of Kittery, and Edward Rishworth, of York......May, 1653
Wells, Saco, and Cape Porpoise declared towns......1653
Englis at Mare Point, Feb. 18; Pemaquid, Feb. 26.
Indians attack Wells several times; again attack Black Point, May 16-18, and ambk Sept. 21, and returns home leaving 100 men as garrison at Wells......September, 1690
Five months truce signed at Sagadahs on May 1, he returns to York and sends a reinforcement to Wells.
Shortly after their arrival they are attacked by 200 Indi92
Five hundred French and Indians under Burneffe attack Wells, defended by a small garrison and two sloops, which had jusns......Jan. 7, 1699
Indians under French leaders attack Wells, Cape Porpoise, Saco, Scarborough, Casco, Spurwink, and Pur
Rev. George Whitefield visits Maine and preaches at York, Wells, and Biddeford......1741
First attack of Indians (the fiduring......1746
By May 1, 1747, the whole frontier from Wells to Topsham is infested with Indians, who make an attack on
rnment he had sworn to support, and which had promised him protection, allowed its soldiers to apply the torch to his dwelling and turn his family into the streets.--His fine residence, with all its costly furniture, his books, papers, and his fine paintings, were burned up. It may be that many of the last-named articles will yet find their way to the North, having been rescued from the flames by pilferers and thieves; for where arson is resorted to, it is generally to cover theft.
J. Madison Wells, the Lieutenant-Governor of Louisiana, elected with Hahn, by General Banks's orders, was not spared.
He had been a Union man from the beginning.
He had a splendid residence in Alexandria, well and richly furnished, at which his own and his son's family resided.
His son was absent in New Orleans, attending the Constitutional Convention, of which he was a member, and in which he voted for abolition and all the ultra measures; but that did not secure his family the protection of the gov