Aaron Occom, letter, to Joseph Johnson, 1768 November 9

ms-number768609.2

abstractAaron Occom responds to Johnson’s letter about possibly going to sea, and reports on the health of Johnson’s relatives in Mohegan.

handwritingHandwriting is small, but largely clear and legible. The trailer is in an unknown hand.

paperSmall, square sheet is in good condition, with light creasing, staining and wear.

inkBlack-brown.

noteworthyThe identities of Johnson's unnamed aunt, uncle and sister are uncertain and so they have been left untagged.

Dear Sir 
I have,[illegible] opportunity to inform you that  I am well at Preſſent, and am hoping that you do in joy a good ſtate  of helth, Sir, I reſeavd a Leatter from you tother' day, in wh[illegible]  wh[illegible] I which I do thank you for your Cindneſs, you rote Somthin^[below]g^  about going to Sea, I Cant tell you juſtly how the [illegible][guess: Popte]  are, Som are good Neaterd and Som ar not, but in hoal it  iſ prety good biſneſs, & &
and So I my muſt end for the preſſ^ent^  I hope I Shall See you fore long and then I will tell  you more about et, &   
I am Still your trew freind. A. O. 
your uncle iſ well and your ante, and your Siſter iſ well  and She iſ [illegible]here at Mohegan—— 
Aaron Occom's to  J. Johnson Novm 9. 1768   
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