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Letter about Abenaki village raid, 1721

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Letter about Abenaki village raid, 1721 / Maine Historical Society

Chapter 3, pabe 72-74.

This 1721 letter, from Joseph Harmon and Joseph Heath[?] to Colonel Edmund[?] Goffe, recounts a raid on French Missionary Sebastian Rale's settlement in Norridgewock, 1721. This letter makes it clear that the British felt that any French and Indian relationship, even one of spiritual instruction, was detrimental to the English colonies.

The document also describes the difficulties of getting around in Maine, as the authors request Indian-style moccasins and snow shoes in order to move around more quickly in the Maine woods.

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