Montauk Indians, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 March 4

AuthorCharles, Silas

AuthorForehand, Hanable

AuthorPeter, John

AuthorThomos, Abinezor

AuthorFaro, Josph

AuthorPeter, John jr.

AuthorSeipio, Isaac

AuthorFaro, George

AuthorFowler, James

AuthorFaro, Stephen

AuthorFaro, Richard

Date4 March, 1765

ms number765204

abstractA group of Montauk Indians write to request that David Fowler be sent to them as a Schoolmaster.

handwritingHandwriting is formal and clear.

paperLarge sheet folded in half to make four pages is in fair condition, with moderate-to-heavy wear and creasing.


signatureThere are several signatories, but each signature appears to be in the same hand.

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

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After our best Regards to you wishing the blessings at the new and everlasting Covenant at Jesus to be and abide with you and all that Love our Lord Jesus Christ Amen, — — These Lines may Inform you that we have a great desire that you would favour us in letting David fowler come and Keep A School to go to for we Long that our Children should be brought up in Learning hoping That it may Serve to some good purpose in their Souls affairs. so no more at present but we remember you sincere
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Letter from the Indians on Long Island March 4th 1765 — requesting David Fowler for their schoolmaster
To The Reverend Mr. Wheelock Living in Lebanon Crank