Elizabeth Walcutt, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769 November 25

Author Walcutt, Elizabeth

Date25 November, 1769

ms number769625

abstractWalcutt writes that she is preparing her son to attend Wheelock's school.

handwritingHandwriting is somewhat scrawling, though largely clear and legible. The superscripts are occasionally difficult to decipher.

paperSmall square sheet is in fair condition, with moderate staining and wear. There is a large tear on the right side of one recto, which results in no loss of text. Large portions of the wax seal remain.

inkBrown-black ink is somewhat faded.

noteworthyThe manuscript number is based on the date in the trailer, written in Wheelock’s hand: November 25. However, in the dateline, it is uncertain what numbers Walcutt deletes and/or adds.

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

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Rev. and Dear Sir
I received your favour of the 19 instant and am glad you have determined the matter thus far and Shall be using my Endeavour to be getting him in readiness against you please to Call for him as the uncertainty whether you would take him at all was more of a difficulty at present than his maintenance which I hope I Shall be able to Do well Enough with 'til the Spring if I have my he[illegible]th and Strength What makes me most anxious to get him away as Soon as possible is that he may be under more Strict government the reins of of which I think are held with too laxed hands as to Books one friend and another has supplied him So that as yet I have had no occasion to get as you were pleas[illegible][guess: d] give orders may the Lord Crown all with his blessing is the desire of Rev. Sir
your unworthy friend and well wisher Elizabeth Wallcut
from Mrs. Elizabeth Wallcutt. November 25. 1769