Elizabeth Walcutt, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769 November 25

ms-number769625

doi
10.1349/ddlp.874

abstractWalcutt writes that she is preparing her son to attend Wheelock's school.

handwritingHandwriting is somewhat scrawling, though largely clear and legible. The superscripts are occasionally difficult to decipher.

paperSmall square sheet is in fair condition, with moderate staining and wear. There is a large tear on the right side of one recto, which results in no loss of text. Large portions of the wax seal remain.

inkBrown-black ink is somewhat faded.

noteworthyThe manuscript number is based on the date in the trailer, written in Wheelock’s hand: November 25. However, in the dateline, it is uncertain what numbers Walcutt deletes and/or adds.

Revd & Dear Sir
I Recivd your favour of the 19 inſtant and am glad you have Determind the matter thus far and Shall be uſing my Endeavour to be geting him in Readyneſs againſt you please to Call for him as the uncertainty whether you would take him at all was mor of a Dificuty at preſent than his maintainence which I hope I Shall be abel to Do well Enough with till the Spring if I have my he[illegible]th and Strength H What makes me most anſious to get him away as Soon as poſibel is that he may be under more Strict goverment the Reinſ of of which I think are held with tow Laxt w[illegible] hands as to Books one frind and anther has Supplid him So that as yet I have had no occaſion to get as you were pleas[illegible][guess: d] give orders may the Lord Crown all with his Bleſsing is the Deſire of Red Sir
your unworthy frind and well wisher Eliz Wallcut
from Mrs E. Walcott. Nov.r 25. 1769
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