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“Various are the reports and conjectures of the causes of the present Indian war. Some impute it to an imprudent zeal in the magistrates of Boston to christianize those heathen. . . . [T]he people, on the other side, for lucre and gain, entice and provoke the Indians to the breach thereof, especially to drunkenness. . . . But the government of Massachusetts . . . [has] contributed much to their misfortunes."
-Source: Edward Randolph, report on Metacom’s War (King Philip’s War), 1685