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Title Legal document [manuscript]: at a great generall court or assembly of the province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England begun at Boston, 1706 May 29 – Aug. 7
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Articles of high misdemeanor, dated Aug. 1706, charged against John Philips of Massachusetts. In this document four articles are cited against Philips, a Charlestown mariner of the sloop Mayflower, for his involvement in illegal trade that spring with the Eastern Indians of Nova Scotia. He is accused of trading in time of war foodstuffs, small shot, tobacco, and rum in exchange for Indian furs. A note at the bottom of the manuscript states "not Guilty in the whole".
Names Philips, John; Dudley, Paul (1675-1751)
Places Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts, United States; Nova Scotia, Canada
Keywords law, trade, ship, trial, government, fur trade, Queen Anne's War, New France
Theme 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 572
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue