Montauk Indians, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 March 4

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doi
10.1349/ddlp.493
[note (type: abstract): A group of Montauk Indians write to request that David Fowler be sent to them as a Schoolmaster.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is formal and clear.][note (type: paper): Large sheet folded in half to make four pages is in fair condition, with moderate-to-heavy wear and creasing.][note (type: ink): Brown-black.][note (type: signature): There are several signatories, but each signature appears to be in the same hand.]
[Opener]
[Sr | Sir]SrSir
After our best Regards to you wishing the [Bleſsings | blessings]Bleſsingsblessings at the new and [Ever Lasting | everlasting]Ever Lastingeverlasting Covenant at [Jeſus | Jesus]JeſusJesus to [Bee | be]Beebe and abide with you and all that Love our Lord Jesus [Chrst | Christ]ChrstChrist Amen, — — [Theſe | These]TheſeThese Lines may Inform you that we have a great [Deſire | desire]Deſiredesire that you would favour us in [Leting | letting]Letingletting David fowler[pers0155.ocp] come and Keep A School to go to for we Long that our Children [ſhould | should]ſhouldshould be brought up in Learning hoping That it may Serve to [ſome | some]ſomesome good [Purpus | purpose]Purpuspurpose in their Souls [and fairs | affairs]and fairsaffairs. [ſo | so]ſoso no more at [Preſent | present]Preſentpresent but we remember you [ſincere | sincere]ſinceresincere
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[Frinends | Friends]FrinendsFriends Silas Charles[pers0122.ocp] hanable forhand[pers0197.ocp] John Peter[pers0420.ocp]
Abinezor Thomos[pers0537.ocp] [Joſeph | Joseph]JoſephJoseph faro[pers0188.ocp] John Peter[pers0667.ocp] [illegible: [Jr | Jr.]JrJr.] Isaac Seipio[pers0469.ocp] Georg faro[pers0187.ocp] James [illegible] fowler[pers0202.ocp] Stephen faro[pers0190.ocp] Richard faro[pers0189.ocp]
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Letter from the Indians on Long Island[org0061.ocp] March [4th | 4th]4th4th 1765[1765-03-04][requeſting | requesting]requeſtingrequesting David Fowler[pers0155.ocp] for their [School Maſter | schoolmaster]School Maſterschoolmaster W W:m W m
[left] To The [Reverent | Reverend]ReverentReverend [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [Whelock | Wheelock]WhelockWheelock[pers0036.ocp] Living in Lebanon [Cranck | Crank]CranckCrank[place0123.ocp]
To The [Reverent | Reverend]ReverentReverend [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [Whelock | Wheelock]WhelockWheelock[pers0036.ocp] Living in Lebanon [Cranck | Crank]CranckCrank[place0123.ocp]
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People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0155.ocp David fowler mentioned Fowler, David
pers0122.ocp Silas Charles writer Silas, Charles
pers0197.ocp hanable forhand writer Forhand, Hanable
pers0420.ocp John Peter writer Peter, John
pers0537.ocp Abinezor Thomos writer Thomas, Abinezor
pers0188.ocp Joſeph Joseph faro writer Faro, Joseph
pers0469.ocp Isaac Seipio writer Seipio, Isaac
pers0187.ocp Georg faro writer Faro, George
pers0202.ocp James fowler writer Fowler, James
pers0190.ocp Stephen faro writer Faro, Stephen
pers0189.ocp Richard faro writer Faro, Richard
pers0155.ocp David Fowler mentioned Fowler, David
pers0036.ocp M. r Mr. Whelock Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar

Places identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
place0129.ocp Long Island Long Island
place0144.ocp Monlauk Montauk Montauk
place0123.ocp Lebanon Cranck Crank Lebanon Crank

Organizations identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
org0061.ocp Indians on Long Island Montaukett Tribe

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1765-03-04 March 4. AD 1765
1765-03-04 March 4th4th 1765

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Type Original Regularized
modernization Bleſsings blessings
variation Ever Lasting everlasting
modernization Jeſus Jesus
variation Bee be
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modernization Theſe These
modernization Deſire desire
variation Leting letting
modernization ſhould should
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variation Purpus purpose
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modernization ſo so
modernization Preſent present
modernization ſincere sincere
variation Frinends Friends
modernization Joſeph Joseph
modernization Jr Jr.
modernization 4th 4th
modernization requeſting requesting
modernization School Maſter schoolmaster
variation Reverent Reverend
modernization M.r Mr.
variation Whelock Wheelock
variation Cranck Crank

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