expectation of meeting, agreeably to their promise, the Norridgewock and Penobscot Indians.
They found the place deserted, and, after waiting for some days, were fdwife Swan, armed with a long spit, successfully defended her door against two Indians.
While the massacre went on, the priest who accompanied the expedition, with n a compact village had grown up. In the immediate vicinity there were but few Indians, and these generally peaceful and inoffensive.
On the breaking out of the Nary or insult to the inmates.
In 1695 the township was many times molested by Indians, and several persons were killed and wounded.
Early in the fall a small partyis discovery was a painful one.
Canada, the land of Papist priests and bloody Indians, was the especial terror of the New England settlers, and the anathema maranatued by their Indian captors.
Their sagacity was by no means at fault.
The Indians, missing their prisoners in the morning, started off in pursuit with their dog
plan drawn from deeds shows the location of these several ways.
Summer street, formerly Middlesex street, was laid out over the southerly portion of the canal location and did not include all the trunk or water course of the canal, and thus made possible the house-lots on the northerly side of the street.
It originally extended from Main street to Brick-yard lane, and when constructed the right of way of Mr. Wait's heirs and assigns became obsolete.
In the summer season a party of Penobscot Indians used to camp on the basin lot and make and sell bows, arrows, and baskets, and occasionally a wandering party of gipsies would camp there, trading horses and telling fortunes.
The lot was also used as a burial place for deceased animals.
It was, in fact, for many years a veritable no-man's land.
I wonder if any of my readers ever heard of the shipwreck that once was said to have occurred on the canal, possibly on the very section under consideration.
I remember hearing of it whe