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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.

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.

Joseph Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 December 1

Manuscript Number: 766651.3

Date: 1 December 1766

Title: Joseph Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 December 1

Author: Johnson, Joseph

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Johnson sends regrets over the tone of his previous letter and the fact that he has not written lately, and relates his plans to train as a schoolmaster.

David Fowler, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 March 17

Manuscript Number: 767217.1

Date: 17 March 1767

Title: David Fowler, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 March 17

Author: Fowler, David

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Fowler writes to apologize for his previous letter, which he wrote in anger at Kirtland’s condescending treatment, and to request that Kirtland no longer have or exercise authority over him.

Tobias Shattock, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 October 2

Manuscript Number: 767552

Date: 2 October 1767

Title: Tobias Shattock, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 October 2

Author: Shattock, Tobias

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Shattock thanks Wheelock for his letter supporting the Narragansetts’ appeal to the colonial Governor that their Sachem Ninegret be prevented from selling any more of their lands.

Phineas Dodge, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 November 3

Manuscript Number: 767603

Date: 3 November 1767

Title: Phineas Dodge, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 November 3

Author: Dodge, Phineas

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Dodge writes regarding his trip to Oneida country, the danger from small pox, and a meeting with Sir William Johnson.

Aaron Kinne, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 June 13

Manuscript Number: 768363.1

Date: 13 June 1768

Title: Aaron Kinne, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 June 13

Author: Kinne, Aaron

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Kinne writes that the missionary party has arrived at Kanawalohale, and that the Oneidas there have received them well. He also writes that they are having trouble securing an interpreter, and relates other matters of interest.

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.

Jacob Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 December 28

Manuscript Number: 768678.1

Date: 28 December 1768

Title: Jacob Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 December 28

Author: Johnson, Jacob W.

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Johnson avows that his conduct at the Fort Stanwix Congress was unimpeachable, that he has been working alongside Kirkland, and that he hopes to see Wheelock and report in-person on the Congress.

John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 February 28

Manuscript Number: 772178

Date: 28 February 1772

Title: John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 February 28

Author: Thornton, John

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Thornton writes a lengthy letter mentioning the conflict with Kirkland, doubt that the Trust in England will confirm Wheelock's charter, and rumors that the college is to come under Episcopal management. He believes that Wheelock is too trusting of Ralph Wheelock, and that Occom has been unfairly treated.

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