Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Joseph Johnson, 1775 January 23


abstractWheelock writes that the London Fund is exhausted, but that he has plans laid to provide for Johnson. Wheelock is pleased that Johnson is going to New York and notes that the new boys from St. Francis speak the same language as Johnson’s Indians.

handwritingWheelock's somewhat informal hand is small and occasionally difficult to decipher.

paperSingle small sheet is in fair condition, with moderate-to-heavy creasing, staining and wear.

inkBrown ink is lightly faded in spots.

noteworthyThis document is possibly a draft or copy for Wheelock's records. Benoni Occom (son of Samson) appears to have written his name on one verso.

  My dear Joseph Johnſon
Yours by M.r Fowler & another laſt week by  M.r Ralph Pomeroy came Safe to hand. I have not been  wanting in thoughts and Care for your Help. have laid  Several Plans for it. and doubt not but you will be pro­ ­vided for in Due Time — The Fund in London is ex­ ­ſted, and the preſent Diſpute forbids any hope of  Such Recruits of it at preſent as I hoped for.  I am glad to hear by M.r Pomeroy that you are gone  to New York — I doubt not but you will find Friends  there — dont fail to let me hear from you as Soon  and as often as you can — and of What Succeſs and  [gap: tear][guess: I]ncouragment you find &c it well may give me Advantage  to help You if there Shall be occaſion — M.r Fowler  is kindly received & treated here and I believe his Situation  is very agreable to him & his wife.
My Affairs hear appear very Incouraging indeed — Mr Pomeroy can give you Some Acco.t of them —
M.r Fowler finds that my New Boys from S.t Francis  talk the Same Language as Your Indians Speak —
Give my Love to M.r Occom and his and to your Wife.  if our Eye be Single we have nothing to fear — The Lord  bleſs you my dear Son.
I am   Yours very Affectionately   Eleazar Wheelock    M.r Jos. Johnſon 
Benoni  Occom