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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.

John Marshall, receipt, 1766 February 25

Manuscript Number: 766175.2

Date: 25 February 1766

Title: John Marshall, receipt, 1766 February 25

Author: Marshall, John

Abstract: Receipt from the captain of the ship "Boston Packett," on which Whitaker and Occom sailed from Boston to England, with a deduction of five pounds as a gift from John Hancock, one of the owners of the ship.

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.

Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1766 March 11

Manuscript Number: 766211

Date: 11 March 1766

Title: Samson Occom, letter, to Mary Occom, 1766 March 11

Author: Occom, Samson

Recipient: Occom, Mary (née Fowler)

Abstract: Occom details the items he is sending for his family from England, and tells of his inoculation by Mr. Whitaker just hours before.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 June 17

Manuscript Number: 766367.2

Date: 17 June 1766

Title: Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 June 17

Author: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Whitaker writes that the The Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America has been attempting to discredit Wheelock and Occom in London. He suggests that Wheelock should make his will and appoint a successor to oversee the money raised.

Joseph Fish, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 July 30

Manuscript Number: 766430

Date: 30 July 1766

Title: Joseph Fish, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 July 30

Author: Fish, Joseph

Recipient: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Fish writes to Whitaker about his mission to the Narragansetts, and about the visit he and his wife made to Mrs. Whitaker.

Robert Keen, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 August 20

Manuscript Number: 766470.1

Date: 20 August 1766

Title: Robert Keen, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 August 20

Author: Keen, Robert

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Keen writes a lengthy letter to Wheelock about the progress of the fundraising tour in England, and the management of the funds collected.

Moses Peck, letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 September 19

Manuscript Number: 766519

Date: 19 September 1766

Title: Moses Peck, letter to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 September 19

Author: Peck, Moses

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Peck writes of good reports from England regarding Wheelock, Whitaker and Occom, and discusses other business relating to matters at home and abroad.

Thomas Ludlow, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 October 3

Manuscript Number: 766553.3

Date: 3 October 1766

Title: Thomas Ludlow, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 October 3

Author: Ludlow, Thomas

Recipient: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Ludlow writes regarding shipments to Boston for Whitaker and Occom, and relates business regarding the fundraising tour.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 October 13

Manuscript Number: 766563

Date: 13 October 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 October 13

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Whitaker, Nathaniel

Abstract: Wheelock writes to Whitaker about the New England Company sending Mr. Mosley as missionary to Onaquaga at the same time as the Windham Association sent Mr. Smith. Wheelock criticizes the NEC and faults them for not supporting Occom in his mission to the Montauks on Long Island.

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