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Title Testimony [manuscript]: [Groton, Mass.], [1666]
Author Petogkom, Simon
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Transcribed testimony of two Indians, Simon Petogkom and Benjamin Indian, probably in regard to the 1666 prosecution of Groton, Mass., resident and local officeholder Richard Blood for selling liquor to the Indians. In their testimony, which was probably heard in the Middlesex County Court, Petogkom relates that he purchased one pint of rum for one shilling. Both Indians also state that they witnessed another Indian, Jacob, obtain rum from Blood.
Names Petogkom, Simon; Indian, Benjamin; Blood, Richard
Places Groton, Middlesex County, Massachussetts, United States
Keywords alcohol, liquor, trade, financial transaction, litigation, trial, law, personal account, testimony
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Culture Area Northeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 716
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue