Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 November 14

Author Whitaker, Nathaniel

Date14 November, 1764

ms number764614

abstractWhitaker writes regarding Occom's intended journey, and proposes going to Boston to raise funds.

handwritingWhitaker's handwriting is informal and slanting, yet largely clear and legible.

paperSmall single sheet is in good condition, with light staining, creasing and wear. A tear at the top of the paper results in a minor loss of text.

inkLight brown ink is faded.

noteworthyThe identity of Whitaker's "Baby" is uncertain and so it has been left untagged. An editor, possibly 19th-century, has added the note "1764" to one verso. This note has not been transcribed.

Modernized Version Deletions removed; additions added in; modern spelling and capitalization added; unfamiliar abbreviations expanded.

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Rev. and [gap: tear] Brother
I only just tell you that I Saw Mr. Occom yesterday. he talks of a journey to North River next week, hopes to get Some thing that way—the presbytery on Long Island will try between this and next sessions — It will be necessary to give him Some recom‐mendation with an intimation of his, or rather the Schools neces‐sities - if you will write and Send by Mr. Woodward, I will Sign Si possum. I have half a notion to go to Boston next mon‐day, if my way is made clear — if you can find how to Sup‐ply my pulpit by any means the Sabbath after — for I propose to be gone but one Sabbath, and I believe I shall not go unless I can Serve you much — it is late, and I hate to ride in winter. If you think it best for me to go i.e. if I can Serve you thereby (and I want to See good friends that way) you must write me by Mr. Wood‐ward and Send him down on Saturday; and tell me if my pulpit can be Supplied — for I have been So much from home that I dare not leave them vacant and I have no prospect this way — I am not Set on going — only would if I could — We are all in health except our Baby which is yet poorly — with much affection to you and madam from me and mine I subscribe myself.
yours as ever Nathaniel Whitaker. November 14. 1764
NB. Don't Say one word to anybody So as to get abroad about my going to Boston
To the Rev. Eleazar Wheelock in Lebanon