Dennys DeBerdt, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 October 20

Author DeBerdt, Dennys

Date20 October, 1761

ms number761570

abstractDeBerdt writes regarding, among other things, money raised for Occom, preparations for war, and the health of Whitefield.

handwritingHandwriting is informal, loose and occasionally difficult to decipher.

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


EventsOccom’s First Mission to the Oneidas

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Revd & Dear Sir
I wrote to you by C[illegible] both of the Societys agreeing to allow Mr Occum £20 Sterling [illegible] During his Miſsion to Oneidas and acquainted the Revd Mr Bostwick of New York there of also and hope it is a Token for good that the great sun of Righteousneſs is about to shine Bright and extend his Healing Wings far Back on your Western Hemiſfhere—
The olive Branch of Peace is now Intirely withered and nothing to be heard in City and Country but beating [illegible] for Recruits as if the War was but Just begining, I hope the Conduct of the French will be rewarded as Pharaohs Reſoluteneſs in oppreſing Iſrael was, untill all his Chariotts and his Horsemen [illegible][guess: are] drawn in to and Drowned in the Sea—
I have heard nothing since from Mr Hollis [illegible][guess: I shd] be glad in any shape to serve good Mr Edward whose case is very hard.
Good Dear Mr Whitefield is not yet able to Preach, he Eats Drinks and Sleeps, but cannot get up his Spirits even his own Inability to preach affects him—
I thank you for Recommending Mr Peck, his orders ſhall be regarded with no Peculiar attenti==on as a Friend of yours—
Good Mr Smith is safe arrived here and seems in good Health and Spirits—
Dear Sir Yours in our Comn Lord Dennys De Berdt
To Mr Eleazer Wheelock at — Lebenon Conecticut
[left]M.r D. Deberdt'.s [gap: tear][guess: Letter] Oct.r 10. 1761. M.r Occoms £ 20. ſterlg.