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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, April 1666-June 1676
Volume 2, Page 195   View pdf image
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Assembly Proceedings, April — May 1669. 195

Friday the 7th May 1669 Present as before

The Chancellour informs the House that the Indian Murderer
of Capt Odber by name Anatchcom alias Wianamon was
brought Prisoner last night to St Marys and withal tendered
this following Letter from the Lieutenant General to the Upper

Gentlemen —
You have here sent you the Indian that murdered Capt
Odber it is that Rogue that Caused our late Troubles Ababcos
Indians have brought him by order from their King Ababco
Mr Henry Coursey knows the Indian & does assure me that
this is the Fellow that shott the said Odber and a little Indian
that I have declares that this same Indian killed one other
Englishman in her sight, I do hereby order that this Murderer
be Executed at St Mary's to Morrow & that You move the
Lower House to gratify the said Ababco for his good Service
which will Encourage the rest of our Friend Indians to do us
the like Service, The Indians that go along with the Prisoner
are some of Ababco's Council
I am your affectionate Friend
6t. May 1669 and Servants
Charles Calvert

The names of the 4 men that Guarded the Indian from the
Eastern Shore George Hogg Humphrey Jenings Jno Stephens
Thos Flower
Ordered that George Hogg have 300lb tobo & the rest 200lb
The Prisoner being demanded his name answered It was
Anatchcom a Wiccomis Indian
Being demanded where the rest of the Wiccomisses lived
He answered that they lived a small days Journey from the
head of Nanticoke River
He Confessed he was the only Wiccomis that went to Dela-
He Confessed that it was his Wife that was killed at the
house of Wm Hemsley in Talbot County
He Confesses he was in Company with them that killed
Capt Odber but denyes that he is the Man that killed him but
is in diverse storeys Concerning the manner of the Murder

U. H.


Wimacapona testifyed that the Prisoner here present killed
Captain Odber
Ordered that the said Wianamon be shott to death here at
St Mary's sometime before three of the Clock this Afternoon
In answer to the last Resolve Sent last night from the Lower
House touching the Supplemental Act &c this House hath

p. 165

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