Connecticut Board of Correspondents for the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, minutes, 1765 February 25


abstractMinutes of "some things to be acted on" at a meeting of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents. These include the prospective fundraising trip to England, as well as an article of complaint against Occom.

handwritingWheelock's hand is informal, crowded and occasionally difficult to decipher.

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

inkBlack-brown ink varies in intensity and is somewhat blotchy.

EventsFundraising Tour of Great Britain, Jewett Controversy

Modernized Version Deletions removed; additions added in; modern spelling and capitalization added; unfamiliar abbreviations expanded.

Minutes of Some things to be considered and acted upon  by the Board of correspondents in the Colony of Connecticut  at their Next Meeting. viz. on March. 12. 1765.
1. To Examine Mr. Titus Smith and Mr. Theophilus Chamberlain in  order to their being Authorised, and Sent forth as missionaries  to the Indians
2. In case Mr. Chamberlain be approved, then to agree upon a  proper Application to be made in his Behalf to the President  and Corporation of Yale College for Liberty to Send him, and he  not fail of his Degree at the proper season on that account
3. to Examine the Indian Boys in the School and Judge how  Many are Qualified for schoolmasters, and of the Expediency   of their going next Spring — and under Whose Conduct.
4. to Appoint a day for the Ordination of the missionaries, and  determine whether it Shall not be observed as a day of fasting  and Prayer by all that Attend upon it.
5. to consider whether it be not expedient to Send, a Licence  to preach, to Mr. Kirtland now among the Six Nations.
6. To consider and determine respecting the Sending Mr. John Brai‐ ‐nerd to Europe next Spring to ask the Charities of people there  for the Support of this School and missionaries. And what Recom‐ ‐mendation and Credentials he Shall be furnished with.
7. To hear the Articles of Complaint against Mr. Occom, and Judge  thereon.
8. to appoint a meet person to Accompany Mr. Brainerd  to Europe.
9. To advise respecting the Place to build a house for this School  provided my Suit for the Royal Favour be not successful.
10. To advise respecting a blacksmith for the Benefit of the School  or whether it be not Expedient to Set one up at present, if one  may be found who will consent to move with the School if it should  be removed.
11. Whether this Board will take the Patronage of this School in case of  my Removal, or being incapable to conduct the Affairs of it, and  it be left destitute of one in my Stead to do it.
12. Whether they will not appoint Mr. Samuel Gray of this School  Scribe or register to this Board, and appoint him a reasonable  Reward for that Service — or Whether they Shall not think he will  at least deserve his own Board, for keeping the Books and accounts  for this Board and School.
13. to review the minutes of our former meeting, and vote them if  we think proper in order to their being Recorded.
14. to fix upon the most easy and Effectual Method to notify  the meetings of this Board. and determine how many Shall make a Quorum. 
proposed to them by their Humble Servant  Eleazar Wheelock.   
Lebanon February 25. 1765.  committee to be appointed
Minutes of matters to be  laid before commissioners at their  meeting next after February 26  1765.