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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dr. Andrew Gifford, 1763 October 31

Manuscript Number: 763581

Date: 31 October 1763

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dr. Andrew Gifford, 1763 October 31

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Gifford, Andrew

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Dr. Gifford thanking him for his support at a time when hostilities with the Indians have stopped donations and interfered with missionary work. Wheelock asks Gifford to befriend General Lyman in England to advance the interests of the School.

Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Correspondents, 1765 May 10

Manuscript Number: 765310.1

Date: 10 May 1765

Title: Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Correspondents, 1765 May 10

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

Abstract: The Board votes to send C.J. Smith to Europe to collect funds, to ask General Gage for help, to increase Occom’s pension to relieve his poverty, and to employ him as a missionary to the Six Nations if he doesn’t go to Europe.

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.

Minutes of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents, 1765 July 2

Manuscript Number: 765402.2

Date: 2 July 1765

Title: Minutes of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents, 1765 July 2

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

Abstract: Minutes record the vote on several issues pertaining to the fundraising trip to Great Britain, and on Jewett’s letter clearing Occom’s character of the charges against him.

Eleazar Wheelock, recommendation, 1765 November 15

Manuscript Number: 765615

Date: 15 November 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, recommendation, 1765 November 15

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Wheelock recommends Whitaker and the Charity School to potential donors in England, Scotland and Ireland.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 June 17

Manuscript Number: 766367.2

Date: 17 June 1766

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 June 17

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitaker writes that the The Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America has been attempting to discredit Wheelock and Occom in London. He suggests that Wheelock should make his will and appoint a successor to oversee the money raised.

Eleazar Wheelock, certificate, 1766 December 3

Manuscript Number: 766653.1

Date: 3 December 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, certificate, 1766 December 3

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: A copy of a document certifying Occom’s promise not to act in the Mason v. Colony of Connecticut Land case while in England.

George Whitefield, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 February 9

Manuscript Number: 767159.4

Date: 9 February 1767

Title: George Whitefield, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 February 9

Author: Whitefield, George

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitefield strongly urges Wheelock to detail the school's accounts and send them to the Trust. He also notes his disapproval of the arrangement with Mr. Eells, and discusses other Charity School business.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 February 12

Manuscript Number: 767162.1

Date: 12 February 1767

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 February 12

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitaker writes regarding several matters, including the slanders of the New England Company, General Lyman's progress in obtaining land, the necessity of formalizing the Charity School accounts, and the disbursement of a shipment of books. He notes that Whitefield suggests sending Indian baskets to the wives of donors, and that Occom proposes Long Island as a suitable new location for an Indian school.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to William Johnson, 1767 August 19

Manuscript Number: 767469.2

Date: 19 August 1767

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to William Johnson, 1767 August 19

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Johnson, William

Abstract: Wheelock writes on behalf of the Narragansett Indians, who are losing their lands, and requests to know whether the reports of missionaries arriving from Europe are true.

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