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John Tracy
Conducted to King Philip

Several singular Incidents occurred at the breaking out of the War. These have never been fully collected. One, concerning Mr. John Tracy1 of Norwich, may be mentioned. Mr. Tracy had married Mary Winslow of Marshfield, some five Years previous. On returning from a Visit to the latter Place, he was surrounded by a Party of armed Indians who conducted him to Philip. He told the Chief that he was only a Traveller, and on no Design affecting the Indians ; whereupon, after a pretty close Scrutiny, he was allowed to return Home. Not many Days later, Mr. Joseph Tory and Mr. Hubbard sent a Boat to Westerly, and brought their Friends to Newport.

    Quoted in: Samuel G. Drake
    The Old Indian Chronicle...
    (p. 103-104)

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Demming, Leonard. Catalogue of the principal officers of Vermont: as connected with its Political History from 1778 to 1851 With Some Biographical Notices and c.. Middlebury, VT: By the author. 1851.

    INDEX: Eliphalet Hyde 72, 199.

Drake, Samuel G. The Old Indian Chronicle; Being a Collection of Exceeding Rare Tracts, Written and Published i the Time of King Philip's War, by Persons Residing in the Country.. Boston: Samuel A. Drake, 1867.

Dwight, Benjamin W. The History of the Descendants of John Dwight of Dedham, Mass.. Vol. 2. New York: John F. Trow and Son, 1874.

    INDEX: Edmund Wilcox.

1John Tracy is the sixth great grandfather of Rachel Wilcox Liberacki.



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