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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.

Isaac Dakayenensere, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 October 9

Manuscript Number: 766559

Date: 9 October 1766

Title: Isaac Dakayenensere, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 October 9

Author: Dakayenensere, Isaac

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Dakayenensere writes to Wheelock on behalf of the Onaquagas, explaining that they now understand that his mission is separate from that of the New England Comapany, and requesting Wheelock to write to them again.

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