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Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Athol, [Mass.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1830 Sept[ember] 27th

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Title:
Letter from George Jeffrey Tillotson, Athol, [Mass.], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1830 Sept[ember] 27th
Description:
George Jeffrey Tillotson writes to Amos A. Phelps about some of the trouble between the Unitarians and Orthodox in the Athol. He discusses the "enemies of evangelical religion" and the "most illiberal [and] mean measures" they have used at town meetings. Tillotson tells Phelps to "Pray for us. We stand in great need of t[he] silent but effectual influence of God's spirit." Tillotson also mentions an invititation to preach in Berlin, Connecticut, that he was unable to accept.
Author:
Tillotson, George Jeffrey, 1805-1888
Addressee:
Phelps, Amos A. (Amos Augustus), 1805-1847
Date:
September 27, 1830
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Manuscripts
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Anti-Slavery Collection
Subjects:
Abolitionists--United States--19th century--Correspondence
Christianity--United States--History--19th century
Unitarianism--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Christianity--United States
Unitarianism--History
Phelps, Amos A. (Amos Augustus), 1805-1847
Tillotson, George Jeffrey, 1805-1888
Places:
MassachusettsWorcester (county)Athol
Extent:
1 leaf (4 p.) ; 20 x 17 cm.
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Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Title devised by cataloger.
On verso, the delivery address is "Rev. Amos A. Phelps, Hopkinton, Mass." It was postmarked on "Sept[ember] 28."
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) manuscript composed in black ink on white paper. Above the salutation, the number "54" is written in pencil. On the third page, a small hole extends from the fore edge of the page for about 1.5 cm. On the last page, an orange seal is covered by a small scrap of paper that was torn off from the opposite end of the page, showing how the letter was sealed.
Cataloged sgellerman
Language:
English
Identifier:
5047955
Call #:
MS A.21 v.2, p.29
Barcode:
39999085503421