Sarah Simon, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 May 27

Author Simon, Sarah

Date27 May, 1768

ms number768327

abstractSimon writes that she is ill and unable to work. She suggests that some time on the sea would help, and asks Wheelock's advice.

handwritingHand is loose and slanting, though mostly clear and legible. Letter case, especially with regard to the the letter S, is frequently difficult to discern.

paperOne small sheet is in good condition, with light-to-moderate creasing, staining and wear.


noteworthyTrailer is in a different hand, and notes a date that is different from that of the opening salutation.

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Rev.nd and Hon.ed Sir
this is to inform you that I wontd Sume of your advice if you pleaſe Sir. that is I am ſo much unwell that I am not able to do any, work the grateſt part of my time: and my being So unwell it make me uneſa: becauſe I it is no prophet to the S[illegible]School a for any one to be heare and cant tdo any good to themſilveſ or others. but Sir when I am well I ^am^ willing to devot my[illegible]ſelfe to the Cauſe that is if I thought I Ever Should do any good in the world. there Should be nothing in this life Should diſcorg me: —
but the advice that I Should be glad to have from the doc ter is, I think it is baſt for my helth to go of on the ſalt we^a^ter: It uſtd to do me good when I was Sick—
but then [illegible] if the Docktor is not willing I have [illegible] nothing more to Say for I would not do any thing to displeaſe Mr Wheelock not for nothing at tall.
So I remain your / moſt nowothy  and [illegible] Ever dutyfull Sarvent  Sarah Simons
From Sarah Simons  May 28. 1768