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Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 March 7

Manuscript Number766207.1

Date7 March 1766

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AbstractWhitaker, in London, writes that he has received letters from Wheelock, and that Wheelock should take care with regard to where he sends letters and what he writes, so that the Society in Scotland does not appropriate the money Whitaker, along with Occom, hopes to raise. Occom is shortly to be inoculated for small pox.

Samson Occom, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 May 30

Manuscript Number766330

Date30 May 1766

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AbstractOccom urgently requests that Wheelock send a report on his accounts with the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America, and Capt. Shaw of New London, so that he may have assistance in refuting false statements made against him.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 February 12

Manuscript Number767162.1

Date12 February 1767

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AbstractWhitaker writes regarding several matters, including the slanders of the New England Company, General Lyman's progress in obtaining land, the necessity of formalizing the Charity School accounts, and the disbursement of a shipment of books. He notes that Whitefield suggests sending Indian baskets to the wives of donors, and that Occom proposes Long Island as a suitable new location for an Indian school.

Eleazar Wheelock, draft of will, 1768 April 14

Manuscript Number768264

Date14 April 1768

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AbstractA draft of Wheelock’s will.

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

Manuscript Number768275.2

Date25 April 1768

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AbstractHalsey 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.

John Thornton, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1772 February 28

Manuscript Number772178

Date28 February 1772

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AbstractThornton writes a lengthy letter mentioning the conflict with Kirkland, doubt that the Trust in England will confirm Wheelock's charter, and rumors that the college is to come under Episcopal management. He believes that Wheelock is too trusting of Ralph Wheelock, and that Occom has been unfairly treated.

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