Moses Peck, letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 September 19


[note (type: abstract): Peck writes of good reports from England regarding Wheelock, Whitaker and Occom, and discusses other business relating to matters at home and abroad.][note (type: handwriting): Informal handwriting is mostly clear and legible.][note (type: paper): Large sheet folded in half to make four pages is in good-to-poor condition, with light-to-moderate staining, creasing and wear. A large portion of two recto/verso has been torn away, which results in a minor loss of text.][note (type: ink): Brown-black.][note (type: noteworthy): An unknown hand has written the Latin phrase "Bonus a um" (the word "good" and its declined endings) on two verso.]

EventsFundraising Tour of Great Britain

[Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.d Rev. [& | and]&and Very Dear Sir. 
I Got home [Wensday | Wednesday]WensdayWednesday 4 ‐ oClock found my [famely | family ]famely family [Weel | well]Weelwell  [Bleſed | blessed]Bleſedblessed be God — Your [Leters | letters]Letersletters by the way of [hallifax | Halifax]hallifaxHalifax[place0094.ocp]  are Sent forward — hope you have Good tidings in [ye | the]yethe Enclosed  [Leters | letters]Letersletters by [Mr | Mr. ]Mr Mr. [Henry | Henry]HenryHenry Bromfield[pers0097.ocp], He Says [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Wheelock [pers0036.ocp] [hes | has ]hes has   [eſtabliſed | established]eſtabliſedestablished a Very Good [Caracter | character]Caractercharacter in England[place0068.ocp], [allso | also]allsoalso [Meſsrs | Messrs.]Meſsrs Messrs. Whitaker[pers0037.ocp]  and [Occum | Occom]OccumOccom[pers0030.ocp]. And those things that [ware | were]warewere Sent Over [Deſiring | desiring]Deſiringdesiring  to [Diſ^[above] ad^advantage | disadvantage]Diſ^[above] ad^advantagedisadvantage [& | and]&and discredit, [Loose | lose]Looselose their [influnce | influence]influnceinfluence ^[above] and [Dye | die]Dyedie^and [Dye | die]Dyedie (and I believe  the [Creadit | credit]Creaditcredit of those that Sent them proportionable) and that  [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Whitaker[pers0037.ocp] had [Colected | collected]Colectedcollected £2000 —
[Mr | Mr.]MrMr. [De Berdt | DeBerdt]De BerdtDeBerdt[pers0014.ocp] [informes | informs]informesinforms me, [Mr | Mr. ]Mr Mr. [Occum | Occom]OccumOccom[pers0030.ocp] is Very [Weel | well]Weelwell and  [hes | has ]hes has [Receved | received]Recevedreceived Several [hansum | handsome]hansumhandsome Contributions one of £100 and  Another of £50. has been paid us. thus he—  [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. [Chamberlin | Chamberlain]ChamberlinChamberlain[pers0115.ocp] informs that he is ordered to pay [Mr | Mr.]MrMr.  Wheelock[pers0036.ocp] £100 — I have applied [their | there]theirthere for the things You  Wrote for by [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Gary[pers0216.ocp] — your [Leters | letters]Letersletters that Came by him  will have a [pase | pause]pasepause this week — no Books yet from  [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Whitaker[pers0037.ocp] — I am informed that [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Kitchin[pers0316.ocp]s Legacy  was so Left that [Miſsrs | Messrs.]MiſsrsMessrs. Pemberton [pers0415.ocp] [& | and ]& and Ellett[pers0181.ocp] have Laid their  hands upon it — [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Whitaker[pers0037.ocp] says [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Whi[gap: tear][guess (h-dawnd): te]tefield [pers0038.ocp] [hes | has]heshas  [Rote | written]Rotewritten a Strange [Leter | letter]Leterletter to [Mr | Mr. ]Mr Mr. [Maſon | Mason]MaſonMason[pers0357.ocp], (but it [hante | hasn't]hantehasn't yet [Com | come]Comcome  to hand) — I have informed [Miſsrs | Messrs.]MiſsrsMessrs. Whitaker[pers0037.ocp]field[pers0038.ocp] of What [Mr | Mr.]MrMr.  Gary[pers0216.ocp] Says [Reſpecting | respecting ]Reſpecting respecting [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Well[pers0563.ocp]'s Farm —
The [Commiſsrs | Commissioners]CommiſsrsCommissioners[org0095.ocp] [hear | here]hearhere begin to [buſsel | bustle]buſselbustle, [Miſsrs | Messrs.]MiſsrsMessrs. Ellett[pers0181.ocp] [& | and]&and [Cuſhing | Cushing]CuſhingCushing[pers0146.ocp]  are Going to [Stockbridg | Stockbridge]StockbridgStockbridge[place0225.ocp], are to advise with [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Hopkins[pers0261.ocp]  in their way — others are going nearer home, and  by and by they will send home a Long Narrative of what  Great [Js | Jesus]JsJesus [hes | has ]hes has [Don | done]Dondone
[Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Patten[pers0408.ocp] [preched | preached]prechedpreached ^[above] here^here for [Meſsrs | Messrs.]Meſsrs Messrs. Foxcraft[pers0019.ocp] [& | and]&and Young Chick‐ ly[pers0708.ocp] Last Lords Day, to Good [exceptance | acceptance]exceptanceacceptance
You mentioned a Book that my Son[pers0180.ocp] might want  byut I forgot the name, please to inform, and every  thing else that you [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): yo]yoWant for [yourſelf | yourself]yourſelfyourself or [Famely | family]Famelyfamily 
and use your [humbl | humble]humblhumble [Servent | servant]Serventservant as you please  Myine [& | and]&and [Mrs | Mrs.]MrsMrs. Peck[pers0413.ocp]s [eſpeachal | especial ]eſpeachal especial [Regardes | regards]Regardesregards to [your Self | yourself]your Selfyourself  and [Madan | Madam]MadanMadam[pers0577.ocp], [Reſpects | respects]Reſpectsrespects to Sir Wheelock[pers0578.ocp], Love to all  And [excuſe | excuse]excuſeexcuse all my Crock
[Moſes | Moses]MoſesMoses Peck[pers0032.ocp]
Pray [Lets | let us]Letslet us Know how  [Miſs | Miss]MiſsMiss [Abegil | Abigil]AbegilAbigil [pers0296.ocp] [Gites | gets]Gitesgets home
To the [Revd | Rev.]Revd Rev. [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Wheelock[pers0036.ocp].
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To  The [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev.  [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. [Eleazer | Eleazar]EleazerEleazar Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]   in   Lebanon[place0122.ocp] 
[M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Moses Peck[pers0032.ocp]'s [Lettr | letter]Lettrletter  [Sep.t | September]Sep.tSeptember [29th | 29th]29th29th 1766[1766-09-29].  Bonus a um
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People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0097.ocp M r Mr. Henr y Henry Bromfield mentioned Bromfield, Henry
pers0036.ocp M r Mr. Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0037.ocp Whitaker mentioned Whitaker, Nathaniel
pers0030.ocp Occum Occom mentioned Occom, Samson
pers0037.ocp M. r Mr. Whitaker mentioned Whitaker, Nathaniel
pers0014.ocp M r Mr. De Berdt DeBerdt mentioned DeBerdt, Dennys
pers0030.ocp M r Mr. Occum Occom mentioned Occom, Samson
pers0115.ocp M r Mr. Chamberlin Chamberlain mentioned Chamberlain, Alexander Jr.
pers0036.ocp M r Mr. Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0216.ocp M r Mr. Gary mentioned Gary
pers0037.ocp M r Mr. Whitaker mentioned Whitaker, Nathaniel
pers0316.ocp M r Mr. Kitchin mentioned Kitchin
pers0415.ocp Pemberton mentioned Pemberton, Ebenezer Jr.
pers0181.ocp Ellett mentioned Ellett
pers0038.ocp M r Mr. Whi te field mentioned Whitefield, George
pers0357.ocp M r Mr. Maſon Mason mentioned Mason
pers0038.ocp field mentioned Whitefield, George
pers0563.ocp M r Mr. Well mentioned Well
pers0146.ocp Cuſhing Cushing mentioned Cushing
pers0261.ocp M r Mr. Hopkins mentioned Hopkins, Samuel
pers0408.ocp M r Mr. Patten mentioned Patten, William
pers0019.ocp Foxcraft mentioned Foxcroft, Thomas
pers0708.ocp Chick‐ ly mentioned Chickley
pers0180.ocp my Son mentioned Peck, Elijah
pers0413.ocp M rs Mrs. Peck mentioned Peck, Elizabeth (née Townsend)
pers0577.ocp Madan Madam mentioned Wheelock, Mary (née Brinsmead)
pers0578.ocp Sir Wheelock mentioned Wheelock, Rodulphus
pers0032.ocp Moſes Moses Peck writer Peck, Moses
pers0296.ocp Miſs Miss Abegil Abigil mentioned Ripley, Abigail (née Wheelock)
pers0036.ocp M r Mr. Eleazer Eleazar Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0032.ocp M. r Mr. Moses Peck writer Peck, Moses

Places identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
place0013.ocp Boſton Boston Boston
place0094.ocp hallifax Halifax Halifax
place0068.ocp England England
place0225.ocp Stockbridg Stockbridge Stockbridge
place0122.ocp Lebanon Lebanon

Organizations identified in this document:

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

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1766-09-19 Sep.rSeptember 19 — 1766
1766-09-29 Sep.tSeptember 29th29th 1766

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