Aaron Kinne, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 June 23

Author Kinne, Aaron[pers0308.ocp]

23 June 1768[1768-06-23]

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[note (type: abstract): Kinne writes that the Oneidas have agreed to his proposal for a more permanent ministry.][note (type: handwriting): Formal handwriting is clear and legible. The trailer on one recto is in an unknown hand.][note (type: paper): Single large sheet is in good condition, with light staining, creasing and wear.][note (type: ink): Brown-black.]
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[Hon..d D..r | Honoured Doctor]Hon..d D..rHonoured Doctor
When I wrote last had ob‐ tained an Interpreter [& | and]&and was returning Home— Tuesday went to [O. | Old]O.Old [Onida | Oneida]OnidaOneida[place0179.ocp]—a Council was [calld | called]calldcalled Chiefs met — made a speech to them in which desired [illegible]their Mind about receiveing the Gospel— if they [conſented | consented]conſentedconsented, [offer'd | offered]offer'doffered to preach once a week— And to [satiſfy | satisfy]satiſfysatisfy [myſelf | myself]myſelfmyself of their Sincerity [& | and]&and Friend ship, [enquired | inquired]enquiredinquired what they should think about having a Minister tarry with them in a more steady way — telling them 'twas of great impor‐ tance that the [D.r | Doctor]D.rDoctor[pers0036.ocp] Should fully know their dis position about the Gospel — that was going to send directly to [N England | New England]N EnglandNew England[place0158.ocp] [& | and]&and give an account of what they said— But some of the House being absent— refused an Answer — said in the Evening they would all be at Home, when they would consi der what had been laid before them — [& | and]&and send an ans‐ wer the next Morning—
Yesterday a [Meſsenger | messenger]Meſsengermessenger came with the Result of the Council — said they were willing [& | and]&and desirous of
[left] From [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Aaron Kinne[pers0308.ocp] June 23. 1768[1768-06-23]
From [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Aaron Kinne[pers0308.ocp] June 23. 1768[1768-06-23]
once a Week— should be glad of a Minister to tarry with them but had not Provision — the Council determined further to consider that Matter — I told thim if they [tho't | thought]tho'tthought one was coming to live with them they did not understand me — all I wanted was to know their mind fully — [tho' | though]tho'though, if they were engaged [& | and]&and behaved well, 'twas likely they would be considered — [To day | Today]To dayToday he came with Yesterday's Result — they [& | and]&and this Castle[place0114.ocp] were one — they had young [Perſons | persons]Perſonspersons that would get drunk [& | and]&and then they would abuse the Mindister — upon the whole if they could have preaching once ^[above] a week^a week they would be [sa‐ tiſfy'd | sa‐tisfied]sa‐ tiſfy'dsa‐tisfied [& | and]&and thankful — The Chiefs of the Tribes are to Meet at [S.r | Sir]S.rSir William[pers0292.ocp]'s in about a Month — the [Onondagaes | Onondagas]OnondagaesOnondagas[org0078.ocp] are [determin'd | determined]determin'ddetermined not to give an Answer to their offer till then — [& | and]&and then in the presence of all — William[pers0672.ocp] has been to Canase‐ raga[place0025.ocp] — to bring a Child designed for the school — the Mother said 'twas too Young — would keep it till sp[gap: blotted_out][guess (h-dawnd): ri]ring, [& | and]&and send it then — Desiring the Enlargement of the Redeemer's Kingdom among the Heathen — [& | and]&and praying that the School may be succeeded [& | and]&and [bleſs'd | blessed]bleſs'dblessed to that End, am,
[Hon,,d Doct.r | Honoured Doctor]Hon,,d Doct.rHonoured Doctor, Your most obedient [& | and]&and humble Servant, Aaron Kinne[pers0308.ocp]. ^[bottom] [Rev..d | Rev.]Rev..dRev. [D.r | Dr.]D.rDr. Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]^[Rev..d | Rev.]Rev..dRev. [D.r | Dr.]D.rDr. Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]
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id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0036.ocp D. r Doctor recipient Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0308.ocp Aaron Kinne writer Kinne, Aaron
pers0292.ocp S. r Sir William mentioned Johnson, William
pers0672.ocp William mentioned William
pers0036.ocp D. r Dr. Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar

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place0114.ocp Canawarohare Kanawalohale Kanawalohale
place0179.ocp O. Old Onida Oneida Oneida
place0158.ocp N England New England New England
place0114.ocp this Castle Kanawalohale
place0025.ocp Canase‐ raga Canaseraga

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org0078.ocp OnondagaesOnondagas Onondaga Nation

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1768-06-23 June 23 1768
1768-06-23 June 23. 1768

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