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Request for help defending against Indians

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Request for help defending against Indians / Maine Historical Society

Chapter 3, page 69.

People of an unidentified Maine town in 1644 petitioned the government of Massachusetts requesting that their tax money be used to help defend them from hostile Indians.

Maine communities generally had very small garrisons and little money to improve their defenses. The government they were petitioning in Massachusetts had little power to help.

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