209 Judah Monis to the President and Fellows

    [Boston, June 29 1720]

    Most Reverend Gentlemen

    Having made an Essay to facilitate the instruction of Youth in the Hebrew Language which probably may be published. If there be a prospect of its been serviceable, I make bold to present it, to your Judicious perusall. I am Sensible not to be such a Master of the English tongue as to avoid Improprieties in some Expressions, in which I must crave your excuses, as also your candour in the other part of my composure.

    Being Aproved by such Worthies and Learned Gentlemen as your selves, as some of the Best and Learned Churches have done, it will be greatfull to me, and I do purpose to draw it over again (if God be pleaced) with quotations and in Chaldean Character—and Interim I Remain Gentlemen your most

    humble servant to command

    Judah Monis

    [Addressed:] To the Very Reverend John Leveret Praecident and the Much Honoured Fellows of Harvard College in Cambridge.

    College Papers, i. 52 (No. 113). Monis was made Instructor of Hebrew in 1722, and was given an honorary M.A. in 1723. His Grammar for students was not published until 1735; see Sibley, Sketches (Shipton), vii. 639–646.