David Avery, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 October 1


[note (type: abstract): Avery reports on various comings and goings, including the arrival of Jacob Johnson, and notes that numerous Indians are traveling to the congress at Fort Stanwix.][note (type: handwriting): Handwriting is formal, clear and legible.][note (type: paper): Large sheet folded in half to make four pages is in good condition, with light creasing, staining and wear.][note (type: ink): Black-brown ink is somewhat faded.][note (type: noteworthy): Avery mentions the arrival of Susannah, the same student for whom Wheelock writes a recommendation in manuscript 768429.1.]
  [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. [& Hon,d D,r | and Honoured Doctor]& Hon,d D,rand Honoured Doctor 
The Reverend [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Johnson[pers0287.ocp] came  to this place 29th [laſt | last]laſtlast month[1768-09-29] with the [Fulneſs | fulness]Fulneſsfulness  of the [bleſsings | blessings]bleſsingsblessings of the [Goſpel | Gospel]GoſpelGospel — was cordially  received by the Indians — [releaſed | released]releaſedreleased their Minds  from some [diſquietude | disquietude]diſquietudedisquietude[occaſioned | occasioned]occaſionedoccasioned by the  long [abſence | absence]abſenceabsence of a [miniſter | minister]miniſterminister — he came as  one in seasonSir [W.m | William]W.mWilliam[pers0292.ocp] [& | and]&and a very large Num­  ber of Gentlemen have been at Fort Stan­  wix[place0081.ocp] about three weeks — the Indians are  come [& | and]&and [comeing | coming]comeingcoming — it is expected they will  all arrive in a week or ten Days — will,  [doubtleſs | doubtless]doubtleſsdoubtless be the [largeſt | largest]largeſtlargest [Congreſs | congress]Congreſscongress that ever  was among the Six Nations[org0090.ocp][Deſign | design]Deſigndesign, by di­  vine Leave, to accompany the [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [John­  ­ſon | John son]John­  ­ſonJohn son[pers0287.ocp] over as soon as the Indians go — and  return to New England[place0158.ocp] as soon as the [Congreſs | congress]Congreſscongress  shall be ended — [& | and]&and let the Doctor[pers0036.ocp] ^[above] know^know the Parti­  culars — [& | and]&and fully [ye reſult | the result]ye reſultthe result of the whole — which,  [doubltleſs | doubtless]doubltleſsdoubtless, will be — determining —   
Have procured four very likely Children for the  School[org0098.ocp]Thomas[pers0643.ocp] and his Brother arrived safe with  very Exalted Ideas of the School[org0098.ocp] — behave very well.  Not long since Thomas[pers0643.ocp]' wife[pers0644.ocp], after about three  week's [Sickneſs | sickness]Sickneſssickness, left this world — hopefully for  a better — had [satiſfying | satisfying]satiſfyingsatisfying Evidence that her  peace was made with God — and that she has  gone to join the [Aſsembly | assembly]Aſsemblyassembly of the [thoſe | those]thoſethose that  are made white in the Blood of the Lamb —  Since, Thomas[pers0643.ocp] [manifeſts | manifests]manifeſtsmanifests a great [Deſire | desire]Deſiredesire to  go to New England[place0158.ocp] — the rather soon[becauſe | because]becauſebecause  is afraid his Daughter[pers0244.ocp] will be [diſtracted | distracted]diſtracteddistracted at hear­  ing the heavy Tidings — shall [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): g]g ^[above] act^act according to the  Doctor[pers0036.ocp]'s Directions with [reſpect | respect]reſpectrespect to his going —  Mundius[pers0384.ocp] had about a month's Journey hither —  remains low — [tho' | though]tho'though some better — it is not likely he  will be able to return with me — [Suſannah | Susannah]SuſannahSusannah[pers0527.ocp] is  now at the Fort[place0081.ocp][dreſ'd | dressed]dreſ'ddressed in her Indian [Dreſs | dress]Dreſsdress [thro' | through]thro'through  out — how affairs may turn — shall [haſten | hasten]haſtenhasten to  inform the Doctor[pers0036.ocp] [perſonally | personally]perſonallypersonally as soon as may be —
By the great [Goodneſs | goodness]Goodneſsgoodness of God am in a  better state of health than my fears have [sug­  geſted | sug gested]sug­  geſtedsug gested since [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Kinne[pers0308.ocp] left us — That [undeſerved | undeserved]undeſervedundeserved  [conſcern | concern]conſcernconcern, Love [& | and]&and [Kindneſs | kindness]Kindneſskindness the Doctor[pers0036.ocp] is so [conſtantly | constantly]conſtantlyconstantly  [exerciſing | exercising]exerciſingexercising towards ^[above] me^me — is [almoſt | almost]almoſtalmost, too much for one to   
receive — would [imbrace | embrace]imbraceembrace this Opportuni  ­ty to acknowledge the favour of two Letters  from the Doctor[pers0036.ocp] — one by Thomas[pers0643.ocp] — the other  by the [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Johnson[pers0287.ocp] for which [pleaſe | please]pleaſeplease  to accept many thanks — —  [Hopeing | Hoping]HopeingHoping for the continuance of an [Intereſt | interest]Intereſtinterest  in the Doctor[pers0036.ocp]'s Prayers — am, with all Duty  and Humility,   
[Rev,d | Rev.]Rev,dRev. [& Hon,d D,r | and Honoured Doctor]& Hon,d D,rand Honoured Doctor  Your much  obliged and  very humble  Servant   David Avery[pers0064.ocp]  The Reverend Doctor Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]   
[M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. David Avery[pers0064.ocp]'s  [Oct.r | October]Oct.rOctober [1.st | 1st]1.st1st 1768[1768-10-01]   
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People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0287.ocp M r Mr. Johnson mentioned Johnson, Jacob W.
pers0292.ocp Sir W. m William mentioned Johnson, William
pers0287.ocp M. r Mr. John­ ­ſon John son mentioned Johnson, Jacob W.
pers0036.ocp Doctor recipient Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0643.ocp Thomas mentioned Thomas
pers0644.ocp Thomas ' wife mentioned Deacon Thomas's wife
pers0244.ocp his Daughter mentioned Hail, Hannah
pers0384.ocp Mundius mentioned Mundius
pers0527.ocp Suſannah Susannah mentioned Susannah
pers0308.ocp M r Mr. Kinne mentioned Kinne, Aaron
pers0287.ocp Johnson mentioned Johnson, Jacob W.
pers0064.ocp David Avery writer Avery, David
pers0036.ocp Wheelock recipient Wheelock, Eleazar

Places identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
place0114.ocp Cana y warohare Kanawalohale Kanawalohale
place0081.ocp Fort Stan­ wix Fort Stanwix
place0158.ocp New England New England
place0081.ocp Fort Fort Stanwix

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id Text in document Authorized Name
org0090.ocp Six Nations Six Nations
org0098.ocp School Moor’s Indian Charity School

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1768-10-01 Octo.rOctober 1.t1st 1768
1768-09-29 29th laſtlast month
1768-10-01 Oct.rOctober 1.st1st 1768

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