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Title Deposition [manuscript]: Groton, Mass., 1666 Jan. 22
Author Page, John
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Deposition, Jan. 22, 1666, of John Page of Groton, Mass., taken and signed by Thomas Danforth, assistant in the Massachusetts General Court, regarding the sale of liquor to the Indians by Richard Blood, also of Groton. Page testifies that he and Samuel Davis, not believing an Indian’s report of Blood’s activities, had the Indian obtain liquor from Blood in a marked bottle. Blood, Page, and Davis were all original proprietors of Groton, and Blood and Page had held various town offices, including selectman, surveyor, and constable. The case was probably heard by the Middlesex County Court.
Names Danforth, Thomas; Blood, Richard; Davis, Samuel
Places Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Keywords alcohol, financial transactions, court, law, settlement, white settlement, white settlers, trade
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; Trade and Indian Economies
Culture Area Northeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 672
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue