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Northern Illinois University
New York Weekly
v. 29 no. 41
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New York Weekly v. XXIX, no. 41, August 17, 1874 (Issue)
(pseudonym used by Cumier, Thomas J.)
August 17, 1874
In 1773, an old chief from the Norridgewock, with an imposing retinue of a half-a-dozen painted, breach-clothed savages, came down to the town of Portsmouth to have a "big talk," and negotiate with the white traders for their usual supply of blankets, rum, tobacco, gunpowder and lead.