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John Smith, letter, to unknown, 1761 July 16

Manuscript Number: 761416

Date: 16 July 1761

Title: John Smith, letter, to unknown, 1761 July 16

Author: Smith, John

Recipient: Unknown

Abstract: Smith writes to an unknown recipient about Wheelock's work among the Indians, and of the need for Indian missionaries. Mention is made of Occom.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1761 September 22

Manuscript Number: 761522

Date: 22 September 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1761 September 22

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: DeBerdt, Dennys

Abstract: Wheelock describes the progress of Occom's mission to the Oneidas, mentions a land dispute in Pennsylvania, and reports on the progress of his school. Mention is made of Kirtland's missionary training.

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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Robert Keen, 1766 December 4

Manuscript Number: 766654.1

Date: 4 December 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Robert Keen, 1766 December 4

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Keen, Robert

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Keen about money matters, selecting a potential site for the School, and the controversy regarding the letter sent to England by the New England Company. He also introduces William Samuel Johnson, newly appointed as Special agent for the Colony of Connecticut.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 December 8

Manuscript Number: 766658

Date: 8 December 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 December 8

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Wheelock writes that Samuel William Johnson is on his way to England with a document certifying that Occom intends to stay out of the Mason case. He also updates Whitaker on the progress of various missions and relates that David McClure has brought a Mohawk boy to attend the charity school.

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