Sarah Simon, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769 April 4

ms-number769254.1

doi
10.1349/ddlp.1038

abstractSimon asks for permission to go home and visit her sick mother.

handwritingHandwriting is somewhat uneven, yet mostly formal and clear. The trailer is written in an unknown hand.

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

inkBrown-black.

 Revend and Hon.rd ſir
as I have Receved many kind favours I deſire to bag one homble requaſt and that is whether the Doctor would be willing to let me go to my home if I would not be gone nolonger than if I only want to Mohegin. for I wont very much to ſee my Mother I understand ſhe has mate with trouble latly and ſhe [illegible]wants ſee me and ſ[illegible][guess: e]he is not able to come to ſee me. and tharfore I think it my gret Duty to go and ſee hir. —
for I donot think that Iſhe is long for this world I have no Reſon to think ſo. for ſhe is very weekly and always ſick. my Parengt is very neare and Dear to me; and being I donot deſire to Ever to go home and live with hir again; I Deſire to bag that favour to go and ſee hir as ofen as Ithe Doctor is willing I — ſhould for I dont wond to ofand the Doc:tr in the leaſt. but I feel willing doto do any thing ſir that you think is baſt for me. —
Oh how I [illegible][guess: orto] Bleaſe and adore that grat and kind God that put it in the ^hearts^ ſome of his Pepple to take ſo much Care of the poor indions [illegible][guess: me] [illegible]abov^e^ all the raſt. it ſeems to me I could go any where or do any thing if it would do any dgood to my poor Pariſhang Brethen.
ſo I deſire to ſubcrib my ſilfe your Evr Dutyfull ſarvent Sarah Simon
Sarah Simons Aprel 4.—1769 —.
To— ^Revend^the Revend M:r Eleazer Whee^[below]lock^ ^DD^ att Lebanon
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