Moses Peck, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 September

Author Peck, Moses


ms number766540

abstractPeck encloses a bill, and copies a letter from Whitefield to Mason regarding the controversy involving Occom and the New England Company.

handwritingInformal handwriting is somewhat scratchy, yet mostly legible. There are several uncrossed t’s that have been corrected by the transcriber.

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


noteworthyA tag reading "GIFT OF MRS. THOMAS C. ESTY" is affixed to the top of one verso.

signatureThere is no signature from Peck; Whitefield’s initials are copied at the end of the excerpt.

layoutThe first page of the letter is on one recto, but the second page is on two verso, not one verso.

EventsFundraising Tour of Great Britain

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Revd Sir
I have put on Board Cpt freeman a bundel of, Six Large Sides of Sole leather, [illegible][guess: c] 93 wa.t £4.19-2 — And as. Could not Git any Good Neates Leather now — I Shall Git Sum and Send the next opertunity Except you for-bid it— The Shuger and other things Mrs Smith Will Send — Mr Whitaker hes Sent Me a Long Leter, with a Coppy of Mr Olivers, which I Supose You have — I Shall Send a Coppy to Mr Littel of Newbury &.c— That part of Mr Whitfelds Leter to Mr Mason, Which Relates to your Affares is as follow.sLondon July 23-1766 My Dr Jonathan.
Not one Line Since the repeal of the Stamp act — old friendſhip will not permit you to be long Silent — bodily illneſs and a Multiplicety of busyneſs prevents my frequent Correspondance — but I am doing what Little I can for those to home I Cannot write— Bleſsed be God the Indian affair Suc[illegible]ceeds and will Succeed even beyond Expectation — Strange that it Should be oppoſed onely at least chiefly from your Side the water — a leter is Said to be written by a certain Board of Corrispondence inſinuating that Con==tributions were procured in New-England & elsewhere by Repreſenting Mr Occum as a Mohock (not a Mohegan) and all a Sudden converted from a State of Heathenism Chriſsanity — as this is a palpable untruth and proved to be So on this Side the water, it hath Greatly Leſsend the Character of the perſons Suppos'd to be Concern'd— Suredly, it becomes them to Clear themſelves
in this matter, or one that prejudice or envy or both have Dreadfully influenced them to take this ungearded, ungenerous, unchriſtian Step—
but thoughts are vain against the Lord All Shall Subserve His Standing word Satan thwarts and Men object And Yet the thing they thwart effect— Hallelujah —
You may shew this to Mr Pemberton or whom you think proper— I wish Mr Blair Good Succeſs in the name of the Lord— Love to All— Ceaſe not to pray for, my Very Dr Friends
Ever Yours &c &c in Jesus GW ^[left]A Coppy^
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Copy of a Letter from The Rev.d George Whitefield in M.r Peck's with Acc.t of sole Leather Sept.r 1766
To the Rev.d Mr Eleazr Wheelock in Lebanon to the Care of Revd Nathl Whitaker in Norwich by Mr Breed.