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of his subjects, that no just provocation may be given to the Indians, or any abuse or injustice done them therein—the terms whereof the Governmt here expect an exact compliance with, and conformity unto. And judge it necessary for Maj'tys service that your honor be acquainted therewith to the end his Maj tys subjects within your Government may be notified thereof in such way as you shall think most adviseable, that neither the good intent of the sd Proclamation be defeated, nor they suffer any loss or damage by acting anything contrary thereunto within the parts of this his Majitys Government. Assuring myselfe nothing will be wanting on your honors part to prevent the mischiefes that may ensue upon neglect of the due observance thereof,-I am with much respect, Sir, your very humble servant
WM. STOUGHTON.” “ Boston, February, 16th 1698–9."
The said letter was read, considered and debated. It is thereupon ordered that the said Proclamation be read on the morrow, being the 26th instant by the several ministers of this Province after Sermon unto their several congregations, and that after the reading thereof, it be delivered unto one of the constables of the said several towns, who are hereby ordered and required to affix the same on the most convenient door of each respective Meeting House in this Province, that so all his Maj’tys subjects within this Province may have notice thereof; and that it be also notified that in the articles of Peace it is contained that at all time and times forever and after the date of submission, the said Indians engage to cease & forbear all acts of hostility towards the subjects of the Crown of England, that they will abandon & forsake the French interest, and that all captives in the hands of any of the s' Indians be forth with restored without any Ransom or payment.
SUBMISSION OF 1698.
[Coll. N. H. Hist. Soc. II. p. 265-267.) The renpired Submission of the Eastern Indians, and recognition
of their obedience to the Crown of England. Province of the Massachusetts Bay
in Newland:Whereas divers Sagamores, and Chief Captains of all the Indians belonging to the severall rivers of Penobscott, Kennebeck, Amarascoggin and Saco, parts of the said Province of the Massachusetts Bay, within the sovereignty and dominions of his most Excellent Majesty, William the Third, by the Grace of God, of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c., being assembled together at Fort William Henry, at Pemaquid, the eleventh day of August, in the fifth year of the reign of his said Majesty and the late Queen Mary, did then and there, by their submission and agreements, under their hands and seals, for themselves and each of them respectively, and in the name and with the free consent of all the Indians belonging to the several rivers aforesaid, and of all other Indians within the said Province of the Massachusetts Bay, of, and from, Merrimack river, unto the most easterly bounds of said Province, lay down their armes, cast themselves upon his said Majesty's peace and favour, and acknowledged their hearty subjection and obedience to the Crown of England, and did also solemnly covenant, promise and agree to, and with his Excellency Sir William Phipps, Knight, then Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over the aforesaid Province or Territory, on his said Majesty's behalf, in manner following, that is to say:
[See preceding Treaty, 1693 pp. 110–112.] Whereas, notwithstanding the aforesaid submission and agreements, the said Indians belonging to the rivers aforesaid, or some of them, through the ill counsel and instigation of the French, have perpetrated sundry hostilities against bis Majesty's subjects, the English, and have not delivered and returned home several English captives in their hands, as in said submission they covenanted:
Wherefore we, whose names are hereunto subscribed, Sagamores, Captains and principal men of the Indians belonging unto the rivers of Kennebeck, Amarascoggin and Saco, and parts adjacent, being sensible of our great offence and folly, in not comply
ing with the aforesaid submission and agreements, and also of the sufferings and mischiefs that we have thereby exposed ourselves unto, do, in a humble and most submissive manner, cast ourselves upon his Majesty's mercy for the pardon of all our past rebellions, hostilities and violation of our promises, praying to be received unto his Majesty's grace and protection; and for, and in behalf of, ourselves and of others, the Indians belonging to the several rivers and places aforesaid, within the sovereignty of his Majesty of Great Britain, do again acknowledge and prefer our hearty and sincere obedience unto the Crown of England, and do solemnly renew, ratify and confirme all and every of the articles and agreements contained in the aforecited submission.
In testimony whereof, we, the said Sagamores, Captains and principal men, have hereunto set our several marks and seals, at Casco Bay, near Mares point, the seventh day of January, in the tenth year of the reign of his said Majesty, King Williain, the Third, Annoq. Domini, 1698–9.
Moxus, his mark X and a seal.
ABOOMAWA, his mark X and a seal. The before written was several times read over to the Indians that have subscribed the same, and the several articles and paragraphs thereof plainly and distinctly interpreted unto them, who said they well and thoroughly understood and agreed to the same; and then was signed and sealed by them, in the presence of us
A true copy, examined-Pr. Isa. ADDINGTON, Sec".
The petition of Hannah Purmitt of New Castle for the payment of money due to her for public entertainment by order was read and debated.
Ordered, that the Right Honorable the Governor do give order unto the Treasurer to pay unto Hannah Purmitt eight pounds, twelve shillings, sixpence, due unto her.
The Petition of Samuel Comfort for two [LxvII.) pounds, seventeen shillings, eight pence due to him for disbursement and service on account of the Province, read and debated.
Ordered, that the Right Honorable the Governor do order the Treasurer to pay two pounds, sixteen shillings, eight pence due unto said Comfort.
Province of New Hampshire.
At a Council held at New Castle, post maridian die Martis 13, [March] 1698–9.
John Usher, Esq. [Lt.] Governor.
Sampson Sheafe Joseph Smith*
Peter Wear It is moved by Joseph Smith Esq. Treasurer, that the new Constables do refuse to collect any rates made in the time of the former Constables, & that the former Constables look upon themselves as discharged, others being chosen in their room.
Resolved, that the late Constables chose and sworn to serve for the year 1698, ought & hereby are required to
*On the 13th of March, 1698-9, Kinsley Hall and Richard Hilton, Esqs., of Eseter, were commissioned as Justices of the Peace, for the Town of Exeter, by Gov. Samuel Allen, and took the usual oath of office.
gather in the remainder of those rates, which they had warrants to collect and that they are liable to make good those rates unto the Treasurer pursuant to their warrants, and that they are required to account with the present Treasurer for the same.
It is moved by Joseph Smith, Esq. Treasurer that whereas Robert Elliott Esq. did by request of the Council pay Henry Langmaids service at his Maj'tys Fort William and Mary, the sum of two pounds, and since on the 27th June last past did obtain an order of Council that the then Treasurer Maj. William Vaughan should pay the same, the said Vaughan being absconded, desired that he might have order for payment thereof.
Ordered, that the present Treasurer do pay unto Robert Elliott, Esq. the said [Lxix.] forty shillings taking up the former order, unto Maj. William Vaughan for payment of the same.
It is further moved by Maj. Joseph Smith, Esq. Treasurer, that there are several poor persons to whom money is due from the Province for service, who have not hitherto made application to this Board for payment, who yet notwithstanding without receiving what is due to them are not able to pay their Rates.
Ordered, that the Treasurer do forbid the Constables distraining on such persons for their Rates until further order.
Province of New Hampshire.
The petition of John Walker und' Sheriff* for service * John Walker, D. Sheriffs Return of the Hon'ble Samuel Allen's, Esq. Govr'r warrant to search for the Records of the Province, and for the person of William Vaughan, Eng:
By vertu of the within warrant, I have made diligent search and inquire within this Province, for the Books, Records, escripts, minutes and other wrightings which weare delivered into the custody of said Maj. William Vaughan, &c. As also for the person of sd Maj. William Vaughan, Esq., and particularly at the house of sd Vauglian, but