Elizabeth Walcutt, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769 September 8

Author Elizabeth Walcutt[pers0557.ocp]

8 September 1769[1769-09-08]

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[note (type: abstract): Walcutt writes that she is going to send her son to the school.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is informal yet clear and legible. It is possibly not that of Walcutt's. The trailer is in a different, unknown hand.][note (type: paper): Small single sheet is in good condition, with light staining, creasing and wear.][note (type: ink): Brown.][note (type: noteworthy): This document is possibly a copy.]
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[Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. [& | and]&and Dear Sir,
haveing [underſtood | understood]underſtoodunderstood by [mr | Mr.]mrMr. [maſon | Mason]maſonMason[pers0357.ocp] that the School[org0098.ocp] is fixed So as to Confirm my hopes of your taking my Son[pers1805.ocp] I [imbrace | embrace]imbraceembrace this [opprtunity | opportunity]opprtunityopportunity by him to know if he Should not [anſwer | answer]anſweranswer the End [preposed | proposed]preposedproposed that Whether there will any Charge [ariſe | arise]ariſearise to me in [Caſe | Case]CaſeCase he Should Stay [till | 'til]till'til 14 or 15 years of age which will not interfere with his Learning a trade and how Long before you will Send for him that I may be a [fiting | fitting]fitingfitting him with [Cloths | Clothes]ClothsClothes and I Shall be glad if you would tell [mr | Mr.]mrMr. [maſon | Mason]maſonMason[pers0357.ocp] as you Shall think proper for I am [Reſolvd | Resolved]ReſolvdResolved not to Let [trifels | trifles]trifelstrifles [DisCorag | Discourage]DisCoragDiscourage me for I am Very much Set [apon | upon]aponupon it to have the trial made and Leave the Event to him who is the [Soverange | Sovereign]SoverangeSovereign order of all things So wishing you all that Divine Support that the nature of So [nobel | noble]nobelnoble and great a work Requires
I am [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. Sir your [Sincear | Sincere]SincearSincere [frind | friend]frindfriend and a well wisher [Eliz | Elizabeth]ElizElizabeth [Wallcut | Walcutt]WallcutWalcutt[pers0557.ocp]
[M.rs | Mrs.]M.rsMrs. [Eliza: | Elizabeth]Eliza:Elizabeth [Walcut | Walcutt]WalcutWalcutt's[pers0557.ocp]  [Sepr | September]SeprSeptember [8th | 8th]8th8th 1769[1769-09-08]
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pers0357.ocp m r Mr. maſon Mason mentioned Mason
pers1805.ocp my Son mentioned Walcutt, Thomas
pers0557.ocp Eliz Elizabeth Wallcut Walcutt writer Wallcut, Elizabeth (née Marshall)
pers0557.ocp M. rs Mrs. Eliza: Elizabeth Walcut Walcutt 's writer Wallcut, Elizabeth (née Marshall)

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place0013.ocp Boston Boston

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org0098.ocp School Moor’s Indian Charity School

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1769-09-08 SeptSeptember 8 1769
1769-09-08 SeprSeptember 8th8th 1769

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