Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 August 22

Author Whitaker, Nathaniel

Date22 August, 1764

ms number764472.1

abstractWhitaker writes an informal letter regarding matters including the Mason Land Case and the Jewett controversy.

handwritingHandwriting is largely clear and legible, although letter case is occasionally difficult to discern.

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

noteworthy"D.V." is an abbreviation for the latin phrase "Deo volente," or "God willing." The word "fortasse" means "perhaps."

EventsMason Land Case, Jewett Controversy

Persistent Identifier
Revd & [illegible][guess: Dr] B.r
Your's by Iſaiah Uncas I rec.d laſt night; Sent him Straight down to mohegan to See his Dad. & mr Occum, & to know ye reaſon why he does not Send up David; &c I Shall D.V. go to mohegan to morrow if the Seaſon allow — the rain has prevented monday & Tueſ­ day — Dr Br Jewet Sets out this morning for Ipſwich to See his Son who lies at ye point of Death — pray haſ­ten affairs about David we muſt go, D.V. next monday I Shall uſe my Philoſophy to bind the Load on your Thing — I Saw mr Jewet laſt thurſday at Mohegan I talked with him of Occums affairs — he thinks yt the Indians hold ye Land under ye governm.t & that the fee ought to be in ye Govr.nmt & thinks they Sho'd be quite satiſfied that it is Secured to ym by ye governm.t while they Shall See fit to poſſeſs it — He fears leaſt ye Sachem Should Stick his Tomahawk into Some body (fortaſſe Occum) I forgot to deſire mr Occum to Send you in writing what tearms would pleaſe him about ye Land. mr Jewet deſired him to give in a written complaint againſt mr Clelland in order yt he mi't write to ye Comſ.rs & they appoint Some to hear & judg. &c — mr Occum S.d he would — Should you not give me Some thing to Shew yt you deſire me want that legaſy left by my hon.d father & that you deſire me to receive it — it is given to your ^School^ on condition it goes on & is like to proſper — Pleaſe to git this certified by Some one ^Juſtice &c;^, if you think beſt — but let me have it this week — I don't know what to write; take my heart & read it — I love you all — mr Clelland wrote me, & mourns yt you did not go down & try to make peace — we aull well
N. Whitaker
To the Rev.d Eleazar Wheelock At Lebanon