William Sobuck, letter, to Samson Occom, 1757 September 12



abstractSobuck requests that his son, Enoch, be allowed to come home, and notes that he expects to visit Occom in a month, at which time he will bring Enoch back.

handwritingHandwriting is formal and clear, yet letter case is occasionally difficult to decipher. The trailer is in Occom's hand.

paperSmall single sheet is in good-to-fair condition, with light-to-moderate staining, creasing and wear. The remnants of old tape are visible on one verso.

inkBrown ink is lightly faded on one verso..

noteworthyThe writer does not use periods.

Couſin Occom,
I have Taken this oppertunity to Write to you in the firſt place ^to let you know^ that we are all well Through Divine Providence at preſent; and I Should be Glad that you would Let Enoch Come home the firſt Oppertunity you have to Send him; it is Likely you may Send him by M.r Beebe the man that Carries the Letter, I would not have him bring all his Cloaths with him for I Expect to Come Over here my Self About A Month Hence and then I Intend to Carry him back Again, So I with mine Deſire to Remember Our Affec‐tionate Love to you and Yours and particularly to Our Son Enoch So Hoping theeſe Lines will find You all in health as we are at this time I Write no more at preſent but Still Remain
Your Loving Couſin: William Sobuck