Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1767 April 11

Author Wheelock, Eleazar[pers0036.ocp]

11 April 1767[1767-04-11]

ms number767261.4

[note (type: abstract): Wheelock writes of Kirkland’s visit and of his progress on his mission among the Oneidas. He also relates news of Whitaker's and Occom’s wives, as well as other business related to the Charity School.][note (type: handwriting): Informal handwriting is small and crowded, yet mostly clear and legible. Letter case is frequently difficult to decipher.][note (type: paper): Two large sheets each folded in half to make four pages are in good-to-fair condition; moderate staining, creasing and wear — including old tape gum — has been much improved by recent preservation work.][note (type: noteworthy): It is uncertain to where Wheelock refers, in reference to Kirkland's mission, when he mentions "that Town," and so it has been left untagged. However, it is possibly Kanawalohale[place0114.ocp]. An unknown hand has added a note in pencil after the trailer on four recto. This note has not been included in the transcription. This document is possibly a draft.]
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[Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. [& | and]&and dear Sir.
Four Days ago [ M.r | Mr.] M.rMr. Kirtland[pers0315.ocp] a^[above] r^rrived ^[below] [illegible]^[illegible] hHis State of Health is better than it was — he [ſeems | seems]ſeemsseems at [laſt | last]laſtlast fully [convinc'd | convinced]convinc'dconvinced [y.t | that]y.tthat he [muſt | must]muſtmust, for a while, abate of his Labours [& | and]&and Fatigues, or soon quit [y.e | the]y.ethe whole Service.
The [Acco.t | account]Acco.taccount he gives, is, in [y.e | the]y.ethe main, very [agreable | agreeable]agreableagreeable; Tthat the Indians of that Town are [almoſt | almost]almoſtalmost [univerſally | universally]univerſallyuniversally [attachd | attached]attachdattached to him — can't bear a word of his leaving them — they have made great Proficiency in the Schools in [illegible][illegible] Reading [& | and]&and Singing — of the latter he Says, I cant Speak too well — it is quite beyond what any will conceive, [unleſs | unless]unleſsunless they could hear them — he Says, he hears no Such Singing in the Country. — they carry three parts with great [exactneſs | exactness]exactneſsexactness — And many of them yet eager to improve further in the Art — This is all New, and beyond what was ever yet known among Indians — many of them Say, they never knew Such [Pleaſure | pleasure]Pleaſurepleasure before — that it is [worth while | worthwhile]worth whileworthwhile to be [chriſtians | Christians]chriſtiansChristians, if they had nothing more by it, than the [Pleaſure | pleasure]Pleaſurepleasure of Singing [Praiſes | praises]Praiſespraises to God — And to [aſsiſt | assist]aſsiſtassist them further [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Kirtland[pers0315.ocp] has already begun, [& | and]&and [deſigns | designs]deſignsdesigns to go on, to [tranſlate | translate]tranſlatetranslate Psalms [& | and]&and Sacred Hymns into their Language, and fit them to Tunes — This is [Surprizing | surprising]Surprizingsurprising and affecting to Some, that come among them, from foreign Tribes — At [preſent | present]preſentpresent there is a great Reformation among [illegible]them as to their Morals^[above] #^#— there have been no more than two drunk belonging to that Town, Since [Dec.r | December]Dec.rDecember [15th | 15th]15th15th[1766-12-15] [& | and]&and one of them was the only one of that Town, who [oppoſed | opposed]oppoſedopposed [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Kirtland[pers0315.ocp]s [Meaſures | measures]Meaſuresmeasures — on that Day [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Kirtlan[gap: worn_edge][guess (h-dawnd): d]d[pers0315.ocp] ^[below] ( after^( after ^[left] #at [preſent | present]preſentpresent a [liſtening | listening]liſteninglistening Ear to [y.e | the]y.ethe word [preachd | preached]preachdpreached [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): ,],^ #at [preſent | present]preſentpresent a [liſtening | listening]liſteninglistening Ear to [y.e | the]y.ethe word [preachd | preached]preachdpreached [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): ,], ^[left] [thougthfulneſs | thoughtfulness]thougthfulneſsthoughtfulness and real concern about their [Salvn | salvation]Salvnsalvation ^[thougthfulneſs | thoughtfulness]thougthfulneſsthoughtfulness and real concern about their [Salvn | salvation]Salvnsalvation ^[left] appears ^[above] in^in a [conſiderable | considerable]conſiderableconsiderable Number^appears ^[above] in^in a [conſiderable | considerable]conſiderableconsiderable Number
(after many [insucceſsful | unsuccessful]insucceſsfulunsuccessful attempts to put a Stop to that vice) [calld | called]calldcalled the Town [togather | together]togathertogether, [& | and]&and told them, if they would all of them, men [& | and]&and women, Old [& | and]&and Young, agree, [& | and]&and [Solomly | solemnly]Solomlysolemnly [ingage | engage]ingageengage to leave of their [Drunkeneſs | drunkenness]Drunkeneſsdrunkenness, and enable him, to put Such Determination in Execution, by appointing 6 or 8. of their [cheif | chief]cheifchief men to be with, him [& | and]&and [aſsiſt | assist]aſsiſtassist him therein, with full power to Seize all intoxicating Liquor, and [diſtroy | destroy]diſtroydestroy it, or [diſpose | dispose]diſposedispose of it as he [ſhould | should]ſhouldshould think proper, he would tarry with them; [otherwiſe | otherwise]otherwiſeotherwise, he would leave them. Hereupon after 4 Days [Conſideration | consideration]Conſiderationconsideration, they [unanimouſly | unanimously]unanimouſlyunanimously appointed 8, whom [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Kirtland[pers0315.ocp] No‐minated, who have been very Officious, [& | and]&and faithful in the affair. And the [Succeſs | success]Succeſssuccess of this Step has been Such, that, [notwithſtanding | notwithstanding]notwithſtandingnotwithstanding [illegible] about 80 [cag[illegible]gs | kegs]cag[illegible]gskegs or [caſks | casks]caſkscasks of Rum have Since that Time been carried through that Town, [& | and]&and [offer'd | offered]offer'doffered to Sale, and in a number of [Inſtances | instances]Inſtancesinstances [offerd | offered]offerdoffered freely, as a [preſent | present]preſentpresent, and their Acceptance Strongly urged, yet they have Never in one [Inſtance | instance]Inſtanceinstance been [pre‐vaild | pre‐vailed]pre‐vaildpre‐vailed upon to Accept it: Steadily replying, when urged to it, "It is contrary to the [miniſters | minister's]miniſtersminister's word, and our agreement with him." A Number have [publickly | publicly]publicklypublicly made [Confeſsion | confession]Confeſsionconfession of their [paſt | past]paſtpast [Drunkeneſs | drunkenness]Drunkeneſsdrunkenness, [& | and]&and other Vices.aAnd to two in [prticular | particular]prticularparticular, above the [reſt | rest]reſtrest, [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Kirtland[pers0315.ocp] Hopes, God has granted Repentance unto Life.
This has had a very different Effect upon the Indians of Old [Onoyada | Oneida]OnoyadaOneida[place0179.ocp], where [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [Kenne | Kinne]KenneKinne [pers0308.ocp] was Sent [laſt | last]laſtlast [ſpring | spring]ſpringspring but left them for want of Health (as I [informd | informed]informdinformed you) Two of the principal men of that Town have removed to live under [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Kirtland[pers0315.ocp]s [Inſtruction | instruction]Inſtructioninstruction. the [reſt | rest]reſtrest of the Town are generally in [oppoſtion | opposition]oppoſtionopposition to the Reformation begun, and to
[Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Kirtland[pers0315.ocp] [illegible]as [illegible]the [illegible][Inſtrument | instrument]Inſtrumentinstrument of it — The Enmity is So great, that near Relations as Brothers [& | and]&and [Siſters | sisters]Siſterssisters [hant | have not]hanthave not [viſited | visited]viſitedvisited [oneanother | one another]oneanotherone another, [ſince | since]ſincesince the [aforſd | aforesaid]aforſdaforesaid Agreement. — a Number of that Town[place0179.ocp] have been trying every Artifice to overthrow, [& | and]&and prevent the [progreſs | progress]progreſsprogress of, the Reformation; on which [acco.t | account]acco.taccount [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Kirtland[pers0315.ocp] [deſigns | designs]deſignsdesigns, after a very Short [viſit | visit]viſitvisit to return [himſelf | himself]himſelfhimself, and not [truſt | Trust]truſtTrust the Affair with any other^[above] to a Stranger^to a Stranger/ I take this [Acco.t | account]Acco.taccount from his own mouth.
The School there has been well conducted, under David Fowler[pers0155.ocp]and Since David[pers0155.ocp] has got his wife[pers0742.ocp] there it is Something better living[M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Kirtland[pers0315.ocp] Says that the Charge of [tranſporting | transporting]tranſportingtransporting [Pro‐viſions | pro‐visions]Pro‐viſionspro‐visions, [beſides | besides]beſidesbesides his own Fatigues about it, has been fully equal to the [firſt | first]firſtfirst [coſt | cost]coſtcost of them. I have used the [utmoſt | utmost]utmoſtutmost caution [& | and]&and Prudence as to [Expences | expenses]Expencesexpenses. and the Same Frugality in my own family as I used when you was acquainted with it. The [Miſsionaries | missionaries]Miſsionariesmissionaries [& | and]&and [SchoolMaſters | schoolmasters]SchoolMaſtersschoolmasters have also, So far as I can find, been prudent. dear [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Kirtland[pers0315.ocp], I think, has, to a fault, been cautious of Expending [chriſts | Christ's]chriſtsChrist's money for his own comfort. he has also provided for David[pers0155.ocp] [& | and]&and his wife[pers0742.ocp], and [Joſeph | Joseph]JoſephJoseph [Johnſon | Johnson]JohnſonJohnson[pers0288.ocp] all this year in that Savage Country; and finds [himſelf | himself]himſelfhimself often obliged to do Something for the poor Starved wret‐ches, when they come to See him. And [bleſsed | blessed]bleſsedblessed be God, he is now animated with the Hopes of a glorious [Harveſt | harvest]Harveſtharvest among them by [& | and]&and by. may divine Grace [& | and]&and mercy to the poor Creatures, exceed his [moſt | most]moſtmost Sanguine Expectations.
You know I had run Several hundred Pounds in the [rere | rear]rererear, before you went away, I used to take Goods for the School[org0098.ocp] upon my own Credit, and charge them to the School[org0098.ocp] as it wanted them. by this means my public [accots | accounts]accotsaccounts [appeard | appeared]appeardappeared as they did. but this year I have taken Goods, in part of pay, for the Bills I have drawn, and have also paid those [arears | arrears]arearsarrears with them, by which means my Debt is become due to the School[org0098.ocp], So that my next public [acco.t | accounts]acco.taccounts will appear in a view which I [ſhould | should]ſhouldshould not [chuse | choose]chusechoose . viz. a [conſi‐‐derable | consi‐derable]conſi‐‐derableconsi‐derable [Ballance | balance]Ballancebalance due to the School[org0098.ocp], while I Shall have nothing in my Hands, I am not anxious in the Affair, I [truſt | trust]truſttrust all will come right by, [& | and]&and by. — The conduct of Divine Providence towards the
towards this whole affair, appears to be a continued Series of [Wiſdom | wisdom]Wiſdomwisdom, [& | and]&and [Goodneſs | goodness]Goodneſsgoodness. oh! how great the Depth! how large the Vol[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): ume]ume^[above] [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): Is]Is^[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): Is]Is! how Sweet! how Safe! how [Bleſsed | blessed]Bleſsedblessed to [truſt | trust]truſttrust in him. April. 18[1767-04-18]. I herewith [incloſe | enclose]incloſeenclose Letters from [Meſsrs | Messrs.]MeſsrsMessrs. Smiths[pers0964.ocp] [& | and]&and Scott[pers0658.ocp] that Friends may know a little how a little Friends think [& | and]&and talk on this Side the water. and what they [deviſe | devise]deviſedevise. those Gentlemen I [underſtand | understand]underſtandunderstand have large Tracts of [unſettled | unsettled]unſettledunsettled Land, near the Place they Speak of, and it is [Supposd | supposed]Supposdsupposed they would make a large grant to the School[org0098.ocp], — I have Sent ^[above] you^you a Copy of my [Anſwer | answer]Anſweranswer to them, that you might be better able to form a Judgement on what they write. — April. [23.d | 23rd]23.d23rd[1767-04-23] Yours of [Jany | January]JanyJanuary 20.[1767-01-20] came to [Han.d | hand]Han.dhand [19.th | 19th]19.th19th [Inſt.t | instant]Inſt.tinstant[1767-03-19] with a Bill of Exchange for £20 [Sterlg | sterling]Sterlgsterling from [Rob.t | Robert]Rob.tRobert [Hodgſon | Hodgson]HodgſonHodgson[pers0675.ocp] ^[above] [apothy | apothecary]apothyapothecary ^[apothy | apothecary]apothyapothecary on John Prince[pers0680.ocp] of Salem[place0199.ocp] and another of £5..5..0 from [Sam.l | Samuel]Sam.lSamuel Parmiter[pers0679.ocp] in [Yr | your]Yryour [fav.r | favour]fav.rfavour [indorſd | endorsed]indorſdendorsed to [H | Henry]HHenry Sherburn[pers0482.ocp] [Esq.r | Esq.]Esq.rEsq.. yours of [Feby. | February]Feby.February 12[1767-02-12]. came to hand. [20th | 20th]20th20th [Inſtant | instant]Inſtantinstant[1767-03-20]. — In which you have [furniſhed | furnished]furniſhedfurnished me with ^[above] many^many Arguments of [Praiſe | praise]Praiſepraise to our great Benefactor. — I have heard nothing of any other orders you mention —
You [& | and]&and The Gentlemen [concernd | concerned]concerndconcerned may depend upon my taking the [moſt | most]moſtmost prudent [& | and]&and Effectual Care of any Such [Intereſts | interests]Intereſtsinterests as come into my Hands. but perhaps you are not [awere | aware]awereaware how great the [Neceſsary | necessary]Neceſsarynecessary [Expences | expenses]Expencesexpenses of this Year have been, and I think when you come fully to [underſtand | understand]underſtandunderstand what has been done you will have no [cauſe | cause]cauſecause to [regrett | regret]regrettregret them. money is not [ſquandered | squandered]ſquanderedsquandered away for Nothing here I look upon my Obligations ^[above] in the matter^in the matter to be [moſt | most]moſtmost Sacred ^[above] and [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): teach]teach all [concirned | concerned]concirnedconcerned to look upon [& | and]&and treat [ym | them]ymthem as being Such^and [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): teach]teach all [concirned | concerned]concirnedconcerned to look upon [& | and]&and treat [ym | them]ymthem as being Such — as Soon as the [ accots | accounts] accotsaccounts can be Settled I Shall [tranſmitt | transmit]tranſmitttransmit them — This afternoon [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Kirtland[pers0315.ocp] [Sat | set]Satset out on his Return to [onoidga | Oneida]onoidgaOneida[place0179.ocp] he appears to be much [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): worn]worn, to that degree that [illegible] notI [tho't | thought]tho'tthought it ^[above] prudent he [shod | should]shodshould ^prudent he [shod | should]shodshould preachd but once in this [viſit | visit]viſitvisit
as I [choſe | chose]choſechose he [ſhod | should]ſhodshould [reſerve | reserve]reſervereserve his Strength for the Service of the Indians. however he finds he has recruited ^[above] a little^a little Since he left the Indians. He is [com‐‐miſsioned | comm‐issioned]com‐‐miſsionedcomm‐issioned to open the Affair of a Settlement for this School[org0098.ocp] [illegible] [& | and]&and if he meets with [any thing | anything]any thinganything worthy to be [tranſmitted | transmitted]tranſmittedtransmitted you will have it. }he [deſigns | designs]deſignsdesigns if [poſsible | possible]poſsiblepossible to Introduce [Jos. | Joseph]Jos. Joseph [Johnſon | Johnson]JohnſonJohnson[pers0288.ocp] into a School at old [onoida | Oneida]onoidaOneida[place0179.ocp], and take [Moſes | Moses]MoſesMoses [Mohock | Mohawk]MohockMohawk[pers0677.ocp] [w.o | who]w.owho has been in a School at [Canajohare | Canajoharie]CanajohareCanajoharie[place0026.ocp] to be with him. as he is not yet fully perfect in [y.e | the]y.ethe [onoida | Oneida]onoidaOneida[org0075.ocp] Language [wo | who]wowho [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): may]may^[above] [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): [alſo | also]alſoalso][alſo | also]alſoalso [aſsiſt | assist]aſsiſtassist David[pers0155.ocp] in [y.e | the]y.ethe School^[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): [alſo | also]alſoalso][alſo | also]alſoalso [aſsiſt | assist]aſsiſtassist David[pers0155.ocp] in [y.e | the]y.ethe School
As to your [Suſpicion | suspicion]Suſpicionsuspicion of Some unfriendly Treatment [&c. | etc.]&c.etc. the [Gentlman | Gentleman]GentlmanGentleman you [Suſpect | suspect]Suſpectsuspect never was So in [ tho't | thought] tho'tthought word or Deed [illegible][yt | that]ytthat I ever knew or had the [leaſt | least]leaſtleast [Reaſon | reason]Reaſonreason to [Suſpect | suspect]Suſpectsuspect — If your [Suſpicions | suspicions]Suſpicionssuspicions [ariſe | arise]ariſearise from any hint in my Letter — you [miſunderſtood | misunderstood]miſunderſtoodmisunderstood it, for it [reſpected | respected]reſpectedrespected no man on that Side the water — and the Tables are all ^[above] Since^Since [turnd | turned]turndturned [& | and]&and it is of no Importance ^[above] now^now whether ever you think of the right man. however; I Supposed you [wod | would]wodwould readily [gueſs | guess]gueſsguess who he was. —
As to [y.e | the]y.ethe affair of [M.r | Mr]M.rMr Ledyard[pers0322.ocp] I Shall [adviſe | advise]adviſeadvise him [&c. | etc.]&c.etc. — the man was living Some months ago, but in a low State of health. I conclude he has no [conſiderable | considerable]conſiderableconsiderable [Intereſt | interest]Intereſtinterest of his own to leave with any.
I [rejoyce | rejoice]rejoycerejoice much to hear of [Gen.l | Gen.]Gen.lGen. Lyman[pers0344.ocp]s Good [proſpects | prospects]proſpectsprospects, his moral Character has been much Traduced of late in this Country He is [repreſented | represented]repreſentedrepresented as a Debaucher — that he is married ^[above] in England[place0068.ocp]^in England[place0068.ocp] [& | and]&and devoted to [Pleaſure | pleasure]Pleaſurepleasure [&c | etc.]&cetc. It [wod | would]wodwould be very friendly ^[above] if [yo | you]yoyou [wod | would]wodwould ^if [yo | you]yoyou [wod | would]wodwould to wipe off that Reproach by a Line —
Your Letters and ^[above] [& | and]&and appendix to^[& | and]&and appendix to Your Narrative, excite in me [y.e | the]y.ethe [greateſt | greatest]greateſtgreatest Ardour of affection towards those great [& | and]&and worthy Gentlemen who compose the [Truſt | Trust]TruſtTrust[org0103.ocp], they have lately [formd | formed]formdformed which [y.o | you]y.oyou [informd | informed]informdinformed [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): me]me ha[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): s]s [illegible] been lately [formd | formed]formdformed — I [bleſs | bless]bleſsbless the Lord that [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): he]he^[above] by his Love he^by his Love he has [preſs | press]preſspress them [& | and]&and their [Eſtates | estates]Eſtatesestates and all their Influence into his [Sirvice | service]Sirviceserviceor rather [y.t | that]y.tthat he has made them and how precious will their Names be to ages yet unborn who may Eternally reap the Benefit of that [w.c | which]w.cwhich [y.e | the]y.ethe world may ^[above] [illegible]^[illegible] Term their great [Condeſention | condescension]Condeſentioncondescension
I have ^[above] never^never [recd | received]recdreceived [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): [nothin | nothing]nothinnothing ][nothin | nothing]nothinnothing but one [Lettr | letter]Lettrletter from [ M.r | Mr.] M.rMr. Keen[pers0301.ocp]. [& | and]&and nothing ^[above] at all^at all from ^[above] Home.^Home. Since [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [Deberdt | DeBerdt]DeberdtDeBerdt[pers0014.ocp]s of [Octr | October]OctrOctober 10[1766-10-10]. before these from you. but you [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): all]all^[above] [incourag | encourage]incouragencourage ^[incourag | encourage]incouragencourage one to Expect one from [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [Whitefild | Whitefield]WhitefildWhitefield [pers0038.ocp] [& | and]&and [An.r | answer]An.ranswer [fr. | from]fr.from [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Keen[pers0301.ocp] very [ſoon | soon]ſoonsoon
[Mrs | Mrs.]MrsMrs. Whitaker[pers0583.ocp] [illegible][lodg'd | lodged]lodg'dlodged here two nights this week, in as Good Health as usual, Your Little Son[pers1765.ocp] rode home with her — She [informd | informed]informdinformed me that [M.rs | Mrs.]M.rsMrs. Occom[pers0029.ocp] was also well [& | and]&and Family — give my Love to Son Occom[pers0030.ocp] [& | and]&and tell him that Aaron[pers0026.ocp] behaves [ exceedg | exceeding] exceedgexceeding well — a Little Bundle of Something for his wife[pers0029.ocp] came to my Hand yesterday which I Shall carefully forward —
Salute all our Friends in my Name [moſt | most]moſtmost heartily. [& | and]&and accept the old [faſhiond | fashioned]faſhiondfashioned Love in Abundance from, My Dear Sir
Yours [moſt | most]moſtmost Heartily cordial [Brothr | Brother]BrothrBrother [&c | etc.]&cetc. Eleazar Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]
[Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. [Nathl | Nathaniel]NathlNathaniel Whitaker[pers0037.ocp]
[Lett.r | Letter]Lett.rLetter to [M.[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): r]r | Mr.]M.[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): r]rMr. Whitaker[pers0037.ocp] April 16. 1767[1767-04-16].
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People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0315.ocp Kirtland mentioned Kirkland, Samuel
pers0308.ocp Kenne Kinne mentioned Kinne, Aaron
pers0155.ocp David Fowler mentioned Fowler, David
pers0155.ocp David mentioned Fowler, David
pers0742.ocp his wife mentioned Fowler, Hannah (née Garrett)
pers0742.ocp his wife mentioned Fowler, Hannah (née Garrett)
pers0288.ocp Joſeph Joseph Johnſon Johnson mentioned Johnson, Joseph
pers0964.ocp Smiths mentioned Smith, William
pers0658.ocp Scott mentioned Scott
pers0675.ocp Rob. t Robert Hodgſon Hodgson mentioned Hodgson, Robert
pers0680.ocp John Prince mentioned Prince, John
pers0679.ocp Sam. l Samuel Parmiter mentioned mentioned Parmiter, Samuel
pers0482.ocp H Henry Sherburn mentioned Sherburne, Henry III
pers0288.ocp Jos. Joseph Johnſon Johnson mentioned Johnson, Joseph
pers0677.ocp Moſes Moses Mohock Mohawk mentioned Moses
pers0322.ocp M. r Mr Ledyard mentioned Ledyard, John
pers0344.ocp Gen. l Gen. Lyman mentioned Lyman, Phineas
pers0301.ocp Keen mentioned Keen, Robert
pers0014.ocp Deberdt DeBerdt mentioned DeBerdt, Dennys
pers0038.ocp Whitefild Whitefield mentioned Whitefield, George
pers0583.ocp M rs Mrs. Whitaker mentioned Whitaker, Sarah (née Smith)
pers1765.ocp Your Little Son mentioned Whitaker, James
pers0029.ocp M. rs Mrs. Occom mentioned Occom, Mary (née Fowler)
pers0030.ocp Occom mentioned Occom, Samson
pers0026.ocp Aaron mentioned Occom, Aaron
pers0036.ocp Eleazar Wheelock writer Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0037.ocp Nath l Nathaniel Whitaker recipient Whitaker, Nathaniel
pers0037.ocp Whitaker recipient Whitaker, Nathaniel

Places identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
place0122.ocp Lebanon Lebanon
place0179.ocp Old Onoyada Oneida Oneida
place0179.ocp that Town Oneida
place0199.ocp Salem Salem
place0179.ocp onoid g a Oneida Oneida
place0179.ocp old onoida Oneida Oneida
place0026.ocp Canajohare Canajoharie Canajoharie
place0068.ocp England England

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org0098.ocp School Moor’s Indian Charity School
org0098.ocp the School Moor’s Indian Charity School
org0075.ocp onoidaOneida Oneida Nation
org0103.ocp TruſtTrust Trust in England

Dates identified in this document:

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1767-04-11 April. 11.th11th 1767
1766-12-15 Dec.rDecember 15th15th
1767-04-18 April. 18
1767-04-23 April. 23.d23rd
1767-01-20 JanyJanuary 20.
1767-03-19 19.th19th Inſt.tinstant
1767-02-12 Feby.February 12
1767-03-20 20th20th Inſtantinstant
1766-10-10 OctrOctober 10
1767-04-16 April 16. 1767

Regularized text:

Type Original Regularized
modernization 11.th 11th
modernization Rev.d Rev.
modernization M.r Mr.
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modernization muſt must
modernization y.e the
variation agreable agreeable
modernization almoſt almost
modernization univerſally universally
variation attachd attached
modernization unleſs unless
modernization exactneſs exactness
modernization Pleaſure pleasure
variation worth while worthwhile
modernization chriſtians Christians
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modernization M.r Mr.
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modernization tranſlate translate
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modernization preſent present
modernization 15th 15th
modernization oppoſed opposed
modernization Meaſures measures
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variation preachd preached
modernization thougthfulneſs thoughtfulness
modernization conſiderable considerable
modernization insucceſsful unsuccessful
variation calld called
variation togather together
variation Solomly solemnly
variation ingage engage
modernization Drunkeneſs drunkenness
variation cheif chief
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modernization diſpose dispose
modernization ſhould should
modernization otherwiſe otherwise
modernization Conſideration consideration
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modernization Succeſs success
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modernization caſks casks
modernization Inſtances instances
variation offerd offered
modernization Inſtance instance
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modernization reſt rest
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variation Kenne Kinne
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modernization Inſtruction instruction
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modernization Mr Mr.
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variation oneanother one another
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modernization himſelf himself
modernization truſt Trust
modernization tranſporting transporting
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modernization utmoſt utmost
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modernization Johnſon Johnson
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variation appeard appeared
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variation Ballance balance
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modernization underſtand understand
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modernization 19.th 19th
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modernization Esq.r Esq.
modernization 20th 20th
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modernization Praiſe praise
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modernization Intereſts interests
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modernization tranſmitt transmit
variation Sat set
variation onoidga Oneida
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modernization ſhod should
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modernization tranſmitted transmitted
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variation onoida Oneida
modernization Moſes Moses
variation Mohock Mohawk
variation Canajohare Canajoharie
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modernization &c. etc.
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modernization Reaſon reason
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modernization ariſe arise
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modernization reſpected respected
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modernization Intereſt interest
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modernization Gen.l Gen.
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modernization repreſented represented
modernization &c etc.
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modernization Truſt Trust
variation formd formed
modernization bleſs bless
modernization preſs press
modernization Eſtates estates
variation Sirvice service
modernization Condeſention condescension
variation nothin nothing
variation Deberdt DeBerdt
variation incourag encourage
variation Whitefild Whitefield
modernization ſoon soon
modernization Mrs Mrs.
modernization M.rs Mrs.
modernization faſhiond fashioned

Expanded abbreviations:

Abbreviation Expansion
& and
convinc'd convinced
Acco.t account
Dec.r December
Salvn salvation
offer'd offered
prticular particular
hant have not
acco.t account
accots accounts
acco.t accounts
Jany January
Han.d hand
Sterlg sterling
Rob.t Robert
apothy apothecary
Sam.l Samuel
fav.r favour
H Henry
Feby. February
accots accounts
tho't thought
shod should
Jos. Joseph
w.o who
wo who
tho't thought
wod would
yo you
y.o you
w.c which
recd received
Lettr letter
Octr October
An.r answer
fr. from
lodg'd lodged
exceedg exceeding
Brothr Brother
Nathl Nathaniel
Lett.r Letter

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