Samuel Ashpo, confession, 1742 February 12


[note (type: abstract): Ashpo confesses to forsaking the rules of Christian marriage by taking another wife after discovering that his first wife has been unfaithful.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is somewhat informal yet clear and legible.][note (type: paper): Single small sheet is in good condition, with light staining, creasing and wear.][note (type: ink): Black-brown.]
The [Confeſsion | confession]Confeſsionconfession of [Samll | Samuel]SamllSamuel [Aſhbo | Ashpo]AſhboAshpo[pers0002.ocp] of Mohegan[place0143.ocp]
[Sometime | Some time]SometimeSome time Ago I went to Sea and was Gone 14 months When I Came  home I [underſtood | understood]underſtoodunderstood by Common [Publick | public]Publickpublic Report which had [Gaind | gained]Gaindgained   Credit with Many and So far a I know a General [beleif | belief]beleifbelief [yt | the]ytthe my  wife[pers1794.ocp] had before Sufficient Evidence been Guilty of [Groſs | gross]Groſsgross [adultry | adultery]adultryadultery   In my [abſence | absence]abſenceabsence [& | and]&and [yt | that]ytthat She had for [Sometime | some time]Sometimesome time accompanied [& | and]&and [traveld | traveled]traveldtraveled   about [ye | the]yethe Country with the Man She had been thus Guilty with  [& | and]&and that She was [publiſhd | published]publiſhdpublished to him — I Waited Some [Conſiderable | considerable]Conſiderableconsiderable  time to See if She [wod | would]wodwould not [Came | come]Camecome [& | and]&and make an [acknoledgment | acknowledgement]acknoledgmentacknowledgement   to me, [& | and]&and [aſk | ask]aſkask my [forgiveneſs | forgiveness]forgiveneſsforgiveness but She Did not Come than I took  another Wife after the Indian Manner—^[above] a few Days after she was married^a few Days after she was married but Since I was  married I am Convinced [yt | that]ytthat what I have Done was Evil in the  Sight of God and have been very Sorry
1. [yt | that]ytthat I Cast her off [with out | without]with outwithout a trial of the Case [& | and]&and proving the fact  [againſt | against]againſtagainst her
2. in that Seeing She [gap: blotted_out] Did not Come to me [yt | that]ytthat I Did not go  to her [& | and]&and use Endeavours to Convince her of her [ſin | sin]ſinsin
3. I am [ſorry | sorry]ſorrysorry [yt | that]ytthat I was married in [ ye | the] yethe old Indian [Moode | mode]Moodemode [& | and]&and not in  a [Chriſtian | Christian]ChriſtianChristian manner— and Whereas I was under [ſome | some]ſomesome [ſmall | small]ſmallsmall Concern  [& | and]&and had Set up [ye | the]yethe form of Religion in my family before I was mar‐ ‐ried [& | and]&and Such a procedure being So Contrary to the Laws [& | and]&and Rules  of Jesus [Chriſt | Christ]ChriſtChrist I am afraid it has been [& | and]&and will yet be unproved  much to the [Diſhonour | dishonour]Diſhonourdishonour of God [& | and]&and Prejudice of Religion. Which  I have a Great [Deſire | desire]Deſiredesire So far as in me Lies to prevent but at  [preſent | present]preſentpresent know not how better than by [Confeſsing | confessing]Confeſsingconfessing of it in the most  open manner to God [& | and]&and man [& | and]&and [aſking | asking]aſkingasking pardon and [forgiveneſs | forgiveness]forgiveneſsforgiveness of  all which I heartily do. [& | and]&and [Reſolve | resolve]Reſolveresolve by the help of Divine Grace  to Live Devoted to God and act in all [Reſpects | respects]Reſpectsrespects according to the Laws  of Jesus [Chriſt | Christ]ChriſtChrist for time to Come
[ſamuell | Samuel]ſamuellSamuel [Aſhpo | Ashpo]AſhpoAshpo[pers0002.ocp]
Lebanon[place0122.ocp]  [Feby | February]FebyFebruary 12. AD. 1742, 3[1742-02-12].
[Samll | Samuel]SamllSamuel Ashpo[pers0002.ocp]'s [Confeſsion | Confession]ConfeſsionConfession  AD 1742, 3[1742].
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pers0002.ocp Sam ll Samuel Aſhbo Ashpo writer Ashpo, Samuel
pers1794.ocp wife mentioned Ashpo, Hannah (née Mamnack)
pers0002.ocp ſamuell Samuel Aſhpo Ashpo writer Ashpo, Samuel
pers0002.ocp Sam ll Samuel Ashpo writer Ashpo, Samuel

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place0143.ocp Mohegan Mohegan
place0122.ocp Lebanon Lebanon

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