Willard Hubbard, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 October 8

Author Hubbard, Willard

Date8 October, 1767

ms number767558.2

abstractHubbard writes regarding reports of drunkenness among Joseph Johnson and company.

handwritingHandwriting is formal and mostly clear if somewhat small and slanting.

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

inkBrown-black ink is faded.

noteworthyIt is uncertain as to whether or not Hubbard is referring to the same person when he mentions the Oneida Sachem and Sachem Thomas.

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I underſtand, that it is reported, that when Joſep Johnſon was/ at Mohegan /with the— Onyda Sachem,/was Drun[illegible]k, and this Day he came to my Houſe, to Know if I had heard of any ſuch Report, and I told him, I had, but afterward, I had heard it contradicted, The time they ſaid ^he^ got too much Drink, was the Day he went in Company with Sachem. Thomas and Aaron, to N. London, and came back at Night and Lodged with Sachem Benjn, and I have been [illegible]with him to Sachem Benjnss and to Know if there was any truth in it, or not, and the S[illegible]achem, ſaid he Did not No of any Such thing ^of^ him Nor Sachem Thomas neither, But Aaron was ſo drunk, he could not get thier &c
S.r I am your Moſt obedient and Very Humble Serv.t, Willard Hubbard
Aaron is as bad as ever he was, he has been Drunk Seve.l times and Lodges in Barns and han.t been at home this two[illegible] or three Days
From M.r Willar Hubbard Oct.r 8th 1767
To the Rev.d Eleazer Wheelock in Lebanon