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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1761 July 4

Manuscript Number: 761404

Date: 4 July 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1761 July 4

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Whitefield about first Occom's mission to the Oneidas, and about the difficulties of teaching Indian students. He mentions the idea of appealing to the Earl of Dartmouth for charity.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Smith, 1761 September 15

Manuscript Number: 761515

Date: 15 September 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Smith, 1761 September 15

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Smith, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes of Occom’s mission to the Oneidas, of the preparations of Samuel Kirtland for mission work, and of the general progress of the charity school. In a postscript, Wheelock states that Occom was educated entirely by him, and not at college.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Moses Peck, 1764 October 23

Manuscript Number: 764573.2

Date: 23 October 1764

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Moses Peck, 1764 October 23

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Recipient: Peck, Moses

Abstract: Whitaker writes about his disappointment in Occom’s return from his mission, and endorses the proposal to send Kirtland on a mission. Whitaker notes that those not involved in missionary efforts are too quick to judge when those efforts fail.

John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 April 26

Manuscript Number: 771276

Date: 26 April 1771

Title: John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 April 26

Author: Thornton, John

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Thornton writes that he is grieved at the troubles between Wheelock and Kirtland. He warns that there has been “almost an outcry” over a misuse of the funds raised for the Indian Charity School, and that Whitaker is not well-liked in England. He hopes that reports of Occom drinking are untrue.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 May 23

Manuscript Number: 772323

Date: 23 May 1772

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 May 23

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Thornton regarding several matters, including Thornton's warnings about Wheelock’s son Ralph, and Thornton's offer to pay Wheelock’s debt. He gives news of Occom and other potential missionaries.

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