Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 September 17

Author Woolley, Joseph

Date17 September, 1765

ms number765517.2

abstractWoolley writes to Wheelock about his health, the school at Onaquaga, and his decision to return to New England.

handwritingHandwriting is formal and clear.

paperLarge sheet folded in half to make four pages is in good condition, with light-to-moderate staining, creasing and wear.


signatureThe letter is signed twice, once with initials only.

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Rev.d & Hon.d Sir
By the divine Goodneſs of God, I am the ſapairing Monument of his Mercy. I am ſorry can give you no better Account as to the Health of my Body; My Ague Fitts has come upon me again, not to ſuch a Degree now as a‐‐bout Week or Ten Days ago.
S.r I e keep a School, upwards of 20 Schollers, with ſome Decency & Regularity; & there is a daily Addition.
Sr. Purpoſe to return / God willing / to N. En^g^land, about the middle of October, or towards the latter End, Tho' I determin'd to tarry 'till next Spring. —
M.r Smith thiks it adviſeable I should this Fall, for many Reaſons.
I was obliged to bye Proviſions to carry att Ohquage, by Mr Smith's Advice; be‐‐cauſe we heard at Cherry Vally all our Corn were deſtroyed.
I hope ſir, I shall be enabled to walk before my School as it becometh, & teach them thoſe Tings that I ought which I wiſh, Long & Pray for.
I have no More to ſay att preſent, but my humble Duty to M.r Wheelock,
Sir, your ver unworthy Servant Joseph Wooley.
P.S. S.r If you approve the incloſed, pleaſe to diliver it, & Seal it &c. J. W.
From Joseph Wooley Septr 17. 1765.
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