Allyn Mather, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 October 22

Author Mather, Allyn[pers0361.ocp]

22 October 1767[1767-10-22]

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[note (type: abstract): Mather reports on his journey to Yale.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is formal, clear and legible. The trailer is in an unknown hand.][note (type: paper): Large sheet folded in half to make four pages is in good condition, with light staining, creasing and wear. The seal is largely intact.][note (type: ink): Brown-black ink is lightly faded.]
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[Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. [& | and]&and Honoured Sir
Both duty [& | and]&and affection excite me to write you.— knowing that you are [deſireous | desirous]deſireousdesirous to hear how I do and what [succes | success]successuccess we I had on the way — which I would [informe | inform]informeinform you, [throug | through]througthrough a kind [& | and]&and ^[above] a^a tender Providence I am safe [arive'd | arrived]arive'darrived to ^[above] the^the place of my [deſire | desire]deſiredesire, and [thoſe | those]thoſethose that accompanied me, under comfortable— [circumſtances | circumstances]circumſtancescircumstances, [& | and]&and all our Bones [preſerve'd | preserved]preſerve'dpreserved from being [Brooken | broken]Brookenbroken , and may God wtho has kept us, [& | and]&and [preſerved | preserved]preſervedpreserved us ^[above] be^be Glorified [therefor | therefore]therefortherefore I have had no [op^[above] p^portunity | opportunity]op^[above] p^portunityopportunity to [git | get]gitget [acqainted | acquainted]acqaintedacquainted with [Colege | college]Colegecollege affairs, therefore I am unable to give you any account of the same.
I went to [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Bears[pers0076.ocp], [& | and]&and [delived | delivered]deliveddelivered him the Money, which was [agreable | agreeably]agreableagreeably received [& | and]&and further I [aſk | asked]aſkasked him for an entertainment but we could not have any— for he was full— we put up at [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Augens[pers0061.ocp], where we [was | were]waswere [agreable | agreeably]agreableagreeably [entertain'd | entertained]entertain'dentertained
I [exspect | expect]exspectexpect this Morning if I can [git | get]gitget [Hoars | horses]Hoarshorses to set out for Milford[place0137.ocp]— I [ſhall | shall]ſhallshall conclude this Letter, with [ownly | only]ownlyonly this,— [aſking | asking]aſkingasking the continuation of your [pryers | prayers]pryersprayers for me [& | and]&and for us all. that we may be kept very humble, [& | and]&and be adorned with a meek [& | and]&and quiet [spiret | spirit]spiretspirit , which is in the [site | sight]sitesight of God a great [price | prize]priceprize , [& | and]&and so behave [& | and]&and conduct [our selves | ourselves]our selvesourselves , that we may ^[above] be^be an honour to Religion, [& | and]&and ornament to the School[org0098.ocp], [& | and]&and ^[above] the^the [deſign | design]deſigndesign advanced [there by | thereby]there bythereby I am in great [haſt | haste]haſthaste, [pleas | please]pleasplease to except much duty, to [your self | yourself]your selfyourself , [& | and]&and give kind regards to Sir Wheelock[pers0578.ocp], I would [wrote | write]wrotewrite him, if time would [parmited | permitted]parmitedpermitted, S I [subſcribe | subscribe]subſcribesubscribe my self
Your [dutifull | dutiful]dutifulldutiful Pupil [& | and]&and humble [Servent | servant]Serventservant Allyn Mather[pers0361.ocp]
the [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. [E. | Eleazar]E.Eleazar Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]. DD.
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From Allyn [Marther | Mather]MartherMather[pers0361.ocp] from College[org0107.ocp]. [Oct.r | October]Oct.rOctober [22.d | 22nd]22.d22nd 1767[1767-10-22]
To The [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. Eleazar Wheelock[pers0036.ocp] D.D. in Connecticut[place0048.ocp] ^[left] Pr favour} ^Pr favour} ^[left] Ripley[pers0444.ocp]}^Ripley[pers0444.ocp]}
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pers0076.ocp M r Mr. Bears mentioned Bears
pers0061.ocp M r Mr. Augens mentioned Augens
pers0578.ocp Sir Wheelock Wheelock, Rodulphus
pers0361.ocp Allyn Mather writer Mather, Allyn
pers0036.ocp E. Eleazar Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0361.ocp Allyn Marther Mather writer Mather, Allyn
pers0036.ocp Eleazar Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0444.ocp Ripley mentioned Ripley, Sylvanus

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place0162.ocp New-Haven New Haven
place0137.ocp Milford Milford
place0048.ocp Connecticut Connecticut

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org0098.ocp School Moor’s Indian Charity School
org0107.ocp College Yale University

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1767-10-22 Oct.oOctober 22.th22nd. 1767
1767-10-22 Oct.rOctober 22.d22nd 1767

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Rev.d Rev.
& and
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