Alexander Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 October 19


[note (type: abstract): Chamberlain copies an excerpt from a London paper about a local appearance by, and the successful fundraising activities of, Whitaker and Occom.][note (type: handwriting): Formal hand is highly stylized, which somewhat mitigates legibility.][note (type: paper): Single small sheet is in good-to-fair condition, with light-to-moderate creasing, staining and wear. A tear at the bottom of the sheet results in a slight loss of text.][note (type: ink): Dark-brown ink is visible through opposite sides of the paper.]

EventsFundraising Tour of Great Britain

[Revd | Rev.]Revd Rev. [& | and]&and [Hond | Honoured]HondHonoured Sir/ 
By [Cap.t | Capt.]Cap.tCapt. Hall[pers0240.ocp] who [arrivd | arrived]arrivdarrived last Friday from London[place0128.ocp]  we have Prints to the [13th | 13th]13th13th [Augst | August]AugstAugust[1767-08-13] [& | and]&and the following paragraph is an extract  "London[place0128.ocp] [Augst | August]AugstAugust [13th | 13th]13th13th[1767-08-13] The [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. [Nath.l | Nathaniel]Nath.lNathaniel Whitaker[pers0037.ocp], D.. D.. [& | and]&and the [Revd | Rev.]Revd Rev. [Sampson | Samson]SampsonSamson  [Occum | Occom]OccumOccom[pers0030.ocp], an Indian preacher from North America[place0170.ocp], who had been soliciting  contributions with great [succeſs | success]succeſssuccess, for the support of the Indian [accedemy | academy]accedemyacademy  in America[org0098.ocp], under the care of the [Revd | Rev.]Revd Rev. [Eleaz.r | Eleazar]Eleaz.rEleazar Wheelock[pers0036.ocp], D.. D.. instituted  [& | and]&and carried on by him for the instruction of Indian youths in the  English language, christianity [& | and]&and the civil arts, [arriv'd | arrived]arriv'darrived at Newcastle[place0157.ocp] last  week, from Scotland[place0203.ocp] — and we hear that a subscription is opened at  the Newcastle[place0157.ocp] bank for the promoting that truly charitable [& | and]&and  benevolent scheme, [wch | which]wchwhich has met with generous encouragement in all  parts of this kingdom where it has been proposed—"
[Mrs | Mrs.]MrsMrs. Smith[pers0502.ocp] has [recd | received]recdreceived letters from [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Smith[pers0497.ocp]  [gap: tear][guess (ivys): both]both by Deverson[pers0166.ocp] [& | and]&and Scott[pers0466.ocp], but mentions nothing of his returning  [gap: tear][guess (ivys): this]this Fall, [nether | neither]netherneither does he write any thing relative to [yr | your]yryour connections   [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. De Berdt[pers0014.ocp] writes me by Deverson[pers0166.ocp]
[& | and]&and desires a Copy of the [Receitt | receipt]Receittreceipt may be sent him, meaning the  Donaton of [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Hollis[pers0260.ocp] is for ^[above] £^£ 100 Sterling, [& | and]&and that his Christian name  is Isaac, not Thomas—; as the [Receit | receipt]Receitreceipt [wch | which]wchwhich you sent me was  Thomas [& | and]&and [wch | which]wchwhich [receit | receipt]receitreceipt I forwarded [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. De Berdt[pers0014.ocp] as [youl | you will]youlyou will please  to [inclose | enclose]incloseenclose me one by the Post, if no other [oppertunity | opportunity]oppertunityopportunity presents  I dont further [Englarge | enlarge]Englargeenlarge save in the Respect of,
[yr | your]yryour Obedient humble Servant  [Al[illegible][illegible] | Alexander]Al[illegible][illegible]Alexander Chamberlain [Junr | Junior]JunrJunior[pers0115.ocp]
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People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0240.ocp Cap. t Capt. Hall mentioned Hall
pers0037.ocp Nath. l Nathaniel Whitaker mentioned Whitaker, Nathaniel
pers0030.ocp Sampson Samson Occum Occom mentioned Occom, Samson
pers0036.ocp Eleaz. r Eleazar Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0502.ocp M rs Mrs. Smith mentioned Smith, Mercy (née Bridgham)
pers0497.ocp M r Mr. Smith mentioned Smith, John
pers0166.ocp Deverson mentioned Deverson
pers0466.ocp Scott mentioned Scott
pers0014.ocp M r Mr. De Berdt mentioned DeBerdt, Dennys
pers0260.ocp M r Mr. Hollis mentioned Hollis, Isaac
pers0115.ocp Al Alexander Chamberlain Jun r Junior writer Chamberlain, Alexander Jr.

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place0013.ocp Boston Boston
place0128.ocp London London
place0170.ocp North America North America
place0157.ocp Newcastle Newcastle upon Tyne, England
place0203.ocp Scotland Scotland

Organizations identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
org0098.ocp Indian accedemyacademy in America Moor’s Indian Charity School

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1767-10-19 19th19th October 1767
1767-08-13 13th13th AugstAugust
1767-08-13 AugstAugust 13th13th

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