Daniel Bull, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 January 22

Author Bull, Daniel

Date22 January, 1765

ms number765122

abstractBull writes that the Indian girl, whom Wheelock had committed to his care, has arrived.

handwritingHandwriting is clear and legible.

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


noteworthyThe identity of the Indian girl mentioned by Bull is uncertain, and so she has been left untagged. The identity of the brother-in-law mentioned by Bull is uncertain, and so he has been left untagged. The name "Eleze" in Bull's signature is uncertain -- it may be an abbreviated middle name, or a reference to Elizabeth, Bull's wife.

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

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Rev. and very Dear Sir
We received your Indian girl with your kind letter and hope to do her Justice but have had little time to prove her.— Corn Bears the price with us you Mention it to be with you Conclude you'll not send for any, that being the Case — I have a Brother in Law next door to me supposed very near to Death under Great fears and Doubts Even to wrack and torment his mind Beg a share in your Prayers for him that if it be the will of Heaven give him longer space for Repentance and thoroughly Convince awaken and Convert and give him the full Evidence of a gracious acceptance at last which would yield unspeakable Comfort to him his Wife 9 Children and friends.
we beg your Prayers for us full of [illegible][guess: Perplexity] and Concern for soul and body who are your very unworthy friends
dutiful and kind Regards to your self Madam and Familly Daniel Eleze Bull
from Capt. Daniel Bull January 22. 1765.