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Elisha Cooke

Tho' Hinckley

John Walley
/W" Vaughan/


Petition of John Jacob. Dec. 10. 1689.

To y« Hon'^'^''= Simon Bradstreett
Esq'' Govern® & Councill now
sitting in Boston
The humble Request of John Jacob late Comiss^^ of yo
forces at Nevvichewanick Sheweth/

That whereas about two mouths since he gave his prom-
ise being necessitated thereto for the country es service to
repay 41 y''^ of dufFall to John Hinkes 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 Comittee 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 Comissary^ Accorapts, 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 Armes or hath returned the Amies
he was furnished with ; Or else the full value thereof to be

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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 Coinissary^ Accompts
and returned to the Coniittee abovesaid All which being
considered the Coniittee 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 Councill

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 Oardiner 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 coinitted 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 forth vv"^
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 vndcrtake 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 Couiander 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 Representatiues, 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 farther
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 ffirmative

by the Representatives
Dec; 14th 1689:

Consented to by y® Councill

16° Decemly 1689

// Is^ Addington Sec'"V

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 Couiand of
Capt : Lockart, & do testifie y' at o"" first arrivall 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 toy'' aboves*^ Pemaquid complem^ Cap':
Lockhart w" he was at New-Dartmouth comanded us to stand
to o"" armes ; One sould'' said I am not able, then he beat that
souldier w"' his Cane, & kicked & abused him in such wise y'
y^ blood ran out of his mouth. The sould"" : did say upon
his death, w'^ was quickly aft', y* The a1)use 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, notw*''standing his complaint to him ; y®
Souldier oft saying The can-ying y" burthen would break his
heart & yet he was forced to carry it till y*" March was ended,
thu : 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 offend
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 [da3^s] after. Then
Capt : Lockart coinanded all to march vp Kenibeck river ;
One said, I am so sick, I am not able to march : God danm
you for a dog, said Lockart, you shall go ; & he went ab^ : a
day & half's march & died. At another time ; being in o''
armes 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 souldier 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 Coinand 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 Kinirs 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 abovewritten/.

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 sloope with M'' John Alden to carry prouission to the
s*^ Casteene & we deliuered a barrell of porck two hundred
of Bread sixe or eight bushcUs of Corne & seuerall rundletts
& after this prouission was deliuered to Casteene we suff*ered
so as that for two dayes, we that were souldiers had no food


allowed us although there was enough before that was de-
liuered 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 03^ster
Riuer & Wells be Suplyed w*^ ten Coates — Fiften paire


drawers fiften paire stockins & fiften paire shouse & 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 raajistrates consent

Jan : 2 : |g John Bowles pr order/

Consent'' to by the Councill

//Is-"' : Addiugton Sec-'V


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

Desiring the Hon^d majestrates
Z'^ Jan<^ : 16f§ Consent

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

Is** : Addington Sec'Y

Accompts to be Uxamined mid Audited.

The Gentlemen of the Coinittee appointed for passing of
Souldiers Debentures are likewise desired and Ordered to
receive Exarain and Audit all Accompts 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 wages is stated ffive


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

4"' Jan'' : 1G89 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 Royall Cut of Canco &c to their Majes-
ties Gouerment & Seruis they shall haue the vse of the two
Sloops of Warr w"' their Ordnances & apurtenances for
three or four months on free cost & all the profitts they can
make from our tfrench 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 ffrom 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« : 16| § 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
canu be hoped for ; and of which wee haue hither too foiled
to our greatt loss and Imporuishment, and if only soe con-
tinued may proue an Irreparable ruine ; for preuentiou 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 Effect, yett here it is not soe, the Origine of our mis-
chcife is from the french, whose Numbers are few, and Cir-
cumstances necessitus and weake, which Oblidges them to
the Improuement of their Barborous freinds and now our
Enemies, for theire owne Safty, and our Destruction, for
remoueall of which euills it dolh highly behoue 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 fatall 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
uerv 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 carry 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 Officers, and such rules and In-
structions as may be agreed on, and thought most conuenient
for the conduct and good of this Expedition, Experience
hath taught us how inefl'ectuall 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 Carapagine, but by
the blessing of god posses our selues of those countries,
which will at once ouercome our freuch, 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 relioion the Honor of our Kina:,
and Nation ; which that these Proposalls may Effect, and
haue theire desired Success is the Prayers 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 Riuer & Wells —

S'l Jan« 89 Ebenezer Prout CI/

Consent'' to b}^ the Councill
Is'' : Addington Sec"^
9° Jan^y 89./.

Deposition of Caleb Moody.

Boston in New England Jan^y 9"^ ^^U

Caleb Moody of Nul)erry aged al)' 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 purport 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 haueing 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 watchinoj nor warding
at our Towne by ord'" : of y^ y*^ S"" Edni'' : 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
y™ I reed : 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 Martcli following, and they tooke me for his 1)onds
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 Lj^bell after I had been
in prison ab' a weeke Then Judge Palmer & Ja : Gra^^ham
y® Kings attourney came to Salem and Examined me tS: Con-
fined me to close Prison m' 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 i2;ood success of y** Prince of Oran<>:e now Kins; of Eng-
land & y" by Petitioning I gott Bale the time of my Impris-
onm' was ab* fine weeks and I doe Judge my dammage 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 several!
particulars recoiiiended 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 recoinend 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 efiective —

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 charsje of a defensive war with the Natives
(which this we believe will prevent) will amount to a
far greater suine 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 ofier them-
selves on these following termes which wee presume to
be most reasonable viz* :


1. That you permit Volunteers to be raised & Cofiiissions
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"''^ comands & 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'' fishery
haveing generously offered the countenance and assistance
of any Suitable Number of their Vessells 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 several 1 of yo"" Maj*y'
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 &

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