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Eleazar Wheelock, letters, to Andrew Oliver and Gideon Hawley, 1761 June 10

Manuscript Number761360.1

Date10 June 1761

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AbstractWheelock informs Oliver that the Onaquaga chiefs are planning a visit to Boston, and encloses a letter for Gideon Hawley that encourages Hawley to make a visit to Onaquaga, and to oversee Samuel Ashpo as a missionary. He mentions that Occom and David Fowler have set out on their mission to the Six Nations.

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

Manuscript Number761404

Date4 July 1761

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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.

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

Manuscript Number764612.3

Date12 November 1764

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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 February 9

Manuscript Number765159.1

Date9 February 1765

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AbstractWoolley gives an account of his progress at Onaquaga, and writes that Good Peter is ready to bring four boys to the school now that peace among the Nations is settled.

Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 February 9

Manuscript Number765159.2

Date9 February 1765

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AbstractWoolley writes that the two boys who were to come to the school are delayed because of winter snow and the risk of smallpox. He also remarks on the progress of his mission, his admiration for the Tuscaroras, and the wish of the Oneidas at Chenango to have Samuel Ashpo return to them.

Theophilus Chamberlain, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 July 29

Manuscript Number765429.1

Date29 July 1765

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AbstractChamberlain writes from his mission with an account of work among the Indians, occurrences of problem drinking, a funeral, and weddings.

Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 September 17

Manuscript Number765517.2

Date17 September 1765

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AbstractWoolley writes to Wheelock about his health, the school at Onaquaga, and his decision to return to New England.

Isaac Dakayenensere, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 September 29

Manuscript Number765529

Date29 September 1765

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AbstractDakanyenensere extends his gratitude for Wheelock's reply to his letter, and informs Wheelock that he has related its contents to the "great Men".

Isaac Dakayenensere, letter, to the Connecticut Board of Correspondents of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1765 September 30

Manuscript Number765530.5

Date30 September 1765

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AbstractOn behalf of the Oneida and Tuscarora chiefs, Dakayenensere writes to accept the Board's offer to build mills and instruct the Indians in husbandry.

Nathaniel Whitaker, narrative, 1766

Manuscript Number766900.11

Date1766

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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.

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