Moses Peck, letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 September 19


abstractPeck writes of good reports from England regarding Wheelock, Whitaker and Occom, and discusses other business relating to matters at home and abroad.

handwritingInformal handwriting is mostly clear and legible.

paperLarge sheet folded in half to make four pages is in good-to-poor condition, with light-to-moderate staining, creasing and wear. A large portion of two recto/verso has been torn away, which results in a minor loss of text.


noteworthyAn unknown hand has written the Latin phrase "Bonus a um" (the word "good" and its declined endings) on two verso.

EventsFundraising Tour of Great Britain

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

Rev. and Very Dear Sir. 
I Got home Wednesday 4 ‐ oClock found my family well  blessed be God — Your letters by the way of Halifax  are Sent forward — hope you have Good tidings in the Enclosed  letters by Mr. Henry Bromfield, He Says Mr. Wheelock has   established a Very Good character in England, also Messrs. Whitaker  and Occom. And those things that were Sent Over desiring  to disadvantage and discredit, lose their influence and die (and I believe  the credit of those that Sent them proportionable) and that  Mr. Whitaker had collected £2000 —
Mr. DeBerdt informs me, Mr. Occom is Very well and  has received Several handsome Contributions one of £100 and  Another of £50. has been paid us. thus he—  Mr. Chamberlain informs that he is ordered to pay Mr.  Wheelock £100 — I have applied there for the things You  Wrote for by Mr. Gary — your letters that Came by him  will have a pause this week — no Books yet from  Mr. Whitaker — I am informed that Mr. Kitchins Legacy  was so Left that Messrs. Pemberton and Ellett have Laid their  hands upon it — Mr. Whitaker says Mr. Whi[gap: tear][guess: te]field has  written a Strange letter to Mr. Mason, (but it hasn't yet come  to hand) — I have informed Messrs. Whitakerfield of What Mr.  Gary Says respecting Mr. Well's Farm —
The Commissioners here begin to bustle, Messrs. Ellett and Cushing  are Going to Stockbridge, are to advise with Mr. Hopkins  in their way — others are going nearer home, and  by and by they will send home a Long Narrative of what  Great Jesus has done —
Mr. Patten preached here for Messrs. Foxcraft and Young Chick‐ ly Last Lords Day, to Good acceptance —
You mentioned a Book that my Son might want  but I forgot the name, please to inform, and every  thing else that you Want for yourself or family 
and use your humble servant as you please  Mine and Mrs. Pecks especial regards to yourself  and Madam, respects to Sir Wheelock, Love to all  And excuse all my Crock
Moses Peck
Pray let us Know how  Miss Abigil gets home
To the Rev. Mr. Wheelock.
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To  The Rev.  Mr. Eleazar Wheelock   in   Lebanon 
Mr. Moses Peck's letter  September 29th 1766.  Bonus a um