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