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Samuel Buell, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1758 October 17

Manuscript Number: 758567.1

Date: 17 October 1758

Title: Samuel Buell, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1758 October 17

Author: Buell, Samuel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Buell writes that Occom should be sent on a mission to Virginia and, therefore, ordained as soon as possible.

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.

Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 May 30

Manuscript Number: 766330

Date: 30 May 1766

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 May 30

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Occom urgently requests that Wheelock send a report on his accounts with the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, and Capt. Shaw of New London, so that he may have assistance in refuting false statements made against him.

Robert Keen, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 August 20

Manuscript Number: 766470.1

Date: 20 August 1766

Title: Robert Keen, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 August 20

Author: Keen, Robert

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Keen writes a lengthy letter to Wheelock about the progress of the fundraising tour in England, and the management of the funds collected.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 February 12

Manuscript Number: 767162.1

Date: 12 February 1767

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 February 12

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitaker writes regarding several matters, including the slanders of the New England Company, General Lyman's progress in obtaining land, the necessity of formalizing the Charity School accounts, and the disbursement of a shipment of books. He notes that Whitefield suggests sending Indian baskets to the wives of donors, and that Occom proposes Long Island as a suitable new location for an Indian school.

Peter Jillard, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 March 2

Manuscript Number: 767202

Date: 2 March 1767

Title: Peter Jillard, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 March 2

Authors: Jillard, Peter; Moor’s Indian Charity School

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Jillard writes to express his admiration for Occom, and notes that his opinion is shared by many in Great Britain. He proposes that provision should be made for Occom and his family out of the funds collected.

Alexander Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 October 19

Manuscript Number: 767569

Date: 19 October 1767

Title: Alexander Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 October 19

Author: Chamberlain, Alexander Jr.

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Chamberlain copies an excerpt from a London paper about a local appearance by, and the successful fundraising activities of, Whitaker and Occom.

Charles Skelton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 March 8

Manuscript Number: 768208.2

Date: 8 March 1768

Title: Charles Skelton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 March 8

Author: Skelton, Charles

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Skelton writes in praise of Whitaker and Occom for their work in England, but warns against malicious people damaging the character of Whitaker.

Jeremiah Halsey, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 April 25

Manuscript Number: 768275.2

Date: 25 April 1768

Title: Jeremiah Halsey, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 April 25

Author: Halsey, Jeremiah

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Halsey writes that he has seen a document in which Whitaker vastly overestimates the number of Indians in America, and that people unfriendly to the design will take advantage of the opportunity to ridicule the school.

Robert Keen, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 November 14

Manuscript Number: 768614

Date: 14 November 1768

Title: Robert Keen, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 November 14

Author: Keen, Robert

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Keen writes that the trust in England has sent its Declaration of Trust, and has agreed to pay Samuel Kirkland a hundred pounds. He also discusses the Charity School accounts and requests that Wheelock send narratives of the conversion of Indians. An account of donors and money donated is included.

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