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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1761 July 4

Manuscript Number: 761404

Date: 4 July 1761

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1761 July 4

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Whitefield about first Occom's mission to the Oneidas, and about the difficulties of teaching Indian students. He mentions the idea of appealing to the Earl of Dartmouth for charity.

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.

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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Erskine 1764 September 9

Manuscript Number: 764529

Date: 9 September 1764

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Erskine 1764 September 9

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Erskine, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes that Occom was unable to join General Johnson on his way to visit remote tribes, and details George Whitefield's activities during his visit to America, including his plan to take Occom to England to raise funds for the school. Wheelock also discusses the supplies needed for schools among the Indians.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to William Livingston, 1765 February 19

Manuscript Number: 765169.2

Date: 19 February 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to William Livingston, 1765 February 19

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Livingston, William

Abstract: Wheelock writes that Occom has had to return home from his mission, that the petition for incorporation has been postponed, and that the king would like the school to be moved to the Illinois River and put under Episcopal management.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1765 May 4 and 24

Manuscript Number: 765304

Date: 4 May 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1765 May 4 and 24

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes a long letter to Whitefield, detailing the events and outcome of the Occom-Jewett controversy, news about activities related to the School, and the plan to send Occom to fundraise in England.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 7

Manuscript Number: 766207.1

Date: 7 March 1766

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 7

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitaker, in London, writes that he has received letters from Wheelock, and that Wheelock should take care with regard to where he sends letters and what he writes, so that the Society in Scotland does not appropriate the money Whitaker, along with Occom, hopes to raise. Occom is shortly to be inoculated for small pox.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to the Trust in England, 1767 October 8

Manuscript Number: 767558.1

Date: 8 October 1767

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to the Trust in England, 1767 October 8

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Trust in England

Abstract: Wheelock copies an extract from his son Ralph’s journal describing a trip to Oneida Country, and relates the progress of the mission work there.

Gain Miller, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 September 21

Manuscript Number: 768521.1

Date: 21 September 1768

Title: Gain Miller, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 September 21

Author: Miller, Gain

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Miller writes to Wheelock asking him to write to Thomas Clark, who has heard that the funds collected by Whitaker and Occom for the Indian School may be diverted.

Jacob Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 October 10

Manuscript Number: 768560.2

Date: 10 October 1768

Title: Jacob Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 October 10

Author: Johnson, Jacob W.

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Johnson writes that a number of wealthy men have come to the congress and are enticing the Indians into selling their lands. Johnson has been going among the Indians trying to keep them from selling.

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