397 Ammi Ruhamah Cutter to President Wadsworth

    North Yarmouth, Nov. 3, 1732

    Reverend Sir,

    According to your Desire, I have made inquiry concerning a suitable Person to be imployed in the affair of Merricaneag. But have not had opportunity to speak with Capt. Moody or Capt. Larrabee either of which could undoubtedly manage the Business well if they would undertake it. Yet (as I told you, Sir) I doubt of their willingness. I have therefore discoursed with Mr. Cornelius Soul a Yeoman of this Place, who is willing to serve the College as far as He is able; and think I can recommend him as a Person of Integrity and sufficient skill to do all that is necessary in the Case: For, residing near the Land, He will be able to give proper intelligence to Your Attorney of the circumstances of the Place, and the Persons in Possession, to take Care of the due serving all Writs, Subpoenas &c. and to follow any instructions given him, and, if need be, to represent the College at the Trial. And if besides, I can in any measure be serviceable to the Cause, consistent with my Function You may alwaies command.

    Your dutiful Servant

    Ammi Ruhammah Cutter

    [Addressed:] For the Reverend Mr. Benjamin Wadsworth, President of Harvard College in Cambridge, These per Mr. Harris.

    Merricaneag Neck Papers.