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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Smith, 1761 September 15

Manuscript Number: 761515

Date: 15 September 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Smith, 1761 September 15

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Smith, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes of Occom’s mission to the Oneidas, of the preparations of Samuel Kirtland for mission work, and of the general progress of the charity school. In a postscript, Wheelock states that Occom was educated entirely by him, and not at college.

Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 August 22

Manuscript Number: 764472

Date: 22 August 1764

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 August 22

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Occom reports on his activities and on progress in the building of his house. He also notes that he’s been paid a half-year's salary by the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America. On two verso, Wheelock has written an outline for a sermon.

Joseph Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 September 24

Manuscript Number: 768524.1

Date: 24 September 1768

Title: Joseph Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 September 24

Author: Johnson, Joseph

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Johnson relates the progress of his and Jacob Johnson's travels, and relays news of donations for the school.

Ebenezer Gurley, confession, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1770 February 3

Manuscript Number: 770153.1

Date: 3 February 1770

Title: Ebenezer Gurley, confession, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1770 February 3

Author: Gurley, Ebenezer

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Gurley confesses that he tried to leave the school for Yale.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 May 23

Manuscript Number: 772323

Date: 23 May 1772

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 May 23

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Thornton regarding several matters, including Thornton's warnings about Wheelock’s son Ralph, and Thornton's offer to pay Wheelock’s debt. He gives news of Occom and other potential missionaries.

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