Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 November 2

ms-number761602.1

abstractWoolley asks leave to visit Mohegan and Lyme.

handwritingHandwriting is small, yet formal and clear.

paperLarge sheet folded in half to make four pages is in poor condition, with heavy creasing and wear. The majority of two recto/verso is missing.

inkBlack-brown.

noteworthyThe meaning of the word "Marey," written after the trailer on one verso, is uncertain.

Modernized Version Deletions removed; additions added in; modern spelling and capitalization added; unfamiliar abbreviations expanded.

  Rev. and Honoured Sir
I now with Pleasure set down to congra‐  tulate myself, and shall employ myself in writing these  Following Lines. and I would inform you in the first  Place that I am in good state of health, nor I never felt so  hearty since I came to Live with Mr. Wheelock hoping you  are the same, I dont mean since you came to Live with  Mr. Wheelock. And also I wou[gap: tear][guess: l]d beg Leave of you to Let me go  and Visit my Friend at Mohegan and from thence to Lyme  that is About Six miles beyond New London, Now as soon As  possible before the vacancy is up, it may be by that means my  mind may be loosened from home. for they Expect to see me  there sometime this Fall and they desired me to come.
I told, them, I should come if I could get Leave, and Nothing  would Happen more then Common. but I must conclude.  Thus have I said.
Yours in reality  Joseph Woolley.
Joseph Woolley
1761  Marey
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