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From same book as prev. post...Baron de St.Castine married Penobscot Indian
Posted by: melissa1 (ID *****3873) Date: March 30, 2003 at 06:56:10
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From the old book History of Newbury by Joshua Coffin publ. 1845...the Baron de St. Castine, a frenchman, married a daughter of Madachawando the Penobscot Indian Chief. Madachawando's house was plundered by the English in his absence. The Canadian French also united with the Indians in their depredations which were continued at intervals until 1698.
This is in regard to the 1688 Castine's War... its says prior to this bit above that "This summer the people of MA in addition to the grievances which they suffered under the tyrannical administration of Sir Edmund Andros, were again after a twelve year respite afflicted with the horrors of an Indian war. It was called Castine's War from the Baron de St. Castine, a Frenchman who had married a daughter of Madachawando....etc. etc. as above.

It continues from where I left off originally, that
"notwithstanding all the difficulties under which the people labored they were in general very patient under the new government. There were however exceptions. One John GOULD was tried, convicted and fined fifty pound for treasonable words. The Rev. John Wise and Mr. John Appleton of Ipswich were imprisoned for remonstrating against the taxes as a heavy grievance, and Caleb MOODY of Newbury was imprisoned and Joseph Bayley put under bonds of two hundred pounds to answer for an alleged offence of being in possession of a paper trying to warn people of danger they were in being under such an abritray government as that of Sir Edmund Andros. For this Caleb Moody was jailed.

That's all for now.

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