Alexander Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 October 19

Author Chamberlain, Alexander

Date19 October, 1767

ms number767569

abstractChamberlain copies an excerpt from a London paper about a local appearance by, and the successful fundraising activities of, Whitaker and Occom.

handwritingFormal hand is highly stylized, which somewhat mitigates legibility.

paperSingle small sheet is in good-to-fair condition, with light-to-moderate creasing, staining and wear. A tear at the bottom of the sheet results in a slight loss of text.

inkDark-brown ink is visible through opposite sides of the paper.

EventsFundraising Tour of Great Britain

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Revd & Hond Sir/
By Cap.t Hall who arrivd last Friday from London we have Prints to the 13th Augst & the following paragraph is an extract "London Augst 13th The Revd Nath.l Whitaker, D.. D.. & the Revd Sampson Occum, an Indian preacher from North America, who had been soliciting contributions with great succeſs, for the support of the Indian accedemy in America, under the care of the Revd Eleaz.r Wheelock, D.. D.. instituted & carried on by him for the instruction of Indian youths in the English language, christianity & the civil arts, arriv'd at Newcastle last week, from Scotland — and we hear that a subscription is opened at the Newcastle bank for the promoting that truly charitable & benevolent scheme, wch has met with generous encouragement in all parts of this kingdom where it has been proposed—"
Mrs Smith has recd letters from Mr Smith [gap: tear][guess: both] by Deverson & Scott, but mentions nothing of his returning [gap: tear][guess: this] Fall, nether does he write any thing relative to yr connections  Mr De Berdt writes me by Deverson
& desires a Copy of the Receitt may be sent him, meaning the Donaton of Mr Hollis is for ^£^ 100 Sterling, & that his Christian name is Isaac, not Thomas—; as the Receit wch you sent me was Thomas & wch receit I forwarded Mr De Berdt as youl please to inclose me one by the Post, if no other oppertunity presents I dont further Englarge save in the Respect of,
yr Obedient humble Servant Al[illegible][illegible] Chamberlain Junr