Talk:New England Confederation
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Confederation's ending date
There is a problem with this sentence:
The confederation disintegrated in 1684 after Massachusetts refused to join the war against the Netherlands during the First Anglo-Dutch War.
The First Anglo-Dutch War ended in 1654. The New England attack on the New Netherlands was aborted in June of that year. So either the 1684 breakup date is wrong or the date is correct and the cause is wrong. I suspect it is the former (the Massachusetts and, IIRC, Plymouth colonies both stayed out) but my currently available sources don't tell me.
184.108.40.206 19:49, 4 December 2006 (UTC)
Inclusion of New Hampshire?
The map appears to be inaccurate by not including the 4 towns that made up New Hampshire at the time. In 1641 the towns - today called Portsmouth, Dover, Hampton, and Exeter - merged with Massachusetts. New Hampshire was not separated from Massachusetts until 1679. Thus, that part of New Hampshire would have been included in the New England Confederation, as part of Massachusetts. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 22:40, 26 December 2007 (UTC)
Confederation's start date
The Avalon project  gives May 19th as the initiation date. The source I added gives May 29th (Biographies and Legens of New England Indians, VIII). This source  states August 29th. Anyone got anything else?radek (talk) 03:10, 25 February 2010 (UTC)