Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 August 17


abstractWoolley asks Wheelock to write to Mr. Garrett about Woolley's proposal to his daughter Hannah.

handwritingHandwriting is heavily slanted, yet largely clear and legible.

paperSingle sheet is in good-to-fair condition, with light-to-moderate creasing, staining and wear that results in some blurring of text.

noteworthyA trailer has been added in a different, likely 19th-century hand; this trailer has not been transcribed.

 Revd S.r
I forgot to beg of M.r Wheelock one  Thing, which is this; that you would write to  Mr Garrett in Favour of the Cauſe, which  his Daughter & I have been about.
The She T had no Time to ſettle the Affair  with me; makes me to Request ſuch a Favour  and after M.r Wheelock has known illegible ſend one me  a Word. I cant take it well from her, if at  Just at the End, She Should ^turn^ the Contrary.  But O M.r Wheelock! let me leave  myself with the Living and true God.
Sr My Horſe yesterday went conſide‐ rable Lame, So that I could hardly keep up  with M.r Peck. No more to add but  my Duty to you &c. in hast, from,
Sir,  your unworthy Ser.vt  Joseph Wooley
To  Rev.d M.r Eleazer Wheelock  Lebanon