Mercy Amerquit was a Native woman from the Cape Cod area. In her later life, she had become an itinerant worker, providing temporary services to households on her route. In the fall of 1751, she and her infant child arrived at the house of John Robinson in Dorchester, Massachusetts, looking for work. After twenty days of sickness, Mercy died the following January, leaving her child with Robinson. Petition of John Robinson, 1753.01.25.00.
Cape Cod Indians
Daniel Allen was an indigent Indian soldier who served at Fort George in Brunswick, Maine. He was discharged by Captain Benjamin Larrabee on September 4, 1741 because of injuries. On the way back home, Allen was taken ill and died at Braintree, Massachusetts ten weeks later. Petition of William Hunt, John Adams, and Ebenezer Copeland, 1744.02.08.01.
Mehitable ("Old Hitty") was an itinerant Indian woman from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, who became ill in a Dorchester, Massachusetts barn in 1738. She was taken care of by a Native woman hired by Thomas Trott, one of the Dorchester's selectmen. However, Mehitable never recovered and was buried in the town. Petition of Thomas Trott, 1739.12.00.00.