375 Joshua Moody to President Wadsworth

    York December 2, 1730

    Reverend and much Honored Sir,

    It was long after the Date of your Letter before it came to me; but since I received it I have made what Dispatch I could, in Searching the Records, with me, and I think I may say, I have now done it effectually. Every Leaf has been carefully looked over and the enclosed Certificates contain an extract of all that I can find relating to Merriconeag. I can find nothing of any Grant or Survey of any Lands there, or any where else, for the College. As to the Charge I think it can’t be less than 30s and I know that I could have made much more in the same Time if otherwise employed. I have set my Name to the several Memoranda, that may be separated if there should be Occasion; and have noted the Book and Folio (in the Margin) from which they are taken; that I may the more easily be informed where to turn, if there should be Occasion to take out, for the College, any of the instruments at Large. If I can in any Thing further serve you please to signify it to

    Reverend Sir

    Your dutiful Son


    Humble Servant

    Jos: Moody

    P.S. I have taken out no extract of the several instruments made by the Company of Gentlemen that bought of Ephraim Savage Esq., but can soon do it if need be.

    [Addressed:] To the Reverend Mr. Benjamin Wadsworth President of the College in Cambridge, per the Reverend Mr. Parris.

    Merricaneag Neck Papers.