Mary Fowler Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 November 8


abstractMary Occom writes to ask Wheelock to take her son Aaron, who has been behaving badly, under his care in Occom's absence.

handwritingHandwriting is small but clear and legible.

paperSingle, medium-sized sheet of paper is in good condition, with light staining, creasing and wear.


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  Rev. Sir 
would inform you that my Son Aaron, behaves himself So bad  that I cannot keep him, and I take this opportunity to  Send him to Mr. Wheelock for to use him as you think best,   he is trying to get Married to a very bad Girl, he has  made one attempt to Run off with her, but was —  Disappointed, and he is out from home Night and Day  half his time, and tries to run me in debt by Forging orders  etc. But being in haste cannot write So much as I  would, but the bearer hereof Squib, is an honest  man and will Speak the truth, and he can relate the  whole. My Duty to yourself and Madam and  love to all your Family.   
Sir I am your most obedient  and very humble Servant   Mary Occom     
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From Mrs. M. Occom  November 8. 1766.   
To Rev.  Mr. Eleazar Wheelock  in  Lebanon