Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, letter, to The Long Island Presbytery, 1765 September 24

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[note (type: abstract): The Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge writes seeking assistance from the Long Island Presbytery to offset Occom’s debts. Document also includes minutes from a meeting of the Board, with what appear to be mentions of other letters written to different organizations.][note (type: handwriting): There are two hands: the body of the letters is written in one hand that is clear and formal, with some deletions and additions; while Wheelock appears to have added a sentence (beginning "we beg Leave..."), along with the signature and address.][note (type: paper): Heavy wear and staining with some loss of text.][note (type: noteworthy): Appears to be draft or copy.][note (type: signature): Full signature missing due to damage.]

EventsBuilding of Occom’s house

[Opener]
[Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. Gentlemen   
The Board of [correſpondents | correspondents]correſpondentscorrespondents in the colony of connecticut[org0034.ocp]  at their meeting in Norwich[place0174.ocp] the [23d | 23rd]23d23rd of this [Inſtant | Instant]InſtantInstant[1765-09-23], takeing [illegible]into  into their [conſideration | consideration]conſiderationconsideration the [neceſſitous | necessitous]neceſſitousnecessitous [circumſtances | circumstances]circumſtancescircumstances of the [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev.   [mr | Mr.]mrMr. [Samſon | Samson]SamſonSamson Occom[pers0030.ocp], [& | and]&and the debts under which he lies, [& | and]&and that the  greater ^[above] Some^Some part of what he owes is due to [perſons | persons]perſonspersons on Long [Iſland | Island]IſlandIsland[place0129.ocp]  [& | and]&and were contracted while he was [imployed | employed]imployedemployed in the [publick | public]publickpublic Service  of [Chriſts | Christ's]ChriſtsChrist's Kindgom there, [& | and]&and while under ^[above] the pay of^the pay of the Honourable [Com­ miſſioners | Com­ missioners]Com­ miſſionersCom­ missioners of [Boſton | Boston]BoſtonBoston[org0095.ocp], which was too Sc[gap: tear][guess (ivys): an]anty for his Support.  And that [mr | Mr.]mrMr. Occom[pers0030.ocp] labours under great [gap: tear][guess (ivys): disadv]disadvantage[illegible] on account  of Said Debts, [& | and]&and is [deſirous | desirous]deſirousdesirous that his ki[gap: tear]rs Should be no  longer kept out of their [juſt | just]juſtjust dues, but [gap: tear] this Board[org0034.ocp]  have no fund, [& | and]&and are not able to pay th[gap: tear][guess (ivys): e]e [gap: tear][guess (h-dawnd): h]have app[gap: tear][guess (h-dawnd): ointed]ointed  us to [addreſs | address]addreſsaddress you [& | and]&and [intreat | entreat]intreatentreat your [aſſiſtance | assistance]aſſiſtanceassistance[gap: tear][guess (h-dawnd): in] in collecting mo­ nies ^[above] for that Purpose^for that Purpose in your Several Congregations for the [gap: tear]arge of them  Same. Your own [tho'ts | thoughts]tho'tsthoughts And as numbers in this country  have done [generouſly | generously]generouſlygenerously for his ^[above] towards his relief [& | and]&and^towards his relief [& | and]&and Support here [& | and]&and for building him  a [houſe | house]houſehouse, So we [truſt | trust]truſttrust your own [tho'ts | thoughts]tho'tsthoughts will [Suggeſt | suggest]Suggeſtsuggest [conſiderations | considerations]conſiderationsconsiderations  [Sufficiant | sufficient]Sufficiantsufficient to move you to do every thing which a regard to his  [Uſefulneſs | usefulness]Uſefulneſsusefulness [& | and]&and the [advancem.t | advancement]advancem.tadvancement of the Redeemers Kingdom thereby ^[above] require^require  will move you to. We beg Leave to [Subſcribe | subscribe]Subſcribesubscribe with much Affection  and [Eſteem | esteem]Eſteemesteem [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. Gentlemen. 
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Your [Bretheren | Brethren]BretherenBrethren and Fellow [ſervts. | servants]ſervts.servants  [Signd | Signed]SigndSigned by Order of [gap: tear][guess (h-dawnd): Correspondents]Correspondents  [gap: tear][guess (ivys): Nor]Norwich[place0174.ocp] September [24th | 24th]24th24th 1765[1765-09-24] 
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Reverend [Preſbytery | Presbytery]PreſbyteryPresbytery[org0085.ocp]  Long [Iſland | Island]IſlandIsland[place0129.ocp] ——   
[gap: tear][guess (ivys): Le]Letter to the London [Commiſsionrs | Commissioners]CommiſsionrsCommissioners[org0095.ocp]  [gap: tear] the [Honoble | Honourable]HonobleHonourable [ſociety | society]ſocietysociety in [ſcotland | Scotland]ſcotlandScotland[org0096.ocp]  [gap: tear] [Commiſsioners | Commissioners]CommiſsionersCommissioners in New [Jerſey | Jersey]JerſeyJersey[org0069.ocp]  [gap: tear][guess (h-dawnd): Gener]General Gage[pers0211.ocp]  [gap: tear][guess (h-dawnd): provisions]provisions for [Miſsionaries | missionaries]Miſsionariesmissionaries [&c. | etc.]&c.etc.  [gap: tear] General [Johnſon | Johnson]JohnſonJohnson[pers0292.ocp]  to the Corporation at [Naſsau | Nassau]NaſsauNassau hall[org0108.ocp]  to the [Preſbtery | Presbytery]PreſbteryPresbytery of Suffolk[org0085.ocp].
[left] Minutes  of the Doings  of the Board  of [Correſpondents | Correspondents]CorreſpondentsCorrespondents  in the Colony  of Connecticut[org0034.ocp]
Minutes  of the Doings  of the Board  of [Correſpondents | Correspondents]CorreſpondentsCorrespondents  in the Colony  of Connecticut[org0034.ocp]
[top] Minutes of the Doings  of the Board [org0034.ocp] [Septr | September]SeptrSeptember 23 1765[1765-09-23]
Minutes of the Doings  of the Board [org0034.ocp] [Septr | September]SeptrSeptember 23 1765[1765-09-23]
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People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0030.ocp Samſon Samson Occom mentioned Occom, Samson
pers0030.ocp m r Mr. Occom mentioned Occom, Samson
pers0211.ocp Gage mentioned Gage, Thomas
pers0292.ocp General Johnſon Johnson mentioned Johnson, William

Places identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
place0174.ocp Norwich Norwich
place0129.ocp Long Iſland Island Long Island

Organizations identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
org0034.ocp The Board of correſpondentscorrespondents in the colony of connecticut Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge
org0095.ocp Honourable Com­miſſionersCom­missioners of BoſtonBoston The Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America
org0034.ocp this Board Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge
org0085.ocp Reverend PreſbyteryPresbytery Presbytery of Suffolk County
org0095.ocp London CommiſsionrsCommissioners The Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America
org0096.ocp HonobleHonourable ſocietysociety in ſcotlandScotland Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge
org0069.ocp CommiſsionersCommissioners in New JerſeyJersey The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge
org0108.ocp the Corporation at NaſsauNassau hall Princeton Corporation
org0085.ocp PreſbteryPresbytery of Suffolk Presbytery of Suffolk County
org0034.ocp Board of CorreſpondentsCorrespondents in the Colony of Connecticut 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

Dates identified in this document:

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1765-09-23 23d23rd of this InſtantInstant
1765-09-24 September 24th24th 1765
1765-09-23 SeptrSeptember 23 1765

Regularized text:

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modernization Inſtant Instant
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modernization circumſtances circumstances
modernization mr Mr.
modernization Samſon Samson
modernization perſons persons
modernization Iſland Island
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modernization Com­ miſſioners Com­ missioners
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modernization aſſiſtance assistance
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modernization truſt trust
modernization Suggeſt suggest
modernization conſiderations considerations
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