Sarah Simon, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769 April 4


[note (type: abstract): Simon asks for permission to go home and visit her sick mother.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is somewhat uneven, yet mostly formal and clear. The trailer is written in an unknown hand.][note (type: paper): Small single sheet is in good condition, with light staining and wear, and moderate creasing.][note (type: ink): Brown-black.]
 [Revend | Reverend]RevendReverend and [Hon.rd | Honoured]Hon.rdHonoured [ſir | sir]ſirsir
as I have [Receved | received]Recevedreceived many kind favours I [deſire | desire]deſiredesire to [bag | beg]bagbeg one [homble | humble]homblehumble [requaſt | request]requaſtrequest and that is whether the Doctor would be willing to let me go to my home if I would not be gone [nolonger | no longer]nolongerno longer than if I only [want | went]wantwent to [Mohegin | Mohegan]MoheginMohegan[place0143.ocp]. for I [wont | want]wontwant very much to [ſee | see]ſeesee my Mother[pers0491.ocp] I understand [ſhe | she]ſheshe has [mate | met]matemet with trouble [latly | lately]latlylately and [ſhe | she]ſheshe [illegible]wants [ſee | see]ſeesee me and [ſ[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): e]ehe | she]ſ[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): e]eheshe is not able to come to [ſee | see]ſeesee me. and [tharfore | therefore]tharforetherefore I think it my [gret | great]gretgreat Duty to go and [ſee | see]ſeesee [hir | her]hirher. —
for I [donot | do not]donotdo not think that I[ſhe | she]ſheshe is long for this world I have no [Reſon | reason]Reſonreason to think [ſo | so]ſoso. for [ſhe | she]ſheshe is very [weekly | weakly]weeklyweakly and always [ſick | sick]ſicksick. my Parengt is very [neare | near]nearenear and Dear to me; and being I [donot | do not]donotdo not [deſire | desire]deſiredesire to Ever to go home and live with [hir | her]hirher again; I [Deſire | desire]Deſiredesire to [bag | beg]bagbeg that favour to go and [ſee | see]ſeesee [hir | her]hirher as [ofen | often]ofenoften as Ithe Doctor is willing I — [ſhould | should]ſhouldshould for I dont [wond | want]wondwant to [ofand | offend]ofandoffend the [Doc:tr | Dr.]Doc:trDr. in the [leaſt | least]leaſtleast. but I feel willing doto do [any thing | anything]any thinganything [ſir | sir]ſirsir that you think is [baſt | best]baſtbest for me. —
Oh how I [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): [orto | ought to]ortoought to][orto | ought to]ortoought to [Bleaſe | bless]Bleaſebless and adore that [grat | great]gratgreat and kind God that put it in the ^[above] hearts^hearts [ſome | some]ſomesome of his [Pepple | people]Pepplepeople to take [ſo | so]ſoso much Care of the poor [indions | Indians]indionsIndians [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): me]me [illegible]abov^[above] e^e all the [raſt | rest]raſtrest. it [ſeems | seems]ſeemsseems to me I could go [any where | anywhere]any whereanywhere or do [any thing | anything]any thinganything if it would do any dgood to my poor [Pariſhang | perishing]Pariſhangperishing [Brethen | brethren]Brethenbrethren.
[ſo | so]ſoso I [deſire | desire]deſiredesire to [ſubcrib | subscribe]ſubcribsubscribe [my ſilfe | myself]my ſilfemyself your [Evr | ever]Evrever [Dutyfull | dutiful]Dutyfulldutiful [ſarvent | servant]ſarventservant Sarah Simon[pers0490.ocp]
Sarah Simons[pers0490.ocp] [Aprel | April]AprelApril 4.—1769 —.
To— ^[above] Revend^Revendthe [Revend | Reverend]RevendReverend [M:r | Mr.]M:rMr. [Eleazer | Eleazar]EleazerEleazar Whee^[below] lock^lock[pers0036.ocp] ^[above] DD^DD [att | at]attat Lebanon[place0122.ocp]
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pers0491.ocp Mother mentioned Simon, Sarah
pers0490.ocp Sarah Simon writer Simon, Sarah
pers0490.ocp Sarah Simons writer Simon, Sarah
pers0036.ocp Revend Reverend M: r Mr. Eleazer Eleazar Whee lock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar

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place0122.ocp Lebanon Lebanon
place0143.ocp Mohegin Mohegan Mohegan

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1769-04-04 ApralApril 4th4th 1769

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