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Title An acoump [sic] of a scout sent to North River [manuscript]: under the command of Capt. Thos. Wells of Dearfield, July 1724
Document Type Financial Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Accounts of a scouting party of thirty-one men from the towns of Deerfield, Northampton, and Hatfield, Massachusetts, sent in July 1724, under the command of Capt. Thomas Wells of Deerfield, in search of the Indian foe. Under each town, the document lists each man’s name and rank, together with the amount owed for time, horse, and subsistence. Total sum due the men is also calculated.
Names Wells, Thomas (c.1678-c.1750)
Places Deerfield, Hatfield, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
Keywords scouting, scout, colonial forces, observation, expedition, horse, payment, money, financial transaction, equipment, expedition, supplies
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information In the early 1720s, the Abenaki Indians of northern New England, alarmed at the advance of colonial settlement, ignited what is variously known a Dummer’s War, Father Rasle’s War, and Grey Lock’s War. During this conflict, the Deerfield, Massachusetts, region was besieged by Indian war parties engaging in guerilla-style ambushes upon the settlements.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 10
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue