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Rutherford, Robert (fl. 1738) [Affadavit]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.08877 Author/Creator: Rutherford, Robert (fl. 1738) Place Written: Brunswick Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 10 April -10 May 1738 Pagination: 2 p. ; 33.4 x 21.5 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.08877 Author/Creator: Rutherford, Robert (fl. 1738) Place Written: Brunswick Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 10 April -10 May 1738 Pagination: 2 p. ; 33.4 x 21.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Report regarding Samuel Waldo's difficult relations with the Iroquois Indians living near the lands he recently purchased in the Penobscot region. Says Captain John Gyles, commander of the Block House at St. George "insensed them by telling them, if they sate still and permitted...Mr. Waldo to proceed, he soon wou'd ruine their interest, and usurp all their land, and plant it with Irish...This [he added] strongly alarm'd the tribe..." Includes an attestation by Benjamin Larrabee, who signed as justice of the peace. Noted as written in Brunswick, Count of York [present-day Maine].

People: Larrabee, Benjamin, fl. 1738
Rutherford, Robert, fl. 1738
Waldo, Samuel, 1695-1759

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryImmigration and MigrationLand TransactionBoundary or Property DisputeWaldo Patent

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