Dennys DeBerdt, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 October 20


[note (type: abstract): DeBerdt writes regarding, among other things, money raised for Occom, preparations for war, and the health of Whitefield.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is informal, loose and occasionally difficult to decipher.][note (type: paper): Single sheet is in good-to-fair condition, with light-to-moderate creasing, staining and wear.][note (type: ink): Brown-black.]

EventsOccom’s First Mission to the Oneidas

[Revd | Rev.]Revd Rev. [& | and]&and Dear Sir 
I wrote to you by C[illegible] both of the Societys[org0096.ocp]  agreeing to allow [Mr | Mr. ]Mr Mr. [Occum | Occom]OccumOccom[pers0030.ocp] £20 Sterling [illegible]  During his [Miſsion | mission]Miſsionmission to Oneidas[org0075.ocp] and acquainted  the [Revd | Rev.]Revd Rev. [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Bostwick[pers0089.ocp] of New York[place0166.ocp] [there of | thereof]there ofthereof also  and hope it is a Token for good that the great  sun of [Righteousneſs | righteousness]Righteousneſsrighteousness is about to shine Bright  and extend his Healing Wings far Back on your  Western [Hemiſfhere | Hemisphere]HemiſfhereHemisphere
The olive Branch of Peace is now [Intirely | entirely]Intirelyentirely withered  and nothing to be heard in City and Country but  beating [illegible] for Recruits as if the War was but  Just [begining | beginning]beginingbeginning, I hope the Conduct of the French[org0045.ocp]  will be rewarded as [Pharaohs | Pharaoh's ]Pharaohs Pharaoh's [Reſoluteneſs | resoluteness]Reſoluteneſsresoluteness in  [oppreſing | oppressing ]oppreſing oppressing [Iſrael | Israel]IſraelIsrael was, [untill | until ]untill until all his [Chariotts | chariots]Chariottschariots and  his Horsemen [illegible][guess (emmav): are]are drawn [in to | into]in tointo and Drowned in  the Sea—
I have heard nothing since from [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Hollis[pers0260.ocp] [illegible][guess (emmav): [I shd | I should]I shdI should][I shd | I should]I shdI should  be glad in any shape to serve good [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Edward[pers0177.ocp]  whose case is very hard.
Good Dear [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Whitefield[pers0038.ocp] is not yet able to  Preach, he Eats Drinks and Sleeps, but cannot get  up his Spirits even his own Inability to preach  affects him—
I thank you for Recommending [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Peck[pers0032.ocp], his  orders [ſhall | shall]ſhallshall be regarded with no Peculiar attenti= =on as a Friend of yours—
Good [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Smith[pers0497.ocp] is safe arrived here and seems  in good Health and Spirits—
Dear Sir Yours in our [Comn | common]Comncommon Lord  Dennys [De Berdt | DeBerdt]De BerdtDeBerdt[pers0014.ocp]
To [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. [Eleazer | Eleazar]EleazerEleazar Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]  at —  Lebenon[place0122.ocp]  Conecticut[place0048.ocp] 
[left] [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [D. | Dennys]D.Dennys Deberdt[pers0014.ocp]'.s [gap: tear][guess (emmav): Letter]Letter  [Oct.r | October]Oct.rOctober 10. 1761.[1761-10-10]  [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Occom[pers0030.ocp]s £ 20. [ſterlg. | sterling]ſterlg.sterling
[M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [D. | Dennys]D.Dennys Deberdt[pers0014.ocp]'.s [gap: tear][guess (emmav): Letter]Letter  [Oct.r | October]Oct.rOctober 10. 1761.[1761-10-10]  [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Occom[pers0030.ocp]s £ 20. [ſterlg. | sterling]ſterlg.sterling
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People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0030.ocp M r Mr. Occum Occom mentioned Occom, Samson
pers0089.ocp M r Mr. Bostwick mentioned Bostwick, David
pers0260.ocp M r Mr. Hollis mentioned Hollis, Isaac
pers0177.ocp M r Mr. Edward mentioned Edwards
pers0038.ocp M r Mr. Whitefield mentioned Whitefield, George
pers0032.ocp M r Mr. Peck mentioned Peck, Moses
pers0497.ocp M r Mr. Smith mentioned Smith, John
pers0014.ocp Dennys De Berdt DeBerdt writer DeBerdt, Dennys
pers0036.ocp M r Mr. Eleazer Eleazar Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0014.ocp M. r Mr. D. Dennys Deberdt writer DeBerdt, Dennys
pers0030.ocp M. r Mr. Occom mentioned Occom, Samson

Places identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
place0128.ocp London London
place0166.ocp New York New York
place0122.ocp Lebenon Lebanon
place0048.ocp Conecticut Connecticut

Organizations identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
org0096.ocp Societys Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge
org0075.ocp Oneidas Oneida Nation
org0045.ocp French

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1761-10-20 Octob.rOctober 20.1761
1761-10-10 Oct.rOctober 10. 1761.

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