Mary Secutor, confession, 1768 March 11

ms-number768211.2

doi
10.1349/ddlp.627
[note (type: abstract): Secutor confesses to drunkeness and rude conduct at a tavern.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is possibly that of Bezaleel Woodward. It is formal and clear. The hand is the same as in manuscript 768211.1][note (type: paper): Small single sheet is in good condition, with light staining, creasing and wear.][note (type: ink): Strong black-brown ink bleeds through the paper.][note (type: noteworthy): The contents of this document are very similar to those of manuscript 768211.1.][note (type: signature): The signature is possibly in Secutor's hand.]
I Mary [Secuter | Secutor]SecuterSecutor[pers0468.ocp] do with [shamefacedneſs | shamefacedness]shamefacedneſsshamefacedness acknowledge that on the evening of the [8..th | 8th]8..th8th [Inst: | instant]Inst:instant [1768-03-08] I was guilty of going to the tavern [& | and]&and tarrying there with much rude [& | and]&and vain company[till | 'til]till'til a very unseasonable time of night, in ^[above] where was^where was dancing [& | and]&and ^[above] in^in behaving in other respects very ^[above] rude [& | and]&and^rude [& | and]&and unseemly [& | and]&and wickedly^[above] conduct^conduct, [& | and]&and in particular drinking too much [spiritous | spirituous]spiritousspirituous liquor whereby I was exposed to practice ^[above] commit^commit many [groſs | gross]groſsgross sins, which offence is doubly [aggre‐vated | aggra‐vated]aggre‐vatedaggra‐vated in that it is a direct violation of a late promise which I have [publickly | publicly]publicklypublicly made before this school[org0098.ocp] — all which wicked [& | and]&and Sinful conduct of mine, I am fully [sensable | sensible]sensablesensible is much to the dishonour of God [& | and]&and very prejudicial to the design [& | and]&and reputation of this school[org0098.ocp], and in opposition to the good of my own souls [& | and]&and the souls of my mates — for which I deserve to be turned out of this school[org0098.ocp] [& | and]&and be deprived of all the pri‐vileges of it — I desire to lie low in the dust [therefor | therefore]therefortherefore [& | and]&and do now ask [forgiveneſs | forgiveness]forgiveneſsforgiveness of God, the [ Rev.d | Rev.] Rev.dRev. [Doct.r | Dr.]Doct.rDr. Wheelock[pers0036.ocp], his family and school[org0098.ocp], and all others whom I have hereby offended — [& | and]&and do with my whole heart promise that and I desire now with my whole heart to renew my former engagement that I will never more drink any [spiritous | spirituous]spiritousspirituous liquor on any occasion ^[above] where [neceſsity | necessity]neceſsitynecessity does not require it^where [neceſsity | necessity]neceſsitynecessity does not require it whatsoever, and I do promise that (by the grace of god) I will ^[above] amend my past life [& | and]&and^amend my past life [& | and]&and never offend
by any of the like or any other misconduct. for time to come — And desire once more to warn all my mates not to take occasion by this or any other instance of my misconduct, to commit the like or any other evil — and I beg the privi[illegible]lege of continuing ^[above] still^still a member of this school[org0098.ocp] [& | and]&and that I may enjoy the privileges of it, for a further ^[above] trial^trial of the sincerity of this my [confeſsion | confession]confeſsionconfession [& | and]&and ^[above] my^my engagements [illegible]for an amendment of life
[Closer]
Mary [Secuter | Secutor]SecuterSecutor[pers0468.ocp]
[Trailer]
Lebanon[place0122.ocp] — } March [11.th | 11th]11.th11th 1768[1768-03-11]} Present.{[D.r | Dr.]D.rDr. Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]  {[B. | Bezaleel]B.Bezaleel Woodward[pers0610.ocp]
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id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0468.ocp Mary Secuter Secutor writer Secutor, Mary
pers0036.ocp Wheelock mentioned Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0036.ocp D. r Dr. Wheelock mentioned Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0610.ocp B. Bezaleel Woodward mentioned Woodward, Bezaleel

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id Text in document Authorized Name
place0122.ocp Lebanon Lebanon

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org0098.ocp this school Moor’s Indian Charity School
org0098.ocp school Moor’s Indian Charity School
org0098.ocp this school Moor’s Indian Charity School

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1768-03-08 8..th8th Inst:instant
1768-03-11 March 11.th11th 1768

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