Roger Williams with Canonicus
New Providence, May, 1637
I object that all are disposed of, he answers, if so, he desires to buy one or two of some Englishman.
Sir, you were pleased some while since to intimate some breach of league in Miantunnomu. I would not dishearten this man (from coming by my speech any way: but I could wish you would please to intimate your mind fully to him, as also that if there be any just exception which they cannot well answer, that use be made of it, (if it may be with the safety of the common peace,) to get the bits into their mouths, especially if their be good assurance from the Mohawks. So with my best salutes and earnest sighs to heaven,
For his much honored, Mr. Governor of the Massachusetts