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 
Will Sobuck 
To  M.r  Sampſon Occom  at Montowk