Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1749 September 6


[note (type: abstract): Wheelock writes to express his belief that Occom should take a school, provided he neither strains his eyes nor renders himself otherwise unavailable to the Honorable Commissioners.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is small and informal, yet largely clear and legible.][note (type: paper): Small single sheet is in good-to-fair condition, with light-to-moderate creasing, staining and wear.][note (type: noteworthy): This letter is on the same paper as manuscript 749507. An editor, likely 19th-century, has added a note on one verso that reads "— + Sol. Wms 1749." This note, which has not been transcribed, refers to the author of manuscript 749507.][note (type: signature): The signature is abbreviated.]

EventsOccom leaves his studies

Dear Child 
Yours of [Aug.t | August]Aug.tAugust 28[1749-08-28]. is Now before  me, I've heard Nothing from the [Honle | Honourable]HonleHonourable  [Com̅issrs | Commissioners]Com̅issrsCommissioners[org0095.ocp] Since I Saw you. I cant think [yt | that]ytthat  they will be [Diſpleaſ'd | displeased]Diſpleaſ'ddispleased at your Leaving  your Studies Since your [Reaſons | reasons]Reaſonsreasons for  it are So Sufficient. [& | and]&and provided it is  not too much for your Eyes, [& | and]&and you  Can have a [Sutable | suitable]Sutablesuitable reward [Secur'd | secured]Secur'dsecured to  you, and the benefit of Good [Converſa­ ­tion | conversa tion]Converſa­ ­tionconversa tion where you board, I Dont See  but it is [adviſable | advisable]adviſableadvisable for you to take  a School and to take it for half a  year if you do it with this [proviſo | proviso]proviſoproviso  [yt | that]ytthat if your health [Shod | should]Shodshould be [reſtor'd | restored]reſtor'drestored  you may be at Liberty to obey any  orders You Shall have from the [Honle | Honourable]HonleHonourable  [Com̅iſsrs | Commissioners]Com̅iſsrsCommissioners[org0095.ocp] [&c. | etc.]&c.etc. Dont let any of your [ingag | engage]ingagengage ­ments interfere with [y.t | that]y.tthat which has  been the Grand [Deſign | design]Deſigndesign [& | and]&and view of those  Gentlemen and others who have been  doing for you. I heartily Sympathi^[above] ze^ze  with you in [y.e | the]y.ethe Late [awfull | awful]awfullawful providence  of God towards your family. I pray  GOD to Sanctify to you and all [ſur­ ­vivers | sur vivors]ſur­ ­viverssur vivors. [& | and]&and Effectually convince us of the  [neceſsity | necessity]neceſsitynecessity of being always Ready for  our own Turn. Mine [& | and]&and [Br. | Brother]Br.Brother [Pomroy | Pomeroy]PomroyPomeroy[pers0432.ocp]s  families are in usual health. accept  my Love who am   
your [aſsured | assured]aſsuredassured Friend [&c | etc.]&cetc.   [Eleaz.r | Eleazar]Eleaz.rEleazar Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]    [Leb. | Lebanon]Leb.Lebanon[place0122.ocp] [Sept.r | September]Sept.rSeptember 6  AD 1749.[1749-09-06]     
[Dr | Dr.]DrDr. Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]s   
To  [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [Samſon | Samson]SamſonSamson Occom[pers0030.ocp]  Now at [Muntaugg | Montauk]MuntauggMontauk[place0144.ocp]  on Long Island[place0129.ocp]  [Theſe | These]TheſeThese
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id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0432.ocp Br. Brother Pomroy Pomeroy mentioned Pomeroy, Benjamin
pers0036.ocp Eleaz. r Eleazar Wheelock writer Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0036.ocp D r Dr. Wheelock writer Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0030.ocp Samſon Samson Occom recipient Occom, Samson

Places identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
place0122.ocp Leb. Lebanon Lebanon
place0144.ocp Muntaugg Montauk Montauk
place0129.ocp Long Island Long Island

Organizations identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
org0095.ocp HonleHonourable Com̅issrsCommissioners The Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America
org0095.ocp HonleHonourable Com̅iſsrsCommissioners The Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America

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1749-08-28 Aug.tAugust 28
1749-09-06 Sept.rSeptember 6 AD 1749.

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modernization yt that
modernization Reaſons reasons
variation Sutable suitable
modernization Converſa­ ­tion conversa tion
modernization adviſable advisable
modernization proviſo proviso
modernization &c. etc.
variation ingag engage
modernization y.t that
modernization Deſign design
modernization y.e the
variation awfull awful
variation ſur­ ­vivers sur vivors
modernization neceſsity necessity
variation Pomroy Pomeroy
modernization aſsured assured
modernization &c etc.
modernization Dr Dr.
modernization M.r Mr.
modernization Samſon Samson
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modernization Theſe These

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Honle Honourable
Com̅issrs Commissioners
Diſpleaſ'd displeased
& and
Secur'd secured
Shod should
reſtor'd restored
Com̅iſsrs Commissioners
Br. Brother
Eleaz.r Eleazar
Leb. Lebanon
Sept.r September

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