Thomas Ludlow, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 October 3


abstractLudlow writes regarding shipments to Boston for Whitaker and Occom, and relates business regarding the fundraising tour.

handwritingFormal handwriting is small, but clear and legible.

paperSmall single sheet is in fair condition, with moderate staining, creasing and wear that results in a minor loss of text.

inkBlack-brown ink is faded.

noteworthyOn one verso, the writer's intention regarding the ⅌ symbol is uncertain, and so it has been left unmodified in the modernized transcription.

EventsFundraising Tour of Great Britain

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

Dear Sir
Your favor from — dated the 29th ultimo came duly and still find you in a  hurry I wish you may not make more haste than good speed. May the Lord direct and guide  you, giving great success in your important undertaking, blessing you and dear Mr. Occom  both in Soul and Body. Your piece of Cloth came to hand yesterday which with Mr. Occoms shall  take care of until it is shipped for Boston, I don't think it prudent if it was possible to put all  your things on board the Devonshire for fear of an accident and as it is probable you or Mr.   Occom may have something else by and by which you may want to send, it may go with  the Cloth, therefore shall keep it back a little while unless you order to the Contrary. We rejoice  to hear Mr. Occom is better to whom we all beg kindly to be remembered. Though you hadn't a  copy of your Letter to Mr. Towgood, perhaps you could have recollected the substance of it. Last  Sabbath day I received a Letter from Mr. Joseph Keech of Ilminster signifying he had in conse‐ ‐quence of a Letter from you communi[gap: tear][guess: ca]ted your Affair and had collected of his Congregation  £4.11.2 which he wanted to know how to convey to you, I wrote him for answer that as it  was somewhat uncertain where to find you I thought it would be better for him to remit it  to me, he sends his Compliments and best wishes to you both adding that if you come into that part of the Country  he shall be glad to be favored with your Company. Mrs. Ludlow and my Daughter join me in best  Respects who am
Dear good Sir.  your sincere Friend and humble servant   thomas Ludlow 
Bristol 3rd October 1766
To the Rev.   Mr. Nathaniel Whitaker
⅌sent  From Mr. T. Ludlow  of Bristol, oct. 3. 1766