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Title The deposition of Samuell Davis aged about 36 years [manuscript]: [Groton, Mass.], 1666 Feb. 2 [sic]
Author Davis, Samuel
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Deposition, Feb. 2, 1666, of Samuel Davis of Groton, Mass., taken and signed by Simon Willard, who was often employed by the Massachusetts General Court in matters concerning Indians, regarding the sale of liquor to the Indians by Richard Blood, a Groton resident and officeholder. Davis reports that he went with John Page to Blood’s house and watched an Indian obtain liquor from him in a marked bottle. The case was probably heard in the Middlesex County Court.
Names Blood, Richard; Willard, Simon (1605-1676); Page, John
Places Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Keywords law, law and order, litigation, court, trial, alcohol, trade
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information "Of all the names that stand upon the pages of New England history, none are more honored than that of Major Simon Willard... At the opening of 'Phillip's War', Major Willard as chief military officer of Middlesex County, was in a station of great responsibility, and was very active in the organization of the colonial forces... We must admire this grand old man of seventy, mounting to the saddle at the call of the Court, and riding forth at the head of a frontier force for the protection of their towns" (Bodge, George, soldier).
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 994
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue