Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 March 2


abstractWhitaker writes regarding Jewett's charges against Occom, and Wheelock's memorial to the Assembly.

handwritingHandwriting is informal, yet clear and legible.

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

inkBrown ink is slightly faded.

noteworthySince both the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge and the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America are involved in the Jewett Controversy, it is uncertain to which organization Whitaker refers when he mentions "ye Comſ.rs," and so it has been left untagged.

EventsJewett Controversy

  Rev.d & Dr Br 
Yours I rec.d yeſterday, both of 22. & 27. Saw Br  Jewet who happened here laſt night, had but a  few minutes with him. He is quite averſe to accuſe  in a formal man.r Says it will be looked on as  a party buſineſs in him — I urged him to it — he  will do Something, but I fear not thoro'ly. Seems to  think twill do to tell ye Comſ.rs what he has to Say  without any [illegible] Articles written or delivered to mr  Occom; but I urged the neceſſity of Serving him wth  a coppy — What he will do I can't tell have taken  mr Peabodies & Whitney's evidence — they both agree  in every thing — I expect yr muſt be a committe ap‐ pointed to hear ye affair on ye Spot — Juſt now re‐ c.d Letter from Dr Br Peck with the incloſed Scrap.  bleſſed be God for this Scrap. He tells me He did  not receive the goods from mr Little lill ye 1st of laſt  month, will Send ym by ye firſt opportunity. mrs  Peck is delivered, & loſt her child with convulſions —  He writes "Mr Foſter tells me yt mr Whelocks Petition  labours in our Aſſembly — & yt mr Smith propoſes to  it Sho'd be referred to ye may Seſſions. I hope mr Whee lock will be preſent, & will obtain."  I purpoſe, Deo Vol:, to be at your houſe on monday  week with mr Jewet — I hope that your Letters ^to^ miſſr  Ells & Fiſh will not miſcarry. I Shall do my beſt.  I Shall write a line to mr Huntington righ away — Armsfull  of Love to be devided among you as you Shall See beſt.   
From yours as ever  N. Whitaker 
NB. I See no hope of continuing wth my people —   
from M.r Whitaker  Mar. 2. 1765 
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To the Revd  Eleazer Wheelock  in Lebanon
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