Sarah Simon, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 May 27


abstractSimon writes that she is ill and unable to work. She suggests that some time on the sea would help, and asks Wheelock's advice.

handwritingHand is loose and slanting, though mostly clear and legible. Letter case, especially with regard to the the letter S, is frequently difficult to discern.

paperOne small sheet is in good condition, with light-to-moderate creasing, staining and wear.


noteworthyTrailer is in a different hand, and notes a date that is different from that of the opening salutation.

  Rev.nd and Hon.ed Sir 
this is to inform you that I wontd Sume  of your advice if you pleaſe Sir. that is I am ſo much unwell  that I am not able to do any, work the grateſt part of my  time: and my being So unwell it make me uneſa: becauſe I  it is no prophet to the S[illegible]School a for any one to be heare and cant  tdo any good to themſilveſ or others. but Sir when I am well  I ^am^ willing to devot my[illegible]ſelfe to the Cauſe that is if I thought I  Ever Should do any good in the world. there Should be nothing  in this life Should diſcorg me: —
but the advice that I Should be glad to have from the doc  ter is, I think it is baſt for my helth to go of on the ſalt  we^a^ter: It uſtd to do me good when I was Sick—
but then [illegible] if the Docktor is not willing I have  [illegible] nothing more to Say for I would not do any thing to disp leaſe Mr Wheelock not for nothing at tall.
So I remain your / moſt nowothy   and [illegible] Ever dutyfull Sarvent    Sarah Simons 
From Sarah Simons   May 28. 1768