Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, letter, to The Long Island Presbytery, 1765 September 24


abstractThe Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge writes seeking assistance from the Long Island Presbytery to offset Occom’s debts. Document also includes minutes from a meeting of the Board, with what appear to be mentions of other letters written to different organizations.

handwritingThere are two hands: the body of the letters is written in one hand that is clear and formal, with some deletions and additions; while Wheelock appears to have added a sentence (beginning "we beg Leave..."), along with the signature and address.

paperHeavy wear and staining with some loss of text.

noteworthyAppears to be draft or copy.

signatureFull signature missing due to damage.

EventsBuilding of Occom’s house

Revd Gentlemen   
The Board of correſpondents in the colony of connecticut  at their meeting in Norwich the 23d of this Inſtant, takeing [illegible]into  into their conſideration the neceſſitous circumſtances of the Revd   mr Samſon Occom, & the debts under which he lies, & that the  greater ^Some^ part of what he owes is due to perſons on Long Iſland  & were contracted while he was imployed in the publick Service  of Chriſts Kindgom there, & while under ^the pay of^ the Honourable Com­ miſſioners of Boſton, which was too Sc[gap: tear][guess: an]ty for his Support.  And that mr Occom labours under great [gap: tear][guess: disadv]antage[illegible] on account  of Said Debts, & is deſirous that his ki[gap: tear]rs Should be no  longer kept out of their juſt dues, but [gap: tear] this Board  have no fund, & are not able to pay th[gap: tear][guess: e] [gap: tear][guess: h]ave app[gap: tear][guess: ointed]  us to addreſs you & intreat your aſſiſtance[gap: tear][guess: in] collecting mo­ nies ^for that Purpose^ in your Several Congregations for the [gap: tear]arge of them  Same. Your own tho'ts And as numbers in this country  have done generouſly for his ^towards his relief &^ Support here & for building him  a houſe, So we truſt your own tho'ts will Suggeſt conſiderations  Sufficiant to move you to do every thing which a regard to his  Uſefulneſs & the advancem.t of the Redeemers Kingdom thereby ^require^  will move you to. We beg Leave to Subſcribe with much Affection  and Eſteem Rev.d Gentlemen. 
Your Bretheren and Fellow ſervts.  Signd by Order of [gap: tear][guess: Correspondents]  [gap: tear][guess: Nor]wich September 24th 1765 
Reverend Preſbytery  Long Iſland ——   
[gap: tear][guess: Le]tter to the London Commiſsionrs  [gap: tear] the Honoble ſociety in ſcotland  [gap: tear] Commiſsioners in New Jerſey  [gap: tear][guess: Gener]al Gage  [gap: tear][guess: provisions] for Miſsionaries &c.  [gap: tear] General Johnſon  to the Corporation at Naſsau hall  to the Preſbtery of Suffolk.
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