excerpt from ''America and West Indies: November 1730, 11-20', in Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 37, 1730' pp. 340-357 (271 words)

excerpt from ''America and West Indies: November 1730, 11-20', in Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 37, 1730' pp. 340-357 (271 words)

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'America and West Indies: November 1730, 11-20', in Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 37, 1730

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340-357

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[Original spelling retained. The listener David Dunbar was appointed lieutenant governor of the Province of Maine in 1730, having been surveyor of the King’s Woods in North America from 1728. He established Fort Frederick, where the listening experience occurs. The Penobscot Indians inhabited territory in what is now Maine, USA and Quebec, Canada]

 

Capt. Francis Xavier and Majr. Moxus two of the Penobscot Indians came to me from Espiguet their Leiut. Governour, and a great number of them, then at Madumgoog 5 leagues off, to desire I would appoint a time to see them, I appointed the 20th [November], and they telling me there were 150 of them, I desired that onely 10 of the chiefs would come. […] They seemed exceedingly pleased at all that passed between us, and sayd […]  they saw the King's hand and were satisfyed, and King George was welcome, and I was welcome, they asked for wine and when they tasted it, would drink nothing else until they made an end of my small stock, they sung and danced and often drank the King's health, they retired in the evening to houses appointed for them, and were entertaind next day as before, at parting I gave rum and provisions to each of them, and to testifye their content, they sung and danced at the gate of the fort, and desired I would honour them with guns at parting, wch. I did twice, three at a time, for they went away in two partys, they sayd in 6 or 7 moons they would come to see me againe, and the Chiefs of them joynd in sending and presenting me with a black bever skinn.  

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