An Order to Supply Peter Freeman, an Indian Guide, with Clothing and Money

An Order to Supply Peter Freeman, an Indian Guide, with Clothing and Money
 
Peter Freeman, Indian of Narraganset, having been a guide to the English army for the Colonies, under the command of the late General Winslow,[1] having done good service to the country, and whilst his doing that service, his daughter was taken and made a slave; the Court judgeth it meet to order the Treasurer to give him two English coats, two pair of stockings, and two pair of shoes, one for himself and one for his wife, a white shirt, four shillings in money to carry him home, having spent much time both now and formerly to obtain his recompense.  And it is left to the Major General to inform himself where his said daughter is in captivity, and with whom; and to endeavor for her reprisal and freedom, that she may return to her father. 
 
Voted by the whole Court, May, 30, 1685.
 
Ordered, that the Secretary write to Captain Prentice.[2]  Edward Rawson, Secretary
 
Judicial Action:
The Court being informed that the girl being taken by the army, the General of the Army and several other captains, as the said Peter affirmed, promised him that his daughter should be released, and free, in case he provided a faithful guide to the army, which several chief officers in that army yet living, testified in Court on their certain knowledge: the said Peter Freeman did faithfully perform the service of a faithful guide to the said army.  The Court ordered that the Secretary write to Captain Thomas Prentice, and inform him that said Peter’s daughter, being disposed by him not only for three or four years’ service, as the other gentlemen promised, and no longer; it now being altogether ten year since, and that he take care for her freedom an release. Edward Rawson, Secretary
Cataloging:
477
 

[1] Josiah Winslow
[2] Captain Thomas Prentice
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