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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.

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.

Copy, Samson Occom's Commission from the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1764 August 13

Manuscript Number: 764463

Date: 13 August 1764

Title: Copy, Samson Occom's Commission from the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1764 August 13

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

Abstract: A contemporary copy of a commission authorizing Samson Occom, along with David Fowler, to undertake a mission to the Six Nations.

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.

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