John Shattock, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1770 March 26


abstractShattock tells Wheelock that his tribe, the Narragansetts, do not wish to move to New Hampshire on account of the colder climate.

handwritingFormal handwriting is clear and legible.

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


Honourd Sir 
Though the goodneſs of God I have been  suffer'd to Visit my Brethren and according to your Directions  I have acquaint'd Samuel Niles and his People of your kind  offer to them and that you would aſſist them all in your Power  in Settleing a new countray as they have seen some fruits of  the Docters kindneſs in ^his^ writing to the Governor in their  favour they Desired me to send him an answer in ^this^ form that  they are Heartyly thankful to the Docter and wou'd willinly   Pursue the Sheme of Settleing that Land if ^it^ were further to  the Southward they say they have been toward that Countray   a Hunting and found the Weather hearder and colder then  it was here by which they think the Summer Seaſons must  be a Vast deal shorter then they are here as our affairs are  unsettled and see no likely-hoods of any thing been done about  them till may we think it best not to pusue that settlement  notwithstanding we ^are^ entirely thankful to Doct Wheelock  and also to the Governor we would let you know this that  you may not be disappoint'd  
Sir I received four Dollars upon your order of mr   Brimer Marchant in Norwich Landin which I promis'd   to return with in a month to the Doct if it should be a week  or two Longer I hope it will no offence   
now to Subscribe myself your  most Obedi Hum servt   John Shattock 
From John Shattock  March 26. 1770.