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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samuel Mather, 1761 February 3

Manuscript Number: 761153

Date: 3 February 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samuel Mather, 1761 February 3

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Mather, Samuel

Abstract: Wheelock writes to clarify that he will be educating Indian youths for the purpose of sending them on missions. He mentions Occom’s plan for a mission to the Oneidas.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1761 May 4

Manuscript Number: 761304.1

Date: 4 May 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1761 May 4

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: DeBerdt, Dennys

Abstract: Wheelock writes that he is seeking an incorporation, and that Occom has preached in Wheelock’s pulpit prior to leaving for his mission to the Oneidas.

Dennys DeBerdt, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 October 20

Manuscript Number: 761570

Date: 20 October 1761

Title: Dennys DeBerdt, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1761 October 20

Author: DeBerdt, Dennys

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: DeBerdt writes regarding, among other things, money raised for Occom, preparations for war, and the health of Whitefield.

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.

Gideon Hawley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 January 27

Manuscript Number: 763127

Date: 27 January 1763

Title: Gideon Hawley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 January 27

Author: Hawley, Gideon

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Hawley writes to tell of Occom's lack of tact in dealing with the Oneidas.

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.

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