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Joseph Woolley, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 July 22

Manuscript Number765422

Date22 July 1765

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AbstractWoolley writes that he has been taken very ill, and updates Wheelock on the whereabouts of other charity school students.

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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Isaac Dakayenensere and Adam Waonwanoron, 1765 August 19

Manuscript Number765469

Date19 August 1765

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AbstractWheelock notes that he is pleased to hear the Indians want to build a mill and practice husbandry. He also recommends Jospeh Woolley as a schoolmaster.

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.

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

Manuscript Number765530.4

Date30 September 1765

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

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.

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.

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

Manuscript Number766329.1

Date29 May 1766

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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.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1766 October 13

Manuscript Number766563

Date13 October 1766

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AbstractWheelock writes to Whitaker about the New England Company sending Mr. Mosley as missionary to Onaquaga at the same time as the Windham Association sent Mr. Smith. Wheelock criticizes the NEC and faults them for not supporting Occom in his mission to the Montauks on Long Island.

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