August 11 (August 1, o.s.)

Massachusetts: A small group of Indians attacks the frontier settlement of Billerica, killing several residents. Among the dead are all the occupants of two households near the home of Mary Toothaker, who is in jail in Salem after confessing on July 30 to having signed a pact with the Devil in exchange for protection from the Indians.

Mexico/New Mexico: The Conde de Galve passes along the letter received the previous day from Governor Pardiñas of Nueva Vizcaya, along with the enclosed letters and statements of presidio commanders in that province, to the royal prosecutor, Benito de Noboa Salgado.

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