Bacon's Rebellion

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38           NARRATIVES OF THE INSURRECTIONS           [1676

Mr. Bacon now returns from his last Expedicion Sick of a
Flux, without finding any Enemy Indians, having not gone
far by reason of the Vexations behind him, nor had he one dry
day in all his Marches to and fro in the Forrest whilst the
Plantations (not 50 Miles Distant) had a Summer so dry as
stinted the Indian Corn and Tobacco etc. Which the People
Ascribed to the Pawawings, i. e. the Sorceries of the Indians,
in a While Bacon dyes1 and was succeeded by his Lieutenant
Genll. Ingram, who had one Wakelet next in Command under
him, Whereupon hasten’d over the Governour to York River,
and with him they Articled for themselves and whom else
they Could, and so all Submitted and were Pardoned Exempt-
ing those Nominated and otherwise Proscribed, in a Procla-
macion of Indempnity, the principall of whom were Lawrence
and Drummond.

      Mr. Bland was then a Prisoner having been taken with
Carver, as before is noted, and in few daies Mr. Drumond was
brought in, when the Governour being on board a Ship came
Immediately to Shore and Complimented him with the Iron-
icall Sarcasm of a low Bend, saying “Mr. Drumond! You are
very welcome, I am more Glad to See you, than any man in
Virginea, Mr. Drumond you shall be hang’d in half an hour;”
Who Answered “What your honour pleases,” and as soon as a
Council of War cou’d meet, his Sentence be dispatcht and a Gib-
bet erected, (which took up near Two houres) He was Executed.

      This Mr. Drumond was a sober Scotch Gentleman of good
repute with whome I had not a particuler acquaintance, nor
do I know the Cause of that rancour his honour had against
him, other than his Pretensions in Common for the publick
but meeting him by Accident the Morning I left the Town, I
advis’d him to be very Wary, for he saw the Governour had
put a brand upon him. He (gravely expressing my Name)
Answered, “I am in over Shoes, I will be over Boots,” which I
was sorry to heare and Left him.2

     1Bacon died in October (two dates are given, 18th and 26th) at the house of
Pate in Gloucester County. The identity of Pate is uncertain. He may have
been either John Pate, or his nephew, Thomas Pate. For Ingram, see below,
p. 78, note 1.

    2 After Drummond’s death, his wife, an energetic and persistent woman
with five children dependent on her, applied for her hushand’s pay as burgess,

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