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front "Old Indian House"
post 1847
This daguerreotype of the Ensign John Sheldon House (1699), familiarly known as the Old Indian House in Deerfield, Massachusetts, was taken in 1848, shortly before it was torn down.
document Travel passport for Mercy Carter's sons
Jul 5, 1751
This handwritten note, dated July 5, 1751, was intended to assure safe passage of two sons of Mercy Carter (captured in 1704 in Deerfield and married to a "Caugnauwaga Indian") from Albany to Norwalk, Connecticut.
Cover "The Boy Captive of Old Deerfield" excerpts
Originally published in 1904, this is the 1939 edition of the popular children's story of Stephen Williams and his capture in the February 1704 raid on Deerfield, Massachusetts.
document Letter to John Sheldon
c. 1705
During a tense moment as John Sheldon attempted to return his family from Canada after the Deerfield Raid, he received a note from a fellow captive that gave him hope: his two daughters were alive and well.
document Letter to John Sheldon
Aug 5, 1706
As a part of the efforts of John Sheldon to return his family from captivity in Canada after the Deerfield Raid, his son John wrote him to ask for some high-value gifts to effect the captives' return.
Cover "What befell Stephen Williams in his captivity"
c. 1706
Stephen Williams wrote this account of his eighteen month captivity among the Abenaki and the French shortly after returning to New England in the spring of 1706.
Volume 1 - Title page "A Half Century of Conflict"- Vol. I
This excerpt from Francis Parkman's (1826-1893) classic account of the 1704 raid on Deerfield shows not only Parkman's vivid writing style but reflects the prejudices of the day against the French and Indians.
Title page "History of Hatfield Massachusetts"
Written by two members of the Wells family, the Hatfield, Massachusetts, history is composed of three parts: I Early Development; II House and Homes: III Genealogies of Families of the First Settlers.
Inside cover "A Century Sermon Preached at Deerfield, Feb. 29, 1804: In Commemoration of the Destruction of the Town by French and Indians"
Feb 29, 1804
100 years after the raid on Deerfield, Massachusetts, during Queen Anne's War, Reverend John Taylor (1762-1840) preached this sermon about the event, "ever to be remembered by the descendants of the sufferers, and other inhabitants of the town."
Cover "What Befell Stephen Williams in his Captivity"
Stephen Williams (1693-1782) wrote an account of his capture and eighteen-month captivity following the 1704 French and Indian raid on Deerfield, Massachusetts, that was later transcribed and published.


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