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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Isaac Dakayenensere and Adam Waonwanoron, 1765 August 19

Manuscript Number: 765469

Date: 19 August 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Isaac Dakayenensere and Adam Waonwanoron, 1765 August 19

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipients: Dakayenensere, Isaac; Waonwanoron, Adam

Abstract: Wheelock notes that he is pleased to hear the Indians want to build a mill and practice husbandry. He also recommends Jospeh Woolley as a schoolmaster.

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.

Samuel Kirkland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 6

Manuscript Number: 766206

Date: 6 March 1766

Title: Samuel Kirkland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 6

Author: Kirkland, Samuel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Kirkland writes a lengthy letter describing his work among the Senecas, and touching upon, among other things, his concerns regarding Chamberlain and his mission.

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