Moses Peck, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 25

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abstractPeck writes that he has printed what was desired respecting Occom, and reports that Sir William Johnson is favorably inclined towards the design. A box of goods was shipped, and Mr. Blair was shipwrecked.

handwritingHandwriting is loose yet clear and legible.

paperSingle sheet is in good condition, with light-to-moderate creasing, staining and wear.

inkDark brown ink is splotchy on one verso.

noteworthyThe date in the trailer reads 23 March 1766, even though letter is dated 25 March 1766.

  Rev.d & very Dear Sir, 
I Rec.d yours of Feb.ry 20.th and have [illegible][guess: publiſhed]   got printed, what you Sartified Reſpecting Mr Occom &c  Mr Huper of Marbelhead Says that Sr willm  Jonſon hes Rote him very favourabley of the Deſigne  in Gennerall — Mr Foſter tells Me Nothing hath  been Don Reſpecting SrPeters Legacy Sence you Dropt it  Wonte it be best to try again. — Mr Will.m Storak  wants to See you, to give you the Sum that he Subcribd  to the Annihilated fund —  Have Shiped your Box of Goods this Day in Cap.t  Leffingwell — I Donte Know if you Rec.d my Leter  by Mr Henery, in which was inclosed to Elijah  an account of the Death of his youngest Sister  Pleaſe to Let him Com and See us next vacancy
Dear Mr Blair in his paſs [illegible] from Philadelphia was  Shipracked upon the Rocks thirty miles from Boſton in a  Snow Storme in the Knight — the Lord being marcyfull  they got on a ^small^ Naked Rock — their expoſed in Greatest  Distreſs and Danger for Seven Ourers, at Great Distance  from the Land, He tuk in So Much Salt water, that it  Gave Him the Bludy flux, But the Good God hath  so far Reſtored Him that he preached Laste Sabath  to Great exceptence — He Loſte all his Notes and  everything else, But his valuebel Life —
I hope and Long to See You — pray for us — and the  Old South people — if we Should fail to [illegible] Mr Blair  Mrs Peck Gives with me — moſt Reſpectfully to your Self  Mrs Wheelock, & Love to your Son’s and Daughters —  Love to Elijah 
Yours — Moſes Peck    ^[left]To Mr Wheelock^     
From M.r Peck 23 March  1766  From Mr Peck 
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