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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.

Amos Smith, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 May 19

Manuscript Number: 766319

Date: 19 May 1766

Title: Amos Smith, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 May 19

Author: Smith, Amos

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Smith asks for a settlement of the payment due for work done on Occom’s house.

Bezaleel Woodward, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 June 13

Manuscript Number: 766363.4

Date: 13 June 1766

Title: Bezaleel Woodward, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 June 13

Author: Woodward, Bezaleel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Woodward writes about Mary Occom's accounts with the merchants Gershom Breed and Nathaniel Shaw while her husband is in England.

Receipt, 1766 August 22

Manuscript Number: 766472.2

Date: 22 August 1766

Title: Receipt, 1766 August 22

Abstract: Receipt for the purchase of several different kinds of cloth from John Rowend. A note is added by Sarah Whitaker.

Moses Peck, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 September

Manuscript Number: 766540

Date: September 1766

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

Author: Peck, Moses

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Peck encloses a bill, and copies a letter from Whitefield to Mason regarding the controversy involving Occom and the New England Company.

John Cleveland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 October 20

Manuscript Number: 766570

Date: 20 October 1766

Title: John Cleveland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 October 20

Author: Cleaveland, John

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Cleveland writes that he has heard from Jonathan Parsons of a letter, sent to England by Secretary Oliver, intended to do damage to Occom and Whitaker in England. He mentions that Parsons intends to write to England and state the truth.

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