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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samuel Savage, 1765 June 12

Manuscript Number765362.1

Date1765 June 12

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AbstractWheelock writes to thank Savage for his gift of £20, and to tell him about his and Occom's travels to collect donations for the School.

Robert Keen, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 August 20

Manuscript Number766470.1

Date20 August 1766

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AbstractKeen writes a lengthy letter to Wheelock about the progress of the fundraising tour in England, and the management of the funds collected.

Samuel Savage, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1768 March 5

Manuscript Number768205

Date5 March 1768

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AbstractSavage writes to Wheelock applauding his work and Whitaker’s efforts, hoping Occom will not be spoiled by the attention, distrusting the trustees’ management of the funds, and notifying him of a chest of books he has sent for use at the Indian Schools.

Eleazar Wheelock, draft of will, 1768 April 14

Manuscript Number768264

Date14 April 1768

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AbstractA draft of Wheelock’s will.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to the Trust in England, 20 June 1771

Manuscript Number771370.1

Date20 June 1771

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AbstractWheelock writes to enumerate his reasons for obtaining an incorporation for his seminary. He also writes that the Society in Scotland will not reply to his letters regarding the funds in their hands; and that Occom, about whom Wheelock has heard rumours of drunkenness, has not replied to recent offers of missionary work.

The Trust in England, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 May 1

Manuscript Number772301

Date1 May 1772

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AbstractThe Trustees acknowledge their approval of the progress of the great design, the college, and the reconciliation with Kirkland. They remind Wheelock to keep the accounts for the college and the charity school separate, and note that they have granted Occom 50 pounds a year.

John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 May 12

Manuscript Number772312.1

Date12 May 1772

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AbstractThornton sends a copy of a letter from the Trustees in England to Occom (dated May 5, 1772), granting him 50 pounds, then 25 pounds a year to Christianize Indians. Thornton also exhorts Wheelock to be more charitable in his judgment towards Kirkland and Occom, both of whom he admires.

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