Eleazar Wheelock, draft of will, 1768 April 14


[note (type: abstract): A draft of Wheelock’s will.][note (type: handwriting): The first two-plus pages of the document are written in a hand that is other than Wheelock's. It is informal and crowded, yet largely clear and legible. Beginning with the second word of the ninth line on two recto, the hand is Wheelock's (there are also additions made in Wheelock's hand throughout). Wheelock's hand is informal, small and occasionally difficult to decipher.][note (type: paper): Document consists of one large single sheet and one large sheet folded in half to make four pages. The paper is in fair condition, with moderate-to-heavy staining, creasing and wear. A small tear at the top of two recto/verso results in a minor loss of text.][note (type: ink): Brown-black.][note (type: noteworthy): A tag reading "Part of the Frederick Chase Collection given by his heirs" is affixed to both two recto and three verso.]
Item. And whereas I ^[above] have^have did for many [& | and]&and weighty reasons more than thirteen years ago,  undertake, [& | and]&and have ^[above] at my own [Riſque | risk]Riſquerisk [& | and ]& and [Expence | expense]Expenceexpense^at my own [Riſque | risk]Riſquerisk [& | and ]& and [Expence | expense]Expenceexpense by the [aſsistance | assistance]aſsistanceassistance [& | and]&and favour of god, founded a charity school[org0098.ocp] for  the education of youths of the several tribes of Indians in this land, and [alſo | also]alſoalso  of a competent number of English youths to accompany them, with a  single view to the spreading the gospel into the ignorant parts of this  Land, [eſpecially | especially]eſpeciallyespecially among the Indians. And by the smiles of heaven  upon every step that hath hitherto been taken in the Affair, the  design is now become respectable in Europe[place0070.ocp] as well as America[place0003.ocp], inso‐ ‐much that large donations have been made, whereby a number of  [Miſsionaries | missionaries]Miſsionariesmissionaries [& | and]&and schoolmasters have been, and are supported in the  [Wilderneſs | wilderness]Wilderneſswilderness, as well as a considerable number now in this school[org0098.ocp].  filling for the like service when they have finished their learning here  And a ^[above] very^very considerable fund is ^[above] additional Sums have been^additional Sums have been collected in great Britain[place0090.ocp], chiefly by  the endeavours of the [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.d Rev. [Doct.r | Dr.]Doct.rDr. Whitaker[pers0037.ocp], whom I have ^[above] [Authorised | authorized ]Authorised authorized [commiſsioned | commissioned]commiſsionedcommissioned and^[Authorised | authorized ]Authorised authorized [commiſsioned | commissioned]commiſsionedcommissioned and sent, in com‐ ‐pany with the [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. [Sampson | Samson]SampsonSamson Occom[pers0030.ocp], in my name, to solicit the charities  of gods people ^[above] only^only for the use [& | and]&and support of [s.d | said]s.dsaid Design; And God  having amidst the [numberleſs | numberless]numberleſsnumberless [& | and]&and signal favours, by which he has [own'd | owned]own'downed  this design, put it into the hearts of [thoſe | those]thoſethose most noble worthy [& | and]&and generous  friends [& | and]&and benefactors the Right [hon.ble | Honourable]hon.bleHonourable [W..m | William]W..mWilliam Earl of Dartmouth[pers0153.ocp] [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Baron  Smythe[pers0505.ocp] John Thornton[pers0541.ocp] Samuel Roffey[pers0453.ocp] Charles [Hardey | Hardy]HardeyHardy[pers0246.ocp] [& | and]&and Daniel West[pers0568.ocp] [Esqr | Esq.]EsqrEsq.  [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Samuel Savage[pers0465.ocp] [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Josiah Robarts[pers0447.ocp] [& | and]&and [Mr | Mr.]MrMr. [Robart | Robert]RobartRobert Keen[pers0301.ocp] all of, or near  the City of London[place0128.ocp] to become Guarantees to the [publick | public]publickpublic for the  safety ^[above] Security^Security [& | and]&and due application of [sd | said]sdsaid fund ^[above] Monies^Monies collected in great Britain[place0090.ocp] for  promoting the great design [afores.d | aforesaid]afores.daforesaid, [& | and]&and that this so important Affair  should ^[above] might not^might not fail or be obstructed [thro' | through]thro'through my decease, and it being also [neceſsary | necessary]neceſsarynecessary  for the safety wellbeing [& | and]&and [succeſs | success]succeſssuccess of [ye | the]yethe undertaking that there be also  a trust[org0114.ocp] appointed on this side the water who may [& | and]&and shall receive  all gifts [& | and]&and grants subscriptions or donations any way made in  these Colonies for the use [& | and]&and support of [s.d | said]s.dsaid school or [miſsionaries | missionaries]miſsionariesmissionaries  and to dispose of and improve [ye | the]yethe same according to [ye | the]yethe will of  [ye | the]yethe [doners | donors]donersdonors; and also to examine [& | and]&and judge of the qualifications of [Miſſsys | missionaries]Miſſsysmissionaries  [& | and]&and [school-masters | schoolmasters]school-mastersschoolmasters; the numbers from time to time expedient [& | and]&and their  [fitneſs | fitness]fitneſsfitness for the places they shall be respectively designed for and also of  their fidelity [& | and]&and skill in performing the truths respectively reposed  in them [& | and]&and accordingly to authorize [& | and]&and appoint them to [yr | their]yrtheir respective offices or displace  [& | and]&and remove them as they shall find occasion
I do therefore, after much deliberation [& | and]&and committing the  affair to god [& | and]&and waiting upon him for light [& | and]&and direction therein — nominate  [& | and]&and appoint my much [hon.d | honoured]hon.dhonoured [& | and]&and worthy friends [afores.d | aforesaid]afores.daforesaid viz the Right [hon.ble | Honourable]hon.bleHonourable [W.m | William]W.mWilliam Earl of Dartmouth[pers0153.ocp], [&c | etc.]&cetc.  to be trustees of all [ye | the]yethe Donations [yt | that]ytthat have been made or shall be made ^[above] of any kind or in^of any kind or in any manner of way [wtever | whatever]wteverwhatever  [thro' | through ]thro' through [yr | their]yrtheir hands for [ye | the]yethe use [& | and]&and benefit of [ye | the]yethe [genl | general]genlgeneral design [afores.d | aforesaid]afores.daforesaid [& | and]&and to them [ye | the]yethe [s.d | said]s.dsaid trustees[org0103.ocp] I give [& | and]&and bequeath  [sd | said]sdsaid fund [allready | already]allreadyalready made or any gifts grants or donations to be made as [afores.d | aforesaid]afores.daforesaid to [ym | them]ymthem [& | and]&and to [yr | their]yrtheir  [succeſsors | successors]succeſsorssuccessors to be by them disposed of [& | and]&and improved in [ye | the]yethe best manner only for [ye | the]yethe Uses [aforesd | aforesaid]aforesdaforesaid [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): [yt | that]ytthat][yt | that]ytthat  [& | and]&and to do [wtever | whatever]wteverwhatever [yy | they]yythey shall judge necessary to be done on [yt | that]ytthat side [ye | the]yethe water for [ye | the]yethe safety [welbeing | well-being]welbeingwell-being prosperity, [succeſs | success]succeſssuccess [& | and]&and [increaſe | increase]increaſeincrease  ^[left] of [ye | the]yethe great design in view^of [ye | the]yethe great design in view  under such regulations as shall be hereafter mentioned—^[above] X^X [& | and]&and in case of [ye | the]yethe death or resignation  ^[left] of any^of any of [ye | the]yethe [s.d | said]s.dsaid [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): T]T 9 Gentleman such vacancy be declared [& | and]&and others chosen by [ye | the]yethe majority of [ye | the]yethe  remaining Trustees, to fill up such Vacancy or Vacancies
I do also [illegible][guess (h-dawnd): apppoint]apppointnominate [& | and]&and appoint my son Ralph Wheelock[pers0578.ocp] ^[above] One mentioned on my ^[above] [aforeſd | aforesaid]aforeſdaforesaid^[aforeſd | aforesaid]aforeſdaforesaid will^One mentioned on my ^[above] [aforeſd | aforesaid]aforeſdaforesaid^[aforeſd | aforesaid]aforeſdaforesaid will  to be my [succeſsor | successor]succeſsorsuccessor in [ye | the]yethe immediate care oversight guidance [& | and]&and direction  of this whole Affair, so long [& | and]&and under such limitations [& | and]&and restrictions as shall be here ‐after mentioned in this will — I do also nominate [& | and]&and appoint my faithful [& | and]&and  trusty friends [Col: | Col.]Col:Col. [W.m | William]W.mWilliam Pitkin [Esq.r | Esq.]Esq.rEsq.[pers0429.ocp] of Hartford[place0097.ocp], the [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. Benjamin [Pomroy | Pomeroy]PomroyPomeroy[pers0432.ocp] of Hebron[place0099.ocp]  the [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. James Lockwood[pers0335.ocp] of Wethersfield[place0240.ocp], the [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. W.m ^[above] [Timo | Timothy]TimoTimothy Pitkin[pers0430.ocp]^[Timo | Timothy]TimoTimothy Pitkin[pers0430.ocp] of Farmington[place0074.ocp], the [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev.  [Nath.l | Nathaniel]Nath.lNathaniel Whitaker[pers0037.ocp] DD of Norwich[place0174.ocp], the [Revd | Rev.]RevdRev. [W.m | William]W.mWilliam Patten[pers0408.ocp] of Hartford[place0097.ocp] [& | and]&and my son Ralph  Wheelock[pers0578.ocp] all of the Colony of Connecticut[org0027.ocp] [& | and]&and the [Rev.d | Rev.]Rev.dRev. [Saml | Samuel]SamlSamuel Kirtland[pers0315.ocp]  [Miſs.y | Missionary]Miſs.yMissionary to be Trustees[org0114.ocp] of all the Donations that have been made or shall be  made ^[above] in these colonies American colonies^in these colonies American colonies for the Use support [& | and]&and benefit of [ye | the]yethe general design in view ^[above] the School[org0098.ocp] [& | and]&and [Miſsionaries | missionaries]Miſsionariesmissionaries as [aforeſd | aforesaid]aforeſdaforesaid^the School[org0098.ocp] [& | and]&and [Miſsionaries | missionaries]Miſsionariesmissionaries as [aforeſd | aforesaid]aforeſdaforesaid  [& | and]&and to them [ye | the]yethe [s.d | said]s.dsaid Trustees[org0114.ocp] last mentioned I give [& | and]&and bequeath the Lot of Land  or tenement in this ^[above] [s.d | said]s.dsaid^[s.d | said]s.dsaid Society ^[above] in Lebanon^in Lebanon[org0114.ocp] [aforeſ.d | aforesaid]aforeſ.daforesaid given [oreginally | originally]oreginallyoriginally by [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Joshua Moore[pers0025.ocp] of  Mansfield[place0131.ocp] [& | and]&and since confirmed to me by a deed from his [widdow | widow]widdowwidow  for the Use [& | and]&and support of [sd | said]sdsaid school ^[above] [togather | together]togathertogether^[togather | together]togathertogether [w.th | with]w.thwith [ye | the]yethe subscriptions made by [divers | diverse]diversdiverse  well disposed persons for [ye | the]yethe support [& | and]&and benefit of [ye | the]yethe school, [& | and]&and any [& | and]&and all  other or real or personal estate that has been or shall be given or  any way [convey'd | conveyed]convey'dconveyed or made over to this school[org0098.ocp] ^[above] and [Miſsionaries | missionaries]Miſsionariesmissionaries^and [Miſsionaries | missionaries]Miſsionariesmissionaries or to me for  the Use [& | and]&and benefit of [ye | the]yethe same To them [& | and]&and to their Successors to have  [& | and]&and to hold or alienate [& | and]&and dispose of as [yy | they]yythey shall judge best only for  [ye | the]yethe uses [afores.d | aforesaid]afores.daforesaid — And that they or any five of them [ye | the]yethe  whole being [duely | duly]duelyduly notified (by letters or otherways of [ye | the]yethe Time [& | and]&and place of  meeting) shall have full power to [chuse | choose]chusechoose another Trustee if they shall  think fit [& | and]&and then to to confirm [ye | the]yethe appointment I have made of (my son  Ralph[pers0578.ocp] for) my successor or to [chuse | choose]chusechoose another of their number in his stead —  [& | and]&and that the same so chosen to be my [succeſsor | successor]succeſsorsuccessor be approved by the [R.t | Right]R.tRight [honble | Honourable]honbleHonourable  noble [& | and]&and worthy Gentlemen of [ye | the]yethe Trust in England[org0103.ocp] otherwise that  a new nomination be made by the Teither set of Trustees ['till | 'til]'till'til one be found  in which all may unite [& | and]&and that the one appointed by [ye | the]yethe Trust[org0114.ocp] on this 
si[gap: tear][guess (h-dawnd): de the]de the water shall officiate [till | 'til]till'til that matter be settled [& | and]&and it is my will that  my [succeſsor | successor]succeſsorsuccessor^[inline] s^s be ^[above] [Succeſsively | successively]Succeſsivelysuccessively^[Succeſsively | successively]Succeſsivelysuccessively appointed by will with the Advice of ^[above] [& | and]&and^[& | and]&and or approbation  both of the Trustees here [& | and]&and in England[place0068.ocp] ^[above] forever or^forever or [untill | until]untilluntil a legal incorporation  shall be obtained ^[above] and that he be approved by both [Setts | sets]Settssets of [Truſtees | Trustees]TruſteesTrustees or else [yt | that]ytthat another be by them Chosen as [aforeſaid | aforesaid]aforeſaidaforesaid^and that he be approved by both [Setts | sets]Settssets of [Truſtees | Trustees]TruſteesTrustees or else [yt | that]ytthat another be by them Chosen as [aforeſaid | aforesaid]aforeſaidaforesaid And in case of a vacancy by the death of
[below] My [Succe ‐ſor | succe ssor]Succe ‐ſorsucce ssor or [Succeſsors | successors]Succeſsorssuccessors shall die [with out | without]with outwithout such will that one be [choſen | chosen]choſenchosen by both [ſetts | sets]ſettssets of [Truſtees | Trustees]TruſteesTrustees as [aforeſ.d | aforesaid]aforeſ.daforesaid, [& | and]&and [y.t | that]y.tthat he  Who [ſhall | shall]ſhallshall be appointed by the [Truſtees | Trustees]TruſteesTrustees on this the water[org0114.ocp] officiate [till | 'til]till'til that matter be [ſettled | settled]ſettledsettled as [aforeſ.d | aforesaid]aforeſ.daforesaid [& | and]&and [illegible]in [Caſe | case]Caſecase of a vacancy  by [ye | the]yethe death or
My [Succe ‐ſor | succe ssor]Succe ‐ſorsucce ssor or [Succeſsors | successors]Succeſsorssuccessors shall die [with out | without]with outwithout such will that one be [choſen | chosen]choſenchosen by both [ſetts | sets]ſettssets of [Truſtees | Trustees]TruſteesTrustees as [aforeſ.d | aforesaid]aforeſ.daforesaid, [& | and]&and [y.t | that]y.tthat he  Who [ſhall | shall]ſhallshall be appointed by the [Truſtees | Trustees]TruſteesTrustees on this the water[org0114.ocp] officiate [till | 'til]till'til that matter be [ſettled | settled]ſettledsettled as [aforeſ.d | aforesaid]aforeſ.daforesaid [& | and]&and [illegible]in [Caſe | case]Caſecase of a vacancy  by [ye | the]yethe death or resignation of any of the Trustees that such vacancy or vacancies  bye supplied by others chosen by the major part of the surviving  Trustees —[& | and]&and it shall be [ye | the]yethe duty of [theſe | these]theſethese Trustees to examine [& | and]&and authorize  [Miſsionaries | missionaries]Miſsionariesmissionaries [& | and]&and [school masters | schoolmasters]school mastersschoolmasters [& | and]&and appoint them to their respective  services and [judg | judge]judgjudge of their Skill [& | and]&and Fidelity in performing the Same and accord‐ ingly continue or [diſplace | displace]diſplacedisplace and remove them as they Shall [jidge | judge]jidgejudge fit. and do any  thing for the help and [aſsiſtance | assistance]aſsiſtanceassistance of my [S.d | said]S.dsaid [Succeſsor | successor]Succeſsorsuccessor in the vigorous [Proſecution | prosecution]Proſecutionprosecution of  the [Sd | said]Sdsaid great [Deſign | design]Deſigndesign, ^[inline] and to appoint fix upon and determine [& | and]&and fix upon laws rules and orders for [ye | the]yethe^and to appoint fix upon and determine [& | and]&and fix upon laws rules and orders for [ye | the]yethe  ^[below] Edification Decency, [& | and]&and Good Economy of the Whole affair as they Shall from time to time find [neceſs.y | necessary]neceſs.ynecessary^Edification Decency, [& | and]&and Good Economy of the Whole affair as they Shall from time to time find [neceſs.y | necessary]neceſs.ynecessary
Also that my [Succeſsor | successor]Succeſsorsuccessor keep a faithful and fair [acco.t | account]acco.taccount of all ^[above] [Expences | expenses]Expencesexpenses andfor, [& | and]&and^[Expences | expenses]Expencesexpenses andfor, [& | and]&and [Diſburſments | disbursements]Diſburſmentsdisbursements of  money, in, this whole affair and [tranſmitt | transmit]tranſmitttransmit the Same twice a year, with an [accot | account]accotaccount  of all [Succeſses | successes]Succeſsessuccesses and remarkable [Occurrances | occurrences]Occurrancesoccurrences to the [Truſt | Trust]TruſtTrust in England[org0103.ocp] — and that  they ^[above] he^he Shall do the Same, with [reſpect | respect]reſpectrespect to my New Plan which he or they [truſt | trust]truſttrust[org0114.ocp]  ^[above] here^here Shall think fit to come in[illegible]to, in the [Proſecution | prosecution]Proſecutionprosecution of this [Deſign | design]Deſigndesign, when and  as Soon as there is opportunity for it, and if it may be before he enters  upon the Execution of it, in order for their approbation of [illegible] [ye | the]yethe ^[above] [Truſt | Trust]TruſtTrust in England[org0103.ocp]^[Truſt | Trust]TruſtTrust in England[org0103.ocp] at Home  and the [Accots | accounts]Accotsaccounts being thus kept and [tranſmitted | transmitted]tranſmittedtransmitted, the [Truſt | Trust]TruſtTrust in England[org0103.ocp] [ſhall | shall]ſhallshall  not have right to [proteſt | protest]proteſtprotest any Bills or Draughts made upon their [Treaſurer | treasurer]Treaſurertreasurer  [illegible]to pay any Expenses made before my [Succeſsor | successor]Succeſsorsuccessor Shall have received the Notice  of their [Diſapprobation | disapprobation]Diſapprobationdisapprobation of the [Meaſures | measures]Meaſuresmeasures he is [purſuing | pursuing]purſuingpursuing. The Same I expect  for [my Self | myself]my Selfmyself So long as I do to the [beſt | best]beſtbest of my Ability proceed according  to the foregoing proposals. and I hope in God who has hitherto So [mar =vellouſly | mar velously]mar =vellouſlymar velously [appeard | appeared]appeardappeared to maintain and promote this [Cauſe | cause]Cauſecause hitherto which  is his own that he will yet take care of it and perform the [higheſt | highest]higheſthighest  [wiſhes | wishes]wiſheswishes and Hopes of his Saints concerning it, and particularly that  he will open the Hearts of Such as he has Endowed with Ability  to provide a ^[above] [laſting | lasting]laſtinglasting^[laſting | lasting]laſtinglasting Fund for the Support ^[above] not only of the School[org0098.ocp] but^not only of the School[org0098.ocp] but of the [Preſident | president]Preſidentpresident, ^[above] [Inſtructors | instructors]Inſtructorsinstructors^[Inſtructors | instructors]Inſtructorsinstructors and Trustees other  ^[left] officers [neceſsary | necessary]neceſsarynecessary for^officers [neceſsary | necessary]neceſsarynecessary for of the Same.  Wherefore know [Ye | thee]Yethee that I do by these [preſents | presents]preſentspresents Give Grant Convey and make over  to my much [Hond | honoured]Hondhonoured [& | and]&and Worthy Friends ^[above] before named^before named viz the [R.t | Right]R.tRight [Honle | Honourable]HonleHonourable William Earl of Dartmouth[pers0153.ocp]  [M.r | Mr.]M.rMr. Baron Smythe[pers0505.ocp] [&c | etc.]&cetc. and to their [Succeſsors | successors]Succeſsorssuccessors [Choſen | chosen]Choſenchosen as before mentioned, forever [illegible] [ye | the]yethe Gifts  money already collected which is now in their Hands, and all the Gifts Grants or Donations  of any kind that shall hereafter be made [thro' | through]thro'through their Hands only for the uses [& | and]&and [purpoſes | purposes]purpoſespurposes  [aforeſd | aforesaid]aforeſdaforesaid and in the manner [aforeſ.d | aforesaid]aforeſ.daforesaid and I do by these [preſents | presents]preſentspresents bind and oblige [myſelf | myself]myſelfmyself  that the Plan [aforeſaid | aforesaid]aforeſaidaforesaid Shall remain and be the form and manner of  this School[org0098.ocp], only [reſerving | reserving]reſervingreserving to [my Self | myself]my Selfmyself the Liberty to change my [Succeſ.r | successor]Succeſ.rsuccessor  or to nominate another in Stead of him who is now named in my  Will and also to add two more [Truſtees | Trustees]TruſteesTrustees ^[above] more^more than are now named or  remove either of these and put another or others in Stead thereof if I  Shall think it Expedient.
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To all [pp | people]pppeople to [wm | whom]wmwhom these [Preſents | presents]Preſentspresents Shall come Greeting  Know [Ye | thee]Yethee [y.t | that]y.tthat Whereas I Eleazar Wheelock[pers0036.ocp] of Lebanon[place0122.ocp] in the  County of Windham[place0244.ocp] and [coloney | Colony]coloneyColony of Connecticut[org0027.ocp] in [N. | New]N.New England[place0158.ocp]  ([illegible]) have by my [laſt | last]laſtlast will and [Teſtament | testament]Teſtamenttestament, Dated this [14th | 14th]14th14th  Day of April 1768[1768-04-14]. regulated, [moddled | modeled]moddledmodeled, ordered and [diſposed | disposed]diſposeddisposed of  my Indian Charity School[org0098.ocp] in the manner and form ^[above] and words^and words following  viz. "Item. and Where as I did [&c | etc.]&cetc. [illegible]did[illegible] for many [&c. | etc.]&c.etc.
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People identified in this document:

id Text in document Role in header Authorized Name
pers0037.ocp Doct. r Dr. Whitaker mentioned Whitaker, Nathaniel
pers0030.ocp Sampson Samson Occom mentioned Occom, Samson
pers0153.ocp W.. m William Earl of Dartmouth mentioned Legge, William
pers0505.ocp M. r Mr. Baron Smythe mentioned Smythe, Baron
pers0541.ocp John Thornton mentioned Thornton, John
pers0453.ocp Samuel Roffey mentioned Roffey, Samuel
pers0246.ocp Charles Hardey Hardy mentioned Hardy, Charles
pers0568.ocp Daniel West mentioned West, Daniel
pers0465.ocp Samuel Savage mentioned Savage, Samuel
pers0447.ocp Josiah Robarts mentioned Robarts, Josiah
pers0301.ocp Robart Robert Keen mentioned Keen, Robert
pers0153.ocp W. m William Earl of Dartmouth mentioned Legge, William
pers0578.ocp Ralph Wheelock mentioned Wheelock, Rodulphus
pers0429.ocp Col: Col. W. m William Pitkin Esq. r Esq. mentioned Pitkin, William
pers0432.ocp Benjamin Pomroy Pomeroy mentioned Pomeroy, Benjamin
pers0335.ocp James Lockwood mentioned Lockwood, James
pers0430.ocp Tim o Timothy Pitkin mentioned Pitkin, Timothy
pers0037.ocp Nath. l Nathaniel Whitaker mentioned Whitaker, Nathaniel
pers0408.ocp W. m William Patten mentioned Patten, William
pers0315.ocp Sam l Samuel Kirtland mentioned Kirkland, Samuel
pers0025.ocp Joshua Moore mentioned More, Joshua
pers0578.ocp Ralph mentioned Wheelock, Rodulphus
pers0153.ocp William Earl of Dartmouth mentioned Legge, William
pers0036.ocp Eleazar Wheelock writer Wheelock, Eleazar

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place0070.ocp Europe Europe
place0003.ocp America America
place0090.ocp great Britain Great Britain
place0128.ocp City of London London
place0090.ocp great Britain Great Britain
place0097.ocp Hartford Hartford
place0099.ocp Hebron Hebron
place0240.ocp Wethersfield Wethersfield
place0074.ocp Farmington Farmington
place0174.ocp Norwich Norwich
place0131.ocp Mansfield Mansfield
place0068.ocp England England
place0122.ocp Lebanon Lebanon
place0244.ocp County of Windham Windham County
place0158.ocp N. New England New England

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org0098.ocp a charity school Moor’s Indian Charity School
org0098.ocp this school Moor’s Indian Charity School
org0114.ocp trust Trustees in America
org0103.ocp s.dsaid trustees Trust in England
org0027.ocp Colony of Connecticut Colony of Connecticut
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1768-04-14 14th14th Day of April 1768

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