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Title Proceedings [manuscript]: at a meeting of the Commiss[ione]rs for the Indian Affairs at the Council Chamber in Boston, 1734 Aug. 16
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Copy of a colonial document relating the proceedings of the Council in Boston, Aug. 16, 1734. This document records that the Rev. Stephen Williams and the Rev. Nehemiah Bull read their report regarding a recent conference with the Housatonic Indians in western Massachusetts. Further the Council authorizes the ministers to hire "a suitable person to go & reside there as a Minister to instruct them & their children in Religion & in Reading & to preach the Gospel to them on the Sabbath".
Names Williams, Reverend, Stephen (1693-1782); Bull, Reverend, Nehemiah (1701-1758); Sergeant, John (1710-1749)
Places Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Keywords missionary, religion, Christianity, government, conference
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Stephen Williams was a Congregational clergyman (Longmeadow, Mass.) and associated with the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England, founded the Company’s Stockbridge mission to the Housatonic Indians in 1730. Williams also played an important role in securing the services of the Rev. John Sergeant as the mission’s first minister in 1734.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 570
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue