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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.

Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 February 9

Manuscript Number: 765159.1

Date: 9 February 1765

Title: Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 February 9

Author: Woolley, Joseph

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Woolley gives an account of his progress at Onaquaga, and writes that Good Peter is ready to bring four boys to the school now that peace among the Nations is settled.

Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 February 9

Manuscript Number: 765159.2

Date: 9 February 1765

Title: Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 February 9

Author: Woolley, Joseph

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Woolley writes that the two boys who were to come to the school are delayed because of winter snow and the risk of smallpox. He also remarks on the progress of his mission, his admiration for the Tuscaroras, and the wish of the Oneidas at Chenango to have Samuel Ashpo return to them.

David Fowler, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 May 29

Manuscript Number: 765329.2

Date: 29 May 1765

Title: David Fowler, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 May 29

Author: Fowler, David

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Fowler reports on the progress of the mission at Oneida. He writes that Joseph Woolley was appointed schoolmaster at Onaquaga, and expresses concern for Mr. Kirtland.

Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 July 22

Manuscript Number: 765422

Date: 22 July 1765

Title: Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 July 22

Author: Woolley, Joseph

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Woolley writes that he has been taken very ill, and updates Wheelock on the whereabouts of other charity school students.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Isaac Dakayenensere and Adam Waonwanoron, 1765 August 19

Manuscript Number: 765469

Date: 19 August 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Isaac Dakayenensere and Adam Waonwanoron, 1765 August 19

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipients: Dakayenensere, Isaac; Waonwanoron, Adam

Abstract: Wheelock notes that he is pleased to hear the Indians want to build a mill and practice husbandry. He also recommends Jospeh Woolley as a schoolmaster.

Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 September 17

Manuscript Number: 765517.2

Date: 17 September 1765

Title: Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 September 17

Author: Woolley, Joseph

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Woolley writes to Wheelock about his health, the school at Onaquaga, and his decision to return to New England.

Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 September 30

Manuscript Number: 765530.4

Date: 30 September 1765

Title: Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 September 30

Author: Woolley, Joseph

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Woolley writes of his progress with his mission, and of his intentions to go to the Tuscarora tribe to teach.

The Chiefs at Onaquaga, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 December 29

Manuscript Number: 765679

Date: 29 December 1765

Title: The Chiefs at Onaquaga, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 December 29

Authors: Addam; Isaac; David; Peter; Jacob; Thomas

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: The Onaquaga chiefs write to tell Wheelock of Joseph Woolley's death.

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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