Joseph Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 September 27


[note (type: abstract): Johnson writes that he is on his way to Fort Stanwix, and complains that he is never trusted with any money.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is small and loose, yet largely clear and legible. The trailer is in a different, unknown hand.][note (type: paper): Large sheet folded in half to make four pages is in good condition, with light-to-moderate creasing, staining and wear.][note (type: ink): Brownish gray ink is heavily faded.]
 [ Revd | Rev.] RevdRev. [& | and]&and Ever [Hond | Honored]HondHonored [Doct.r | Dr.]Doct.rDr. 
I [deſire | desire]deſiredesire [illegible]Once more to write to yo^[above] u^u  and [deſire | desire]deſiredesire once more to Acquaint your Honour,  that We have [thro | through]throthrough the [kindneſs | kindness]kindneſskindness of that Ever good God who is good, Even to the Evil and Unthankful  Got on Our journey thus far. that we Expect  tomorrow to [git | get]gitget there where the Indians are [meet. | meeting]meet.meeting  we are Acquainted that they are not yet [meet; | meeting]meet;meeting  but are [gethering | gathering]getheringgathering. I have much to [ſay | say]ſaysay, but no time  to write much. I have kind Sir thus far Enjoyed  my health as [[Uſ | Us]UſUs[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): si]sial | Usual][Uſ | Us]UſUs[illegible][guess (h-dawnd): si]sialUsual,. I [deſire | desire]deſiredesire Humbly to Acqu ­aint you that I am Under great [diſadvantage | disadvantage]diſadvantagedisadvantage  that I cant get the things that I [ſtand | stand]ſtandstand in great  need of, by Some means or another. [Becauſe | Because]BecauſeBecause you did  not give any Orders of So doing or [Expreſs | express]Expreſsexpress Orders  for Every [articul | article]articularticle; So that it is likely I [ſhall | shall]ſhallshall [ſuffer | suffer]ſuffersuffer.  I have not as yet, been trusted with one Copper not  So much as in [ſight | sight]ſightsight, much more when I [ſhall | shall]ſhallshall be  out of [ſight | sight]ſightsight; it hurts me very much, as I have not  yet been lavish of any, of Christ money, or been found  [Diſhoneſt | dishonest]Diſhoneſtdishonest. I [deſire | desire]deſiredesire [moſt | most]moſtmost Humbly to leave it to you  if I have so done I think it not [ſtrange | strange]ſtrangestrange. or [aſk | ask]aſkask [Mr | Mr.]MrMr.  Kirtland[pers0315.ocp] if I Ever proved [diſhoneſt | dishonest]diſhoneſtdishonest to any of the  Money He has from time to time [truſted | trusted]truſtedtrusted me with.  or to your Honoured [ſon | son]ſonson[pers0578.ocp] whether he was acquainted,  by any one when he was up here. if [ſo | so]ſoso, I [deſire | desire]deſiredesire to Be  content under a [puniſhment | punishment]puniſhmentpunishment which I [juſtly | justly]juſtlyjustly [deſerve | deserve]deſervedeserve.
I am fully Determined henceforth to leave [myſelf | myself]myſelfmyself  to that Ever good God who has hitherto guided my  [doubtfull | doubtful]doubtfulldoubtful paths, I feel quite Content as to that affair  when I [sat | set]satset [of | off]ofoff. I never came [of | off]ofoff with [ſo | so]ſoso much Reluct­ ­ance before. but it was merely for want of [Conſiderat ­ion | considerat ion]Conſiderat ­ionconsiderat ion. and [Reflexion | reflection]Reflexionreflection of the many favours I have  hitherto, been the Subject of. O how is the Maze of  fate I have blindly Run and Backward trod [thoſe | those]thoſethose  paths I sought to Shun. I have no more time to  write. But to humbly Recommend [my ſelf | myself]my ſelfmyself to your  Prayers [dayly | daily]daylydaily that I may be made humble and be  kept from all that will be [diſhonour | dishonour]diſhonourdishonour to His  [Grate | great]Grategreat Name. forgive my Brevity, and all that  Seems to be out of a wrong Spirit in this [Litter | letter]Litterletter.  no more; but [deſire | desire]deſiredesire to [ſubſcribe | subscribe]ſubſcribesubscribe [myſelf | myself]myſelfmyself
your Ever  humble, and Obedient, ([tho | though]thothough Hitherto Contrary)   Pupil. [tho | though]thothough Ignorant. [Joſeph | Joseph]JoſephJoseph [Johnſon | Johnson]JohnſonJohnson[pers0288.ocp]. 
PS. [pleaſe | please]pleaſeplease Sir to dgive my duty to your [Hond | Honored]HondHonored
Son[pers0578.ocp]. no more. Ut ante.  ^[below] To [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. [Dactr | Dr.]DactrDr. [E | Eleazar]EEleazar Wheelock[pers0036.ocp].^To [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. [Dactr | Dr.]DactrDr. [E | Eleazar]EEleazar Wheelock[pers0036.ocp].
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Joseph Johnson[pers0288.ocp]'s   [Sep.r | September]Sep.rSeptember 27. 1768[1768-09-27]   
To-  The [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. [E | Eleazar]EEleazar Wheelock D. D.[pers0036.ocp]   In   Lebanon[place0122.ocp], Connecticut[place0048.ocp]. 
[left] [Pr | Per]PrPer favors  of [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. [illegible]
[Pr | Per]PrPer favors  of [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. [illegible]
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pers0315.ocp M r Mr. Kirtland mentioned Kirkland, Samuel
pers0578.ocp ſon son mentioned Wheelock, Rodulphus
pers0288.ocp Joſeph Joseph Johnſon Johnson writer Johnson, Joseph
pers0578.ocp Son mentioned Wheelock, Rodulphus
pers0036.ocp Rev d Rev. Dact r Dr. E Eleazar Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0288.ocp Joseph Johnson writer Johnson, Joseph
pers0036.ocp Rev d Rev. E Eleazar Wheelock D. D. recipient Wheelock, Eleazar

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