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Title Orders [manuscript]: instructions for Capt. William Hathorne, Comander in cheife [sic] of the forces now Employed to the Eastward, 1676 Aug. 29
Author Denison, Daniel (1613-1682)
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Official commission and instructions, signed and dated Aug. 29, 1676 by Denison, to Capt. William Hathorne of Salem to lead his militia company and suppress the hostile eastern Indians. Hathorne, a prominent colonial official, is ordered to Exeter to report to Major Richard Waldern (family name later changed to Waldron). In this document Hathorne is also instructed "to kill, burn, and Destroy the enemy". The instructions include mention of tribal leaders Sagamore and Wannalanct.
Names Hathorn, William (c.1606-1681); Waldron, Richard (c.1615-1689); Wannalanct; Sagamore, Samuel
Places Ipswich, Massachusetts, New England, United States
Keywords King Philip’s War, militia, British Colonialism, British North America, army, armed forces, attack, colonialism, directive
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Born in England in 1613, Daniel Denison emigrated to Ipswich, Mass. in 1635 where he became a military leader and was also involved in colonial politics. During King Philip’s War, Denison was appointed in 1675 commander in chief of the Massachusetts’ troops.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 233
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue