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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1762 September 16

Manuscript Number: 762516

Date: 16 September 1762

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1762 September 16

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes of his difficulty in securing pupils, and relays news from Occom about the bad conditions among the Oneidas. Ashpo is being trained for mission work. The future of a grant from the Massachusetts assembly and other monies are in question.

Theophilus Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 December 23

Manuscript Number: 765673

Date: 23 December 1765

Title: Theophilus Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 December 23

Author: Chamberlain, Theophilus

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Chamberlain writes from his mission about the bad state of affairs among the Canajoharie Mohawks, and about how the Indian teachers sent out by Wheelock refuse to obey him.

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.

Samuel Kirkland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 6

Manuscript Number: 766206

Date: 6 March 1766

Title: Samuel Kirkland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 6

Author: Kirkland, Samuel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Kirkland writes a lengthy letter describing his work among the Senecas, and touching upon, among other things, his concerns regarding Chamberlain and his mission.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1766 July 24

Manuscript Number: 766424

Date: 24 July 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1766 July 24

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitefield, George

Abstract: Wheelock writes to update Whitefield on the missions of Kirkland and others.

Theophilus Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 October 3

Manuscript Number: 766553

Date: 3 October 1766

Title: Theophilus Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 October 3

Author: Chamberlain, Theophilus

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Chamberlain relates the progress, or lack thereof, of his mission among the Mohawks.

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.

Joseph Johnson, letter, to the Indians at Niantic, Mohegan, Groton, Stonington, Narragansett and Montauk, 1773 December 24

Manuscript Number: 773674.1

Date: 24 December 1773

Title: Joseph Johnson, letter, to the Indians at Niantic, Mohegan, Groton, Stonington, Narragansett and Montauk, 1773 December 24

Author: Johnson, Joseph

Recipients: Niantic Tribe; Mohegan Tribe; Groton Pequots; Stonington Pequots; Narragansett Tribe; Montaukett Tribe

Abstract: On behalf of himself and six other Indian signatories, Johnson strongly urges each tribe to send a delegate to confer with the Oneidas and Sir William Johnson on the subject of lands.

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