Connecticut Board of Correspondents for the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, minutes, 1765 February 25


abstractMinutes of "some things to be acted on" at a meeting of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents. These include the prospective fundraising trip to England, as well as an article of complaint against Occom.

handwritingWheelock's hand is informal, crowded and occasionally difficult to decipher.

paperLarge single sheet is in good condition, with moderate creasing and light staining and wear.

inkBlack-brown ink varies in intensity and is somewhat blotchy.

EventsFundraising Tour of Great Britain, Jewett Controversy

Minutes of Some things to be conſidered and acted upon  by the Board of Corriſpondents in the Coloney of Connecticut  at their Next Meeting. viz. on March. 12. 1765.
1. To Examine M.r Titus Smith and M.r Theo.s Chamberlain in  order to their being Authorised, & Sent forth as Miſsionaries  to the Indians viz. on March 1st 1765.
2. In Caſe M.r Chamberlain be approved, then to agree upon a  proper Application to be made in his Behalf to the Preſident  and Corporation of Yale College for Liberty to Send him, and he  not fail of his Degree at the proper Seaſon on that account
3. to Examine the Indian Boys in the School & Judge how  Many are Qualified for School Maſters, and of the Expediency   of their going next Spring — and under Whose Conduct.
4. to Appoint a day for the Ordination of the Miſsionaries, and  determine whether it Shall not be obſerved as a day of faſting  and Prayer by all that Attend upon it.
5. to Conſider Whither it be not expedient to Send, a Licence  to preach, to M.r Kirtland now among the Six Nations.
6. To conſider & determine reſpecting the Sending M.r John Brai‐ ‐nerd to Europe next Spring to aſk the Charities of people there  for the Support of this School and Miſsionaries. And what Recom‐ ‐mendation and Credentials he Shall be furniſhed with.
7. To hear the Articles of Complaint againſt M.r Occom, and Judge  thereon.
8. to appoint a meet Perſon to Accompany M.r Brainerd  to Europe.
9. To adviſe Reſpecting the Place to build a Houſe for this School  provided my Suit for the Royal Favour be not Succeſsful.
10. To adviſe Reſpecting a Blackſmith for the Benefit of the School  or whether it be not Expedient to Set one up at preſent, if one  may be found who will conſent to move with the School if it ſhod  be removed.
11. Whether this Board will take the Patronage of this School in Caſe of  my Removal, or being incapable to conduct the Affairs of it, and  it be left deſtitute of one in my Stead to do it.
12. Whether they will not appoint M.r Samuel Gray of this School  Scribe or Regiſter to this Board, and appoint him a Reaſonable  Reward for that Service — or Whether they Shall not think he will  at leaſt deſerve his own Board, for keeping the Books & accots  for this Board and School.
13. to rewiew the minutes of our former meeting, and vote them if  we think proper in order to their being Recorded.
14. to fix upon the moſt Eaſie and Effectual Method to notify  the meetings of this Board. and determine how many Shall make a Quorum. 
proposed to them by their Humble Servant  Eleazar Wheelock.   
Lebanon Feby 25. 1765.  Committe to ^be^ appointed
Minutes of Maters to be  laid before Com̅iſsrs at y.r  meeting next after Feby 26  1765.