102 Increase Mather to John Richards

    [Cambridge, June 12 1693]

    Honoured Sir

    Your Honour hath been informed of the Act of the Corporation referring to Mr. Thomas Brattle to succeed in the Treasureship of the Colledge. These are to return unto you hearty thanks for your former care and service, and to desire you will please to deliver unto the said Mr. Thomas Brattle the Colledge Accounts and Books. We also pray you to favour your Successor with what advice may be for the advantage of the Colledge.


    From Harvard Colledge

    in Cambridge June 12th 1693

    Your affectionate Friend and Servant Increase Mather, president in the name and at the desire of the Corporation

    To the Worshipfull John Richards Esq.

    Increase Mather Papers. RC. A copy of this letter is printed in CSM Publications, xv. 342–343, with slight changes. Thomas Brattle (A.B. 1676) served as Treasurer from 1693 to 1713.