Jacob Fowler, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 November 28


[note (type: abstract): Fowler writes regarding the good state of his mission at Canajoharie.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is formal, clear and legible. For the first few lines, it appears that Fowler may have drawn lines to guide his writing.][note (type: paper): Small sheet is in good condition, with light creasing, staining and wear.][note (type: ink): Brown.]
[Rev:nd | Rev.]Rev:ndRev. [& | and]&and [Hon:rd | Honoured]Hon:rdHonoured Sir,
I kindly embrace this Opportunity to write [theſe | these]theſethese few Lines [wiſhing | wishing]wiſhingwishing they might find you well and hearty Sir as you was the [laſt | last]laſtlast Time I [ſaw | saw]ſawsaw you Sir; I hope you and all your Family are well. as for my Part I am well and hearty at [Preſent | present]Preſentpresent and have been [ſo | so]ſoso ever [ſince | since]ſincesince I left home; I like it very well to live here, I have ^[above] found^found it much better than I expected, ay, and not only better than I expected, but much better than I [deſerve | deserve]deſervedeserve; I am well Contented to live here [amongſt | amongst]amongſtamongst [theſe | these]theſethese Indians in this Place, and they are very kind to me. [tho' | Though]tho'Though they are Drunk half their Time, they have not made any Attempts to hurt me. My Scholars are all well, and learn well, and [ſome | some]ſomesome of them learn[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): s]s very [faſt | fast]faſtfast. we have got the Indi­ ans [ſo | so]ſoso that we can [ſing | sing]ſingsing good many Tunes with all three Parts.
[Pleaſe | Please]PleaſePlease to give my Due [Reſpects | respects]Reſpectsrespects to Madam Wheelock[pers0577.ocp] And my Duty to Sir. Wheelock.[pers0578.ocp] And my Love to all your Family Sir if you [pleaſe | please]pleaſeplease.. and my Love to all the School[org0098.ocp]; — I have nothing more at [Preſent | present]Preſentpresent, only, to add
'Tis from Your [moſt | most]moſtmost Humble Obedient. [tho' | though]tho'though Unworthy [Pupel | pupil]Pupelpupil Jacob Fowler[pers0018.ocp].
To the [Rev:nd | Rev.]Rev:ndRev. [M:r | Mr.]M:rMr. [Er | Eleazar]ErEleazar Wheelock[pers0036.ocp].—
[bottom] Letter from Jacob Fowler[pers0018.ocp] [Nov.r | November]Nov.rNovember 28. 1766[1766-11-28].
Letter from Jacob Fowler[pers0018.ocp] [Nov.r | November]Nov.rNovember 28. 1766[1766-11-28].
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People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0577.ocp Madam Wheelock mentioned Wheelock, Mary (née Brinsmead)
pers0578.ocp Sir. Wheelock. mentioned Wheelock, Rodulphus
pers0018.ocp Jacob Fowler writer Fowler, Jacob
pers0036.ocp Er Eleazar Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar

Places identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
place0026.ocp Kanajohare Canajoharie Canajoharie

Organizations identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
org0098.ocp the School Moor’s Indian Charity School

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1766-11-28 Nov:brNovember 28th28th 1766
1766-11-28 Nov.rNovember 28. 1766

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modernization Preſent present
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modernization ſince since
modernization deſerve deserve
modernization amongſt amongst
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modernization faſt fast
modernization ſing sing
modernization Pleaſe Please
modernization Reſpects respects
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modernization moſt most
variation Pupel pupil
modernization M:r Mr.

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Er Eleazar
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