Excerpt from Joseph Fish's Fourth Eastern Pequot Journal

1.  Fourth Book of Accounts Indian Affairs at Stonington

Lectures to Stonington Indians per order of Commissioners1 Boston, since May 2, 1768 when (about May 5th) I drew on Esq. Oliver for all that was due to me and Nedson till then.

1768

Date

Lectures

Texts

Indians Present

1768

June 13

1st Lecture

2 Corinthians 13:5

about 20

June 27

2nd Lecture

James 1:5

26

July 11

3rd Lecture

Matthew 5:4

28

August 22

4th Lecture

John 1:16

22

September 5

5th Lecture

James 4:8

28

October            3

6th Lecture

Philippians 3:9

19

November 21

7th Lecture

Psalm 130:3

20

 Then examined the readers well.  This book is all settled & done with.

April 21, 1768.  Edward2 began first quarter and finished August 20.

September 5, 1768.  Edward began second quarter.  Ended  5 December.  Lost time to be made up.

 
  • 1. As the local agents for the Company for the Propagation of the Gospel in New England and parts adjacent in America, referred to more commonly as the New England Company, the Board of Commissioners in Boston administered money raised in England for the evangelization of Native Americans.
  • 2. Edward Nedson