Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Solomon Williams, 1765 January 7


[note (type: abstract): Wheelock writes to Williams urging that plans be laid for a fundraising trip to England. He also reports on the arrival of Theophilus Chamberlain, and possible plans for a mission.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is small, crowded and informal; there are several deletions and additions.][note (type: paper): Small single sheet is in fair condition, with moderate creasing, staining and wear.][note (type: ink): Brown-black][note (type: noteworthy): This document is possibly/likely a draft.]

EventsFundraising Tour of Great Britain

  [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. & [Hon.d | Honoured]Hon.dHonoured Sir.
Yours of [5th | 5th]5th5th [Jny | January]JnyJanuary [Inſtt | Instant]InſttInstant[1765-01-05] is just come to Hand  I [obſerve | observe]obſerveobserve your Doubt of the Expediency of Sending  [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Occom[pers0030.ocp] — If that Should be thought inexpedient  here are other Indian [Ladds | lads]Laddslads who would make a good  appearance at home [&c | etc.]&cetc..
Sincet I wrote you I've [rec.d | received]rec.dreceived a [Lett.r | letter]Lett.rletter from [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr.  Brainerd[pers0004.ocp] Dated [N. | New]N.New York[place0308.ocp] [19th | 19th]19th19th [ult. | ultimo]ult.ultimo[1764-12-19] in which referring  to my [Diſcourse | discourse]Diſcoursediscourse with him about going on [ſuch | such]ſuchsuch an  Errand to England[place0068.ocp], ^[above] he says^he says "If any thing be done in that  affair it [muſt | must]muſtmust be done very [ſoon | soon]ſoonsoon or he cant have  the time that will be [neceſsary | necessary]neceſsarynecessary to prepare for it [&c | etc.]&cetc.  He Says also that it is the Advice of the [Honle | Honourable]HonleHonourable  [Wm | William]WmWilliam Smith[pers0504.ocp] and Lady[pers0317.ocp], and other Gentlemen of Cha­ ­racter there, that whether [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Occom[pers0030.ocp] goes or not  it will be [beſt | best]beſtbest that one of the Indian Boys and  if it may be a [Mohock | Mohawk]MohockMohawk[org0062.ocp], Should [goe | go]goego.
[M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Chamberlain[pers0009.ocp] is come, who according to the  [Preſidents | president's]Preſidentspresident's[pers0010.ocp] Recommendation I [eſteem | esteem]eſteemesteem an Excellent  youth [& | and]&and well [turn'd | turned]turn'dturned for the [Buſineſs | business]Buſineſsbusiness. and I don't  See why we may not [furniſh | furnish]furniſhfurnish out 3 [Miſsrs | missionaries]Miſsrsmissionaries [& | and]&and 8 or  so [School Maſters | schoolmasters]School Maſtersschoolmasters next Spring. and will it not  be [beſt | best]beſtbest ^[above] that^that [y.e | the]y.ethe [Com̅iſsrs | commissioners]Com̅iſsrscommissioners[org0034.ocp] Should determine that Affair,  and that as Soon as [poſsible | possible]poſsiblepossible, in order that we  may have as much Time as may be to make  preparation [& | and]&and [Proviſion | provision]Proviſionprovision for them?
I have been waiting this 3 weeks to have the  Road [feaſible | feasible]feaſiblefeasible to come with ^[above] in^in a Sleigh, with You  my wife[pers0577.ocp] to [viſit | visit]viſitvisit you on our way to Norwich[place0174.ocp].
I am [concernd | concerned]concerndconcerned [leſt | lest]leſtlest the [Cauſe | cause]Cauſecause Should Suffer by our  Delay. We Should at [leaſt | least]leaſtleast be ready to Send Home  by the [firſt | first]firſtfirst Ships that goes. I am
Yours [moſt | most]moſtmost heartily  [Eleaz.r | Eleazar]Eleaz.rEleazar Wheelock[pers0036.ocp] 
[left] P.S. it will be [beſt | best]beſtbest that their  Meeting Should be at My  House[place0102.ocp] on [acco.t | account]acco.taccount of [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Smith's[pers0503.ocp]  Examination [&c | etc.]&cetc..
P.S. it will be [beſt | best]beſtbest that their  Meeting Should be at My  House[place0102.ocp] on [acco.t | account]acco.taccount of [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Smith's[pers0503.ocp]  Examination [&c | etc.]&cetc..
[Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. [gap: tear][guess (h-dawnd): Sol.]Sol. Williams[pers0039.ocp] 
[3.d | 3rd]3.d3rd [Lett.r | letter]Lett.rletter to [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr.  [Sol.n | Solomon]Sol.nSolomon Williams[pers0039.ocp] [deſirg | desiring]deſirgdesiring  [Meetg | meeting]Meetgmeeting of [Com̅iſs.rs | commissioners]Com̅iſs.rscommissioners[org0034.ocp]  [Jany | January]JanyJanuary. 7. 1765[1765-01-07].
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People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0030.ocp Occom mentioned Occom, Samson
pers0004.ocp Brainerd mentioned Brainerd, John
pers0504.ocp W m William Smith mentioned Smith, William Sr.
pers0317.ocp Lady mentioned Smith
pers0030.ocp M. r Mr. Occom mentioned Occom, Samson
pers0009.ocp M. r Mr. Chamberlain mentioned Chamberlain, Theophilus
pers0010.ocp Preſidents president's mentioned Clap, Thomas
pers0577.ocp my wife mentioned Wheelock, Mary (née Brinsmead)
pers0036.ocp Eleaz. r Eleazar Wheelock writer Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0503.ocp M. r Mr. Smith's mentioned Smith, Titus
pers0039.ocp Sol. Williams recipient Williams, Solomon
pers0039.ocp Sol. n Solomon Williams recipient Williams, Solomon

Places identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
place0122.ocp Lebanon Lebanon
place0308.ocp N. New York New York City
place0068.ocp England England
place0174.ocp Norwich Norwich
place0102.ocp My House Eleazar Wheelock's House

Organizations identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
org0062.ocp MohockMohawk Mohawk Nation
org0034.ocp Com̅iſsrscommissioners Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge
org0034.ocp Com̅iſs.rscommissioners Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

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1765-01-07 JanyJanuary. 7. 1765.
1765-01-05 5th5th JnyJanuary InſttInstant
1764-12-19 19th19th ult.ultimo
1765-01-07 JanyJanuary. 7. 1765

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modernization obſerve observe
modernization M.r Mr.
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modernization 19th 19th
modernization Diſcourse discourse
modernization ſuch such
modernization muſt must
modernization ſoon soon
modernization neceſsary necessary
modernization beſt best
variation Mohock Mohawk
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modernization eſteem esteem
modernization Buſineſs business
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modernization School Maſters schoolmasters
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modernization poſsible possible
modernization Proviſion provision
modernization feaſible feasible
modernization viſit visit
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modernization Cauſe cause
modernization leaſt least
modernization firſt first
modernization moſt most
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Jany January
Hon.d Honoured
Jny January
Inſtt Instant
rec.d received
Lett.r letter
N. New
ult. ultimo
Honle Honourable
Wm William
& and
turn'd turned
Miſsrs missionaries
Com̅iſsrs commissioners
Eleaz.r Eleazar
acco.t account
Sol.n Solomon
deſirg desiring
Meetg meeting
Com̅iſs.rs commissioners

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