Eleazar Wheelock, letter of recommendation, 1768 November 23

ms-number768623.2

doi
10.1349/ddlp.1090

abstractWheelock writes a pass recommending two Oneida Indians, William and Hannah, as they travel home from the Charity School.

handwritingHandwriting is not Wheelock's. It is clear and legible.

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

inkBrown-black.

noteworthyThis document is possibly a copy.

signatureThe abbreviated signature does not appear to be Wheelock's.

These certify that the Bearer, William an Onoida Indian has been with me in order to accompa==ny his Sister, who has been several Months in this School, back to her Friends — has behaved well since he came to me, as has also his Sister since she has been in this School, & being now on their Journey home, & William wholly Ignorant of the english language, & Hannah his Sister, but little acquainted with it — I do therefore recommend them to the Civilities. Charities & Kindneſs of all people, as they shall see occasion, & have opportunity to expreſs the same & Shew the same on yr way
Dated at Lebanon ye 23 of Nov.m 1768 Certified by E. Wheelock
William's & Hannah Paſs. Nov.r 23. 1768
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