Charles Jeffery Smith, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 October 6


abstractSmith writes to Wheelock about the fundraising tour, urging that it be postponed until Spring.

handwritingHandwriting is loose yet formal and clear. Letter case often difficult to decipher.

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


EventsFundraising Tour of Great Britain

  Revd & Dear Sir   
I fully expected to have found a  Letter in Town from you in answer  to one I wrote in August & sent for post;  in that I gave some Incouragement of  going home in the Spring, but I am  in such a poor State of Health that it  will be impracticable for me to go, & am  glad to hear that you have not depended  upon me — the Freinds to the Design  in New York New Jersey & Philadelphia  think it best by all means that none  go before Spring, & have repeatedly deſ= ired me to recommend it to you to wait  till then — I have just learnt by  Capt Kelly that mr Whitaker is appoi nted, but that it is somewhat dubious  whether he will go as his Wife is so  averse to it, whereupon I would acquaint  you that I beleive Mr Rodgers might  be obtained, & he is judged the most  Suitable Perſon that can be sent —  it is of the last importance yt an able  Perſon should go, it is generally thought  matters are not ripe for sending this  Fall — may Heaven direct your Steps,  & Succeed your Endeavours! being in  the greatest Haste I have time only to  add that I am my Dear sir yours 
affectionately  C. J Smith
Revd Mr Whelock 
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