Dennys DeBerdt, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 August 31


abstractDeBerdt writes regarding various donations and fundraising efforts.

handwritingHandwriting is loose and informal, yet largely legible.

paperSingle sheet is in fair condition, with moderate staining, creasing and wear.

inkFaded black-brown ink bleeds through from front to back.

noteworthyIn the first paragraph, it appears that each reference to a society or committee refers to a body of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge.

EventsOccom’s First Mission to the Oneidas

 Revd & Dear Sir 
Since I wrote to you I have mett the  Society and also writ to Scotland to the Comittie  there and they seem Resolved to support Mr  Occums Miſsion with £20 a year and will  propose it to the Society who meet in Novem.r  and I hope to gett it allowed from Michaelmaſs
I have also wrote to Mr Holliſ and got a  Friend to talk to him, but could gett him to  Promise nothing, but that he would Consider  of it, and he might pay the money perhaps for  what was paſt, but always was a Whimſical  man having his head long since Turned by  what were called the French Prophetts, and will  think of nothing but his Enthusiastical  Revealation. —
Dear Mr Whitefield who is now gott well  enough to Preach again sent me £25 ‒ for  the use of your Indian School which in our  Last to Mr John Smith we desired him to pay  you, any other service in my Power you may freely Command —
Rev.d Sir Your Humble Servant  Dennys De Berdt 
[right]M.r De, Berdt's  The Support of Mr Occom's Miſsion  1761.
  ^Recd Dec.r 30. 1761.^ 
To  Mr Eleazer Wheelock  In  Lebanon