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Eleazar Wheelock, letter to Johnson, McClure, Avery, Mather, Frisbie, 1767 December 11

Manuscript Number767661.1

Date11 December 1767


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AbstractWheelock writes to his former students, now at Yale College, urging them to study Indian languages to prepare themselves for missionary work.

David Avery, letter, to David McClure, 1768 August 14

Manuscript Number768464.3

Date14 August 1768



AbstractAvery writes a collegial letter, over a few days and in segments, about the people and conditions at his mission. He notes that he will travel to Canajoharie to recruit an interpreter, and then writes from there as well.

David Avery, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1771 June 6

Manuscript Number771356

Date6 June 1771



AbstractAvery writes about his upcoming ordination and possible mission. He relates news of Occom and David Fowler, with brief excerpts of a letter from Fowler.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 September 23

Manuscript Number772523

Date23 September 1772



AbstractWheelock writes to Thornton about his failures with the Six Nations. Six days later, he writes again about improving prospects, as several boys are coming to the School, and Occom’s former haughtiness is softening. He also writes that the charges against his son Ralph are false.