Joseph Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 September 24


abstractJohnson relates the progress of his and Jacob Johnson's travels, and relays news of donations for the school.

handwritingHandwriting is mostly clear; however, the condition of the ink greatly hinders legibility. The trailer is in an unknown hand.

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Ever Hond and much Reſpected Sir. 
With Humility, I deſire to Subſcribe  my ſelf your Ever humble pupil. Hond Sir I have but  just time to let you know that through the care  and protection of a kind and Indulgen God we  have thus far arrived, we have been here this is the  Second day we have miſsed by Reaſon of the Stormy  weather. This Day is lik Wiſe Stormy but Mr Johnſon  thinks it Such affair of great Importance that  we are about to ſet of. this is Indeed a very pleaſent   [illegible] place. a people Exceeding kind I have no  more time to write, pleaſe Sir to Excuſe my Brevity  I am in good ſtate of Health and I hope that you  are, I have had the Honour of Seeing the paper  of Superſcription or vote for your Acadamy and  it amounts of above 2 hundred pounds Caſh  Beſides great tracts of Land. they Enform me that  there is two more papers about the Town So that  they Say it Exceds 6 or 7 hundred pounds I cant write  no more in great hast
from your Ever dutifull and  most Obediend and Humble pupil.  Joſeph Johnſ^o^[gap: worn_edge][guess: n] 
P.S. please Sir to Remember me in your  prayers, day ly that God would keep  me Intirely con[gap: faded][guess: t]nt in the deſpoſal  of his providence.   Joſeph Johnſon
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From Joseph Johnson  Pittsfield Sep.r 1768
To  The Revd EWheelock. D. D.  att.  Lebanon.  Connecticut