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True Copy of the 1754 Ratification by the Penobscot of the Treaty of 1725

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        We the subscribers being the Chief men of the
Penobscot Tribe having heard the submission and agreement
of the Eastern Indians vizt the Penobscotts, St Johns
Cape Sables, and other Tribes, inhabiting within his
Majesty’s territories of New England and Nova Scotia
Who were engag’d in the War in the Years 1723 and
1724 which was made and concluded at Boston
The fifteenth day of December 1725, between the
Honble William Dummer Esqr then Lieutenant Governor
and Commander in Chief of the Province of the
Massachusetts Bay, and John Wentworth Esqr Lieutenant
Governor and Commander in Chief of the Province of
New Hampshire, and Paul Mascarene Esqr appointed
By Lawrence Armstrong Esqr Lieutenant Governor &
Commander in Chief of the Provinces of Nova Scotia
Or Accadia of the one part; and the aforesaid
Eastern Indians of the other part, Also the
Submission and Agreement of the Eastern Indians
vizt the Penobscots, Norridgwalks, Arssqunticooks
and Weeweenocks made and concluded at Falmouth
in Casco Bay on the sixteenth day of October 1749
between Thomas Hutchinson, John Choate, Israel
Williams & James Otis Esqrs Commissioners appointed
By the Honble Spencer Phips Esqr Lieutenant Governor
and Commander in chief of the Province of the
Massachussetts Bay aforesaid, and Theodore Atkinson
and John Donning Esqrs Commissioner appointed by
his Excellency Benning Wentworth Governor, and
Commander in Chief of his majestys Province of New
Hampshire of the one part, and the aforesaid Eastern
Indians of the other part distinctly & deliberately
Read over and Interpreted to us, Do by these present
In a publick & solemn manner as well for our
Selves as for all the rest of our Tribe by whom we
Are Delegated and fully impowered for that purpose
Ratify and Confir all and singular the articles
Contained in the afore mention’d submissions & agreements
and agree that the same, and each of them shall


Signed at Falmouth in Casco Bay (Maine), 6 July 1754, by the "chief men of the Penobscot" before William Shirley, Governor of Massachusetts Bay, Paul Mascarene, Commissioner from Nova Scotia and Commissioners from the Province of New Hampshire.

This is a transcribed copy obtained by T.B. Akins in the 19th century and bound into RG 1, Vol. 430 of his collected documents at the Nova Scotia Archives.

Transcription published in Nathaniel Bouton, compiler and editor, Provincial papers, documents and records relating to the Province of New Hampshire from 1749 to 1763 (New Hampshire Historical Society, Vol. 6, 1872).

Date: 1754

Retrieval no.: Peace and Friendship Treaties Nova Scotia Archives RG 1, Vol. 430, No. 6 (O/S No. 525)