Edward Deake, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 June 21

Author Deake, Edward[pers0161.ocp]

21 June 1768[1768-06-21]

ms number768371.2

[note (type: abstract): Deake writes that Hezekiah Calvin has returned home and is spreading stories of corruption and ill treatment at Wheelock’s school.][note (type: handwriting): Formal handwriting is clear and legible. The handwriting is the same as on 765566.1, 767115.1, 767351.1, 767552, 767559, 767562.2, 767630.2, 767660.2, and possibly 767231 and 767251.][note (type: paper): Large single sheet is in good condition, with light creasing, staining and wear. The edges appear to have been trimmed.][note (type: ink): Brown.][note (type: signature): The signature, repeated after the postscript, is abbreviated.]
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Dear [S:r | Sir]S:rSir
I now acquaint you that Hezekiah Calvin[pers0008.ocp] has been some time among [y.e | the]y.ethe Indians in this place, and does not Design to return to you any more, but is going to Newport[place0287.ocp] to get a [Paſsage | passage]Paſsagepassage to Philadelphia[place0186.ocp]. — Has also, given [Y.r | your]Y.ryour School[org0098.ocp] a bad [Charracter | character]Charractercharacter.— that you use [y.e | the]y.ethe Indians very hard in keeping of them to work, [& | and]&and not allowing them a proper [Privelidge | privilege]Privelidgeprivilege in [y.e | the]y.ethe School, — that you have took from him his Silver Watch, [& | and]&and [Shoe­buckels | shoe buckles]Shoe­buckelsshoe buckles with other things which his Father gave him, — that there is large [quantity's | quantities]quantity'squantities of Rice, [Coffe | coffee]Coffecoffee, [Flower | flour]Flowerflour [& | and]&and Sugars sent from [y.e | the]y.ethe corporation in Scot­land[org0096.ocp] to support [y.e | the]y.ethe Indians in your School[org0098.ocp], which you Sell, together with [y.e | the]y.ethe [Cloth's | clothes]Cloth'sclothes which are sent, [& | and]&and [Diot | diet]Diotdiet, [& | and]&and [Cloath | clothe]Cloathclothe them with That that's mean. — That [y.e | the]y.ethe best [Cloth's | clothes]Cloth'sclothes he has his Father gave him. — That Mary Secutor[pers0468.ocp], [& | and]&and Sarah Simon[pers0490.ocp] has been kept on close to work, as if they were your Slaves, [& | and]&and have had no [privelidge | privilege]privelidgeprivilege in [y.e | the]y.ethe School[org0098.ocp] † nor one Co^[above] p^pper [al­low'd | allowed]al­low'dallowed [ym | them]ymthem for their Labour. — That Mary[pers0468.ocp] [ask'd | asked]ask'dasked for a small [peice | piece]peicepiece of Cloth to make a [p.r | pair]p.rpair of Slippers, which you [wou'd | would]wou'dwould not allow her, — [twas | it was]twasit was [to | too]totoo good for Indians [&.c. | etc.]&.c.etc.. — That [Jeams | James]JeamsJames Simon[pers0669.ocp] is to be Bound to a Farmer. — That you wont give no more of [y.e | the]y.ethe Indians more learning than to Read, [& | and]&and Write['twill | it will]'twillit will make them Impudent; for which they are all about to leave you. — So [y.t | that]y.tthat [ye | the]yethe Indians are ready to conclude, that their Fellow-Indians will never receive any great Bene­fit of [y.e | the]y.ethe Large sums of Money contributed by good People, to promote so good a Cause. ^[left] †Since last Fall,^†Since last Fall,
From, [ſ.r | Sir]ſ.rSir your [Hum.l | humble]Hum.lhumble [Serv.t | servant]Serv.tservant [Edw.d | Edward]Edw.dEdward Deake[pers0161.ocp]
P.S. The above has not [enter'd | entered]enter'dentered my Heart as Truth.
I write in [hast | haste]hasthaste, Hope you'll excuse me. [E. | Edward]E.Edward Deake[pers0161.ocp].
[M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [Edw.d | Edward]Edw.dEdward Deake[pers0161.ocp]s June 21. 1768[1768-06-21]
To the [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. [D.r | Dr.]D.rDr. Eleazar Wheelock[pers0036.ocp] in Lebanon[place0122.ocp]
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People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0008.ocp Hezekiah Calvin mentioned Calvin, Hezekiah
pers0468.ocp Mary Secutor mentioned Secutor, Mary
pers0490.ocp Sarah Simon mentioned Simon, Sarah
pers0468.ocp Mary mentioned Secutor, Mary
pers0669.ocp Jeams James Simon mentioned Simon, James
pers0161.ocp Edw. d Edward Deake writer Deake, Edward
pers0161.ocp E. Edward Deake writer Deake, Edward
pers0036.ocp Eleazar Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar

Places identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
place0031.ocp Charlestown Charlestown
place0287.ocp Newport Newport
place0186.ocp Philadelphia Philadelphia
place0122.ocp Lebanon Lebanon

Organizations identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
org0098.ocp School Moor’s Indian Charity School
org0096.ocp y.ethe corporation in Scot­land Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

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1768-06-21 21. of June AD. 1768
1768-06-21 June 21. 1768

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