276 Oliver Peabody to Edward Hutchinson

    [Boston, July 24 1723]

    To The Honourable Edward Hutchinson Esq.

    Honoured Sir

    I having Received a Note from Mr. President to your honour for a quarter salary was this day to wait upon your honour just after you went from home, and being obliged to go out of Town I could not tarry till you came home. I pray therefore that you will please to Answer the Note and pay the money to Mr. Gershom Tenney the bearer hereof whom I desire and empower to give you a Receipt for it. Honoured Sir if you will please to Excuse my boldness and answer my request it will prevent my coming again on purpose. And lay me under fresh obligation to remain forever as I now am your honours most humble and obedient servant.

    Oliver Peabody

    Corporation Papers. Peabody was by now preaching to the Indians at Natick. John White died in 1721, and Edward Hutchinson succeeded him as Treasurer.