Artifacts & Documents: Manuscripts

Edward Hitchcock's Letter Discussing His Conversion to Orthodoxy

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In this letter to an anonymous recipient, Edward Hitchcock describes a religious awakening he has had and he asks for guidance. The letter is undated, but was probably written in 1814, or a little after, in response to his conversion to orthodoxy as a result of a bout with mumps, which affected his eyesight.

Edward Hitchcock
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Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association Library