Samuel Ashpo, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 August 22



abstractAshpo relates the status of negotiations in Chenango as to a possible minister and schoolmaster, and notes the success of a sermon he recently preached.

handwritingHandwriting is clear and legible, yet letter case is frequently difficult to discern. The trailer is in an unknown hand.

paperSingle sheet is in good-to-fair condition, with light-to-moderate staining, creasing and wear that results in a minor loss of text.

inkBrown ink is somewhat faded.

noteworthyThe identity of "the King" is uncertain, and so he has been left untagged. In the first paragraph, the meaning of the word "unedogke" is uncertain.

  Rev.d  , 
I Will inform  you that I got well in to   and I have Speak with the King,  Concerning a bout the Miniſter  And Shool Maſter, but He  Seays I Con not anſwer you now  I am like a Tenant unto unedogke  King. (but I will trye to get  Leberty the next Council they  have hear) and then I will [illegible][guess: ] give]  Give you anſwer, This is  all He Said,,  and I Preached a bout 11 fournoon  to Small Number of Inds, I begun  as it were with Fear and Trembling,  feeling but little Power, but god greatly  aſſiſted me, few dry Eyes Seemed to be  in the Aſſembly for a Conſiderable Time.  I had an affecting Proſpect of the  glories of the upper World. and Was  enable to Speak of [illegible] them feelingly  to others. I believe many were filled as  With new ^wine^ it Seemed as if time of  Refreſhing was Come from the Preſenc  of the Lord Even [gap: hole][guess: ſo] Come Lord Jeſus  Come quickly Amen and Amen   
I am your Humble  Servant     
's —  Augst 22. 1766—