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Eleazar Wheelock, letter to the The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, and William Peartree Smith, 1765 January 14

Manuscript Number: 765114.1

Date: 14 January 1765

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter to the The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, and William Peartree Smith, 1765 January 14

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipients: Smith, William Peartree; The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Abstract: Wheelock writes to the The New York/New Jersey Board of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge about the missionaries and school masters he has educated at his Indian Charity school, and asks them to allow John Brainerd to solicit funds in Europe to support it. Also included is a note to William Peartree Smith asking him to respond with the Board's decision as soon as possible.

Samuel Finley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 June 3

Manuscript Number: 765353

Date: 3 June 1765

Title: Samuel Finley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 June 3

Author: Finley, Samuel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Finley writes that Ralph Wheelock has been working steadily for the school, and that Occom should have more polishing before traveling to Great Britain.

Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 June 28

Manuscript Number: 765378

Date: 28 June 1765

Title: Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 June 28

Author: Woolley, Joseph

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Woolley reports on the progress of the journey to Onaquaga.

Minutes of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents, 1765 July 2

Manuscript Number: 765402.2

Date: 2 July 1765

Title: Minutes of the Connecticut Board of Correspondents, 1765 July 2

Author: Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Abstract: Minutes record the vote on several issues pertaining to the fundraising trip to Great Britain, and on Jewett’s letter clearing Occom’s character of the charges against him.

Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 July 6

Manuscript Number: 765406.2

Date: 6 July 1765

Title: Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 July 6

Author: Woolley, Joseph

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Joseph Woolley writes to Wheelock with news from his mission to Onaquaga. He mentions the smallpox epidemic, the Shawnees' and Delawares' confirmation of the Covenant Chain, his cousin Jacob Woolley, and David Fowler’s abuse of his Indian students.

Connecticut Board of Correspondents, letter, to Sir William Johnson, 1765 July 17

Manuscript Number: 765417.4

Date: 17 July 1765

Title: Connecticut Board of Correspondents, letter, to Sir William Johnson, 1765 July 17

Author: Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Recipient: Johnson, William

Abstract: The Connecticut Board writes to Sir William Johnson, seeking his advice and support for a plan to send Wheelock and Whitaker to Europe to raise funds for the Indian Charity School, and to obtain a Royal Charter for a new location. Wheelock appends a note saying that he forgot to enclose the Board’s letter with one written by Wheelock and sent by Occom.

Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 July 22

Manuscript Number: 765422

Date: 22 July 1765

Title: Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 July 22

Author: Woolley, Joseph

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Woolley writes that he has been taken very ill, and updates Wheelock on the whereabouts of other charity school students.

Theophilus Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 July 29

Manuscript Number: 765429.1

Date: 29 July 1765

Title: Theophilus Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 July 29

Author: Chamberlain, Theophilus

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Chamberlain writes from his mission with an account of work among the Indians, occurrences of problem drinking, a funeral, and weddings.

David Fowler, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 September 23

Manuscript Number: 765523.4

Date: 23 September 1765

Title: David Fowler, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 September 23

Author: Fowler, David

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Fowler recounts his arrival at Oneida, and describes the state of his school and life there.

Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, letter, to The Long Island Presbytery, 1765 September 24

Manuscript Number: 765524

Date: 24 September 1765

Title: Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, letter, to The Long Island Presbytery, 1765 September 24

Author: Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge

Recipient: Presbytery of Suffolk County

Abstract: The Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge writes seeking assistance from the Long Island Presbytery to offset Occom’s debts. Document also includes minutes from a meeting of the Board, with what appear to be mentions of other letters written to different organizations.

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