Isaac Dakayenensere and Gwedelhes Agwirondongwas (Good Peter), letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 November 12

Author Dakayenensere, Isaac[pers0013.ocp]

AuthorAgwirondongwas, Gwedelhes[pers0419.ocp]

12 November 1764[1764-11-12]

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[note (type: abstract): Dakayenensere and Agwirongdongwas write to thank Wheelock for his interest in sending missionaries and assistance with husbandry. Agwirondongwas regrets that he cannot, at present, visit the Charity School.][note (type: handwriting): As noted at the bottom of the document, Samuel Kirkland served as scribe. The handwriting is somewhat informal, yet clear and legible.][note (type: paper): Large single sheet is in good condition with light staining, and light-to-moderate creasing and wear.Tearing on sides of paper does not result in a loss of text.][note (type: signature): Unlike the body of the document, the signatures appear to be in both Dakayenensere's and Akwirondongwas's own hands.]
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Dear Kind Brothers.
We are alive yet, and well, for which we thank God. We return our sincere Thanks for sending such pleasant News to us; which we have for a long Time desired to hear. We wrote last Fall to some of our Brothers, but have had no Return, ['till | 'til]'till'til now. The hearing this joyful News, appears to us, as thus we saw you face to face. We again return our most [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): hearty]hearty hearty Thanks. We are Constantly labouring in the Word of God, as you are. We can't but again return you our best Thanks, [yt | that]ytthat you are so [mindfull | mindful]mindfullmindful of us, as to be still making Provision for [ye | the]yethe Welfare of our Souls. The Labour of [ye | the]yethe Gospel is very heavy in this [Wilderneſs | Wilderness]WilderneſsWilderness, we rejoice to see one. who will join hands with us; it se^[above] e^ems to make the bur[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): th]thden much lighter, [& | and]&and we go on with greater alacrity.— We are thankful to hear we are not alone in [ye | the]yethe great work of God, but that there are others, who labour for, [& | and]&and rejoice with us in [ye | the]yethe Welfare of Souls.— "The [folloing | following]folloingfollowing Peter[pers0419.ocp]'s." I am very glad to hear you are still desirous that we should be acquainted with [ye | the]yethe whole word of God, [& | and]&and ^[above] of^of [ye | the]yethe Invitation to your School[org0098.ocp].— I [wou'd | would]wou'dwould immediately embrace your kind offer, did not the present Situation of our Affairs forbid my coming. Our Men are all abroad,— Many Things are committed to my Charge.— we suppose our Enemies below, are at this present juncture engaged. we know not what will be [ye | the]yethe event. perhaps in my Absence our Women may be all killed, [& | and]&and our houses burnt down. But as soon as Peace [& | and]&and [Quietneſs | quietness]Quietneſsquietness are [proclaim'd | proclaimed]proclaim'dproclaimed in these our Borders, I shall gladly comply with your Desire.— our Boys are all out— we dont yet know who will come.— We wish you all well in the Lord.
We give our Love to you, and all our Brothers. Farewell. [iſaac | isaac]iſaacisaac [dakaye^[above] nenſe ^[above] re^re^nenſe ^[above] re^re | dakayenensere]dakaye^[above] nenſe ^[above] re^re^nenſe ^[above] re^redakayenensere[pers0013.ocp] gwedethes Akwirondongwas[pers0419.ocp]
P.S. Interpreted by John Harper[pers0762.ocp], wrote by your [obede.t | obedient]obede.tobedient unworthy [hume Servt | humble Servant]hume Servthumble Servant [Saml | Samuel]SamlSamuel Kirtland[pers0315.ocp].
To the [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Wheelock[pers0036.ocp] [&c. | etc.]&c.etc.
[Iſaac | Isaac]IſaacIsaac [Takayenerſere | Takayenersere]TakayenerſereTakayenersere[pers0013.ocp] [& | and]&and [Gwedethes | Gwedelhes]GwedethesGwedelhes [Akwirondongwas | Agwirondongwas]AkwirondongwasAgwirondongwas[pers0419.ocp] two poor Indian [Miniſters | Ministers]MiniſtersMinisters at [Onohooquauge | Onaquaga]OnohooquaugeOnaquaga[place0182.ocp] their Letter [Novr | November]NovrNovember 12th 1764[1764-11-12]
To The [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. [Eleazer | Eleazar]EleazerEleazar Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]New-England[place0158.ocp]
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pers0419.ocp Peter writer Agwirondongwas, Gwedelhes
pers0013.ocp iſaac isaac dakaye nenſe re dakayenensere writer Dakayenensere, Isaac
pers0419.ocp gwedethes Akwirondongwas writer Agwirondongwas, Gwedelhes
pers0762.ocp John Harper mentioned Harper, John
pers0315.ocp Sam l Samuel Kirtland mentioned Kirkland, Samuel
pers0036.ocp M. r Mr. Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0013.ocp Iſaac Isaac Takayenerſere Takayenersere writer Dakayenensere, Isaac
pers0419.ocp Gwedethes Gwedelhes Akwirondongwas Agwirondongwas writer Agwirondongwas, Gwedelhes
pers0036.ocp M r Mr. Eleazer Eleazar Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar

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place0182.ocp Onohooquauge Onaquaga Onaquaga
place0158.ocp New-England New England

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org0098.ocp School Moor’s Indian Charity School

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