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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Chiefs at Onaquaga, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1765 December 29

Manuscript Number765679

Date29 December 1765

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AbstractThe Onaquaga chiefs write to tell Wheelock of Joseph Woolley's death.

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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