Robert Clelland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 February 17

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abstractClelland writes an informal letter discussing the poor state of local Indian affairs.

handwritingStylized handwriting is largely clear and legible, though letter case is occasionally difficult to discern.

paperLarge sheet folded in half to make four pages is in good-to-fair condition, with light-to-moderate staining, creasing and wear.

inkBrown-black.

 RS 
I reced yours by freind Aſpow, & by him has  sent a smal Loaf of sugar for yr consort; It pleaſes  me well, theſe 2 sermons were acceptable, if you think  any of your intimates would be desirous of a reading  of them, let them have them, for that purpoſe 
what can be done for this tribe that has not been  done: I dont know; I never knew any number of peo‐ :ple trample under foot so many mercies, they willfully  frustrate all the good intentions of their best & sincere= :est friends, their freedom & Liberty to the extent they are  Tolerated in; has been their ruin and will still be it  our S – m is never sober when he can get Liquor  enough to make him otherways, The [illegible] Gardners  keeps the cup frequently to his head, and often fidling  and dancing, it is a merry house for frolicking 
I calld at the office for yr Letter the young man  told some person got it, he said mr Graves, so conclud=  :ed it was sent you, shall inquire further very soon  I pray yr precious life may be conteanued pray forget  not poor unworthey I my dear wife & I joins in our  sincere regards to Madam & Self yr unworthy friend 
Robert Clelland 
sdſ when you think proper to have  aſpow on examination let me know and I will notify our Neigh: :bouring minrſ, I desire you meet at my dwellings, it is a pleasure  to me to entertain the ambaſsadors of peace — turn over 
our Neighbours the Gardner famelys  talk great things, that mr Occum is  to be over with his famely this spring  and drive mr Jewett & I from Mohegan  were I a young man, I would goe  up and keep school amongs some  of the tribes above & serve as a  Catachist & instructor that way 
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To  The Revd  Mr Eliazer Wheelock  one of the ministers of the –  Gospell off Lebanon
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