Solomon Williams, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 January 5


abstractWilliams writes to voice his objection to the proposed trip of Occom to England.

handwritingHandwriting is loose and occasionally difficult to decipher.

paperSingle large sheet is in good conditon with light-to-moderate creasing, staining and wear. There is some tearing near remnants of seal, but it results in no loss of text.


EventsMason Land Case

  Revd & dear Sir 
Your Favr of Decr 31. I Recd  this Morning. the Lr you Refer to of ye 11   I Recd laſt week. I aſk Pardon for Not An Swerg that before Now. but Indeed the wea ­ther & Travelling has been ſuch that I knew  of No way to get a Letter to you & now  I am quite at aloſs to know what to ſay to  your proposals. the Snow is ſo deep, falls  ſo often & the Cold Renders travelling ſo  Difficult that I doubt a meeting Coud be  obtaind yet a while. I have ſome Difficult  ties In My Mind abt Mr Occums going to  England, Eſpecially as Sent by the Commiſsrs  not only because I am Suſpicious he will be  prevaild on to Take Epiſcopal orders, but be cauſe, he has by his Medling in the Indian  Affairs very much Diſguſted the Government  & A Good Deal Diſaffected ſome to the Indian  School who before had a Favourable Opini on of it. & if he goes as Sent by Us Now I no  Maſon is in England ſolliciting the old Maſon  Affair it will be Difficult to make ye Govt  believe that we have no Eie to that or that  Occums being there will have no Influence  upon it. there is Nothing lies in My Mind  againſt Mr Braynerds going or in any proper  way deſiring the Aſsiſtance of the N York &  N Jerſey board of Correſpndents In the Affair, but  Really My Mind is too Dark to judge Abt it in  Expedients   
I am Sr your Affte Br & Servt  Solo: Williams   
[right]M.r Sol Williams Letter  Jany 5. 1765
To The Revd  Mr Eleazer Wheelock  In Lebanon