Agreement to hunt Indians, Falmouth, 1757

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A number of men in Falmouth (Portland) signed an agreement on September 12, 1757 to pay an "intended Scout or Cruise for the killing and captivating the Indian Enemy."

Those signing the agreement promised to furnish ammunition and provisions for the scouts and cruisers for 60 days.

Those signing the document were Samuel Waldo, Benjamin Aite, Thomas Smith, Jedediah Preble,
Stephen Longfellow, Benjamin Titcomb, Ebenezer Mayo, Thomas Moseley, Simon Gookin, John Cochs, James Milk, William Cotton, and Alexander Moss.

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  • Title: Agreement to hunt Indians, Falmouth, 1757
  • Creator: Waldo, Samuel
  • Creation Date: 1757-09-12
  • Subject Date: circa 1757
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. S-2087, Misc. Box 100/24
  • Object Type: Text

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