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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1762 September 16

Manuscript Number: 762516

Date: 16 September 1762

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1762 September 16

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes of his difficulty in securing pupils, and relays news from Occom about the bad conditions among the Oneidas. Ashpo is being trained for mission work. The future of a grant from the Massachusetts assembly and other monies are in question.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1762 December 18

Manuscript Number: 762668.1

Date: 18 December 1762

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1762 December 18

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: DeBerdt, Dennys

Abstract: Wheelock discusses, among other things, the states of various missions, and the progress of the Indian Charity School.

Nathaniel Whitaker, narrative, 1766

Manuscript Number: 766900.11

Date: 1766

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, narrative, 1766

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Whitaker gives a brief history of Indian conversion in America and why it has thus far been relatively unsuccessful. Occom’s story is used as an argument for promoting Wheelock’s School and its focus on educating Indians, rather than English, as missionaries. A plan for an expanded school is put forth.

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