Sarah Simon, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 October 12


[note (type: abstract): Simon writes that she is glad her daughter Sarah has succeeded at Wheelock’s school, and hopes her young son does as well. She also offers to send another daughter and another son.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting varies in size and wanders somewhat. However, it is largely legible. When the handwriting is compared with that of manuscript 767559, which is signed Sarah Simon but appears to have been written by Edward Deake, it seems probable that this is Simon's actual hand.][note (type: paper): Large single sheet is in good condition, with light staining, creasing and wear.][note (type: ink): Brown ink is heavily faded.][note (type: noteworthy): There is a pencil mark near the the trailer on one verso. The trailer is in an unknown hand.]
[Rev:r | Reverend]Rev:rReverend [mr:. | Mr.]mr:.Mr. [Whealock | Wheelock]WhealockWheelock [pers0036.ocp]
[thes | These]thesThese [fewe | few]fewefew Lines are to [Lett | let]Lettlet you know that I am well [att | at]attat present — and I [hop | hope]hophope [thes | these]thesthese will find you in the [Sam | same]Samsame [Condishon— | condition]Condishon—condition
I underStand that my [Da[illegible]ter | daughter]Da[illegible]terdaughter[pers0490.ocp] gives [Mi:.r | Mr.]Mi:.rMr. Wheelock[pers0036.ocp] [Grat | great]Gratgreat Sat[illegible] [Satisfacttion | satisfaction]Satisfacttionsatisfaction for w[illegible]hich I am Glad and [gratly | greatly]gratlygreatly [ReJoyce | rejoice]ReJoycerejoice and the Lord Reward you for your [paines | pains]painespains and [Laber | labor]Laberlabor – for I Never Shall be [abel | able]abelable to Reward you for it for I Cannot be t[thakful | thankful]thakfulthankful [Enogh | enough]Enoghenough for [thes | these]thesthese [preveloges | privileges]prevelogesprivileges
I have Sent [illegible]my [Lettel | little]Lettellittle Son[pers0669.ocp] up to you take ^[below] him^him to your Self and keep him in [Subi[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): ec]ection | subjection]Subi[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): ec]ectionsubjection keep him as Long as you [ples | please]plesplease [tel | until]teluntil you think that he Shall be [Capabel | capable]Capabelcapable of [Bisneſs | business]Bisneſsbusiness and if you want a [Garl | girl]Garlgirl I have one about [foreteen | fourteen]foreteenfourteen [yares | years]yaresyears of age 3d day of next month[1767-11-03] I Should be Glad if you would [tak | take]taktake [har | her]harher upon the Same ConSideration and if you [Concloud | conclude]Concloudconclude to [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): [kee | keep]keekeep ][kee | keep]keekeep [har | her]har her I Should [tak | take]taktake it as a [grat | great]gratgreat favor if you would Send me word as Soon as you Can
My Son [Manwell | Manuel]ManwellManuel[pers0489.ocp] [Desir | desire]Desirdesire to be [reced | received]recedreceived [In to | Into]In toInto your [Charety | Charity]CharetyCharity [Shool | School]ShoolSchool [org0098.ocp] for the [desine | design]desinedesign he has for [Lering | learning]Leringlearning is [becas | because]becasbecause he [Belevs | believes]Belevsbelieves that he is [Calld | called]Calldcalled to be a [publeck | public]publeckpublic man So he thinks [Larning | learning]Larninglearning to be [neseſary | necessary]neseſarynecessary — and So no more [att | at]attat present — Give my most [humbel | humble]humbelhumble [Regrds | regards]Regrdsregards to all your [fameler | family]famelerfamily
and So I Remain your [humel | humble]humelhumble [Sarvent | servant]Sarventservant Sarah Simon[pers0491.ocp] [gap: tear]
From Sarah Simon[pers0491.ocp] [Oct.r | October]Oct.rOctober [12th | 12th]12th12th 1767[1767-10-12]
To the [Re:v | Rev.]Re:vRev. Mr. Wheelock[pers0036.ocp] IN [Labenon | Lebanon]LabenonLebanon Crank[place0123.ocp]
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People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0036.ocp mr:. Mr. Whealock Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0490.ocp my Da ter daughter mentioned Simon, Sarah
pers0036.ocp Mi:. r Mr. Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0669.ocp my Lettel little Son mentioned Simon, James
pers0489.ocp Manwell Manuel mentioned Simon, Emmanuel
pers0491.ocp Sarah Simon writer Simon, Sarah
pers0036.ocp Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar

Places identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
place0031.ocp Charleston Charlestown Charlestown
place0123.ocp Labenon Lebanon Crank Lebanon Crank

Organizations identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
org0098.ocp CharetyCharity ShoolSchool Moor’s Indian Charity School

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1767-10-12 OctobrOctober the 12th12th Ad 1767
1767-11-03 3d day of next month
1767-10-12 Oct.rOctober 12th12th 1767

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