Tobias Shattock, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 August 27


abstractShattock writes that he would like to come to Wheelock’s school. He also recommends his brother John as a potential pupil.

handwritingHandwriting is formal and clear.

paperLarge sheet folded in half to make four pages is in fair-to-good condition, with moderate staining and wear. Much of the wax seal remains. There is some separation at the creases.

noteworthyIn the fifth line of the letter's first paragraph, the meaning of the world "clostly" is uncertain. Handwriting is the same as on 765566.1, 767115.1, 767351.1, 767552, 767559, 767562.2, 767630.2, 767660.2, and possibly 767231, 767251 and 768371.2. It is likely that of Edward Deake, schoolmaster at Charlestown.

signatureThe letter is signed “Toby Shaddick,” a variant spelling of his name, which is spelled yet another way in the trailer.

Revd Sr 
I would inform you, that I look upon yr  offer of giving me three months Schooling, as a to­ ken of greate reſpect. my busineſs, and affairs  relating the tribe of Indians are in Such order that  I can clostly attend this Winter; if I Should be  Bleſs'd with Helth. if you are of ye Same Mind  now; I Should be glad you would let me know it,  by a few lines by the first Conveyance.
from ſr, your Most Obedient Humble Serv.t  Toby Shaddick 
PS Brother John has a great desier to be  Educated in yr School. he is a likely young  Man, and Naturely very Ingenious. — if there is  Room for Him in yr School, and you would take  him He will Joyfully come. — Toby Shaddick 
I Should be glad if you wou'd not let my mind  be Publickly known at Preſent.  T.S
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Tobby Shaddicks  Augs.t 1766
To  The Revd Mr Wheelock  in  Lebanon