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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.

George Whitefield, letter, to Peter Vanbrugh Livingston, 1766 February 27

Manuscript Number: 766177

Date: 27 February 1766

Title: George Whitefield, letter, to Peter Vanbrugh Livingston, 1766 February 27

Author: Whitefield, George

Recipient: Livingstone, Peter Vanbrugh

Abstract: Whitefield writes that Lord Dartmouth proves himself to be America’s friend, that Occom preaches to acceptance and is meeting nobles, and that the king has become a benefactor of Wheelock’s plan.

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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1766 May 14

Manuscript Number: 766314

Date: 14 May 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1766 May 14

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipients: Whitefield, George; Six Nations

Abstract: Wheelock writes that Whitefield’s zeal will be rewarded with blessings, that he has sent for Indian rarities with which to gift Lord Dartmouth, and that he is waiting for Kirtland to return from the Senecas to hear of their situation.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Lord Dartmouth, 1766 September 4

Manuscript Number: 766504.4

Date: 4 September 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Lord Dartmouth, 1766 September 4

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Legge, William

Abstract: Wheelock asks for Lord Dartmouth’s help in petitioning the King for a grant of land for his Indian Charity School.

Samson Occom and Nathaniel Whitaker, agreement, 1766 October 15

Manuscript Number: 766565.2

Date: 15 October 1766

Title: Samson Occom and Nathaniel Whitaker, agreement, 1766 October 15

Abstract: A copy of the agreement in which Whitaker and Occom promise that money collected in Devon County shall be delivered into the hands of the trustees in London.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to William Johnson, 1767 August 19

Manuscript Number: 767469.2

Date: 19 August 1767

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to William Johnson, 1767 August 19

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Johnson, William

Abstract: Wheelock writes on behalf of the Narragansett Indians, who are losing their lands, and requests to know whether the reports of missionaries arriving from Europe are true.

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.

Tobias Shattock, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 November 30

Manuscript Number: 767630.2

Date: 30 November 1767

Title: Tobias Shattock, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 November 30

Author: Shattock, Tobias

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Shattock writes that the Trustees appointed by the Rhode Island General Assembly have decided to sell enough of the Narragansetts’ land to pay their Sachem Ninegret’s debts. Fearing their ruin, the Narragansetts are sending Shattock to London to raise funds.

Eleazar Wheelock, draft of will, 1768 April 14

Manuscript Number: 768264

Date: 14 April 1768

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, draft of will, 1768 April 14

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: A draft of Wheelock’s will.

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