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Title Account [manuscript]: Hatfield [Mass.], account of expenses on the publique service, 1724
Author Partridge, Samuel (1645-1740)
Date 1724
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Financial posting and scouting accounts for Hampshire County, Mass. recorded by Colonel Samuel Partridge during the year 1724. Alarmed by colonial encroachment on their land, the Abenaki or Eastern Indians retaliated in open warfare between 1722 and 1726. Document contains detailed accounting records for scouting expeditions and transportation expenses.
Places Hatfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Keywords financial transactions, war, expedition, scout, scouting, transportation, settlement, white settlement, white settlers, dispossession of Indians
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Tribe / Nation Abenaki
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Samuel Partridge settled in Hatfield, Mass. In 1687 and during the next fifty years became one of the most influential men in western Massachusetts. Among many undertakings, he served in several of the French and Indian Wars, was a judge of the probate court, and a member of His Majesty’s Council. At the age of seventy-six Partridge was again put in command of the forces in Hampshire County with headquarters at Hatfield during the war with the Eastern Indians in 1722. He died in 1740 in Hatfield at the age of ninety-five.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 688
Catalogue Link https://i-share.carli.illinois.edu/nby/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&v1=1&BBRecID=145236