Phineas Dodge, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 October 16

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abstractDodge writes about his activities in, and progress through, the wilderness; he asks for a watch.

handwritingHandwriting is largely clear and legible.

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

inkBlack-brown.

noteworthyAmong many variant spellings, Phineas spells his own name "Phinehas."

layoutThe second page of the letter is on two recto, not one verso

  Rev: & Honoured Doct 
Throw the Goodneſs of God  I have Arived hear, Am oblige to moove  Slow By reaſon of my heavy Load hope to Dine  at Rev. mr Robinſes to Day. [illegible]Bleſſed be God  I am not in ye Leaſt Diſscouiraged Oh that  I may alwayes be Inabled to put my truſt  in, & Comit my Wayes to ye Lord. be thankfull  for all marc[illegible]ys, [illegible]Make it my Daly Study  What I shall render to ye Lord for All his  Benifits — Johnſon Sends his Duty — & Sayes  he Deſigns to Do his utmoſt to promote  knoledg among ye Indians — The Boys Likewiſe  Send thair Duty All Behave Very Well. Bleſſed  be God for it. Honoured Doct If you Pleas  to Send me a Watch by mr John Kirtland  I believe it Will be of Great Sarvice in the  Wildernis to Shew me how Precious time  Slips away & perhaps Excite me to a better  Improvement of it   
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My humble Duty to Madam ^sir Whelock & your family:^ & Due reſpect  to all ^Johnſon alſo Sends ye Same^ — Am in ye Greateſt haſt muſt Beg  you Corection, With Leave to Conclude my Self   
your moſt unworthy Sarvant at Com^m^and  With all Due reſpect  Phinehas Dodge   
from M.r P. Dodge  Oct.r 16. 1767.   
To  The Doct Wheelock  The Revd. Doct Wheelock  in  Lebanon
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