Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Smith, 1761 September 15


[note (type: abstract): Wheelock writes of Occom’s mission to the Oneidas, of the preparations of Samuel Kirtland for mission work, and of the general progress of the charity school. In a postscript, Wheelock states that Occom was educated entirely by him, and not at college.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is relatively clear and tidy, with some deletions and additions.][note (type: paper): Large sheet folded in half to make four pages is silked along horizontal creases; there is some wear at edges.][note (type: ink): Heavy and blotchy in spots.][note (type: noteworthy): On one recto, second paragraph, the "three Mohawke lads" are Joseph Brant, Negyes, and Center. On one verso, second paragraph, one of the Delaware girls is Miriam Storrs; in the same paragraph "...one of the Girls which I have been so long expecting..." is likely Amy Johnson. On one verso, fourth paragraph, the two Delawares are Joseph Woolley and Hezekiah Calvin. Some contents are similar to those of 761404. Wheelock discusses the belief that Indians are the "10 Tribes of the House of Israel." In the trailer on 2 verso, the date is written as September 13, not 15.]

EventsBuilding of Occom’s house

  Much [Reſpected | respected]Reſpectedrespected and [Hon.d | Honoured]Hon.dHonoured Sir. 
My Affairs have [ſo | so]ſoso crowded me that I [han't | haven't]han'thaven't  found [Leiſure | leisure]Leiſureleisure to write you of the State of this Indian School[org0098.ocp], as  ^[above] you [deſired | desired]deſireddesired [& | and]&and ^you [deſired | desired]deſireddesired [& | and]&and I [deſign'd | designed]deſign'ddesigned when I had the [Pleaſure | pleasure]Pleaſurepleasure you gave me at your House  [laſt | last]laſtlast Spring. nor can I now more than gratify you with a few  Hints; in Hopes I may have More [Leiſure | leisure]Leiſureleisure by [& | and]&and by [gap: tear] or perhaps  the opportunity to wait upon you at your own House [gap: tear][guess (h-dawnd): a]again be ­fore winter.
[M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Occom[pers0030.ocp], in [Conſequence | consequence]Conſequenceconsequence of the Appointment which I [in­ form'd | in formed]in­ form'din formed you of, [ſat | set]ſatset out on his long journey to the [ſix | Six]ſixSix Nations[org0090.ocp], on  the [10th | 10th]10th10th of June[1761-06-10] [laſt | last]laſtlast, (accompanied by David[pers0155.ocp] the youth who  was with me at your House [laſt | last]laſtlast Spring) by the way of New­  ­York[place0308.ocp], where he tarried [ſeveral | several]ſeveralseveral Days, [& | and]&and [preach'd | preached]preach'dpreached in [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [Boſtwic^[above] k^k | Bostwick]Boſtwic^[above] k^kBostwick[pers0089.ocp]  Meeting House to an [Aſsembly | assembly]Aſsemblyassembly [vaſtly | vastly]vaſtlyvastly Numerous; at which  was collected £ 70. for his use. And the Evening following at the  [Baptiſt's | Baptist's]Baptiſt'sBaptist's Meeting House £ 13. their [Currancy | currency]Currancycurrency: And received  the [fulleſt | fullest]fulleſtfullest Recommendations from the principle Gentlemen  in the City. I have [ſince | since]ſincesince received a Letter from him Dated  German Flatts[place0084.ocp]. July 7.[1761-07-07] Informing [y.t | that]y.tthat he had met with un­ common [Kindneſs | kindness]Kindneſskindness, [& | and]&and [Reſpect | respect]Reſpectrespect every where. And that [Genl | Gen.]GenlGen.  [Amherſt | Amherst]AmherſtAmherst[pers0055.ocp] had given him the [Strongeſt | strongest]Strongeſtstrongest [Paſs | pass]Paſspass, [& | and]&and [Recom̅endati ­on | recommendati ­on]Recom̅endati ­onrecommendati ­on to all his Officers, [&c | etc.]&cetc.. And also that [Gen.l | Gen.]Gen.lGen. [Johnſson | Johnson]JohnſsonJohnson[pers0292.ocp], who  was there on his way to the Detroit[place0060.ocp], with [Preſents | presents]Preſentspresents to the Indians  had [promiſed | promised]promiſedpromised him his [Aſsiſtance | assistance]Aſsiſtanceassistance, and [design'd | designed]design'ddesigned the next Day  to introduce him to the Oneida Nation[org0075.ocp]. I have also of  the Same Date and from the Same Place, a Letter from  [Genl | Gen.]GenlGen. [Johnſon | Johnson]JohnſonJohnson[pers0292.ocp], which came by the Hands of Three [Mohawke | Mohawk]MohawkeMohawk[org0062.ocp]  Lads two of [illegible] which were Sent by the [Gen.l | Gen.]Gen.lGen.[pers0292.ocp] to this School[org0098.ocp] in  [Complyance | compliance]Complyancecompliance illegible with my [deſire | desire]deſiredesire by Letter to him that he would  [ſend | send]ſendsend me [ſix | six]ſixsix [promiſing | promising]promiſingpromising Youth of those Nations. Three to  be [ſupported | supported]ſupportedsupported by the [Hon.le | Honourable]Hon.leHonourable [Scotiſh | Scottish]ScotiſhScottish [Com̅iſs.rs | Commissioners]Com̅iſs.rsCommissioners[org0011.ocp], And the  other Three I venture to take in Addition to the [ſix | six]ſixsix which  I had before to be the Subjects of Such Charities, as God  [ſhall | shall]ſhallshall [diſpose | dispose]diſposedispose the Hearts of his People to [beſtow | bestow]beſtowbestow upon this  [occaſion | occasion]occaſionoccasion. And the [Gen.l | Gen.]Gen.lGen.[pers0292.ocp] informs me, he hopes, as he [paſses | passes]paſsespasses  [thro' | through]thro'through the Other Nations on his Way, he [ſhall | shall]ſhallshall be able to [ſend | send]ſendsend  me 3. or 4. more [ſo | so]ſoso as to [compleat | complete]compleatcomplete the Number which I wrote  for. And I am now daily Expecting them here.
When these came I was much at a [loſs | loss]loſsloss what might be his  End in coming, who was not recommended by the [Gen.l | Gen.]Gen.lGen.[pers0292.ocp]; but  [ſince | since]ſincesince we have learnt to [underſtand | understand]underſtandunderstand them a little better, I am  fully [perſuaded | persuaded]perſuadedpersuaded the [Caſe | case]Caſecase was thus. After the [Gen.l | Gen.]Gen.lGen.[pers0292.ocp] had [ſent | sent]ſentsent away  those two, the Other [underſtanding | understanding]underſtandingunderstanding their [Deſign | design]Deſigndesign, and being [deſi­ rous | desi rous]deſi­ rousdesi rous of Learning as well as they, went after the [Gen.l | Gen.]Gen.lGen.[pers0292.ocp], but he  now got too far on his way to be overtaken, where upon he con­ cluded to run the venture of coming without Recommendation
They all behave very well hitherto. And it is quite [agreable | agreeable]agreableagreeable   to [ſee | see]ſeesee them with the [reſt | rest]reſtrest Generally [ſo | so]ſoso well [ingaged | engaged]ingagedengaged in their [ſtudies | studies]ſtudiesstudies.
[tho' | though]tho'though
[Tho' | though]Tho'though one without Experience can well conceive the Difficulty  there is in Educating them.
David[pers0155.ocp] is not yet [return'd | returned]return'dreturned nor do I expect him ['till | 'til]'till'til those other  [Ladds | lads]Laddslads come, if before [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Occom[pers0030.ocp] returns from his [Miſsion | mission]Miſsionmission.  But one of the Girls which I have been [ſo | so]ſoso long expecting is yet  come. [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Brainerd[pers0004.ocp] wrote me in the Spring that those expected  from Delaware[place0059.ocp], had been detained by [Sickneſs | sickness]Sickneſssickness, and one was then  not likely to recover, however that I might expect two by the  [Firſt | first]Firſtfirst [Veſsel | vessel]Veſselvessel.
[M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Kirtland[pers0942.ocp]'s Son[pers0315.ocp], a [Charity­Schollar | charity­scholar]Charity­Schollarcharity­scholar, and [promiſing | promising]promiſingpromising Youth,  who is now at this School[org0098.ocp] fitting for a [Miſsion | mission]Miſsionmission, is learning the  [Mohawke | Mohawk]MohawkeMohawk[org0062.ocp] Language of the Boys, as fast as he can under the  [Diſadvantage | disadvantage]Diſadvantagedisadvantage of having no Books, nor Interpreter to help  him. And So are also [ſeveral | several]ſeveralseveral of the Indian Boys.
I here [ſend | send]ſendsend you [incloſed | enclosed]incloſedenclosed a [Speciman | specimen]Specimanspecimen of the writing of my two  Delawares[org0038.ocp], and I doubt not you would be much [pleaſed | pleased]pleaſedpleased to  hear them read [Lattin | Latin]LattinLatin [& | and]&and Greek.
As to those Signatures [& | and]&and Traces of [Judaiſm | Judaism]JudaiſmJudaism which have [in­ clin'd | in­ clined]in­ clin'din­ clined me to believe our American Indians to be the 10 Tribes  of the House of Israel, ^[above] I am not in a Capacity to [ſet | set]ſetset [ym | them]ymthem in [ſuch | such]ſuchsuch a Light as I hope I may be^I am not in a Capacity to [ſet | set]ſetset [ym | them]ymthem in [ſuch | such]ſuchsuch a Light as I hope I may be. [ſeveral | several]ſeveralseveral of which them we [diſcourſd | discoursed]diſcourſddiscoursed of, [ſuch | such]ſuchsuch  as Their Languages being generally Guttural, [& | and]&and Abounding in prefixes  [& | and]&and Suffixes [agreable | agreeable]agreableagreeable to the Hebrew. Their use of [y.e | the]y.ethe word Higgai­ nan in their Singing, which I [ſuſpect | suspect]ſuſpectsuspect to be the Same with Higgaion  used by the Sweet Singer of Israel Their Sacrifices, [eſpecially | especially]eſpeciallyespecially  of the pascal Lamb. (for want of which they use a [Faun | fawn]Faunfawn) [ſo | so]ſoso [agrea­ ble | agreea­ ble]agrea­ bleagreea­ ble to the Mosaic Rites. Their cutting out the Hollow of the Thigh  when they can give no [Reaſon | reason]Reaſonreason for it but Tradition, and [ſay | say]ſaysay that  all good Indians have done [ſo | so]ſoso, which I had from an old man  of good credit who was in his youth a Mighty Hunter among  them. Their Avenging [Murther | murder]Murthermurder by the [neareſt | nearest]neareſtnearest of kin. Their Se­ paration of their Women for [uncleaneſs | uncleanness]uncleaneſsuncleanness. [& | and]&and their Purification [&c | etc.]&cetc.   There Is, [beſides | besides]beſidesbesides These, and many Such like, one which I dont rem­ ember to have [diſcourſed | discoursed]diſcourſeddiscoursed with you of, and which is with me as  weighty as [almoſt | almost]almoſtalmost any I have heard, and which I [ſhould | should]ſhouldshould be glad of  your Thoughts upon. I had it from that dear man of God the  [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. David Brainerd[pers0003.ocp] a little before his Death. and perhaps the  [Diſcovery | discovery]Diſcoverydiscovery never was So fully made by any other. He gave it me  a little before his Death, as he had it from one of their [Powows | powwows]Powowspowwows, then  lately converted to [chriſtianity | Christianity]chriſtianityChristianity under his [Minſtry | ministry]Minſtryministry among them.  He told me that the [ſpirit | spirit]ſpiritspirit which their [Powows | powwows]Powowspowwows are at certain Times  under the Influence [Inſpired | inspired]Inſpiredinspired with, [& | and]&and under the Influence of, and which  makes them So much the fear [& | and]&and Dread of the Indians, was as exact  an Imitation of a Spirit of [Propheſy | prophesy]Propheſyprophesy as he could conceive the  Devil capable of. that they were Seers and could See the Hearts  Thoughts, Purposes, [& | and]&and Intentions of others they were concerned with, as  plain as one could [ſee | see]ſeesee an opaque Body in a [tranſparent | transparent]tranſparenttransparent [Glaſs | glass]Glaſsglass, they  would charge men with what they had done in Secret [& | and]&and make  them own it. and pretend to 'tell Fatuities, viz. what [ſucceſs | success]ſucceſssuccess the  Enquirers would have in Hunting or War, in which [Caſe | case]Caſecase they [illegible] are  were much used. (and [illegible] ^[above] perhaps^perhaps could 'tell as much as the Devil  Knew in these [Caſes | cases]Caſescases) and when the Spirit was gone from them they  were but as other men.
Now when I [conſider | consider]conſiderconsider how [y.e | the]y.ethe false Spirit has all along imitated [y.e | the]y.ethe  Time and the great advantage he has thereby made to get [ye | the]yethe [ſubjects | subjects]ſubjectssubjects  of it fast in his Snare. and what advantage he may be [Supposd | supposed]Supposdsupposed to  have got of [ye | the]yethe 10 Tribes in this way, after [ye | the]yethe Time [ſince | since]ſincesince of [Prophiſie | prophecy]Prophiſieprophecy
was wholly [Loſt | lost]Loſtlost among them, and not only a [Sp.t | spirit]Sp.tspirit of [Prophiſie | prophecy]Prophiſieprophecy  but humane Literature with it. I cant but think there is weight  in it.
as to what has been [ſaid | said]ſaidsaid by Some [y.t | that]y.tthat the Names of Several  Animals ^[above] in their Language^in their Language are [ye | the]yethe very Same with the Hebrew: perhaps when we are  able to Send [Miſsionaries | missionaries]Miſsionariesmissionaries among them who are well [inſtructed | instructed]inſtructedinstructed in the  Hebrew Tongue we may be [furniſhed | furnished]furniſhedfurnished with [ye | the]yethe [fulleſt | fullest]fulleſtfullest Evidence from  that Quarter. I hope my dear Little Jacob[pers0040.ocp], who is now just  out of his [2.d | 2nd]2.d2nd Year at New [Jerſie | Jersey]JerſieJersey College[org0067.ocp], and is one of [y.e | the]y.ethe Delaware  Tribe[org0038.ocp], may be the very man to oblige us with [ſome | some]ſomesome new [Diſcove­ ries | discove­ ries]Diſcove­ riesdiscove­ ries of the Nature.
The getting exact Information of these things, and Setting them  in a true and proper Light will require Time and Pains.
I have lately been (I cant Say [diſagreably | disagreeably]diſagreablydisagreeably) [amaſed | amazed]amaſedamazed with a Letter  from [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Emrie[pers0184.ocp] to [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. John [Erſkine | Erskine]ErſkineErskine[pers0185.ocp] in Scotland[place0203.ocp], in [manuſcript | manuscript]manuſcriptmanuscript  wherein he Supposes he has fully proved from the word of God [yt | that]ytthat  The Indians in North America are the 10 Tribes of the House of  Israel, were [baniſshed | banished]baniſshedbanished ^[above] hither^hither into the [Wilderneſs | wilderness]Wilderneſswilderness of the Peoples, and their  [origional | original]origionaloriginal [conceald | concealed]concealdconcealed under enigmatical [Propheſies | prophesies]Propheſiesprophesies, that they  might not be [recond | reckoned]recondreckoned among the Nations, ['till | 'til]'till'til Now the Time  of their Deliverance is at Hand. I have only had [y.e | the]y.ethe Favour.  of a [curſory | cursory]curſorycursory reading of it, I apprehend there is a great deal of  [Insenuity | insinuity]Insenuityinsinuity in what he has wrote if nothing more. —
I was much encouraged in the [Proſecution | prosecution]Proſecutionprosecution of this grand  Affair by what I met with at [Boſton | Boston]BoſtonBoston[place0013.ocp] [laſt | last]laſtlast Spring, [perticular­ ly | particular­ ly]perticular­ lyparticular­ ly the generous and [Seaſonable | seasonable]Seaſonableseasonable [Bequeſt | bequest]Bequeſtbequest, of that truly noble  Lord the Marquess of [Lothain | Lothian]LothainLothian [pers0355.ocp], and others. which I [look'd | looked]look'dlooked  upon as an Answer to Prayer, and was [encouragd | encouraged]encouragdencouraged thereby  to enlarge the Number of My [Schollars | scholars]Schollarsscholars, And hope I [ſhall | shall]ſhallshall  find what has been done to have been but an [Earniſt | earnest]Earniſtearnest of  greater Supplies as they Shall be needed.
I doubt not, my dear Sir, Your are ready to do any  thing in Your Power to promote it. And I [truſt | trust]truſttrust among  the many [Expreſsions | expressions]Expreſsionsexpressions of ^[above] your^your unmerited [Kindneſs | kindness]Kindneſskindness you will not  fail to remember in your devoutest Hours. him, who is  with [moſt | most]moſtmost [ſincere | sincere]ſinceresincere [Reſpect | respect]Reſpectrespect, Sir.
Your [moſt | most]moſtmost Obliged Friend   and Humble [ſervant | servant]ſervantservant [Eleaz.r | Eleazar]Eleaz.rEleazar Wheelock[pers0036.ocp] 
[M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. John Smith[pers0497.ocp]  ^[left] John Smith[pers0497.ocp] [Sepr | September]SeprSeptember 1761[1761-09]^John Smith[pers0497.ocp] [Sepr | September]SeprSeptember 1761[1761-09]   
My Dear [& | and]&and [Hon'd | Honoured]Hon'dHonoured Sir. 
not [knowg | knowing]knowgknowing [w.t | what]w.twhat [Improvemt | improvement]Improvemtimprovement You may  think fit to make of the [incloſd | enclosed]incloſdenclosed, (as I [ſubmitt | submit]ſubmittsubmit  to your own [Judgment | judgement]Judgmentjudgement to [ſend | send]ſendsend it to your [Corriſ­ pondent | corres­ pondent]Corriſ­ pondentcorres­ pondent if you [pleaſe | please]pleaſeplease) I [tho't | thought]tho'tthought proper to im­ prove this Cover to Acknowledge the [moſt | most]moſtmost  generous [Expreſsions | expressions]Expreſsionsexpressions of your [Reſpect | respect]Reſpectrespect to me  and this Indian Affair in Yours of July 23. 1761[1761-07-23]  and the Copy of yours to your [Freind | friend]Freindfriend [&c | etc.]&cetc.   and Rectify a little [miſtake | mistake]miſtakemistake or two in your  [acco.t | account]acco.taccount to him. viz. [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Occom[pers0030.ocp] never lived at  College. he had all [ye | the]yethe Learning which he had  of me and my [ſon | son]ſonson in Law, who took my [ſchool | school]ſchoolschool  when he came out of College and kept it one  year at Hebron[place0099.ocp], Also the Number of  Charity Indian [ſchollars | scholars]ſchollarsscholars [illegible] when I was at your  house was [ſix | six]ſixsix. [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Emrie[pers0184.ocp]s [Lett.r | letter]Lett.rletter [mentiond | mentioned]mentiondmentioned  in the [incloſd | enclosed]incloſdenclosed I had by [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [Wm | William]WmWilliam [Hyſlop | Hyslop]HyſlopHyslop[pers0274.ocp]'s  procurement [& | and]&and I pray you would give him  opportunity to read the [incloſd | enclosed]incloſdenclosed perhaps  there may be [ſomething | something]ſomethingsomething here useful to him  and which he has not yet received from  me. I am with [moſt | most]moſtmost sincere [Reſpect | respect]Reſpectrespect  to you [& | and]&and [Madm | Madam]MadmMadam[pers0502.ocp] 
your unworthy [Br | brother]Brbrother   [& | and]&and [hum.le | humble]hum.lehumble [ſervt | servant]ſervtservant  [Eleazr | Eleazar]EleazrEleazar Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]
[Mr | Mr.]MrMr. John [ſmith | Smith]ſmithSmith[pers0497.ocp]   
[left] [Lett.r | letter]Lett.rletter to [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. John Smith[pers0497.ocp]  Boston[place0013.ocp].J [Sept. | September]Sept.September 13.  1761[1761-09-15]
[Lett.r | letter]Lett.rletter to [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. John Smith[pers0497.ocp]  Boston[place0013.ocp].J [Sept. | September]Sept.September 13.  1761[1761-09-15]
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People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0030.ocp M. r Mr. Occom mentioned Occom, Samson
pers0155.ocp David mentioned Fowler, David
pers0089.ocp M. r Mr. Boſtwic k Bostwick mentioned Bostwick, David
pers0055.ocp Gen l Gen. Amherſt Amherst mentioned Amherst, Jeffery
pers0292.ocp Gen. l Gen. Johnſson Johnson mentioned Johnson, William
pers0292.ocp Gen l Gen. Johnſon Johnson mentioned Johnson, William
pers0292.ocp Gen. l Gen. mentioned Johnson, William
pers0292.ocp the Gen. l Gen. mentioned Johnson, William
pers0004.ocp M. r Mr. Brainerd mentioned Brainerd, John
pers0942.ocp M. r Mr. Kirtland mentioned Kirtland, Daniel
pers0315.ocp Son mentioned Kirkland, Samuel
pers0003.ocp David Brainerd mentioned Brainerd, David
pers0040.ocp Jacob mentioned Woolley, Jacob
pers0184.ocp M. r Mr. Emrie mentioned Emrie
pers0185.ocp John Erſkine Erskine mentioned Erskine, John
pers0355.ocp Marquess of Lothain Lothian mentioned Kerr, William
pers0036.ocp Eleaz. r Eleazar Wheelock writer Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0497.ocp John Smith recipient Smith, John
pers0274.ocp W m William Hyſlop Hyslop mentioned Hyslop, William
pers0502.ocp Mad m Madam mentioned Smith, Mercy (née Bridgham)
pers0036.ocp Eleaz r Eleazar Wheelock writer Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0497.ocp John ſmith Smith recipient Smith, John

Places identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
place0122.ocp Lebanon Lebanon
place0308.ocp New­ ­York New York City
place0084.ocp German Flatts German Flatts
place0060.ocp the Detroit Detroit
place0059.ocp Delaware Delaware
place0203.ocp Scotland Scotland
place0013.ocp Boſton Boston Boston
place0122.ocp Leb. n Lebanon Lebanon
place0099.ocp Hebron Hebron
place0013.ocp Boston Boston

Organizations identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
org0098.ocp this Indian School Moor’s Indian Charity School
org0090.ocp ſixSix Nations Six Nations
org0075.ocp Oneida Nation Oneida Nation
org0062.ocp MohawkeMohawk Mohawk Nation
org0098.ocp this School Moor’s Indian Charity School
org0011.ocp Hon.leHonourable ScotiſhScottish Com̅iſs.rsCommissioners Boston Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge
org0038.ocp Delawares Delaware Tribe
org0067.ocp New JerſieJersey College Princeton University
org0038.ocp Delaware Tribe Delaware Tribe

Dates identified in this document:

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1761-09-15 Sept.rSeptember 15.1761.
1761-06-10 10th10th of June
1761-07-07 July 7.
1761-09 SeprSeptember 1761
1761-09-15 15 Sept.rSeptember 1761.
1761-07-23 July 23. 1761
1761-09-15 Sept.September 13. 1761

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variation 'till 'til
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modernization Miſsion mission
modernization Sickneſs sickness
modernization Firſt first
modernization Veſsel vessel
variation Charity­Schollar charity­scholar
modernization Diſadvantage disadvantage
variation incloſed enclosed
variation Speciman specimen
modernization pleaſed pleased
variation Lattin Latin
modernization Judaiſm Judaism
modernization ſet set
modernization ym them
modernization ſuch such
modernization diſcourſd discoursed
modernization y.e the
modernization ſuſpect suspect
modernization eſpecially especially
modernization Faun fawn
variation agrea­ ble agreea­ ble
modernization Reaſon reason
modernization ſay say
variation Murther murder
modernization neareſt nearest
modernization uncleaneſs uncleanness
modernization &c etc.
modernization beſides besides
modernization diſcourſed discoursed
modernization almoſt almost
modernization ſhould should
modernization Rev.d Rev.
modernization Diſcovery discovery
variation Powows powwows
modernization chriſtianity Christianity
modernization Minſtry ministry
modernization ſpirit spirit
modernization Inſpired inspired
modernization Propheſy prophesy
modernization tranſparent transparent
modernization Glaſs glass
modernization ſucceſs success
modernization Caſes cases
modernization conſider consider
modernization ye the
modernization ſubjects subjects
variation Supposd supposed
modernization Prophiſie prophecy
modernization Loſt lost
modernization ſaid said
modernization Miſsionaries missionaries
modernization inſtructed instructed
modernization furniſhed furnished
modernization 2.d 2nd
modernization Jerſie Jersey
modernization ſome some
modernization Diſcove­ ries discove­ ries
modernization diſagreably disagreeably
variation amaſed amazed
modernization Erſkine Erskine
modernization manuſcript manuscript
modernization yt that
modernization baniſshed banished
modernization Wilderneſs wilderness
variation origional original
variation conceald concealed
modernization Propheſies prophesies
variation recond reckoned
modernization curſory cursory
variation Insenuity insinuity
modernization Proſecution prosecution
modernization Boſton Boston
variation perticular­ ly particular­ ly
modernization Seaſonable seasonable
modernization Bequeſt bequest
variation Lothain Lothian
variation encouragd encouraged
variation Schollars scholars
modernization Earniſt earnest
modernization truſt trust
modernization Expreſsions expressions
modernization moſt most
modernization ſincere sincere
modernization ſervant servant
modernization w.t what
variation incloſd enclosed
variation ſubmitt submit
variation Judgment judgement
variation Corriſ­ pondent corres­ pondent
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variation Freind friend
modernization miſtake mistake
modernization ſon son
modernization ſchool school
variation ſchollars scholars
variation mentiond mentioned
modernization Hyſlop Hyslop
modernization ſomething something
modernization Mr Mr.
modernization ſmith Smith

Expanded abbreviations:

Abbreviation Expansion
Sept.r September
Hon.d Honoured
& and
deſign'd designed
in­ form'd in formed
preach'd preached
Recom̅endati ­on recommendati ­on
&c etc.
design'd designed
Hon.le Honourable
Com̅iſs.rs Commissioners
thro' through
tho' though
Tho' though
return'd returned
in­ clin'd in­ clined
Sp.t spirit
'till 'til
look'd looked
Eleaz.r Eleazar
Sepr September
Leb.n Lebanon
Hon'd Honoured
knowg knowing
Improvemt improvement
tho't thought
acco.t account
Lett.r letter
Wm William
Madm Madam
Br brother
hum.le humble
ſervt servant
Eleazr Eleazar
Sept. September

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