Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Correspondents, 1765 May 10

Author Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge[org0034.ocp]

10 May 1765[1765-05-10]

ms number765310.1

[note (type: abstract): The Board votes to send C.J. Smith to Europe to collect funds, to ask General Gage for help, to increase Occom’s pension to relieve his poverty, and to employ him as a missionary to the Six Nations if he doesn’t go to Europe.][note (type: handwriting): Unknown hand, possibly that of Nathaniel Whitaker, is formal and clear.][note (type: paper): Single small sheet is in good condition, with light staining, creasing and wear.][note (type: ink): Black-brown.]

EventsBuilding of Occom’s house, Fundraising Tour of Great Britain, Occom returns to Mohegan

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At a meeting of the Board of [Correſpondents | Correspondents]CorreſpondentsCorrespondents[org0034.ocp] in the Colony of Connecticut on the [10.th | 10th]10.th10th Day of may 1765[1765-05-10] at the [Houſe | house]Houſehouse of John Ledyard[pers0322.ocp] [Eſq.r | Esq.]Eſq.rEsq. in Hartford[place0097.ocp]
Voted, That the Clerk, in the name of this board[org0034.ocp], make application to the [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. Charles [Jeffry | Jeffery]JeffryJeffery Smith[pers0500.ocp] to go to Europe[place0070.ocp] to Solicit Charities for the Support of [miſſionaries | missionaries]miſſionariesmissionaries [& | and]&and the School[org0098.ocp] under the Care of the [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. [mr | Mr.]mrMr. Wheelock[pers0036.ocp] of Lebanon[place0122.ocp].
Voted, That the Secretary, in the name of this board[org0034.ocp], [adderſs | address]adderſsaddress General Gage[pers0211.ocp] for his countenance [& | and]&and Such favours as he Shall be [pleaſed | pleased]pleaſedpleased to grant to the [miſſionaries | missionaries]miſſionariesmissionaries [& | and]&and [Schoolmaſters | schoolmasters]Schoolmaſtersschoolmasters that are going among the Six nations[org0090.ocp] next Summer.
Voted, That the [Preſident | President]PreſidentPresident [& | and]&and Secretary with the [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. [mr | Mr.]mrMr. [Pomroy | Pomeroy]PomroyPomeroy[pers0432.ocp] make out [Commiſſions | commissions]Commiſſionscommissions for the [miſſionaries | missionaries]miſſionariesmissionaries, who [& | and]&and recommendations for the [Schoolmaſters | schoolmasters]Schoolmaſtersschoolmasters who are gone [& | and]&and going to the Six Nations[org0090.ocp] this [Seaſon | season]Seaſonseason.
The [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. [mr | Mr.]mrMr. [Sampſon | Samson]SampſonSamson Occom[pers0030.ocp] put in a memorial to this Board[org0034.ocp], [repreſenting | representing]repreſentingrepresenting his [preſent | present]preſentpresent [preſſing | pressing]preſſingpressing [Circumſtances | circumstances]Circumſtancescircumstances [ariſing | arising]ariſingarising from the [Smallneſs | smallness]Smallneſssmallness of his former allowance; the [greatneſs | greatness]greatneſsgreatness of his family; the extraordinary ^[above] [& | and]&and [neceſſary | necessary]neceſſarynecessary^[& | and]&and [neceſſary | necessary]neceſſarynecessary expenses illegible illegible in moving his family from Long [Iſland | Island]IſlandIsland[place0129.ocp] to Mohegan[place0143.ocp], in which [paſſage | passage]paſſagepassage he [loſt | lost]loſtlost by [diſtreſs | distress]diſtreſsdistress of weather a [conſiderable | considerable]conſiderableconsiderable part of what he had; [altho | although]althoalthough Some [chrisſtian | Christian]chrisſtianChristian friends at Rhode [Iſland | Island]IſlandIsland[place0196.ocp] were generous to him in this [diſtreſs | distress]diſtreſsdistress; by his building a [houſe | house]houſehouse to live in for him [& | and]&and his family to live in, [& | and]&and by extraordinary Company; by all which he is [con­ſiderably | con­siderably]con­ſiderablycon­siderably involved in debt whereby he is reduced to great Straights, [& | and]&and impeded in his [miniſterial | ministerial]miniſterialministerial [buſineſs | business]buſineſsbusiness [& | and]&and [uſefulneſs | usefulness]uſefulneſsusefulness. This Board[org0034.ocp] tak­ing [theſe | these]theſethese things into [conſideration | consideration]conſiderationconsideration determine, in [caſe | case]caſecase [S.d | said]S.dsaid [mr | Mr.]mrMr. Occom[pers0030.ocp] shall not go to England[place0068.ocp] with [mr | Mr.]mrMr. Whitefield[pers0038.ocp] or Some man appointed by us for that [purpoſe | purpose]purpoſepurpose, that he be imployed as a [miſſionary | missionary]miſſionarymissionary among the Six nations[org0090.ocp] the next Summer, [& | and]&and that he have a [reaſonable | reasonable]reaſonablereasonable allow­ance from this Board[org0034.ocp] for that Service, [& | and]&and that we will [uſe | use]uſeuse our endea­vours that his debts be [diſcharged | discharged]diſchargeddischarged as Soon as charities can be obtained.
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People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0322.ocp John Ledyard mentioned Ledyard, John
pers0500.ocp Charles Jeffry Jeffery Smith mentioned Smith, Charles Jeffery
pers0036.ocp m r Mr. Wheelock mentioned Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0211.ocp General Gage mentioned Gage, Thomas
pers0432.ocp Pomroy Pomeroy mentioned Pomeroy, Benjamin
pers0030.ocp m r Mr. Sampſon Samson Occom mentioned Occom, Samson
pers0030.ocp m r Mr. Occom mentioned Occom, Samson
pers0038.ocp m r Mr. Whitefield mentioned Whitefield, George

Places identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
place0097.ocp Hartford Hartford
place0070.ocp Europe Europe
place0122.ocp Lebanon Lebanon
place0129.ocp Long Iſland Island Long Island
place0143.ocp Mohegan Mohegan
place0196.ocp Rhode Iſland Island Rhode Island
place0068.ocp England England

Organizations identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
org0034.ocp Board of CorreſpondentsCorrespondents Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge
org0034.ocp this board Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge
org0098.ocp School Moor’s Indian Charity School
org0090.ocp Six nations Six Nations
org0090.ocp Six Nations Six Nations
org0034.ocp Board Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge
org0034.ocp This Board Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge
org0034.ocp this Board Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

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1765-05-10 10.th10th Day of may 1765
1765-05-10 May 10th10th 1765

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