David Avery, letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769 June 26


abstractAvery writes from Yale about the conversion of fellow students. He adds a postscript regarding Wheelock's son John.

handwritingFormal handwriting is clear and legible. The trailer is in an unknown hand.

paperSingle large sheet folded in half to make four pages is in good condition, with light-to-moderate staining, creasing and wear. The seal is intact.


    Reverend Doctor, 
In my laſt informed the Doctor  of one of Perrey's Brother's being hope ­fully brought into Light of late — &  alſo that Perrey himſelf (a member  of College) was under serious Impreſ ­sions — His convictions increaſed — was  brought very clearly to see his State —  the work of humiliation appeared to  be quite genuine &c and this Monday  Night will be week since he was hope ­fully converted — He has had several  turns of Darkneſs as well as Light  — and appears to have built sure on  the Rock of Ages — manifeſts a  sweet, humble, Chriſtlike Diſpoſition.  What Joy, Rev,d Doctor, an account so  well grounded, will afford You — I can
pretty eaſily imagine — There are a few  who appear to be thoughtful and a little  concerned — God's Children seem to renew  their Strength — and we cant hope but God  is on his way to Viſit this Society! "Oh! that  God would Rend the Heavens and come down"!  we deſire the Saints in Lebanon to help  by their strong, united & fervent prayers  to the Father of Mercy for a Shower of  Divine Grace — Oh! that God had set a  Timothy at the head of this School of  the Prophets!
I hope D,r Gale's preſcriptions are well  suited to my Diſorder— pleaſe to accept  myuch Duty and filial Reſpect from,
   Reverend Doctor,   Yours moſt   dutifully    David Avery  Rev,d D,r Wheelock
P. S. 27.— Rev,d D,r your Son has applyed five  times to the Authority to get Liberty to  board out of Commons— but can not ob­ tain it, tho' the affair is not finally  determined — "The Eſtablished Laws & Decrees  of the Corporation can't be diſpenſed with."  If Jonne can not board out he will write  the Doctor soon to deſire he would write  Mr Baldwin— He would be sorrey if the  Doctor should draw from this Poſtſcript  that he is sick— he is is a well as com­ mon — and sends Duty with your's [gap: blotted_out][guess: &]c   D.A.
From David Avery  June 26. 1769 
To The Reverend  Eleazar Wheelock D. D.  Lebanon