Abraham Simon, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1775 August 13

Author Simon, Abraham[pers0487.ocp]

13 August 1775[1775-08-13]

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[note (type: abstract): Simon writes to Wheelock expressing his gratitude and telling of his experiences as a soldier working in a field hospital in Roxbury, Massachusetts.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is clear and legible.][note (type: paper): Large sheet folded into four pages is in poor condition, with heavy yellowing, creasing and wear that occasionally obscures text. Aging repair work is discolored and somewhat obscures text.][note (type: ink): Black ink is heavily faded in spots.][note (type: noteworthy): An editor, likely 19th-century, has added the note "Abm Simons Indian" to one verso, and “Indian Soldier at Roxbury Ms” to two verso.][note (type: layout): The first page of the letter is on one recto, but the second page of the letter is on two recto, not one verso.]
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as I have had and often been favoured with your [kindneſses | kindness]kindneſseskindness and good conduct towards me I think I should not Pay you the Gratitude that I owe you if I did not mention it in my writing [Tho | though]Thothough I do not think that ever I shall be able to Pay you or make returns for them  Sir I can [aſſure | assure]aſſureassure you [all tho | although]all thoalthough I did not mention them I have had them Still in my Mind [illegible][guess (ivys): as]as and as I have had some [Diſſopointments | disappointments]Diſſopointmentsdisappointments in the [word | world]wordworld and am some thing Poor all that I can do is to not forget them but remember them and hope and [wiſh | wish]wiſhwish for your We^[above] a^alth and [Proſſperity | prosperity]Proſſperityprosperity and I think ^[above] I^I do as far as I know [my ſelf | myself]my ſelfmyself both to you and your Family I want to come and [ſee | see]ſeesee you all but I cannot tell at [Preſent | present]Preſentpresent when I can [ſo | so]ſoso I [muſt | must]muſtmust [haſten | hasten]haſtenhasten and give my account where I have Lived since since Since
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Since I left Dartmouth[org0037.ocp] I was Round about [Laſt | last]Laſtlast Summer and Did not get much [untell | until]untelluntil Fowler[pers0018.ocp] went to Dartmouth[org0037.ocp] and then I took the School which h[gap: tear][guess (ivys): e]e left and kept it [till | 'til]till'til sometime ^[above] [gap: tear]^[gap: tear] April and then I [ſent | sent]ſentsent Down for my Money and I could not get it from the [Boſton | Boston]BoſtonBoston Board[org0011.ocp] [ſo | so]ſoso I was oblige to [brak[gap: tear][guess (ivys): e]e | break]brak[gap: tear][guess (ivys): e]ebreak [gap: tear]up School upon the Account the Indians wanted me to keep Longer but I thought it would not do Then [theſe | these]theſethese [Liſting | listing]Liſtinglisting [gap: tear][guess (ivys): or]orders came out and I was [ſo | so]ſoso [Foolliſh | foolish]Foolliſhfoolish as to [Inliſt | enlist]Inliſtenlist [myſelf | myself]myſelfmyself in the Service and am now [att | at]attat Roxbury[place0197.ocp] in one of the [Hoſpital | hospital]Hoſpitalhospital Taking Care of the Sick and very bad [gap: tear] but th[gap: tear][guess (ivys): ey]ey [ſeem | seem]ſeemseem to [Chuſe | choose]Chuſechoose me I nothing strange ^[above] [illegible]^[illegible] [illegible]ite only now and then we have had the [Bullits | bullets]Bullitsbullets and [Bums | bombs]Bumsbombs flying over our Heads and the Small Pox got [amongſt | amongst]amongſtamongst us sometime ago
I am your unworthy [Serv.t | servant]Serv.tservant Abraham Simon[pers0487.ocp]
From [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Abraham [Simons | Simon]SimonsSimon[pers0487.ocp] [Aug | August]AugAugust 13. 1775[1775-08-13]
To The [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. D.D Elea[gap: faded][guess (ivys): zar Wheelock]zar Wheelock[pers0036.ocp] [off | of]offof Dartmouth College[org0037.ocp]
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pers0018.ocp Fowler mentioned Fowler, Jacob
pers0487.ocp Abraham Simon writer Simon, Abraham
pers0487.ocp M r Mr. Abraham Simons Simon writer Simon, Abraham
pers0036.ocp Elea zar Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar

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place0197.ocp Roxbury Roxbury

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org0037.ocp Dartmouth Dartmouth College
org0011.ocp BoſtonBoston Board Boston Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge
org0037.ocp Dartmouth College Dartmouth College

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