Agaam, aka Agawam, This fifteenth July 1636. Connecticut`s disputes with William Pynchon and Massachusetts continued. They attempted to establish a commercial post north of Springfield, and Mr. Pynchon filed a complaint with the Massachusetts General Court. The court responded that Connecticut`s attempt to establish a commercial position within its patent was a significant prejudice. As the act said, Connecticut decided to force Springfield to contribute to the maintenance of Fort Saybrook, at the mouth of the river, in exchange for sending goods to the end. Don`t waste time, Massachusetts said, if Springfield were to pay Connecticut for the use of the river, then Connecticut had to pay Massachusetts to use Boston Harbor, which was of course the navigation center of the English colonies in New England. Needless to say, did Connecticut have to drop the case for Connecticut free use of boston Harbor? Or did she want a springfield assignment to go up and down the Connecticut River? Two months later, William Pynchon, Henry Smith and Jehu Burr reached an agreement with the Indians to purchase land on both sides of Connecticut. When they signed the deed of sale, the Indians kept them almost everything valued, fishing all over the land, hunting deer, picking up nuts, acorns, Sasachiminesh (Cranberries) and having and enjoying all that cottinackeesh (kitkanakish, planting stock or bottom planted now) were the cultivated fields on which they grew their tobacco. Corn, beans, pumpkins and pumpkins. On May 14, 1636, Henry Smith wrote the agreement for the construction of the Springfield plantation. Only eight men signed it: William Pynchon, Mathew Mitchell, Henry Smith, Jehu Burr, William Blake, Edmund Wood, Thomas Ufford and John Cable. The agreement contained many items for the future government of the colony.
The first order was to go and get a minister, and this theme was treated as follows: Soon, the merchants needed more and better beaver skins. At that time, the beaver populated all the streams that flowed into the great Connecticut River. And the contractors were ready to fill the ships with hides. Up to 200,000 beaver skins per year have been shipped to England. John Pynchon ran a very large business as a fur trader and merchant. He bought furs from the Indians and others and sent them down the river to his warehouse in East Windsor, called The Warehouse Point. From there, the furs were shipped south to Hartford; Then to Boston and England. He owned and co-owned several vessels. In the years to come, he visited England several times in connection with his father`s property, leaving behind a huge landholding.
Below the text of the agreement, but before the signings, the castle of Pynchon the agreement: We bear witness to the order above, al the first adventurers and sub-authors for the plantation. Two days later, on 16 May 1636, the eight signatories and four others who had joined them received the first land allocation. The original location on the west side of the river was abandoned as it was exposed to fresh discoveries that caused swampy soils, and a new location for the city was chosen on the east side. In the spring of 1636 Mr. Pynchon, his family and the others he had taken with him made their way to the Bay Path. Armed Scouts led the way and kept a close eye on the inhabitants of all kinds of forests. As the image of the famous nature hike shows, this group had to make a colorful group.