Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 November 14

ms-number764614

doi
10.1349/ddlp.496

abstractWhitaker writes regarding Occom's intended journey, and proposes going to Boston to raise funds.

handwritingWhitaker's handwriting is informal and slanting, yet largely clear and legible.

paperSmall single sheet is in good condition, with light staining, creasing and wear. A tear at the top of the paper results in a minor loss of text.

inkLight brown ink is faded.

noteworthyThe identity of Whitaker's "Baby" is uncertain and so it has been left untagged. An editor, possibly 19th-century, has added the note "1764" to one verso. This note has not been transcribed.

Revd & [gap: tear] Br
I only juſt tell you yt I Saw mr Occom yeſterday. he talks of a journey to North River next week, hopes to get Some thing that way—the preſb.ry on L. Iſland will try between this & next Seſſions — It will be neceſſary to give him Some recom‐mendation wth an Inlimation of his, or reather ye Schools neceſ‐ſities - if you will write & Send by mr Woodward, I will Sign Si poſſum. I have half a notion to go to Boſton next mon‐day, if my way is made clear — if you can find how to Sup‐ply my pulpit by any means ye Sab: after — for I purpoſe to be gone but one Sab:, & I believe I Sha'n't go unleſe I can Serve you much — it is late, & I hate to ride in winter. If you think it beſt for me to go i.e. if I can Serve you thereby (& I want to See good friends yt way) you muſt write me by mr Wood‐ward & Send him down on Saturday; & tell me if my pulpit can be Supplied — for I have been So much from home that I dare not leave ym vacant & I have no proſpect this way — I am not Set on going — only would if I could — We are all in health except our Baby which is yet poorly — with much affection to you & madam from [illegible]me & mine I Subuſcribe my Self.
your's as ever Nathl Whitaker. Nov: 14. 1764
NB. Don't Say one word to any body So as to git abroad about my going to Boſton
To the Revd Eleazer Wheelock in Lebanon
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