Nathaniel Wheatley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1770 January 2

Author Nathaniel Wheatley

Date2 January, 1770

ms number770102

abstractWheatley writes that he has drawn 40 pounds on John Thornton for Occom.

handwritingHandwriting is formal and clear. It is difficult, however, to differentiate between commas and periods.

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

inkBrown ink is somewhat faded.

signatureThe signature is abbreviated.

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Mr. Eleazar WheelockSir
I received your favor per Mr. Brimmer by which observe. In Thornton Esq. of London has given you orders to draw on him for Forty or fifty Pounds Sterling for the assistance of Mr. Occom. if you thought it necessary. and that you had inquired into Mr. Occom's CircumStances. and had found he Stood in need of that Gentleman's Charity I have therefore this day paid Mr. John Brimmer. Forty Pounds Sterling on your account, which you will please to reimburse in a Bill of Exchange on that Gentleman for that sum. This I have done out of pure regard for Mr. Occom for I think him a very Just man. you will please to acquaint Mr. Occom, that Bills of Exchange are from 5 to 7 1/2 percent under par, which will make a loss on this Bill of yours 40 or 50 /Sterling but this loss I do not value, as it is to serve Mr. Occom, I am, with due respects to you and Mr. Occom  Sir
 Your most humble Servant  Nathaniel Wheatley
From Mr. Nathaniel Wheatley  January 2nd 1770.