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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.08877
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0001] 1660-1743 
Title Affidavit about Samuel Waldo's difficulties with the Iroquois Indians
Date 10 April - 10 May 1738
Author Rutherford, Robert (fl. 1738)  
Additional authors Larrabee, Benjamin (fl. 1738)
Document Type Land transaction document
Content Description Report regarding Samuel Waldo's difficult relations with the Iroquois Indians living near the lands he recently purchased in the Penobscot region. Says Captain John Gyles, commander of the Block House at St. George "insensed them by telling them, if they sate still and permitted...Mr. Waldo to proceed, he soon wou'd ruine their interest, and usurp all their land, and plant it with Irish...This [he added] strongly alarm'd the tribe..." Includes an attestation by Benjamin Larrabee, who signed as justice of the peace. Noted as written in Brunswick, Count of York [present-day Maine].
Subjects American Indian History  Immigration and Migration  Land Transaction  Boundary or Property Dispute  Waldo Patent  
People Larrabee, Benjamin (fl. 1738)  Rutherford, Robert (fl. 1738)  Waldo, Samuel (1695-1759)  
Place written Brunswick, [?]
Theme Native Americans
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859