Elisha Gunn, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 September 2

ms-number767502.3

doi
10.1349/ddlp.582

abstractGunn writes to introduce an Oneida chief.

handwritingFormal handwriting is largely clear and legible.

paperSingle medium-sized sheet is in fair condition; it is thin and fragile with light-to-moderate staining, creasing and wear. The remnants of the wax seal appear to have preserved a fingerprint.

noteworthyIt is uncertain to whom Gunn refers when he mentions "Rev. Smith," although it is possibly Titus Smith.

Rev.d Sir
The Barer hearof Tho.[illegible][guess: c, e] King a Chief of the the Onoyeda Tribe living at Onoh—ge arived at my Houſe laſt Wenſday on his Jorneey to Boſton, and Expected that I Should have Borne him Company, But I Cant by Reaſon of my Indiſpoſsion of Body I adviſed him to go By the ^way of Lebanon^ Thinking ^You^ Would not Take it amis, Wee ware in hopes of finding M.r Chamber^lain^ hear to acompany him to your Houſe But he is Not at home, I Should Be Glad to Come Down My Self if I was Able, he is a man of Value and I hope may find favour [guess: wheair] Ever he goes, he Deſires that You.ll pleaſe to send inan Indan Boy with him to Boſton if you have any of the Mohaw^k^ Tribe that can Speak Engliſh as to Other pirtickculars See The Rev.d M.r Smiths letter
theſe from Your Humble Ser.t Eliſha Gunn
To The Rev.d M.r Eleazer Wheelock PS S.r You Seemed to Tthink in Your leter that I had bin Shy of Your Houſe, if I am So, it is without any Juſt Grownds for it, I Neaver was within twenty miles of Your Houſe But twice in my life the firſt time I Called to see You the second Time I and was kindly Treated the Second Timse I intended to have keep.t Sabbath at Your Houſe But Stop.t at Lebanon By a Storm and paſt Your Houſe a Sabbath Evening with Some Company that would not Stop and was loath to Brake Company E Gunn
from M.r Eliſha Gun Sept.r 2. 1767.
To The Rev.d Mr Eleazer Wheelock Att Lebanon
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