Lebeus Driver, letter, to Samson Occom and Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 October 8

ms-number766558.3

doi
10.1349/ddlp.888

abstractDriver writes to provide information about Whitaker and Occom's route through Southwest England, and about the ministers they will meet at each stop.

handwritingHandwriting is bold and stylized, yet mostly clear and legible.

paperSingle sheet is in poor condition, with heavy staining, creasing and wear that results in a significant loss of text. A large square has fallen away from the paper, likely due to excessive creasing.

inkBrown-black ink is faded in spots.

Gentn/
Hope this will meet you and find you under the smiles of your master, Enjoying the tokens of his love to your Souls: His People's to the cauſe you are emarqu'd in. Sounded in your behalf last week the Towns of Wincanton Milbourn Somerſet. Stalbridge & Sherborne Dorſet. Yeovil did not go to. My name perhaps being obnoxious to a leader there. Your way is I preſume to give previous notice of your coming to Rev:d M:r Hughes of Wincanton. His place is but small. The neighbourhood good. As to Stalbridge Direct To Rev:d Mr Gray in Henshige-Marsh. Milbourn-Port to Rev:d M:r Newton. Thus far you'll proceed with ease. But at Sherborne tho' a prmiſing place some man^a^gment will be [gap: tear][guess: requisite] M:r Lewis The young Paſtor in our way. One above many, [gap: tear]the New, little or Seperate, tho' largest people by far. [gap: tear]e to him & people. But the latter are so stiff That [gap: tear][illegible] any thing at the other [gap: hole]rger; but at their [gap: tear]er He nor I cou'd beat theim out of that whim. Your [gap: tear]eching at the other will give no umbrage. Wou'd [gap: tear]mas Minister of that Meeting. he is a good temper'd Man. [gap: tear]ing very near. They intend [illegible][guess: to] give you a Metting at [gap: tear]Yeovil where I did not think it proper to appear in [gap: tear]y write to honest [gap: hole][guess: Mr] [gap: hole] Baptist Minister. Nephew I think to your old Friend of that name at Bristol. And to M:r Parrot At The Preſbyterian meeting in that Town. I wish you well in the Lord. Take care of your Corporal Tabernacles. Believe you don't overrate 'em Am pretty sure you can't do much in the errand you are upon without 'em. Commending your perſons and cause to our common Master. I remain yours &c.
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