Jacob Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769 June 15

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abstractJohnson writes about the prospect of war among the western nations of Indians.

handwritingSomewhat informal handwriting is largely clear and legible.

paperSingle sheet is in good condition, with light-to-moderate staining, creasing and wear. A good portion of the seal remains.

inkBlack-brown.

signatureThe signature is abbreviated.

  Rev. & Hon. 
Sir the state of my Family & my own very  Indifferent state of health has been & is the  Reaſon why I have not ſeen you ſir at Lebanon  e'er now My wife has been & is poerly & 2d  Daughter who is under the Drs Care My Negro  man & Chief ſtay in my outdoor buſsineſs  D[illegible][guess: i]yed laſt week after 9 days illneſs ſo that I am  left weak —- I have ſent 3 or 4 Letters to let you  know of theſe things —- I came as far as Newent  with my Daughter but coudnt come further  The Dr being at Preſton &c & I was obligd alſo to  be at Home —- And beſides as Mr Huntington  I ſuppoſe is gone for Oneida & Mr Kirtland I  will probably be down the Latter end of this Month  or begining of next I propoſe to ſee you then  if poſsible —- The Times look threatning at Home  & abroad —- our help is in God onely —- ſome great  overture seems to be near —- The Nation & Land  seems ripeing faſt for deſtruction —- if meer ſovereign  grace does not interpoſe —- It will likely be trouble­ ſome if not dangerous for The Miſsionaries among  The Indians this ſummer The ſix nations to be  ſure the oneidas expect war & we hear the  fereign Indians are muſtering for that purpoſe  about & beyond Detroit The quadruple alliance  carries an ominous aſſpect —- But our God can yea  we may be ſure will over-rule all for Zions good  & his own glory and that's enough to quiet our minds 
I am Yr &c J— Johnſon 
Pſ. I have ſir heard nothing from you either by  word or letter ſince I came thro' Lebanon — I  know not but my Letters &c have all Miſcarried  I ſuppoſe Mr Kinni didnt go ſo far as Lebanon  as I expected —- I hope ſir however you have heard  the Reaſons of my not comeing & ſo I reſt till  I ſee or hear from you ſir—- 
Rev.d Jacob Johnſon  June 15, 1769 
To  The Rev & Hon.d  Dr Eleaz.r Wheelock  Lebanon
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