Deposition of John Gallup and John Stanton

The Deposition of John Gallup, Sr. testifieth and [    torn   ] he heard several times, both Robin Cassasinamon and Daniel, in discontent,  express themselves that they must go to the Mohawk’s country to live for they had so much trouble here that they was wearied out with it.  Daniel sometime last week said that this last business about the Indians was of Uncas’ tricks to bring the Pequots in to trouble. Therefore they must go to another country. 

John Gallup

John Stanton sayeth that he has oftentimes heard of such like expressions as above written that has been frequently spoken amongst them.  Nesomet sometime last summer did say to me that they were now desperate.  They did not care whether they now went to live or where they died, speaking about their being removed from Cossaduck.1

John Stanton

We would both have been with you but Goodman Gallup’s horse is gone and my little child is not well.

Vale.

To the truth above written, we shall attest when legally called thereunto.

Cataloguing:  15, 18, 15

  • 1. The frustration of the Eastern Pequots in this regard was documented several years earlier.  In May of 1664 Nesomet and Shebitums complained on behalf of the rest of the Pequots at Pawcatuck about encroachment onto onto their lands at Cossaduck by residents of Stonington. MPMRC, Archives and Special Collections