December 22,This day during the Father Rale’s War (1722–1725)

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December 22, 1724 – Raid at Lake Winnipesaukee During the war Captain John Lovewell made three expeditions against the natives. On their first expedition in December of 1724, Lovewell and his militia company (often called “snowshoe men”) of 30 men left Dunstable, New Hampshire, trekking to the north of Lake Winnipesaukee (“Winnipiscogee Lake”) into the White Mountains of New Hampshire. On December 10, 1724, Captain Lovewell along with a company of rangers killed two Abenakis.[42] On December 19, 40 miles (64 km) north of Winnipesaukee, the troop came upon a wigwam, where they killed and scalped an Abenaki man and took an Abenaki boy captive in response to the abduction of two men from Dunstable and the ambush and killing of eight others by Abenaki warriors. The company was paid 200 pounds for the scalp (150 pounds plus 50 pounds over and above

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