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Clark, James (fl. 1751-1754) [Deposition of Clark concerning the murder of two Indians, signed with his mark]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03002.03 Author/Creator: Clark, James (fl. 1751-1754) Place Written: s.l. Type: Document signed Date: 1 March 1754 Pagination: 2 p. ; 31 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: Clark signed with his mark "J." Clark was servant to Ebenezer Hall at Montinicus Island and saw Hall and his son shoot two Indians in the Summer in 1751 and bury them in his garden. The deposition says "The Examinant afterwards saw Hall cut the Indians Canoe in Peices [sic] and burn it, saying, Now we have killed the Devils, we shall burn their damn'd Canoe; The Indians Cloaths were buried with their Bodies, Their Guns Hall put into his Chest, & afterwards carried them to Small Point. About a Week after the Indians were killed, Hall & his Son said that they would go to Virginia." With attestation by the court secretary, J. Willard.

People: Clark, James, fl. 1751-1754
Hall, Ebenezer, fl. 1751

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryLawCrimeCriminals and OutlawsWeaponryServantDeath

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