Samuel Savage, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 March 5

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10.1349/ddlp.732
[note (type: abstract): Savage writes to Wheelock applauding his work and Whitaker’s efforts, hoping Occom will not be spoiled by the attention, distrusting the trustees’ management of the funds, and notifying him of a chest of books he has sent for use at the Indian Schools.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is small and somewhat stylized, yet mostly legible.][note (type: paper): Very large sheet is fragile, with moderate-to-heavy yellowing, creasing and wear. Large tear near remnants of seal results in no loss of text.][note (type: ink): Dark brown-black][note (type: noteworthy): There are many variations in spelling, punctuation and syntax. Trailer is in an unknown hand.][note (type: signature): Signature is abbreviated, and a postscript is initialed.]

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[Opener]
[Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. [& | and]&and Dear Sir
I owe you ^[above] a^a letter of a long Standing. but a [backwardng | backwarding]backwardngbackwarding to writing and other avocat[illegible]ions. have hitherto [hindred | hindered]hindredhindered: but could not let this [opertunity | opportunity]opertunityopportunity Slip without Sending you [aline | a line]alinea line...
when I heard the great concerns you have for the cause of the redeemer and the Spread of the ^[above] [everlaſting | everlasting]everlaſtingeverlasting^[everlaſting | everlasting]everlaſtingeverlasting [gospell | Gospel]gospellGospel hath made me love you: though I never Saw you nor is it likely I ever Shall. in the present State. but hope to Meet you in King Jesus'. upper house: where we [Shal | shall]Shalshall See as we are Seen [& | and]&and know as we are known — when I heard of [Dr | Dr.]DrDr. Whitaker[pers0037.ocp] [& | and]&and [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. [Occoms; | Occom's]Occoms;Occom's[pers0030.ocp] coming it gave me pleasure but much more When I heard them [& | and]&and Saw them!: [Dr | Dr.]DrDr. Whitaker[pers0037.ocp] hath been indefati­ gable in going about to collect money ^[above] in city [& | and]&and Country^in city [& | and]&and Country and Executed this work with great [deligence | diligence]deligencediligence prudence zeal and [faithfulneſs | faithfulness]faithfulneſsfaithfulness: and [honnour | honour]honnourhonour: it [allso | also]allsoalso added much to the [Succeſs | success]Succeſssuccess of it that [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Occom[pers0030.ocp] (the Indian) was with him: as a fruit (under god) of your labour: and whom the Lord hath done great things for.., and for whom many here [bleſs | bless]bleſsbless god = but the poor indian hath been So [careſs'd | caressed]careſs'dcaressed [& | and]&and Such [reſpect | respect]reſpectrespect Shown him even by the great and Noble. that I am ^[above] have been^have been [affraid | afraid]affraidafraid the good man [Some times | sometimes]Some timessometimes ^[left] hath [almoſt | almost]almoſtalmost^hath [almoſt | almost]almoſtalmost forgot what he was —.— it is a great mercy to be kept Sitting at the feet of Jesus;— ^[above] I hope he will be kept So^I hope he will be kept So [Dr | Dear]DrDear Sir I Esteem the cause in which you are engaged to be great and glorious [& | and]&and So do many here: [illegible]; but it is not without its Enemies for Satan hath been Stirring up all his force that he, hath been [Sufferd | suffered]Sufferdsuffered to do against it: to Speak [evill | evil]evillevil of it [& | and]&and of those that where engaged in it. even those from whom we Should have expected better things: but when they [digg | dig]diggdig a [pitt | pit]pittpit for others they may happen to fall in it their Selves —.
I am glad to find by ^[above] yours [& | and]&and^yours [& | and]&and [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Kirtland[pers0315.ocp]s letters as likewise by your Son[pers0578.ocp]s Journal to [mr | Mr.]mrMr. Kirtland[pers0315.ocp]. that the work goes on with Such [Succeſs | success]Succeſssuccess. I pray the Lord may prosper it more and more.—
I hope ways and means will be found for you So to proceed as to have Occasion for all the ^[above] [mony | money]monymoney^[mony | money]monymoney that is collected in England[place0068.ocp], while we continue to live: for Methink I Should be Sorry to leave any of it to another generation— for I See Such a [fickleneſs | fickleness]fickleneſsfickleness in the minds of ^[above] Some of^Some of those who. like to have the management of it that I Should be glad it could be (with [honnour | honour]honnourhonour) drawn for out of their hands and I wish that whenever ^[above] you^you to write to the trustees it may be ^[above] in^in the most Solemn [& | and]&and Close manner (as also to give us all the encouragement you can of the [Succes | success]Successuccess of the cause:) that none may dare to oppose or hinder you in your plans or designs ^[above] [yt | that]ytthat^[yt | that]ytthat you may think best for the carrying out the work:; ^[above] but^but that every one of us may be Obliged to Say: that to Straiten or to Stop your hands would be to fight against god —
Dear Sir I hope these lines will find you in health andboth in Soul [& | and]&and body as also your whole family for whom I have. (in a Chest of books which are coming to you:) Sent [illegible]a piece of [Stript | striped]Striptstriped [Camblett | camblet]Camblettcamblet of our manufacture 60 yards [wch | which]wchwhich may be of use to [M.rs | Mrs.]M.rsMrs. Wheelock[pers0577.ocp] [& | and]&and your daughters [&c | etc.]&cetc. ^[left] [& | and]&and family. —^[& | and]&and family. — I need not Say I Shall be glad of a line from you whenever it [Sutes | suits]Sutessuits— these books [w.ch | which]w.chwhich are in the Chest: are: 100 of Baptist Saints rest: a present from [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [Benj | Benjamin]BenjBenjamin Fawcett[pers0729.ocp] of Kidderminster[place0306.ocp] in Worstershire[place0307.ocp]: [& | and]&and many Sermons [& | and]&and [pampletts | pamphlets]pamplettspamphlets. from [M.rs | Mrs.]M.rsMrs. Brine[pers0725.ocp]: [Widdo | widow]Widdowidow of the late [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. John Brine[pers0726.ocp]. of [illegible]london[place0128.ocp].
all for the use of the Schools. [&c | etc.]&cetc. : at your discretion [& | and]&and Some are of [Dr | Dr.]DrDr. Whitaker[pers0037.ocp]s [& | and]&and Some [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. [Occoms | Occom's]OccomsOccom's[pers0030.ocp]..— they will know their own, and: now dear Sir I think I must take my leave of you for the present least I weary you with my [Scrible | scribble]Scriblescribble: wishing [& | and]&and praying that great Grace may be uppon you all — I remain yours in the Purest
[Closer]
Bonds of Christian love [Sam.l | Samuel]Sam.lSamuel Savage[pers0465.ocp].
[Postscript]
PS. Perhaps you may think that what we have [allow.d | allowed]allow.dallowed [Dr | Dr.]DrDr. Whitaker[pers0037.ocp] is but [Smal | small]Smalsmall:— in which I Joyn I cannot but [Joyn | join]Joynjoin with you — I would ^[above] fain^fain have had it Doubled but they would not [admitt | admit]admittadmit of it: a Very [Smal | small]Smalsmall consideration for two years [& | and]&and half absence from his family and Such a constant [illegible][guess (ivys): [Scean | scene]Sceanscene][Scean | scene]Sceanscene of labour and [phatigue | fatigue]phatiguefatigue as he hath gone through.:
I am [dr S.r | dear Sir]dr S.rdear Sir once more [yr | your]yryour  [freind | friend]freindfriend [& serv.t | and servant]& serv.tand servant for Christ Sake  S. S —
[Trailer]
From [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [Sam.l | Samuel]Sam.lSamuel Savage[pers0465.ocp]  March [5.th | 5th]5.th5th 1768[1768-03-05]
For [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. [Doct.r | Dr.]Doct.rDr. [Wheellock | Wheelock]WheellockWheelock[pers0036.ocp]  [ſhere | shere]ſhereshere
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id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0037.ocp D r Dr. Whitaker mentioned Whitaker, Nathaniel
pers0030.ocp M r Mr. Occom s ; Occom's mentioned Occom, Samson
pers0030.ocp M r Mr. Occom mentioned Occom, Samson
pers0315.ocp M r Mr. Kirtland mentioned Kirkland, Samuel
pers0578.ocp your Son mentioned Wheelock, Rodulphus
pers0315.ocp m r Mr. Kirtland mentioned Kirkland, Samuel
pers0577.ocp M. rs Mrs. Wheelock mentioned Wheelock, Mary (née Brinsmead)
pers0729.ocp Rev d Rev. M. r Mr. Benj Benjamin Fawcett mentioned Fawcett, Benjamin
pers0725.ocp M. rs Mrs. Brine mentioned Brine
pers0726.ocp Rev d Rev. M r Mr. John Brine mentioned Brine, John
pers0030.ocp M r Mr. Occom s Occom's mentioned Occom, Samson
pers0465.ocp Sam. l Samuel Savage writer Savage, Samuel
pers0036.ocp Doct. r Dr. Wheellock Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar

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