Nathaniel Wheatley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1770 January 2

ms-number770102

doi
10.1349/ddlp.1064

abstractWheatley writes that he has drawn 40 pounds on John Thornton for Occom.

handwritingHandwriting is formal and clear. It is difficult, however, to differentiate between commas and periods.

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

inkBrown ink is somewhat faded.

signatureThe signature is abbreviated.

Mr Eleazer WheelockSir
I recd your favr per mr Brimmer by which observe. In Thornton Esqr of London has given you orders to draw on him for Forty or fifty Pounds Sterling for the aſsistance of Mr Occum. if you thought it neceſsary. and that you had inquired into Mr Occum's CircumStances. and had found he Stood in need of that Gen.ts Charity I have therefore this day paid Mr John Brimmer. Forty Pounds St.g. on your account, which you will please to reimburse in a Bill of Exchange on that Gen.t for that ſum. This I have done out of pure regard for [illegible]Mr Occum for I think him a very Just man. you will please to acquaint Mr Occum, that Bills of Exchange are from 5 to 7 1/2 ⅌ C.t under par, w:ch will make a loſs on this Bill of yours 40 or 50 /Stg but this loſs I do not value, as it is to ſerve Mr Occum, I am, with due respects to you & Mr Occum  Sir
 Your most huml Sert  Nath..l Wheatley
From M.r Nath.l Wheatley  Jany 2.d 1770.
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