John Smith and Moses Peck, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 December 22

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abstractSmith and Peck write regarding the prospective trip to Great Britain.

handwritingFormal handwriting is small and occasionally difficult to decipher.

paperLarge sheet folded in half to make four pages is in good condition, with light staining, creasing and wear.

inkBrown ink is faded.

noteworthyAlthough it is not entirely certain to whom the writers refer when they mention "your Son," it is likely Rodulphus Wheelock. It is uncertain what the writers mean by "9.r," and so it has been left unmodified in the modernized transcription; however, it is possibly an abbreviation for September.

EventsFundraising Tour of Great Britain

Rev.d & Dear Sir   
Since I wrote by your Son, have no  Letters from London & youl please to be sure of hearing as soon as  I do.
Y.r Letters to M.r Peck & me give us singular  satisfaction in relation to M.r Kirtland, Woolley & Sir Williams  Letters—There seems to be a desire among the Indians  of ye numerous Tribes of flocking into Christ visible kingdom  as a Cloud & as Doves to their windows—
In ye mean time M.r Peck & I are afraid of  formal Episcopal Concessions; for which reason, & because so  visible a preference of ye Boston Society to Yours; Is given in  the Letter to Governour Bernard: We take no copy of that,  nor do we think best to expose it to view. as to ye other   Letters   
Letters; Copys of them are in hand & will be sent to M.r Little  & M.r Sherbourne, To friends in England, & will also be read  to Benefactors here.
As to sending M.r Brainard to England with M.r  Occum : might it not be best to consult M.r Whitefield on it.  least it should seem as if he were substituted in his room— —a Letter to Mr Whitefield may be forwarded to S Carolina  if here in 10 days or a fortnight—He writes me of 9.r ye 17–  that he may be back from Georgia & at Charlestown perhaps  all January — He intends here in y.e Spring— He says  new Light is prevalent in North Carolina.
Your most humble Ser   John Smith  Moſes Peck   
To the Revd Mr E: Wheelock 
To  The Revd M.r Elea.r Wheelock  At  Lebanon    M.r John Smith's Letter  Dec.r 22. 1764
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