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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.

Joseph Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1774 May 2

Manuscript Number: 774302

Date: 2 May 1774

Title: Joseph Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1774 May 2

Author: Johnson, Joseph

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Johnson writes of his doubt regarding his true Christian spirit, his work as a preacher and schoolmaster, the developments regarding settling in Oneida country, and his poverty.

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