Clark’s Island

    Following James II’s accession to the throne, plans for a unified Dominion of New England deeply affected Plymouth’s independence and complicated the daily workings of the colony. In September 1685, Edward Randolph, charged with organizing the new government before Sir Edmund Andros’s arrival, invited Thomas Hinckley, John Walley, William Bradford, Barnabas Lothrop and Nathaniel Clark to represent New Plymouth on the Governor’s Council. After Andros arrived on 20 December 1686, the men were ordered to come to Boston for its first meeting. This centralization was challenging to Plymouth residents; journeying to Boston to pursue any civil case involving £10 or more, to administer all wills in excess of £50, and to settle all land suits was a hardship, especially in the winter. The expense for the men chosen as councilors quickly proved prohibitive; by March 1688, only Nathaniel Clark was attending the council meetings.

    In addition to this change, Plymouth residents were introduced to other innovations, including quitrents and the dissolution of town meetings. Andros assumed the title to all lands that were not covered by earlier town grants, and even transferred some of the land to his own estate. In the letter below, Cotton referred to the governor’s meddling when the rights were granted to a small island in Duxbury Bay. The town of Duxbury owned the title and kept the island as common land; however, Nathaniel Clark, a councilor loyal to Andros, wanted the property. In December 1687, Andros posted a notice inviting anyone who believed they had rights to the land to attend a council meeting in February 1688. Steeled for a fight, the town formed a committee to raise money to support a court battle “to defend there Rite” by establishing a rate—these are the funds Cotton outlined below. The committee consisted of Lieutenant Ephraim Morton, Joseph Howland, Joseph Warren, Isaac Cushman, Nathaniel Southworth, Joseph Bartlett and John Bradford. Andros was enraged by this fundraising and arrested the committee members. In July 1688, they were convicted and fined. Nathaniel Clark received clear title to the land. Edward Doty, who earlier had received woodcutting rights to the island from the town, was arrested for trespassing. Following the overthrow of the Andros government in April 1689, Clark was “declared to be a publicke enemy to (and disturber of the peace of) this colony,” arrested and placed under a £200 bond. Plymouth voted to sell some town land to reimburse the committee members for any “Necessary Charges” they incurred while fighting for the island. The Town of Plymouth sold Clark’s Island in 1690 to Samuel Lucas, Elkanah Watson and George Morton.912

    The Clark’s Island case became personal for Cotton in 1689. Dorothy Clark, Nathaniel’s wife, was called before the Plymouth church in July on account of “her violent carriage to a child of the Pastors,” and her “Joyning with & encouraging her husband to get Clarks island from the towne.” The church concluded that she had an “evill frame of spirit” and that she had “pulled” Theophilus Cotton out of a tree and “then threw him over the fence.” Furthermore, she was spreading rumors that Joanna Cotton had hurt her own son “by putting a key in his mouth caused his bleeding.” Dorothy Clark claimed that she had heard about Joanna’s abusive treatment from a “credible person” but would not “mention her Author,” which prompted the church’s “suspicion” that she was lying. When the church members asked Nathaniel to come to a meeting to defend his own and his wife’s behavior, he refused. The church voted to “disown” him in July 1689.913

    To Increase Mather, 9 July 1688

    Plimouth July, 9: 1688:

    Reverend & most Deare Brother

    Though Mr Foy914 brought noe newes last Thursday of your arrivall, yet all your friends hope you are long agone safely at your desired Port, & in spetiall service for God & his Interest;915 very awfull & considerable changes have attended Poore Plimouth since your departure from our Gurnett;916 by reason of the motions de Clarks Island,917 the Committee of 7 men chosen by the Towne to manage that affaire were at soe much charge as necessitated our people to ingage by free & voluntary subscriptions to reimburse them; & also to vote, the securing some lands till the money was paid to them; for this Lorkin fetches the 7 men with a writ charging they had resolved & raised money upon his Majesties subjects contrary to Law & the Towne Clerke, godly Deacon Fance for calling for the rate, & Mr wiswall for writing the paper to be subscribed; 3 pd, 7 sh: a man, besides all personall expenses, that Journey cost them, & Mr wiswall neere 20 shil: more, because he could not goe till a weeke after his first arrest by reason of lameness, Lorkin made him pay halfe a crowne a day for that week: all 9 are bound over to the superiour Court at Boston July, 31: & our godly brethren & neighbours are likely then to be considerably fined besides all costs of Court, etc: I hope by these ships you will have a more substantiall Narrative, or by the first opportunity after this approaching sessions; I was entered upon the good worke of Collection for something to be sent to a friend in o: E:918 & should doubtlesse have bin successfull therein, but this blow hath soe blasted the designe, that there is not likely to be money enough to keep our best men out of prison without borrowing, unless God in mercy appeare to prevent the evills impending: how much wee need pitty & prayers is manifest, the good Lord appeare for his names sake.

    Dear Sir last weeke good old Mr. Eliot showed me a letter he had prepared to send to Mr Boyle, in which he doth particularly mention my name, for helping him in Translating etc Shepards sincere Convert & sound belever,919 & moves him to some particular acknowledgment of it; I greatly hope your Interest in friends to the Indianworke may obtaine that for me that may greatly shorten my debt920 to your selfe, which is all the grand worldly trouble I have, & unlesse this motion be successfull to attaine the end desired I must be forced to goe to o: E: if liberties continue, that I may have something to get out of debt; Much waiting is in N: E: for your letters, which if they be incouraging for young schollers to come over, I doubt the Spiritual famine you prophesied of will come speedily on this poore Land: My selfe & wife most heartily salute you, wishing you all possible prosperity & safety, Let me & mine be ever upon your heart in prayer; our good Elder presents due respects to you, & prayes hard for you, & soe doe thousands more every day: I take leave & subscribe

    your very Affectionate Brother

    John Cotton

    Mather Papers 7:25, Prince Library, Rare Book & Manuscripts, Boston Public Library. Addressed “These For the Reverend, his truly Honoured Brother, Mr Increase Mather.” In a different hand: “London.”

    To Rowland Cotton,

    13 August 1688

    1688: Plimouth August, 13:

    Deare son

    I am sorry you soe much forgat your desolate Father as not to write a line by Mr Pierpont921 to informe how, when & where you left your Mother, his memory could not containe to tell me any thing satisfying thereabouts, I thought you could not have bin soe unkinde, knowing how much I longed to heare of your mothers welfare & circumstances, & that Mr P: was coming hither; but children know not the heart of a father or husband: My bowels yerne over you & I have more than a 1000 thoughts how to dispose of you, I hope you are running m[e] noe more in debt at the Colledge, you had better have gone with your mother to Exceter;922 My present thoughts are to board you at Charlestowne shortly, where you shall goe daily to Mr Morton for his Instructions in Theology & other Arts,923 I heare a singular Commendation of his way of Teaching how greatly beneficiall it is to Schollers; I cannot be at rest till you are in some way preparing to serve God; keep this to yourselfe at present, I beleve it will be much to your advantage if God succeed it. The Lord keep you from all evill, soe prayes,

    your Loving Father

    John Cotton

    unlesse you are sure of this letter to your mother finding her at Exceter, keep it till she comes into the Bay, she must needs have it there. Respects to mr Leverett & mr Brattle.

    Thomas Prince Collection, Massachusetts Historical Society. Addressed “These For Mr Rowland Cotton, with care deliver: Leave these with Mr Elliston at Boston for Conveyance.” Thomas Prince’s manuscript note: “By this Letter it seems as if Mr Jonathan Pierpont is now Preaching at Sandwich.” Right margin frayed.

    To Increase Mather,

    10 and 21 September 1688

    Plimouth September, 10: 1688:

    Reverend & Most Deare Brother

    After restlesse longing to heare of & from you, yours by the Isle of wight924 affoarded much comfort to all that had bin praying for you; God that hath begun to show the greatnesse of his power & goodnesse, who can tell what he can, what he will yet doe for his poore people, & for his Names sake? when I read your lines, it came powerfully into my minde, wee ought to lay downe our lives for the bretheren, verily, Good Brother, if I am not greatly deceived you have fullfilled that scripture; before you went & since also I could hardly perswade my selfe that you would adventure into the Royall prescence with resolution soe to speake & declare as you have done, but I am now fully perswaded, that in a cloudy night, you had wrestled with the Angel by prayers & teares & prevailed for a blessing, & thence was strengthned thus to plead with man, the good Lord grant the Issue may be as comfortable as the beginning is encouraging; Well, my dearest Brother, whatever befall you or become of N: E: Interest, I am assured, all will have cause to, & all that feare God will, acknowledge, that you have now hazarded your life for the name of the Lord Jesus, & for the sake of His litle despised flock in this wildernesse; I doe not know nor did I ever heare that ever any one man run soe great a hazard attended with such circumstances for this people as you have done, it will adde to your crowne in the great day & for ever, whatever your trialls, conflicts & censures May be here; The Lord strengthen your heart & hands in his worke, & grant you in this your service, the blessing of Abraham, viz, to be a blessing to this whole land: How farre Plimouth case was carried the last superiour Court, I suppose you heard by Sir W: Ph:925 as yet sub Judice lis est,926 but hard measure is expected, if infinite power & mercy prevent not; our people are soe impoverished by the management of this unhappy Island, that the promises for my salary this yeare are thirty pounds short of what I had the last yeare,927 & how much shorter the performances will be I know not, but hence it is that I can obtaine promises of very litle for o: E:, though something I hope will shortly be done, & a litle may be better then nothing: Some difficulty there was among the Commissioners many yeares agone about settling good old Mr Eliots salary, & once a lessening of it, he writing to the Corporation obtained a full establishing of his yearly revenue during life fifty pounds: the good man is hastning to his Journeys end928 & telles me sincerely he hath none to betrust the worke with after his death but my selfe, if your occasions & interest invite to converse with the President & Treasurer, & you can obtaine fixing such a summe for me929 at least when his worke is done, I hope you will soone be paid what I owe you, which is indeed the greatest externall concerne & difficulty I have in this world, & were it not for which I should not have troubled you with some lines as I have done once & againe: God hath given a son to my John.

    My Dearest Joynes with me in most hearty salutations of you, & prayers for you, wee beg your prayers for us & ours, I am,

    your very Affectionate Brother

    John Cotton

    People being left to their liberty, maintenance of the ministry is likely to be brought to nothing very speedily.


    Boston, sep: 21: 1688.

    Deare sir

    yesterevening came the ship from London with such tidings as filled the hearts of all that feare God with exceeding Joy;930 how good a thing it is to trust in God, & to committ our way to God; the good Lord, who hath begun to show the greatnesse of his power & goodnesse, in mercy perfect that which concernes you and this his people by you, that being secured from your enemies, you may returne with fullnesse of blessing to this place, where constant & fervent prayers are going for you: I shall account myselfe not a litle obliged to you, if among your many freinds here, you will give me a line,

    who am, Dearest Brother, yours most intirely

    John Cotton

    Mather Papers 7:30, Prince Library, Rare Book and Manuscripts, Boston Public Library. Addressed “These For the Reverend, Mr Increase Mather.” In a different hand: “London.”

    To John Chipman,

    25 September 1688

    Plimouth September, 25: 1688:

    Deare & Respected Friend931

    Mr Prince932 & his wife & I had speech with [Mr?] Pierpont at his fathers house;933 soe much I discerned as [gi]ves me cause to tell you, that not carrying those letters to the old man & to Readding church934 are a principall cause of your non-successe; I am fully satisfied, that the call of that people to him & gaining his promise to be with them on the sabbath they agreed upon hath bin hitherto a fatall wound to your proceedings, & therefore it is a thousand pittyes that they had not that letter to show them the errour of their way:

    And as for the surly old man, who is soe selfe-willed,935 I am abundantly convinced, that if Redding had not stept in, you might have had a years triall of the young man;936 Though I am not fond of any notions of my owne, who am a poore weake nothing, yet when I had impressions on my spirit to write those letters for you;937 I did then beleve (& doe still) that they would have done more for your interest, then all that every man that went did or could speake: for however they might at Reding pretend to you great innocency, yet this is certaine, they did call a man to be their minister, who was then under promise to come to you on that account, & were not contented till he gave them an absolute promise to come to them from you on such a particular sabbath, herein the rule was greatly broken by them; & how lawfull it was for the young man to make such a promise to them under his then circumstances, I leave to after-consideration when the issue of your motions is further discovered:

    And then for the old man, his sullen temper readily tooke advantage from personal discourses for further disgusts though none were given him, but if he had that or some such letter before his eyes to looke & chew upon when alone in his melancholy humors, it might have melted & mollifyed his sowre spirit, wee that were with him last friday did all Joyntly conclude it was high time those letters were prepared & sent to those mentioned; though your case be hazardous yet not desperate, in as much as the Elders of Boston & many others doe Judge Sandwich ought to have a triall of him for a time before any other people; It is certaine, though every body sees it not, there is some secret unfaithfullnesse towards you, that is a present wound, & therefore Faithfullnesse to God & to all concerned manifested in your letters may be of advantage to you.

    I have therefore, Good friend, adventured to write an Epistle to the young man also, & if you will burne them all 3 together you shall not offend me, it will be quieting enough to my spirit, that I have desired & endeavoured to my utmost to promote the Interest of Christ among you: There is an ordination at Roxbury 3 weekes hence & I did desire young mr Pierpont not to conclude against your call till that time; I intend then to be there;7 but in the meane while; if you, & the good Christians among you will get together & fast & pray, & then dispatch such like letters to the Bay, it will greatly evidence your sincerity to God & man, & your reall sollicitude to advance the Kingdome of christ among you & who can tell but God may yet be intreated to grant you this mercy; Hearty love to you & yours, & to Mr Bassett,938 praying for a gratious issue of this affaire,

    I rest your truly Loving Friend

    John Cotton

    I would have some additions to the old mans letter, but I cannot frame them, because I have noe copy of that letter

    Mr stuart is in such haste that I cannot write to Mr P: as I would:

    Thomas Prince Collection, Massachusetts Historical Society. One small hole.

    To Robert Pierpont,939

    October 1688


    wee are under an indispensible necessity by the humbling Providence of God in hitherto delaying to grant our desires in the injoyment of the ministry of your son, to make yet further application to your selfe & earnestly to request your friendly compliance with our motion herein; The more acquaintaince wee have had with him the more our hearts are carried forth towards him; you have already bin told that when he was last with us the church & Congregation did manifest to him their Joynt desires that he would accept of their call to labour here in the Lords worke, declaring & promising to doe for his support to the utmost of our ability; what particular summe is promised, wee resolve, God helping, shall faithfully be performed, and wee hope, through the blessing of God accompanying his labours amongst us wee shall be further enabled & enlarged to doe for him; many of the young generation with us are much affected with his Teaching, & doe earnestly desire to live under his ministry, wee therefore hope, through rich grace there will be a considerable harvest of soules, whom the Lord of the Harvest will by his hand gather in; Good Sir, be therefore intreated for the Lords sake & for the sake of a great number of soules in this place, to favour this our motion, & o that it were the will of God that noe other call may obstruct his acceptance of ours: It is manifest, you & wee all have noe cause but to be glad that his call to Northfeild940 was not accepted by him, considering the mischeife since there done by the heathen; our motion seeming then more acceptable then that, & verily wee cannot but thinke that there is Just cause why our call should be hearkned unto & not that from Readding, be it soe, that they are unanimous in their call, & that there may be some other considerations more inviting to him to them than to us, yet wee beg you, as you are a christian, in the bowels of Christ to consider, that our call to your son & hopefull dependance upon him was while their Pastour was alive941 hence wee apprehend they could not regularly make any motion to him, till our motion was brought to a full Conclusion; Further, they live neere the place of supply & can much more easily with grounded hopes of success looke out for helpe in their distresse than wee can;942 wee all acknowledge, that conveniency must yeild to necessity, & that necessity must give way to extremity, that people are in necessity but wee are in extremity & wee have reason to feare if God deprive us of this mercy brought soe neere to us, it may proove the undoing of many soules & a desolating stroake to this place: There were sundry signall providences of God leading unto & carrying on this motion to your son, whom our hearts are much set upon, & if God should blast our hopes, wee dread the consequences thereoff; His soe soone returning to the Bay as it was contrary to our expectation soe it filled our hearts with greife & heavynesse; but wee hoped our interest in him was such (considering what expressions of Love wee had from himselfe) that he would soone returne to us againe; some of us had then thoughts of writing a letter to yourselfe, but because such of ours did accompany him, wee knew not but their personall speaking might attaine the end, but they all one after another returning not with an olive branch of peace & comfort in their mouths, but with the contrary even to this day, wee lye downe in the dust before God & desire to be more humble & vile in our owne eyes & sensible of our great unworthyness of any mercy, & as wee would be more quickened by the prayer of faith to looke to the father of mercies to bestow this blessing upon us, soe wee would still be endeavouing, if it be possible, to obtaine his returne to us; wee know it is Gods usuall dispensation to lay mercy under a sentence of death before the granting of it; that it may be the more prized when injoyed, & wee hope, the Lord intends noe other to us by hitherto frowning upon us in this matter: wee have once & againe bin solemnly seeking the face of God herein, & wee trust the prayerhearing God will remember us in our low estate, because his mercy endureth forever & pitty us for his Name’s sake & incline the heart of you & your yoke-fellow to deny yourselves (for his sake who gave his Life for the good of soules) soe farre as to give your son, as you have done to the Lord, soe to us in submission to the will of God: wee earnestly desire that you will spare him to us as lest for one yeare, & who can tell what cause may be of praise to God for the reviving of his worke in this place in such a time, & then neither you nor he will repent that you have thus adventured on the Lords account to spare your deare child soe far from you; All the discouraging returnes wee have hitherto had cannot silence us, wee must yet speake & plead for this blessing, it is for the life of soules that wee thus speake; & if God should yet say, wee shall not injoy your son according to our desire wee must & shall freely owne God is Just & righteous therein, but wee shall thinke that wee are not soe dealt with by man as becomes the Gospel, for while he had our motion under consideration, wee cannot beleve any other people could lawfully apply themselves to him, & had wee a due hearing of what wee have to say for ourselves in this matter, wee doubt not but all Men of God would conclude your son ought in Conscience to be ours for a time of competent Probation: Wee leave the matter with God & to your serious christian Consideration, humbly imploring wee may finde grace in the sight of God, & that you would at last condescend to give us a comfortable answer, for our Extremities are great & call for speedy releife; If God will deale with us as afflicted, overwhelmed David said, Thou hast lift me up & cast me downe; wee were lifted up in hopes of a choice ministeriall blessing but shall not injoy it, wee desire to say, the will of the Lord be done, but pardin us, if wee suggest to you that wee doe apprehend, that those who have hindred & continue to hinder our obtaining this mercy will not hereafter have cause to rejoyce in it: yet hoping in the mercy of God & waiting for his gratious appearances for us & commending our Brotherly love & respects to you, desiring an interest in your prayers, Love & candour, wee rest

    your distressed brethren & friends


    in the name & with the consent of this congregation

    sandwich october; 1688:

    Thomas Prince Collection, Massachusetts Historical Society.

    From John and Ruth Chipman,

    1 October 1688

    From Sandw october: 1: 1688


    and much respected sir: we received yours dated Septem,: 25:943 for which we give you harty thanks but it would have been greater cause of Joy to us had you had better tidings for us; our harts are Cast down within us: and we need not enquire the reason: if we doe but think of our Condition: and ye frown of god yt is now upon our endevours for the mendment of our Condishon: and yt frown of god yt is now upon our endevours for the mendment of our Condision: I have sent the paper you spake of944 if you wil please to transcribe or mend it and send it back by this bearer: the church intends to send a letter to the old man: when mr prince comes home: and mr smith945 ses he will set his hand to it: I am of your mind yt those leters would have been very helpful in this Case: but we have none to giude us and any thing Comes of hard wt us: many of us are sorowing under such disapointments: the god of al grace be plesed to give us wisdom to know how to cary in this dark day: yt we may Justifie him in all who can doe us noe wrong: we find these tryals hard to bear: we returne to your self many thanks for al your pains and Care about our afairs: and desire the Continuance of your prayers for us who are your distressed freinds

    John et Ruth Chipman

    we present our respets wth harty love to your self and Mrs Cotton I shoud inlarge but am in great haste

    Curwen Family Papers, American Antiquarian Society. Addressed “these for the honored and much respected mr cotten teacher to the Church of plimouth deliver.” Endorsed “From Elder chipman october, 1: 1688:”

    To John Chipman[?],946

    5 October 1688

    Plimouth October, 5: 1688:

    My very Deare & truly valued Friends

    I was yesterday abroad with the Elder to visit a sick woman (susanna Gardner,947 a sister) soe that it was evening before I received your letter,948 & I am this morning called upon by the bearer to hasten my answer & cannot take time much to deliberate; but according to your desire, I cannot say I have mended but I have altered the enclosed & have put in & left out as I thinke the circumstances of your case now call for; It is as every thing is that comes from me, weake & needs your candour & charity, but I am sure it comes from an honest heart to poore Sandwich; the latter passages in it that seem to reflect some fault upon those that are not friends to your motion, if you want courage & confidence soe to write, you may leave them out, but I thinke they are both usefull & necessary; God in mercy guide you; I conclude if Mr Prince be returned he may bring you as discouraging tidings as all others have done; yet not withstanding I cannot but apprehend it may be your advantage to venture all these letters to the old man & young949 & to Redding, who can tell what impressions they may have? And if you will send one messenger more with these or such like letters, it may proove well, if yourselfe cannot, I shall be glad of Mr Bassett, & embrace his company to Roxbury ordination, & soe make one triall more;950 Get a company of christians together next weeke & pray hard, it may be God may be intreated; our hearty love to you both; with prayers for a gratious issue, I rest

    yours Affectionately,

    John Cotton

    I am desirous to heare as soone as may be whether a man goes & when; for my time Roxbury is, God willing, oct: 15: Monday–morning. salute Mr Prince & Bassett.

    Thomas Prince Collection, Massachusetts Historical Society.

    To Thomas Hinckley,

    28 November 1688

    Plimouth November, 28: 1688

    Honoured Sir

    Being Last weeke at Boston; Mr Gardner came from London with letters from Bro: M:951 saying, that Sir Will: P:952 “being arrived he received the Petitions from Cambridge & Plimouth (another letter of his saith not, Plimouth but Mr Hinckley) which he was very glad of, & in a few days expected an opportunity to present them to his majesty, they came, (saith he) very seasonably to confirme the Information before given to the King of the oppression of his subjects;” I conclude mr moodey writes all weighty newes to his son & therefore save myselfe the Labour. I went to mr King & had from him the enclosed bill of costs, Mr Danforth953 (who I suppose had as much hand in Cam’s Petition as you had in Plim’s) upon perusall tooke a copy, & because Capt Sewall was going immediately gave it to him & it went away last Thursday: All your former narratives passing safely to the King, I hope your account of the last troubles & oppressions of my neighbours will have the same successe, if you did send last weeke then C: Sewall hath them, if not I hope you will hasten to be ready for the next opportunity & send this bill of Costs also; Thrice 20 shil: for motion for Judgment is deemed cruell oppression954 & many other particulars therein never heard of in any of the Kings Courts. Bro: M: hath borrowed 500 Guinneys; it will be great pitty if your neighbours take no reall notice of so as to asist therein, while he is acting our cause,955 verbum sat:956 with due service to you & yours, & respects to mr Russell957 & his, I rest,

    Sir, yours to serve

    John Cotton

    Worthy Mr St. sent by me his share of the Judges fee to our sufferers. This bill must not goe of my handwriting.

    Thomas Prince Collection, Massachusetts Historical Society. Addressed “These For the Honourable Thomas Hinckley, Esquire, at Barnstable.” Right margin frayed and darkened.

    To Rowland Cotton,

    29 November 1688

    Plimouth November, 29: 1688:

    Deare son

    I wrote to you on Monday958 by Leift Howland,959 I now only adde, that wee doe earnestly & confidently expect your hastning home, and desire you also to send home by water all your glasse bottles, they will be a great use in bottelling up cider etc. Also bring me a new Almanack or two:960 The foure pounds I ordered you to take for the Steward at Cos: Mackarti’s961 will discharge more of your colledge debt then you could desire or expect of me: All salute you, God blesse you,

    soe prayes, your Lov: Fath:

    J: C:

    The Elder is very glad you are not gone Eastward, but are coming to us.

    Bring home in the Boate all things you can conveniently, & 24 Mannitoowompae bookes962

    your mother would have you minde mr Elliston of getting a good firking butter for us, he told me it was a groat a pd, I will send him the money for it immediately on receipt of the butter, let it be good & cheap:


    December, 3:

    yours I received on Saturday,963 am glad of your care to informe newes, I wish you may bring more good tidings of your uncle, also of your brother: I send you a cloak bag by J: Morton. Minde to doe all I write about on the other side, God blesse thee.

    J: C:

    Thomas Prince Collection, Massachusetts Historical Society. Addressed “These For Mr Rowland Cotton, at Harvard College, in Cambridge. Leave these with Mr Elliston at Boston for Conveyance.