Alexander Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 October 19


abstractChamberlain copies an excerpt from a London paper about a local appearance by, and the successful fundraising activities of, Whitaker and Occom.

handwritingFormal hand is highly stylized, which somewhat mitigates legibility.

paperSingle small sheet is in good-to-fair condition, with light-to-moderate creasing, staining and wear. A tear at the bottom of the sheet results in a slight loss of text.

inkDark-brown ink is visible through opposite sides of the paper.

EventsFundraising Tour of Great Britain

Revd & Hond Sir/ 
By Cap.t Hall who arrivd last Friday from London  we have Prints to the 13th Augst & the following paragraph is an extract  "London Augst 13th The Revd Nath.l Whitaker, D.. D.. & the Revd Sampson  Occum, an Indian preacher from North America, who had been soliciting  contributions with great succeſs, for the support of the Indian accedemy  in America, under the care of the Revd Eleaz.r Wheelock, D.. D.. instituted  & carried on by him for the instruction of Indian youths in the  English language, christianity & the civil arts, arriv'd at Newcastle last  week, from Scotland — and we hear that a subscription is opened at  the Newcastle bank for the promoting that truly charitable &  benevolent scheme, wch has met with generous encouragement in all  parts of this kingdom where it has been proposed—"
Mrs Smith has recd letters from Mr Smith  [gap: tear][guess: both] by Deverson & Scott, but mentions nothing of his returning  [gap: tear][guess: this] Fall, nether does he write any thing relative to yr connections   Mr De Berdt writes me by Deverson
& desires a Copy of the Receitt may be sent him, meaning the  Donaton of Mr Hollis is for ^£^ 100 Sterling, & that his Christian name  is Isaac, not Thomas—; as the Receit wch you sent me was  Thomas & wch receit I forwarded Mr De Berdt as youl please  to inclose me one by the Post, if no other oppertunity presents  I dont further Englarge save in the Respect of,
yr Obedient humble Servant  Al[illegible][illegible] Chamberlain Junr