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.

Modernized Version Deletions removed; additions added in; modern spelling and capitalization added; unfamiliar abbreviations expanded.

These certify that the Bearer, William an Oneida 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, and being now on their Journey home, and William wholly Ignorant of the english language, and Hannah his Sister, but little acquainted with it — I do therefore recommend them to the Civilities. Charities and kindness of all people, as they shall see occasion, and have opportunity to express and show the same on their way
Dated at Lebanon the 23 of November 1768 Certified by Eleazar Wheelock
William's and Hannah Pass. November 23. 1768
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