Isaac Dakayenensere, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 October 9


abstractDakayenensere writes to Wheelock on behalf of the Onaquagas, explaining that they now understand that his mission is separate from that of the New England Comapany, and requesting Wheelock to write to them again.

handwritingHandwriting is formal, clear and legible.

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

inkStrong brown-black.

noteworthyThe trailer lists a date different from that of the letter's dateline.

  Brother —
By your writing to us laſt  we underſtand that you and the Boſton  Board are different, we always thought  before you were one, and that the Miſſio‐  naries came all from one place, but now  we think otherwiſe —
Broth,r We are poor Creatures we know  and we think you know it, for we have  often told you So, and we always exceeding  Glad when you Send us a Miniſter —
Broth,r we deſire you to write ^to^ us again, we  receive much comfort from your Letters  it Seems you do,nt forget us, we hope  this will find you well and your Aſſiſtants
this leaveth us all well —  Iſaac in ye Name of the Councill    To ye Rev,d Mr Wheelock 
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Isaac Dekayenenzere  Aug.t 9. 1766   
To  The Rev,d Eleazer Wheelock  Lebanon Crank