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

Author Shattock, John

Date26 March, 1770

ms number770226.2

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.


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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.