In February 1676 Mary White Rowlandson and several of her family members, who lived in Lancaster, Massachusetts, where captured by the Indians during the King Philip War. She was held captive for 11 weeks and was taken from place to place and King Philip decided it was time for her release in exchange for a ransom of 20 pounds. In April 1676 her release in exchange for the money took place upon this rock. A family friend, John Hoar, brought the money as her husband waited for her in Boston, Massachusetts. The inscription says, John Hoar of Concord negotiated Mary’s release at this huge, flat-topped granite ledge.
June 11th, 2013
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