David McClure, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 November 11


[note (type: abstract): McClure writes that he and the other Moor's students are doing well at college.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is formal and clear. The trailer is in an unknown hand.][note (type: paper): Large sheet folded in half to make four pages is in fair condition, with light-to-moderate staining, creasing and wear. A tear near the remnants of the seal results in a small loss of text.][note (type: ink): Brown ink is heavily faded.][note (type: noteworthy): The identity of "Jonne" is uncertain, and so he has been left untagged. However, he is likely John Wheelock[pers0576.ocp].]
  Reverend [& | and]&and Honoured Sir/ 
By divine [Goodnesſs | goodness]Goodnesſsgoodness, we enjoy  [uſual | usual]uſualusual Health here; have met with nothing par‐ ticular [ſince | since]ſincesince [S.r | Sir]S.rSir Wheelock[pers0578.ocp]'s Visit. [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [Johnſon | Johnson]JohnſonJohnson[pers0879.ocp]  has come down, [& | and]&and lives with one Attis[pers0060.ocp], [wou'd | would]wou'dwould he   have lived with Avery[pers0064.ocp] [& | and]&and me if the President[pers0624.ocp]  had not [hinder'd | hindered]hinder'dhindered it, which was on account of  Attis[pers0060.ocp], as he had [no Body | nobody]no Bodynobody to live with him —  [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Beers[pers0077.ocp] has [ſupplied | supplied]ſuppliedsupplied us with a [Bead | bed]Beadbed (not  the [ſoftest | softest]ſoftestsoftest) [& | and]&and [cloathing | clothing]cloathingclothing; we were obliged to run  in debt[illegible] at [Esq.r | Esq.]Esq.rEsq. Shirman[pers0483.ocp]'s for some [Neceſaries | necessaries]Neceſariesnecessaries;  we endeavour to live as prudent as is decent,  deeply sensible of the importance of spending  the [ſacred | sacred]ſacredsacred Money with which we are [maintain'd | maintained]maintain'dmaintained.
[Jarrs | Jars]JarrsJars [& | and]&and Divisions in College, have [ſtrangely | strangely]ſtrangelystrangely [ſub‐ sided | sub‐ sided]ſub‐ sidedsub‐ sided since the last Summer, Unanimity [& | and]&and [Freind‐ ſhip | friend‐ ship]Freind‐ ſhipfriend‐ ship seem to be universal among the Students,  The Freshman [Claſs | Class]ClaſsClass lately met with little 
[Disturbence | disturbance]Disturbencedisturbance from their Superiors the [Seinors | seniors]Seinorsseniors; [Frisbee | Frisbie]FrisbeeFrisbie[pers0209.ocp]  I hear is as good a Scholar [a[illegible]sany | as any]a[illegible]sanyas any of his [Claſs | class]Claſsclass, [& | and]&and was  [ſtop'd | stopped]ſtop'dstopped [to day | today]to daytoday after Recitation by [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Baldwin[pers0073.ocp], who  [advis'd | advised]advis'dadvised him to study [Horarce | Horace]HorarceHorace [& | and]&and Homer for the Dean's  Bounty; Mather[pers0361.ocp] makes very good way with his [Claſs | class]Claſsclass,  they are both very well liked in College; Jonne is loved  [illegible] almost beyond Measure for his endearing Qualifications  [& | and]&and particularly his Modesty [& | and]&and respect to his Superiors.  Avery[pers0064.ocp] [& | and]&and I with our [Claſs | class]Claſsclass have just begun Martin's  Grammar we hope to [git | get]gitget a little understand[gap: tear][guess (h-dawnd): ing of]ing of  Philosophy this Winter — The Students [gap: tear][guess (h-dawnd): apply]apply  [themſelves | themselves]themſelvesthemselves most diligently to Study [& | and]&and the Tutors are  indefatigable in their Endeavours to instruct us—  I hope abundantly to answer the End [propos'd | proposed]propos'dproposed in my  coming to College — for this End I humbly ask the  [Continuence | continuance]Continuencecontinuance of the Doctor's Prayers [forme | from]formefrom, [& | and]&and Liberty  to subscribe [myſleelf | myself]myſleelfmyself, with Duty to Madam[pers0577.ocp],
The Doctor's, most dutiful [& | and]&and affectionate Pupil  [& | and]&and most humble [Servent | servant]Serventservant   David [M,cCluer | McClure]M,cCluerMcClure[pers0368.ocp]
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From David [McCluer | McClure]McCluerMcClure[pers0368.ocp]  [Nov. | November]Nov.November [21.th | 21st]21.th21st 1767[1767-11-21]
To the Reverend  Doctor Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]  Lebanon[place0122.ocp]
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id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0578.ocp Wheelock mentioned Wheelock, Rodulphus
pers0879.ocp M. r Mr. Johnſon Johnson mentioned Johnson, Samuel
pers0060.ocp Attis mentioned Attis
pers0064.ocp Avery mentioned Avery, David
pers0624.ocp the President mentioned Daggett, Naphtali
pers0077.ocp M. r Mr. Beers mentioned Beers
pers0483.ocp Esq. r Esq. Shirman mentioned Shirman
pers0209.ocp Frisbee Frisbie mentioned Frisbie, Levi
pers0073.ocp M r Mr. Baldwin mentioned Baldwin
pers0361.ocp Mather mentioned Mather, Allyn
pers0577.ocp Madam mentioned Wheelock, Mary (née Brinsmead)
pers0368.ocp David M, c Cluer McClure writer McClure, David
pers0368.ocp David M c Cluer McClure writer McClure, David

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place0049.ocp Connecticut Hall Connecticut-Hall
place0122.ocp Lebanon Lebanon

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1767-11-11 Nov.November 11. 1767
1767-11-21 Nov.November 21.th21st 1767

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