• Creator
  • Needham, Everett W
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  • Postcard of Redemption Rock pictured with an enlarged detail of its inscription telling of the May 2, 1676 release of Mary Rowlandson who was taken captive during King Philip's War. Mary Rowlandson was captured on February 10, 1676 by the Narragansett Indians during a raid on Lancaster, Massachusetts. After eleven weeks and five days of captivity she was ransomed for twenty pounds raised by the women of Boston, and paid by John Hoar of Concord... more
    Postcard of Redemption Rock pictured with an enlarged detail of its inscription telling of the May 2, 1676 release of Mary Rowlandson who was taken captive during King Philip's War. Mary Rowlandson was captured on February 10, 1676 by the Narragansett Indians during a raid on Lancaster, Massachusetts. After eleven weeks and five days of captivity she was ransomed for twenty pounds raised by the women of Boston, and paid by John Hoar of Concord at Redemption Rock near Mount Wachusett in Princeton, Massachusetts. The inscription on the rock reads: "Upon this rock May 2nd 1676 was made the agreement for the ransom of Mrs Mary Rowlandson of Lancaster between the Indians and John Hoar of Concord King Philip was with the Indians but refused his consent. Is part of the collection of the Princeton Historical Society, http://www.princetonmahistory.org housed in the Princeton Public Library, http://www.princetonpubliclibrary.org Goodnow Memorial Building, Princeton, Massachusetts. Is part of the Princeton Historical Society Postcard Collection. Needham, Everett W. ; Printed by Cheney Printer. less
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