Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1749 September 6

Author Wheelock, Eleazar

Date6 September, 1749

ms number749506

abstractWheelock writes to express his belief that Occom should take a school, provided he neither strains his eyes nor renders himself otherwise unavailable to the Honorable Commissioners.

handwritingHandwriting is small and informal, yet largely clear and legible.

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

noteworthyThis letter is on the same paper as manuscript 749507. An editor, likely 19th-century, has added a note on one verso that reads "— + Sol. Wms 1749." This note, which has not been transcribed, refers to the author of manuscript 749507.

signatureThe signature is abbreviated.

EventsOccom leaves his studies

Persistent Identifier
Dear Child
Yours of Aug.t 28. is Now before me, I've heard Nothing from the Honle Com̅issrs Since I Saw you. I cant think yt they will be Diſpleaſ'd at your Leaving your Studies Since your Reaſons for it are So Sufficient. & provided it is not too much for your Eyes, & you Can have a Sutable reward Secur'd to you, and the benefit of Good Converſa­­tion where you board, I Dont See but it is adviſable for you to take a School and to take it for half a year if you do it with this proviſo yt if your health Shod be reſtor'd you may be at Liberty to obey any orders You Shall have from the Honle Com̅iſsrs &c. Dont let any of your ingag­ments interfere with y.t which has been the Grand Deſign & view of those Gentlemen and others who have been doing for you. I heartily Sympathi^ze^ with you in y.e Late awfull providence of God towards your family. I pray GOD to Sanctify to you and all ſur­­vivers. & Effectually convince us of the neceſsity of being always Ready for our own Turn. Mine & Br. Pomroys families are in usual health. accept my Love who am
your aſsured Friend &c Eleaz.r Wheelock Leb. Sept.r 6 AD 1749.
To M.r Samſon Occom Now at Muntaugg on Long Island Theſe