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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1764 August 25

Manuscript Number: 764475.4

Date: 25 August 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1764 August 25

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Occom, Samson

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Occom enclosing the commission from Scotland for his mission to the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), and advises him to find a donor to supply him with money.

George Whitefield, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 September 5

Manuscript Number: 764505

Date: 5 September 1764

Title: George Whitefield, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 September 5

Author: Whitefield, George

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitefield writes that he cannot support Occom and his companion in their intended mission, and that he doubts the wisdom of moving Occom from Mohegan.

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.

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