Moses Peck, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 25

Author Peck, Moses

Date25 March, 1766

ms number766225

abstractPeck writes that he has printed what was desired respecting Occom, and reports that Sir William Johnson is favorably inclined towards the design. A box of goods was shipped, and Mr. Blair was shipwrecked.

handwritingHandwriting is loose yet clear and legible.

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

inkDark brown ink is splotchy on one verso.

noteworthyThe date in the trailer reads 23 March 1766, even though letter is dated 25 March 1766.

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

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Rev. and very Dear Sir,
I received yours of February 20th and have got printed, what you certified respecting Mr. Occom etc. Mr. Huper of Marblehead Says that Sir William Johnson has wrote him very favourably of the design in general — Mr. Foster tells Me Nothing hath been done respecting SirPeter's Legacy since you dropped it won't it be best to try again. — Mr. William Storak wants to See you, to give you the Sum that he subscribed to the Annihilated fund — Have shipped your Box of Goods this Day in Capt. Leffingwell — I don't Know if you received my letter by Mr. Henery, in which was enclosed to Elijah an account of the Death of his youngest Sister please to Let him come and See us next vacancy
Dear Mr. Blair in his pass from Philadelphia was shipwrecked upon the Rocks thirty miles from Boston in a Snow storm in the night — the Lord being merciful they got on a small Naked Rock — there exposed in Greatest distress and Danger for Seven hours, at Great Distance from the Land, He took in So Much Salt water, that it Gave Him the bloody flux, But the Good God hath so far restored Him that he preached last sabbath to Great acceptance — He lost all his Notes and everything else, But his valuable Life —
I hope and Long to See You — pray for us — and the Old South people — Mrs. Peck Gives with me — most respectfully to your Self Mrs. Wheelock, and Love to your Son’s and Daughters — Love to Elijah
Yours — Moses Peck To Mr. Wheelock
From Mr. Peck 23 March 1766 From Mr Peck