Alcock, Capt. Job, letter of, 319; 
mentioned, 91, 104, 314, 315, 503, 
Alcot, John, 91. 

Mr., 7, 8, 9, 10, 
Capt. James, 380. 
Capt. John, to have the sloop 
Mary, 1.59; instructions to, 5, 
162, 321, 373; to negotiate af- 
fairs witb Indians, 321, 324; 

Alden, Capt. John, continued. 

sent to bring home captives, 
372, 373; to deliver French 
soldiers to Villebon, 374; pe- 
tition of, 413; mentioned, 6, 7, 
22, 31, 83, 85, 139, 164, 165, 
171, 241, 282, 341, 378, 379. 
John jr., 166. 
Nathaniel, 166. 
Alen, John, letter of, 295. 
Alen ^ 

Allen 'John, 54, 98, 269, 271, 277, 
Allin [278. 

Algonquins, 221. 
Capt. Bozon, 520. 
John, 488. 
Allyn, John, letter of, 309. 
Almy, Christopher, 354. 
Ambrose, Richard, 313, 365, 309. 
America, 391, 474, 476, 485. 
Amesbury attacked, 133; men- 
tioned, 125, 249, 408, 513. 
Ammunition, selectmen to provide 
a full stock of, 176; supplied to 
Indians, 305 ; captured at York, 
314; not wanted by the enemy, 
327; borrowed by Andross, 331; 
needed in the Province, 473, 474, 
Amoriscoggin, 139, 165, 315. 
Andover, 125, .336, 337, 441, 513. 
Andrews, Lieut. Elisha, letter of, 
156; mentioned, 4, 139, 153, 158, 
Lieut., 485. 

Sir Edmund, his forts useless, 
120; left frontier towns ex- 
posed, 120, 121 ; gave a papist 
command of a garrison, 120; 
suspected of plotting, 121; his 
misdeeds brought Castine's 
vengeance on the people, 121; 
his treatment of soldiers, 121, 
122; garrisons in better condi- 
tion since he left, 122; weak- 
ened important places to 
strengthen trifling forts, 122; 
Connecticut in a better con- 
dition since he left, 123; gov- 
ernment vessels used to suit 



Andross, Sir Edmund, continued, 
his pleasure, 123; did not prop- 
erly dispose of his force, 123; 
he alone can tell what be- 
came of his men, 123; hated 
by the French, 142; not ready 
to send help to Falmouth, 142; 
the frontier awaited his orders, 
143 ; set prisoners at liberty and 
did not redeem captives, 144; 
rebuked officers for seeking 
garrisons, 144; the Indians he 
liberated were at the attack 
upon Falmouth, 145, 146; 
would have favored the 
French, 147; settled garrison 
at Quenibonke. 331 ; powder 
borrowed by, but not paid for, 
331; mentioned, 20, 22, 28, 29, 
32, 36, 38, 44, 45, 135, 174, 180, 
238, 416, 486_, 493, 494, 502. 
Anmessoukkanti, 463. 
Answer to Andross' account of 
forces raised to defend New 
England, 120; to petition of 
Weems, Lieut. James, 179, 181. 

Maj., 109, 250, 256, 257. 
Samuel, 30, 46. 
Apprizement of sloop "Supply," 

365, 366. 
Arden, William, petition of, 55. 

Monsieur, 56, 64. 
Lieut., 56. 
Arnall, Capt. Richard, 332, 368. 
Ashcraft, John, 290. 
Ashurst, Sir Henry, 172, 182, 3-55, 

iusdn hj^fthew, 397, 502,503, 

... V 504. 
Austing ) 

Azur, Sieur, 212. 

Baken, Thomas, 488. 

John, desired assistance, 524, 
526; certificate concerning, 
.525; letter of, .524. 

Natlianiel, .359, 361, 369. 
Balennes (eels), 202. 
Bancks, John, .502. 
Bancraft, Capt., 469. 
Bane, Lues, 429, 529. 
Banels, John, 488. 
Bank, the, «ee Strawberry Bank. 
Banks, Joseph, 529. 
Banton, William, letter of, 134. 

Barbor, Thomas, 488. 

Barley, 50. 

Barnard, Capt. Thomas, 493, 494. 

Barnstable, 307. 
County, 416, 479. 

Barwick, petition of, 490, 499; de- 
sired an allowance for minister, 
499; allowance granted, 499. 

Bassett, Capt. William, 3. 

Baston, see Boston. 

Batchellor, Ebenezer, 160. 

Bathechr Harbor, 128. 

Battler, Mr., 245. 

Bay of Bulls, 129. 
de Campsceaux, 215. 
of Fundy, 380, 439, 448, 452. 
St. Paul, 200. 

Baylie, Jos., 28, 29. 

Bayonne, 206. 

Bean, Joseph, 517. 

Beauvais, Sieur de, 223, 228. 

Becancourt, M. de, 221. 

Beckford, Ben, 104. 

Beimes, John, 488. 


Capt. Andrew, .50, 366, 376. 
John, 160. 

Bellaman's bank, 334. 

Belle Isle, strait of, 205. 

Bellomont, Earl of, 409, 456, 458, 
459, 463, 485, 489, 513. 527, 528, 

Benjamin, Joseph, 412. 

Berwick, 91, 424, 429. 

Beverly, 241, 242, 522. 

Bible, a book better than the, 34. 


Freres, 198. 

Vincent, letter of, 455. 

Bilboa, 129. 

Bill of a Committee for Deben- 
tures 17 

Billeric'a, .377, 408, 513, 517. 

Bisheps, 152. 


Daniel, 529. 
Point, 11, 91, 102. 

Blackman, Capt. 142, 144. 

Blagdon, James, 313. 365, 369, 372. 

Blagg, Capt., 63, 65. 

Blaithwait, Mr., letter to, 352. 

Block Island, 252, 305. 

Bloody Point, 115. 

Blue Point, destroyed, 105; men- 
tioned, 4, 91, 321. 

Bommazeen, 420. 


Capt., 149. 
William, 177. 

Boon Island, .338, 341. 

Boraginton, Sarath, 517. 



Boston, 5, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 22, 
32, 33, 34, 35, 38, 40, 41, 43, 45, 
53, 72, 73, 77, 86, 95, 08, 100, 
121, 123, 127, 128, 130, 141, 142, 
144, 146, 147, 159, 160, 162, 164, 
167, 178, 179, 180, 181, 186, 197, 
204, 208, 209, 212, 213, 214, 218, 
226, 227, 232, 234, 235, 238, 240, 
242, 243, 245, 254, 261, 263, 2(;(i, 
267, 270, 271, 273, 275, 276, 280, 
281, 282, 284, 286, 287, 288, 290, 
291, 292, 296, 297, 300, 304, 312, 
315, 323, 324, 325, 327, 329, 330, 
331, 333, 339, 340, 341, 342, 343, 
345, 346, 347, 348, 349, 351, 352, 
355, 359, 361, 362, 365, 366, 374, 
377, 378,381, 385, 386, 387, 389, 
390, 393, 394, 395, 400, 401, 402, 
404. 405, 411, 412, 413, 415, 418, 
423, 426, 430, 431, 432, 433, 434, 
439, 441, 443, 444. 445, 465, 466, 
468, 470, 471, 473, 479, 480, 484, 
486, 487, 489, 490, 493, 494, 496, 
498, 505, 507, 509, 510, 520, 521, 
522, 524, 527, 530. 
Regiment, 98, 106, 135. 
Bostoners, 326. 
Bounty offered foi- prisoners, 436, 

for scalps, 436. 
Bowers, John, petition of, 53-54. 
Bowles, John, 24. 
Boxford, 441. 

Boynton, Capt. Joseph, 443. 
Brackett, Lieut. Antony, letter of, 
426; mentioned, 409, 430, 431, 
Goodman, 296. 
Bradford, 125. 
Bradley, Ilaunah, 516. 
Bradley's, 247. 
Bradly, Daniel, 517. 
Dudley, 177. 
Humphrey, certificate of, 493; 

letter of, 310. 
Gov. Simon, letters of, 183, 285, 
291; letters to, 9, 303, 307, 317; 
mentioned, 12, 13, 17, 41, 43, 
53, 75, 76, 78, S3, 84, 87, 88, 89, 
90, 105, 107, 112, 118, 130, 172, 
232, 233, 237, 254, 273, 288, 362, 
374, 381, 413, 414. 
Braggdon, Arthur, 397, 500, 504. 
Braintree, 160. 
Bi-ead needed, 9, 11. 
Brenton ( Mr., 263, 280, 284, 289, 
Brinton J 290. 
Bridgeman, W., 490. 
Bridges, Benjamin, 73. 
Bristol, 479, 480. 
County, 480. 

Britton, Francis, 282. 
Brockholes, Capt., 121. 
Brockus, Maj., 37. 
Brokhaven, John, 45. 
Brokholes, Anthony, 45. 
Bromfield, Edward, 124. 
Brookfield, 513. 
Brosse, Sieur de la, 223. 

John, 41, 44. 

Capt. John, 441, 443. 

Maj., 425. 

Benjamin, 31, 173. 
Brumsden, Mr., 38. 
Buckley, Richard, letter of, 263, 


Capt., 63, 64, 66, 69. 

Gov. Henry, 80. 
Bullivant, Mr., 35. 
Burnet, Fredk, 488. 
Burnis, see Portneuf. 
Burrell, Capt. Jno.,511. 
Burrough, Rev. George, letter of, 

294, mentioned, 275, 317. 
Butler, Lieut. William, 443. 
Byfield, Nathal., 394, 395, 499, 501, 

507, 509, 511, 514, 516. 


Cabarocauy, 209. 

Cabeek, 56. 

Cadiz, 287. 

Caffiniere, Sieur de la, 214,'217. 

Calliere, Chevalier, 207, 210, 211, 

Cambridge, 160. 
Campbell, Will, 104. 
Campernoon, Widow, 91. 
Canada, 56, 66, 68, 77, 96, 97, 119, 
124, 131, 145, 146, 150, 1.53, 164, 
173, 184, 188, 192, 195, 196, 
197, 204, 205, 207, 209, 212, 
213, 215, 217, 242, 327, 328, 
332, 3.53, 368, 404, 421, 450, 
515, 517. 
Expedition, 305. 
Indians, 188. 
River, 97, 333. 
Canibas, Les, 193. 
Canso, 128. 

Canter, Capt. Tho., 132. 
Ann, 341, 375. 
Breton, 205. 
Cod, 132, 339, 374, 376. 
Neddick, 91, 259, 315, 432, 438. 
Porpoise, ',91. 



Cape, continued. 
Porpoise River, 393. 
Sable, 31, 128, 134, 320, 376, 4.39, 

Capin, Job Alcock, 503. 

Captains, list of, under Gidney, 

Captives, Indians offer the En^f- 
lish a chance to redeem, 317, 
320; instructions to Alden and 
Convers concerning the redemp- 
tion of, 321 ; redemption of, 323; 
ransomed at Sagadahoc, 326; the 
enemy wondered at the tardi- 
ness in redeeming them, 327; 
to be brought away bv Alden and 
Convers, 372, 373, .505 ; at St. .John 
River desire to be relieved, 403- 
405; bill of Capt. Alden, for 
transporting, 413; instructions to 
Carey concerning, 421 ; treatment 
of, by the English, 422; some 
paid for, 506; irregularity con- 
cerning the exchange of, 515, 
516; list of, brought in the Prov- 
ince galley, 516; list of, still in 
the Indians' hands, 517. 

Carey, Matthew, Instructions to, 

Carol, Francis, 296. 

Carter, Richard, 104. 

Casco captured, 99, 101, 104; de- 
stroyed, 134; mentioned, 14, 91, 
92, 99, 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, 
111, 166, 174, 186, 246, 331, 339, 
Bay, 5, 53, 56, 99, 130, 142, 365, 
366, 373, 378, 379, 380, 409, 414, 
425, 427, 430, 431, 516, 517. 



Castine, 340. 

Sieur de, 22, 2.3, 38, 106, 121, 
145, 146, 244. 

Catarakony, 194, 201. 

Cattis. Capt., 404. 

Cattle, killed for the use of the 
army, 241, 242. 

Cavelier, M., 203. 

Cellesfonds, Sieur de, 227. 

Certificate of Bradstreet, Humph- 
rey, 494. 
Rindge, Daniel, 495. 

Champigny, Sieur de, 192, 194, 
195, 19(J, 203, 204, 210. 

Charlestown, 50, 133, 160, 495. 

Chaudiere, la, 221, 229. 

Chebeag, 281, 282. 

Checkley, Samuel, 130. 

Chelmsford, 125, 377, 408, 513. 

Cher, M., 210. 

> see Castine. 

Christopher, Richard, apprize- 

ment of his sloop, 365, 366. 
Chubb, Capt. Pasco, letter of, 

412, 426; petition of, 469, 470; 

vote in relation to, 481; to be 

brought to trial, 482; mentioned, 

409, 412, 4.30, 431, 443, 465. 

Maj. Benjamin, at council of 
war at Falmouth, 3; letters 
of, 241, 445; commission of, 
344; reenforcing, 442, 444, 445; 
petition of, 479; desired his 
expenses paid, 480; to be paid, 
481; mentioned, 6, 7, 55, 139, 
140, 242, 402, 442, 444, 446, 466, 
471, 473, 477, .505, .506, .507. 

Capt. Jethro, .507, 508, ,509. 
Churchwell, John, 104. 

John, 1.53, 154, 159. 

Jonathan, 99. 

Thomas, deposition of, 23. 

Capt. William, 366. 

Freeman, 282. 

Lieut. Thadeus, 4. 
Clarkson, M., letter of, 275. 
Clay, Rulord, 488. 
Clermont, Sieur Chev. de, 225. 
Clifford, Richd, 488. 

Clois, , 7. 

Clothes, soldiers in need of, 114. 
Clothing needed, 11. 
Cloyce, Nathaniel, 295. 

John, 275. 

Nathaniel, 275. 
Cochechoe I 19, .58, 71, 103, 115, 
Cocheco ( 248, 257, 269, 289, 334. 
Cochechoe River, 335. 
Cocheechlan, 1. 

Abraham, petition of, 466 ; 
pension granted to, 467. 

Philip, 376. 
Codfish, 196. 

Thomas, killed, 4:38. 

Mrs. Thomas, killed, 438. 

Abraham, 130, 131, 178, 179. 

Benjamin, 131. 

Natlianiel, petition 'of, 509; al- 
lowance to, 511. 

Samuel, 523. 
Colombes, Sieur de, 225. 
Colonial Congress to meet at New 

York, 52. 

to Alden, Capt. John, 327. 



Commission, continued. 

to Cliurcli, Benjamin, 344, 345. 
of tlie Commissary General, 78. 
to Danforth, Tliomas, 232. 
to Fless, Lieut. Gershom, 88. 
to Phipps, Sir William, 74. 
to Tike, Maj. Robert, 118. 
to Stoughton, William, 75. 
to Sugars, Gregory, 79. 
to Willard, Capt. Simon, 11. 
to Wiswall, Noah, 88. 
Commissioners, meeting of, at 

New York, 52, 93, 98. 
Commissions, form of, 71. 
Complaint against three soldiers, 
of Floyd, Capt. John, 141. 
against Joi'dan, Lieut. John, 38, 
39, 40, 41, 42, 43. 
Concord, 109. 
Condon, Capt. 134. 
Connecticut, asked to assist in de- 
fending the Province, 435; con- 
tributed little toward the war, 
449; enriched by the war, 473, 
mentioned, 63, 65, 69, 77, 93, 
94, 96, 111, 122, 242, 300, 468, 
479, 480. 
River, 122. 
Connedy expedition, 305. 
Constable, Henry Herrick, 523. 
Contributions for war expenses to 
be taken in the Colonies, 306, 
recommended for redemption of 
captives, 323. 
Convers, Capt. James, letter of, 
157, desired at Wells, 319; to ne- 
gotiate affairs with Indians, 321, 
324; desired that Ebenezer Hills 
be commissioned ensign, 327; 
his expenses in traveling, 328; 
instructions to, 175, 373; peti- 
tions of, 432, 433, 468,^504; sent 
to Pemaquid, 468; sent to re- 
deem captives, 505, 506; desires 
remuneration, 505; furnished sur- 
geon, 506; built fort, 506; hard of 
hearing, 506; allowance to, 507; 
mentioned. 140, 153, 100, 163, 
171, 186, 187, 234, 240, 273, 343, 
344, 408, 469, 524, 525, 526, 528. 
Cooke, Elislia, letter to, from 
Isaac Addington, 85; mentioned, 
16, 172, 183. 
Cooms, John, 158. 
Cooper & Jackson, letter to, 473. 
Corben Sound, 347. 
Corlard, 224. 

Corn needed, 9, 10; promised to 
Indians, 306; mentioned, 50. 

Cornwall County, 32, 33, 236, 252. 

Corsaires, 205. 

Corwin, Jonatlian, instructions 
for, SC}-, commission to, 87; re- 
port of, 92; mentioned, 99. 

Cotton, Jno., 299. 

Court, Superior, desired by York 
County, 395. 

Courtemanche, Sieur de, 146, 221. 

Craties. Mrs., 425. 

Craven, Lord, 135. 

Creek, Cornelius, 295. 

Crenier, Sieur, 220. 

Cresaty, M. de, 211. 

Croad, John, 426. 

Crofts, England, 519, 520. 

Cuck, Ed., 104. 

Curlings, Richard, testimony of, 

Curtice, Joseph, 91. 

Cut of Canco, 25. 

Cutis, Joseph, .54. 

Dr., 510. 
John, 478, 526. 

Cutt, Richard, 429. 

Cuttler, Capt.. 55. 


Damakiscotta Rivek, 121. 
Danforth, Thomas, commission to, 

2.32; mentioned, 16, 105, 233. 
Dartmouth, 121, 507. 
Davadge, William, 282. 
Daves, Lieut. Ambrose, 4. 
Davies, John, 382. 

Mr., 387, 388. 

Maj. Sylvanus, declaration of, 
142; petition of, 174, 178; 
mentioned, 3, 6, 8, 9, 11, 95, 
101, 122, 169, 331. 
Dean, Samuel, 411. 
Death of Gov. Sloughter, 275, 285. 
Debenture bill to be printed, 24. 
Debentures of soldiers examined, 
24; to be given to soldiers, 477; 
bought, 506; discounted, 509. 
Declaration of Davis, Sylvanus, 

Decrv, John, 516. 
Deerifield, 513. 
Deering, Henry, 79. 
De la Forest, Sieur, 193. 
Denbow, Peter, 517. 

Mary, 131, 178. 

William, testimony of, 178; men- 
tioned, 131. 



Dennes, James. 34. 

John, 241. 

Laurence, desired pay for his 

cattle, 241, 242; to be paid, 242. 

Marquis de, 192, 194, 195, 196, 
213, 215. 

Mary de, 196. 

of Allen, Lieut. John, 277. 

of Clark, Thomas, 23. 

of Emerson, Joseph, 20, 22. 

<if Gent, Thomas, 36. 

of Jackson, Benjamin, 402. 

of King, Capt. Daniel, 278. 

of March, Capt. John, 277, 400. 

of Miller, Isaac, 22. 

of Millford, Thomas, 387. 

of Mitchell, Robert, 383. 

of Moody, Caleb, 28. 

of Plimpton, Peter, 22. 

of Ray, Caleb, 37, 38. 

of Scott, Robert, 36, 38. 

of Sherborn, Capt. Samuel, 277. 

of Taylor, Edward, 35, 38. 

of VVhiticker, Jacob, 20, 22. 

of Winslow, Lieut. Samuel, 279. 
Davenport, Mr., 368. 
Dew ) Capt., 277, 278, 279, 283, 
Due i290. 
Dewando, 166. 
Dicurows, Richard, 488. 
Dier, Henry, 281. 

Andrew, order of, 358; men- 
tioned, 356, 357, 359, 369. 

Thomas, 313, 350, 365, 369. 
Dines, William, 34. 
Dockawondo, 255. 
Dodey, Moses, 421. 
Dole, Dr., 2.50. 
Doleberry, Capt., 132. 
Dolle, James, 282. 
Dolton, John, 34. 

Samuel, petition of, 529; petition 
answered, 531. 

Thomas, 502. 

Old, 235. 

Robert, 235. 
Dorchester, 160. 

Dover, 58, 103, 125, 282. 
Dow, Henry, letter of, 296. 
Downing, Joshua, 484. 
Downs, Thomas, letter of, 248. 
Dowys, the, 144. 
Drew, Richard, 158. 

Robert, 14, 15. 

Driver, continued. 

Sarah, 14, 15. 

Solomon, 15. 
Drunkenness prohibited, 82. 

Col., 235, 236. 

Timothy, 158. 
Due, see Dew. 

Jeremiah, 323. 

Rev. Shubael, letter of, 258; 
killed, 310, 314, 318, 320; men- 
tioned, 259. 

Mrs. Shubael, taken prisoner, 
310, 314; died, 327. 

Lieut. Gov. William, .342. 
Dunstable, 125, 408, 513. 
Durantaye, 218. 
Dutchmen, 96. 
Dymock, Capt. Thomas, 512. 


East Hampshibe, 126. 
Eastham, 479. 

Mr., 263. 

Pheasant, 386, 389. 
Eaton, , 160. 

Gov. John, letter of, 304. 

Eels, 202. 

Elizabeth, 516. 

Joseph, 517. 

Susanna. 516. 
Elizabeth, Queen, 461. 

Ellacott, , 34. 

Ellen, Nat., 104. 

EUenwood, John, petition of, 522; 

certificates concerning, 523; al- 
lowance to, 523. 
Embargo, 377. 

John, grant to, 49. 

Joseph, deposition of, 20, 22. 

James, 423, 425, 484, 490, 492, 

Samuel, 520. 
Ernes, Capt., 439. 

Judah, 517. 

Mary, 517. 
Encouragement to men, etc., to 
join the expedition against the 
French, 46, 02, 64. 

to prosecute tlie war of 1696, 



England, 50, 68, 119, 123, 159, 184, 
199, 209, 238, 308, 321, 345, 353, 
372, 380, 452, 453, 456, 400, 401, 
468, 474, 497, 519, 520. 

English, the, 150, 151, 306, 317, 
322, 329, 335, 340, 373, 374, 376, 
407, 411, 422, 457, 458, 480, 506. 

Enhault, 218, 219. 


Justice, 29. 
Daniel, 46, 52. 


attacked, 133. 
County, 89, 177, 522. 
Kegiment, 98, 105, 135, 1,36. 

Estabrooke, Tliomas, 525. 

Europe, 306, 322, 355. 

Everque, Sieur, 195. 

Everett, Capt. .John, letter of, 417; 
desired pay for his soldiers, 417; 
ordered to Piscataqua, 418 ; men- 
tioned, 412. 

Examination of French captives, 
55, 56. 

Exeter attacked by Indians, 132, 
133; mentioned, 125, 244, 246, 
249, 251, 281, 282, 289, 336. 

Extract from the Paris Gazette 
toucliing Phipps expedition to 
New England, 190. 


Faber, John, 313, 369, 372. 

Fabins, John, 360. 

Fairfax, Capt. Robert, order to, 
347; not ordered to return, 348. 

Falmouth, captured, 145: men- 
tioned, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 46, 55, 
91, 95, 122, 1.33, 135, 142, 145, 

Famine in York, 314. 

Farbanks, Mary, 516. 

Farthinige, John, 281. 

Fernald, William, 429, 484. 

Fevers, 157. 

Fight between Gov. Phipps and 
Capt. Short, 400. 

Fisheries, 450. 

Fiske, Lieut. Thomas, 443. 

Five Nations, the, 577. 

Flegg, Lieut. Gershom, commis- 
sion to, 88.' 

Flint, Capt. Thomas, 443. 

Flood I Capt. John, instructions 

Floyd j for, 113; taken prisoner, 
122; in command at Portsmouth 
and East Hampshire, 126; de- 
serter to be returned to, 140; 
complaint of, 141 ; goes to York, 

Fl*^*^- 1' ^'^P*- John, continued. 
310,' 314, letter of, 314; men- 
tioned, 133, 317, 320, 336, 362, 
367, .381, 382. 

Follet, Mr., 390. 

Follett, Capt. Nicholas, 374. 

Footman, Thomas, 381, 382, 383. 


Ann, 121, 331. 
Chambly, 211. 
Loyal, 4, 6, 11. 
Mary, 410, 423, 431, 447, 460. 
Royal, 30, 40. 

William Henry, 276, 400, 469. 
at Cape Neddick, 432. 
at Casco, 1.34, 1.55, 174, 340. 
at Falmouth, 55. 
at Great Island, 383, 390. 
at Hampshire, 383, 390. 
at Narrockcomegog, 517. 
at Pejepscot, 281. 
at Pemaquid, 1, 22, 37, 40, 353, 
400, 415, 446, 448, 452, 455, 464, 
466, 469, 470, 493, 494. 
at Saco, 411, 440, 441, 442, 445, 

447, 466, 506. 
at St. Johns, 129, 454. 
at Salmon Falls, 51, 57, 58. 
at Shabocter, 128, 129. 
at Star Island, 361. 
de Nelson, 194. 

Forts built by Andross were use- 
less, 120, 121. 


John, 31, 124. 
Capt. John, 400. 

Foxwell, Philip, 91. 

France, 123, 130, 151, 152, 208, 210, 
212, 217, 322, 345, 372, 4.52, 460, 
473, 474, 497, 514, 515. 

Franquelain, Sieur, 210. 

Frarey, Capt. Theophilus, 177. 

French, the, 1, 16, 34, 46, 50, 51, 52, 
55, 56, 58, 59, 60, 62, 64, 66, 69, 
74, 75, 84, 85, 90, 93, 97, 98, 102, 
106, 114, 119, 121, 128, 129, 130, 
132, 133, 134, 142, 145, 146, 147, 
148, 149, 150, 151, 159, 163, 165, 
172, 173, 174, 177, 183, 184, 180, 
188, 190, 196, 221, 230, 236, 238, 
305, 306, 312, 314, 317, 322, 325, 
327, 329, 338, 339, 340, 342, 345, 
350, 351, .353, 372, 373, 374, 377, 
379, 380, 381, 394, 405, 409, 412, 
422, 435, 436, 446, 447, 448, 449, 
450. 452, 456, 457, 471, 475, 476, 
486, 489, 495, 505, 512, 514, 515. 

Frier, see Fryer. 

Frigates needed in the province, 
450, 476. 



Frontenac, Louis de Buade, Count 
de, Gov. of Canada, 56, 14G, IGS, 
190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195, 19G, 
201, 209, 210, 212, 214, 215, 421. 

towns to be strengthened, 61. 
garrisons in need of help, 115. 
towns exposed by Audross, 120. 
towns defended, 122. 
Frontiers, proposals referring to 

tiie defense ol the, 513. 

Maj. Charles, letters of, 70, 101, 
265, 270, 343, 411, 420, 429, 430, 
431, 438, 440, to supply Chubb 
and Brackett, 409; petition of, 
434; mentioned, 18, 71, 86, 
91, 92, 99, 102, 103, 104, 105, 
112, 114, 134, 160, 233, 263, 266, 
267, 269, 286, 289, 394, 395, 427, 
443, 520, 521. 
Nich., 517. 
Simon, 521. 
Fryer, Capt. Nathaniel, letter of, 
310; mentioned, 104, 105, 277, 
278, 279, 341. 
Furnells, William, 91. 


GrAiGE, Lieut. Thomas, 443. 
Gaillar, M., 210. 
Gale, Mr., 132. 
Gardiner, Capt., 18. 
Gardner, Samuel, 177. 

Alcocks, 314. 

Engerson's, 99. 

Half Moon, 95. 

Haiuonds, 429. 

Heards, 71. 

Hellons, 132. 

Hodgdons, 73. 

Holmes, 57, 58, 249, 256. 

Jordans, 99. 

Lawrences, 95. 

Moralls, 260. 

Prebles, 314. 

Speneers, 57, 288. 

Storer's, 165, 166, 255, 294, 320, 
334, 335. 

Wiggins, 249. 

at Albany, 69, 77, 237. 

at iJerwiek, 91. 

at Black Point, 7, 91. 

at Blue Point, 4, 91. 

at Casco, 53, 91, 101, 102, 103, 

at Cape Neddick, 91, 255, 259. 

at Cochecha, 19, 71, 103, 115, 248, 
249, 257. 

Garrisons, continued. 

at Exeter, 249. 

at Falmouth, 7, 12, 145. 

at Kennebec, 337. 

at Kittery, 91, 411, 483, 513. 

at Newichwannock, 249, 256, 289. 

at Oyster River, 103, 115, 257. 

at Pejepscot, 337. 

at Pemaquid, 33, 180, 181, 252, 
353, 486, 487, 488, 489. 

at Port Royal, 111. 

at Portsmouth, 249. 

at Quenibonke, 331. 

at Saco, 4, 7, 12, 71, 91. 

at Sagadahoc, 122. 

at Salmon Falls, 19, 49, 71. 

at Scarborough, 12. 

at Spurwink,^4, 91, 102. 

at Wells, 91, 110, 122, 156. 164, 
176, 240, 253, 316, 398, 513. 

at Winter Harbor, 91. 

at Winter Harbor Neck, 91. 

at York, 91, 318, 320, 335, 513, 

in York County, 484, 485. 

built by Andross were useless, 
120, 121; not supplied by An- 
dross' trooj^s, 123. 

mentioned, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 13, 
32, 33, 64, 87, 95, 2.52, 255, 257, 
260, 264, 289, 291, 292, 293, 298. 
Gastineau, M. le., 221. 
Gatts, Steuen, 54. 
Gayle, Edmon, 376. 
Gedney, see Gidney. 
Gemeraye, Sieur de la, 218, 219. 
General Court, 

useless to call a, 308. 

not held at Hartford, 309. 
Gent, Thomas, deposition of, 36; 

mentioned, 38, 41, 42, 43, 44. 
Geree, Nathaniel, 158. 

Mr. (surgeon), 510. 

Capt. John, letter of, 248; men- 
tioned, 115, 248, 249. 
Gerrish' s mill, Capt., 334. 
Gibes, Matthew sr., .54. 
Gidney, Col. Bartholomew, ap- 
pointed commander-in-chief, 52; 

fetters of, 108, 109, 116, 154, 425, 

441, 465; list of captains with 

him, 443; to reenforce Church, 

445; to be supplied with pro- 
visions, 446; mentioned, 31, 173, 

233, 440, 445. 
Gilbert, Capt. Thomas, 80, 132, 305 
Giles, Thomas, 34. 
Gill, Saml., 517. 
Glasser, Mary, 516. 
Glesin, Joseph, 54. 



Gloucester, 341. 

Capt. Christopher, letter of, 290; 
to cruise betwixt the capes, 
290; orders to, 290, 291; men- 
tioned, 284, 289. 
John, 160. 

Gonisen, Elihu, 429. 

Gooch, James, 343. 

Gooden, , .58. 

Gooding il>--M84, 492, 499. 

Thomas, 492, 499. 
Goodl, Capt, 503. 
Goughe, Mr., 412. 

Edward, 365. 

Richard, 369. 
Gowen, Nicolas, 490. 
Grand Bank, 205. 

Peter, 499. 

to Emerson, John, 49. 

Joseph, testimony of, 34. 

Mary, testimony of, 34. 

Samuel, 54. 
Grayham, Ja., 29. 
Great Island, desired assistance, 

245; mentioned, 70, 116,140, 277, 

278, 279, 280, 289, 310, 326, 384, 

387, 389, 390, 441. 
Great Perchance, 1-30. 
Green Bush, 96. 

Marshall, 14. 

Capt. Nathaniel, 50. 
Greenland, 264. 

Greenleaf, Capt. Stephen, instruc- 
tions for, 112; letter of, 239; 

mentioned, 117, 136, 137, 258, 

260, 261, 328. 
Gregoram, Maj., 97. 
Grievances of Indians, 306. 
Griffin, Capt. Thomas, letter of, 

287; mentioned, 283, 287, 290. 
Gross, John, 23. 
Groton, 90, 125, 408, 468, 469, 513, 

GrufEort, Mr., 100. 
Guay, Chateau, 199, 201. 
Gullington, William, 488. 
Gullison, Elihu, 4. 
Gunnison, Elihu, 484. 
Gutch, Jon., 466. 


Hadley, 513. 
Hadlock, John, 160. 
Haies, William, 282. 

Ilakins, 139. 

Capt. Nathan, 4, 5. 
Nathaniel, petition of, 415; pen- 
sion of, 416. 

John, petition of, 330. 
John jr., 330. 

Capt. Jonathan, 58, 102. 104, 240, 
275, 295, 317, 394, 395, 513, 520. 
Capt. Joseph, petition in behalf 
of John Leighton, 409; men- 
tioned, 91, 347. 

Hammond's garrison attacked, 

Hastings, George, 140. 

Hatch, Capt. Nathaniel, instruc- 
tions to, 323, 378; letter of, 374; 
ordered to cruise on the coast, 
378; mentioned, 349, 380, 400. 

Hatfield, 513. 

Hathorne, see Hawthorne. 

Haverhill, 1, 125, 249,2.50. 261, 264, 
336, 408, 481, 513, 516, 517. 

Hawkins, John, 162, 165, 166, 234, 

Hawthorne, Lt. Col. John, in- 
structions for, 86 ; commission to, 
87 ; report of, 92 ; mentioned, 99, 
387, 454, 473. 

John sr., 54. 
Josiah sr., 54. 

Heard, Capt., 115. 

Heard's Garrison, 71. 

Hector, 411. 

Heden, Roger, 488. 

Hegan, Samson, 235. 

Hellon, Capt., 132. 

Herdin, John, 488. 

Hertel, Sieur de, 219, 221, 222, 

Hicks, Serj. Richard, 95. 

Hierons, Les, 198. 

Higen, Ned, 166. 

Higgaman, Jane, 517. 

Maj., 425. 
Capt. John, 177. 
John jr., 173. 

Higuers, the; 144. 


Capt., 431, 443. 

John, letters of, 273, 410, 423, 
466; desired furlough, 466; men- 
tioned, 4, 275, 294, 303, 317. 


Mrs. Capt. ,442. 

Ebenezer, James Convers de- 
sired that he be commissioned 
ensign, 327. 



Hinchman, Maj. T., in command 

on the Merrimac River, 122; 

letter of, 376, 377; mentioned, 

Hinckley, Thomas, letter of, 307; 

mentioned, 16 
Hincks, Mr., 387, 388, 389. 
Hindrick, Joseph, 296. 
Hinkes, John, 17. 
Hinksman, Peter, 296. 
Hirst, William, 173, 
Hobert, John, 104. 

Abigail, 73. 

Benony, 73, 91, 499. 
Hodges, Richard, 38, 39. 
Hog Island, 357, 360, 361. 

Province of, see Nevr Hampshire. 

Regiment, 98. 
Hampton, 260, 261, 281, 296, 297, 

Hamvrell, Capt., 431. 
Hancock, John, 429. 
Hanson, Timothy, 248. 
Hardin, Dr., 14. 
Hartford, 96, 309. 
Harvey, Capt. Thomas, 247. 
Hascoll, Roger, 523. 
Hasten, Thomas, 296. 
Hollanders, 196, 208. 
Holmes, Thomas, 57, 58, 92. 
Holoway, Capt. Jacob, 276. 
Homes, see Holmes. 
Honniwell, see Hunnewell. 
Honnyv^ell, Richard, petition of, 

477, 479. 
Hooke, Capt. Francis, letters of, 

244, 256, 276, 288, 310, 317, 320, 

343, .346; mentioned, 71, 104, 2.55, 

2.59, 286, 384, 385, 386, 389, 390, 

391,'394, 395, 397, 434, 504. 
Hope Hood, 57, 58, 144. 
Hopkins, Ri., 180, 181. 
Hosta, Sieur d', 218, 225. 

John, 517. 

yteven, 517. 

Steven, jr., 517. 
Hourglass wanted, 9. 

Bay, 194, 203. 

lUver, 184. 
Huet, ,104. 

Serj. Joseph, 95. 
Hunnewell, Capt. Jno., 91, 427, 431. 
Hunniwell, Lieut. Richard, 4, 255, 


Benja., 517. 

Jona, 517. 

Hutchinson, , 160. 

Eliakim, 520. 

Col. Elisha, instructions to, 160, 
162, 324; letters of, 334, 338, 
340; to inquire into demands 
of soldiers, 496; report of, 497; 
mentioned, 59, 105, 327, 328, 
333, 336, 337, 352, 362, 367. 


Iberville, Sieue d', 194, 204. 
Illegal payments, 469, 470. 
Illinois, 193. 

of men for the expedition to 

Nova Scotia, 62. 
of provisions, 124. 
Indians, 1, 2, 12, 15, 16, .32, .33, 34, 
36, 49, 50, 51, .52, 55, 56, 58, 
60, 64, 66, 67, 68, 74, 75, 77, 
81, 85, 90, 93, 98, 102, 106, 114, 
120, 122, 123, 128, 132, 133, 
134, 1.39, 142, 143, 145, 147, 148, 
149, 150, 151, 152, 1.59, 162, 
163, 165, 166, 168, 170, 172, 
175, 176, 177, 183, 184, 186, 
189, 196, 209, 221, 223, 224, 
227, 230, 231, 2,33, 234, 236, 
238, 239, 243, 251, 252, 253, 
258, 259, 262, 266, 271, 278, 
280, 281, 285, 288, 296, 301, 
303, 306, 310, 312, 314, 315, 
316, 317, 320, 321, .324, 325, 
326, 327, 329, 334, 335, 338, 
339, 340, 343, 344, 345, 350, 
351, 356, 372, 374, 376, 377, 
381, 394, 403, 405, 407, 409, 
410, 411, 413, 417, 420, 423, 
429, 430, 435, 436, 438, 439, 
440, 446, 448, 452, 456, 463, 
465, 468, 471, 472, 475, 486, 
494, 495, 505, 510, 512, 515, 
516, 517, 522, 526. 
Friendly, 89, 96, 135, 136, 137, 
138, 140, 147, 148, 236, 282, 303, 
480, 507, 508, 509, 514. 

Lieut. George, 4. 
Jno., 95. 
for Alden, Capt. John, 5, 162, 

for Captains Alden and Convers, 

for Carey, Matthew, 421. 
for commissioners to meet at 

Wells, 231. 
for Convers, Capt. James, 175, 



Instructions, continued. 

for Floyd, Capt. John, 113. 

for Greenleaf, Capt. Stephen, 

for Hatche, Capt. Nathaniel, 323. 

for Ilutclilnson, Maj. Elisha, 324. 

for Johnson, Capt. William, 83. 

for Phipps, Sir William, 80, 81. 

for Tike, Maj. Robert, 117, 160. 

for Southack, Capt. Cyprian, 
339, 379. 

for Stoughton and Sewall, 76. 

for Willard, Capt. Simon, 12. 

for Willey, Capt. Edward, 351. 

for Wiswall, Capt. Noah, 89. 

for Wood, James, 110. 
Ipswich, 117, 131, 281, 282, 297, 

357, 358, 359, 442, 465, 495. 
Ireland, 345, 372, 474, 497. 
Irish, 34. 

Iroquois, the, 192, 193, 194, 195, 
198, 204, 206, 207, 208, 209, 
213, 217, 218, 225, 228, 229. 

La Mission d', 198. 

de Manat, 208. 

de Montreal, 192, 218, 224. 

of Orleans, 151, 152. 

of Shoals, petition of inhabitants 
of, 312; soldiers needed at, 
313, 350; attack feared, 350; 
soldiers sent to, 351; soldiers 
at, 356, 358, 360; Willy's ac- 
count of people and condition 
at, 358, 368; naturally well 
fortified, 361 ; address of some 
of the people of, to the gov- 
ernor and council, 362; a por- 
tion of the inhabitants re- 
fuse to sustain expenses, 363, 
371 ; principal inhabitants of, 
369, letter to inhabitants of 
369,371; mentioned, 140,283, 
290, 333, 340, 341, 357, 372, 375, 
390, 425. 

Percy, 151. 
Ive, John, 352. 


Dr., 521. 

Benjamin, deposition of, 402; 
mentioned, 348, 349, 464. 

Robt., 488. 
Jacob, John, petition of, 17. 

II., the French fighting for him, 
146, 147; mentioned, 191, 305. 

Lieut. Benj., 443. 

Owel, 488. 

Jent, see Gent. 

Jerseys, the, 77. 

Jesuits, the, 149, 150, 198, 210, 455. 

Jewell, Capt. Nathaniel, 323. 

Jewell's Island, 280, 282. 


Nath., 126, 135, 136, 137. 

Xchemiah, 399,401, 402. 
Job (Indian), 507, 508, 509. 
John's River, 301. 

Capt., 96. 

Francis, 34. 

Capt. William, instructions to, 
83; mentioned, 35, 83. 

Lawrence, 34. 

William, 488. 
Jordan, Lieut. John, complaint 

against, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42,43, tes- 
timony in his defense, 44, 46; 

mentioned, 35, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 

43, 44, 91. 
Jourdan, see Jordan. 
Judge of Admiralty needed, 454. 
Jueli's Island, see Jewell's Island. 
Jweles, Lieut., 107. 


Kacheta, 2, 3. 

Katter, Mary, 517. 

Keane, David, 281. 

Kelly, Roger, 313, 350, 360, 365, 

369, 372. 
Kennebec, 126, 234, 414. 

Country, 326. 

Garrison at, 337. 

Indians, 187. 

River, 21, 36, 165, 221, 241. 
Kennebunk, 91, 122. 
Kenowonit, 234, 235. 
Keskebee, 221. 
Ketch belonging to Arnall and 

Knott impressed, 332, 333; of 

Capt. Thomas Parker impressed, 

332, 368. 
Kidd, Capt., 242, 278. 
Kindel, John, 526. 
King, Capt. Daniel, instructions 

to, 261, 270, 291; letters of, 264, 

268, 282; deposition of, 278; 

mentioned, 263, 264, 265, 267, 

270, 277, 278, 281, 286, 288, 292, 

Kinsley, John, petition of, 130; 

mentioned, 178, 179. 
Kitchen, Robert, 173. 
Kittery, petitions of, 397, 490; begs 
to be relieved from taxation, 
398; tax abated, 401; desires 



Kittei'y, continued. 

taxes rebated, 424, 427, 482; 
mentioned, 58, 70, 91, 92, 125. 
244, 256, 276, 282, 288, 317, 344^ 
346, 383, 384, 385, 386, 389, 390, 
391, 392, 409, 411, 420, 423, 
424, 429, 431, 440, 441, 484, 
490, 491, 513, 517. 
roint, 320. 

Knight, Capt. John, 443. 

Knott, Capt. Andrew, 332, 368. 

La Roy, P., 94. 

Labenaquy, 198. 

Labrador, 203. 

Labry, 218. 

Ladd, Ensign, 282. 

Lade, Daniel, 516. 

Lagroue | Peter, petition of, 527 ; 

Legroove ( allowance to, 527; 

mentioned, 494, 495, 527. 
Laguy, M. de, 204. 

Champlain, 207, 224. 

Erie, 194, 195. 

St. Pierre, 225. 

Superior, 204. 

de Thomascanung, 196. 
Lakeman, Wm., 313, 365, 369. 

John, 141. 

Jonathan, 421. 
Lancaster, 125, 408, 513, 516, 517. 
Larrison, Thomas, 281. 
Lassalle, Sieur de, 193, 203. 
Lawrence, Robert, 4, 95, 488. 
Lead captured at York, 314. 
Legendra, Augustine, 518. 

John, 1. 

Capt. Samuel, 50. 

John, petition of, 409. 

Robert, 282. 
Lcisler, Gov. Jacob, letters from 

Bradstreet, 65, 67, 110; men- 
tioned, 63, 68, 94, 96, 97. 
Letters of, 

Addington, Isaac, 85, 464. 

Alcock, Capt. Job, 319. 

Alden, John, and others, 295. 

Allyn, John, 309. 

Andrews, Elisha, 1.56. 

Baker, John, .o24, -526. 

Banton, William, 134. 

Bigot, Vincent, 455, 463. 

Brackett, Anthony, 426, 427. 

Bradstreet, Humphrey, 310. 
Gov. Simon, 65, 67, 183, 271, 
285, 291. 

Letters of, continued. 
Buckley, Richard, 263, 299. 
Bull, Henry, 80. 
Burroughs,. Rev. George and 

others, 294, 316. 
Chubb, Capt. Pasco, 412, 426. 
Church, Maj. Benjamin, 241,445. 
Clarkson, M., 275. 
Convers, Capt. James, 157. 
Dennis, Laurence, 242. 
Dow, Henry, 296. 
Downs, Thomas, 248. 
Dummer, Rev. Shubael, 258. 
Eaton, Gov. John, 304. 
Everett, Capt. John, 417. 
Floyd, Capt. John, 314. 
Frost, Maj. Charles, 70, 101, 104, 
105,343, 411, 420, 429, 431, 438, 
Fryer, Capt. Nathaniel, 310. 
Gerrish, Capt. John, 248. 
Gidney, Col. Bartholomew, 154, 

425, 441, 444, 465. 
Goofe, Capt. Christopher, 290. 
Governor and Council, 96, 251, 

267, 270, 283. 
Greenleaf, Capt. Stephen, 239. 
Griffin, Thomas, 287. 
Hatch, Nathaniel, 374. 
Hill, John, 273, 319, 410, 423, 

447, 466. 
Hinchman, Maj. F., 376. 
Hinckley, Thomas, 307, 308. 
Hooke, Capt. Francis, 244, 256, 
276, 288, 310, 317, 320, 343, 346. 
Hutchinson, Elisha, 334, 336, 338, 

Littlefield, Francis, 274. 
March, Capt. John, 293. 
Martyn, Richard, 243, 249, 292. 
Noyes, Capt. Thomas, 257. 
Pike, John, 419. 

Pike, Maj. Robert, 100, 108, 138, 
139, 140, 246, 250, 2.54, 258, 
Pound, Thomas, 134. 
Redford, William, 438. 
Saltonstall, Maj. Nathaniel, 247. 
Sergent, Edward, 101. 
Sloughter, Gov. Henry, 328. 
Smith, Nicolas, 114. 
Southack, Capt. Cyprian, 127. 
Stoughton, Lieut. Gov. William, 
409, 412, 418, 430. 439, 445, 473.- 
Sunderland, Nathaniel, 406. 
Usher, Mr., 131. 

Vaughan, Maj. William, 99, 115, 
155, 243, 248, 249, 257, 259, 265, 
270, 288, 292, 298, 303, 326, 327, 
Weems, Lieut. James, 521. 



Letters of, continued. 

Welch, Jolin, 403. 

Wheelwrifjht, Samuel, 103, 240. 

Wincom, Capt. Daniel, 230. 

to agents of the Massachusetts 
Colony in England, 1(57. 

Leisler, Gov. Jacob, 110. 

Nicholson, Gov., 187- 

Phipps, Sir William, 106. 

Plymouth, R. I., and Connecti- 
cut, 300. 

Privy Council, 4.>1. 

Sloughter, Gov. Henry, 18-5. 

Wainwright, Mr., 3.5.5. 

Willy, Capt. Edward, 35.5, 358, 
367, 369, 371. 
Leverett, John, 524, 531. 
License to keep an inn desired by 

Makarty, 307. 
Lilly, George, 282. 
Lincoln County, England, 519. 
Lindall, Timothy, 173. 
List of men under Lieut. James 

Weems, 488. 

Litherby, , 425. 


Mrs., 510. 

Francis, letter of, 274; men- 
tioned, 91, 317. 

John, 91, 187, 275, 294, 317, 343. 

Josiah, 438. 

Mrs. Josiah, 438. 

Moses, 519. 

Samuel, 91. 

Widow, 91. 
Little River, 191. 
Livingston, Robert, 63, 67, 68. 
Locker, Capt., 23. 
Lockhart, Capt., 20, 21, 23, 122. 
Loftos, Matthew, 141. 
London, 111, 112, 129, 186, 188, 

Long Island, 375. 

Francis, 34. 

John, 115. 

Nathan, 499. 
Louvigny, Sieur de, 218, 219, 225. 
Love, Mr., 51, 58. 
Loyde, Edward, 519. 
Luffkins, Jacob, petition of, 495, 

496; allowance to, 497. 
Lyford, Francis, 140. 
LVnde, Joseph, 47, 51, 160, 173, 

175, 177, 242. 
Lynn, 14, 109,511. 


McGregoky, Col., 121. 
McKellum's wharf, 400. 

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Maciiew, Timothy, 281. 

Macquait j , 

Maquoit ( l^-^> ^»1. 282, ..20. 

Madakwando, .see Madockawando. 
Madelaine, 198. 
Madockawando, 145, 140, 326. 
Maine, Province of, soldiers to be 

drawn from, 19; petition to the 

king, 1689, 32; garrisons, sol- 
diers, etc., in 1690, 91; men- 
tioned, 3, 6, 9, 11, 40, 69, 72, 85, 

86,93, 102, 103, 110, 116, 117, 118, 

134, 142, 105, 173, 233, 238, 281, 

291, 301, 302, 383, 391, 480. 
Makarty, Charles, petition of, 366. 
Maiden, Thomas, 158. 
Mallago Island, 361. 
Malt, 50. 

Manath, 212, 213, 214, 217. 
Mauatte, 204, 206, 207, 208, 212, 

215, 217. 

Capt, 21, 36, 37, 45. 

Lieut. Jacob, 444. 

Nicholas, 34. 
Manquas, 64, 69, 77, 132, 149, 150, 

151, 152, 230, 236, 253, 285. 
Mappelston, Thomas, 488. 
Marblehead, 1, 358, 425. 

Mr., 412. 

Lieut. James, 443. 

Capt. John, instructions to, 261 ; 
letters of, 264, 268, 282, 293; 
letters to, 270; orders to, 291; 
deposition of, 400, 401; pay of, 
505; mentioned, 203, 264, 265, 
267, 268, 270, 278, 279, 282, 286, 
288, 292, 293, 297, 303, 442, 443, 
444, 466, 494. 
Mares Point, 380. 
Marks of, 

Ambrose, Richard, 313, 365. 

Brown, John, 41, 44. 

Cock, Abraham, 467. 

Dony, Old, 235. 

Dony, Rob, 235. 

Ellenwood, John, 523. 

Hegan, Samson, 235. 

Hodgdon, Abigail, 73. 

Honneywell, Richard, 478. 

Keuowonit, 235. 

Lakeman, William, 313, 365. 

Miller, Isaac, 23. 

Mills, Henry, 41, 44. 

Monunkte, 235. 

Paine, John, 34. 

Parlor, Thomas, 523. 

Ryall, John, 34. 

Sabadis, 235. 



Marks of, continued. 

Scott, Robert, 3G, 41. 

Taylor, Isaac, 41, 44. 

Thompson, Bartholomew, 73. 

Thompson, John, 73. 

Tontomegon, 235. 

Tower, John, 41. 

Wesombonet, 235. 

Wilcot, William, 36, 41, 42, 44. 
Marlborough. 125, 408. 

Benjamin, 173. 

Manasseh, 173. 
Martin's Vineyard, 509. 
Martyn, Richard, letters of, 51, 57, 

59, 243, 249, 292; mentioned, 71, 

102, 103, 104, 105, 286. 
Mary, Queen, 76, 78, 82, 118, 146, 

162, 179, 233, 235, 278, 345, 349, 

Maryland, 52, 94, 236. 

Jonr., 91. 

Joseph, 488. 

Richard, 92. 
Massachusetts, 11, 12, 16, 41, 43, 

53, 55, 75, 76, 78, 79, 80, 84, 87, 

93, 94, 107, 110, 117, 120, 122, 130, 

162, 181, 182, 234, 237, 262, 268, 

269, 276, 278, 288, 310, 312, 323, 

325, 331, 332, 333, 344, 348, 355, 

362, 365, 366, 372, 375, 382, 386, 

390, 393, 395, 402, 409, 413, 414, 

430, 432, 434, 438, 441, 447, 466, 

468, 460, 471, 474, 477, 479, 482, 

485, 490, 493, 495, 496, 498, 504, 

507, 509, 514, 518, 522, 527, 528, 

Masterson, Abial, 517. 
Masts, 394, 399, 449. 
Mather, Rev. Increase, 172, 182. 
Mathers, Mr., 302. 
Matthews, Daniel, 158. 
Maugras, Sieur, 221. 
Mayhew, Mr., 375. 
Medero, 411. 
Medicines, wanted in the army, 

311; a list of, 311. 
Mellose, Capt., 132. 
Mellows, Capt., 132. 
Menneval, Sieur de, 221, 226, 227. 
Merrimac River, 56, 89, 122, 262, 

325 441. 
Merryland, 518, 519. 
Mexico, 203. 
Middlecott, Richard, 50. 

County, 89, 177, 468, 505. 

Regiment, 98, 105, 135, 136. 
Milborne, Jacob, 96, 97. 
Milbury, Henry, 397, 500, 504. 


at Falmouth, 10. 

Capt. Gerishe's, 334. 
Milbery, Dorathy, 517. 

Isaac, testimony of, 22, 23. 

James, petition of, 49. 
Millford, Thomas, 385, 387, 389. 

at Newichwannock, 243. 

Henry, 41, 42, 43, 44. 
Milton, order to constable of, 179; 

mentioned, 130. 
Miner, Capt., 20. 
Missilimakinac, 218, 219. 

Forts de, 194. 
Mitchell, Capt. Robert, deposi- 
tion of, 383, 389; mentioned, 386, 

387, 390, 391. 
Mohawks, 173. 

Sb! capt. 404, 405. 

Molton, Jonathan, 296 

Molue (codfish), 196 

Mon Royall, 376 

Money cannot be raised by tax in 

Rhode Island, 305. 
Montague, M., 223, 224. 
Montreal, 97, 190, 192, 193, 198, 

199, 200, 207, 218, 219, 224, 225, 
. 230, 376. 

Caleb, deposition of, 28-30. 

Joshua, appointed chaplain, 63; 
mentioned, 83. 

Samuel, petitions of, 528, 529; 
allowance to, 529; served in 
garrison at York, 529; town of 
York desires help to sustain 
him, 530. 
Mooer, Robert, 411. 
Moore, John, 385. 
Moquaito, see Macquait. 

Capt., 249. 

Bennony, 296 
Morels, Jno., 91. 
Moriall. 151, 152, 153. 
Morrall, Jacob, 260. 
Morris, Jno., 478. 
Morton, Abel, 517. 
Morue (codfish), 196. 
Motte, Sieur. de la, 225 
Moulton, Jeremiah, 397, 500, 504. 

Desert, 453 

Royal, 97 
Moussom River, 410 
Moxes, 245, 255, 326. 
Murreday, James, 488. 
Myhan, Paul, 488. 




Nahant, 341. 
Natasket, 290, 291. 
Xarragansett, 52.5. 

fight, 416. 
Narrockcomegog, 517. 
Nashua, 513. 
Naskeag, 380. 
Nason, Benjamin, 492, 499. 
Natombomet I .^~ .^^ ^-d* 
Natumbomt ( ^^''^ ^^^^ 2.34. 
Neff, Wra., 282. 
Nell, Amie, 517. 
Mr., 375. 
Fort de., 194. 

John, petition of, 514, desires 
remuneration for his loss; the 
irregular exchange of prison- 
ers, 515; to be reimbursed, 
516; mentioned, 26, 28, 31. 
New Dartmouth, 20, 37, 38, 41, 

42, 43, 44, 121. 
New England, 119, 120, 123, 1.35, 
149, 165, 173, 182, 189, 190, 191, 
193, 216, 217, 236, 237, 310,322, 
332, 333, 345, .348, 362, 366, 372, 
382, 386, 390, 391, 393, 395, 400, 
402, 409, 413, 414, 447, 466, 468, 
470, 471, 474, 477, 479, 482, 486, 
489, 490, 493, 498. 504, 509, 514, 
518, .522, 527, 528, 530. 
France, 37, 40, 45, 189, 190. 
Hampshire, to be asked to as- 
sist in defending the Province, 
435; benefited, yet uncon- 
cerned, 446; contributed noth- 
ing toward the war, 449; men- 
tioned, 16, 86,87, 117, 118, 165, 
173, 243, 281, 291, 301, 302, 383, 
386, 390, 391, 392, 412, 418, 420, 
431, 438, 440, 446, 480, 513. 
London, 365, 479. 
Plymouth, see Plymouth. 
Port, 307. 
Town, 121, 381. 

York, meeting of commissioners 
at, 52, 93, 98; mentioned, 
32, 37, 40, 63, 64, 67, 68, 69, 
75, 76, 77, 80, 86, 94, 120, 142, 
144, 146, 147, 149, 185, 192, 
206, 213, 214, 217, 230, 234, 
237, 278, 328, 329, 419. 
York, Governor of, 307, 308. 
Newbury, 28, 136, 258, 261, 282, 

293, 302,421. 
Newcastle, 407. 

Newfoundland, 127, 129. 130, 169, 

Newfoundland, continued. 

Banks of, 4.54. 
Newichawannock, Indians appear 

at, 243; help called for, 243, 249; 

enemy continue near, 256, 257; 

boy captured at, 259; mentioned, 

49, 269, 288, 297, 298, 334, 335, 

336, 424, 441, 517 
News from New England, 189. 
Newton, Mr., 271. 

Thomas, 230, 235, 237. 
Nicholas, John, 180. 
Nicholson, Gov., letter to, 187. 
Nicolas, Sieur, 218. 
Nilson, Sieur de, 213. 
Nonunkte, 235. 
Nopye, Sam., 507, 508, 509. 
Norcros, Samuel, 296. 
Norridgewock, 407. 

Thomas, 72, 73. 

Yarmouth, 142, 143. 
Northhampton, 513. 
Norwich, 479. 

Nova Scotia, answer of the coun- 
cil in relation to the expedition 

against, 30; mentioned, 51, 60, 

62, 67, 68, 77, 78, 79, 83, 85, 129, 

159, 449, 473. 

Joseph, sr., 54. 

Peter, sr., 54. 

Capt. Thomas, letter of, 257; 
mentioned, 117, 


Oakes, Thomas, 172, 183. 

Oats, 50. 

^born 1.525 

Oburne ) 

Odiorne, Phillip, .365, 369. 

Offers to men and merchants to 

assist in reducing the French 

Provinces, 25, 31, 46, 62, 84, 85, 


Nathaniel, 31, .50. 

Robert, 104. 
Ontawacs, 193, 196. 
Orange, 206, 207, 208, 214. 

Prince of, 29, 147, 191. 

for better strengthening the 
eastern parts, 136. 

relating to New Hampshire and 
Maine soldiers, 173. 

to several majors to collect pro- 
visions for the soldiers, 304. 

to hold town meeting. 497. 



Order, continued. 

to Dimond, Andrew, 357. 

to Fairfax, Capt. Robert, 347, 

to Short, Capt Richard, 347, 
Ordinary at Yarmouth, 416 
Org, Brugan, 488. 
Osgood, Christopher, 174. 
Ossepe, 165. 

Outawaces, les, 193, 196, 
Outslan, Capt. John, 149. 
Oyster River, 23. 103, 115, 289, 334, 

336, 381, 383, 516, 517. 


Beathia, 516. 

John, 34. 

Judge, 29. 

John, 4. 
Papists, 305. 

Paris Gazette, extracts from, 190. 

Capt. James, 90. 

John, 241. 

Mary, 517. 

Mehitable, 516. 

Noah, 385. 

Capt. Thomas, his ketch im- 
l^ressed, 332, 368. 

William, 175. 

Humpr., 433. 

Joseph, 124. 
Parsons, 460, 461. 

Capt., 132. 

Hannah, 519. 
Partridge, Mr., 163. 
Pascf.taqua,45, 55, 112, 113, 1.34, 136, 

153, 160, 171, 184, 243, 284, 310, 

324, 339, 340, 341, 347, 367,373, 

382, 418, 439. 

River, 1, 3. 58, 99, 163, 277, 278, 

279,290, 302, 383, 390, 424, 452. 
Passamaquoddy, 404. 
Patishall, Edward, 276. 
Patridge, William, 235. 
Paxton, Capt, 439, 452. 
Payments, illegal, 470. 
Peakess, Mr., 375. 
Pearce, William, 520. 
Peas, 50. 

Pechepscut, see Pejcpscot. 
Pegge, Edward, petition of, 53 
Peirce, Lt. Col., letter to, 439, 440. 
Pejepscot, 121, 165, 281, 282. 

Garrison at, 337. 

Pemaquid, soldiers at, ill treated, 

20, 23; plot against, 37, 40, 41, 

44; mentioned, 36, 37, 45, 123, 

180, 193, 198, 237, '347. 348, 349, 

353, 400, 401, 403, 412, 413, 415, 

416, 417, 418, 419, 443, 446, 448, 

449, 452, 455, 464, 467, 468, 469, 

486, 487, 488, 489, 490, 493, 494, 

Pemcuit, 193, 198. 
Peniman, Samuel, 107. 
Pennacook, 165, 376, 517. 
Pennsylvania. 208, 216. 
Penny, Charles, 115. 
Penobscot, 25, 234, 276, 340, 373, 

376, 380, 413, 414. 

granted to Cock, Abraham, 467. 

of Hall, ^"athaniel, 416. 
Penwacheg 1 t -u cat mo trvn 
Penwatcheage [ J«^' ^0^' ^^8, 509. 
Pepperell, Sir William, petition of, 

386, 387, 390-392; mentioned, 91, 

384, 389, 392. 
Pere, 209. 

Not to entertain soldiers except 
by order of authority, 358. 

Abraham, petition of, 47, 48. 

Ensign David, 242. 
Perrot, M., 209, 219, 227. 
Pescadouet, 220. 
Peterson, John, 488. 
Petition of 

Alden, John, 413. 

Arden, William, 55. 

Barwick, 499. 

Bowers, John, 53. 

Chubb, Pasco, 469. 

Church, Benjamin, 479. 

Cock, Abraham, 466. 

Collins, Nathaniel, 509. 

Convers, James, 468, 504. 

Davis, Sylvanus, 174, 178. 

Donell, Samuel, 529. 

Driver, Robert and Sarah, 14. 

Ellenwood, John, 522. 

Footman, Thomas, 381, 382. 

Frost, Maj. Charles, 434. 

Hall, Nathaniel, 415. 

Hammond, John, 330. 

Hammond, Joseph, 409. 

Honnywell, Richard, 477. 

Two Indians, 507. 

Inhabitants of Salem, 173. 

Inhabitants of Isle of Shoals, 
312, 3.m 

Jacob, John, 17. 

Kinsley, John, for child of Abra- 
ham Collins, 130. 

Kittery, 397, 423, 482, 490. 



Petition of, continued. 

Lagroue 1 p^ter, 527. 

Legroove / ' 

Luffkins, Jacob, 495. 

Markarty, Charles, 366. 

Miller, James, 49. 

Moody, Samuel, 528. 

Nelson, John, 514. 

Pegge, Edward, 53. 

Pepperell, Sir William, 386, 390. 

Perkins, Abraham, 47. 

Phillips, Timothy, 495, 

Pope, Seth, 507. " 

Preble, Abram, 500. 

Province of Maine, 1689, to the 

King, 32. 
the Queen, of merchants in Eng- 
land, who have concerns in 
New England, 119. 
Eogers, Eliezer, 512. 
Kyly, Jane, 126. 
Scarborough, 331. 
Sparks, John, 47. 
Stover, Elizabeth, 4.32. 
Tomson, William, 401. 
Weemes, James, 180, 485. 
Wells, 342, 395, 471. 
Wheelwright, John, 393, 395, 

396, 398. 
Wheelwright, Samuel, 484. 
Willy, Edward, as attorney, 332, 

Wing, John, 493 . 
Pelkin. William, 94. 
Phillip, 313. 
John, 105. 

Timothy, petition of, 495; allow- 
ance to, 497. 
Constantine, 355. 
Samuel, 524. 

Sir William, commission of, 74; 
instructions for, 80, 81; letter 
from Gov. Bradstreet, 106; 
mentioned, 62, 78, 79, 83, 84, 
85, 100, 111, 127, 128, 148, 149, 
184, 187, 190, 191, 226, 332, 
333, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 
348, 349, 386, 390, 391, 393, 
395, 397, 400, 402, 403, 413, 
414, 415, 464, 468, 493, 505, 
Pickerin, Capt.,298. 
Pickering, John, 382. 
Pierson, Lieut. Jer., 443. 
Pigwocket, 139, 165. 

John, letter of, 419. 
Maj. Robert, letters of, 100, 108, 
138, 139, 140, 246, 250, 254, 

Pike, Maj. Robert, continued. 

258, 260; instructions to, 117, 
160, 162; commission of, 118; 
125; order to Capt. Floyd, 140; 
allowance to, 174;letter to, 296; 
mentioned, 136, 153, 156, 2.33, 
246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 256, 297. 
Pirates, 77, 80, 340. 
Piscataqua, see Pascataqua. 
Icabod, 104. 
James, 57, 58, 397, 429, 500, 502, 

Lieut. Jno., 243, 283, 289. 
William, 51, 64. 
Plaisteds, the, 64. 

(Mass.), 5, 16, 77, 93,94, 137, 139, 

242, 302, 416, 479, 512. 
(R. I.), 300. 
Colony, 3o7. 
County, 479. 
Soldiers, 9. 
Pljmpton, Peter, testimony of, 22; 

mentioned, 54. 
Point Garrison, 3. 
Pointe aux Trembles, 224. 
Policy, John, 520. 
Pope, Seth, petition of, 507, 508. 
Nelson, 149, 194, 204. 
Royal, captured, 127; men- 
tioned, 15, 25, 27, 30, 46, 59, 81, 
82, 97, 111, 159, 184, 205. 212, 
214, 226, 227, 281, 287, 340, 
373, 374, 376, 379, 380, 449, 
493, 514. 
Portneuf, Sieur de, 146, 148, 220, 

223, 226, 227. 
Portsmouth, needs relief, 115, 
117; short of provision, 336; 
alarm at, 338; provisions to be 
sent to, 446; mentioned, 17, 51, 
57, 70, 102, 104, 126, 140, 141, 
155, 157, 163, 243, 248, 249, 255, 
257, 259, 264, 265, 268, 270, 278, 
279, 280, 282, 288, 289, 292, 298, 
299, 303, 310, 326, 327, 334, 336, 
338, 340, 342, 383, 386, 438, 441, 
444, 445, 520. 
Pound, Thomas, letter of, 134. 
Prairies, Riviere des, 225, 
Praston, Ralph, 488. 
Pratt, Edward, 520. 
Lieut., 314. 

Abram, petition of, 500; desires 
to be reimbursed, 500; to 
be paid, 500; bill of, 501 
order to Sayer, 502; attested 



Preble, Abram, continued. 

Alcock's bill, 503; account of, 
504; mentioned, 397. 
Prentice, Capt. Tho., 330. 
Prerie, La, 198. 
Price, John, 173. 

Prisoners, bounty offered for the 
capture of, 436; not exchanged 
according to agreement, 515. 
Privateer at Block Island, 252. 
Privateers, 17, 132, 140, 277, 278, 

279, 280, 283, 287. 
Privy Council, 451, 476. 
Proposals of 
Nelson, John, 26. 
by the Committee of Militia of 
Salem, 302. 
Ebenezer, 18, 19, 24, 25, 28, 49, 
52, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 98, 124, 
Joseph, letters of, 7, 8, 10;let- 

ter to, 6; mentioned, 5. 
Timothy, 155. 
Provisions, commissioners to im- 
press, 124; short at Portsmouth, 
York, and Wells, 336, 337. 
Provost, Sieur, 211. 
Pursley, William, 281. 


Quamphegon, 57. 

Quebec, 56, 69, 142, 146, 148, 150, 
151, 152, 168, 190, 194, 195, 197, 
200, 204, 206, 207, 211, 212, 215, 
219, 221, 224, 225, 226, 229, 230, 
286, 238, 333, 347, 515. 

Quenibonke, garrison at, 331. 

Quincy, Edmvmd, letter to Gover- 
nor and Council, 107. 

Quobiscom, Sam., 507, 509. 

Quota of soldiers to be furnished 
by each colony, 94, 98. 


Packets needed, 315. 
Raggie Neck, 296. 
Ramezay, Sieur de, 211. 

Rands, , 296. 

Rase Point, 374. 

to be levied, 50. 

for war expenses, people refuse 
to pay, 308. 
Ray, Caleb, deposition of, 37, 38; 

mentioned, 40, 41, 44. 
Redding, 160. 

Capt., 37. 


Charles, 29, 31. 
William, letter of, 4389. 

Rehoboth, 524. 

Remington, Jonathan, 235. 

Repentigny, M., 221. 

Report of Hawthorne, John, 92. 

Request of Convers that Ebenezer 
Hills be commissioned an en- 
sign, 327. 

Rhode Island asked to assist in 
defending the Province, 435; con- 
tributed nothing toward the 
war, 449; enriched by the war, 
473; mentioned, 65, 66, 77, 242, 
300, 304, 307, 354, 526. 

Rice, Matthew, 54. 

Rich, Deliverance, 411. 

Richards, Maj. John, 59, 105, 415. 

Richmond's Island, destroyed, 105. 

Rigors, the, 144. 

Rindge, Capt. Daniel, certificate of, 
495, mentioned, 527. 

Ring, John, 260. 

Rivarin, Sieur, 196, 206. 


of Canada, 230, 333. 
of Mousum, 399. 

Rivers of Mexico, 149. 


de Bonbon, 204. 
du Loup, 201. 
d' Orange, 207. 
St. Jean, 227. 
au Saulraon, 224. 



Jonathan, 282. 

Thomas, 158. 
Rochefort, 214. 
Rochelle, 209. 
Rodgers, Lieut., 335. 
Rogers, Eleazer, petition of, 512; 

allowance to, 512. 
Rolfe, Benjamin, pay received for 

services as chaplain, 46. 

Tamer, sr., 54. 

Thomas, 54. 
Ropper, Ephriam, 517. 
Rouel, Tamasin, 517. 
Rouswick Island, 241. 
Rowley, 117. 
Roxbury Neck, 35. 
Rugg, Hannath, 517. 
Ruggles, Capt. Samuel, 117. 
Russell, James, 18, 19, 38, 41, 43, 

46, 105. 

John, testimony of, 34, 35. 



Kutter, continued, 

Joseph, 54. 

Thomas, 54. 
Ryall, John, 34. 
Rye, 50. 

Jane, petition of, 126. 
John, 126. 


Sabadis, 235. 

Sabbath breaking prohibited, 82. 

Saccardie, Sienr de, 227. 

Saco, 11, 71, 91, 102, 103, 139, 263, 

270, 271, 278, 280, 282, 331, 344, 

412, 427, 431, 440, 444, 445, 513. 

Fort at, 411, 440, 441, 442, 445, 
447, 506. 

Falls, 91, 410, 423, 466. 

Falls Fort, 447. 

River, 142, 265, 443. 
Saffin, Mr.. 387. 

Sagadahoc, Indians propose meet- 
ing at, 317, 320; mentioned 122, 

163, 234, 323, 324, 326, 413, 414. 
Saguenay River, 422. 
Sales, Serj., 342. 

Castine, 341. 

Francis, 221. 

Fran<;ois, 225. 

Jean 2*^3 

John's, 25, 127, 129, 340, 365, 366, 
404, 405, 449. 

Johns River, 373, 374, 379, 380, 
403, 404, 405, 452, 454, 473. 

Laurent Fleuve, 201. 

Lawrence River, 421. 

Mallows, 340. 

Malo, 340. 

Meneval, 193. 

Sulpice, Seminairede, 199. 

Tobins, Young, 342. 

Petition of the inhabitants of, 
172; proposals of the com- 
mittee of the militia of, 302; 
mentioned, 108, 109, 117, 160, 
366, 367, 376, 425. 

Jail, 29. 
Sales, St. Francis de, 198. 
Salisbury, 108, 246, 249, 250, 254, 

256, 260, 282, 302, 513, 517. 
Salle, Sieur de la, 193, 203. 
Salmon Falls, account of the cap- 
ture of, 57; mentioned, 19, 49, 

51, 55, 59, 60, 64, 69, 71, 73, 134, 

184, 269, 280. 
Salt, from the West Indies, 450. 

Saltonstall, Col. Nathaniel, letter 

of, 247; vote in relation to, 481; 

mentioned, 22, 250, 256, 257, 264, 
297, 439, 440. 
Sam, (Indian) 507, 508, 509. 

Elizabeth, 517. 

Mary, 517. 
Sandy Beach, 296, 326, 517. 
Sault, le, 223, 224,229. 
Savage, Maj. Thomas, 40, 45, 121, 

174, 502. 
Savages, see Indians. 
Sawmills injure fishing, 306; pe- 
tition for liberty to build a, 393, 

.394, 398; report concerning, 394; 

privilege bequeathed to Joseph 

Wheelwright, 519. 
Sawyer, Lieut. Samuel, 443. 
Sayer, William, ,502, 503. 
Scalps and bounty, 436. 
Scarborough, petition of, 331; 

mentioned, 3. 
Scatacook Indians, 514. 
Schenectady, 69, 183, 230. 
Schuyler, Peter, 70. 
Scituate, 433. 
Scotland, (Great Britain) 372, 474, 

497. (Maine), 314. 
Scott, Robert, deposition of, 36, 38; 

mentioned, 41, 44. 

Joshua, petition of, on behalf 
of Scarborough, ,331. 

Thomas, ,34, 331. 
Screven, William, petition of, 397, 

398; mentioned, 395. 
Seamen, circumstances of those 

wounded and sick, 177. 
Seignelay, Marquis de, 196, 203, 

204, 207, 210, 213. 
Selectmen to provide a stock of 

ammunition, 176. 

Capt. Edward, letter of, 101 
mentioned, 91, 443, 444. 

John, 342. 

Peter, to inquire into demands 
of soldiers, 49G; report of, 

Samuel, commission of, 76; in- 
structions for, 76; to inquire 
into demands of soldiers, 496; 
report of, 497; mentioned, 61, 
65, 85, 94, 98, 105, 254, 323, 
365, 529. 

Capt. Stephen, 173, 177, 425, 
Sewer, William, 154. 
Shackbocker, 129. 



Shafifs, Thomas, 488. 

Shapleigh, John, 429, 484. 

Shapleys, .Inc., 91. 

Shattock, Will, 296. 

Shedroke, Capt., 282. 

Shemlee, 96. 

Shepherd, Samuel, 299, 300. 

Sherborn \ Capt. Samuel, 246, 277, 

Sherburnj 278, 281, 326. 

Shoes wanted, 11. 

Shore, Samuel, 160. 

Shoreborn, see Sherborn. 

Short, Capt. Richard, orders to^ 
347, 349; to send the sloop 
through Corben Sound, 347; not 
ordered to return, 348; to supply 
Capt. Hatch with men, 349; men- 
tioned, 400, 401, 403. 

Shrimpton, Samuel, 59, 85, 105. 

Silke, Pris, 385, 389. 

Simons, Mr., 393. 

Sloughter, Gov. Henry, letters to, 
185, 251, 271, 328; letters of, 230, 
235, 237; mentioned, 308. 

Small pox, 138, 157, 166, 242. 


Lieut., 109. 

John, 37. 

John, of Dorchester, 160. 

Nicholas, letter of, 114. 

Robert, 488. 

Smutty Nose Island, 360. 


Mr., 318, 320. 
George, 259. 

Snow, Zachariah, 526. 

Society of Jesus, 455. 

Soldiers that were impressed to 
be paid, 20; ill treated at Pema- 
quid, 20, 23, 38, 42; supplies sent 
to, 23, 28; debentures examined, 
24; sent out of the Colony, 28; 
payment of those enlisted in ex- 
pedition to Nova Scotia, 60; com- 
plaint against three, 72; in the 
garrisons in 1690, 91; quota to 
be furnished by each Colony, 
94; quota furnished by the Col- 
onies, 94; sent to Casco, 101; 
forwarded to York and Wells, 
105; drawn from Salisbury, 108; 
to be under Capt. Walcott, 109; 
rations at Wells, 110; sent near 
Pascataqua, 112, 113; to be com- 
manded by Wyllys, 113; in need 
of clothes, 114; Andross' treat- 
ment of, 121, 122, 123; disposed of 
a detachment of four hundred, 
125; to be commanded by Floyd, 
126; one hundred more to be 

Soldiers, continued. 

raised, 135; disposal of, 135, 153; 
to be sent to the eastern parts, 
136; Plymouth asked to furnish, 
137; supplies to be sent to, 154; 
debentures given out to, 155; 
their needs render them incapa- 
ble, 155; small supplies received, 
156; need supplies, 157, 283; 
deserted, 158; pay of, 159; 
part to be called home, 160; all 
in Maine and New Hampshire 
drawn off, 173; circumstances of 
those wounded and sick, 177; 
who guarded commissioners de- 
sire pay, 239; needed at Wells, 
240; to be raised and put 
in readiness to go eastward, 
243; think themselves wronged, 
258; to be disposed by Cap- 
tains King and Marsh, 262; in 
need of a surgeon, 265, 266, 270, 
on the march to Portsmouth, 
271 ; to be under the control of 
Hill, 273; powder sent to, 284; 
supplies and sui-geon sent to, 
286; needed at Kittery, 288; ar- 
rived at Portsmouth destitute, 
288; at Wells, destitute, 295; de- 
sire the removal of Cornelius 
Creek, 295; in good order at 
Portsmouth, 299; order to col- 
lect provisions for, 304; people 
refuse to pay, 308; needed at 
Isle of Shoals, 313; orders con- 
cerning the government of, 325; 
must be supplied with provis- 
ions or they will not remain in 
the army, 337; at York in 1694, 
397; desired to go to Pemaquid, 
413; not to be sent to Albany, 
418; posted in Nova Scotia 
would bridle the enemy, 449; to 
receive debentures, 477; bills for 
billiting, .500, 501, 502, 503, 504; 
Indians as, .507, 508. 
Solomon, (Indian), 34. 
Sonoutouan, 206. 
Soper, Joseph, allowance to, 497. 
Sorel, 225. 

Southack, Capt. Cyprian, letter of, 
127; instructions to, 339, 379; 
mentioned, 84, 85. 
Spaniards, the, 205. 
John, petition of, 47, 48. 
Roger, jr., 488. 
John, 34. 
William, 92, 243, 288. 



Spruce Creek, 516, 517. 

Destroyed, 105 ; mentioned, 3, 11 , 
91, 101, 102. 

River, 99. 
Stanor, Roger, 333. 
Stanton, Benjamin, 488. 
Star Island, 3.55, 358, 359, 360, 361, 


Lieut. Benjamin, 443. 

William. 357. 
Sternes, Constable, 109. 
Stoddard, Capt. Samson, 365, 366. 
Stonington, Conn., 479. 
Stons, Daniel, 92. 

Lieut. Joseph, 71, 91, 102, 165, 
166, 187, 234, 240, 275, 294, 295, 
317, 320, 321, 334, 335. 

Jeremiah, 438. 

Mrs. Jeremiah, wounded by 
Indians, 438. 

Samuel, 343. 

Gov. John, 514. 

Gov. William, commission of, 75, 
instructions to, 76, letters of, 
412,430, 439,473; mentioned, 
85, 94, 98, 142, 233, 345, .346, 
413, 414, 417, 419, 420, 423, 426, 
429, 430, 431, 432, 437, 438, 441, 
451, 466, 468, 471, 477, 479, 482, 
484,498, 500, .504, 509, 512. 

Elizabeth, petition of, 432; grant 
to, 4.33. 

Joseph, 104. 
Stow, 51.3. 

Sti'awberry Bank in need of pro- 
visions, 315; mentioned, 115, 

133, 290, 298, .302, 338. 
Sturgeon Creek, 114, 438. 
Sudbury, .34. 
Suffolk, 1.58. 

County, 113, 177, 179. 

Regiment, 98, 106, 135. 
Sugars, Gregory, commission for, 

Sumersbee, Capt. Henry, 443. 444. 
Sunderland { Nathaniel, letter of, 
Sunderline \ 406; mentioned 404. 
Supplies needed at Portsmouth, 

Surgeon at Falmouth, 55, one 

wanted at Kittery, 431; one 

wanted at Portsmouth, 265, 

266, 270; more can be found to 

go, 268, 269, 270; the lack of one 

delayed the expedition to Saco, 

270; one to be sent to Saco, 271. 

Maj. Jeremiah, to visit the gar- 
risons, 19; appointed Emerson 
as chaplain, 49; mentioned 
John, 49, 115. 

Swamp fight, 525, .520. 

Swanzey, 525. 

Swearing prohibited, 13, 82, 381. 

Sweat, Lieut., 522. 

Swift, Lieut. Thomas, 136. 

Tadousac, 203, 421. 
Tailer, James, 466. 
Tallot, 225. 
Tantomegon, 234, 235. 

Edward, deposition of, 35, 38; 
mentioned, 40, 41. 

Isaac, 41, 44. 

Mat., 488. 
Testimony of 

Curlings, Richard, 44. 

Denison, William and Mary, 

Graves, Joseph, 34. 

Rutter, John, 34, 35. 
Thomas, , 404, 405. 

Capt., 387. 

Solomon, 34, 35. 
Thompson, Bartholomew, 73. 
Thornton, Timo., 402. 
Thorpe, Serj. James, 24, 28, 73. 
Three Rivers, 56, 207, 211, 218, 

219, 224, 225. 
Tickson, Capt., 104. 
Tilly, Sieur de, 2.33. 
Titus, servant of Wheelwright, 


Samuel, 107. 

William, petition of, 401; to be 
given a bounty, 402. 
Tonty, Sieur de, 193. 
Topsiield, 282. 

ToqualmoM. . J66 234. 
Toquelmut j ' ' 

Tortudas, 383, 386, 390. 

Totman, Elias, 526. 

Tower, John, abused by Jordan, 

39, 41, 44. 
Jno., 282. 

Capt. Penn, appointed com- 
mander-in-chief, 60; appointed 
a peace commissioner, 162; 
mentioned, 433, 435, 437, 451, 
468, 469, 471, 472, 477, 478, 
481, 482, 484, 485. 



Trafton, Thomas, 397, 500, 504. 

Trask, Henry, 23. 

Travelling expenses of James 
Convers, 328. 

Treat, Robert, 65. 

Treate, Col., 122, 123. 

Treaty, instructions to Pike and 
Hutchinson concerning, 160, 162; 
commissioners appointed, 162; 
of November 29, 1690, 164; pro- 
posed by Indians, 329; with 
Indians, Pike's, report concern- 
ing, 420. 

Trois Rivieres, 56, 207, 211, 218, 
219, 224, 225. 

Tucker, Fra., 326, 390. 

Turfrey, George, 455, 456, 457, 460, 
462, 463. 

Turner, Capt. John, 442. 

Tutherlys, William, 91. 

Tyng, Lt. Col. Edward, 56, 121, 
174, 373, 376. 


Uhan, see Vaughan. 

United Colonies, 63, 122. 

Usher, John, letter of, 131, 132; 
mentioned, 238, 386, 387, 390, 
391, 393, 435, 439, 445, 446. 

Varenne, Sieur de., 211. 
Vaudreuil, M. de, 210, 215. 
Vaughan, Maj. AVilliam, letters of, 
51, 57, 59, 99, 115, 1.55, 243, 248. 

249, 257, 2.59, 265, 270, 280, 288, 

292, 298, 303, 326, 327, 342; to 
take chief command, 153; men- 
tioned, 16, 71, 101, 102, 103, 104, 
112, 139, 160, 233, 244, 246, 248, 

250, 251, 254, 255, 2.58, 263, 266, 
267,269, 277, 278, 279, 283, 286, 

293, 317, 320, 362, 367, 382, 442. 

Arundel, 453, 4,54. 

Ben Bagway, 341. 

Conception, 348. 

Hannah and Mary, 332. 

Hopewell, 372. 

Mary, 5, 6, 7, 37, 45, 84, 85, 121, 
159, 162, 323, 349, 378,380,383, 
386, 387, 389, 390, 400, 401, 411, 
413, 414. 

Newport Galley, 448, 452, 464. 

Nonsuch, 347, 348, 349, 400, 403. 

Oxford, 4.53. 

Pellccan, 141. 

Rose, 134, 135. 

Sea Rover, 80. 

Vessels, continued. 

Six Friends, 79, 80, 85. 

Sorlings, 448, 452, 453, 475. 

Supply, 365, 366, 372, 373. 

Swan, 80, 291, 348. 

Tryal, 421. 

William and Mary, 339, 379. 
Vie, Jno., 282. 

Villebon j Sieur de, 209, 212, 227, 
Vellebou j 374. 
Virginia, 3, 52, 77, 86, 187, 207, 

Voss, Capt. Thomas, 179. 

in favor of Rolfe, Benjamin, 46. 

in relation to Col. Saltonstall 
and Capt. Chubb, 481. 


Waimouth, , 282. 

Wainwright 1 Capt. Francis, letter 
Weinright /to, 355; mentioned 
341, 357, 359, 361, 369, 441, 443. 

Capt., 109. 

John, 109. 
Walden, Mr., 442. 

Mr., 257. 

Maj., 1, 2. 
Walker, Samuel, 34. 

Wallace, , 8. 

Walley, Maj. John, 16, 94, 365, 

366, 397, 412, 433, 446, 447, 502, 

.503, 504, 508, 509. 
Walten ( Capt., 388, 389, 444, 445, 
Walton ( 446. 

Henry, 488. 

Capt. Sydrick, 402. 
Walumbee ) 

Walumber [ 162, 165, 166, 234. 
Warumbee ; 
Warner, Ensign Daniel, released, 


James, 484,492,499. 

Richard, 73. 

Capt. Sampson, 375. 

Thomas, 412. 
Watertown, militia of, impressed 

John Hammond, 330. 
Watombamet, 165. 
Webb, Capt. Thomas, 179. 
Weber, Samuel, 91. 
Weems, Capt. James, petition of, 

answered, 179, 180; petition of, 

180,485; to take command at 

Pemaiiuid, 487; men under his 

command, 488; certificate of, 488; 



Weems, Capt. James, continued, 
account of pay and disburse- 
ment, 488; to be paid, 489; men- 
tioned, 20, 45, 121, 486, 487, 521, 

Capt., 106. 
John, letter of, 403. 

Wellcom, Richard, 313. 

Wells, all destroyed to the east- 
ward of, 105; will be deserted 
unless reenforced, 105, 108; 
soldiers sent to, 105, 113, 115; 
Wood, commissary at, 110; Wyl- 
lys to be in command at, 112, 
113; number of soldiers to re- 
main at, 160; place of treaty 
not to be within the bounds of, 
160, 163; Warumbee and others 
come to, to treat for peace, 162, 
170; Indians ordei'ed to meet at, 
165; Indians return to, 186; the 
commissioners to meet at, 231, 
239; instructions of commission- 
ers to meet at, 231; agreement 
with Indians at, 233; Indians 
delay coming to arrange the 
peace, 240; French and Indians 
appear at, 1691,244; reason for 
the attack upon, 244; saved by 
the reenforcements, 245, 247; 
account of the overtures at, 251 ; 
enemy continue near, 255, 257; 
the frontier town, 1691, 274; 
King or March to go to, 286, 
288; soldiers and supplies need- 
ed at, 294, 295, 303, 316, 318; 
number of soldiers at 319; people 
probably will desert, 320; Indi- 
ans about, 334, 335, 344; dis- 
tressed condition of, 342; peti- 
tion of, 342, 395; French intend 
to attack, 347; desires assistance 
in sustaining a minister, 396; 
tax abated, 401 ; feared an attack, 
440; desires taxes remitted, 
471 ; mentioned, 14, 23, 71, 91, 92, 
102, 104, 110, 115, 125, 139, 156, 
234, 239, 260, 273, 274, 276, 289, 
294, 315, 316, 331, 336, 337, 393, 
394, 395, 399, 410, 424, 438, 440, 
441, 495, 501, 502, 510, 513, 518, 
519, 520, 522. 

Wenham, 160, 495, 527. 

Wenigance, 495. 

Wesombonet ) 

Wesumbemt ) 

Wessels, Maj. Derick, 70. 

Wesson, , 160. 

West Indies, 242, 450. 

Westfield, 513. 

Wharf, McKellum's or Foster's, 

Wheat, 50. 

Wheeler, Joseph, 288. 
Mr., 315. 

Hannah Parsons, 519, 520. 
Mrs. Hester, 518, 519, 520. 
Joseph, 518, 519, 520. 
John, petitions of, 393,395, 396, 
398; desired liberty to cut tim- 
ber, 398; liberty granted to, 
399; mentioned, 91, 104, 240, 
275, 295, 518, 519, 520. 
Mary, 518, 519, 520. 
Samuel, letter of, 103; appointed 
a peace commissioner, 162; pe- 
tition of (in behalf of Wells), 
471; petition of, 484; desired 
remuneration, 484; mentioned, 
92, 102, 158, 164, 187, 240, 275, 
295, 303, 317, 319, 343, 513, 

Hills, 514. 
Nathaniel, 95, 281. 
Whitehall, 133, 354, 489. 
Whiticker, Jacob, deposition of, 

20, 22. 
Wicom, Capt. Daniel, letter of, 

Wiggins, Andrew, 249. 
Wight, Benjamin, .54. 
Wilkington, Capt., 242. 
Wilkinson, Thomas, 283, 287. 
Will of Wheelwright, Samuel, 

Willard, Capt. Simon, commission 
to, 11; instructions to, 12; letter 
to governor and council, 14; 
about to visit Boston, 95; men- 
tioned, 3, 48,91,122. 
Willcott, William, de position of, 

Willey I Capt. Edward, petition of, 
Willy i as attorney, 332, 333; 
instructions to, 351 ; letters' of, 
3.55, 3.58,367; letter to, 369; 
mentioned, 371, 372. 
William III., 47, 76, 78, 82, 118, 
146, 147, 162, 179, 191, 226, 233, 
235, 278, 305, 306, 332, 345, 349, 
372, 474, 497. 
William and Mary, 12. 

Christian, 382. 
Louis, 382. 
William, 72, 73. 
WiUis, , 485. 



Willson, Thomas, 296. 


Lieut. John, 327, 338. 
Joseph. 91. 

Winagants, 512 . 

Wincoll, Capt. John, 51, 64, 71. 

Wing, John, petition of, 493. 

Winnegance, 527. 

Winnepesaukee, 165, 382, 407, 514. 

Winslow, Lieut. Samuel, deposi- 
tion of, 279; mentioned, 265, 266, 
268, 277. 

Winter Harbor, 91. 

Winter Harbor Neck, 91. 

Winthrington, Capt., 55. 

Adam, 302, 
Gen. Fitz John, 59, 97, 111, 239. 

5J!^^^^!!(Capt., 116, 125, 13.3. 

Wizwell \ '■ 

Noah, commission to, 88. 

Woburn, 327, 468, 505. 

Wollcom, Pdchard, 365. 

Wonnalansett, 376. 


James, instructions for, as com- 
missary, 110. 
Susanna, 516. 

Woodbridge, Justice, 29. 

Woodman, Capt., 115. 

Woollson, Thomas, 54. 

Worambo, 139. 

Wormall, Capt., 92. 

Wormewood, Capt., 502. 

Wottonoomun, 376. 

Wrenham, 117. 

Wrifard, John, 34. 

Wyllys, Capt. Edward, to be com- 
mander of the forces, 112; in- 

Wyllys, Capt. Edward, continued, 
structions to, 113; mentioned, 
156, 157. 

Yarmouth, Mass., 416. 

Yerington, Peter, 158. 

Yold, Nathan, 94. 

soldiers sent to, 105; attack 
on, 310, 311, 312, 314, 316, 317, 
320, 321, 326; famine in, 314; 
garrisons at, 318, 320; number 
of Indians at; 326; people of, 
harassed by Indians, 343; de- 
sires assistance in sustaining 
a minister, 396; soldiers at, in 
1694, 397; desired rebatement 
of taxes, 427; mentioned, 
58, 91, 92, 93, 99, 101, 105, 106, 
113, 125, 134, 153, 162, 2-35, 244, 
255. 257, 258, 259, 264, 266, 288, 
289^ 319, 322, .326, .328, 3.3.5,336, 
3.37, 338, 412, 424, 426, 429, 4.30, 
438, 441, 444, 478, 500, 501, 502, 
504, 513, 516, 517, -528, 529, 530, 
Bridge, 334. 

County, desires a superior court, 
395 ;"^tax abated, 401 ; grant to, 
417; mentioned, 383, 393,420, 
434, 471, 484, 497, 518, 528. 

Young, Rowland, .338, 429. 

, fier, 296. 

, geral, John, 296. 

, John, 34. 

, Phillip, 313. 

, Robert, 517. 


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