Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samuel Savage, 1765 June 12


abstractWheelock writes to thank Savage for his gift of £20, and to tell him about his and Occom's travels to collect donations for the School.

handwritingFormal handwriting is not Wheelock's. It is clear and legible. The signature and trailers are in Wheelock's hand.

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


noteworthyThe contents of this letter are similar to those of manuscript 765362.2.

EventsFundraising Tour of Great Britain

My Dear and Hon.d Sir,   
Your kind Donation of £50 £20. Sterling  to my School I have Received by M.r John Smith, and  I trust God will Remember, and Reward with his  Everlaſting Mercy, this your kindneſs to the Souls of Men.
I Snatch this Minute amidſt a Crowd of Care &   Buſineſs to write you this Line.
I have been riding with the Rev.d M.r Whitaker, and  my Indian Son Occom to Solicit Charities for the  Support of two Miſsionaries, and nine School-Maſters  of my School, lately appointed and Authorized by the  Board of Corriſpondants here; and alſo ^of^ M.r Kirtland,  of whom you have heard among the Senecas. —
The Harts of People are open in many Places — and  the Deſign in general wears a very Encouraging and  agreable Aſpect.
You may. D.[illegible]V. expect M.r Occom with you,  Accompanied by M.r Whitaker, or M.r Charles Jeffry Smith,  or ſome other Miniſter, appointed by said Board,  between this and Winter, or as ſoon as we can[illegible] make them  ready, in Order to make this Deſign and the Importance  of it known to the People of God who have Ability to 
Promote and help forward the ſame every Step we have yet  taken in the Affair God has Proſperd — And I hope you  will have an Opportunity by M.r Smith to be more fully  Acquainted with the whole Affair. I hant Time to add  Excepting that with much Duty and Eſteem   
   Sir.   Your moſt Obliged and   very humble Servant.  Eleazar Wheelock   
^[left]To M.r Sam.l Savage^  June 12. 1765. — 
M.r Sam.l Savage