Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Stephen Williams, 1767 October 16

Author Wheelock, Eleazar[pers0036.ocp]

16 October 1767[1767-10-16]

ms number767566.3

[note (type: abstract): Wheelock writes to congratulate Williams on his recent marriage and to update him on the progress of the school and various missions.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is slanting and informal, yet largely clear and legible.][note (type: paper): Large sheet folded in half to make four pages is in fair condition, with moderate staining, creasing and wear.][note (type: ink): Black-brown ink is faded.]
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My [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.d Rev. [& | and]&and very dear [Broth.r | Brother]Broth.rBrother
Your Kind [ſalutations | Salutations]ſalutationsSalutations by [M.r | Mr. ]M.r Mr. [Bliſs | Bliss]BliſsBliss[pers0088.ocp], are very Acceptable, for which I have a minute allow‐‐ed me to thank you — And to give you Joy on the confirmation of your nuptials with one [ſo | so]ſoso perfectly agreeable both to your [ſelf | self]ſelfself and all your Friends — may Heaven fill up your [Laſt | last]Laſtlast Days with [uſefulneſs | usefulness ]uſefulneſs usefulness [& | and]&and comfort — I also congratulated [y.e | the]y.ethe Dear partner[pers1797.ocp] of all your Joys [& | and]&and comforts, on her new Situation [ſo | so]ſoso near the Altar of God, an Honour done her, [& | and]&and a [Conſi‐‐deration | consi‐deration]Conſi‐‐derationconsi‐deration great enough to lighten every [Burthen | burden]Burthenburden, and more than [compenſate | compensate]compenſatecompensate all [thoſe | those]thoſethose Labours of Love [& | and ]& and [Expreſsi‐‐ons | expres‐sions]Expreſsi‐‐onsexpres‐sions of [Kindneſs | kindness]Kindneſskindness, which according to [ye | the]yethe ordinary [Courſe | course]Courſecourse of Nature you may require, and which [ſhe | she]ſheshe no doubt expects [& | and]&and has been laying out for as her way to Glorify God in her latter Days.
As to my affairs they are too many [& | and]&and great to be [diſclosed | disclosed]diſcloseddisclosed in one [ſheet | sheet]ſheetsheet — things in general appear with a very agreeable [aſpect | aspect]aſpectaspectmy [ſon | son]ſonson Rodulphus[pers0578.ocp] has lately [returnd | returned]returndreturned from [Onoida | Oneida]OnoidaOneida[place0179.ocp] where I Sent him to Settle the Schools — he brought 3. likely boys with him ^[above] from ^from [Kanawaaohare | Kanawalohale]KanawaaohareKanawalohale[place0114.ocp]. one of them is [illegible]Heir apparent to the [Cheif | Chief ]Cheif Chief [ſachemſhip | sachemship]ſachemſhipsachemship of the [onoidas | Oneidas]onoidasOneidas[org0075.ocp] — He brings me a comfortable [acco.t | account]acco.taccount indeed from that Quarter — [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [Kirtland | Kirkland]KirtlandKirkland[pers0315.ocp] is in [highſpirits | high spirits]highſpiritshigh spirits - and conducts with much Zeal [& | and]&and Prudence. is [maſter | master]maſtermaster of that Tongue — [& | and]&and my Son[pers0578.ocp] [ſays | says]ſayssays, acts the Indian Orator to perfection — The [Aſsembly | Assembly]AſsemblyAssembly numerous and very [ſolemn | solemn]ſolemnsolemn - much [increaſed | increased]increaſedincreased of Late - now upwards of 80 families - and 12. or 15, more expected to [ſettle | settle]ſettlesettle there this fall for the Sake of [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [Kirtland | Kirkland]KirtlandKirkland[pers0315.ocp]s [miniſtry | ministry]miniſtryministry - I have re‐‐moved David Fowler[pers0155.ocp] from the [ſchool | school]ſchoolschool there ^[below] to^to
there, and [ſent | sent]ſentsent him to [Montauck | Montauk]MontauckMontauk[place0144.ocp] on Long Island[place0129.ocp], to take care of his Aged [& | and]&and Suffering Parents, and teach the School there — and the Day before [yeſter‐‐day | yester‐day]yeſter‐‐dayyester‐day I Sent off [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [Phinebas | Phineas]PhinebasPhineas Dodge[pers0169.ocp] to take this School which David[pers0155.ocp] left [& | and ]& and Joseph [Johnſon | Johnson]JohnſonJohnson[pers0288.ocp] a Mohegan[org0063.ocp] to old [onoida | Oneida]onoidaOneida[place0179.ocp] to a new [ſchool | school]ſchoolschool which my [ſon | son]ſonson opened there — they have left [of | off ]of off [Drunk‐‐eneſs | drunk‐eness]Drunk‐‐eneſsdrunk‐eness in [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [Kirtland | Kirkland]KirtlandKirkland[pers0315.ocp]s Town[place0114.ocp], except in a very few [Inſtances | instances]Inſtancesinstances ever [ſince | since ]ſince since [Laſt | last]Laſtlast November —
[Gen.l | Gen.]Gen.lGen. [Johnſon | Johnson]JohnſonJohnson[pers0292.ocp]'s Expectation of Episcopalians[org0024.ocp] has prevented any [Miſsions | missions]Miſsionsmissions or Schools in his vicinity the [Laſt | last]Laſtlast year — Late Prints give [acco.t | account]acco.taccount of Sir John[pers0285.ocp]s return but no [acco.t | account]acco.taccount of the Expected [Miſsionaries | missionaries]Miſsionariesmissionaries with him.
I have had no Letters from Europe[place0070.ocp] for [ſome | some]ſomesome Time; am impatient to hear —
Where to fix [ye | the ]ye the [ſchool | school]ſchoolschool is the object of Attention — and upon the Carpet at home — Whether here or at Albany[place0001.ocp] — or on the Ohio [place0178.ocp] [&c | etc.]&cetc.
Glad [ſhould | should]ſhouldshould I be of a [viſit | visit]viſitvisit from you with your dear [ſpouse | spouse]ſpousespouse[pers1797.ocp] my new [Siſter | sister]Siſtersister — I cant come to you. I am every Hour full of [Buſineſs | business]Buſineſsbusiness. pray for me my dear [ſir | sir]ſirsir. and accept
[Kindeſt | Kindest ]Kindeſt Kindest [ſalutations | salutations]ſalutationssalutations to you both from Yours [moſt | most]moſtmost affectionately Eleazar Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]
[Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.d Rev. [ſtephen | Stephen]ſtephenStephen Williams[pers0599.ocp]
To The [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Stephen Williams[pers0599.ocp] In Springfield[place0219.ocp]
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People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0088.ocp M. r Mr. Bliſs Bliss mentioned Bliss
pers1797.ocp Dear partner mentioned Williams
pers0578.ocp my ſon son Rodulphus mentioned Wheelock, Rodulphus
pers0315.ocp M. r Mr. Kirtland Kirkland mentioned Kirkland, Samuel
pers0578.ocp my Son mentioned Wheelock, Rodulphus
pers0155.ocp David Fowler mentioned Fowler, David
pers0169.ocp M. r Mr. Phinebas Phineas Dodge mentioned Dodge, Phineas
pers0155.ocp David mentioned Fowler, David
pers0288.ocp Joseph Johnſon Johnson mentioned Johnson, Joseph
pers0292.ocp Gen. l Gen. Johnſon Johnson mentioned Johnson, William
pers0285.ocp Sir John mentioned John
pers1797.ocp ſpouse spouse mentioned Williams
pers0036.ocp Eleazar Wheelock writer Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0599.ocp Rev. d Rev. ſtephen Stephen Williams recipient Williams, Stephen
pers0599.ocp Rev. d Rev. M. r Mr. Stephen Williams recipient Williams, Stephen

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id Text in document Authorized Name
place0122.ocp Lebanon Lebanon
place0179.ocp Onoida Oneida Oneida
place0114.ocp Kanawaaohare Kanawalohale Kanawalohale
place0144.ocp Montauck Montauk Montauk
place0129.ocp Long Island Long Island
place0179.ocp old onoida Oneida Oneida
place0114.ocp Town Kanawalohale
place0070.ocp Europe Europe
place0001.ocp Albany Albany
place0178.ocp the Ohio Ohio River
place0219.ocp Springfield Springfield

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id Text in document Authorized Name
org0075.ocp onoidasOneidas Oneida Nation
org0063.ocp Mohegan Mohegan Tribe
org0024.ocp Episcopalians Church of England

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