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Title Letter [manuscript]: Deerfield, Mass., to Stephen Williams, 1716 May 14
Author Williams, John (1664-1729)
Date
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: May 14, 1716, note from Williams to his son, Stephen, regarding his correspondence with another son, Warham, and his intention to travel to Boston. Williams also asks Stephen to send word of his sister, Eunice, when and if he heard from her. Eunice had not been redeemed from captivity and had been adopted by a Mohawk family.
Names Williams, Stephen (1693-1782); Williams, Warham (1699-1751); Williams, Eunice (1696-1786)
Places Deerfield, Massachusetts, United States; Canada
Keywords family life, travel, captive, religion, church, Queen Anne's War, French and Indian Wars
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Williams was a Deerfield, Mass., clergyman and author captured with his family in 1703/1704 by French and Indians and taken to Canada. Williams was released in 1706 and returned to his Deerfield ministry in 1707. After graduating from Harvard in 1713, his son, Stephen, began a sixty-six year ministry in Longmeadow.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 1004
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue