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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.

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

Manuscript Number761616

Date16 November 1761

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

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to, Samson Occom, 1764 August 25

Manuscript Number764475.3

Date25 August 1764

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AbstractCopy of a letter in which Wheelock encloses the commission from Scotland for Occom's mission to the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), and advises him to find a donor to supply him with money.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Samson Occom, 1764 August 25

Manuscript Number764475.4

Date25 August 1764

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AbstractWheelock writes to Occom enclosing the commission from Scotland for his mission to the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), and advises him to find a donor to supply him with money.

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.

David Fowler, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 May 29

Manuscript Number765329.2

Date29 May 1765

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AbstractFowler reports on the progress of the mission at Oneida. He writes that Joseph Woolley was appointed schoolmaster at Onaquaga, and expresses concern for Mr. Kirtland.

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.

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.

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

Manuscript Number766255

Date5 April 1766

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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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1767 September 2

Manuscript Number767502.1

Date2 September 1767

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AbstractWheelock writes that he is attempting to get a copy of the letter sent to England by the New England Company, and updates Whitkater on the progress of various missions.

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