Elizabeth Walcutt, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769 November 25

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doi
10.1349/ddlp.874
[note (type: abstract): Walcutt writes that she is preparing her son to attend Wheelock's school.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is somewhat scrawling, though largely clear and legible. The superscripts are occasionally difficult to decipher.][note (type: paper): Small square sheet is in fair condition, with moderate staining and wear. There is a large tear on the right side of one recto, which results in no loss of text. Large portions of the wax seal remain.][note (type: ink): Brown-black ink is somewhat faded.][note (type: noteworthy): The manuscript number is based on the date in the trailer, written in Wheelock’s hand: November 25. However, in the dateline, it is uncertain what numbers Walcutt deletes and/or adds.]
[Opener]
[Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. [& | and]&and Dear Sir
I [Recivd | received]Recivdreceived your favour of the 19 [inſtant | instant]inſtantinstant[1769-11-19] and am glad you have [Determind | determined]Determinddetermined the matter thus far and Shall be [uſing | using]uſingusing my Endeavour to be [geting | getting]getinggetting him in [Readyneſs | readiness]Readyneſsreadiness [againſt | against]againſtagainst you please to Call for him as the uncertainty whether you would take him at all was [mor | more]mormore of a [Dificuty | difficulty]Dificutydifficulty at [preſent | present]preſentpresent than his [maintainence | maintenance]maintainencemaintenance which I hope I Shall be [abel | able]abelable to Do well Enough with [till | 'til]till'til the Spring if I have my he[illegible]th and Strength H What makes me most [anſious | anxious]anſiousanxious to get him away as Soon as [poſibel | possible]poſibelpossible is that he may be under more Strict [goverment | government]govermentgovernment the [Reinſ | reins]Reinſreins of of which I think are held with [tow | too]towtoo [Laxt | laxed]Laxtlaxed w[illegible] hands as to Books one [frind | friend]frindfriend and [anther | another]antheranother has [Supplid | supplied]Supplidsupplied him So that as yet I have had no [occaſion | occasion]occaſionoccasion to get as you were pleas[illegible][guess (maggiec): d]d give orders may the Lord Crown all with his [Bleſsing | blessing]Bleſsingblessing is the [Deſire | desire]Deſiredesire of [Red | Rev.]RedRev. Sir
[Closer]
your unworthy [frind | friend]frindfriend and well wisher [Eliz | Elizabeth]ElizElizabeth Wallcut[pers0557.ocp]
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from [Mrs | Mrs.]MrsMrs. [E. | Elizabeth]E.Elizabeth [Walcott | Wallcutt]WalcottWallcutt[pers0557.ocp]. [Nov.r | November]Nov.rNovember 25. 1769[1769-11-25]
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pers0557.ocp Eliz Elizabeth Wallcut writer Wallcut, Elizabeth (née Marshall)
pers0557.ocp M rs Mrs. E. Elizabeth Walcott Wallcutt writer Wallcut, Elizabeth (née Marshall)

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1769-11 Nov:November 2 1769
1769-11-19 19 inſtantinstant
1769-11-25 Nov.rNovember 25. 1769

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