Tobias Shattock, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 August 27

Author Shattock, Tobias

Date27 August, 1767

ms number766477

abstractShattock writes that he would like to come to Wheelock’s school. He also recommends his brother John as a potential pupil.

handwritingHandwriting is formal and clear.

paperLarge sheet folded in half to make four pages is in fair-to-good condition, with moderate staining and wear. Much of the wax seal remains. There is some separation at the creases.

noteworthyIn the fifth line of the letter's first paragraph, the meaning of the world "clostly" is uncertain. Handwriting is the same as on 765566.1, 767115.1, 767351.1, 767552, 767559, 767562.2, 767630.2, 767660.2, and possibly 767231, 767251 and 768371.2. It is likely that of Edward Deake, schoolmaster at Charlestown.

signatureThe letter is signed “Toby Shaddick,” a variant spelling of his name, which is spelled yet another way in the trailer.

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Revd Sr
I would inform you, that I look upon yr offer of giving me three months Schooling, as a to­ken of greate reſpect. my busineſs, and affairs relating the tribe of Indians are in Such order that I can clostly attend this Winter; if I Should be Bleſs'd with Helth. if you are of ye Same Mind now; I Should be glad you would let me know it, by a few lines by the first Conveyance.
from ſr, your Most Obedient Humble Serv.t Toby Shaddick
PS Brother John has a great desier to be Educated in yr School. he is a likely young Man, and Naturely very Ingenious. — if there is Room for Him in yr School, and you would take him He will Joyfully come. — Toby Shaddick
I Should be glad if you wou'd not let my mind be Publickly known at Preſent. T.S
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Tobby Shaddicks Augs.t 1766
To The Revd Mr Wheelock in Lebanon