Moses Peck, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 25

Author Peck, Moses[pers0032.ocp]

25 March 1766[1766-03-25]

ms number766225

[note (type: abstract): Peck writes that he has printed what was desired respecting Occom, and reports that Sir William Johnson is favorably inclined towards the design. A box of goods was shipped, and Mr. Blair was shipwrecked.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is loose yet clear and legible.][note (type: paper): Single sheet is in good condition, with light-to-moderate creasing, staining and wear.][note (type: ink): Dark brown ink is splotchy on one verso.][note (type: noteworthy): The date in the trailer reads 23 March 1766, even though letter is dated 25 March 1766.]
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[Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. [& | and]&and very Dear Sir,
I [Rec.d | received]Rec.dreceived yours of [Feb.ry | February]Feb.ryFebruary [ | 20th]20.th20th[1766-02-20] and have [illegible][guess (maggiec): [publiſhed | published]publiſhedpublished][publiſhed | published]publiſhedpublished got printed, what you [Sartified | certified]Sartifiedcertified [Reſpecting | respecting]Reſpectingrespecting [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Occom[pers0030.ocp] [&c | etc.]&cetc. [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Huper[pers0272.ocp] of [Marbelhead | Marblehead]MarbelheadMarblehead[place0286.ocp] Says that [Sr | Sir]SrSir [willm | William]willmWilliam [Jonſon | Johnson]JonſonJohnson[pers0292.ocp] [hes | has]heshas [Rote | wrote]Rotewrote him very [favourabley | favourably]favourableyfavourably of the [Deſigne | design]Deſignedesign in [Gennerall | general]Gennerallgeneral[Mr | Mr.]MrMr. [Foſter | Foster]FoſterFoster[pers0199.ocp] tells Me Nothing hath been [Don | done]Dondone [Reſpecting | respecting]Reſpectingrespecting [Sr | Sir]SrSir[Peters | Peter's]PetersPeter's[pers0559.ocp] Legacy [Sence | since]Sencesince you [Dropt | dropped]Droptdropped it [Wonte | won't]Wontewon't it be best to try again. — [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. [Will.m | William]Will.mWilliam Storak[pers0523.ocp] wants to See you, to give you the Sum that he [Subcribd | subscribed]Subcribdsubscribed to the Annihilated fund — Have [Shiped | shipped]Shipedshipped your Box of Goods this Day in [Cap.t | Capt.]Cap.tCapt. Leffingwell[pers0323.ocp] — I [Donte | don't]Dontedon't Know if you [Rec.d | received]Rec.dreceived my [Leter | letter]Leterletter by [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Henery[pers0255.ocp], in which was [inclosed | enclosed]inclosedenclosed to Elijah[pers0180.ocp] an account of the Death of his youngest Sister [Pleaſe | please]Pleaſeplease to Let him [Com | come]Comcome and See us next vacancy
Dear [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Blair[pers0086.ocp] in his [paſs | pass]paſspass [illegible] from Philadelphia[place0186.ocp] was [Shipracked | shipwrecked]Shiprackedshipwrecked upon the Rocks thirty miles from [Boſton | Boston]BoſtonBoston[place0013.ocp] in a Snow [Storme | storm]Stormestorm in the Knight — the Lord being [marcyfull | merciful]marcyfullmerciful they got on a ^[above] small^small Naked Rock — [their | there]theirthere [expoſed | exposed]expoſedexposed in Greatest [Distreſs | distress]Distreſsdistress and Danger for Seven [Ourers | hours]Ourershours, at Great Distance from the Land, He [tuk | took]tuktook in So Much Salt water, that it Gave Him the [Bludy | bloody]Bludybloody flux, But the Good God hath so far [Reſtored | restored]Reſtoredrestored Him that he preached [Laste | last]Lastelast [Sabath | sabbath]Sabathsabbath to Great [exceptence | acceptance]exceptenceacceptance — He [Loſte | lost]Loſtelost all his Notes and everything else, But his [valuebel | valuable]valuebelvaluable Life —
I hope and Long to See You — pray for us — and the Old South[place0302.ocp] people — if we Should fail to [illegible] [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Blair[pers0086.ocp] [Mrs | Mrs.]MrsMrs. Peck[pers0413.ocp] Gives with me — [moſt | most]moſtmost [Reſpectfully | respectfully]Reſpectfullyrespectfully to your Self [Mrs | Mrs.]MrsMrs. Wheelock[pers0577.ocp], [& | and]&and Love to your Son’s and Daughters — Love to Elijah[pers0180.ocp]
Yours — [Moſes | Moses]MoſesMoses Peck[pers0032.ocp] ^[left] To [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]^To [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]
From [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Peck[pers0032.ocp] 23 March 1766[1766-03-23] From Mr Peck[pers0032.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
pers0272.ocp M r Mr. Huper mentioned Huper
pers0292.ocp S r Sir will m William Jonſon Johnson mentioned Johnson, William
pers0199.ocp M r Mr. Foſter Foster mentioned Foster
pers0559.ocp S r Sir Peter s Peter's mentioned Warren, Peter
pers0523.ocp M r Mr. Will. m William Storak mentioned Storak, William
pers0323.ocp Cap. t Capt. Leffingwell mentioned Leffingwell
pers0255.ocp M r Mr. Henery mentioned Henery
pers0180.ocp Elijah mentioned Peck, Elijah
pers0086.ocp M r Mr. Blair mentioned Blair, Samuel
pers0413.ocp M rs Mrs. Peck mentioned Peck, Elizabeth (née Townsend)
pers0577.ocp M rs Mrs. Wheelock mentioned Wheelock, Mary (née Brinsmead)
pers0032.ocp Moſes Moses Peck writer Peck, Moses
pers0036.ocp M r Mr. Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0032.ocp M. r Mr. Peck writer Peck, Moses
pers0032.ocp M r Peck writer Peck, Moses

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id Text in document Authorized Name
place0013.ocp Boſton Boston Boston
place0286.ocp Marbelhead Marblehead Marblehead
place0186.ocp Philadelphia Philadelphia
place0302.ocp Old South Old South Meeting House

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1766-03-25 25th25th March 1766
1766-02-20 Feb.ryFebruary 20.th20th
1766-03-23 23 March 1766

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