Dennys DeBerdt, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 August 31

Author DeBerdt, Dennys

Date31 August, 1761

ms number761481

abstractDeBerdt writes regarding various donations and fundraising efforts.

handwritingHandwriting is loose and informal, yet largely legible.

paperSingle sheet is in fair condition, with moderate staining, creasing and wear.

inkFaded black-brown ink bleeds through from front to back.

noteworthyIn the first paragraph, it appears that each reference to a society or committee refers to a body of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge.

EventsOccom’s First Mission to the Oneidas

Persistent Identifier
Revd & Dear Sir
Since I wrote to you I have mett the Society and also writ to Scotland to the Comittie there and they seem Resolved to support Mr Occums Miſsion with £20 a year and will propose it to the Society who meet in Novem.r and I hope to gett it allowed from Michaelmaſs
I have also wrote to Mr Holliſ and got a Friend to talk to him, but could gett him to Promise nothing, but that he would Consider of it, and he might pay the money perhaps for what was paſt, but always was a Whimſical man having his head long since Turned by what were called the French Prophetts, and will think of nothing but his Enthusiastical Revealation. —
Dear Mr Whitefield who is now gott well enough to Preach again sent me £25 ‒ for the use of your Indian School which in our Last to Mr John Smith we desired him to pay you, any other service in my Power you may freely Command —
Rev.d Sir Your Humble Servant Dennys De Berdt
[right]M.r De, Berdt's The Support of Mr Occom's Miſsion 1761.
^Recd Dec.r 30. 1761.^