Thomas Ludlow, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 November 7


[note (type: abstract): Ludlow writes that he is pleased with the collections taken on behalf of the great cause, but that Whitaker and Occom would do well to collect in person rather than leave it to local ministers. He hopes that Whitaker and Occom will visit Bristol before returning to London.][note (type: handwriting): Formal handwriting is small, but very clear and legible.][note (type: paper): Single sheet is in good-to-fair condition, with moderate creasing, staining and wear. Repair work has been done to heavier creases. A small tear results in a minor loss of text.][note (type: ink): Brown][note (type: signature): Signature is abbreviated.]

EventsFundraising Tour of Great Britain, Occom’s inoculation

My much [eſteemed | esteemed]eſteemedesteemed Friend [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [Nath: | Nathaniel]Nath:Nathaniel Whitaker[pers0037.ocp]  Dear Sir 
[ſince | Since]ſinceSince my [laſt | last]laſtlast to you at Bideford[place0011.ocp]  we have had the pleasure of receiving two Letters from you, one  from Barnstaple[place0007.ocp], the other from Crediton[place0053.ocp], both which gave us pleasing  accounts of your [ſucceſs | success]ſucceſssuccess in the important Cause, what you collected  at Exeter[place0071.ocp] and Topsham[place0233.ocp] I think is extraordinary. I am glad to hear  [ſome | some]ſomesome of the Clergy undertake for you, which no doubt is furtherance  to the Affair, I find you have left the Collection in [ſome | some]ſomesome places to the  management of them and other Ministers by which you will [ſee | see]ſeesee whether  that will answer your purpose, I am ready to think it will not and  that if you was to make personal application and preach to the People,  where they receive one Pound, you would two Pounds, but that I leave.  I observe your immediate going to London[place0128.ocp] on your return to Exon[place0072.ocp] is  not absolutely [fix'd | fixed]fix'dfixed but that a Letter you expect from your Friends in  London[place0128.ocp] is to determine it. If it is for the good of the great Cause we  [ſhould | should]ſhouldshould rejoice to [ſee | see]ſeesee you here first for do [aſsure | assure]aſsureassure you that [wou'd | would]wou'dwould be indeed  a great pleasure to us and to Friends in general. It gave us concern  to have [ſo | so]ſoso poor an account of dear [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Occom[pers0030.ocp], hope the Lord has [remov'd | removed]remov'dremoved  his complaint and that this will find him perfectly recovered. May  the Lord [ſtill | still]ſtillstill [ſtand | stand]ſtandstand by and [ſupport | support]ſupportsupport you under every trial that you may  meet with and keep you above all your fears and discouragements, He  is [ſtronger | stronger]ſtrongerstronger than all your adversaries and has the Hearts of all Men at  his command and can turn them as the Rivers are turned, Instances of  [ | which]w.chwhich   
which you have met with [ſince | since]ſincesince you have been [embark'd | embarked]embark'dembarked in this  glorious undertaking, which are as [ſo | so]ſoso many encouragements for  you [ſtill | still]ſtillstill to go on trusting alone in the [ſtrength | strength]ſtrengthstrength of the Lord. [Thro | Through]ThroThrough  the great [goodneſs | goodness]goodneſsgoodness of God we and all your Friends that I now can  recollect here are well and many did they know I was writing  [wou'd | would]wou'dwould beg to be [remember'd | remembered]remember'dremembered [t'ye | to you]t'yeto you. [ | Mrs.]M.rsMrs. Ludlow[pers0340.ocp], my Daughter[pers1561.ocp] [& | and]&and [ſelf | self]ſelfself  do heartily join in tendering our cordial Love and respects to you  and [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Occom[pers0030.ocp] and that we may be [ſharers | sharers]ſharerssharers in both your Prayers  is the desire of   
Your [ſincere | sincere]ſinceresincere [Freind | Friend]FreindFriend [& | and]&and [Servt | Servant]ServtServant  Tho.s Ludlow[pers0341.ocp]  Bristol[place0020.ocp] 7th [Nov.r | November]Nov.rNovember 1766[1766-11-07] 
Pray present our best Respects to [Meſs. | Messrs.]Meſs.Messrs. Kinsman[pers0311.ocp] and Gibbs[pers0220.ocp]  and their [Familys | Families]FamilysFamilies.   
[left] From [mr | Mr.]mrMr.  [Thos | Thomas]ThosThomas Ludlow[pers0341.ocp]  [Nov. | November]Nov.November 7 1766[1766-11-07]
From [mr | Mr.]mrMr.  [Thos | Thomas]ThosThomas Ludlow[pers0341.ocp]  [Nov. | November]Nov.November 7 1766[1766-11-07] 
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pers0037.ocp Nath: Nathaniel Whitaker recipient Whitaker, Nathaniel
pers0030.ocp M. r Mr. Occom mentioned Occom, Samson
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pers0311.ocp Kinsman mentioned Kinsman
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