February 4 (January 25, o.s.)

Jamaica: The Council meets in Port Royal to discuss military matters relating to the ongoing war with France.

Massachusetts:  A group of Penobscot Indians, members of the Wabanaki Confederacy that is allied with France against England, attack and destroy the town of York, Maine.  Nearly 50 residents of York are killed and about 100 are captured by the Indians.  A troop of militia under the command of Captain John Floyd come from Portsmouth, New Hampshire come to York to help but are much too late; the town is nearly destroyed by the time they arrive.

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  1. […] of Massachusetts describing the destruction of the neighboring town of York by Penobscot Indians on January 25. Published […]


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