Tobias Shattock, letter, Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 December 10


abstractShattock writes that he is leaving for England, where he will speak in favor of his Tribe and the Charity School, and that he has passed on the recruitment of students to Edward Deake.

handwritingHandwriting is formal, bold and clear. It is the same as on manuscripts 765566.1, 767115.1, 767351.1, 767552, 767559, 767562.2, 767630.2, and possibly 767231, 767251 and 768371.2. It is possibly that of Edward Deake, schoolmaster at Charlestown. The trailer is in an unknown hand.

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


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Rev. Dr.
I now Inform you, that the circumstance of my Bretheren calls  me into England, through kind Indulgent Providence, I'm like to go  much sooner than I expected. Capt. William Chase has offered me a  passage to England, in his Ship, which kind offer I shall thank‐ fully embrace. — I'm truly Sorry to leave my Study so soon, but  can't help it. — For your kindness to me, my Wife and Child, also the  Degree of Learning I got in your School, would now address my‐ self to You in the deepest sense of Gratitude, and Thanks.   As you have been a great Friend to me, You need not fear,  but that I shall Speak in favour of Your School.
As, (I hope,) You have a near intercourse with Heaven, I  ask an Interest in your Prayers, that God, the disposer of all  Hearts would raise me up true Friends, to lay our Misery be‐ fore his most Sacred Majesty, and his most Honourable Privy Council,  and that I may be favoured with the Gracious influence of his Holy  Spirit. — We Shall Sail the first fair Wind.
In grateful remembrance of friendship, and Civility, with  cordial Love to all my acquaintance, I am, Rev. Sir.
(with great respect) your Humble Servant.  Tobias Shattock
P.S. As to the Boys You wrote for, I left the affair with Mr. Deake, and  the Council of Indians. — Tobias Shattock
From Toby Shattock  December 10. 1767
To  the Rev. Dr. Wheelock  at  Lebanon