Thomas Ludlow, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 October 3

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[note (type: abstract): Ludlow writes regarding shipments to Boston for Whitaker and Occom, and relates business regarding the fundraising tour.][note (type: handwriting): Formal handwriting is small, but clear and legible.][note (type: paper): Small single sheet is in fair condition, with moderate staining, creasing and wear that results in a minor loss of text.][note (type: ink): Black-brown ink is faded.][note (type: noteworthy): On one verso, the writer's intention regarding the ⅌ symbol is uncertain, and so it has been left unmodified in the modernized transcription.]

EventsFundraising Tour of Great Britain

[Opener]
Dear Sir
[Yo.r | Your]Yo.rYour favor from — dated the [29th | 29th]29th29th [ult.o | ultimo]ult.oultimo [1766-09-29] came duly and [ſtill | still]ſtillstill find you in a  hurry I wish you [ma'n't | may not]ma'n'tmay not make more [hast | haste]hasthaste than good [ſpeed | speed]ſpeedspeed. May the Lord direct [& | and]&and guide  you, giving great [ſucceſs | success]ſucceſssuccess in [yo.r | your]yo.ryour important undertaking, [bleſsing | blessing]bleſsingblessing you [& | and]&and dear [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Occom[pers0030.ocp]  both in Soul and Body. Your piece of Cloth came to hand yesterday which with [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Occom[pers0030.ocp]s [ſhall | shall]ſhallshall  take care of ['till | until]'tilluntil it is [ſhip'd | shipped]ſhip'dshipped for Boston[place0013.ocp], I don't think it prudent if it was [poſsible | possible]poſsiblepossible to put all  your things on board the Devonshire for fear of an accident and as it is probable your or [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr.   Occom[pers0030.ocp] may have [ſomething | something]ſomethingsomething else by [& | and]&and by which you may want to [ſend | send]ſendsend, it may go with  the Cloth, therefore [ſhall | shall]ſhallshall keep it back a little while [unleſs | unless]unleſsunless you order to the Contrary. We rejoice  to hear [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Occom[pers0030.ocp] is better to whom we all beg kindly to be [remember'd | remembered]remember'dremembered. [Tho | Though]ThoThough you hadn't a  copy of [yo.r | your]yo.ryour Letter to [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Towgood[pers0547.ocp], perhaps you could have recollected the [ſubstance | substance]ſubstancesubstance of it. Last  Sabbath day I [receiv'd | received]receiv'dreceived a Letter from [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. [Jos: | Joseph]Jos:Joseph Keech[pers0300.ocp] of Ilminster[place0104.ocp] [ſignifying | signifying]ſignifyingsignifying he had in conse‐ ‐quence of a Letter from you communi[gap: tear][guess (h-dawnd): ca]cated your Affair [& | and]&and had collected of his Congregation  £4.11.2 which he wanted to know how to convey to you, I wrote him for answer that as it  was [ſomewhat | somewhat]ſomewhatsomewhat uncertain [were | where]werewhere to find you I thought it [wou'd | would]wou'dwould be better for him to remit it  to me, he [ſends | sends]ſendssends his Compliments [& | and]&and best wishes to you both adding that if you come into that ^[above] part of the^part of the Country  he [ſhall | shall]ſhallshall be glad to be [favor'd | favored]favor'dfavored with your Complany. [M.rs | Mrs.]M.rsMrs. Ludlow[pers0340.ocp] and my Daughter[pers1561.ocp] join me in best  Respects who am
[Closer]
Dear good Sir.  [Yo.r | your]Yo.ryour [ſincere | sincere]ſinceresincere Friend [& | and]&and [hble | humble]hblehumble [Servt | servant]Servtservant   [Tho.s | thomas]Tho.sthomas Ludlow[pers0341.ocp] 
[Trailer]
Bristol[place0020.ocp] [3rd | 3rd]3rd3rd [Octo.r | October]Octo.rOctober 1766[1766-10-03]
To the [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev.   [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [Nath: | Nathaniel]Nath:Nathaniel Whitaker[pers0037.ocp]
⅌sent 
[right] From [mr | Mr.]mrMr. T. Ludlow[pers0341.ocp]  of [Briſtol | Bristol]BriſtolBristol[place0020.ocp], oct. 3. 1766[1766-10-03]
From [mr | Mr.]mrMr. T. Ludlow[pers0341.ocp]  of [Briſtol | Bristol]BriſtolBristol[place0020.ocp], oct. 3. 1766[1766-10-03]
Document Summary

People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0030.ocp M. r Mr. Occom mentioned Occom, Samson
pers0030.ocp Occom mentioned Occom, Samson
pers0547.ocp M. r Mr. Towgood mentioned Towgood, Micaiah
pers0300.ocp M r Mr. Jos: Joseph Keech mentioned Keech, Joseph
pers0340.ocp M. rs Mrs. Ludlow mentioned Ludlow
pers1561.ocp my Daughter mentioned Ludlow
pers0341.ocp Tho. s thomas Ludlow writer Ludlow, Thomas
pers0037.ocp M. r Mr. Nath: Nathaniel Whitaker recipient Whitaker, Nathaniel
pers0341.ocp m r Mr. T. Ludlow writer Ludlow, Thomas

Places identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
place0013.ocp Boston Boston
place0104.ocp Ilminster Ilminster
place0020.ocp Bristol Bristol
place0020.ocp Briſtol Bristol Bristol

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Dates identified in this document:

Standard Form Text
1766-09-29 29th29th ult.oultimo
1766-10-03 3rd3rd Octo.rOctober 1766
1766-10-03 oct. 3. 1766

Regularized text:

Type Original Regularized
modernization 29th 29th
modernization ſtill still
variation hast haste
modernization ſpeed speed
modernization ſucceſs success
modernization bleſsing blessing
modernization M.r Mr.
modernization ſhall shall
modernization poſsible possible
modernization ſomething something
modernization ſend send
modernization unleſs unless
variation Tho Though
modernization ſubstance substance
modernization Mr Mr.
modernization ſignifying signifying
modernization ſomewhat somewhat
variation were where
modernization ſends sends
modernization M.rs Mrs.
modernization ſincere sincere
modernization 3rd 3rd
modernization Rev.d Rev.
modernization mr Mr.
modernization Briſtol Bristol

Expanded abbreviations:

Abbreviation Expansion
Yo.r Your
ult.o ultimo
ma'n't may not
& and
yo.r your
'till until
ſhip'd shipped
remember'd remembered
receiv'd received
Jos: Joseph
wou'd would
favor'd favored
Yo.r your
hble humble
Servt servant
Tho.s thomas
Octo.r October
Nath: Nathaniel

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