Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 November 2


abstractWoolley asks leave to visit Mohegan and Lyme.

handwritingHandwriting is small, yet formal and clear.

paperLarge sheet folded in half to make four pages is in poor condition, with heavy creasing and wear. The majority of two recto/verso is missing.


noteworthyThe meaning of the word "Marey," written after the trailer on one verso, is uncertain.

  Rev.d & Hon.d Sir
I now with Pleasure set down to congra‐  tulate my self, and shall imploy myself in writing theſe  Following Lines. and I would inform you in the first  Place that I am in good state of health, nor I never felt so  he^a^rty sence I came to Live with M.r Wheelock hoping you  are the same, I dont mean sence you came to Live with  M.r Wheelock. And also I wou[gap: tear][guess: l]d beg Leave of you to Let me go  and Visit my Friend at Mohegan and from thence to Lime  that is About Six miles beyond New London, Now as soon As  Poſsible before the vacancey ^is^ up, it may be by that means my  mignd will ^may^ be Loosend from home. for they Expect to see me  there some Time this Fall and they deſire'd me to come.
I told, em, I should come if I could get Leave, and Nothing  would Happen more then Common. but I must conclude.  Thus have I said.
Yours in reality  Joseph Woolley.
Joſeph Woolley
1761  ^[left]Mar^e^y^
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