John Shattock, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1770 February 29

Author Shattock, John


ms number770179

abstractShattock thanks Wheelock for applying to Governor Wentworth on behalf of his tribe, the Narragansetts.

handwritingFormal handwriting is clear and legible.

paperLarge sheet folded in half to make four pages is in good-to-fair condition, with light-to-moderate staining, creasing and wear. There appear to be several pinholes in the center of the central vertical crease.


layoutThe first page of the letter is on one recto, but but the second page is on two recto, not one verso.

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Honourd Sir
Since God has spear'd my Life till now I have willingly except'd of your kind offer and priviledge in your school Since I have experienced so much of your kindneſs toward me as well as to my Nation I am Thoroughly Convinced of your great Friendship and kindneſs toward them and that you would Contribute all in your Power if they cou'd be made Happy thereby and more especially to make them Heirs of everlasting savation I have been greatly Concern'd for the state of my Nation both for their spiritual and temboral Interest and so Continue which has Cauſed me to Labour under many Sorrows the Narragansett Tribe whereunto I belong are under many Difficult Circumſtances which is a great hurt to their Religion I am fully persweaded that our — miniſter and a Number of his People wou'd willingly Change their Countray for another where they Cou'd enjoy their Religion there are many who Condemn our miniſters Religion and call it delusion but I would to God that we were all deluded by the same spirit as to thier Moveing to some New Settlement I woud not leed them Into any thing without their Conſideration your kindneſs In writing to the
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Governor of new Hampshire on our behalf has been exceeding great which I shall readyly acquain[illegible][guess: q]t our Tribe of the Trouble and exspence I have been to the Doctr and his Family has been much and their kindneſs so Great that I can not exspreſs my Thankfulneſs and wou'd willingly reward them for their Trouble if it were now in my Power notwithſtanding I have an undoupt'd Confidence of their reward in the World to Come
Sir I am your most Hum[illegible][guess: b] and Obedient Servent John Shattock
To The Reverd Doctr Wheelock Present