Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Joseph Johnson, 1775 January 23


[note (type: abstract): Wheelock writes that the London Fund is exhausted, but that he has plans laid to provide for Johnson. Wheelock is pleased that Johnson is going to New York and notes that the new boys from St. Francis speak the same language as Johnson’s Indians.][note (type: handwriting): Wheelock's somewhat informal hand is small and occasionally difficult to decipher.][note (type: paper): Single small sheet is in fair condition, with moderate-to-heavy creasing, staining and wear.][note (type: ink): Brown ink is lightly faded in spots.][note (type: noteworthy): This document is possibly a draft or copy for Wheelock's records. Benoni Occom (son of Samson) appears to have written his name on one verso.]
  My dear Joseph [Johnſon | Johnson]JohnſonJohnson [pers0288.ocp]
Yours by [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Fowler[pers0018.ocp] [& | and]&and another [laſt | last]laſtlast week by  [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Ralph Pomeroy[pers0433.ocp] came Safe to hand. I have not been  wanting in thoughts and Care for your Help. have laid  Several Plans for it. and doubt not but you will be pro­ ­vided for in Due Time — The Fund in London[place0128.ocp] is [ex­ ­ſted | ex hausted]ex­ ­ſtedex hausted, and the [preſent | present]preſentpresent [Diſpute | dispute]Diſputedispute forbids any hope of  Such Recruits of it at [preſent | present]preſentpresent as I hoped for.  I am glad to hear by [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Pomeroy[pers0433.ocp] that you are gone  to New York[place0166.ocp] — I doubt not but you will find Friends  there — dont fail to let me hear from you as Soon  and as often as you can — and of What [Succeſs | success]Succeſssuccess and  [[gap: tear][guess (maggiec): I]Incouragment | encouragement][gap: tear][guess (maggiec): I]Incouragmentencouragement you find [&c | etc.]&cetc. it well may give me Advantage  to help You if there Shall be [occaſion | occasion]occaſionoccasion[M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Fowler[pers0018.ocp]  is kindly received [& | and]&and treated here and I believe his Situation  is very [agreable | agreeable]agreableagreeable to him [& | and]&and his wife[pers1158.ocp].
My Affairs [hear | here]hearhere appear very [Incouraging | encouraging]Incouragingencouraging indeed — [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. Pomeroy[pers0433.ocp] can give you Some [Acco.t | account]Acco.taccount of them —
[M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Fowler[pers0018.ocp] finds that my New Boys from [S.t | St.]S.tSt. Francis[place0301.ocp]  talk the Same Language as Your Indians Speak —
Give my Love to [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Occom[pers0030.ocp] and his and to your Wife[pers1083.ocp].  if our Eye be Single we have nothing to fear — The Lord  [bleſs | bless]bleſsbless you my dear Son.
I am   Yours very Affectionately   Eleazar Wheelock[pers0036.ocp]    [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. [Jos. | Joseph]Jos.Joseph [Johnſon | Johnson]JohnſonJohnson[pers0288.ocp] 
Benoni  Occom[pers0028.ocp]
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People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0288.ocp Joseph Johnſon Johnson recipient Johnson, Joseph
pers0018.ocp M. r Mr. Fowler mentioned Fowler, Jacob
pers0433.ocp M. r Mr. Ralph Pomeroy mentioned Pomeroy, Ralph
pers0433.ocp M. r Mr. Pomeroy mentioned Pomeroy, Ralph
pers1158.ocp his wife mentioned Fowler, Esther (née Poquiantup)
pers0433.ocp Pomeroy mentioned Pomeroy, Ralph
pers0030.ocp M. r Mr. Occom mentioned Occom, Samson
pers1083.ocp your Wife mentioned Cooper, Tabitha (née Occom)
pers0036.ocp Eleazar Wheelock writer Wheelock, Eleazar
pers0288.ocp M. r Mr. Jos. Joseph Johnſon Johnson recipient Johnson, Joseph
pers0028.ocp Benoni Occom mentioned Occom, Benoni

Places identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
place0128.ocp London London
place0166.ocp New York New York
place0301.ocp S. t St. Francis St. Francis

Organizations identified in this document:

id Text in document Authorized Name
org0037.ocp Dart.Dartmouth College Dartmouth College

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1775-01-23 JanyJanuary 23. 1775

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Type Original Regularized
modernization Johnſon Johnson
modernization M.r Mr.
modernization laſt last
modernization ex­ ­ſted ex hausted
modernization preſent present
modernization Diſpute dispute
modernization Succeſs success
variation [gap: tear][guess (maggiec): I]Incouragment encouragement
modernization &c etc.
modernization occaſion occasion
variation agreable agreeable
variation Incouraging encouraging
modernization Mr Mr.
modernization S.t St.
modernization bleſs bless

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Dart. Dartmouth
Jany January
& and
Acco.t account
Jos. Joseph

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