Garrat Noel, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 April


abstractNoel writes that he has some books waiting to be sent as soon as opporunity arises, as well as a letter from Sir William Johnson to Occom.

handwritingFormal handwriting is clear and legible.

paperSingle sheet folded in half to make four pages is in good condition, with light staining and wear, and light-to-moderate creasing.

inkBrown ink is somewhat faded.

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

Rev. and Dear Sir, 
The Books you wrote for so long  ago have lain ready to be sent ever since, but  have had no Opportunity, but you may depend  upon having them by the first that Offers  with any other addition you shall please to  send me — I communicated your Letter to the very  worthy Mr. Peter Vanbrough Livingstone,  who Generously contributed £3 5s 0d towards  them, and for which sum I have given you  credit There has been no Letters come to  my Hands for yours Should I Receive any –  I will forward them with the greatest care
I have a Letter for Mr. Occom  that has lain by me a Considerable time for  want of an Opportunity to Convey it to him,  it comes from Sir William Johnson, and may be  of Consequence — I should be glad to serve  you to the utmost of my power and am   
Dear Sir Your Very humble Servant  Garrat Noel
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Garrat Noel April 1764.    
To  The Rev. Mr. Wheelock  at  Lebanon