Connecticut Board of Correspondents for the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, minutes, 1765 February 25


[note (type: abstract): Minutes of "some things to be acted on" at a meeting of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents. These include the prospective fundraising trip to England, as well as an article of complaint against Occom.][note (type: handwriting): Wheelock's hand is informal, crowded and occasionally difficult to decipher.][note (type: paper): Large single sheet is in good condition, with moderate creasing and light staining and wear.][note (type: ink): Black-brown ink varies in intensity and is somewhat blotchy.]

EventsFundraising Tour of Great Britain, Jewett Controversy

Minutes of Some things to be [conſidered | considered]conſideredconsidered and acted upon  by the Board of [Corriſpondents | correspondents]Corriſpondentscorrespondents in the [Coloney | Colony]ColoneyColony of Connecticut[org0034.ocp]  at their Next Meeting. viz. on March. 12. 1765[1765-03-12].
1. To Examine [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Titus Smith[pers0503.ocp] and [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [Theo.s | Theophilus]Theo.sTheophilus Chamberlain[pers0009.ocp] in  order to their being Authorised, [& | and]&and Sent forth as [Miſsionaries | missionaries]Miſsionariesmissionaries  to the Indians viz. on March [1st | 1st.]1st1st. 1765.
2. In [Caſe | case]Caſecase [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Chamberlain[pers0009.ocp] be approved, then to agree upon a  proper Application to be made in his Behalf to the [Preſident | President]PreſidentPresident[pers0010.ocp]  and Corporation of Yale College[org0107.ocp] for Liberty to Send him, and he  not fail of his Degree at the proper [Seaſon | season]Seaſonseason on that account
3. to Examine the Indian Boys in the School [org0098.ocp] [& | and]&and Judge how  Many are Qualified for [School Maſters | schoolmasters]School Maſtersschoolmasters, and of the Expediency   of their going next Spring — and under Whose Conduct.
4. to Appoint a day for the Ordination of the [Miſsionaries | missionaries]Miſsionariesmissionaries, and  determine whether it Shall not be [obſerved | observed]obſervedobserved as a day of [faſting | fasting]faſtingfasting  and Prayer by all that Attend upon it.
5. to [Conſider | consider]Conſiderconsider [Whither | whether]Whitherwhether it be not expedient to Send, a Licence  to preach, to [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Kirtland[pers0315.ocp] now among the Six Nations[org0090.ocp].
6. To [conſider | consider]conſiderconsider [& | and]&and determine [reſpecting | respecting]reſpectingrespecting the Sending [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. John Brai‐ ‐nerd[pers0004.ocp] to Europe[place0070.ocp] next Spring to [aſk | ask]aſkask the Charities of people there  for the Support of this School[org0098.ocp] and [Miſsionaries | missionaries]Miſsionariesmissionaries. And what Recom‐ ‐mendation and Credentials he Shall be [furniſhed | furnished]furniſhedfurnished with.
7. To hear the Articles of Complaint [againſt | against]againſtagainst [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Occom[pers0030.ocp], and Judge  thereon.
8. to appoint a meet [Perſon | person]Perſonperson to Accompany [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Brainerd[pers0004.ocp]  to Europe[place0070.ocp].
9. To [adviſe | advise]adviſeadvise [Reſpecting | respecting]Reſpectingrespecting the Place to build a [Houſe | house]Houſehouse for this School[org0098.ocp]  provided my Suit for the Royal Favour be not [Succeſsful | successful]Succeſsfulsuccessful.
10. To [adviſe | advise]adviſeadvise [Reſpecting | respecting]Reſpectingrespecting a [Blackſmith | blacksmith]Blackſmithblacksmith for the Benefit of the School[org0098.ocp]  or whether it be not Expedient to Set one up at [preſent | present]preſentpresent, if one  may be found who will [conſent | consent]conſentconsent to move with the School[org0098.ocp] if it [ſhod | should]ſhodshould  be removed.
11. Whether this Board[org0034.ocp] will take the Patronage of this School[org0098.ocp] in [Caſe | case]Caſecase of  my Removal, or being incapable to conduct the Affairs of it, and  it be left [deſtitute | destitute]deſtitutedestitute of one in my Stead to do it.
12. Whether they will not appoint [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Samuel Gray[pers0230.ocp] of this School[org0098.ocp]  Scribe or [Regiſter | register]Regiſterregister to this Board[org0034.ocp], and appoint him a [Reaſonable | reasonable]Reaſonablereasonable  Reward for that Service — or Whether they Shall not think he will  at [leaſt | least]leaſtleast [deſerve | deserve]deſervedeserve his own Board, for keeping the Books [& | and]&and [accots | accounts]accotsaccounts  for this Board[org0034.ocp] and School[org0098.ocp].
13. to [rewiew | review]rewiewreview the minutes of our former meeting, and vote them if  we think proper in order to their being Recorded.
14. to fix upon the [moſt | most]moſtmost [Eaſie | easy]Eaſieeasy and Effectual Method to notify  the meetings of this Board[org0034.ocp]. and determine how many Shall make a Quorum. 
proposed to them by their Humble Servant  Eleazar Wheelock[pers0036.ocp].   
Lebanon[place0122.ocp] [Feby | February]FebyFebruary 25. 1765[1765-02-25].  [Committe | committee]Committecommittee to ^[above] be^be appointed
Minutes of [Maters | matters]Matersmatters to be  laid before [Com̅iſsrs | commissioners]Com̅iſsrscommissioners[org0034.ocp] at [y.r | their]y.rtheir  meeting next after [Feby | February]FebyFebruary 26  1765[1765-02-26].
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People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0503.ocp M. r Mr. Titus Smith mentioned Smith, Titus
pers0009.ocp M. r Mr. Theo. s Theophilus Chamberlain mentioned Chamberlain, Theophilus
pers0009.ocp M. r Mr. Chamberlain mentioned Chamberlain, Theophilus
pers0010.ocp Preſident President mentioned Clap, Thomas
pers0315.ocp M. r Mr. Kirtland mentioned Kirkland, Samuel
pers0004.ocp M. r Mr. John Brai‐ ‐nerd mentioned Brainerd, John
pers0030.ocp M. r Mr. Occom mentioned Occom, Samson
pers0004.ocp M. r Mr. Brainerd mentioned Brainerd, John
pers0230.ocp M. r Mr. Samuel Gray mentioned Gray, Samuel
pers0036.ocp Eleazar Wheelock mentioned Wheelock, Eleazar

Places identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
place0070.ocp Europe Europe
place0122.ocp Lebanon Lebanon

Organizations identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
org0034.ocp Board of Corriſpondentscorrespondents in the ColoneyColony of Connecticut Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge
org0107.ocp Yale College Yale University
org0098.ocp School Moor’s Indian Charity School
org0090.ocp Six Nations Six Nations
org0098.ocp School Moor’s Indian Charity School
org0034.ocp Board Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge
org0034.ocp Board Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge
org0034.ocp Com̅iſsrscommissioners Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Dates identified in this document:

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1765-03-12 March. 12. 1765
1765-02-25 FebyFebruary 25. 1765
1765-02-26 FebyFebruary 26 1765

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