Hannah Nonesuch, confession, 1768 March 11

Author Nonesuch, Hannah

Date11 March, 1768

ms number768211.1

abstractNonesuch confesses to drinking and rude conduct at a tavern.

handwritingHandwriting is possibly that of Bezaleel Woodward; it is formal and clear.

paperSingle small sheet is in good condition, with minimal staining, creasing and wear.

noteworthyThe contents of this document are similar to those of manuscript 768211.2.

signature"Hannah Nonsuch" is written in the same hand as the body of the letter. An “X” is indicated as “her mark.”

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I Hannah Nonesuch do with shamefacedness acknowledge that on the Evening of the 8th instant I was (by the enticement of Sarah Wiogs) guilty of being at the tavern and tarrying there with a company of Indian boys and girls, for (what is commonly called) a frolic. where was much spiritous liquor drank, and much dancing and rude conduct and in tarrying to an unseasonable time of night, with much rude and vain company — all which conduct I am fully sensible is much to the dishonour of god and very prejudicial to the design and Reputation of this school and to the good of my own soul, and the souls of my mates for which sinful and wicked conduct of mine I am heartily sorry, and desire to lie low in the dust and do now beg forgiveness of God, the Rev. and worthy Doctor Wheelock, his family, and school, and all whom I have hereby offended — and I do promise that by the grace of god I will never offend by the like, or any other, misconduct for time to come — And I desire and warn all my mates not to take occasion by this misconduct of mine to commit the like or any other Evil —
Lebanon} Present {Dr. Wheelock March 11.th 1760} {B. Woodward
Molley Secutor's and Hannah Nonesuch's Confessions March 11. 1768.