Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to General Gage, 1764 August 25


abstractWheelock writes to General Thomas Gage to ask him to give Occom, the bearer of the letter, a recommendation to carry with him on his mission.

handwritingInformal handwriting is heavily slanted, yet mostly clear and legible.

paperSmall single sheet is in good condition, with light staining, creasing and wear.


noteworthyThis document is possibly a draft.

May it pleaſe Your Excellency 
The Bearer M.r Occom is going by the  Direction of the Commiſsioners of the Board of Corriſ‐ ‐pondents in Connecticut to meet Gen.l Johnſon, if it may  be before the Indians from remote Tribes who have joynd  him Shall ^be^ diſperſed, in Order to make proposals to them of  Receiving Miſsionaries and School Maſters among their  Reſpective Tribes next Spring or when a Door may be  opened for them ^& also to obtain a Number of youth to be Educated in this School under my Care^. and he now waits upon you for Such Re‐ ‐commendation, or Com̅iſsion as Your Excellency Shall ſee fit to  give him, and as you may think ^moſt^ Subſerviant to the Deſign  in view.
I am with much Duty and Eſteem   Your Excellency's   Moſt Obedient and   moſt Humble Serv.t  Eleazar Wheelock
Gen.l Gage. 
To Gen.l Gage  Aug.t 25. th 1764