Montauk Indians, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 March 4

ms-number765204

doi
10.1349/ddlp.493

abstractA group of Montauk Indians write to request that David Fowler be sent to them as a Schoolmaster.

handwritingHandwriting is formal and clear.

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

inkBrown-black.

signatureThere are several signatories, but each signature appears to be in the same hand.

Sr
After our best Regards to you wishing the Bleſsings at the new and Ever Lasting Covenant at Jeſus to Bee and abide with you and all that Love our Lord Jesus Chrst Amen, — — Theſe Lines may Inform you that we have a great Deſire that you would favour us in Leting David fowler come and Keep A School to go to for we Long that our Children ſhould be brought up in Learning hoping That it may Serve to ſome good Purpus in their Souls and fairs. ſo no more at Preſent but we remember you ſincere
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Letter from the Indians on Long Island March 4th 1765 — requeſting David Fowler for their School Maſter W W:m W m
[left]To The Reverent M.r Whelock Living in Lebanon Cranck
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