Alexander Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 October 19


abstractChamberlain copies an excerpt from a London paper about a local appearance by, and the successful fundraising activities of, Whitaker and Occom.

handwritingFormal hand is highly stylized, which somewhat mitigates legibility.

paperSingle small sheet is in good-to-fair condition, with light-to-moderate creasing, staining and wear. A tear at the bottom of the sheet results in a slight loss of text.

inkDark-brown ink is visible through opposite sides of the paper.

EventsFundraising Tour of Great Britain

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

Rev. and Honoured Sir/ 
By Capt. Hall who arrived last Friday from London  we have Prints to the 13th August and the following paragraph is an extract  "London August 13th The Rev. Nathaniel Whitaker, D.. D.. and the Rev. Samson  Occom, an Indian preacher from North America, who had been soliciting  contributions with great success, for the support of the Indian academy  in America, under the care of the Rev. Eleazar Wheelock, D.. D.. instituted  and carried on by him for the instruction of Indian youths in the  English language, christianity and the civil arts, arrived at Newcastle last  week, from Scotland — and we hear that a subscription is opened at  the Newcastle bank for the promoting that truly charitable and  benevolent scheme, which has met with generous encouragement in all  parts of this kingdom where it has been proposed—"
Mrs. Smith has received letters from Mr. Smith  [gap: tear][guess: both] by Deverson and Scott, but mentions nothing of his returning  [gap: tear][guess: this] Fall, neither does he write any thing relative to your connections   Mr. De Berdt writes me by Deverson
and desires a Copy of the receipt may be sent him, meaning the  Donaton of Mr. Hollis is for £ 100 Sterling, and that his Christian name  is Isaac, not Thomas—; as the receipt which you sent me was  Thomas and which receipt I forwarded Mr. De Berdt as you will please  to enclose me one by the Post, if no other opportunity presents  I dont further enlarge save in the Respect of,
your Obedient humble Servant  Alexander Chamberlain Junior