Lebeus Driver, letter, to Samson Occom and Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 October 8

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10.1349/ddlp.888
[note (type: abstract): Driver writes to provide information about Whitaker and Occom's route through Southwest England, and about the ministers they will meet at each stop.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is bold and stylized, yet mostly clear and legible.][note (type: paper): Single sheet is in poor condition, with heavy staining, creasing and wear that results in a significant loss of text. A large square has fallen away from the paper, likely due to excessive creasing.][note (type: ink): Brown-black ink is faded in spots.]
[Opener]
[Gentn | Gentlemen]GentnGentlemen/
Hope this will meet you and find you under the smiles of your master, Enjoying the tokens of his love to your Souls: His People's to the [cauſe | cause]cauſecause you are [emarqu'd | embarked]emarqu'dembarked in. Sounded in your behalf last week the Towns of Wincanton[place0242.ocp] Milbourn[place0136.ocp] [Somerſet | Somerset]SomerſetSomerset[place0213.ocp]. Stalbridge[place0223.ocp] [& | and]&and Sherborne[place0211.ocp] [Dorſet | Dorset]DorſetDorset[place0061.ocp]. Yeovil[place0248.ocp] did not go to. My name perhaps being obnoxious to a leader there. Your way is I [preſume | presume]preſumepresume to give previous notice of your coming to [Rev:d | Rev.]Rev:dRev. [M:r | Mr.]M:rMr. Hughes[pers0268.ocp] of Wincanton[place0242.ocp]. His place is but small. The neighbourhood good. As to Stalbridge[place0223.ocp] Direct To [Rev:d | Rev.]Rev:dRev. [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Gray[pers1766.ocp] in Henshige-Marsh[place0100.ocp]. Milbourn-Port[place0136.ocp] to [Rev:d | Rev.]Rev:dRev. [M:r | Mr.]M:rMr. Newton[pers0390.ocp]. Thus far you'll proceed with ease. But at Sherborne[place0211.ocp] [tho' | though]tho'though a [prmiſing | promising]prmiſingpromising place some [man^[above] a^agment | management]man^[above] a^agmentmanagement will be [gap: tear][guess (h-dawnd): requisite]requisite [M:r | Mr.]M:rMr. Lewis[pers0329.ocp] The young [Paſtor | pastor]Paſtorpastor in our way. One above many, [gap: tear]the New, little or [Seperate | separate]Seperateseparate, [tho' | though]tho'though largest people by far. [gap: tear]e to him [& | and]&and people. But the latter are so stiff That [gap: tear][illegible] [any thing | anything]any thinganything at the other [gap: hole]rger; but at their [gap: tear]er He nor I [cou'd | could]cou'dcould beat [theim | them]theimthem out of that whim. Your [gap: tear]eching at the other will give no umbrage. [Wou'd | Would]Wou'dWould [gap: tear]mas Minister of that Meeting. he is a good [temper'd | tempered]temper'dtempered Man. [gap: tear]ing very near. They intend [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): to]to give you a [Metting | meeting]Mettingmeeting at [gap: tear]Yeovil[place0248.ocp] where I did not think it proper to appear in [gap: tear]y write to honest [gap: hole][guess (h-dawnd): [Mr | Mr.]MrMr.][Mr | Mr.]MrMr. [gap: hole] Baptist Minister. Nephew I think to your old Friend of that name at Bristol[place0020.ocp]. And to [M:r | Mr.]M:rMr. Parrot[pers0404.ocp] At The [Preſbyterian | Presbyterian]PreſbyterianPresbyterian meeting in that Town. I wish you well in the Lord. Take care of your Corporal Tabernacles. Believe you don't overrate ['em | them]'emthem Am pretty sure you can't do much in the errand you are upon without ['em | them]'emthem. Commending your [perſons | persons]perſonspersons and cause to our common Master. I remain yours [&c. | etc.]&c.etc.
[Closer]
Lebeus Driver[pers0171.ocp].
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Document Summary

People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0037.ocp Whitaker recipient Whitaker, Nathaniel
pers0030.ocp Ocam Occom recipient Occom, Samson
pers0268.ocp M: r Mr. Hughes mentioned Hughes
pers1766.ocp Rev: d Rev. M r Mr. Gray mentioned Gray
pers0390.ocp Rev: d Rev. M: r Mr. Newton mentioned Newton
pers0329.ocp M: r Mr. Lewis mentioned Lewis
pers0404.ocp M: r Mr. Parrot mentioned Parrot
pers0171.ocp Lebeus Driver writer Driver, Lebeus

Places identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
place0238.ocp Westbury Westbury
place0242.ocp Wincanton Wincanton
place0136.ocp Milbourn Milbourn-Port
place0213.ocp Somerſet Somerset Somerset
place0223.ocp Stalbridge Stalbridge
place0211.ocp Sherborne Sherborne
place0061.ocp Dorſet Dorset Dorset
place0248.ocp Yeovil Yeovil
place0100.ocp Henshige-Marsh Henstridge Marsh
place0136.ocp Milbourn-Port Milbourn-Port
place0020.ocp Bristol Bristol

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1766-10-08 October 8.— 1766

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