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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.

David Fowler, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 February 17

Manuscript Number: 766167.1

Date: 17 February 1766

Title: David Fowler, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 February 17

Author: Fowler, David

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Fowler writes from his mission to acknowledge Wheelock's admonition. He also mentions the progress of his school, and that he needs new clothes.

David Fowler, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 May 13

Manuscript Number: 766313.1

Date: 13 May 1766

Title: David Fowler, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 May 13

Author: Fowler, David

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Fowler asks Wheelock to deliver an enclosed letter to Hannah Pyamphcouh, whom he wants to marry.

Phineas Dodge, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 November 3

Manuscript Number: 767603

Date: 3 November 1767

Title: Phineas Dodge, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 November 3

Author: Dodge, Phineas

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Dodge writes regarding his trip to Oneida country, the danger from small pox, and a meeting with Sir William Johnson.

Joseph Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768, May 2

Manuscript Number: 768302

Date: 2 May 1768

Title: Joseph Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768, May 2

Author: Johnson, Joseph

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Johnson writes of his progress among the Oneidas, and that the more distant tribes visited by Ralph Wheelock do not seem anxious for missionaries. He also mentions various Moor's students.

Joseph Johnson, letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 April 20

Manuscript Number: 768270

Date: 20 April 1768

Title: Joseph Johnson, letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 April 20

Author: Johnson, Joseph

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Johnson writes about his progress among the Oneidas, and about the recent travels of Ralph Wheelock among tribes of the Six Nations.

Aaron Kinne, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 June 13

Manuscript Number: 768363.1

Date: 13 June 1768

Title: Aaron Kinne, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 June 13

Author: Kinne, Aaron

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Kinne writes that the missionary party has arrived at Kanawalohale, and that the Oneidas there have received them well. He also writes that they are having trouble securing an interpreter, and relates other matters of interest.

David Avery, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 June 13

Manuscript Number: 768363.2

Date: 13 June 1768

Title: David Avery, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 June 13

Author: Avery, David

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Avery writes that he is about to open his school with 16 students, and that Wheelock should expect a letter from Aaron Kinne as well.

Aaron Kinne, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 June 23

Manuscript Number: 768373.1

Date: 23 June 1768

Title: Aaron Kinne, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 June 23

Author: Kinne, Aaron

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Kinne writes that the Oneidas have agreed to his proposal for a more permanent ministry.

David Avery, letter, to David McClure, 1768 August 14

Manuscript Number: 768464.3

Date: 14 August 1768

Title: David Avery, letter, to David McClure, 1768 August 14

Author: Avery, David

Recipient: McClure, David

Abstract: Avery writes a collegial letter, over a few days and in segments, about the people and conditions at his mission. He notes that he will travel to Canajoharie to recruit an interpreter, and then writes from there as well.

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