Aaron Occom, letter, to Joseph Johnson, 1768 November 9

Author Occom, Aaron[pers0026.ocp]

9 November 1768[1768-11-09]

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[note (type: abstract): Aaron Occom responds to Johnson’s letter about possibly going to sea, and reports on the health of Johnson’s relatives in Mohegan.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is small, but largely clear and legible. The trailer is in an unknown hand.][note (type: paper): Small, square sheet is in good condition, with light creasing, staining and wear.][note (type: ink): Black-brown.][note (type: noteworthy): The identities of Johnson's unnamed aunt, uncle and sister are uncertain and so they have been left untagged.]
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Dear Sir
I have,[illegible] opportunity to inform you that I am well at [Preſſent | present]Preſſentpresent, and am hoping that you do [in joy | enjoy]in joyenjoy a good [ſtate | state]ſtatestate of [helth | health]helthhealth, Sir, I [reſeavd | received]reſeavdreceived a [Leatter | letter]Leatterletter from you [tother' | the other]tother'the other day, in wh[illegible] wh[illegible] I which I do thank you for your [Cindneſs | kindness]Cindneſskindness, you [rote | wrote]rotewrote [Somthin^[below] g^g | something]Somthin^[below] g^gsomething about going to Sea, I [Cant | can't]Cantcan't tell you [juſtly | justly]juſtlyjustly how the [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): [Popte | people]Poptepeople][Popte | people]Poptepeople are, [Som | some]Somsome are good [Neaterd | natured]Neaterdnatured and [Som | some]Somsome [ar | are]arare not, but in [hoal | whole]hoalwhole it [iſ | is]iſis [prety | pretty]pretypretty good [biſneſs | business]biſneſsbusiness, [& | etc.]&etc. [& | etc.]&etc.
and So I my [muſt | must]muſtmust end for the [preſſ^[above] ent^ent | pres^[above] ent^ent]preſſ^[above] ent^entpres^[above] ent^ent I hope I Shall See you fore long and then I will tell you more about [et | it]etit, [& | etc.]&etc.
I am Still your [trew | true]trewtrue [freind | friend]freindfriend. [A. | Aaron]A.Aaron [O. | Occom]O.Occom[pers0026.ocp]
your uncle [iſ | is]iſis well and your [ante | aunt]anteaunt, and your [Siſter | sister]Siſtersister [iſ | is]iſis well and She [iſ | is]iſis [illegible]here at Mohegan[place0143.ocp]——
Aaron Occom[pers0026.ocp]'s to [J. | Joseph]J.Joseph Johnson[pers0288.ocp] [Novm | November]NovmNovember 9. 1768[1768-11-09]
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id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0026.ocp A. Aaron O. Occom writer Occom, Aaron
pers0026.ocp Aaron Occom writer Occom, Aaron
pers0288.ocp J. Joseph Johnson recipient Johnson, Joseph

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place0143.ocp Mohegan Mohegan

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1768-11-09 November 9th9th 1768
1768-11-09 NovmNovember 9. 1768

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A. Aaron
O. Occom
J. Joseph
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