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Vincent
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Philip Vincent,
A True Relation of the late Battell fought in New-England, between the English and the Pequet Salvages...

London:
Thomas Harper, 1638.

Philip Vincent's account of the attack by Massachusetts soldiers on the Pequot Indians in 1637, and the complete destruction of a Pequot town, justifies Puritan brutality for audiences in England by describing Indian "savagery" and by noting the presence of God on the Puritan side.

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