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

Author Shattock, John[pers0661.ocp]

29 February 1770[1770-02]

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[note (type: abstract): Shattock thanks Wheelock for applying to Governor Wentworth on behalf of his tribe, the Narragansetts.][note (type: handwriting): Formal handwriting is clear and legible.][note (type: paper): Large 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.][note (type: ink): Brown-black.][note (type: layout): The 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 | Honoured]HonourdHonoured Sir
Since God has [spear'd | spared]spear'dspared my Life [till | 'til]till'til now I have willingly [except'd | accepted]except'daccepted of your kind offer and [priviledge | privilege]priviledgeprivilege in your school[org0098.ocp] Since I have experienced so much of your [kindneſs | kindness]kindneſskindness toward me as well as to my Nation[org0066.ocp] I am Thoroughly Convinced of your great Friendship and [kindneſs | kindness]kindneſskindness toward them and that you would Contribute all in your Power if they [cou'd | could]cou'dcould be made Happy thereby and more especially to make them Heirs of everlasting [savation | salvation]savationsalvation I have been greatly [Concern'd | concerned]Concern'dconcerned for the state of my Nation[org0066.ocp] both for their spiritual and [temboral | temporal]temboraltemporal Interest and so Continue which has [Cauſed | caused]Cauſedcaused me to Labour under many Sorrows the Narragansett Tribe[org0066.ocp] whereunto I belong are under many Difficult [Circumſtances | circumstances]Circumſtancescircumstances which is a great hurt to their Religion I am fully [persweaded | persuaded]persweadedpersuaded that our — [miniſter | minister]miniſterminister and a Number of his People [wou'd | would]wou'dwould willingly Change their [Countray | country]Countraycountry for another where they [Cou'd | could]Cou'dcould enjoy their Religion there are many who Condemn our [miniſters | ministers]miniſtersministers Religion and call it delusion but I would to God that we were all deluded by the same spirit as to [thier | their]thiertheir [Moveing | moving]Moveingmoving to some New Settlement I [woud | would]woudwould not [leed | lead]leedlead them Into [any thing | anything]any thinganything without their [Conſideration | consideration]Conſiderationconsideration your [kindneſs | kindness]kindneſskindness In writing to the
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Governor of new Hampshire[place0160.ocp][pers0567.ocp] on our behalf has been exceeding great which I shall [readyly | readily]readylyreadily acquain[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): q]qt our Tribe[org0066.ocp] of the Trouble and [exspence | expense]exspenceexpense I have been to the [Doctr | Dr.]DoctrDr. and his Family has been much and their [kindneſs | kindness]kindneſskindness so Great that I can not [exspreſs | express]exspreſsexpress my [Thankfulneſs | thankfulness]Thankfulneſsthankfulness and [wou'd | would]wou'dwould willingly reward them for their Trouble if it were now in my Power [notwithſtanding | notwithstanding]notwithſtandingnotwithstanding I have an [undoupt'd | undoubted]undoupt'dundoubted Confidence of their reward in the World to Come
Sir I am your most [Hum[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): b]b | humble]Hum[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): b]bhumble and Obedient [Servent | servant]Serventservant John Shattock[pers0661.ocp]
To The [Reverd | Rev.]ReverdRev. [Doctr | Dr.]DoctrDr. Wheelock[pers0036.ocp] Present
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pers0567.ocp Governor of new Hampshire mentioned Wentworth, John
pers0661.ocp John Shattock writer Shattock, John Jr.
pers0036.ocp Doct r Dr. Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar

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place0122.ocp Lebanon Lebanon
place0160.ocp new Hampshire New Hampshire

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id Text in document Authorized Name
org0098.ocp your school Moor’s Indian Charity School
org0066.ocp my Nation Narragansett Tribe
org0066.ocp the Narragansett Tribe Narragansett Tribe
org0066.ocp our Tribe Narragansett Tribe

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1770-02 February 29th29th AD 1770

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Honourd Honoured
spear'd spared
except'd accepted
cou'd could
Concern'd concerned
wou'd would
Cou'd could
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