June 21 (June 11, o.s.)

Massachusetts: A large group of Wabanaki Indians and French soldiers attacks the settlement of Wells, Maine.  The settlers quickly take refuge in the fortified garrison of the town; some of the men are on ships in the harbor.  The attackers try to overtake both the garrison and the ships, but are unsuccessful even after many attempts.

Mexico: The viceroy, acting on widespread suspicions that the Indians of Mexico City were primarily responsible for the riots there on June 8, orders that all Indians living in the central part of the city except those working in bakeries or as personal servants and those living with Spaniards are expelled to the outlying Indian neighborhoods of the city or, for those who have only come to the city recently, to their rural villages of origin. They are ordered to leave within twenty days.

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  1. […] 22 (June 12, o.s.) Massachusetts: The battle in Maine over the settlement of Wells that began the previous day with an attack by French and Wabanaki forces rages on. By evening the attackers decide that they […]


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