The Province of Massachusetts Bay requests aid from Queen Anne, 1708
"A petition from the Massachusetts colonists requesting help in quelling the hostile Indians allied with the French during Queen Anne’s War. Gives insight into the conflict’s costs upon New England. Discusses the Indians’ barbarity and the French setting prices for scalps. Describes their need of aid and the ineffectiveness of regular troops against the Indians. Asks Queen Anne to enlist the help of Mohawks and other friendly Indian nations. Comments on trade, French holdings, and the supply of masts for ships. Signed by Oliver as clerk of the House of Representatives."