Aaron Occom, letter, to Joseph Johnson, 1768 November 9

Author Occom, Aaron

Date9 November, 1768

ms number768609.2

abstractAaron Occom responds to Johnson’s letter about possibly going to sea, and reports on the health of Johnson’s relatives in Mohegan.

handwritingHandwriting is small, but largely clear and legible. The trailer is in an unknown hand.

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


noteworthyThe identities of Johnson's unnamed aunt, uncle and sister are uncertain and so they have been left untagged.

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

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Dear Sir
I have, opportunity to inform you that I am well at present, and am hoping that you do enjoy a good state of health, Sir, I received a letter from you the other day, in which I do thank you for your kindness, you wrote something about going to Sea, I can't tell you justly how the [illegible][guess: people] are, some are good natured and some are not, but in whole it is pretty good business, etc. etc.
and So I must end for the present I hope I Shall See you fore long and then I will tell you more about it, etc.
I am Still your true friend. Aaron Occom
your uncle is well and your aunt, and your sister is well and She is here at Mohegan——
Aaron Occom's to Joseph Johnson November 9. 1768