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Solomon Williams, letter, to Rev. Samuel Wood, 1761 November 12

Manuscript Number: 761662.1

Date: 12 November 1761

Title: Solomon Williams, letter, to Rev. Samuel Wood, 1761 November 12

Author: Williams, Solomon

Recipient: Wood, Samuel

Abstract: Williams writes a lengthy letter regarding news of his sister-in-law, events in Great Britain and in the colonies, and the desire of various tribes to receive missionaries. Mention is made of Samson Occom.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1761 November 25

Manuscript Number: 761625.1

Date: 25 November 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1761 November 25

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes on the progress of the school and various missions, describes some of his Indian students, notes the support of William Johnson, and touches on Occom’s recent mission to the Oneidas.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1764 August 7

Manuscript Number: 764457

Date: 7 August 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1764 August 7

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes that Occom is to be sent on a mission to the distant tribes, but that money is needed to finance the trip. He also updates Whitefield on various new students.

Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 February 9

Manuscript Number: 765159.1

Date: 9 February 1765

Title: Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 February 9

Author: Woolley, Joseph

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Woolley gives an account of his progress at Onaquaga, and writes that Good Peter is ready to bring four boys to the school now that peace among the Nations is settled.

Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 February 9

Manuscript Number: 765159.2

Date: 9 February 1765

Title: Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 February 9

Author: Woolley, Joseph

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Woolley writes that the two boys who were to come to the school are delayed because of winter snow and the risk of smallpox. He also remarks on the progress of his mission, his admiration for the Tuscaroras, and the wish of the Oneidas at Chenango to have Samuel Ashpo return to them.

Isaac Dakayenensere, letter, to the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1765 September 30

Manuscript Number: 765530.5

Date: 30 September 1765

Title: Isaac Dakayenensere, letter, to the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1765 September 30

Author: Dakayenensere, Isaac

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

Abstract: On behalf of the Oneida and Tuscarora chiefs, Dakayenensere writes to accept the Board's offer to build mills and instruct the Indians in husbandry.

Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 September 30

Manuscript Number: 765530.4

Date: 30 September 1765

Title: Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 September 30

Author: Woolley, Joseph

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Woolley writes of his progress with his mission, and of his intentions to go to the Tuscarora tribe to teach.

David McClure, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 August 5

Manuscript Number: 766454

Date: 4 August 1766

Title: David McClure, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 August 5

Author: McClure, David

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: McClure writes from his mission about his arrival, the work of the school, the condition of the pupils, and the kindness of people. He notes the difficulties in not knowing the language.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Robert Keen, 1767 July 27

Manuscript Number: 767427.2

Date: 27 July 1767

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Robert Keen, 1767 July 27

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Keen, Robert

Abstract: Wheelock writes of the desperate situation faced by Samuel Kirkland and the Indians at Oneida. He quotes liberally from Kirkland's letters, and mentions that David Fowler has undertaken a 400-mile journey on foot to secure aid.

John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 February 28

Manuscript Number: 772178

Date: 28 February 1772

Title: John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 February 28

Author: Thornton, John

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Thornton writes a lengthy letter mentioning the conflict with Kirkland, doubt that the Trust in England will confirm Wheelock's charter, and rumors that the college is to come under Episcopal management. He believes that Wheelock is too trusting of Ralph Wheelock, and that Occom has been unfairly treated.

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