Dennys DeBerdt, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 October 20


abstractDeBerdt writes regarding, among other things, money raised for Occom, preparations for war, and the health of Whitefield.

handwritingHandwriting is informal, loose and occasionally difficult to decipher.

paperSingle sheet is in good-to-fair condition, with light-to-moderate creasing, staining and wear.


EventsOccom’s First Mission to the Oneidas

Revd & Dear Sir 
I wrote to you by C[illegible] both of the Societys  agreeing to allow Mr Occum £20 Sterling [illegible]  During his Miſsion to Oneidas and acquainted  the Revd Mr Bostwick of New York there of also  and hope it is a Token for good that the great  sun of Righteousneſs is about to shine Bright  and extend his Healing Wings far Back on your  Western Hemiſfhere—
The olive Branch of Peace is now Intirely withered  and nothing to be heard in City and Country but  beating [illegible] for Recruits as if the War was but  Just begining, I hope the Conduct of the French  will be rewarded as Pharaohs Reſoluteneſs in  oppreſing Iſrael was, untill all his Chariotts and  his Horsemen [illegible][guess: are] drawn in to and Drowned in  the Sea—
I have heard nothing since from Mr Hollis [illegible][guess: I shd]  be glad in any shape to serve good Mr Edward  whose case is very hard.
Good Dear Mr Whitefield is not yet able to  Preach, he Eats Drinks and Sleeps, but cannot get  up his Spirits even his own Inability to preach  affects him—
I thank you for Recommending Mr Peck, his  orders ſhall be regarded with no Peculiar attenti= =on as a Friend of yours—
Good Mr Smith is safe arrived here and seems  in good Health and Spirits—
Dear Sir Yours in our Comn Lord  Dennys De Berdt
To Mr Eleazer Wheelock  at —  Lebenon  Conecticut 
[left]M.r D. Deberdt'.s [gap: tear][guess: Letter]  Oct.r 10. 1761.  M.r Occoms £ 20. ſterlg.