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George Whitefield, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 February 9

Manuscript Number767159.4

Date9 February 1767

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AbstractWhitefield strongly urges Wheelock to detail the school's accounts and send them to the Trust. He also notes his disapproval of the arrangement with Mr. Eells, and discusses other Charity School business.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to Eleazar Wheelock, 1767 February 12

Manuscript Number767162.1

Date12 February 1767

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AbstractWhitaker writes regarding several matters, including the slanders of the New England Company, General Lyman's progress in obtaining land, the necessity of formalizing the Charity School accounts, and the disbursement of a shipment of books. He notes that Whitefield suggests sending Indian baskets to the wives of donors, and that Occom proposes Long Island as a suitable new location for an Indian school.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1767 April 11

Manuscript Number767261.4

Date11 April 1767

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AbstractWheelock writes of Kirkland’s visit and of his progress on his mission among the Oneidas. He also relates news of Whitaker's and Occom’s wives, as well as other business related to the Charity School.

Robert Keen, letter, 1767 April 14

Manuscript Number767264.2

Date14 April 1767

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AbstractKeen writes to Whitaker regarding the funds raised in England. He includes an account of donations and a letter to Occom.

Nathaniel Whitaker, letter, to John Erskine, 1767 June 17

Manuscript Number767367.2

Date17 June 1767

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AbstractWhitaker writes to Erskine about the terms of the Trust and to debunk charges made against Wheelock that he is promoting Presbyterianism.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Robert Keen, 1767 July 27

Manuscript Number767427.2

Date27 July 1767

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AbstractWheelock writes of the desperate situation faced by Samuel Kirkland and the Indians at Oneida. He quotes liberally from Kirkland's letters, and mentions that David Fowler has undertaken a 400-mile journey on foot to secure aid.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to William Johnson, 1767 August 19

Manuscript Number767469.2

Date19 August 1767

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AbstractWheelock writes on behalf of the Narragansett Indians, who are losing their lands, and requests to know whether the reports of missionaries arriving from Europe are true.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to the Trust in England, 1767 October 8

Manuscript Number767558.1

Date8 October 1767

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AbstractWheelock copies an extract from his son Ralph’s journal describing a trip to Oneida Country, and relates the progress of the mission work there.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Robert Keen, 1767 October 16

Manuscript Number767566.2

Date16 October 1767

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AbstractWheelock says he is drawing money from the Trust in England, and urges Keen to relay its reaction to Wheelock's accounts. He writes about Brainerd's mission to Muskingum, Kirkland's mission to the Oneidas, Phineas Dodge and Joseph Johnson's schools in Oneida, and an "extraordinary and preternatural" occurrence, which he does not disclose.

Eleazar Wheelock, letter, to Nathaniel Whitaker, 1767 November 28

Manuscript Number767628.1

Date28 November 1767

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AbstractWheelock writes of the serious trouble caused by Whitaker’s dealings with Nathaniel Eells. He also posits that Ralph Wheelock’s ability to manage Indians would make him his father's best successor.

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