Colonial, 1497-1688

Colonial, 1497-1688

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...chief was, shortly after, effectually disposed of. enemy, Uncas, attacked one of his subordinate chiefs, of which he complained to the governors of Massachusetts and Connecticut, requesting liberty to make war in re-turn. He was told, if Uncas had injured him and would not give satisfaction, " to take his own course;" and, ac-cordingly, he invaded the Mohegan territories, but was defeated, betrayed, and taken prisoner. A present of wampum, sent by the Narraganset chiefs, and an urgent and threatening message from Gorton, prevailed on Un-cas to spare the captive's life, and to carry him prisoner to Hartford. His fate presently became a principal sub-ject of discussion in the second meeting of the Commis-sioners for the United Colonies, held at Boston. His enterprise and sagacity were dreaded, and, perhaps, his friendship for Williams and Gorton weighed in the bal His virulent. ance against him. His important aid in the Pequod war, cmwm and his uniform friendliness to the colonists, were fo;got-x ten. He was denounced as " of a turbulent and proud 1643. spirit, which would never be at rest." The commissioners were all of opinion " that it would not be safe to set him at liberty." A pretense was even sought and found for putting him to death. Uncas had formerly charged Miantonimoh with attempting to bewitch and to assassinate him; and, after consulting with five of " the most judicious elders," it was agreed, under color of these charges, that the Connecticut commissioners, on their return to Hartford, should deliver up Miantonimoh to Uncas, with directions to take him out of the limits of the colony, and to do execution upon him; but without torture. Two colonists were to attend, more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 318g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236930657
  • 9781236930651