282 Thomas Hollis to Benjamin Colman

    London August 26, 1723

    Mr. Benj. Colman

    Reverend Sir

    I wrote unto you by Capt. Osborne who is newly sailed with a PS—I think the 21st—of a meeting the Ministers designed with your Governor this day, but he sends word he is gone into the Country for 10 or 12 days, so it must be delayed. On the 24th I received two letters from you one dated June 19, the other July 6.

    I am glad to heare your College is in cash (and abillity I hope to continue it) to raise your Tutors Sallaries, tho I had rather have heard the Overseers had come into it, to have added one or two more Tutors, but I must ask their excuse in telling my thoughts at this distance, to be sure the Visitors on the Spott are Judges what is best. I hope my Professor attends his Lectures with their approbation and success, if they think him deserving their bounty—and have a surplus still to divide out—and bestow some additional largesses or salary on him, I shall not direct them, but I may let you know, and you may let whom you please see these lines, that I shall be very well pleased, if they let him share also in their present Bounty. And I do hope, he will deserve and Merit it, at least I wish it.

    My humble servise to Mr. President &c.


    Your very Loving Friend

    Thomas Hollis

    [Endorsed:] No. 22.

    Hollis Letters and Papers, p. 41.