303 Thomas Hollis to Edward Wigglesworth

    London July 1, 1724

    Deare Sir

    I have received yours by Capt. Osborn dated May 4 by whom we have letters of fresher date, advising of the Sudden Death of Mr. President Leveret, which we are here greatly concerned at, and Condole with you in the Loss of your freind, and of one whom some of us Vallued. I shall be glad to heare you are directed in the choice of One to fill up the vacant chaire, who may be spirited to govern the College in a wise manner, and be a freind to you in perticular.

    Mr. Colman acquaints me the Overseers have added £40. per Annum to your salary and confirmed you a Fellow in the Corporation, both which peices of news are pleasing to me. I hope you will be made easy in your Work, and find it is attended with Success. We use our dilligence, the increase is of the Lord. May you have an answer of Peace in your own Mind to the many Prayers have been and are put up for you.

    Study the things as may make for Peace, meddle not with them that are given to chang, Mind your own busines, and I pray the God of love and peace may be with you. My Love to all the Tutors and my Students.

    Your Loving Friend

    Thomas Hollis

    My Complements of Condolance to Madam Leveret.

    [Addressed:] To Mr. E. Wigglesworth Professor of Divinity in Cambridge by Capt. Foresight.

    [Endorsed:] Received September 17 with a Book from the Treasurer, No. 6.

    Hollis-Leverett mss, Houghton Library.