Depositions of Chachasijmes, Two Nipmuc Woman and Keeweebhunt

Chachasijmes, a Mohegan Indian, with two squaws, which are Nipmuc women belonging to Uncas, being examined concerning some expressions of Kesequonunt, one of the prisoners, viz., the young fellow, who testify and say that the said Kesequonunt coming into a wigwam belonging to Owaneco’s[4] fort and speaking concerning the surrenderers that he had heard they should be carried out of the country at the time of the session of the Court at New London in this month, but said he, “For my part I am a lusty man and before I will be carried away I will do some mischief.  The houses in New London stand thin and scattering,” and that he would spoil one family before he went.  The above named were examined apart and all agreed in their testimonies and testified the same to the face of the said Kesequonunt, who did own the substance of what they said to be truth only concerning that article, viz., that he would destroy one family, he owned he said he would do some exploit before he went, not saying what it was.  The word exploit was explicated by the interpreters to signify some mischief in way of revenge.

James Avery

John Latham


The testimony of Keweebhunt, one of the prisoners, against Kesequonunt

The said Keweebhunt and Kesequonunt being at dinner in the prison, some English that were there lent them a knife to cut their victuals with all.  Kesequonunt said to Keweebhunt, “How dare these men lend us a knife who are prisoners in chains and like to suffer.   I could well afford”, sayeth the said Kesequonunt, “to kill a man with this knife”, but, however, said he, “I have done pretty well. For I have helped to eat some English flesh and if I must now die, I do not much regard it.”  This was testified by Keweebhunt and the greatest part thereof owned by the said Kesequonunt.

Cataloguing:  107, 119

Miscellaneous:   been at great charge1


  • 1. This was written on the backside of the document and was partially torn.