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Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to George Whitefield, 1761 July 4

Manuscript Number761404

Date4 July 1761



AbstractWheelock writes to Whitefield about first Occom's mission to the Oneidas, and about the difficulties of teaching Indian students. He mentions the idea of appealing to the Earl of Dartmouth for charity.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1761 November 16

Manuscript Number761616

Date16 November 1761



AbstractWheelock reports on the progress of the school and various missions.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Dennys DeBerdt, 1762 December 18

Manuscript Number762668.1

Date18 December 1762



AbstractWheelock discusses, among other things, the states of various missions, and the progress of the Indian Charity School.

Isaac Dakayenensere and Gwedelhes Agwirondongwas (Good Peter), letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1764 November 12

Manuscript Number764612.3

Date12 November 1764



AbstractDakayenensere and Agwirongdongwas write to thank Wheelock for his interest in sending missionaries and assistance with husbandry. Agwirondongwas regrets that he cannot, at present, visit the Charity School.

Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 September 30

Manuscript Number765530.4

Date30 September 1765



AbstractWoolley writes of his progress with his mission, and of his intentions to go to the Tuscarora tribe to teach.

Nathaniel Whitaker, narrative, 1766

Manuscript Number766900.11



AbstractWhitaker gives a brief history of Indian conversion in America and why it has thus far been relatively unsuccessful. Occom’s story is used as an argument for promoting Wheelock’s School and its focus on educating Indians, rather than English, as missionaries. A plan for an expanded school is put forth.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 April 5

Manuscript Number766255

Date5 April 1766



AbstractWheelock writes to update Whitaker -- in England on the fundraising tour of Great Britain -- on the progress of various students and missionaries, and on Whitaker’s family.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1766 May 29

Manuscript Number766329.1

Date29 May 1766



AbstractWhitaker writes that Occom is recovered from his dysentary, and requests an account of all the money received from the London Commissioners. He reports on money already subscribed and on Mr. Penn’s gift, and hints at possible trouble to come from enemies of the design.

A List of the Members of the Indian Charity School at Lebanon, 1765 September 3 to 1767 May 6

Manuscript Number767306.6

Date3 September 1765 to 6 May 1767

AbstractA List of the Members of the Indian Charity School at Lebanon September 3, 1765 to May 6, 1767, and of those employed in the Indian Country.

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