BIOGRAPHY and HISTORY Of The INDIANS of NORTH AMERICA
Bagnall & Peverly Murder
By Samuel Gardner Drake
Published by G. & C. & N. Carvill, 1834
Original from Oxford University - Page 58
Manalahqua, called also Black-william, was a sachem, and was proprietor of Na- hant when the whites settled in the country nearby. Black-william was an Indian Duke and a great friend to the whites. His friendship was repaid.
Walter Bagnall, nicknamed Great Wot, " a wicked fellow," had a traders cabin on Richmond Island. He had much wronged the Indians in his dealings with them and was killed near the mouth of Saco River. "It was particularly mentioned that Bagnall was killed by Squidrayset and his men, some Indians belonging to that part of the country. This was in October, 1631."
In January 1933 vessels were searching for pirates and came in at Richmond's Island. They found "Black Will" and hanged him in revenge of Bagnall's death.
"There can be but little doubt that Bagnall deserved his fate, if any deserve such; but the other was the act of white men." (This refers to the murder of Manatahqua "Black Will"