• Collection : Stanley Smith Deed Collection
  • Finding aid link : http://www.sturgislibrary.org/pdf/stanley_smith_deed_collection.pdf
  • Unique ID : SSDeeds.3.1.1679
  • Property Town : Eastham, Provincetown, Truro
  • Selling date : 1679-02-05
  • Buyer(s) name(s) : Ffreeman (or Freeman), Capt. John
  • Buyer(s) residence(s) : Eastham
  • Seller(s) name(s) : Sampson; Peter; Joshua
  • Seller(s) residence(s) : Eastham (Potanomocett); Pammett (Truro)
  • Acreage :
  • Price : £5, 10s; see notes
  • Justice of the Peace : Hinckley, Thomas
  • Date recorded by Justice of the Peace : 1679-02-05
  • Witnesses : Ffreeman (or Freeman), William; Sias, John; Suason, John; Abstomils (?), Will
  • Other names mentioned : Prince Esquire, Thomas; John, Mr.; Sachem, Mattagoason; Morton (registrar), Nathaniel
  • Original date recorded by Registrar :
  • Transaction keywords : parcel of land, poynt (point), Cape Cod, house (?) poynt, harbour (harbor), creek, Lovells Creek, beaches, flats, waters, profits, sea to sea, title, interest, little pond, Eastern harbor, back sea, bounds, ffishing (fishing) improvements, Weakwolthtagessett, marked pine tree, small red oak tree, “clift” (cliff), Letistotogsett, Cormorants, wigwams, firewood, beach grass, flaggs (flags), wild pease (peas), huckleberries, cramberries (cranberries), whales, Black fish, porpusses (porpoises), blubber
  • Book of Evidences of Land & folio (or page) :
  • Archives folder : 1
  • Notes : Deed of indenture; Sampson described as "Indyan of Potanomocett" (?); Peter described as "Indyan of Pammett"; Joshua described as "Indyan of Pammett"; deed appears to be for land beyond Eastham (including Truro and Provincetown), though Sampson lived in Potanomicut; Capt. John Ffreeman described as “Esqr”; Ffreeman working on behalf of New Plimoth colony and government; Sampson bargained his parcel of land on Cape Cod to the Plimoth Colony in 1654 or after; little pond is two or three miles west of eastern harbor; Thomas Prince also spelled Prence; land exchanged for two brass kettles, six coats, 12 hoes, 12 axes, 12 knives and a box; at time of bargain, only Sampson claimed ownership of land, but since then, Peter and Joshua have laid claims by virtue of a grant and purchase from John Suason (?) by consent of his father Mattagoason Sachem; government wants to treat Indians fairly, so Peter and Joshua are paid five pounds, ten shillings; Peter and Joshua retain right to set up wigwams, gather firewood, beach grass and wild berries and beached blackfish and porpoises; difficult to read registrar information at bottom of deed; transcript of deed available on Google Books.

    Link: https://books.google.com/books?id=tT05AQAAMAAJ&pg=RA3-PA36&dq=Mattagoason+Sachem&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjOk437p_jhAhWkTd8KHcyJBBwQ6AEILjAB#v=onepage&q=Mattagoason%20Sachem&f=false
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