You are here

Samuel Kirkland to Andrew Oliver

Primary tabs

Kirkland 11a

Samuel Kirkland to Andrew Oliver
Boston, October 4, 1770. To the Honorable Andrew Oliver Esquire Secretary
of the London Board of Correspondents in Boston. Sir - The Reverend Dr.
Wheelock , in whose employ I have served as a Missionary among the six
Nations, for six years past, (wanting a few days) is now engaged in
erecting a College in the vicinity of Choos, and necessarily involved in
such a crowd and multiplicity of Business as forbids his giving that
attention to, and defraying the charges of my Mission as he would otherwise
cheerfully do - and the Reverend Doctor has said he would be willing that I
should put myself under the care and patronage of your Board--I should be
glad to lay before your Board my present situation and the importance of my
Mission. And as the circumstances of my people and Family require my speedy
return, I beg for the meeting of your Board as soon as possible. Your
Honour's most obedient and very humble Servant Samuel Kirkland .

[Massachusetts Historical Society Miscellaneous MSS. 71.K.98]

Copy of my petition to the Boston Board
October 4th 1770