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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.

Levi Frisbie, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1769 December

Manuscript Number769690

DateDecember 1769



AbstractFrisbie requests to be allowed to leave his mission and return to college.

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

Manuscript Number772323

Date23 May 1772



AbstractWheelock writes to Thornton regarding several matters, including Thornton's warnings about Wheelock’s son Ralph, and Thornton's offer to pay Wheelock’s debt. He gives news of Occom and other potential missionaries.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to John Thornton, 1772 July 25

Manuscript Number772425.2

Date25 July 1772



AbstractWheelock writes that he has drawn on Thornton for 50 pounds to discharge Occom’s debts in the hopes that Occom will go on a mission. He relates other news regarding Occom and Mr. Jewett, and notes that building is complete on the mills and a large barn.

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