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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1636-1667
Volume 3, Page 432   View pdf image (33K)
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432 Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1660-1661.

Liber H. H.

. that as he did beleiue all those outrages were committed by
the English without order from the Gouernor and Councell
soe he did assure the Governor and Councell that those re-
venges were taken by his Indians without his or any of his
greate mens knowledge therefore did desire that all might be
forgotten and that from henceforward his Indians might live in
peace with the English
To which the Governor answered that as he did desire peace
soe he did Desire Justice alsoe and provided that they would
deliuer up those Indians that killed John Norden and Sepherin
Hack with his Companions to be proceeded against according
to our Justice he would come to Articles of peace with him
Whereunto the said Pinna answered that the English had
begun the warre and first killed one of his men as he was
peaceably comeing by their plantacon oversett their Canowe
out of which they lost three Gunns afterwards pursued them
into the woods and there shott at them, that as his Indians
fledd (haueing lost one man and their Goods) in rheir way
home they mett the said Norden and Hack and Companions
and Contrary to the advice of an ould man of the Company
that stood weepeing by and perswadeing them to speake with
the greate men of the English first Did kill the said Norden
and Hack and Companions saying that the English would
haue warre but that since that tyme the English had sett vpon
two Canowes of Indians and killed fiue of them and amongst
them his owne brother all which notwithstanding he was
willing and desirous to make a peace betweene vs and his
Indians forgetting the blood of his owne brother
Then did the Governor Demand sattisfaccon for the Cattle
and hoggs of John Taylor. To which he answered yl they were

p. 118

not killed by his Indians for they imediately fled, but by Min-
quas or Sinigos
Whereupon was taken into Consideracon the Informacon of
John Taylor Thomas Overton and others taken at Spesutia
13th May last and findeing the Relacon of Pinna in the maine
to agree with the said Informacons and the Gouernor and
Councell calling to minde that the said John Taylor after his
Informacon in wryting taken had often sayd that John Forster
whoe shott at the Indian (as p Informacon) affirmed that he
had killed him. Resolued to come to Articles with the said
Pinna vpon this Consideracon that the English had begun the
warre by the said John Forsters killing the said Indian vpon
Easter daye
And Forasmuch as it is certaine that the said Indians whome
Forster shott at imediately fledd after they killed Forster in
the woods and vpon the 17th Day of Aprill mett Norden and
Hack neere the Iron hill vpon the Easterne Shoare and there

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