David Avery, letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769 June 26

Author Avery, David

Date26 June, 1769

ms number769376

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.


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Reverend Doctor,
In my laſt informed the Doctor of one of Perrey's Brother's being hope­fully brought into Light of late — & alſo that Perrey himſelf (a member of College) was under serious Impreſ­sions — 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 hope­fully 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 ob­tain 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 com­mon — 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