Mary Fowler Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 November 8


[note (type: abstract): Mary Occom writes to ask Wheelock to take her son Aaron, who has been behaving badly, under his care in Occom's absence.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is small but clear and legible.][note (type: paper): Single, medium-sized sheet of paper is in good condition, with light staining, creasing and wear.][note (type: ink): Black-brown.]

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  [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. [Sr | Sir]SrSir 
would inform you that my Son Aaron[pers0026.ocp], behaves [himſelf | himself]himſelfhimself So bad  that I [Cannt | cannot]Canntcannot keep him, and I take this [oppertunity | opportunity]oppertunityopportunity to  ^[above] Send him to^Send him to [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. [Whealock | Wheelock]WhealockWheelock[pers0036.ocp] for to [uſe | use]uſeuse him as you think [beſt | best]beſtbest, [illegible],  he is trying to get Married to a very bad Girl, he has  made one attempt to [illegible] Run off with her, but was —  [Diſappointed | Disappointed]DiſappointedDisappointed, and he is out from home Night and Day  half his time, and [trys | tries]trystries to run me in debt by Forging orders  [&c. | etc.]&c.etc. But being in [haſte | haste]haſtehaste [cannt | cannot]canntcannot write So much as I  would, but the bearer [here of | hereof]here ofhereof Squib, is an [Honeſt | honest]Honeſthonest  man ^[above] [& | and]&and^[& | and]&and will Speak the truth, and he can relate the  whole. My Duty to [yourſelf | yourself]yourſelfyourself and Madam[pers0577.ocp] and  love to all your Family.   
[Sr | Sir]SrSir I am your [moſt | most]moſtmost obedient  and very humble [Servt | Servant]ServtServant   Mary Occom[pers0029.ocp]     
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From [Mrs | Mrs.]MrsMrs. M. Occom[pers0029.ocp]  [Nov.r | November]Nov.rNovember 8. 1766.[1766-11-08]   
To [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev.  [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [Eleazer | Eleazar]EleazerEleazar Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]  in  Lebanon[place0122.ocp]
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People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0026.ocp Aaron mentioned Occom, Aaron
pers0036.ocp M r Mr. Whealock Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0577.ocp Madam mentioned Wheelock, Mary (née Brinsmead)
pers0029.ocp Mary Occom writer Occom, Mary (née Fowler)
pers0029.ocp M rs Mrs. M. Occom writer Occom, Mary (née Fowler)
pers0036.ocp M. r Mr. Eleazer Eleazar Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar

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place0122.ocp Lebanon Lebanon

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