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' Perry, Origins in Williamstown, pp. 243-244.



536 The Hoosac Valley

it. there is no doubt with me but yt the French are at the bottom of all
this, a part of this tribe is now at Canada, and in order to git the Rest they
have set a price for the land they know we never will comply with. Last
night came to the Fort 2 French men and one English Captive whose name is
John Carter he was taken when Deerfield was Destroyed (1704) he is now
maried in Canada and has a family there: the French mens mother is an Eng-
lish Captive taken at the same time she was old Mr Thomas French's Daughter,
they had a pass from the gove° of Canada, and are agoing to see yr Relations
as they say; but if the truth was known I believe they are Sent for
Spies.

I askt them what news; they said there was 14 ships from France several of
which were men of war, but they had brought any news remarkable I then
Inquired whether the Indians want gone to war Upon our frontiers in the
Eastern Country they said No, they had done now.

Concerning the Deer your Hon' spoke to em about. I have done all that
has been in my power to serve you though to little purpose. I have been 20
miles west of Albany but could not git any.

I should have Informed you Sooner but had not an opportunity except I
should have sent your Honour an Express which I dont Remember was your
Desire

I am S' your Hon'' most obedient Humble Serv'

Eph. Williams Junr.

Governor Phips.

(endorsed)

In the House of Representatives, Jan. 23, 1752. Read and Voted that Col.
Lydius of the City of Albany together with the within named Capt. Ephraim
Williams be desired to make a thorough Enquiry respecting the Indian Title to
the said lands, whether they belong to said Scauticook Indians or other Indians
living near the Hudson's River, or at Stockbridge — And report thereon to this
Court as soon as may be.

XI

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MUSTER ROLL OF THE COMPANY IN HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE
UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPT. ELISHA CHAPIN OF FORT
MASSACHUSETTS. DATED, JUNE 1752- JUNE 1753'

Elisha Chapin Capt. Silas Pratt Cen'tl

Isaac Wyman Serg't Samuel Taylor

Abraham Bass Cent'l Peter Boovee "



Perry, Origins in Williamstown, pp. 249.



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Christopher Tyler


Ezekiel Foster


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Thomas Train


John Crawford


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Archibal Panil (of Fort


Samuel Calhoun


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Shirley)


John Adams


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George Hall (of Fort


Elijah Brown





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