Sarah Simon, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 October 9

Author Simon, Sarah

Date9 October, 1767

ms number767559

abstractSimon thanks Wheelock for her daughter Sarah’s education, and asks him to take her young son into the Charity School.

handwritingFormal and clear handwriting is the same as in 765566.1, 767115.1, 767351.1, 767552, 767562.2, 767630.2, 767660.2, and possibly 767231 and 767251, 768371.2. It is likely that of Edward Deake, schoolmaster at Charlestown.

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

inkBrown ink is faded in spots.

noteworthyAlthough it is uncertain to whom Mrs. Simon refers when she mentions her "little son," it is likely James Simon.

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Dear Sr,
I've great satisfaction, in the account my daughter Sarah has given me of Your pious care of those Children which are under Your tuition. In perticular, do expreſs most harty thanks, for the education of my Daughter. — — — I've a little Son that I want You shou'd receive into Your School: if You wou'd, I shou'd except ^it^ as an Inesteemable Favour; and wholy give him up to You, to be altogether under Your wise Inſtruction, 'till he arrives to y.e age of twentyone years: beging this favour only, that You wou'd at proper seasons, allow him ye prive­lidge of visiting me.
from yr very humbe Servt. Sarah Simon
From Sarah Simon Octr 9th 1767
To Mr Eleazr Wheelock D. D. att Lebanon
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