Mary Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 July 15


abstractWhile her husband is in Great Britain, Mary Occom writes that her family has no corn and is in great want. She appeals to Wheelock for aid.

handwritingHandwriting is formal, clear and legible.

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


noteworthyThe letter is dated July 15, 1767; the trailer, however, notes the date as May 15, 1767. Above the trailer is a section of deleted text in which the date July 1767 can be made out.

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  Revd ſir  
theſe may inform you that I am out of Corn,  and have no Money to buy any with, and am  affraid we Shall suffer for want, and S.r if you  will be pleaſed to help me in my Diſtreſs,  Either by Sending ſome Money or by [illegible]Any  other way so that I have it I Shall take it  as a great favour, be pleaſed to except of  my Kind love to your Self and Madam and to all  your Family
S.r I am your Moſt obedient  and very humble Serv.t   Mary Occom
P.S. I Sent to Mr Breed for Corn, and  he Could not let me have any.
[illegible]July[illegible]1767  Mary Occom  May 15. 1767 
To the Rev.d  M.r Eleazer Wheelock  in  Lebanon