Mary Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 July 15


[note (type: abstract): While her husband is in Great Britain, Mary Occom writes that her family has no corn and is in great want. She appeals to Wheelock for aid.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is formal, clear and legible.][note (type: paper): Single, medium-sized sheet is in good-to-fair condition, with light-to-moderate creasing, staining and wear.][note (type: ink): Brown-black.][note (type: noteworthy): The letter is dated July 15, 1767; the trailer, however, notes the date as May 15, 1767. Above the trailer is a section of deleted text in which the date July 1767 can be made out.]

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  [Revd | Rev.]Revd Rev. [ſir | Sir]ſirSir  
[theſe | these]theſethese may inform you that I am out of Corn,  and have no Money to buy any with, and am  [affraid | afraid]affraidafraid we Shall suffer for want, and [S.r | Sir]S.rSir if you  will be [pleaſed | pleased]pleaſedpleased to help me in my [Diſtreſs | distress]Diſtreſsdistress,  Either by Sending [ſome | some]ſomesome Money or by [illegible]Any  other way so that I have it I Shall take it  as a great favour, be [pleaſed | pleased]pleaſedpleased to [except | accept]exceptaccept of  my Kind love to [your Self | yourself]your Selfyourself and Madam[pers0577.ocp] and to all  your Family
[S.r | Sir]S.rSir I am your [Moſt | most]Moſtmost obedient  and very humble [Serv.t | servant]Serv.tservant   Mary Occom[pers0029.ocp]
P.S. I Sent to [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Breed[pers0005.ocp] for Corn, and  he Could not let me have any.
[illegible]July[illegible]1767  Mary Occom[pers0029.ocp]  May 15. 1767[1767-07-15] 
To the [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev.  [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [Eleazer | Eleazar]EleazerEleazar Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]  in  Lebanon[place0122.ocp]
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pers0577.ocp Madam mentioned Wheelock, Mary (née Brinsmead)
pers0029.ocp Mary Occom writer Occom, Mary (née Fowler)
pers0005.ocp M r Mr. Breed mentioned Breed, Gershom
pers0036.ocp Eleazer Eleazar Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar

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1767-07-15 July yethe 15th15th 1767.
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