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Title Indictment [manuscript]: Cambridge [Mass.], James Natonamage against Nathaniel Mott for selling liquor to Indians, 1663 Oct. 25
Author Gookin, Daniel (1612-1687); Danforth, Thomas (1622-1699)
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Indictment dated Oct. 25, 1663 against Nathaniel Mott for selling ten quarts of liquor to Massachusetts Indians. Complaint issued by Indian James Natonamage charges that Mott exchanged liquor for Indian corn to several individuals. At the bottom of the leaf there is an addendum dated May 2, 1664 written by Thomas Danforth, assistant in the General Court, stating that another witness testified that Natonamage’s accusations were true.
Names Natonamage, James; Mott, Nathaniel
Places Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Keywords alcohol, trade, law, crops, court
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information During the 1660s, Daniel Gookin served as magistrate of the Massachusetts colony for the civil government and conduct of the Indians.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 614
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue