Elisha Gunn, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 September 2

Author Gunn, Elisha[pers0020.ocp]

2 September 1767[1767-09-02]

ms number767502.3

[note (type: abstract): Gunn writes to introduce an Oneida chief.][note (type: handwriting): Formal handwriting is largely clear and legible.][note (type: paper): Single medium-sized sheet is in fair condition; it is thin and fragile with light-to-moderate staining, creasing and wear. The remnants of the wax seal appear to have preserved a fingerprint.][note (type: noteworthy): It is uncertain to whom Gunn refers when he mentions "Rev. Smith," although it is possibly Titus Smith[pers0503.ocp].]
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[Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. Sir
The [Barer | bearer]Barerbearer [hearof | hereof]hearofhereof Tho.[illegible][guess (maggiec): c, e]c, e King a Chief of the the [Onoyeda | Oneida]OnoyedaOneida Tribe[org0075.ocp] living at [Onoh—ge | Onaquaga]Onoh—geOnaquaga[place0182.ocp] [arived | arrived]arivedarrived at my [Houſe | house]Houſehouse [laſt | last]laſtlast [Wenſday | Wednesday]WenſdayWednesday on his [Jorneey | journey]Jorneeyjourney to [Boſton | Boston]BoſtonBoston[place0013.ocp], and Expected that I Should have Borne him Company, But I Cant by [Reaſon | reason]Reaſonreason of my [Indiſpoſsion | indisposition]Indiſpoſsionindisposition of Body I [adviſed | advised]adviſedadvised him to go By the ^[above] way of Lebanon[place0122.ocp]^way of Lebanon[place0122.ocp] Thinking ^[above] You^You Would not Take it [amis | amiss]amisamiss, [Wee ware | we were]Wee warewe were in hopes of finding [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Chamber^[above] lain^lain[pers0009.ocp] [hear | here]hearhere to [acompany | accompany]acompanyaccompany him to your [Houſe | house]Houſehouse But he is Not at home, I Should Be Glad to Come Down [My Self | myself]My Selfmyself if I was Able, he is a man of Value and I hope may find favour [guess (h-dawnd): [wheair | where]wheairwhere][wheair | where]wheairwhere Ever he goes, he [Deſires | desires]Deſiresdesires that [You.ll | you will]You.llyou will [pleaſe | please]pleaſeplease to send inan [Indan | Indian]IndanIndian Boy with him to [Boſton | Boston]BoſtonBoston[place0013.ocp] if you have any of the Mohaw^[above] k^k Tribe[org0062.ocp] that can Speak [Engliſh | English]EngliſhEnglish as to Other [pirtickculars | particulars]pirtickcularsparticulars See The [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [Smiths | Smith's]SmithsSmith's[pers0499.ocp] letter
[theſe | these]theſethese from Your Humble [Ser.t | Servant]Ser.tServant [Eliſha | Elisha]EliſhaElisha Gunn[pers0020.ocp]
To The [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [Eleazer | Eleazar]EleazerEleazar Wheelock[pers0036.ocp] PS [S.r | Sir]S.rSir You Seemed to Tthink in Your [leter | letter]leterletter that I had [bin | been]binbeen Shy of Your [Houſe | house]Houſehouse, if I am So, it is without any [Juſt | just]Juſtjust [Grownds | grounds]Growndsgrounds for it, I [Neaver | never]Neavernever was within twenty miles of Your [Houſe | house]Houſehouse But twice in my life the [firſt | first]firſtfirst time I Called to see You the second Time I and was kindly Treated the Second Timse I intended to have [keep.t | kept]keep.tkept Sabbath at Your [Houſe | house]Houſehouse But [Stop.t | stopped]Stop.tstopped at Lebanon[place0122.ocp] By a Storm and [paſt | past]paſtpast Your [Houſe | house]Houſehouse a Sabbath Evening with Some Company that would not Stop and was loath to Brake Company E Gunn[pers0020.ocp]
from [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [Eliſha | Elisha]EliſhaElisha [Gun | Gunn]GunGunn[pers0020.ocp] [Sept.r | September]Sept.rSeptember 2. 1767[1767-09-02].
To The [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. [Eleazer | Eleazar]EleazerEleazar Wheelock[pers0036.ocp] [Att | At]AttAt Lebanon[place0122.ocp]
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id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0009.ocp M. r Mr. Chamber lain mentioned Chamberlain, Theophilus
pers0499.ocp M. r Mr. Smith s Smith's mentioned Smith
pers0020.ocp Eliſha Elisha Gunn writer Gunn, Elisha
pers0036.ocp Eleazer Eleazar Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0020.ocp E Gunn writer Gunn, Elisha
pers0020.ocp Eliſha Elisha Gun Gunn writer Gunn, Elisha

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id Text in document Authorized Name
place0216.ocp South Hadley South Hadley
place0182.ocp Onoh—ge Onaquaga Onaquaga
place0013.ocp Boſton Boston Boston
place0122.ocp Lebanon Lebanon

Organizations identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
org0075.ocp OnoyedaOneida Tribe Oneida Nation
org0062.ocp Mohawk Tribe Mohawk Nation

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1767-09-02 Sept.erSeptember 2.d2nd 1767
1767-09-02 Sept.rSeptember 2. 1767

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