Allyn Mather, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 October 22


abstractMather reports on his journey to Yale.

handwritingHandwriting is formal, clear and legible. The trailer is in an unknown hand.

paperLarge sheet folded in half to make four pages is in good condition, with light staining, creasing and wear. The seal is largely intact.

inkBrown-black ink is lightly faded.

  Rev.d & Honoured Sir 
Both duty & affection  excite me to write you.— knowing  that you are deſireous to hear how I do  and what succes we I had on the way —  which I would informe you, throug a kind  & ^a^ tender Providence I am safe arive'd   to ^the^ place of my deſire, and thoſe that  accompanied me, under comfortable—  circumſtances, & all our Bones preſerve'd  from being Brooken , and may God wtho has  kept us, & preſerved us ^be^ Glorified therefor  I have had no op^p^ortunity to git acqainted with  Colege affairs, therefore I am unable to give  you any account of the same. 
I went to Mr Bears, & delived him  the Money, which was agreable received  & further I aſk him for an entertainment  but we could not have any— for he was  full— we put up at Mr Augens, where  we was agreable entertain'd    
I exspect this Morning if I can git Hoars   to set out for Milford— I ſhall conclude  this Letter, with ownly this,— aſking  the continuation of your pryers for me  & for us all. that we may be kept very  humble, & be adorned with a meek & quiet  spiret , which is in the site of God a great  price , & so behave & conduct our selves , that  we may ^be^ an honour to Religion, & ornament  to the School, & ^the^ deſign advanced there by  I am in great haſt, pleas to except much  duty, to your self , & give kind regards  to Sir Wheelock, I would wrote him, if  time would parmited, S I subſcribe my  self   
Your dutifull Pupil  & humble Servent   Allyn Mather 
the Rev.d E. Wheelock. DD.   
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From Allyn Marther  from College. Oct.r 22.d 1767 
To The Rev.d   Eleazar Wheelock D.D.  in  Connecticut  ^[left]Pr favour} ^  ^[left]Ripley}^