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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1767 April 11

Manuscript Number: 767261.4

Date: 11 April 1767

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1767 April 11

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Wheelock writes of Kirkland’s visit and of his progress on his mission among the Oneidas. He also relates news of Whitaker's and Occom’s wives, as well as other business related to the Charity School.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Robert Keen, 1767 July 27

Manuscript Number: 767427.2

Date: 27 July 1767

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Robert Keen, 1767 July 27

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Keen, Robert

Abstract: Wheelock writes of the desperate situation faced by Samuel Kirkland and the Indians at Oneida. He quotes liberally from Kirkland's letters, and mentions that David Fowler has undertaken a 400-mile journey on foot to secure aid.

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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Robert Keen, 1767 October 16

Manuscript Number: 767566.2

Date: 16 October 1767

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Robert Keen, 1767 October 16

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Keen, Robert

Abstract: Wheelock says he is drawing money from the Trust in England, and urges Keen to relay its reaction to Wheelock's accounts. He writes about Brainerd's mission to Muskingum, Kirkland's mission to the Oneidas, Phineas Dodge and Joseph Johnson's schools in Oneida, and an "extraordinary and preternatural" occurrence, which he does not disclose.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1767 November 28

Manuscript Number: 767628.1

Date: 28 November 1767

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1767 November 28

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Wheelock writes of the serious trouble caused by Whitaker’s dealings with Nathaniel Eells. He also posits that Ralph Wheelock’s ability to manage Indians would make him his father's best successor.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1767 November 28

Manuscript Number: 767628.4

Date: 28 November 1767

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1767 November 28

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Whitaker about the serious trouble caused by Whitaker’s dealings with Nathaniel Eells. He also posits that Ralph Wheelock’s ability to manage Indians would make him his father's successor.

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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1768 August 25

Manuscript Number: 768475

Date: 25 August 1768

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1768 August 25

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes that Occom refuses to return money that was inadvertently advanced to him; he fears Occom has been given delusions of grandeur by his treatment in England.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1768 December 23

Manuscript Number: 768673.1

Date: 23 December 1768

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1768 December 23

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Thornton, John

Abstract: Wheelock writes that he advanced Occom money before being informed that the Trust in England had given him an allowance. He proposes that Occom’s “sails were too high” during his tour of Great Britain, but that he seems to be humbling.

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