Ralph Wheelock, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 December 30

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[note (type: abstract): Ralph writes to his father from New York City regarding meetings with donors, including the Earl of Stirling, as well as with George Whitefield, who is also trying to secure funds. He mentions that Occom is arriving from Long Island to preach.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting slants upwards, and is bold and mostly legible.][note (type: paper): Paper is in good condition despite heavy creasing and some tearing near location of seal, which results in a minor loss of text.][note (type: ink): Strong, dark brown-black][note (type: noteworthy): As noted by its author, the letter is written hastily and contains many variant spellings and abbreviations. In the fourth-to-last line of one recto, the meaning of the abbreviation beginning "Ob." is uncertain. It is uncertain to whom "Capt. Wheelock" refers, and so he has been left untagged.]
[Opener]
  [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. [& | and]&and [hono.d | honoured]hono.dhonoured [ſir | Sir]ſirSir// 
After a [maloncoly | melancholy]maloncolymelancholy Journey  I [arived | arrived]arivedarrived safe on [wedneſday | Wednesday]wedneſdayWednesday Evening [w.th | with]w.thwith a good  State of Health. Thursday morning waited on  my Lord, [y.e | the]y.ethe Earl of [Sterling | Stirling]SterlingStirling[pers1004.ocp], he appeared very Kind,  [& | and]&and good; [promiſed | promised]promiſedpromised all his help [& | and]&and [aſsistance; | assistance]aſsistance;assistance engaged  to draw an Instrument, [& | and]&and to [gett | get]gettget [subſscriptions | subscriptions]subſscriptionssubscriptions  by setting an example [himſelf | himself]himſelfhimself, the [Intrist | interest]Intristinterest of  should be remitted, [Quaterly | quarterly]Quaterlyquarterly or Yearly at your  desire, to [y.e | the]y.ethe Amount of 25 or 30 £ [p.r | per]p.rper [ann.* | annum]ann.*annum 
at [illegible: [guess (ivys): 11.oc]11.oc] waited on [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [Whitifild | Whitefield]WhitifildWhitefield[pers0038.ocp] find him  full of Zeal for [y.e | the]y.ethe Cause, has wrote to [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr.  [Erskin | Erskine]ErskinErskine[pers0185.ocp] on [y.e | the]y.ethe Head, [& | and]&and [sais | says]saissays "in his Letter send  as soon as may ^[above] be^be 200 or 300 £ for [y.e | the]y.ethe use of  [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]'s School[org0098.ocp] or [y.e | the]y.ethe [fatt | fat]fattfat is all in [y.e | the]y.ethe  fire [&c | etc.]&cetc. he is very [sorrey | sorry]sorreysorry [y.o | you]y.oyou did not write  more [perticular | particular]perticularparticular on [y.e | the]y.ethe Head, he is out of [H.th | health]H.thhealth  much crowded [w.th | with]w.thwith company, will write by [y.e | the]y.ethe  Post soon, longs to see [y.o | you]y.oyou will return to  [Philad.a | Philadelphia]Philad.aPhiladelphia[place0186.ocp] 10 days hence, from thence [S.th | South]S.thSouth [Caroli.a | Carolina]Caroli.aCarolina [place0214.ocp] from thence to [Boſton | Boston]BoſtonBoston[place0013.ocp], he gave me for my  use, (Ob.[illegible] not [y.e | the]y.ethe [Schoolls | school's]Schoollsschool's) 10 £ NY. [Curr. | currency]Curr.currency [& | and]&and I  find is in [y.e | the]y.ethe town engaged. in [& | and]&and putting in  a word at every opportunity for [y.e | the]y.ethe School[org0098.ocp].  made [publick | public]publickpublic mention of it in his Prayer   
[left] * when my Lord has [accompliſhed | accomplished]accompliſhedaccomplished his [Disign | design]Disigndesign [promesſed | promised]promesſedpromised  Immediately to [wirte | write]wirtewrite.
* when my Lord has [accompliſhed | accomplished]accompliſhedaccomplished his [Disign | design]Disigndesign [promesſed | promised]promesſedpromised  Immediately to [wirte | write]wirtewrite. 
Yesterday Morning [& | and]&and last Evening; I believe  something considerable might be done in  Town for [y.e | the]y.ethe [Schoo.ll | School]Schoo.llSchool[org0098.ocp] [Cap.t | Capt.]Cap.tCapt. Wheelock has  wrote [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Noel[pers0637.ocp] will give [y.o | you]y.oyou [y.e | the]y.ethe Books as  he had them for London[place0128.ocp]. will send as  soon as may be. 
I have but just hinted am in  utmost [haist | haste]haisthaste, [y.e | the]y.ethe [Barrer | bearer]Barrerbearer is waiting   
[Closer]
Duty [& | and]&and Love [y.o | you]y.oyou will Sir   present Sir.   from your [Dutifull | dutiful]Dutifulldutiful Son   [Rad.s | Rodulphus]Rad.sRodulphus Wheelock[pers0578.ocp] 
[Postscript]
I have seen [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Occom[pers0030.ocp] he will  have more time next week.  [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [Whitifild | Whitefield]WhitifildWhitefield[pers0038.ocp] ^[above] Sent^Sent for him from [y.e | the]y.ethe [Iſland | Island]IſlandIsland[place0129.ocp].  he is to Preach on [y.e | the]y.ethe morrow.  please Sir if [y.o | you]y.oyou have opportunity by  all means write a [Circumſtantial | circumstantial]Circumſtantialcircumstantial  Letter to [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [Whtifild | Whitefield]WhtifildWhitefield[pers0038.ocp] he will  [tarrey | tarry]tarreytarry 10 Day or a [fortenight | fortnight]fortenightfortnight  excuse [y.o | you]y.oyou will ^[above] see^see I am in a ^[above] great^great [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): haste]haste   
[Trailer]
[Radulphus | Rodulphus]RadulphusRodulphus Wheelock[pers0578.ocp]  [Decem.r | December]Decem.rDecember [30.th | 30th]30.th30th 1763[1763-12-30]   
To  The [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev.  [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Eleazar Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]  Connecticut[place0048.ocp]
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Document Summary

People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers1004.ocp Earl of Sterling Stirling mentioned Alexander, William
pers0038.ocp M. r Mr. Whitifild Whitefield mentioned Whitefield, George
pers0185.ocp M. r Mr. Erskin Erskine mentioned Erskine, John
pers0036.ocp M. r Mr. Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0637.ocp M. r Mr. Noel mentioned Noel
pers0578.ocp Rad. s Rodulphus Wheelock writer Wheelock, Rodulphus
pers0030.ocp M. r Mr. Occom mentioned Occom, Samson
pers0038.ocp M. r Mr. Whitifild Whitefield mentioned Whitefield, George
pers0038.ocp M. r Mr. Whtifild Whitefield mentioned Whitefield, George
pers0578.ocp Radulphus Rodulphus Wheelock writer Wheelock, Rodulphus
pers0036.ocp Eleazar Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar

Places identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
place0308.ocp New York New York City
place0186.ocp Philad. a Philadelphia Philadelphia
place0214.ocp S. th South Caroli. a Carolina South Carolina
place0013.ocp Boſton Boston Boston
place0128.ocp London London
place0129.ocp y. e the Iſland Island Long Island
place0048.ocp Connecticut Connecticut

Organizations identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
org0098.ocp School Moor’s Indian Charity School
org0098.ocp y.ethe School Moor’s Indian Charity School
org0098.ocp y.ethe Schoo.llSchool Moor’s Indian Charity School

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1763-12-10 Dec.rDecember 30. 1763
1763-12-30 Decem.rDecember 30.th30th 1763

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H.th health
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Caroli.a Carolina
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