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Ralph Wheelock, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 December 30

Manuscript Number: 763680

Date: 10 December 1763

Title: Ralph Wheelock, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1763 December 30

Author: Wheelock, Rodulphus

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Ralph writes to his father from New York City regarding meetings with donors, including the Earl of Stirling, as well as with George Whitefield, who is also trying to secure funds. He mentions that Occom is arriving from Long Island to preach.

Samuel Finley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 June 3

Manuscript Number: 765353

Date: 3 June 1765

Title: Samuel Finley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 June 3

Author: Finley, Samuel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Finley writes that Ralph Wheelock has been working steadily for the school, and that Occom should have more polishing before traveling to Great Britain.

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.

John Brainerd, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 September 16

Manuscript Number: 766516.1

Date: 16 September 1766

Title: John Brainerd, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 September 16

Author: Brainerd, John

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Brainerd writes about the apprehension of the murderers of two Indian women, includes letters from Francis Alison and John Ewing recommending John G. Kals as a teacher and missionary, and gives his own recommendation of Kals, with reservations.

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