Elizabeth Walcutt, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769 September 8


abstractWalcutt writes that she is going to send her son to the school.

handwritingHandwriting is informal yet clear and legible. It is possibly not that of Walcutt's. The trailer is in a different, unknown hand.

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


noteworthyThis document is possibly a copy.

  Revd & Dear Sir, 
haveing underſtood by mr maſon that the School  is fixed So as to Confirm my hopes of your taking  my Son I imbrace this opprtunity by him to know  if he Should not anſwer the End preposed that  Whether there will any Charge ariſe to me in Caſe  he Should Stay till 14 or 15 years of age which will  not interfere with his Learning a trade and how  Long before you will Send for him that I may  be a fiting him with Cloths and I Shall be glad  if you would tell mr maſon as you Shall think  proper for I am Reſolvd not to Let trifels DisCorag  me for I am Very much Set apon it to have the  trial made and Leave the Event to him who is  the Soverange order of all things So wishing you  all that Divine Support that the nature of So nobel  and great a work Requires   
I am Revd Sir your  Sincear frind and a well wisher Eliz Wallcut 
M.rs Eliza: Walcut's   Sepr 8th 1769