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

Author Shattock, John[pers0661.ocp]

26 March 1770[1770-03-26]

ms number770226.2

[note (type: abstract): Shattock tells Wheelock that his tribe, the Narragansetts, do not wish to move to New Hampshire on account of the colder climate.][note (type: handwriting): Formal handwriting is clear and legible.][note (type: paper): Large single sheet is in good condition, with light staining, creasing and wear.][note (type: ink): Dark-brown.]
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[Honourd | Honoured]HonourdHonoured Sir
Though the [goodneſs | goodness]goodneſsgoodness of God I have been [suffer'd | suffered]suffer'dsuffered to Visit my Brethren and according to your Directions I have [acquaint'd | acquainted]acquaint'dacquainted Samuel Niles[pers0391.ocp] and his People of your kind offer to them and that you would [aſſist | assist]aſſistassist them all in your Power in [Settleing | settling]Settleingsettling a new [countray | country]countraycountry as they have seen some fruits of the [Docters | Doctor's]DoctersDoctor's [kindneſs | kindness]kindneſskindness in ^[above] his^his writing to the Governor[pers0567.ocp] in their favour they Desired me to send him an answer in ^[above] this^this form that they are [Heartyly | heartily]Heartylyheartily thankful to the [Docter | Doctor]DocterDoctor and [wou'd | would]wou'dwould [willinly | willingly]willinlywillingly Pursue the [Sheme | scheme]Shemescheme of [Settleing | settling]Settleingsettling that Land if ^[above] it^it were further to the Southward they say they have been toward that [Countray | country]Countraycountry a Hunting and found the Weather [hearder | harder]hearderharder and colder then it was here by which they think the Summer [Seaſons | seasons]Seaſonsseasons must be a Vast deal shorter [then | than]thenthan they are here as our affairs are unsettled and see no [likely-hoods | likelihoods]likely-hoodslikelihoods of [any thing | anything]any thinganything been done about them [till | 'til]till'til may we think it best not to [pusue | pursue]pusuepursue that settlement notwithstanding we ^[above] are^are entirely thankful to [Doct | Dr.]DoctDr. Wheelock[pers0036.ocp] and also to the Governor[pers0567.ocp] we would let you know this that you may not be [disappoint'd | disappointed]disappoint'ddisappointed
Sir I received four Dollars upon your order of [mr | Mr.]mrMr. [Brimer | Brimmer]BrimerBrimmer [pers0096.ocp] [Marchant | merchant]Marchantmerchant in Norwich [Landin | landing]Landinlanding [place0176.ocp] which I [promis'd | promised]promis'dpromised to return [with in | within]with inwithin a month to the [Doct | Doctor]DoctDoctor if it should be a week or two Longer I hope it will no offence
now to Subscribe myself your most [Obedi | Obedient]ObediObedient [Hum | Humble]HumHumble [servt | servant]servtservant John Shattock[pers0661.ocp]
From John Shattock[pers0661.ocp] March 26. 1770.[1770-03-26]
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id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0391.ocp Samuel Niles mentioned Niles, Samuel
pers0567.ocp the Governor mentioned Wentworth, John
pers0036.ocp Doct Dr. Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0567.ocp Governor mentioned Wentworth, John
pers0096.ocp m r Mr. Brimer Brimmer mentioned Brimmer, John Baker
pers0661.ocp John Shattock writer Shattock, John Jr.
pers0661.ocp John Shattock writer Shattock, John Jr.

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place0031.ocp Charles Town Charlestown Charlestown
place0176.ocp Norwich Landin landing Norwich Landing

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1770-03-26 March 26th26th D 1770
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