David Avery, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 June 23


[note (type: abstract): Avery writes that the sister of Deacon Thomas has died, and that the Oneidas have agreed to keep at least 21 children at his school.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting 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 staining, creasing and wear.][note (type: ink): Black-brown ink is lightly faded.]
[Rev,d | Rev.]Rev,d Rev. [& | and ]& and [Hond | Honoured]HondHonoured Doctor, 
Thomas[pers0643.ocp] has been waiting to know  the will of the Lord [reſpecting | respecting]reſpectingrespecting his [Siſter | sister]Siſtersister,  who is now removed by death —  Was with her in [Sickneſs | sickness ]Sickneſs sickness [& | and]&and death — [& | and]&and now  she is gone, has left the [moſt | most]moſtmost comfortable  Evidence behind — that she has gone to  be with [Jeſus | Jesus]JeſusJesus, and her [Reſurrection | resurrection]Reſurrectionresurrection will  be glorious —
My School has not been so  large as could [wiſh | wish]wiſhwish — And this week  [propoſed | proposed]propoſedproposed it to the [Conſideration | consideration]Conſiderationconsideration of the  Great Men — told them I wanted to know  how great a number they intend [shold | should]sholdshould  be my steady, [conſtant | constant]conſtantconstant Scholars —  [Alſo | Also]AlſoAlso, informed them of my [deſign | design]deſigndesign to 
[catechiſe | catechise]catechiſecatechise my Scholars once every week; and  should be glad the Young people would at‐ ‐tend — They have [eſtabliſht | established]eſtabliſhtestablished the Number  21 to come [conſtantly | constantly ]conſtantly constantly ato School, as soon  as they all [git | get]gitget home from abroad. . .  Some of the Children learn pretty well, [& | and]&and  some are dull enough — It hurts me very  much that they can't [underſtand | understand]underſtandunderstand what they  read — [Pleaſe | Please]PleaſePlease to accept of much Duty from,
[Rev, d | Rev.]Rev, dRev. [& | and ]& and [Hon,d | Honoured ]Hon,dHonoured [D,r | Dr.]D,rDr.  Your [moſt | most]moſtmost  obedient,  David Avery[pers0064.ocp]    ^[bottom] Reverend [Dr | Dr.]DrDr. Wheelock[pers0036.ocp].^Reverend [Dr | Dr.]DrDr. Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]. 
From David Avery[pers0064.ocp]  June 23.d 1768[1768-06-23] 
To the Reverend  Eleazar Wheelock[pers0036.ocp] D. D.    Connecticut[place0048.ocp]    ^[left] By Thomas[pers0643.ocp]}^By Thomas[pers0643.ocp]}
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