212 Thomas Hollis to John Leverett

    London August 1, 1720

    Reverend Sir

    I have received your letter dated June 3d which is the first I am favored with of yours, but I wrote you a letter in April which I supose you received a few days after the date of yours to which I refer. I condole with you Sir in your great loss of so valuable a Companion as God has been pleased to remove from you by his stroke.1 I hope Divine Suports wil be afforded, and you enabled to bear it with Christian Patience and a becoming submission to his Will in whose Hands all our breaths are.

    I return you perticular thanks Sir and the Corporation for your favorable regard to the Donation I am making for poor pious Students for the Ministry in your college and glad to find such a willingnes to take the charg and Trust thereof, I having good Confidence in the fidelity of the Governors of your Corporation, that the Sums will not be imbezeld nor the Trust perverted.

    I am willing to nominate the Persons on a due information while living and at my decease to intrust it with the Governors of the Corporation or the majority of them at their usual meetings for affairs of the College.

    I have received at same time with yours a letter from Mr. B. Colman to whom I have answered some things a little larger then I doe here, which possibly he will comunicate to you, therefore shal not repeat.2

    I pray God to preserve your useful Life and that your labors may be attended with Success, and that you may see it.

    Reverend Sir

    Your most humble Servant

    Thomas Hollis

    To Mr. President Leverett

    Hollis-Leverett ms, Houghton Library.