Suhnaugearot, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 December 28


[note (type: abstract): Suhnaugearot thanks Wheelock for educating his son.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is that of Samuel Kirkland. It is formal and clear. The trailer is in an unknown hand.][note (type: paper): Large sheet folded in half to make four pages is in good condition, with light creasing, staining and wear.][note (type: noteworthy): There is text in, presumbably, Oneida on two verso beneath the address; its meaning is unknown. As noted in an N.B., Kirkland served as interpreter.][note (type: signature): Signed Suhnaugearot, but in Kirkland's hand.]
To the great Minister that takes [ye | the]yethe Care of Indians. Father.
We, the Parents of William[pers0592.ocp], give o[illegible]ur Service to you. we thank God we are alive. we hope you are yet alive, [& | and]&and [yt | that]ytthat all Things are well with you. — [Fathr | Father]FathrFather, we are we are [wery | very]weryvery thankful for [ye | the]yethe Care you have taken of our Son. yes Father we thank you heartily. we are exceedingly [pleas'd w.h | pleased with]pleas'd w.hpleased with [ye | the]yethe Instruction you have given our Son. he was always dear to us — [& | and]&and [appeard | appeared]appeardappeared a good child — but now much better. you have made his mind more straight [& | and]&and upright, we are greatly [rejoicd | rejoiced]rejoicdrejoiced to see it. [Fathr | Father]FathrFather, we desire you [woud | would]woudwould go on to take [ye | the]yethe Caere [& | and]&and [inſtruction | instruction]inſtructioninstruction of our Son — for which we shall be ever Thankful, [& | and]&and we thank God too. — we think perhaps in two years more — he may be fit to return. we hope you will keep him closely to his books now, [yt | that]ytthat he may Make [ye | the]yethe greater speed. If he [shoud | should]shoudshould be sick [& | and]&and like to die, you will please to send us word. This is all we have to say. — [& | and]&and once more give our hearty service to you.
[farewel | Farewell]farewelFarewell Father. — The greater king Minister Suhnaugearot[pers0526.ocp]
P.S. Peter[pers0716.ocp], [yt | that]ytthat went down [wh | with]whwith [David | Dawet]DavidDawet[pers0739.ocp], is of my Blood, [& | and]&and belongs to me, he is something of a bad child, rough Temper [& | and]&and not wise, I desire [Fathr | Father]FathrFather, you exert yourself in [administring | administering]administringadministering means for forming his Temper [& | and]&and mind [strait^[below] gh^gh | straight]strait^[below] gh^ghstraight ^[above] [illegible]^[illegible] [& | and]&and making him wise, — [& | and]&and If you find you cant [maſter | master]maſtermaster it, [& | and]&and are quite discouraged, send me word, [& | and]&and I will let you know mind —  Suhnaugearot[pers0526.ocp].
[left] N.B. interpreted [& | and]&and wrote by, yours [&c | etc.]&cetc. [S.K–d | Samuel Kirtland]S.K–dSamuel Kirtland[pers0315.ocp]
N.B. interpreted [& | and]&and wrote by, yours [&c | etc.]&cetc. [S.K–d | Samuel Kirtland]S.K–dSamuel Kirtland[pers0315.ocp]
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From [Wm | William]WmWilliam [Onoida | Oneida]OnoidaOneida[pers0592.ocp]'s Parents  [Dec.r | December]Dec.rDecember 28. 1767
To— The [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. [Dr | Dr.]DrDr. Wheelock[pers0036.ocp] ne Rajieheastajighko}  Raoughyadonsera,} ne dorheans nongade.}  thanagere.} N. England[place0158.ocp]
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pers0592.ocp William mentioned William
pers0526.ocp Suhnaugearot writer Suhnaugearot
pers0716.ocp Peter mentioned Peter
pers0739.ocp David Dawet mentioned Dawet
pers0315.ocp S.K–d Samuel Kirtland mentioned Kirkland, Samuel
pers0592.ocp W m William Onoida Oneida mentioned William
pers0036.ocp Rev d Rev. D r Dr. Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar

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place0158.ocp N. England New England

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1767-12-28 28 Deecm:December AD 1767

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