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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.

David Fowler, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 January 21

Manuscript Number: 766121.2

Date: 21 January 1766

Title: David Fowler, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 January 21

Author: Fowler, David

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: David Fowler writes of the progress of his Indian school, the present religious state of the Indians and their want of a minister, news of Kirtland, and personal matters.

David Fowler, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 February 17

Manuscript Number: 766167.1

Date: 17 February 1766

Title: David Fowler, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 February 17

Author: Fowler, David

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Fowler writes from his mission to acknowledge Wheelock's admonition. He also mentions the progress of his school, and that he needs new clothes.

Hezekiah Calvin, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 February 19

Manuscript Number: 766169

Date: 19 February 1766

Title: Hezekiah Calvin, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 February 19

Author: Calvin, Hezekiah

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Calvin writes that, while he wishes to do good among the Indians, he does not want to go on a mission before visiting home.

Eleazar Wheelock, announcement, 1766 February 20

Manuscript Number: 766170.1

Date: 20 February 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, announcement, 1766 February 20

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Wheelock writes an announcement for publication stating that both the reports of Good Peter's providential arrival at Wheelock's home, and the narrative of Occom's life, are true.

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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to William Allen, 1766 March 4

Manuscript Number: 766204

Date: 4 March 1766

Title: Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to William Allen, 1766 March 4

Author: Wheelock, Eleazar

Recipient: Allen, William

Abstract: Wheelock offers belated thanks for Allen's liberality to the Indian Charity School.

Samuel Kirkland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 6

Manuscript Number: 766206

Date: 6 March 1766

Title: Samuel Kirkland, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 6

Author: Kirkland, Samuel

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Kirkland writes a lengthy letter describing his work among the Senecas, and touching upon, among other things, his concerns regarding Chamberlain and his mission.

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.

Moses Peck, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 25

Manuscript Number: 766225

Date: 25 March 1766

Title: Moses Peck, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 25

Author: Peck, Moses

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Peck writes that he has printed what was desired respecting Occom, and reports that Sir William Johnson is favorably inclined towards the design. A box of goods was shipped, and Mr. Blair was shipwrecked.

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