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.

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


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Honoured Sir
Though the goodness of God I have been suffered to Visit my Brethren and according to your Directions I have acquainted Samuel Niles and his People of your kind offer to them and that you would assist them all in your Power in settling a new country as they have seen some fruits of the Doctor's kindness in his writing to the Governor in their favour they Desired me to send him an answer in this form that they are heartily thankful to the Doctor and would willingly Pursue the scheme of settling that Land if it were further to the Southward they say they have been toward that country a Hunting and found the Weather harder and colder then it was here by which they think the Summer seasons must be a Vast deal shorter than they are here as our affairs are unsettled and see no likelihoods of anything been done about them 'til may we think it best not to pursue that settlement notwithstanding we are entirely thankful to Dr. Wheelock and also to the Governor we would let you know this that you may not be disappointed
Sir I received four Dollars upon your order of Mr. Brimmer merchant in Norwich landing which I promised to return within a month to the Doctor if it should be a week or two Longer I hope it will no offence
now to Subscribe myself your most Obedient Humble servant John Shattock
From John Shattock March 26. 1770.