Elizabeth Walcutt, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769 September 8

Author Elizabeth Walcutt

Date8 September, 1769

ms number769508

abstractWalcutt writes that she is going to send her son to the school.

handwritingHandwriting is informal yet clear and legible. It is possibly not that of Walcutt's. The trailer is in a different, unknown hand.

paperSmall single sheet is in good condition, with light staining, creasing and wear.


noteworthyThis document is possibly a copy.

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Revd & Dear Sir,
haveing underſtood by mr maſon that the School is fixed So as to Confirm my hopes of your taking my Son I imbrace this opprtunity by him to know if he Should not anſwer the End preposed that Whether there will any Charge ariſe to me in Caſe he Should Stay till 14 or 15 years of age which will not interfere with his Learning a trade and how Long before you will Send for him that I may be a fiting him with Cloths and I Shall be glad if you would tell mr maſon as you Shall think proper for I am Reſolvd not to Let trifels DisCorag me for I am Very much Set apon it to have the trial made and Leave the Event to him who is the Soverange order of all things So wishing you all that Divine Support that the nature of So nobel and great a work Requires
I am Revd Sir your Sincear frind and a well wisher Eliz Wallcut
M.rs Eliza: Walcut's  Sepr 8th 1769