21/04/2016

Beddome letter quoted

Writing to Eleazar Wheelock August 29, 1766, Thomas Dawson quotes Beddome saying

"As to ye american Collection It seems as if you would (if call'd thereto) make a Notable Beggar but considering ye great expence that has lay upon us about ye meetg House & a debt remaining of near 30 ⇑£ those of our people to whom I have mentioned it dont seem very forward to encourage it — I believe at least it must be defferd a little longer" —

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