For a time, the Indians lived in peace and indolence and were kept against their own old enemies, the Mohawks. With the English tools they now had, their daily tasks were made much more comfortable. So they lingered where there was good relations with the Whites until 1675. William Pynchon and his son John had frequent and friendly relations with them in the trade. The Indians sold their beaver and other furs to the Pynchons. The Indians bought them the goods that were kept in the warehouse and met their needs. The only prohibited items were firearms and ammunition. Burning of Springfield by the Indians October 1675 The First Century of the History of Springfield; Official documents from 1636 to 1736; With historical criticism and biographical mention of the founders, by Henry M, Burt; Vol, I, pages 129-34. A good representation of the Indian attack. On May 14, 1636, Henry Smith wrote the agreement for the construction of the Springfield plantation. Only eight men signed it: William Pynchon, Mathew Mitchell, Henry Smith, Jehu Burr, William Blake, Edmund Wood, Thomas Ufford and John Cable.
The agreement contained many items for the future government of the colony. The first task was to bring in a minister, and this issue was dealt with as follows: the case involving claims and complainants in the area that is now Springfield is confusing, and I do not pretend to fully understand that. The subject would be a long study in itself. However, as I have read many articles on this subject, it seems that first thought of the new colony at Agawam (like Windsor, Hartford, Wethersfield all river towns) under connecticut`s authority. Mr. Pynchon and Mr. Smith were in the legislative branch of Hartford. And the Pynchon in question paid in hand the eighteen fatham wampam, eighteen coats, 18 rabbits, 18 Howes, 18 knives to these Commucke -Matanchan – doth plus the condition of these Indians, that they have hairs and appreciate al than cotinackeesh, or the ground, which is now planted; And have freedom, fish – deer, ground nuts, nuts, Akornes – Sasashiminesh, Or type of peas, And even if one of our cattle spoil their cornea to pay, as it is worth it that the pigs do not go on the side of Agawam, but in the time decorated: Even the Pynchon in question, doth give Wruththena, two coats on the particularities expressed, and witness here by the two Indians in question, this July 15. In the spring of 1636 Mr.
Pynchon, his family and the others he had taken with him made their way to the Bay Path. Armed Scouts led the way and kept a close eye on the inhabitants of all kinds of forests. As the image of the famous nature hike shows, this group had to make a colorful group. Mr. Pynchon in high boots only allows for men with stalls worth $1,000 or more. The guides and male fighters wore green ruckins, women, hoods against the cold, with far-sighted children on their sides. Pigs and cattle were hunted before them. There would be no loafer.
Elderly or disabled people rode horses. The healthy and strong walked or rode on horseback, and all tasks were assigned, which were tailored to their skills and the station. Agaam, aka Agawam, This fifteenth July 1636. Burt, Henry M. The first century of Springfield history: official records from 1636 to 1736, with historical criticism and a biographical mention of Founder I (Springfield, Mass., 1898-1899) p. 129-134. At the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, call 974.426/S1 N2b. Two months later, William Pynchon, Henry Smith and Jehu Burr reached an agreement with the Indians to purchase land on both sides of Connecticut.