Moses Peck, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 25

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abstractPeck writes that he has printed what was desired respecting Occom, and reports that Sir William Johnson is favorably inclined towards the design. A box of goods was shipped, and Mr. Blair was shipwrecked.

handwritingHandwriting is loose yet clear and legible.

paperSingle sheet is in good condition, with light-to-moderate creasing, staining and wear.

inkDark brown ink is splotchy on one verso.

noteworthyThe date in the trailer reads 23 March 1766, even though letter is dated 25 March 1766.

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

  Rev. and very Dear Sir, 
I received yours of February 20th and have   got printed, what you certified respecting Mr. Occom etc.  Mr. Huper of Marblehead Says that Sir William  Johnson has wrote him very favourably of the design  in general — Mr. Foster tells Me Nothing hath  been done respecting SirPeter's Legacy since you dropped it  won't it be best to try again. — Mr. William Storak  wants to See you, to give you the Sum that he subscribed  to the Annihilated fund —  Have shipped your Box of Goods this Day in Capt.  Leffingwell — I don't Know if you received my letter  by Mr. Henery, in which was enclosed to Elijah  an account of the Death of his youngest Sister  please to Let him come and See us next vacancy
Dear Mr. Blair in his pass from Philadelphia was  shipwrecked upon the Rocks thirty miles from Boston in a  Snow storm in the night — the Lord being merciful  they got on a small Naked Rock — there exposed in Greatest  distress and Danger for Seven hours, at Great Distance  from the Land, He took in So Much Salt water, that it  Gave Him the bloody flux, But the Good God hath  so far restored Him that he preached last sabbath  to Great acceptance — He lost all his Notes and  everything else, But his valuable Life —
I hope and Long to See You — pray for us — and the  Old South people —   Mrs. Peck Gives with me — most respectfully to your Self  Mrs. Wheelock, and Love to your Son’s and Daughters —  Love to Elijah 
Yours — Moses Peck    To Mr. Wheelock     
From Mr. Peck 23 March  1766  From Mr Peck 
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