(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
These Presents testifie That Ahimunquat alias Mequinnichall of Pacomtuck Hath Demised Granted Bargained & sold, And by these presents doth Demise Grant Bargaine & sell unto Major Elea=
zer Lusher & Daniell ffisher of Dedham theire Associates & theire heires & assignes for ever, All the
sd Ahimunquat alias Mequinnitchall his lands at Pacomtuck, both on ye south or southeast side of
Pacomtuck River called weshatchowmesit & on ye North or Norwest side of ye sd River called Tom=
holisick: the sd prsells of Land called Tomholisick & weshatchowmesit from ye brooke downe ye River up
to Sunsick & bounded by ye Land wch Masseamet hath already sold, or by whatever other Names ye sd Lands
are called even all ye Land belonging to ye sd Ahimunquat alias Mequinitchall, & to his Brother Kunckkeasacod togithr wth all Tree waters profits & Comoditys whatsoever to ye sd Land belonging or any
ways appertaining: The aforesd Major Eleazer Lusher Danl ffisher & theire Associates & theire heires &
assigns are to have hold & injoy & that for ever, wth all ye profits & appurtenances thereunto belonging
And ye sd Ahimunquat alias Mequinnitchall doth hereby covenant & promise to save ye sd Major Eleazer
Lusher Danl ffisher theire Associats & theire heires harmeless from all manner of claime of any person or
persons Lawfully claiming any right or interest in any of ye Land hereby Sold, In witness whereoff the
sd Ahimunquat alias Mequinnitchall hath hereunto set his hand & seale, this 22th of July 1667.
The mrke of Ahimunquat
alias Mequinnitchall C
Subscribed Sealed & dlrd in ye presence off
John Pynchon Junr Mequinnichall alias Ahimunquat did owne
& acknowledge this writing abovesd, to be his
act & deed, this present 22th of July 1667
John Pynchon, Asist
The marke of Grin= neachchue: Brother to Mequinnitchall,
who Received pt of the Pay, viz. 20. fadam & approved of the Sale of ye Land:
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One of the five deeds surviving between English and Native people, this deed, like the others, is written in language common in British legal documents. The uncommon quality is when boundaries and place names are mentioned - they are all called by Native names. The payment to the Natives was 20 fadam. The deal was consumated on July 22, 1667, several years before the first English settlers began to come to Deerfield, alias Pocumtuck.
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Deed of Pacomtuck land granted by Ahimunquat to Dedham residents
| creator Ahimunquat alias Meqinnitchall of Pacomtuck (1665-1703)
| date Jul 22, 1667
| location Deerfield, Massachusetts
| height 7.75"
| width 12.0"
| process/materials manuscript, paper, ink
| item type Legal Documents/Deed
| accession # #L98.013
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