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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.

Jeremiah Halsey, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 April 25

Manuscript Number: 768275.2

Date: 25 April 1768

Title: Jeremiah Halsey, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 April 25

Author: Halsey, Jeremiah

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Halsey writes that he has seen a document in which Whitaker vastly overestimates the number of Indians in America, and that people unfriendly to the design will take advantage of the opportunity to ridicule the school.

Aaron Kinne, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 June 13

Manuscript Number: 768363.1

Date: 13 June 1768

Title: Aaron Kinne, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 June 13

Author: Kinne, Aaron

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Kinne writes that the missionary party has arrived at Kanawalohale, and that the Oneidas there have received them well. He also writes that they are having trouble securing an interpreter, and relates other matters of interest.

Joseph Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 September 27

Manuscript Number: 768527

Date: 27 September 1768

Title: Joseph Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 September 27

Author: Johnson, Joseph

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Johnson writes that he is on his way to Fort Stanwix, and complains that he is never trusted with any money.

Jacob Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 October 10

Manuscript Number: 768560.2

Date: 10 October 1768

Title: Jacob Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 October 10

Author: Johnson, Jacob W.

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Johnson writes that a number of wealthy men have come to the congress and are enticing the Indians into selling their lands. Johnson has been going among the Indians trying to keep them from selling.

John Thornton, letter to Eleazer Wheelock, 1768 October 11

Manuscript Number: 768561

Date: 11 October 1768

Title: John Thornton, letter to Eleazer Wheelock, 1768 October 11

Author: Thornton, John

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Thornton touches on financial matters and assures Wheelock that the Trust in England is ready to stand by him. He also notes his good opinion of Occom.

Ebenezer Cleveland, journal, 1768 October 18

Manuscript Number: 768568.1

Date: 18 October 1768

Title: Ebenezer Cleveland, journal, 1768 October 18

Author: Cleaveland, Ebenezer

Abstract: Cleveland reports on the Indian Congress at Fort Stanwix.

Jacob Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 November 6

Manuscript Number: 768606

Date: 6 November 1768

Title: Jacob Johnson, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 November 6

Author: Johnson, Jacob W.

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Johnson writes that the cause of the Charity School was not much advanced at the Fort Stanwix Congress.

Robert Keen, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 November 14

Manuscript Number: 768614

Date: 14 November 1768

Title: Robert Keen, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 November 14

Author: Keen, Robert

Recipient: Wheelock, Eleazar

Abstract: Keen writes that the trust in England has sent its Declaration of Trust, and has agreed to pay Samuel Kirkland a hundred pounds. He also discusses the Charity School accounts and requests that Wheelock send narratives of the conversion of Indians. An account of donors and money donated is included.

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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