Sir William Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 June 19


[note (type: abstract): Johnson writes to say that he is in council with some of the Six Nations regarding an "unhappy affair," and that Deacon Thomas was detained on his way to visit Wheelock.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is informal though mostly clear and legible. The text is dimmed slightly be earlier preservation work.][note (type: paper): Large sheet folded in half to make four pages appears to be in good condition; however, it has been heavily reinforced, which renders the condition difficult to gauge.][note (type: ink): Brown ink is dimmed somewhat by earlier preservation work.][note (type: signature): Abbreviated.][note (type: noteworthy): When Johnson refers to the "2 Castles," he is referring to both Canajoharie and Fort Hunter. The words “Ind. Miʃ.” is written in pencil on two verso.]
 [Revr.d | Rev.]Revr.dRev. Sir/ 
As I am now in Councils with a Number  of the Six Nations[org0090.ocp], [& | and]&and the whole Mohawk Castle[place0026.ocp]  who are met on a [verry | very]verryvery unhappy affair, which  I greatly fear will baffle all my endeavours  for peace, and which the Bearer (who is now on  the Wing) will be able to give you some [ | account]Acc.ttaccount [off | of]offof.  I have only time to let you know that Thomas[pers0643.ocp]  an Oneida[org0075.ocp] was so far on his way as this to pay  you a Visit, but was prevented proceeding, on  [ | account]Acc.ttaccount of the Death of his Uncle, which is to be  in a few days condoled by Me [& | and]&and the [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): 2]2 Mohawk  Castles[place0026.ocp], so that it would not be proper for him to  be absent by any means. I write this at his desire,  I hope your son may have found [benifit | benefit]benifitbenefit by  the Medicine I sent him, nothing would give  me more pleasure than to hear of its having  a good Effect.   
As I am with Sincere regard  [Revr.d | Rev.]Revr.dRev. Sir [Y.r | your]Y.ryour [Welwiſher | well-wisher]Welwiſherwell-wisher  [& | and]&and very Humble Servant  [W.M | William]W.MWilliam Johnson[pers0292.ocp]   
P.S my Compliments to [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr.}  [Kirtland | Kirkland]KirtlandKirkland[pers0315.ocp] if with you —} 
The [Revr.d M.r | Rev. Mr.]Revr.d M.rRev. Mr. Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]
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[Sr Wm | Sir William]Sr WmSir William Johnson[pers0292.ocp]s  June [19th | 19th]19th19th 1766[1766-06-19] 
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pers0643.ocp Thomas mentioned Thomas
pers0292.ocp W.M William Johnson writer Johnson, William
pers0315.ocp M. r Mr. } Kirtland Kirkland mentioned Kirkland, Samuel
pers0036.ocp Revr. d M. r Rev. Mr. Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0292.ocp S r W m Sir William Johnson writer Johnson, William

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place0112.ocp Johnson Hall Johnson Hall
place0026.ocp Mohawk Castle Canajoharie
place0026.ocp Mohawk Castles Canajoharie

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org0090.ocp Six Nations Six Nations
org0075.ocp Oneida Oneida Nation

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1766-06-19 June 19.th19th 1766
1766-06-19 June 19th19th 1766

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