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Title Letters [manuscript]: Kittery, Me., to William Stoughton, Boston, Mass., 1694 Dec. 17-31
Author Hooke, Francis (d.1695)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: 3 Letters, Dec. 17-31, 1694, written from Kittery, Me., by Francis Hooke, a magistrate there, to the lieutenant governor of Masschusetts, William Stoughton, who was then acting governor of the province, concerning the dispatch of soldiers and Indians in two sloops to Pemaquid. Hooke discusses the delay, arrival, and departure of the vessels from Kittery, and outlines plans for the defense of other settlements in the soldiers’ absence. Although the Abnaki had made peace with the English in 1693, the French incited some of them to further hostilities, including raids on Dover, York, Kittery, and Groton in the summer of 1694. The Indians mentioned by Hooke are probably Abnaki who remained loyal to the English following the peace.
Names Stoughton, William (1632-1701)
Places Massachusetts, Maine, United States
Keywords British Colonialism, British North America, governor, army, military, hostility, King William's War, peace
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; American Indians and the European Powers
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 385
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue