Samuel Ashpo, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 August 15

Author Ashpo, Samuel

Date15 August, 1763

ms number763465.3

abstractAshpo writes that C.J. Smith has left his mission, and that Onaquaga is in want of missionaries. Ashpo suggests that he will go preach.

handwritingHandwriting is small and heavily slanted, yet mostly clear and legible. Punctuation is often difficult to decipher, but there appear to be inverted semicolons.

paperLarge single sheet is in good conditon. The paper is silked along heavy creases.



noteworthyOn one recto, line four of the body of the letter, it is uncertain to whom Rev. "mar.t" refers, and so he has been left untagged. It is also uncertain to which son of William Johnson Ashpo refers, and so he also has been left untagged.

Persistent Identifier
Rev.d Eleazer Whee Lock Sir
Agreeable to your Deſire I attempt to Write you a few Lines as Will as I can according to the Short Time allowed me: when I come ^[left]to Albany,^ I Saw not Revd mar.t and I know not What to Write; from thince I Wente to Sir Welliam Johnſon and I Saw not him (But His Son) Aug I Sead unto Him What is become Rev.d Smiteh. for He Was Sent to Preach to Mohoaks; and He Sead Smiteh Was hear Two or three Days: and He is gone home a bout three Weeks a goe becauſe We hear Enemies is coming: but their was nothing in it. Forall our Mohoaks are Pice with us yet; and hear I meet mr Gunn ^He^ come from Onohoguagee; He Sead their is no denger among the Indians at Onohoguagee or Janingo Indians, for thy are all good friends and Sead He For Sead all the Miſsionarys are gone home; and I believe the Providence of God will open the Door. that I my Preach the Gospel to theſe Indians; but I have Short time to write; but I ^am^ Well through the Bleſsing of God; And I hope you are the Same
I am your Humble Servant Samll Aſhpo ^[below]Rev.d^ ^[below]Eleazer Whee Lock^
Samuel Ashpo Auguſt 15. 1763.