Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 November 14

Author Whitaker, Nathaniel[pers0037.ocp]

14 November 1764[1764-11-14]

ms number764614

[note (type: abstract): Whitaker writes regarding Occom's intended journey, and proposes going to Boston to raise funds.][note (type: handwriting): Whitaker's handwriting is informal and slanting, yet largely clear and legible.][note (type: paper): Small single sheet is in good condition, with light staining, creasing and wear. A tear at the top of the paper results in a minor loss of text.][note (type: ink): Light brown ink is faded.][note (type: noteworthy): The identity of Whitaker's "Baby" is uncertain and so it has been left untagged. An editor, possibly 19th-century, has added the note "1764" to one verso. This note has not been transcribed.]
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[Revd | Rev.]Revd Rev. [& | and]&and [gap: tear] [Br | Brother]BrBrother
I only [juſt | just]juſtjust tell you [yt | that]ytthat I Saw [mr | Mr.]mrMr. Occom [pers0030.ocp] [yeſterday | yesterday]yeſterdayyesterday. he talks of a journey to North River[place0172.ocp] next week, hopes to get Some thing that way—the [preſb.ry | presbytery]preſb.rypresbytery on [L. | Long]L.Long [Iſland | Island]IſlandIsland[org0085.ocp] will try between this [& | and]&and next [Seſſions | sessions]Seſſionssessions — It will be [neceſſary | necessary]neceſſarynecessary to give him Some recom‐mendation [wth | with]wthwith an [Inlimation | intimation]Inlimationintimation of his, or [reather | rather ]reather rather [ye | the ]ye the School[org0098.ocp]s [neceſ‐ſities | neces‐sities]neceſ‐ſitiesneces‐sities - if you will write [& | and]&and Send by [mr | Mr.]mrMr. Woodward[pers0610.ocp], I will Sign Si [poſſum | possum]poſſumpossum. I have half a notion to go to [Boſton | Boston]BoſtonBoston[place0013.ocp] next mon‐day, if my way is made clear — if you can find how to Sup‐ply my pulpit by any means [ye | the ]ye the [Sab: | Sabbath]Sab:Sabbath after — for I [purpoſe | propose]purpoſepropose to be gone but one [Sab: | Sabbath]Sab:Sabbath, [& | and]&and I believe I [Sha'n't | shall not]Sha'n'tshall not go [unleſe | unless]unleſeunless I can Serve you much — it is late, [& | and]&and I hate to ride in winter. If you think it [beſt | best]beſtbest for me to go i.e. if I can Serve you thereby ([& | and]&and I want to See good friends [yt | that]ytthat way) you [muſt | must]muſtmust write me by [mr | Mr.]mrMr. Wood‐ward [pers0610.ocp] [& | and]&and Send him down on Saturday; [& | and]&and tell me if my pulpit can be Supplied — for I have been So much from home that I dare not leave [ym | them]ymthem vacant [& | and]&and I have no [proſpect | prospect]proſpectprospect this way — I am not Set on going — only would if I could — We are all in health except our Baby which is yet poorly — with much affection to you [& | and]&and madam[pers0577.ocp] from [illegible]me [& | and]&and mine[pers0583.ocp] I [Subuſcribe | subscribe ]Subuſcribe subscribe [my Self | myself]my Selfmyself.
[your's | yours]your'syours as ever [Nathl | Nathaniel]NathlNathaniel Whitaker[pers0037.ocp]. [Nov: | November]Nov:November 14. 1764[1764-11-14]
NB. Don't Say one word to [any body | anybody]any bodyanybody So as to [git | get]gitget abroad about my going to [Boſton | Boston]BoſtonBoston[place0013.ocp]
To the [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. [Eleazer | Eleazar]EleazerEleazar Wheelock[pers0036.ocp] in Lebanon[place0122.ocp]
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People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0030.ocp m r Mr. Occom mentioned Occom, Samson
pers0610.ocp m r Mr. Woodward mentioned Woodward, Bezaleel
pers0610.ocp m r Mr. Wood‐ ward mentioned Woodward, Bezaleel
pers0577.ocp madam mentioned Wheelock, Mary (née Brinsmead)
pers0583.ocp mine mentioned Whitaker, Sarah (née Smith)
pers0037.ocp Nath l Nathaniel Whitaker writer Whitaker, Nathaniel
pers0036.ocp Eleazer Eleazar Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar

Places identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
place0172.ocp North River Hudson River
place0013.ocp Boſton Boston Boston
place0122.ocp Lebanon Lebanon

Organizations identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
org0085.ocp preſb.rypresbytery on L.Long IſlandIsland Presbytery of Suffolk County
org0098.ocp School Moor’s Indian Charity School

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1764-11-14 Nov:November 14. 1764

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variation Eleazer Eleazar

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Sha'n't shall not
Nathl Nathaniel
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