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.

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

Persistent Identifier
Rev. and Dear Sir,
having understood by Mr. Mason that the School is fixed So as to Confirm my hopes of your taking my Son I embrace this opportunity by him to know if he Should not answer the End proposed Whether there will any Charge arise to me in Case he Should Stay 'til 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 fitting him with Clothes and I Shall be glad if you would tell Mr. Mason as you Shall think proper for I am Resolved not to Let trifles Discourage me for I am Very much Set upon it to have the trial made and Leave the Event to him who is the Sovereign order of all things So wishing you all that Divine Support that the nature of So noble and great a work Requires
I am Rev. Sir your Sincere friend and well wisher Elizabeth Walcutt
Mrs. Elizabeth Walcutt's  September 8th 1769