Cyprian Southack letter concerning Casco fort, 1705

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Cyprian Southack (1662-1745), a sailor and captain, participated in several raids along the Maine coast in service of the Massachusetts colony.

Here he reports on the number of Indians he has seen, various colonial boats and their status, and other information about the area.

The letter is addressed to Joseph Dudley, captain general and governor in chief of Massachusetts Bay colony.

View/Add Comments


Item has a transcription view a full transcription

About This Item

  • Title: Cyprian Southack letter concerning Casco fort, 1705
  • Creator: Southack, Cyprian
  • Creation Date: 1705-06-17
  • Subject Date: 1705
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 420, Box 9/7
  • Collection: John S. H. Fogg autograph collection
  • Object Type: Text

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.