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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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 April 5

Manuscript Number: 766255

Date: 5 April 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 April 5

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Wheelock writes to update Whitaker -- in England on the fundraising tour of Great Britain -- on the progress of various students and missionaries, and on Whitaker’s family.

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.

David Avery, letter, to David McClure, 1768 August 14

Manuscript Number: 768464.3

Date: 14 August 1768

Title: David Avery, letter, to David McClure, 1768 August 14

Author: Avery, David

Recipient: McClure, David

Abstract: Avery writes a collegial letter, over a few days and in segments, about the people and conditions at his mission. He notes that he will travel to Canajoharie to recruit an interpreter, and then writes from there as well.

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