Allyn Mather, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 October 22

Author Mather, Allyn

Date22 October, 1767

ms number767572.3

abstractMather reports on his journey to Yale.

handwritingHandwriting is formal, clear and legible. The trailer is in an unknown hand.

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

inkBrown-black ink is lightly faded.

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Rev.d & Honoured Sir
Both duty & affection excite me to write you.— knowing that you are deſireous to hear how I do and what succes we I had on the way — which I would informe you, throug a kind & ^a^ tender Providence I am safe arive'd to ^the^ place of my deſire, and thoſe that accompanied me, under comfortable— circumſtances, & all our Bones preſerve'd from being Brooken , and may God wtho has kept us, & preſerved us ^be^ Glorified therefor I have had no op^p^ortunity to git acqainted with Colege affairs, therefore I am unable to give you any account of the same.
I went to Mr Bears, & delived him the Money, which was agreable received & further I aſk him for an entertainment but we could not have any— for he was full— we put up at Mr Augens, where we was agreable entertain'd
I exspect this Morning if I can git Hoars to set out for Milford— I ſhall conclude this Letter, with ownly this,— aſking the continuation of your pryers for me & for us all. that we may be kept very humble, & be adorned with a meek & quiet spiret , which is in the site of God a great price , & so behave & conduct our selves , that we may ^be^ an honour to Religion, & ornament to the School, & ^the^ deſign advanced there by I am in great haſt, pleas to except much duty, to your self , & give kind regards to Sir Wheelock, I would wrote him, if time would parmited, S I subſcribe my self
Your dutifull Pupil & humble Servent Allyn Mather
the Rev.d E. Wheelock. DD.
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From Allyn Marther from College. Oct.r 22.d 1767
To The Rev.d Eleazar Wheelock D.D. in Connecticut ^[left]Pr favour} ^ ^[left]Ripley}^