Mary Fowler Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 November 8


abstractMary Occom writes to ask Wheelock to take her son Aaron, who has been behaving badly, under his care in Occom's absence.

handwritingHandwriting is small but clear and legible.

paperSingle, medium-sized sheet of paper is in good condition, with light staining, creasing and wear.


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  Revd Sr 
would inform you that my Son Aaron, behaves himſelf So bad  that I Cannt keep him, and I take this oppertunity to  ^Send him to^ Mr Whealock for to uſe him as you think beſt, [illegible],  he is trying to get Married to a very bad Girl, he has  made one attempt to [illegible] Run off with her, but was —  Diſappointed, and he is out from home Night and Day  half his time, and trys to run me in debt by Forging orders  &c. But being in haſte cannt write So much as I  would, but the bearer here of Squib, is an Honeſt  man ^&^ will Speak the truth, and he can relate the  whole. My Duty to yourſelf and Madam and  love to all your Family.   
Sr I am your moſt obedient  and very humble Servt   Mary Occom     
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From Mrs M. Occom  Nov.r 8. 1766.   
To Revd  M.r Eleazer Wheelock  in  Lebanon