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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Solomon Williams, 1764 December

Manuscript Number: 764690.1

Date: December 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Solomon Williams, 1764 December

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Williams, Solomon

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Solomon Williams about plans to send John Brainerd with Occom to England to raise funds for the School.

Connecticut Board of Correspondents for the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, minutes, 1765 February 25

Manuscript Number: 765175

Date: 25 February 1765

Title: Connecticut Board of Correspondents for the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, minutes, 1765 February 25

Author: Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Abstract: Minutes of "some things to be acted on" at a meeting of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents. These include the prospective fundraising trip to England, as well as an article of complaint against Occom.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to William Livingston 1765 May 13

Manuscript Number: 765313.2

Date: 13 May 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to William Livingston 1765 May 13

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Livingston, William

Abstract: Wheelock updates Livingston about the resolution of charges against Occom, and requests assistance in securing passes for missionaries going among the Indians.

Theophilus Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 July 29

Manuscript Number: 765429.1

Date: 29 July 1765

Title: Theophilus Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 July 29

Author: Chamberlain, Theophilus

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Chamberlain writes from his mission with an account of work among the Indians, occurrences of problem drinking, a funeral, and weddings.

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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