Samuel Ashpo, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 August 15


[note (type: abstract): Ashpo writes that C.J. Smith has left his mission, and that Onaquaga is in want of missionaries. Ashpo suggests that he will go preach.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is small and heavily slanted, yet mostly clear and legible. Punctuation is often difficult to decipher, but there appear to be inverted semicolons.][note (type: paper): Large single sheet is in good conditon. The paper is silked along heavy creases.][note (type: ink): Brown-black.][note (type: signature): Abbreviated.][note (type: noteworthy): On one recto, line four of the body of the letter, it is uncertain to whom Rev. "mar.t" refers, and so he has been left untagged. It is also uncertain to which son of William Johnson Ashpo refers, and so he also has been left untagged.]
  [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev.  [Eleazer | Eleazar]EleazerEleazar [Whee Lock | Wheelock]Whee LockWheelock[pers0036.ocp]  Sir   
Agreeable to your [Deſire | desire]Deſiredesire  I attempt to Write you a few Lines as [Will | well]Willwell as I can  according to the Short Time allowed me: when I come  ^[left] to Albany[place0001.ocp],^to Albany[place0001.ocp], I Saw not [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. mar.t and I know not What to Write;  from [thince | thence]thincethence I [Wente | went]Wentewent to Sir [Welliam | William]WelliamWilliam [Johnſon | Johnson]JohnſonJohnson[pers0292.ocp]  and I Saw not him (But His Son) [Aug | August]AugAugust [ | 13th]13.th13th[1765-08-13]  I [Sead | said]Seadsaid unto Him What is become [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. [Smiteh | Smith]SmitehSmith[pers0500.ocp].  for He Was Sent to Preach to [Mohoaks | Mohawks]MohoaksMohawks[org0062.ocp]; and He  [Sead | said]Seadsaid [Smiteh | Smith]SmitehSmith[pers0500.ocp] Was [hear | here]hearhere Two or three Days: and  He is gone home [a bout | about]a boutabout three Weeks [a goe | ago]a goeago  [becauſe | because]becauſebecause We hear Enemies is coming: but [their | there]theirthere was  nothing in it. [Forall | For all]ForallFor all our [Mohoaks | Mohawks]MohoaksMohawks[org0062.ocp] are [Pice | peace]Picepeace  with us yet; and [hear | here]hearhere I meet mr Gunn[pers0020.ocp] ^[above] He^He come  from [Onohoguagee | Onaquaga]OnohoguageeOnaquaga[place0182.ocp]; He [Sead | said]Seadsaid [their | there]theirthere is no [denger | danger]dengerdanger  among the Indians at [Onohoguagee | Onaquaga]OnohoguageeOnaquaga[org0077.ocp] or Janingo  Indians[org0058.ocp], for [thy | they]thythey are all good friends and [Sead | said]Seadsaid He  For [Sead | said]Seadsaid all the [Miſsionarys | missionaries]Miſsionarysmissionaries are gone home;  and I believe the Providence of God will open  the Door. that I my Preach the Gospel  to [theſe | these]theſethese Indians; but I have Short time  to write; but I ^[above] am^am Well through the [Bleſsing | blessing]Bleſsingblessing  of God; And I hope you are the Same 
I am your  Humble Servant  [Samll | Samuel]SamllSamuel [Aſhpo | Ashpo]AſhpoAshpo[pers0002.ocp]    ^[below] [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev.^[Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev.  ^[below] [Eleazer | Eleazar]EleazerEleazar [Whee Lock | Wheelock]Whee LockWheelock[pers0036.ocp]^[Eleazer | Eleazar]EleazerEleazar [Whee Lock | Wheelock]Whee LockWheelock[pers0036.ocp]       
Samuel Ashpo[pers0002.ocp]  [Auguſt | August]AuguſtAugust 15. 1763[1763-08-15].   
To the  [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev.  [Eleazer | Eleazar]EleazerEleazar [Whee Lock | Wheelock]Whee LockWheelock[pers0036.ocp]  of Lebanon[place0122.ocp]  Connecticut[place0048.ocp]
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People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0036.ocp Eleazer Eleazar Whee Lock Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0292.ocp Sir Welliam William Johnſon Johnson mentioned Johnson, William
pers0500.ocp Rev. d Rev. Smiteh Smith mentioned Smith, Charles Jeffery
pers0500.ocp Smiteh Smith mentioned Smith, Charles Jeffery
pers0020.ocp mr Gunn mentioned Gunn, Elisha
pers0002.ocp Sam ll Samuel Aſhpo Ashpo writer Ashpo, Samuel
pers0036.ocp Eleazer Eleazar Whee Lock Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0002.ocp Samuel Ashpo writer Ashpo, Samuel
pers0036.ocp Eleazer Eleazar Whee Lock Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar

Places identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
place0037.ocp Jarevary Cherry Valley Cherry Valley
place0001.ocp Albany Albany
place0182.ocp Onohoguagee Onaquaga Onaquaga
place0122.ocp Lebanon Lebanon
place0048.ocp Connecticut Connecticut

Organizations identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
org0062.ocp MohoaksMohawks Mohawk Nation
org0077.ocp Indians at OnohoguageeOnaquaga Onaquagas
org0058.ocp Janingo Indians Jeningo Oneidas

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1763-08-15 AuguſtAugust 15th15th 1763
1765-08-13 AugAugust 13.th13th
1763-08-15 AuguſtAugust 15. 1763

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