1709Captain Andrew Robinson petitioned the governor to be rewarded for killing two Indigenous people near Cape Sable.People and Communities, Economy and Industry, Maritime & Fishing Industry, Indigenous People's History

Captain Andrew Robinson was fishing near Cape Sable, Nova Scotia in 1708 when Native people took his boat. In 1709, Robinson sailed again to Cape Sable seeking revenge, this time in an armed vessel. He killed two Native people and brought their scalps to Boston. Although not given the £40 bounty then offered by the General Court, he was awarded £20 for “good service.” Massachusetts at that time commissioned expeditions to the northern frontier to collect enemy Indian scalps, for which bounties were paid.

Babson, John James, and Samuel Chandler. History of the Town of Gloucester, Cape Anne, Including the Town of Rockport. Procter Brothers, 1860, http://archive.org/details/historytownglou00changoog. Babson, John J. (John James), and Samuel Chandler. Notes and Additions to the History of Gloucester : Second Series. [Salem, Mass.] : Salem Press Pub. and Print. Co., 1891. http://archive.org/details/notesadditionsto00babs.
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