Sarah Simon, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 October 12

ms-number767562.4

doi
10.1349/ddlp.1107

abstractSimon writes that she is glad her daughter Sarah has succeeded at Wheelock’s school, and hopes her young son does as well. She also offers to send another daughter and another son.

handwritingHandwriting varies in size and wanders somewhat. However, it is largely legible. When the handwriting is compared with that of manuscript 767559, which is signed Sarah Simon but appears to have been written by Edward Deake, it seems probable that this is Simon's actual hand.

paperLarge single sheet is in good condition, with light staining, creasing and wear.

inkBrown ink is heavily faded.

noteworthyThere is a pencil mark near the the trailer on one verso. The trailer is in an unknown hand.

Rev:r mr:. Whealock
thes fewe Lines are to Lett you know that I am well att present — and I hop thes will find you in the Sam Condishon—
I underStand that my Da[illegible]ter gives Mi:.r Wheelock Grat Sat[illegible] Satisfacttion for w[illegible]hich I am Glad and gratly ReJoyce and the Lord Reward you for your paines and Laber – for I Never Shall be abel to Reward you for it for I Cannot be tthakful Enogh for thes preveloges —
I have Sent [illegible]my Lettel Son up to you take ^[below]him^ to your Self and keep him in Subi[illegible][guess: ec]tion keep him as Long as you ples tel you think that he Shall be Capabel of Bisneſs and if you want a Garl I have one about foreteen yares of age 3d day of next month I Should be Glad if you would tak har upon the Same ConSideration and if you Concloud to [illegible][guess: kee ] har I Should tak it as a grat favor if you would Send me word as Soon as you Can
My Son Manwell Desir to be reced In to your Charety Shool for the desine he has for Lering is becas he Belevs that he is Calld to be a publeck man So he thinks Larning to be neseſary — and So no more att present — Give my most humbel Regrds to all your fameler
and So I Remain your humel Sarvent Sarah Simon [gap: tear]
From Sarah Simon Oct.r 12th 1767
To the Re:v Mr. Wheelock IN Labenon Crank
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